"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." Plutarch "This program has reconnected me to my mission and to my team."A coaching leader at Microsoft "This has been an amazing journey and I am thankful you were at the helm." A coaching leader at Vulcan "Undoubtedly, the most valuable experience that any company ever invested in." A coaching leader in Boise "This changes how you talk to everybody all the time!" A coaching leader in health care
Patricia Burgin, MCC SeattleCoach Founder and Head Coach
"A Coaching Culture"
You've probably heard those words--and that aspiration--a lot lately. In coaching cultures, leaders increase their effectiveness in delivering their subject matter expertise, along with their ability to give direction, mentor, inspire, and teach. They are more curious, unhurried, and connected. And they reverse a trend that we've all observed ("people join great companies and leave bad bosses").
Here's what we know: There's never been a better time for leaders to foster the growth of their coaching cultures.
Through the years, we've noticed three essentials in the development of organizational coaching cultures:
Leaders use external coaches strategically,
C-Suite leaders are enthusiastic sponsors, and
And they want to equip their most motivated leaders in the foundational work, skills, techniques, and behaviors of effective coaching.
Coaching for Leaders is more than a brief "tips, techniques, and tools" workshop. Our training and development is "coaching-infused" and will change how you think about leading. We'll help you to find your personal coaching style and presence.
The Story Behind Coaching for Leaders in Health Care
We'll be in touch about how to apply for the next Cohort. And we'll send you Patricia Burgin's white paper, "What Happens When Leaders Learn to Coach?"
The Details About the Next Coaching for Leaders in Health Care Cohort . . .
In each of our ten general (virtual) sessions, SeattleCoach Founder and CEO, Patricia Burgin, MA MCC, and her team of veteran coaches in health care will lead us through the essential skills, behaviors, and presence required of an excellent coaching leader. We will meet for ten "second Tuesdays" 3:30-5pm (PT): October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, 2024, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, and July 9.
And between each of our general sessions, participants will meet for an hour of small-group peer coaching led by an member of the SeattleCoach team.
Finally, between each of our general sessions, Patty and her team will send brief videos and pages to read from The Coaching for Leaders Playbook (the second edition will be ready to go late this summer--stay tuned!)
The SeattleCoach Team. Our "Triad/Quad" Coaches.
And we think you'll love listening to these two inspirational physician coaches . . .
A few years ago, my voicemail and email started filling up with messages from nice people in healthcare. Turns out our pal, SeattleCoach Carlos Pellegrini, MD had dropped our name in his interview with General Surgery News. So on December 1, 2021, SeattleCoach hosted an "Intro to Coaching in Health Care Seminar" during which I interviewed Dr. Pellegrini. Click here to listen to our fascinating sixty-minutes.
And click here to listen to SeattleCoach Bob Sawin, MD as he presents "A Surgeon's Reflections on Love" to the North Pacific Surgical Association. I love Bob's heart.
Some observations from other SeattleCoaches in Health Care . . .
There is a crescendo of interest in coaching in medicine.
Thank you for providing me this opportunity to grow in a whole new direction! I will be forever grateful!
Leaders in health care need an alternative to being directive. Our work is to develop a coaching culture. Maybe shift away from the hierarchical nature of surgical education.
Coaching vastly increases the resources in our environment by engaging all of the stakeholders.
With coaching we can engage the wisdom of the group--especially important with team-based care.
There are implications for physician mental health.
Patients love it too when we show up as a coach.
I’ve found that SeattleCoach has not only helped me to be a more effective and in-tune leader, but has also helped me bring a deeper sense of soul and purpose to my work.
Thank you for guiding us through an incredible learning journey.