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Coaching With a Capital C

Coaching With a Capital C

By Coach.Collaborative
We're creating a new type of Coaching conversation. For Coaches, by Coaches, with Coaching at the core. Join us, the change makers, Coaching with a Capital C.

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Navigating Cross Functional Work Environments as a Coach
In this episode we pick up on the conversation with Traci and Rachel and double click into what its like to be in a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary team. We speak about the challenges that come as a part of being the only Coach in the room, and also the fact that we are in the room is a signal of progress for growing respect for our work. We speak about using our Coach training to build relationships and navigate cross-functional work, and what it’s like to build a team of Coaches and a rich Coaching culture. Lastly we speak about what makes us unique contributor to these multidisciplinary settings, and how being in community with each other holds us in charting that path Want to join our Coach Collaborative Community? Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com) Visit our website, Follow us on Instagram, Follow us on LinkedIn.
26:00
November 11, 2021
Relationship Building in the Coaching Field
In today's conversation we have Jess and Lulu back to share about their parallel transitions out of tech and into Coaching. They share about how meeting each other in their training program, having shared identities, and being in a similar transition helped them to connect, and how they have become each other’s Coach twins. We speak about how Coaches are a self-selecting bunch, and what it is like to meet others who are passionate about this work. We speak about the experience of training and how being a part of each other’s growth plays a role in developing deep relationships that support each other’s personal and professional growth. Want to know more about our guests? Jess is a former data analyst and now coaches exclusively with pLink Leadership. She is also the founder of Daily Work Journal, a journal product designed for working professionals. You can learn more about her at www.coachjessyen.com Instagram: @jess.yen, @dailyworkjournal Lulu spent the first decade of her career in technology as a marketing and product management leader, where she most recently led the search team at pinterest. you can learn more about her work as a holistic leadership coach and group facilitator at www.lulucheng.com Newsletter: lulu.substack.com Instagram: @lulucheng21 Twitter: @lulu_cheng Want to join our Coach Collaborative Community? Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com) Visit our website, Follow us on Instagram, Follow us on LinkedIn.
23:18
October 27, 2021
Charting A Career Path as a Coach in an Evolving Field
In this week’s episode we speak about charting a career path as a Coach the field as it has been booming. Joining in the conversation today is Rachel, a Coach who has ridden the wave of the growth of the field and her career simultaneously. We speak about how none of us saw this time on the horizon when we entered the space, and how it has felt to navigate a path that hasn’t been charted before. Acknowledging the lack of career paths to model, and the nature of working in places that are using Coaching in new and innovative ways, we speak about the challenges, overwhelm and sometimes fear that comes alongside the passion and belief in our work and our approach. This is the first of a two part conversation, so don’t worry, more of the conversation with Rachel coming next week. Want to join our Coach Collaborative Community? Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com) Visit our website, Follow us on Instagram, Follow us on LinkedIn.
25:48
October 22, 2021
Coaching & Culturally Responsive Care
How does designing a strong culturally-responsive coaching alliance support both coach and client through dynamic conversations about identity? How does coach self-management and self-disclosure intersect with Culturally-Responsive Care, and what are the risks of excluding such key aspects of the work? How might coaching be an act of social change? Listen in as we invite three diverse voices from Lyra Health’s Mental Health Coaching Program to engage in this important discussion, and explore answers to these timely questions. Whether you’ve been practicing Culturally-Responsive Care for years, or are just beginning to understand the concepts, this discussion is for you. This episode features Lyra Coach Ambassador Andrea Rogers, Coach Program Supervisor Briana Bellamy, and Coach Learning & Development Lead Lindsay Leopold. All three are experienced mental health coaches with Lyra Health, a comprehensive mental health care provider. Learn more about Culturally-Responsive Care and Lyra’s Mental Health Coaching Program by connecting with Lindsay Leopold, Briana Bellamy, and Andrea Rogers on LinkedIn.
37:33
October 13, 2021
What is Culturally Responsive Care?
