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XECN - LANGUAGE OF LEARNING: ENHANCING YOUR COACHING CONVERSATIONS

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

A LIVE ONLINE EVENT FOR EXTERNAL COACHES


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Language of Learning: Enhancing Your Coaching Conversations‘ will bring External Coaches together to learn from each other, and from our brilliant guest speakers; Chris Welford, Tamsin Hartley, Philip Lloyd-Williams, and Xenonex’s own Catherine Boddington.


Explore the concepts of psychological safety and mindful conversations, as well as discovering new team-focused tools. Also, practice skills and tools in a group environment that facilitate change and promote the development of your personal coaching style, enhancing your coaching practice.

Join us on the 9th of December for a morning of intrigue, community, and growth. The event is open to all external coaches, and tickets are FREE.




THE AGENDA FOR 'LANGUAGE OF LEARNING'

The agenda for ‘Language of Learning: Enhancing your Coaching Conversations’ is as follows:

9 – 9.10: Suzanna’s Welcome

9.10 – 10.10: Psychological Safety in Coaching, Chris Welford

10.10 – 11.05: The Magic of Metaphors, Tamsin Hartley

11.05- 11.20: BREAK

11.20 – 12.15: Managers Leading and Coaching Teams Through Change: A 3 Step Process, Philip Lloyd-Williams

12.15 – 12.55: A Coaching Tool: Personal Boardroom, Catherine Boddington

12.55 – 1pm: Reflecting on the Day

1pm: CLOSE




PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY IN COACHING (9.10AM – 10.10AM)


What is psychological safety? … and what it’s not!


We will be exploring a way of measuring psychological safety that coaches can easily be trained in, and how we have used psychological safety over the years in 1:1 and team coaching. External coaches will learn ways in which coaches can support leaders in creating psychologically safe organisations followed by a Q&A session.


CHRIS WELFORD: CO-FOUNDER – SIXTH SENSE CONSULTING, EXECUTIVE COACH AND BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGIST


People are a continual source of fascination to me – their motives, their drive, how they think and how they behave. This has been true for as long as I can remember! Whether we are alone, in a family or team, as a part of a large organisation or as citizens of a state, I wonder what makes us all tick; what lies beneath who we appear to be on the surface and what governs the way we act.

Over many years, working in HR, as a management consultant, a business psychologist, coach and registered psychotherapist, I have built up a picture of what seems to matter time and time again: what makes those who are exceptional truly different; how corporate culture excites and motivates us and how it sometimes turns us off and how extraordinary leaders do their jobs.

Sometimes it feels to me like I am on a lifelong quest to understand the complexities of human nature. Maybe that in itself is a good thing?


My career has taken me all over the world and I have been lucky enough to have worked with hundreds of senior managers as an assessor, coach and team facilitator. I’m trusted by leading organisations to offer insight, advice and support and my clients tell me this is always delivered in a warm, inclusive and engaging way.


In 2015 I captured my thoughts in the book I co-wrote with Jackie: “Staying Sane in Business” and in our second book – “Mind Body Balance in Business”, which was published in 2017. This reflects the growing focus I have on wellbeing; something that involves the body as much at the mind. Back in 2015 we created a website called sane.works and you can read more of my ideas in Coaching at Work, HR Magazine, HR Review, Personnel Today, Management-Issues.com and Edge magazine.


THE MAGIC OF METAPHORS (10.10AM – 11.05AM)


This experiential session will introduce you to The Listening Space – a simple and structured process in which one person facilitates another to explore an issue that is on their mind, using a combination of repeating back their words and a specific set of Clean questions. This could be anything from a problem they would like to gain clarity on to a creative idea they want to develop.


Clean questions can be used to focus on the metaphors that people naturally use to express themselves. When this happens they experience being listened to at a very deep level and can be facilitated to make long-lasting changes.

External Coaches will take away an awareness of how Clean questions can be used to develop mindful awareness through metaphor, and an ability to incorporate Clean questions into the work that you do.


