Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia's Posts (38)

Hello 3CP Alums and Friends of the Program!

I trust you are enjoying the summer. It is that time of year where we are working to secure "volunteer clients" of the next conduct of the Advanced Coaching Intensive segment of the program. Those of you who are alums know how important this is to the overall experience. We leverage our various channels @ Columbia University, yet we like to ask you to reach out to your network of working professionals who might be both willing to spend an afternoon, and would benefit from an afternoon of free, professional coaching.

NOTE: Columbia Program Alums should not serve as volunteer clients, doing so creates unevenness in the process. Those of you have are interested to our program might consider volunteerting, it a good way to have a direct experience with the learning climate. Below is a rather detailed invitation that you can used to craft a message specifically for your network, it is important to include the "Google Doc" information.

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This is an invitation to participate in "An Afternoon of Executive and Organizational Coaching," on Thursday, July 25, 2019! The coaching sessions will take place between 1:00 to 5:00 PM (no later than 5:30 PM); with an optional lunch from 12:00 to 12:50 PM. The Advanced Coach Intensive (ACI), is part of a 1-year professional coaching development program. As part of the certification process, each candidate completes an oral exam by coaching a "client" we provide for 30 minutes, on a topic of the client's choice. The exam is observed by two examiners (1 member of our instructional team and 1 external examiner with the ICF).

Serving as a client is an excellent way to learn more about the program, by: (1) being coached by some of our candidates; (2) interacting between sessions with other participants and the program's faculty director; and (3) meeting our program faculty. Continue to read more below for additional information and spread the word to working professionals you know in the Metro New York City area who might enjoy and benefit from an afternoon of coaching.

NOTE: each client will have 2 to 3 half hour coaching sessions (by different program candidates).

To get started, simply use the link below that will take you (or any referrals) to a "Google Form" that will ask for the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Cell/Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Lunch (yes/no) - NOTE: clients are welcome to join us for lunch on the day of the event from 12:00 to 12:50 PM yet, we need to make a reservation
  • Ride (yes/no) - the event takes place at the Tarrytowne House Estates and Conference Center, about 30 minutes North of Columbia's campus; as a result, if needed, we arrange round trip transportation from TC
  • Referral Source - we ask that people briefly indicate how they learned about the opportunity to be a client (e.g., AEGIS, Your First and Last Name if you refer potential clients, Columbia Coaching Learning Association website; etc.)
  • Google Docs Link: https://forms.gle/TmhBaZoYNPFHyM186

Once this information is complete (i.e., expressing interests in serving as a client), I will contact each client directly with additional information about the event. NOTE: if interested being a client on the afternoon of July 25, 2019, please complete the form by next Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time U.S.

Ideal Client Profile:

  • At least 3-5 years of full-time professional work experience;
  • Willing to be coached on a topic that is current and important to them related to their current work, current project, and/or an exploration of their future career;
  • The coaching is done in English; and
  • Supervisory/managerial experience a plus, yet not required.

Again, the date for this afternoon of coaching is Thursday July 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (no later than 5:30 PM); lunch is between 12:00 and 12:50 PM; and transportation will leave TC @ 11:15 AM for those joining us for lunch; and 12:15 for those planning to attend the event @ 1:00 PM, who need transportation to be provided.

Thanks for you consideration, this is a great way to learn more about the program and meet our wonderful candidates from around the world! To learn more about the program and the upcoming events, see the additional information provided below.

Regards,

Maltbia

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About the Program

Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program is a year-long development experience designed for mid-career professionals and beyond. To date, since the Fall of 2007 we have completed 21 Cohorts of the 1-year program, with over 598 graduates from over 50 countries around the world, including the United States, and counting. As a graduate certificate program, all certification candidates have a B.A./B.S., roughly 50% (depending on the cohort) have M.A./M.S. degrees, and about 1/3 have Doctorate Degrees from a variety of disciplines; most are, or have been, at the Director Level or above in their organizations, and hail from a number of sectors ranging from corporate, education, healthcare and government.

Curriculum

Our year-long curriculum for the program has a scholar-practitioner orientation currently grounded in what we call 3-coach foundations: (1) guiding principles (or mindset of highly effective coach); (2) competencies (or core coach capability); and (3) process (a 3-phased approach informed by the science of human performance, i.e., context, content, and conduct)—the program also draws on research and theory from the diverse academic disciplines of adult learning, adult development, psychology/organization behavior, and management science). We are currently under going a program redesign process that will place neurosciences @ the core.