What is Culturally-Responsive Care, and why should it matter to coaches? What do terms like “intersectional identities” and “power analysis” have to do with the coaching relationship?  How can coaches skillfully support marginalized clients experiencing the impacts of systemic oppression? Listen in as we invite three diverse voices from Lyra Health’s Mental Health Coaching Program to engage in this important discussion, and explore answers to these timely questions. Whether you’ve been practicing Culturally-Responsive Care for years, or are just beginning to understand the concepts—this discussion is for you. This episode features Lyra Coach Ambassador Andrea Rogers, Coach Program Supervisor Briana Bellamy, and Coach Learning & Development Lead Lindsay Leopold. All three are experienced mental health coaches with Lyra Health, a comprehensive mental health care provider. Learn more about Culturally-Responsive Care and Lyra’s Mental Health Coaching Program by connecting with Lindsay Leopold, Briana Bellamy, and Andrea Rogers on LinkedIn.
31:54
October 04, 2021
Coaching niches, instagram and facilitating authentic outcomes
Welcome to episode 2 of the second season of the Coaching with a Capital C Podcast! As we promised, we are back with more voices, more perspectives, and more topics. Today Jess and Lulu are sharing more about their transition into coaching full time from tech. We speak about what it means to work for yourself, and how to create your own business in the instagram influencer world. We speak about the pressure to name a niche, and how clients are used to be sold programs and results, and how the commodification of Coaching has cheapened the Coaching process. And we discuss what it is like to make your business your own, incorporating your full self into it, and how that doesn’t mean you are selling people on one way to be. Want to know more about our guests? Jess is a former data analyst and now coaches exclusively with pLink Leadership. She is also the founder of Daily Work Journal, a journal product designed for working professionals. You can learn more about her at www.coachjessyen.com Instagram: @jess.yen, @dailyworkjournal Lulu spent the first decade of her career in technology as a marketing and product management leader, where she most recently led the search team at pinterest. you can learn more about her work as a holistic leadership coach and group facilitator at www.lulucheng.com Newsletter: lulu.substack.com Instagram: @lulucheng21 Twitter: @lulu_cheng Want to join our Coach Collaborative Community? Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com) Visit our website, Follow us on Instagram, Follow us on LinkedIn.
30:52
October 01, 2021
Group Coaching in Primary Care
Welcome to season 2 of the Coaching with a Capital C Podcast! As we promised, we are back with more voices, more perspectives, and more topics! In today's conversation we have the addition of two new voices, Kareen and Annie, who lead us in a conversation about group coaching, and what it has been like to work predominately in that format in a primary care setting. Kareen and Annie lead groups across a variety of mental and physical health and well-being concerns, and were at the forefront of launching this type of Coaching format in a nation-wide primary care setting. In this conversation they speak about what it is like to facilitate this work, how a community based intervention supports the overall proliferation of well-being, and what they glean from each and every group they facilitate. Want to join our Coach Collaborative Community? Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com) Visit our website, Follow us on Instagram, Follow us on LinkedIn.
51:28
September 23, 2021
Showing up Authentically in Community
In today's conversation we speak about what it means to show up authentically in our Coach Community. We speak about authenticity, permission to be on dim, and checking Coach stereotypes and the need to perform at the door. We speak about how we are building these virtual spaces as ones that welcome all versions of what it means to participate, and how we are grateful for those in the larger co-creative process we are facilitating.   We know that Coaching is a demanding job, emotional labor is real, and that giving so much to our clients and others in our lives is tiring. We know it is often normalized to defer our deny out own needs, and that sometimes we can be temped to feel like we need to always be "on" to fit the perceived personas that tend to be paired with our job titles. So, incase any of that had been holding you back form joining so far, we invite you to join and come as you are,  give what you want to, and receive in kind. Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com) *This is the last episode of the first season of our podcast. We will be back soon with more voices added in the mix, more perspectives, and more awesome conversations. In the meantime, visit our website, follow us on Instagram, follow us on LinkedIn. 
