Meeting Archive:
February Town Call: Coaching: What it is, what it is not, & why every LGBT leader can benefit from working with a Coach!

Meeting Description:

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12 pm Pacific Time
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern

More often than ever before, you’re probably hearing about coaching. But maybe you assumed it is only available or useful for just the leaders at the highest levels of the organization? Think again!

Coaching is increasingly popular at all levels of the corporate world as a proven tool that can help you transform your own leadership capabilities and propel your career to new heights, wherever you are on your career path. Many employers now pay for coaching to help employees at many levels as part of leader development plans. Coaching is convenient, often done by phone, online video conferencing, or face to face.  Coaching can be individual, one-on-one, or in small groups. (Coaching rocks!)
So what exactly is coaching?  Also, how can coaching be materially different or especially useful for a professional who identifies as LGBT?  And, if the idea of working with a coach intrigues you, what are next steps? This Town Call will focus on these questions and more. Three professional executive coaches who identify as lesbian or gay will reprise some of the high points of their well-attended workshops at the 2011 Summit in Dallas.

On the Town Call, you will learn about:

  • What coaching is (and is not!)
  • How coaching differs from mentoring, counseling, therapy, or training
  • What to expect during a typical coaching session
  • What coaching focus is best for you? (e.g. executive, leadership, life, or highly specialized)
  • How coaching may especially benefit LGBT folks with career enhancement
  • How to find your perfect coach (hint: you may want a coach who is also LGBT!)

Want more? This spring, a three-session Out & Equal University webinar about coaching is scheduled, expanding on all the above and more, plus optional coaching packages at special O&EU rates! 

Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Pat Baillie
 Presenter Information
Terry H. Hildebrandt, MA, MA, PCC - Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant
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Lyne Desormeaux, Psy.D. - Desormeaux Leadership Consulting
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