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Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
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Conversations Matter

Wed,Apr 08,2020 @ 05:08 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Often in our business, especially before our current crisis, we would hear comments from leaders like “I just don't have time to coach”, or “I’m too busy.” I've always thought this was just a smokescreen for the real reasons of not coaching. The real reason is that leaders typically don't know what to do or what to say,. So let's think about today’s situation. If there was ever a time when..

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Coaching to Comfortability with Unpredictability

Tue,Apr 07,2020 @ 04:11 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

Challenge / Performance Area:

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Why Leaders Need to Coach Especially Now!

Tue,Apr 07,2020 @ 06:00 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Leaders need to coach as at its most fundamental level it reveals one big reason why! Coaching if done before the pandemic crisis would facilitate a manager's relationship and trust with his or her employees. On the other hand, if the manager is not coaching and fell victim to the typical excuse of not having time to coach this person be at a distinct disadvantage. A manager who does not coach..

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Coaching Drives Relationships

Mon,Apr 06,2020 @ 07:58 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations and we hope it helps.

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Group Coaching Is Going Virtual

Mon,Apr 06,2020 @ 07:18 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

 

The following is a coaching man from one of our books The Coaching Conversation Series. A coaching map depicts the step by step process down to the exact question, activity, and learning project manager can use to facilitate coaching specific to a particular topic. I hope this helps:

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120 Second Task Creates Great Conversations

Mon,Apr 06,2020 @ 07:06 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Often when we are coaching people we lose sight of our core objective. Recently I had a conversation with a manager who wanted a person to go back to their old ways of being a positive teammate and possessing a great attitude. I asked the manager how many times he had met with this employee on this topic and he said only once up to this point. I asked what was your overall objective and he said..

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3 Companies Doing GREAT Things During This Crisis

Sun,Apr 05,2020 @ 04:59 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

This podcast teaches specific reasons and case studies that illustrate the value of coaching and why it will allow you to do one of three things coming out of this current crisis: Podcast Link: click here

This podcast teaches specific reasons and case studies that illustrate the value of coaching and why it will allow you to do one of three things coming out of this current crisis:

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Having Uncomfortable Conversations ... Now

Sat,Apr 04,2020 @ 09:17 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Having uncomfortable conversations has never been more difficult. Due to the recent pandemic crisis it's really quite ironic that people seem to be a little bit more thoughtful and nicer yet it gives you perspective as to why would a crisis bring people closer together? It forces people to gain perspective and with that being said it also forces us to have conversations that are tough.One of the..

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Mastering Conversational Leadership

Fri,Apr 03,2020 @ 09:22 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

Our ability to lead conversationally has never been more important than right now. Check out this podcast: 

 

 
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What Is Coaching? Why We Need It Now ...

Fri,Apr 03,2020 @ 08:59 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

As coaching grows in popularity more and more organizations wrestle with some very simple questions: What is coaching? How can we use it? What doleaders need to specifically do? Let’s look at some of the fundamental aspects of coaching and revisit what it truly means to coach somebody.

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