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Positivity Through Change

July 14, 2020 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

Suggested Strategy:

  • Help outline the risks that your team can encounter by not embracing positivity through times of change. By doing so, they’ll be able to minimize inter-team drama, as well as bolster individual and team relations.

Suggested Questions:

  • Define & Coach:  Let's come up with a team definition of what positivity looks, sounds and feels like as it relates to our office relationships.
  • Risk Question:  What risks do we assume by not embracing a more positive approach to building relationships? 

Suggested Activities:

  • GOAL-Based Coaching:  What does the team aspire to in terms of their relationships?  What Opportunities may present themselves as a result of becoming better at positivity?  What Actions does the employee need to take in order to have access to those areas?  What will they Love about reaching their goals?  How might long-standing relationships with clients/customers/peers assist them in reaching those goals?  
  • Brainstorming:  Come up with descriptions together that everyone can embrace. This creates consistency, shared understanding, and goals when it comes to tangible behaviors. 

Suggested Learning Projects:

  • Peer-to-Peer Coaching:  Have the team members continue to practice the skills that were established in the activities above. At the end of the week, have them email you two successes and two challenges. 

Supplemental Coaching Strategies:

  • Video-Based Coaching:  Share a TED talk that highlights the importance of positivity. This will keep the message in your team’s heads long after they watch the video. 
  • Non-Verbal Coaching:  Write team members a note and leave it on their desk when you notice them exhibiting the behaviors and skills that were brainstormed in the activities section. Be specific in describing what they did, when, and why it was appreciated.

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About Author

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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