Our graduates focus on a specific form of coaching, Executive (i.e., managers/leaders) and Organizational (i.e., work/career context) Coaching, in contrast to life coaching—as a result, we ask our volunteer clients to bring work and/or career related topics to the coaching sessions (more about this later).

 

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ACI Cohort XXI (February 2019)!

During the week of February 24 - March 1, 2019, we welcomed 32 candidates back to the Tarrytown House Estates and Conference Center for a week of Learning, Community and Growth! This marked the program's 600+ milestone of participants completing the 3rd stage of the 1-year Columbia Coaching Certification Program!

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ACI Cohort 20b (December 2018)!

 

We were excited to offered an addtional session of ACI December 2 - 7, 2018 for those from Cohort 20, who had met all of the pre-ACI requirement, yet because we reached our capped would not attend ACI in February due to our design cap of 34 candidates - this allowed us to accommondate those from prior cohorts who wanted to complete the certfication process as well. This was the program's first time being in Tarrytown during the winter holiday season, the property looked amazing!

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Join us on Thursday June 7, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Eastern Time U.S. for an evening exploring the connections between neuroscience and coaching, featuring yours truly, Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia, Associate Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, Columbia Coaching Program.

Thanks to sponsorship by Global Insights (NBI Certification) and AIIR Consulting, we will be offering this event in both: (1) face-to-face and (2) live streaming for our community members outside of the metro-NYC areas. Use this link for more information (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neurosciencewhy-it-matters-in-executive-coaching-tickets-44526820920).

You can download a flyer for the event via the "Member Blogs" section on the CCLA site.

CCLA and ICF NYC Present Dr. Maltbia June 7th.pdf

Look to see many of you there!

Regards,

Maltbia

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Special Offerring for Columbia Coaching Learning Association Members

Part of CCLA's mission is the provide our members access to a range of professional development opportunities. One way we realizse this aim is to partner with various assessment firms to offer certifications to expand one's tool kit and range of services, at a discount.

We are excited to partner with Hogan once again to offer their Level 1, Level 2, and/or combination, @ Teachers College, on the campus of Columbia University, in New York City, USA. Level 1 will take place on March 13 - 14, 2018; and Level 2 on March 15th. See the links below to learn more about about the Hogan Certification and the range of options. Be sure to use the "code" included in the flyers to receive the Columbia Discount. Hogan is a market-leader in the personality assessment space.

Download Level 1 Certification Flyer:

HACW_L1_Columbia_Online_18.pdf

Download Level 2 Certification Flyer: 

HACW_L2_Columbia_Online_18.pdf

Download Combination Certification Flyer:

HACW_Columbia_Bundle_Online_18.pdf

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NOTE: visit conference website for updates:

http://columbiacoachingconference.org/

We are excited to provide information about the next Global Gathering of Coach Scholars and Practitioners | Save-the-Dates: October 17 - 19, 2018 | Columbia University Campus | City of New York, U.S.A. Our Conference Theme for 2018 is "Systemic Coaching: Whole-Person | Whole Organization Engagement," which is intended to expand the exploration from our 2014 and 2016 events.

Check out short promotional clip: https://vimeo.com/244137627

NOTE: After viewing the short 2018 conference promotion, you can view sample keynotes, and a few concurrent sessions from our 2016 event!

Check-out 3 pages for useful information about the 2018 conference:

  1. Call-for-Proposals - 2018 Conference (download "guidelines" document and more);
  2. Submit Proposals Here (guidelines for submissions with link)
  3. Call-for-Volunteers - Learn about to Get Involved in Making the 2018 Event a Successs

Call-to-Action

We encourage you to consider submitting a proposal, a significant amount of time during the conference focuses on "peer learning" via concurrent sessions. Use the link below to access the "call-for-proposals" page and download the document with detailed guidelines:

http://cclacolumbia.org/call-for-proposals-2018/call-for-proposals-2018-conference

Stay Turned For

  • Guidelines for actually submitting proposals once complete
  • Various Volunteer Opportunities and Pre-Conference Events

Regards,

Maltbia

 

 

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Last week I had the pleasure of Co-Directing the "Leveraging Neuroscience to Power Organizational and Individual Performance," a program delivered by The Columbia Business School's Executive Education Division. This was our 5th conduct of the program since the launch over 2 years ago in 2016!

