Coaching

How REVELN coaching  and consultation can help you

Deb is a professional, confidential, executive coach who provides counsel and thought partnership on the topics of strategic planning, organizational change, senior team development and more.

Coaching at the Red Cross, Deb and Lolita

Coaching at the Red Cross, Deb and Lolita

Deb draws on her 25 years of organization development expertise with large, complex organizations as well as agile, entrepreneurial businesses as listed here.  

 

Why hire a coach?

Deb is a B/Coach / Coach2 Leadership University graduate. She is also a Conversational Intelligence, CIQ Enhanced Skills Coach, along with having InsideOut™  coach training.  She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF.) She convened Coach Café Ann Arbor, a part of ICF Michigan, for four years, supporting the development and success of  area professional coaches.

In addition to Deb’s coaching expertise, Deb is also an experienced consultant (25+ years), a rarity among coaches. She is experienced as an intrapreneur & organization development facilitator having deep expertise in organizational systems, 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.

Deborah Nystrom, REVELN Consulting

Deborah Nystrom, REVELN Consulting

Deb is a certified provider of the Hogan suite of leadership [LEAD] development assessments.  Hogan results are forward-looking featuring leaders’ strengths, potential de-railers, and values that can help in determining cultural fit and to help leaders become even better. Because the Hogan is validated based on reputation, it cannot be gamed or skewed.  Hogan Assessment Systems is also a highly respected international company helping many organizations with talent recruitment and development.  Deb’s offerings of Hogan tools include the LEAD series, tailored for leaders to develop potential, work through challenges, and understand values and motivators:

  • The Hogan Personality Inventory (Potential – the HPI)  describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best.  The HPI was developed specifically for the business community.  Through ongoing research and development, the HPI continues to be one of the leading instruments in the industry.
  • The Hogan Development Survey (Challenge – the HDS)  describes the dark side of personality – including derailers, qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail a leader’s chances of success. This tool helps you recognize and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem.
  • The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (Values – the MVPI)  describes personality from the inside – the core goals, values, drivers, and interests that determine what we desire and strive to attain. By assessing values, you can understand what motivates candidates to succeed, and in what type of position, job, and environment they will be the most productive.

Leaders who take the three (3) Hogan assessments receive a comprehensive set of their Hogan results, including two additional reports:

Source: www.hoganassessments.com

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  • The Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI™) is a source of reliable information on thinking preferences and the concepts of whole brain thinking.  The NBI results include four quadrant brain profile as well as a second 8 Dimensions brain profile result providing insights into an individual’s thinking preferences.  (Sample NBI profile pictured below.)

    NBI results include four quadrant brain profile as well as a second 8 Dimensions brain profile result

    NBI results include four quadrant brain profile as well as a second 8 Dimensions brain profile result

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the team and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile.

NBI results are neither good nor bad. The NBI® provides a profile of thinking preference which is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another.

Along with executive and leadership coaching, Deb also coaches teams.  One unique feature of Deb’s individual and team coaching is her option to include horse-guided leadership team development in collaboration with HorseplayCavallo Equestrian Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Maple Ridge Farm, Holly Michigan and others.  Find out more on Deb’s Horse Guided Coaching page here which include a safety handout and an in-depth blog post.

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Deb has a BA (University of Michigan) and an MA degree (Eastern Michigan University), as described on her LinkedIn profile here.  Deb’s coaching training and skills meet or exceed all ICF competencies standards.

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Deb at a winter Horseplay event, FoxBrush Farm, 2012

Deb at a winter Horseplay event, FoxBrush Farm, 2012

If you would like work with Deb for:

        • leadership coaching,
        • executive coaching
        • team coaching, and
        • horse-guided leadership / team coaching

call via Deb’s contact info here, or email: DebNystrom@Reveln.com

Leadership and team development work using horse guides is provocative, generative, developmental, and powerful.   It removes blind spots, fosters creativity, innovation,  and can increase productivity for individuals and groups.

Deb is also affiliated with Coach Café Ann Arbor group, a part of ICF Michigan.

Deb, wearing white, with the Coach Café Ann Arbor, group, April 2013

Deb, wearing white, with the Coach Café Ann Arbor, group, April 2013

For an initial meeting to help you assess if we are a good fit, Deb can meet with you locally or via teleconference, Skype or similar for remote clients.  Contact Deb here.

Investment:

Deb’s coaching fees are set on a scale referencing your organization position, budget and goals.

Contact Deb with any coaching investment questions as well. Coaching research has shown:

  • Improved success in helping leaders in their current and/or desired job or role, supporting their sustained income, compared to no coaching, or goal attainment on your own?

 

 

  • Return on investment (ROI) investment in coaching provide a timely result (such as  $5000-20,000 more results) than not investing in coaching
  • Coaching reduces negative stress, increase your chances of financial sustainability and provides a quicker path to satisfaction and joy

 

Coaching articles by Deb include:

 

Effective coaching uses right action across multiple=

Key Coaching Principles & Approach:

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.

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 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 a key outcome in effective coaching.

(left to right) * Sondra Jenkins, head of OD & HR at the Detroit Institute of Arts, * Jason Nichols, graduate of the Shifting Gears program (a client of Deb's) who is also studying Organization Development (OD.) * Deb Nystrom is a coach/mentor to the Shifting Gears program. She was formerly an internal consultant at the University of Michigan. * Molly Leonard co-founded the ODeXchange of SE Michigan and is on staff at Shifting Gears.

(left to right) * Sondra Jenkins, head of OD & HR at the Detroit Institute of Arts,
* Jason Nichols, graduate of the Shifting Gears program (a client of Deb’s) who is also studying Organization Development (OD.)
* Deb Nystrom is a coach/mentor to the Shifting Gears program. She was formerly an internal consultant at the University of Michigan.
* Molly Leonard co-founded the ODeXchange of SE Michigan and is on staff at Shifting Gears.

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.)

A Sample:  The BCoach Approach

BCoach coaches use the Coach2 coaching model to attain five outcomes. These are integral elements that create learning leverage & Right Action:

The MacBook Air and me, with Rena and Bruce at a video editing workshop with professional coaches.

The MacBook Air and me, with Rena and Bruce at a video editing workshop with professional coaches.

1. Awareness,
2. Purpose,
3. Competence,
4. Well-being, to achieve the
5. Right results

Deb uses a coaching interaction model that includes previewing the outcome of those coaching plans,* and generating your own 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:

1. connection,
2. clarification, and
3. commitment

Using five (5) key abilities:

1. listening,
2. observing,
3. discerning,
4. modeling, and
5. delivery

And five (5) modalities:

1. Feedback
2. Inquiry
3. Statements
4. Challenges
5. Ideas

ADDITIONAL Assessments: Deb also has experience with other tools, such as the Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI), the DISC (Personal Profile System), the StrengthsFinder, iWam (described below), and the MBTI:

  • 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.)

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 and schedule a brief, no-obligation consultation at a time that works best for you.