Round One started September 14th, 2020. Roster is full. Round Two will begin the week of February 1, 2021.
Contact Dan if you are interested in receiving an Application for Round Two.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The one common trait of the participants is that they are all leaders who are serious about evolving and are open to learning new ideas. In other words, they are all coachable. They all want to make a greater impact in their work.
The range of people in terms of titles and industries can be tremendous. They can be decision-makers in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They can work for Fortune 100 companies, large nonprofits, medium-sized organizations, and small organizations. They can range greatly in age and experience. There are no labels of gender, race, title, industry, or any other label required to be in the program. Participants can come from all over the world.
The only common trait is that they are all serious-minded leaders who want to dive into a shared learning experience to make a greater impact in their work and are willing to put in the effort to get there.
In this program, serious-minded means taking our work and our impact seriously, but not taking ourselves too seriously. A sense of humor, especially about ourselves, is a very important part of leadership.
WHAT WILL WE COVER?
This program will cover the topics of Personal Effectiveness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Leadership.
This will include:
Session 1: Understand, Accept, and Apply Yourself, Part One
Your Purpose, Idea Processor, Temperament, and Decision-Making Approach
Session 2: Understand, Accept, and Apply Yourself, Part Two
Your Character Strengths, Passions, Talents, Values, and Morals
Session 3: Tools for Personal Effectiveness, Part One
Mine Your Past, Goal Setting, Visualization, and Self-Image
Session 4: Tools for Personal Effectiveness, Part Two
Personal Initiative, Self-Reliance, Focus & Sacrifice, Self-Discipline, Problem Solving, Continuous Improvement, and Journaling
Session 5: Communication
Effective and Ineffective Communication Approaches, Clarity, Understanding, Total Listening, Empathy, Keys to Successful Working Relationships, Parameters of Appropriateness, and Intersection of an Idea
Session 6: Leadership, Part One
Define Leadership, Why lead, Identify Leaders in Your Life, The Four Critical Leadership Questions, Eight Ways to Influence People, Influence a Specific Individual, and Address the Three Great Leadership Challenges
Session 7: Leadership, Part Two
Clarify the Quest, Talk about Big Dreams and Small Details, Reinvigorate Yourself Regularly, Effective Quotes, Influence People to Stay on the Path, Balance the Opposites, and Synthesize Ideas
Session 8: Implement and Deal with Change
Change from Negative Emotions to Positive Emotions, Change Behaviors that Cause Unnecessary Conflicts, Decide When a Change is Needed, and Communicate a Change
Session 9: Build teamwork
Define Teamwork, Clarify the Quest, Sustain Emotional Safety, Maintain Urgency in the Absence of Emergency, Shared Risk, Trust, Open-Mindedness, Respect, Caring, Examples of The Total Team Concept, and Improve Team Meetings
Session 10: Review through Action
Your Five Best Qualities, Deliver Two Handwritten Letters, Write Down Three Lessons You Learned this Week, Be Empathetic with Two People, Make a Gratitude List, Be Self-Disciplined this Week, Dream Big, Focus Small, and Meet Situations as They Arise
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This is a six-month Group Coaching Program. There are a maximum of 20 people per group in the program at a time, and we will meet in small groups of at most seven people in each session. We rotate who is in the small groups so by the end of the six months you will have spent time with most, if not all, of the other members in your whole group.
The members will participate from their homes, offices, or on the road. All the sessions will be done through Videoconferencing. No one will have to travel for any of the sessions.
There will be a total of ten two-hour small group sessions in the program for each participant. Dan Coughlin will guide each of these small group discussions. We will meet approximately every two weeks for six months.
Before each small group session, you will receive a pre-work assignment. Each pre-work assignment will include 4-5 Thinking Exercises for you to complete before the small group discussion. Each pre-work assignment will also include one or two book recommendations, and usually will be narrowed down to a specific chapter or two. These are suggestions on how to dig deeper into that session’s topics, but they are not required reading.
The first hour of each two-hour session will be focused on discussing your answers to the pre-work assignment. The second hour will be an opportunity for each person in the group to ask a question. After each question we will gather responses from the other members of the group. In this way the program combines learning practical content and having timely discussions.
There are only three behavior guidelines for the small group discussions: respectfulness, open-mindedness, and caring.
Respectfulness meaning that each person really listens to the other people and doesn’t interrupt or check his or her email or text messages.
Open-mindedness means you are open to the possibility that other people have good ideas and you are willing to consider them, and you are open to the possibility that you have good ideas and you are willing to share them.
Caring means that you care about the success of the other people in the group. The Total Team Concept says that each person in the group will benefit greatly if every person does his or her best to help every other person.
In addition to the ten small group sessions, each participant will have two one-on-one coaching sessions with Dan Coughlin. You will also have email access to Dan during the six months. You can reach out to him with questions on work situations or whatever you want to ask him about. He responds to all emails within 24 hours, and usually within a few hours.
YOUR EXPECTED TIME COMMITMENT
You are looking at approximately six hours a month for 6 months.
You will have two two-hour small group sessions each month for a total of ten small group sessions. The prework for each small group session will take 45 minutes to an hour. And you will have two one-hour individual sessions with Dan Coughlin. If you are not willing to attend the two-hour small group discussions and do the prework before each of those meetings, then this is not the right program for you. This is for people who are willing to sustain serious effort for a six-month period to improve as leaders and to help other people improve as leaders.
DAN COUGHLIN BIO
Since 1998, Dan Coughlin has provided over 4,000 one-on-one Executive Coaching sessions for over 250 executives, Group Coaching Programs for clients in over 25 companies, and more than 500 presentations on leadership, teamwork, and management with clients at McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Marriott, American Cancer Society, RE/MAX, GSD&M Idea City, Toyota, Traffix, Shell, Cisco, and more than 200 other large and medium-sized for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He is the co-author of the book, The Any Person Mindset: Be Accountable to the Difference You Can Make.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Payment Method: Fair Fee Approach
There is no entry fee for this program. At the end of the six months each participant will determine what he or she thinks is a fair fee for the program. The fair fee is based on the value the person felt he or she received from the program and based on how much the person or his or her organization decides can reasonably be paid for the program. The fee should not exceed the value he or she felt was received or the amount that he or she has decided is reasonable for him or her or the organization to pay. It is completely up to each participant to decide at the end of the program what he or she will pay for this Leadership Development Group Coaching Program for Leaders who Seriously want to Evolve.
Leap of Faith is Required
This payment approach requires a leap of faith:
- Faith that a program that charges in this way will be very valuable for you.
- Faith that the other people in the group who have committed to seriously evolving as leaders will take this program as seriously as you.
- Faith at the end of the program that you will be comfortable paying whatever you think is the fair amount for you to pay.
BRIEF HISTORY AND INSIGHTS FROM DAN COUGHLIN
To learn a bit more about this program, please click here.
If you are interested in being one of the 20 members in this Leadership Development Group Coaching Program for Leaders who Seriously want to Evolve, contact Dan Coughlin at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 314/614-8622
If you don’t hear back from Dan in response to your email within 48 hours, it only means that he has not seen your email. It may have been lost in cyberspace. You are welcome to text or call him at 314/614-8622.
He will send you an application for you to fill out. He will then set up a one-on-one conversation with you over Zoom to determine if this program is a good fit for where you are at right now. This course is for people who are really serious about putting in the time and effort to evolve as leaders and make an even greater impact in their work.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2021
WHEN DOES IT START?
THE WEEK WE BEGIN!!
We will begin the second round of this Leadership Development Group Coaching Program for Leaders who Seriously want to Evolve the week of February 1, 2021. It will end the week of August 9, 2021.