The timing was perfect as this week, I'll be laser-focused on materials development to leverage insights that emerged from the Columbia Coaching Certification Program 2.0 Redesign Team. Specifically, while listening to "expert" presentations from Columbia University Professors, I was able to make connecting to professional coaching related to:

  • Emotional Health via Professor Ochsner's excellent talk;
  • Brain-Based Stress Management Strategies during Professor Akinda's practical session;
  • Connecting the influence of fixed and growth mindsets to coaching as Professor Grant-Halvorson's amazing session;
  • Linking values and coaching as Dr. Yoshie Tomozumi shared insights from recent research; and
  • Hearing Professor Higgins outline two core motivational systems that drive performance: (1) Prevention and Promotion | (2) Locomotion and Assessment.

I'm fortunate to work in a place where knowledge generation and ongoing learning is part of Columbia University's DNA.

Maltbia

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CALLING ALL COACH TRAINERS, EDUCATORS AND/OR PROFESSIONAL COACHES!

PURPOSE:

Calling in Power & Culture: Revolutionizing Coach Education is a provocative, two-day Summit focusing on the dynamics of power, privilege, rank and culture. We seek to create deeply equitable coach development programs, enabling everyone to show up whole: students, clients, faculty and staff. This action-oriented Summit is designed to challenge assumptions within individuals, relationships, institutions and the systems that inform them.

I've been working with an amazing group of seasoned professional coaches and coach educators to create an event focused on the exploration of the intersection of power, privilege, rank, and culture in the context of coach education and the work of professional coaches - an area that is NOT explicitly attended to by various professional coaching associations (e.g.,, ICF, IAC, WABC, etc.), yet in today's world increasingly characterized by diversity and globalization, this is a MAJOR omission.

A requirement for successfully completing Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program is conducting a coach-specific research project. Across our 18 cohorts, there are been many focused on various aspects of coaching across cultures, diversity, cultural competence, global leadership, and inclusion - demonstrating both the high level of interests and importance of this topic. The summit will be a great opportunity to connect with others who share your passion. The summit is a space for calling to question and challenge our own deeply held assumptions, beliefs, and related biases that can get in the way of creating and sustaining climates of equity in coach education and culturally sensitive professional coaching engagements.

The Summit is planned for September 16 - 17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada! I'm going! Are you? Use the link below for registration details - act soon to be a part of this exciting event:

https://callinginpowerandculture.eventbrite.com

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Hello,

33 candidates successfully completed the ACI segment of The Columbia Coaching Certification Program July 23 - 28, 2017! Now for the fun work of posting all required certification documents during the 60 day posting period.

Members of Cohort can use this space to share resources and observations, raise questions, and generally stay in community with one and other.

Regards,

Maltbia

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Greetings,

This is an invitation to participant in an upcoming “Afternoon of Executive and Organizational Coaching” as part of the Advanced Coach Intensive (ACI) segment of Columbia University’s coaching program. In reading the member profiles, we noticed a number of the "friends of the program," have expressed in the program. Serving as a client is an excellent way to learn more about the program, by: (1) being coached by some of our candidates; (2) interacting between sessions with other participants and the program's director; and (3) meeting some of our program faculty. Continue to read more below for additional information.

Alumni, faculty, and examiners associated with the Columbia Coaching Program, you know how important it is to have clients for the oral exam process during our Advanced Coach Intensive (ACI), so please read the invitation below and spread the word to working professionals you know in the Metro New York City area who might enjoy and benefit from an afternoon of coaching.

To get started, simply use the link below that will take you (or any referrals) to a "Google Form" that will ask for the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Cell/Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Lunch (yes/no) - NOTE: clients are welcome to join us for lunch on the day of the event from 12:00 to 12:50 PM yet, we need to make a reservation
  • Ride (yes/no) - the event takes place at the Tarrytown House Estates and Conference Center, about 30 minutes North of Columbia's campus; as a result, if needed, we arrange round trip transportation from TC
  • Referral Source - we ask that people briefly indicate how they learned about the opportunity to be a client (e.g., AEGIS, Your First and Last Name if you refer potential clients, Columbia Coaching Learning Association website; etc.)
  • Google Docs Link: https://goo.gl/forms/ysB67kToTImZl3Qr2

Once this information is complete (i.e., expressing interests in serving as a client), I will contact each client directly with additional information about the event. NOTE: if interested being a client on July 27th, please complete the form by no later than Thursday July 13th.

Ideal Client Profile:

  • At least 3-5 years of full-time professional work experience;
  • Willing to be coached on a topic that is current and important to them related to their current work, current project, and/or an exploration of their future career;
  • The coaching is done in English; and
  • Supervisory/managerial experience a plus, yet not required.

