Improve Your Coaching by Being a Learner Again
Trish Borzon
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Presented by: Leigh Ann Schildmeier, Park Avenue Solutions

Area of Focus: Masters and Session Level: Intermediate

When you’ve been a Kata Coach and trainer for a while, it’s easy to get caught in the mindset of being the “busy expert” offering sage wisdom from the lofty perch experience. When coaching, training, and building consensus around the use of Kata with your team, your ability to be effective is based not only on your expertise and experience but also, and perhaps more importantly, on your ability to empathize with Learners. What’s the best way to get out of your “expertise bubble” and remember what it’s like to be a Learner? Be one! In this session, we’ll talk about how to reignite your Kata Coaching fire and increase your effectiveness by choosing the right Kata Coach (or two) for yourself, selecting a personal challenge that gets you excited, and diving back into learning mode. The presenter will share how her experiences as a Kata Coach led her to get back to finding her own Coach and being a Learner again herself. Join us to learn how even “experts” benefit from setting up a storyboard for a personal goal, sticking to regular PDCA cycles and coaching sessions, and pushing ourselves to grow … in spite of being “too busy.”

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