In The Spirit of Coaching
May 2014

We are excited to announce the dates for our 2014 facilitator certification...

We will conduct our standard five day certification process in San Diego for the Core Coaching and Accountability Workshop facilitation from Monday, September 8 through Friday, September 12, 2014. Participants will engage in the two-day workshop on Monday and Tuesday, and complete the certification process on Wednesday through Friday.

For those previously certified and experienced facilitators in "The Heart of Coaching", we will conduct a two-day certification process for the new advanced workshop materials on Monday and Tuesday, September 15 and 16, 2014. Please find the registration forms on our website on the Updates page.

We are truly excited about the upcoming release of "The Heart of Coaching" into traditional Chinese. Effie Pan and Christine Kuo (both residents of Taiwan) have worked tirelessly for the last year to complete this translation. I will be traveling to Taiwan in July for a multi-city promotional tour ending in conducting the full two-day Core Skills Workshop in Taipei.

We will be continuing on to Shanghai, China to conduct a workshop there and introduce our facilitation and consulting team that includes Dr. Khoo Cheok Kau. Simplified Chinese materials (for mainland China) will be available in 2015.

ASTD has just published our business case for creating a High Performing Coaching Culture. I have supported and collaborated with one of our valued strategic partners, Pelmetta Performance Solutions, in their work with Farm Credit Mid-America. The power of this work is possible for three primary reasons:

1. FCMA made the creation of a coaching culture one of five top strategic goals  one that, as it was achieved, facilitated the success of the other four.

2. It was a leader-led process where open modeling and transparency in self-development of senior leaders (both coaching of others and one's coachability) set the expectations for the organization.

3. The full Transformational Coaching toolkit was made available for all employees of the organization  top to bottom  so that they had common process skills and a common language across all teams. Read more here on the ASTD website:

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