Again, the dates of the events are: (1) Thursday July 27th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (no later than 5:30 PM); lunch is between 12:00 and 12:50 PM; and transportation will leave TC @ 11:15 AM for those joining us for lunch; and 12:15 for those planning to attend the event @ 1:00 PM, who need transportation to be provided.

Thanks for you consideration, this is a great way to learn more about the program and meet our wonderful candidates from around the world! To learn more about the program and the upcoming events, see the additional information provided below.

Regards,

Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia

Associate Professor of Practice, Adult Learning and Leadership Program

Faculty Director, Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Department of Organization and Leadership

Teachers College, Columbia University

212-678-8405 * Maltbia@tc.columbia.edu

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About the Program

Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program is a year-long development experience designed for mid-career professionals and beyond. To date, since the Fall of 2007 we have completed 17 Cohorts of the 1-year program, with over 420 graduates from over 50 countries around the world, including the United States, and counting. As a graduate certificate program, all certification candidates have a B.A./B.S., roughly 50% (depending on the cohort) have M.A./M.S. degrees, and about 1/3 have Doctorate Degrees from a variety of disciplines; most are, or have been, at the Director Level or above in their organizations, and hail from a number of sectors ranging from corporate, education, healthcare and government.

Curriculum

Our year-long curriculum for the program has a scholar-practitioner orientation currently grounded in what we call 3-coach foundations: (1) guiding principles (or mindset of highly effective coach); (2) competencies (or core coach capability); and (3) process (a 3-phased approach informed by the science of human performance, i.e., context, content, and conduct)—the program also draws on research and theory from the diverse academic disciplines of adult learning, adult development, psychology/organization behavior, and management science). We are currently under going a program redesign process that will place neurosciences @ the core. Our graduates focus on a specific form of coaching, Executive (i.e., managers/leaders) and Organizational (i.e., work/career context) Coaching, in contrast to life coaching—as a result, we ask our volunteer clients to bring work and/or career related topics to the coaching sessions (more about this later).

 

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In mid-January the faculty and staff had the opportunity to work with our smallest ACI cohort to date, yet given the importance of framing, we saw this as an opportunity to make an intimate with the nine participants while deepening our own development of facilitators of adult learning. Having conducted 16 cohorts ranging from 12 (Cohort 2) to a recent average of over 30 to a max of 34, it was a real gift to have the space to go deeper with these nine candidates in exploring points of integration among the 3 foundations (i.e., guiding principles, competencies, and process) that make up the Columbia approach to Executive and Organizational Coaching!

I invite the members of this small, yet mighty cohort to use this discussion thread to share observations, learning, photos, and/or video clips from the week, and importantly, tools and resources you discover and/or create as you continue to refine your instrument!

Regards,

Maltbia

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Congrats to yet another cohort of Columbia University's 1 year coach certification program, which concluded on Friday March 3, 2017.

It was a great week of discovery, learning, growth, and community with 33 candidates, a faculty team of 10 strong (at various times during the week), and a committed team of external examiners.

I encourage members of the cohort to share: (1) photos and (2) memories from the week via this discussion thread.

Regards,

Maltbia

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As we start the 45 day count down prior to launching the 2nd International Columbia Coaching Conference, October 19-21, 2016 | this discussion series will feature this year's keynote presenters! Amy Abel, PhD is Managing Director of Human Capital at The Conference Board, will share insights from 10 years of executive coaching research. What great way to frame an exploration of the Future Coaching, by "Looking Back to Go Forward: 10 Years of Executive Coaching Research." I see attached bio and session description. Stay turned for more updates...

Plan to join us to shape the future of Coaching! The 2016 Biannual International Columbia Coaching Conference will bring together a community of scholar-practitioner coaches, researchers, graduate students and others who operate in the boarder spaces of strategic talent development. The 3-day event will take place on the campus of Columbia University located in New York City, USA. 

To learn about the conference schedule, venue, speakers, and sponsors, or to register, please clink here: http://columbiacoachingconference.org

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Hello CCLA Members,

During the recent annual Columbia Coaching Learning Association Annual & 4th Quarter Boar of Directors Meeting, we identified strategic priorities for the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year (CCLA Board President Sharon Dauk, CCCP - Cohort 2, will provide more details shortly). One of the priorities is to design, develop and implement a "Coach Referral" service where we partner with organizational clients to promote coaching opportunities. We are piloting this idea with a few corporate clients as we speak.