23:14
June 09, 2021
Creating Space for the Coach Community
This week is the first of a two part conversation about what motivated us to create the skeleton for the Coach Collaborative. We speak about how that has been growing over each of our careers and especially in this last year and the impact of the experience of Coaching during Covid.  We speak about some of the needs we are seeing in the larger community, what is causing the deep levels of thirst, and how we hope to provide respite through the virtual watering holes we have gotten started with, including this podcast and our all Coach Slack Channel.  Part 2: Coming next week! Enjoy this conversation? We invite you to connect with and join in! The community is growing :)  Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
19:26
June 02, 2021
Navigating the Current State of the Coaching Field
In this week's episode we explore some of the current growing pains being experienced in the Coaching field.  There is no doubt that the field has ballooned in the last ten years, and this has both come from and contributed to many businesses and intervention designs that have a narrow focus on outcomes and relegate Coaches to high volume work. While this recipe has impacted those who work in the health and well-being arena more than others, the impact of how the value of the Coach is seen is something that impacts all.  As more and more people pursue Coaching as a profession, we encourage critical thinking about the scope of Coaching jobs, and the environments in which they happen so we can build sustainable career paths for Coaches, and promote the growth of the field with a more accurate view of the value we bring to the table. Enjoy this conversation? We invite you to connect with and join in! Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
19:25
May 27, 2021
Mental Gymnastics
Have you ever thought about what is going on in your mind when you are Coaching someone?  How all of the training, theories, models, practice, feedback, research, evidence, experience, intuition, data, the specific client you are working with and their journey computes in your mind and folds in to the Coaching process? It's a big question, and a hard one to wrap one's mind around. And, the complexity, nuance and sophistication of those inner workings are often not understood or respected by others, which is one of the factors that contributes to people thinking that what we do isn't hard.  In today's episode we hold some space for exploring this idea through the mental gymnastics metaphor, and use a few client examples to illustrate the way this amplifies richness, authentic personalization, intrinsic motivation and sustainability in the change they are pursuing. Enjoy this conversation? We invite you to connect with and let us and join in! Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
22:09
May 19, 2021
Outcomes, Coaching Process & Designing Change
In this week's conversation, we dip our toes in and explore the role of outcomes, the Coaching process, designing for and understanding change. There is so much that can be said on this topic, and we know it is an important one to discuss as how these come together is very timely with the continued growth of the field.  In this episode we speak to the distinction between designing outcomes based on the Coaching process vs designing the coaching process based on outcomes. We know these are two different things from a Coaching vs coaching perspective, and that the level of understanding of the nuance of the Coaching work (or lack there of) has a big impact on what is understood to be a valuable offering for clients.  Intrigued by this conversation? We invite you to connect with and let us and join in the conversation! Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
20:45
May 13, 2021
Finding Your Coaching Voice: Part 2
In part two of this conversation, Lorene, Traci and Megan continue to explore and discuss the path towards finding and embodying an authentic Coaching voice. We share what we have learned that has helped us to find and grow into our own, as well as how we have guided and invited newer Coaches that we have trained to do the same. Synthesizing and summarizing the takeaways, wet end the conversation by generating ideas that can be used to find and strengthen your own Coaching voice. We invite you to connect with and let us and join in the conversation! Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our All Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
42:17
May 04, 2021
Finding Your Coaching Voice: Part 1
What is a Coaching voice and how do you find it? In this episode, and first part of this conversation, our hosts discuss common misconceptions of what is a part of a Coaching voice, and how they discovered and came to embody their own.  Through exploring the pros and cons of beginning their Coaching careers working in a call center environment, the pros of high volume work, and early adoption of a growth mindset, Lorene, Megan and Traci give voice to the role of confidence, curiosity, trust and modeling to support the integration of the core competencies and skills into an authentic, aligned and ethical owning of the role, the conversation, and the work with clients. (Part two coming next week!) We invite you to connect with and let us and join in the conversation!  Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our all Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
43:51
May 03, 2021
Introducing Coaching with a Capital C
In the inaugural episode of our podcast, we introduce the Coach Collaborative and our effort to build a community where Coaches can grow, learn and expand. By sharing and expanding on our “why’s” for opening up this new format of a Coaching Conversation and share our perspectives on the difference between coaching (lower case c) and Coaching (with a capital C). Join our hosts in opening up the conversation, and hearing about this distinction by three thought leaders who have been experiencing and witnessing the boom of the Coaching field from within over the last decade, the good, the less good, the growth and the misperceptions that we are all engaging with in being a Coach at this time. We invite you to connect with and let us and join in the conversation! Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Follow us on LinkedIn Email us to join the our all Coach Slack Channel (coach.collaborative@gmail.com)
49:35
April 10, 2021