Friday, July 05, 2019

Reminder: PlanDoTrack FAcilitator Training Starts on Tuesday July 9th (24 CCEs)

I am super-excited to be kicking off the Inaugural Facilitator Training for my 2019 book, PlanDoTrack.

Geared for those coaches who work with virtual entrepreneurs, remote teams and virtual leaders, this training will equip you with knowledge and resources to support and coach these clients around productivity issues.

The training program has now been approved for 24 hours of Continuing Coach Education by the ICF (19 hours of core competencies, and 5 hours of resource development).
The live virtual training sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 - 12 noon Eastern/New York via zoom on July 9, 10, 23, 24, 30 and 31.

Are your clients looking to plan for the fall? You bet they are!

What would it be like to have a book you could provide for them to refer to throughout the year, and incorporate into your already powerful processes as a coach?

This July I’ll be working with a select group of coaches who will be taking PlanDoTrack out into the world with their clients via coaching sessions, retreats, webinars and workshops.

As a PDT facilitator:

You’ll be able to coach using the dozens of productivity, and self-development tools included in the workbook;

You’ll get a deeper dive into the 28 different planning tools included in the book

You’ll have access to a library of resources to support conversations around personal development, productivity and business issues

You’ll have access to a community of others through our own Private Mighty Network

I've held a couple of calls in the last few weeks to introduce the training including:
The Introductory PDT Facilitator Training call
A Frequently Asked Questions call

Training starts Tuesday July 9th at 2 pm ET and you’ll wrap up by July 31st

Get all the detailshere or if you are ready to go sign  up and reserve your spot

I hope that you will join us - it's going to be a great month of conversations and learning! Plus 24 hours of CCES.

Best wishes,

Jennifer Britton, CPCC, PCC – Potentials Realized 
Leadership | Teamwork | Business Success
Author of Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), Coaching Business Builder Workbook and Planner (2018) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013)
Follow along with the #90DaysPlanDoTrack series over at Instagram @CoachingBizBuilder 
Join the conversation at the Conversation Sparker Zone - our online community where you can explore virtual and team issues, coaching, productivity and business development)

Join us for an upcoming ICF CCE approved program - Group Coaching Essentials (starts Monday July 8th - 8.75 CCEs), Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (starts Monday July 8: 10 CCEs) or the Certified Facilitator Program for PlanDoTrack and the Coaching Business Builder starting this coming week.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Expanding Your Group and Team Coaching Toolkit - Annotation (15)

Expanding Your Group and Team Coaching Toolkit - Annotation
In this week’s post we are zooming into the topic of annotation. In my mind this is an essential tool to shift the conversation from a training environment to one of coaching. There are many different ways we can incorporate annotation including what I shared in the 2018 newsletter on 8 Ways to Jazz up your next virtual call. You can read that at :

For individual group members, it is likely that annotation can be useful in helping the group see the differences and common ground

Many virtual group coaches are now using annotation as a check in space, having the group notice for themselves what themes are emerging, Rather than going around the room verbally and hearing from everyone in a check in around what they want to focus on, you can also invite group members to turn to annotation and share the theme or question they want to explore. This then allows for a creative way of prioritizing and identifying where you are going to focus.

As a team, we can use annotation to create real time. You might consider asking the team questions like:

Draw your vision for the team – individually (on the slide) or Together, create your vision using this slide (coach steps back to let them do this)

Annotate the metaphor that comes to mind

Share on the screen “What you are known for” OR “the 3 adjectives that describe your team culture” or “what’s not being said”.

Your questioning can be as “risky” or “curious” as needed.

Six questions:

1.       What do you want the team or group to see more visually by using annotation?

2.       What’s your vision? Draw your vision for your work. (can be used for a group or team coaching focus - As a team, create your vision using the whiteboard. As a group, have people individually grab a piece of the screen to draw it out).

3.       What do you bring that’s unique to the group? Share with us the logo you are bringing to the group.

4.       Share the three words you’d use to describe ____ (team culture, work-life, your current priorities etc)

5.       Use the whiteboard to share what you want coaching around today. Use this and have people notice the connections

6.       What’s not present?

For resources on this topic check out

My 2017 book – Effective Virtual Conversations (444 pages) – pick up a copy at Amazon (almost all of the 13 chapters of the book have relevance to this topic, including part 3 which is geared to supporting virtual team development)
Check out the EVC Calls I host on a monthly basis. They can be found at my YouTube channel.