A part of this initiative is to provide a platform for alums of the Columbia Coaching Program to share coaching opportunities with each other. Until we have a more formal coach referral process, with explicit tools, resources and guidelines, we encourage alums to share leads via this discussion thread. Our experience suggest that providing a clear set of requirements enhancing the quality of responses from the Columbia Coaching Community to help to facilitate effective coach-client matching.

Below are two links, of sample "Client Coaching Opportunities" communications posted on the CCLA professional social networking site:

http://cclacolumbia.org/blog-post/coaching-opportunity-for-graduates-of-columbia-coaching-program-t

http://cclacolumbia.org/blog-post/time-sensitive-coaching-opportunity-for-graduates-of-columbia-coa

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NOTE: click on the "title" - which is a hot link for view the content of this entire blog...

Hello,

Below is an inquiry that is ONLY open to alums of the Columbia Coaching Program (i.e., Front-end, Practicum, and ACI), Program Faculty, and our External Examiner Team - please read ASAP as the information is time sensitive!

Context

A priority of CCLA (Columbia Coaching Learning Association) is to devise a process to take advantage of the numerous inquires I receive as Director, Columbia Coaching Program, to source capable professional coaches, and otherwise engage in a host of custom talent development solutions for organizations. I'm working with Sharon Dauk, CCLA's President to pilot procedures as strategic opportunities are presented, until we can formalize a process to take it to scale. One such opportunity was presented last week, while I was away @ ACI.

Content

A corporate client with a major presence in the consumer goods industry is interested in partnering, with an experienced, external executive coach, in support of a year-long leadership development program (see attached "External Coaching Brief" for more detail). The corporate client contacted us as a source to identify potential professional coaches who meet their requirements. The client organization is located in New York City, and given the nature of the assignment (first time working with an external partner - the coach role had been employed internally for prior cohorts), they are seeking an external coach located in the Metro New York City Area. 

Conduct: Call-to-Action

After reading the attached "External Coaching Brief," if you are a graduate of the entire Columbia Coaching Program, Faculty, and/or External Examiner, and would like to be considered for this opportunity please do the following by NO LATER than Friday August 5, 2016 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time US:

  • Clearly Read the "External Coaching Brief;"
  • Create a "1-Page" Professional Coach Bio (NOTE: use the template we've attached here, please follow the instructions closely, including font style, size, etc. DO NOT exceed the 1-page limit, and include a professional photo - we will NOT forward any bios to the client that DO NOT explicitly adhere to the bio guidelines - branding - see a sample of Sharon's Bio, as a model of the finish product); and
  • Using "Coach Profile" located on the back of the "External Coaching Brief" - please include a short email with a 1-sentence description per bullet point, of how your background outline with the  requirements outlined on the back page of the brief, then email your 1-page bio to: Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia (Maltbia@tc.columbia.edu) and Sharon Dauk (sharon@sharondauk.com), again, by no later than Friday, August 5, 2016 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time U.S.

Sharon and I are NOT making the final decision, yet we have agreed to screen all applicants from the Columbia network for the organizational clients to ensure that all candidate we send to them, meet the organization's baseline standards. We will quickly review any inquiries we receive in order to send the client a "short list" of potential candidates. At that point, the client will reach out to you directly with details for completing the application process. While, we do not know the exact compensation for this assignment, having worked with this organization in the past, I can tell you, it will be competitive, not to mention the potential for future work!

These are the type of opportunities CCLA, working in partnership with the Columbia Coaching Program is interested in sharing with our growing alumni base. Once we have a process in place, we'll intentional expand our reach to other locations around the world, yet to start, we are being intentionally strategic and working with organizations where we already have strong relationships.

Regards,

Maltbia and Dauk

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Select the "hot links" below to access the three documents referred above.

Leadership%20External%20Coaching%20Brief_TEM_SD.pdf

CCLA_Coaching_Services_Bio_Template.doc

CCLA%20Coaching%20Services%20Bio_Sharon%20Dauk.pdf

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Hello,

Yours truly and Susanne Mueller (a Columbia Coaching Program Grad from Cohort I) are featured in the current issue of Choice, the magazine of professional coaching. The theme of the issue is "Helping Leaders SHINE: How coaches bring out the best in leaders and their teams" - Volume 14, Number 1. To learn more about this issue, use the link below:

www.choice.online.com

I've provided a teaser of the lead article in the series I wrote entitled, "Perspectives on Leadership," designed to provide a short primer of the various ways the work of leadership has been conceived and researched in the academic literature. I've included a PDF of the article below: 

choice_V14N1_issue-feature-Terrence-Maltbia.pdf

Call-to-Action

I would love to hear from you regarding the following:

  • General impressions of the article (any take-aways)?
  • What leadership theories, models, or frameworks do you use in your coaching?
  • What are resources (e.g., books, articles, etc.) have you found useful in understanding leadership and coaching?
  • What leadership trends are you noticing that could have an impact on the work of executive coaching?

