Maxims and Personal Mantra
10 coaching maxims from Tom Crane
1. The best coaches have a deep passion to help others succeed.
2. The coaching process is a deeply reflective process.
3. You succeeded when you let go of past behavior that's been self-defeating.
4. If you can't see your world differently; you'll struggle seeing results.
5. Coaching is like a bicycle – Challenge with one pedal and support with the other. The key is balance.
6. You gain confidence when you recognize build on your strengths.
7. Words have energy.
8. The team will change as fast as the leader change.
9. People will do things for their reasons, not yours.
10. Be present and guide the conversation.
Insight: Coaching is a journey. It's a continual process of peeling the onion.
Idea: There is a direct correlation between the openness and trust within a team and it's productivity.
Impact: Full engagement by everyone within an organization.
Best Advice: "Stop talking about it and write the book, Tom…" It's in the doing!
How do I maintain my edge: Focus on changing cultures.
Tom is an international consultant, facilitator, author, and speaker who specializes in assisting leaders in creating high-performance through the development of coaching cultures. He works with all levels of leaders and their teams to embrace coaching as a primary method of communication designed to enhance both individual and team effectiveness at achieving performance objectives. He now travels internationally and works through Strategic Partners in Chile, Canada, Jamaica, Asia, Australia and Europe. He just received an honor from CoachinGurus.com. Tom’s passion (and book, The Heart of Coaching) is focused on changing a leader's mindset from "the BOSS OF people" to the mindset of "the COACH FOR people." The premise of the book is that a performance-based, "feedback-rich" coaching culture will more effectively support an organization's business strategy, and lead to higher and more sustainable levels of performance.