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Case Study: My Journey Developing Coaches for Leadership Excellence

Presented By:

Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Session Abstract:

This session will be framed around the story of my personal journey moving from an ad hoc attempt at coaching, to a commitment to developing my own coaching skills, and then on to developing other leaders as coaches of continually developing teams. With humility I will share the mistakes, successes, and my feelings during this journey with the hope of inspiring others to begin a Leadership Excellence coaching practice. A practical framework will be offered as a starting point for developing your own practice, including tips for remote coaching through the use of ordinary tools and technology.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn…

  • Why coaching for Leadership Excellence and developing leaders as coaches is a critical management function
  • How to begin, sustain, and cascade a coaching practice to create an aligned stream of leaders throughout your organization
  • How to make your Learner’s thoughts visible in order to understand mindset, skill, and will
  • The wide range of feelings associated with a coaching practice, and how to find joy in developing others

About the Facilitator:

Theresa Coleman-Kaiser became Senior Associate Vice President for Administration in 2017 after serving in a variety of administrative and operations positions at Michigan Tech since 1999. Coleman-Kaiser currently oversees the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, the Office of Continuous Improvement, Facilities Management, Campus Auxiliary Services, and the Offices of Information Services and Finance and Planning within Administration. Coleman-Kaiser is a Lean practitioner, a campus Lean improvement facilitator, and serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Lean Consortium. Over the last six months, she has begun developing her own coaching practice to develop people to achieve their own vision of Leadership Excellence and cascade the coaching practice throughout the organization.