About From Advice to Coaching – Helping in a Way that Really Helps:
What is the best advice you have received? What is the best
advice you have given? If the answer to the first question is “nothing
comes to mind” and the answer to the second question is “all my advice
is excellent, yet nobody seems to take it”, you are in good company.
When we give advice, we are sharing what has worked for us, and what
worked for us will not necessarily work for others. Despite our best
intentions, our advice can leave the other person feeling
misunderstood, discouraged, and controlled.
In this workshop, we will discuss why much of the advice we give
does not help, and identify the situations in which it may do more
harm than good. We will explore our personal advice-giving styles and
when we are most likely to give unsolicited advice. Finally, we will
learn coaching techniques to begin helping in a way that makes others
feel understood, empowered, and motivated.
About Allison Gerrard:
Allison knows how to get to the root of what makes a person
tick and how to cultivate a caring and inclusive group environment in
which that person can thrive. With nearly 20 years of experience
managing diverse teams large and small, and an education focused on
human behavior, Allison learned what it takes to get values, needs,
and goals aligned. Beginning with a one-on-one approach, Allison
follows with group experiences to build a team portrait that takes
into account individual life experiences and how they contribute to
the group dynamic. With that visible to the group, it becomes a
meaningful tool for defining values and goals that inspire well-being
and greater productivity in everyone.