TAMSIN HARTLEY: AUTHOR, COACH, TRAINER, AND WORKSHOP FACILITATOR


Tamsin worked as a physiotherapist for 10 years before retraining as a coach, trainer and workshop facilitator. She has always been drawn to using metaphor in her work, and when a friend introduced her to Clean Language it wasn’t long before she was hooked. Here was a respectful way of working with people’s metaphors that is both resourceful and richly creative.


She has combined the principles of mindful awareness with exploration through metaphor using Clean Language to create The Listening Space – a new approach to listening to yourself and others that can be powerfully transformative.


MANAGERS LEADING AND COACHING TEAMS THROUGH CHANGE: A 3-STEP PROCESS (11.20AM-12.15PM)


We are often asked to coach managers who are leading a team through change. Commonly they struggle at various points to get the team to with ‘buy-in’ to the change or simply ‘move-on’ (whatever that might mean). In this session we will look at a three stage process that works well to help the coachee manager to understand their role and crucially help them practically apply the approach with their team. The process helps managers coach their team to the next step in the change that is required by supporting the manager in establishing clarity and pace. We will look at the change curve, the journey of transitions and a final stage of practical application. This session will be pragmatic and applicable to many managers and teams.


As part of the session we will pause and ask you to work in small groups to reflect on the model and see if you could use some or part of it in your practice and how you might do this.


PHILIP LLOYD-WILLIAMS: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE COACHING, CONSULTANCY


Philip is a Management Consultant that works with middle managers and C-Suite leaders on developing their leadership capacity. He works independently with a variety of organisations in the commercial and public sectors. His particular area of expertise is the delivery of bespoke on-site programmes that match the needs of the future leadership of the business. As a result of his previous career of over 20 years as a solicitor and Corporate Director, he is experienced in facilitating Board and other meetings where open dialogue is essentialbetween a variety of stakeholders and in particular between politicians and managers.


The unique blend of commercial, governance, political and leadership experience affords Philip an unique set of experience when working with governing bodies (companies and institutions) leaders and senior managers.


His Clients include, amongst other sectors IT companies, Banks, the NHS, local government, Children’s Hospices, Universities and the Civil Service. Engagements have ranged from coaching all of the corporate teams in large Institutions, designing and delivering senior manager leadership programme to working with dysfunctional and underperforming Boards. His approach is pragmatic, results orientated and good humoured.


His work on the leadership of change and uncertainty focuses on the leading of self before others and the pragmatic requirement of making change a reality – rather than just a concept. He is a behaviouralist in his approach and sees managing change and uncertainty as an organisational journey and not just a process.


Philip is a Solicitor non-practicing and has a PhD and MBA from Aston Business School, Aston University. He is also hold a post graduate qualification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring and in lecturing. He is a Research Fellow and Associate of Aston University, Warwick Business School and an associate with INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham.


A COACHING TOOL: PERSONAL BOARDROOM (12.15PM-12.55PM)


Our connections are everything. Humans, by our very nature are social creatures and our relationships often are the connectors to help us work out who we are and work out what’s really important to us. This is where having the right people in your ‘Personal Boardroom’ is so important. If you connect with, and learn from, diverse and thoughtfully chosen people, your life and career can unlock.


In this session we’ll explore the different roles that people in your boardroom can play. You’ll leave with a practical coaching tool that you can use and you’ll have the chance to practice using it with other coaches.


CATHERINE BODDINGTON: EXECUTIVE COACH, INTERNAL COACH NETWORK CO-FOUNDER


Catherine started her career as a solicitor in a global commercial practice and discovered her real interest and skill was working with people to achieve their best results. She went on to work across different areas of people specialism including Coaching, Learning & Development, Talent & Succession Management, Employee Engagement, Business Culture and Diversity & Inclusion partnering & advising the leadership teams and partners. She has over 25 years experience of working across different sectors (tech, financial services, professional services) and organisations that are at different stages of maturity and size and some of the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for.


Catherine’s professional approach is grounded in good conversations, exploring connections, collaboration and creativity. She invests time in building relationships with her clients and works with them to find their best solutions.








If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.







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