I will invite Susanne to post her article as part of this discussion thread and join the conversation!

Regards,

Maltbia

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The Columbia Coaching Learning Association (CCLA) and association with the Columbia Coaching Program (CCP) partners with various assessment providers to host assessment certifications for our members @ a discount. I had the pleasure of hosting the Birkman Method Certification on the campus of Columbia University last Thursday and Friday - March 17-18, 2016! Birkman is one of the top 3 comprehensive personality assessments on the market.

While I personally completed Birkman Certification back in 2011, and since then have conducted nearly 100 client debriefs, it was great to be with an intimate group of Columbia Coaching Program Candidates and 1 Member of our Core Instructor Team to have the opportunity deepen my knowledge of the tool (and related updates) with Sharon Birkman Fink herself (the firm's CEO), along with her Training Director.

What Birkman Measures

The Birkman Method offers a comprehensive measure of personality that offers a wide range of report formats (and supporting tools), all results from 1 self-questionnaire. Specifically, the assessment measures the following elements:

  • 11 (soon to be 9) components of personality that is summarized in what they call a "Life Style Grid" providing a visual view of personality preferences along two continuum of: (1) direct to indirect communication and (2) task (objective) and people (subjective) focus;
  • Interests: a personality perspective focus on what individuals want to do, (i.e., the typical interests pattern reflective of the type of results one's seeks and the kinds of activities that generate the most satisfaction for a person) - in short, this measure can provide individuals with useful vocational and avocational preferences;
  • Usual Behavior - provides a summary of one's typical/external behavioral patterns for both tasks effectiveness and relational patterns;
  • Underlying Needs - this is view of one's internal perceptions and expectations for how tasks and relationships should be governed, while these factors are related to motivation, thus action, they are much more difficult to identify; and
  • Stress Behavior - while interests, usual behavior, and underlying needs all combine to provide a profile one's "best self," conversely, this element profiles ineffective behavioral styles when needs go unmet (or potential derailers).

Practical Applications

Kurt Lewin's, now famous equation: B = f (P) x (E), that is, behavior in organizations is a function of the person and the environment, provides evidence of the value and potential applications growing out of the Birkman assessment for coaches and other helping professionals; in short, assessment results trigger important insights and conversations about the activities and situations that provide high levels of satisfaction, as well as, situations that cause stress and dissatisfaction - both critical inputs to operating effectively in organizations. These insights can help individuals (and organizations) make decisions related to: (1) preferred occupational fit (based on 22 job families, 200+ job titles (linked to O*Net); (2) management style (i.e., approach to managing tasks and people); and (3) work environment (i.e., the work environment that brings the best support and fit).

Personality and Executive Coaching

The two-days spent in the most recent Birkman Method Training highlighted important connections between the role of understanding personality preferences of our client's and effective coaching. In terms of self-as-instrument, it is equally important of coaches to understand how their personality will have a direct influence on how they approach the work of executive and organizational coaching, regardless of core competencies promoted by various professional coach association. Specifically, during the workshop, I began to see connections between personality and select core coaching competencies (i.e., coaching presence and relating). It also occurs to me that personalty influences a coach's approach to core competencies of testing assumptions and reframing (both related to what ICF call's creating awareness). As a result of these insights, I plan to attend to personality more explicitly in the redesign of Columbia's Coaching Program (an initiative that will begin in April).     ]

Call-to-Action

Having provided a summary of my personal reflections from the Birkman Certification Workshop, I invite the others who attended this learning experience to share their reflections as part of this discussion blog - including connections each make their their own coaching practice, in terms of potential connections to personality with: (1) guiding principles (the mindset/stance of the coach); (2) core coaching competencies (implications of "self-as-instrument"); and (3) coaching process (i.e., implications for navigating the map of coaching engagements). 

Regards,

Maltbia

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Columbia Coaching Program Director, and others, featured in recent "marketplace" radio show on NPR. Use the link below to access a recording and read the short article (segment was written and hosted by Ashley Miline-Tyte):

http://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/25/world/business-coaching-business-booming

Post you reactions, comments and questions to the piece as part of this discussion blog.

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