Using new coaching skills at work can be pretty daunting. Thinking up questions "in the moment" can put you under extra pressure, and when you're already stretching into a new way of talking to your team that can feel stressful. You want to use your new coaching conversation skills, but you don't have time to create questions to support you. What if you had a collection of ideas for questions to ask in some of the most common conversations at work? Conversations like these: 1. Creating performance objectives2. Coaching under performance3. Creating career goals4. Debriefing a project5. Identifying motivators6. Creating better work-life balance7. Coaching over or under-utilization8. Encouraging involvement9. Exploring talents10. Coaching for retirement11. Coaching a workplace returner12. Presentation skills coaching13. Coaching a sensitive personal issue14. Coaching to embed learning15. Coaching to explore sales outcomes16. Growing HR Business Partner skills17. Growing a Coaching Culture18. Backwards Coaching19. Event Planning20. Solution focused coaching questions This book contains over 500 coaching style questions to help you grow your confidence in conversations that drive accountability and results. Use it as a guide to design your own conversations, or use it to help your team reflect on what they might like to talk to you about, or you can even use it as a companion for delivering training programs that teach coaching. Here's what readers have said: "A vital guide to coaching conversations at work to deliver great business results" Graham Alexander, founder of the Alexander Corporation, originator of the GROW model and author of SuperCoaching and Tales from the Top. "A brisk, no nonsense style eBook which will be truly helpful to people who want to coach their team", Alison Hardingham - International Best Selling author of eight books, and Director of Business Psychology at Yellow Dog Consulting UK. 'Easily the best collection of coaching questions I've ever come across. As a professional coach whose clientele consists primarily of managers and executives, I know that I will be using many of the pages of this wonderful little book many, many times.' Pierre Gauthier Certified Integral Coach (TM), Canada Inside this book, you will find a toolkit for building your coaching confidence, along with ideas of how to use a coaching approach to support your team into a more positive and engaging culture.
BACKGROUND Kathryn Jackson is a Christchurch based coach with over 20 years of corporate HR, L&D and coaching experience, as of 2017. Her employment in corporate UK included Andersen's, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland...where she was responsible for many fundamentals of People Management; designing, delivering and leading initiatives including performance management, succession planning and employee engagement. Kathryn's business careerbalance Ltd has been providing Executive and Leadership Coaching, Career and Outplacement services to NZ businesses for over 10yrs. Clients in the last few years have included CERA, Ernst & Young, CDHB, Noel Leeming Group and for the last four years, SCIRT. She specialises in supporting professionals and leaders who want to build resilience, achieve career success and strive for excellence. QUALIFICATIONS & PUBLICATIONS With a commitment to quality, Kathryn has a first class honours degree specializing in HR - with a subsequent post graduate exploration of Motivation at Work. She trained with the Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring in 2005 and since moving to New Zealand has completed additional training as a Career Coach, DISC and NLP accreditation and most recently an understanding of the Psychology of Goals. In 2017, she completed a six-month European Individual Accreditation with the EMCC and was awarded Senior Practitioner. Accepted as a Fellow with the CIPD in 2015 it is her continued commitment to CPD that resulted in her decision to research and publish a book about surviving redundancy (a unique journey using a coaching style of writing). This was followed by the book you have just read; aimed at managers who are learning to coach and who want to understand how workplace conversations might sound when they use their new coaching skills. She has just completed a book about building resilience at work, scheduled for publication in 2017/18 by Routledge. OUTSIDE WORK Committed to supporting others in a variety of ways, Kathryn has taken part in numerous sporting events to raise money for charity and was actively involved in establishing (and now coaching with) the KEA coaching trust providing coaching to NGO's in New Zealand. She enjoys life in rural North Canterbury with her family, where she relishes time spent in the saddle of her beloved horses.