Deb and REVELN Coaching
Action oriented coaching with Deb is all about YOU and maximizing your strengths and effectiveness.
- a B/Coach and Leadership University graduate, is also InsideOut™ coach trained, and is a member and listed with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and ICF Michigan.
- Deb’s coaching training and skills meet or exceed all ICF competencies standards.
- Deb coordinates the monthly Coach Cafe’ Ann Arbor group affiliated with ICF Michigan. Find out more here via our Coach Café Ann Arbor website here, designed to inform the local communities about International Coaching Week, held once a year.
In addition to Deb’s coaching skills described on this page, Deb is also an experienced consultant (25+ years as an intrapreneur & organization development facilitator) with deep expertise in organizational systems and systems thinking, as well as technological skills to help you look at the context for your business, business and personal leadership and career growth in today’s open, continuously changing, social media influenced world.
Format: Coaching sessions with Deb are often 30 minutes, organized around a short, 15 minute core, coaching discussion.
- It is this concentrated discussion focused on discovery & “Right Action” that often provides the greatest insights and development.
- Deb schedules coaching to maximize your learning & results, usually 1-3 weeks apart.
- Using your contracted & discovered (true) goals, it’s all about your effectiveness and success.
For an initial meeting to help you assess if we are a good fit, Deb can meet with you locally or via Skype or Google video, for remote clients.
Our International Coaching Week (ICW) offerings were a good way for us to begin to offer a glimpse of our professional coach expertise Ann Arbor and SE Michigan community. I coordinate Coach Café Ann Arbor, and together with my colleagues, we offered samples of professional coaching locally.
Deb’s fees: Deb’s coaching fee is set on a sliding scale referencing your organization position, budget and goals. Contact Deb to inquire if coaching is within your budget considering the following:
- Will coaching help you better succeed in your current and/or desired job or role, and provide income sooner than you would have on your own?
- Will you get a return on investment (ROI)? Will the investment in coaching provide a timely result (such as $5000-20,000 more results) than not investing in coaching and pursuing goals on a timetable you choose?
- Will coaching reduce negative stress, increase your chances of financial sustainability and or provide a quicker path to satisfaction and joy?
- What are these outcomes worth to you?
- Further information on the results from coaching in general are below under the BUSINESS CASE for coaching, as well as on the home page of the Ann Arbor Coach Café website here.
Coaching articles by Deb include:
- Selecting a Coach: Connect, Clarify and Commit & 10 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Coach (Includes a live interview of Deb by TJ Wisner.)
- Using Jung to Clarify the Power of Introversion and Extroversion in Coaching – How to go beyond the limited labels to better understand and unlock your strengths
Key Coaching Principles & Approach:
1. Coaching to achieve client effectiveness is the leading indicator of coaching effectiveness, not coach certifications or competencies, even though BCoach is in full compliance with International Coaching Federation (ICF) standards.
2. Deb centers her coaching approach on helping you develop and carry out RightAction™ - including 6 areas of focus oriented for reaching Right Results. In its simplest terms, Right Action is helping coaching clients “do what works.”
Right Action exists when the
1) right people are doing the
2) right things in the
3) right way at the
4) right time for the
5) right reasons in the
6) right space to get the
7) right results.
Surfacing Right Action is the main goal for BCoach trained coaches.
The Business Case:
Business coaching is about leader development. The business case for this is research available here. The white paper: The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence (EI) is available here. For example, below are 3 citations out of 19 business case research examples:
a. Experienced partners in a multinational consulting firm were assessed on the EI competencies plus three others. Partners who scored above the median on 9 or more of the 20 competencies delivered $1.2 million more profit from their accounts than did other partners – a 139 percent incremental gain (Boyatzis, 1999).
b. An analysis of more than 300 top-level executives from fifteen global companies showed that six emotional competencies distinguished stars from the average: Influence, Team Leadership, Organizational Awareness, self-confidence, Achievement Drive, and Leadership (Spencer, L. M., Jr., 1997).
c. In jobs of medium complexity (sales clerks, mechanics), a top performer is 12 times more productive than those at the bottom and 85 percent more productive than an average performer. In the most complex jobs (insurance salespeople, account managers), a top performer is 127 percent more productive than an average performer (Hunter, Schmidt, & Judiesch, 1990). Competency research in over 200 companies and organizations worldwide suggests that about one-third of this difference is due to technical skill and cognitive ability while two-thirds is due to emotional competence (Goleman, 1998). (In top leadership positions, over four-fifths of the difference is due to emotional competence.)
Contact Deb here to schedule a brief, consultation and phone demonstration – which is the best way to experience this intensive, developmental business coaching approach.
A Sampl: The BCoach Approach
BCoach coaches use the Coach2 coaching model to attain five outcomes. These are integral elements that create learning leverage & Right Action:
4. Well-being, to achieve the
5. Right results
Deb uses a coaching interaction model to:
1. Identify openings
2. Generate possibilities
3. Develop plans
4. Preview the outcome of those plans,* and
5. Generate commitment to right action
*Previewing and testing of outcomes and plans is one of the key distinguishing features of the BCoach approach, as compared to other coaching systems. This is like scenario planning.
Deb focuses on the use of three (3) competencies:
2. clarification, and
Using five (5) key abilities:
4. modeling, and
And five (5) modalities:
Deb offers a variety of assessment tools. Several of her tools include:
- The iWam Attitude and Motivation assessment, new to the United States. It includes the “clock” describing how much change a person prefers to have over a time. Samples of iWam reports are here. An iWam overview is here. The iWam includes a very useful CHANGE motivation element called the “clock” (see photo.)
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step II, based on the work of Carl Jung’s archetypes, described (and copied, often poorly) in many places. A simple 2 minute video that describes MBTI basics is below. In addition, the following two posts by Deb may also be useful:
If you’ve read this far, here’s the final action step, what’s needed to make a difference in your life: Contact Deb here.