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New Books for Team Leaders and Coaches

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My partner, Jacqueline Peters, and I have two new books coming out this month!  50 Tips for Terrific Teams: Proven Strategies for Building High Performance Teams  High Performance Team Coaching: A Comprehensive System for Leaders and Coaches   Stay tuned for blogs on the different tips and the High Performance Team Coaching System.

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50 Tips for Terrific Teams: Proven Strategies for Building High Performance Teams (excerpt)

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    Tip #1: Learn what makes a team effective.  (Hint: Reading this book is a great start!)   Currently, many team interventions rely on incomplete approaches to supporting a team, and they use methods that ‘feel good but may not do good’. In fact, some research indicates that despite being fun, most team-building events offer a minimal Return on Investment (ROI) (Wageman et al., 2008). Many team interventions are based on face validity, not solid knowledge about what actually creates team effectiveness and long-term changes in performance. It is important for team leaders,...

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Talents and Strengths

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Talents and Strengths

Find your unique talents and strengths – and use them more every day! I love this type of work because it is so inspiring and energizing for people. It was for me. The reason I went into coaching is because I did Marcus Buckingham’s Strength Finder book years ago. The book’s assessment results highlighted some strengths I was using and some I wasn’t using enough. I instantly realized the shift I needed to make and signed up for an Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. I then did a doctorate in coaching. Once you ‘get’ what you need to do the rest can...

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Changing Habits that Hold you Back

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Here is some interesting research. Want to change a habit? How do you do that? 45% of our behaviours that we think we are choosing are actually habits. How many are helpful habits and how many are habits that are we want to get rid of but don’t know how? Want to start running but don’t start? Need to eat healthier food but grab what’s quick? The keys to unlocking habits lie in understanding the habit trio: the cue, routine and reward. Changing habits doesn’t come from willpower because willpower takes too much energy and we get depleted trying to will our way to...

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Competent Coaching

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Competent Coaching

Catherine is trained in evidence-based coaching. This, combined with her years of experience ensures that every session counts and creates change. Without drawing on what we know works in coaching, it might seem fine but not move a client forward. Some of the evidence based coaching fields that Catherine is trained in are:   Team Coaching: High Performance Team Coaching System including assessment, consultation, facilitation, and live coaching Leadership and Professional Coaching: Leadership presence, agility, high performance, managing change, shadow coaching Business Coaching:...

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