You know what needs to be done and have the technical skills and experience needed. However, sometimes trying to communicate and influence others is exasperating, exhausting and takes too much energy.
You are not alone, leaders and project managers find that connecting with others, creating agreements and alignment to be the hardest part of their role. The cost of not effectively communicating and influencing is misalignment, low productivity and poor results. The environments we create are important. In the face of stress, judgment and negativity, people divert energy to merely surviving rather than being creative and innovative. Results and effective outcomes suffer.
You can learn to create open-minded environments for dialogue, shared understanding and cohesive actions.
Who is the program for?
This program is for leaders who want to create more positive and productive relationships with stakeholders with different perspectives. You will be equipped to influence others to collectively achieve goals and positive outcomes efficiently.
Benefits of Group Coaching
- You benefit from a supportive group of peers and build valuable connections.
- You receive feedback and both support and challenge.
- You learn valuable tips and skills as they are needed to create real impact.
- You experience a sense of accountability and can readily see your progress on goals.
- You get to observe others and learn from their experiences.
- Your commitment to the process inspires learning and action taking. Research shows that many of us develop positive habits when we make commitments and are supported by others.
- The process is flexible to meet the needs of participants.
How is the program designed?
This program incorporates individual and group coaching and skill-based training with peer support.
You will be a part of a group of colleagues who are in similar roles who will meet virtually twice a month for 90 minutes for three months. Participants will set goals and learn together. We will focus on how to build effective relationships and how best to influence. The focus will be on increasing awareness and taking action for results. Participants will offer challenge and support to one another and will learn from each other.
In addition to the group coaching, each participant will have several individual coaching sessions with a professional coach who has worked with organizations world-wide and has a wealth of experience. The first coaching session will be to clarify your situation and agreement on goals. There will be a midpoint or a closing evaluation session during the 3-month experience.
This process is aimed at identifying real time solutions and interventions to support achievement of goals. Participants report making significant progress on their projects and experiencing deep connection and rewarding fun with peers
After the program, you will be better able to:
- Lead through influence and formal authority
- Increase connection, collaboration, engagement and innovation
- Address conflicts and find common ground
- Demonstrate emotional and social intelligence
- Address resistance to change and create a healthy and productive environment
- Prepare and practice conversations that improve your interactions and influence others
- Increase results and improve team performance
Areas of Focus
The areas addressed will depend on the individual group members and the needs of the group. After the needs analysis, we will identify what is most important and provide support around these issues.
Possible topics include:
- Effective communication
- Clarity around processes
- Alignment among stakeholders
- Collaboration with internal and external partners
Participants will learn aspects of the OASIS Conversation process to incorporate an open mindset and create positive and productive environments. Different skills will be reviewed and practiced each session. In addition, participants will practice the skills in the workplace and report back to the group the impact and related reflections. Using real cases with a group of committed peers is a valuable and effective way to test ideas and practice skills.
- Six live virtual sessions with peers (bi-monthly)
- Experienced coach/facilitator (see bio below)
- Practical focus with 2 individual coaching sessions to clarify specific goals and actions
- Peer support (provide support and challenge to participants and share experiences)
- Reinforcement (receive support materials to be used in interactions and support habit formation)
Facilitator/Executive Coach: Dr. Ann Van Eron
Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC is founder of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development consulting firm with over 30 years experience coaching leaders and working with teams and organizations all over the world. Ann supports people in having open-minded conversations for unparalleled results using her tested OASIS Moves® process. She creates team and organization environments of respect and dialogue that facilitate achieving goals.
Clients include Fortune 100 companies, government and nongovernmental organizations and privately held organizations. Ann is the author of OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential. She is certified as a Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.
“We can be taught to be emotionally smarter. Ann provides clear instruction for her proven method. She taught me about vulnerability and openness. Her course and book will make this path available for others.”
Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D.
President, Adler University
“Ann Van Eron helped my team achieve a higher level of performance through her coaching on the OASIS model. Her methods are based on leading edge science and are easy to understand and practice. Developing the skills will help anyone become a better listener, establish better relationships, and achieve superior results.”
Colleen Moynihan, SVP
Quality and Continuous Improvement, Oshkosh Corporation
“As a result of Ann’s ability to connect authentically, I have had the courage to try on new ideas and behaviors with more confidence. Ann’s straightforward yet empathetic approach helped me make huge progress in all areas of my life. I always look forward to working with her again and would highly recommend her services as a coach and organizational consultant.”
Lynn G. Adams, M.Ed.
Principal, Adams & Associates
“Whether one aspires simply to be more socially intelligent or a more effective change leader—or both—following Ann’s advice and suggestions will lead the way for such a worthy journey and set of goals.”
W. Warner Burke, Ph.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University
“Do you want a simple process to be the most effective leader you can be, creating results you want? Ann Van Eron will show you how with her powerfully proven, time-tested OASIS Conversation method.”
President, Author, Speaker, Spectrum Solutions
“The Group Coaching experience was amazing. I made huge progress on my project and experienced a community of support. It was magical.”
Manager and participant of group coaching
“The OASIS method has been a safe haven for me in an uncertain world. …OASIS provides me a mental framework to stay open and agile, to be creative amidst change.”
Human Resources Director, Global Learning and Development
“Ann is by far the best coach and facilitator that I have experienced in 25 years and I have worked with many!”
Ford Motor Company
“Ann is a masterful facilitator. We got more done together than we ever have.”
Executive Leadership Team Member
Fortune 50 Company
The next group will start in February.
Let us know of your interest.