Each of us has it within us to embrace the life that we desire.
Imagine having a partner on your journey whose sole purpose is to help you move towards the best version of yourself? Coaching helps you identify your core values, set intentions around them, and ensures that you overcome what has gotten in the way up until now. It is the simple deliberateness of the coaching relationship that makes a difference. With over seven years of coaching experience, Ken listens to what isn't being said and says the things that must be said. Coaching isn't about advice--it is about discovering the truth about ourselves and taking action as a result. It is about having the courage to become our AUTHENTIC self.
What does it look like on a practical level?
We usually meet bimonthly or weekly
Each session is between 45-60 minutes long
We can meet in person in Chicago or virtually via phone/Skype.
Over 75% of Authentic Development clients are virtual
Clients generally commit to 6 months initially. I request a 3 month minimum commitment
The first session is often extended and focused on learning more about you-we call this a Discovery Session
Authentic Development can custom make a coaching program to meet your needs
What can I expect?
100% focus on you
What coaching isn't...
Therapy/Counseling: Therapy can be critical to someone’s healing—coaching does not focus time and energy on working through old wounds. We may touch on them from the perspective of learning about how they affect the future but the focus in coaching is always on right now and on the future.
Consulting/Training: Consultants and trainers bring an expertise around the topic that you have hired them for. They are important and valuable. Coaches, however, focus on helping the client grow and learn about themselves. The simple truth is that being told what you need to do is completely different than realizing it for yourself.
Take the next step
Complete the following 5-question survey to see if you are ready for coaching. You'll get an email right away with a key letting you know!
They want their work to be meaningful, fulfilling, and to be part of a greater purpose. It's human nature, and understanding this important aspect of human nature is key to being a people-centered leader.
Great leaders aren't always born, they can be developed. We can show you how to read people, influence (not control) and become the kind of leader that others want to follow. Blanchard is the world leader in creating leadership development programs.
Authentic Development delivers the most impactful Blanchard trainings available. Contact Ken to learn more at 847.873.9559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare to Lead Differently
Situational Leadership® II by The Ken BlanchARd Companies
The World’s Most-Taught Leadership Model— Situational Leadership® II is a research-based behavioral model that has been adopted by more than 30 million learners around the world. Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is recognized as both a business language and a framework for employee development that transcends cultural, linguistic, and geographical boundaries. Its foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of that person or team—leveraging all the theory and design that has made SLII the world’s most-taught leadership training model.
The new learning design The SLII Experience™, uses game-changing techniques that immerse learners in SLII quickly, deeply, and effectively. Learners gain access to online learning assets in The SLII Experience, which are available for downloading and sharing valuable knowledge back on the job through an online learning portal.
The two-day program is designed for individuals in leadership roles who want to increase their effectiveness, including executives, managers at all levels, project managers, team leaders, and supervisors. It is available to be delivered in person or virtually or in a blended virtual/in-person model.
Bringing together highly engaging classroom activities with pre- and post-tools helps reinforce, measure, and cement learning. Short, fast-paced learning scenarios using real work problems capture learners' attention. The outcome is that learners get up-to-speed and start using SLII faster than ever before.
Essential Skills from The New One Minute Manager
First-TIme Manager Training by The Ken Blanchard Companies
Becoming a first-time manager is one of the most challenging and critical career transitions. New managers are often chosen from high-performing individuals. These highly proficient doers quickly become struggling new managers, without the skills needed to succeed.
This one-day program helps first-time managers overcome this challenge by teaching them the Essential Skills they need to get off to a great start. Based on the #1 best-selling book The New One Minute Manager, the First-time Manager training program introduces Four Core Conversations and the coaching skills first-time managers need to achieve success quickly and build positive relationships with their teams.
PREPARE FOR THE CHALLENGE. GAIN ESSENTIAL SKILLS.
Identify the mind-set shifts required to make the transition from individual contributor to manager
Learn how to use the Four Core Conversations based on the secrets of The New One Minute Manager book
Gain the skills needed to boost relationships and work well with others based on our time-tested coaching model
Practice the Essential Skills and the Four Core Conversations using real-work situations
WHO CAN BENEFIT
This program benefits anyone considering a transition into a management role, those newly promoted to manager, and those early in their management career.
Improve Leadership Performance and Results
Half-Day Skill Training Modules
Learning skills for specific focus areas can be the fastest way to improve relationships and manage groups and competing priorities. Our half-day solutions can be used as stand-alone skills training or incorporated into a broader design solution.
Building Trust—Revive and nurture relationships by learning to talk about trust
Listening—Improve commitment and engagement
Challenging Conversations—Resolve conflict and improve engagement in difficult situations
Giving Feedback—Improve performance, trust, confidence, and productivity
Goal Setting—Get people off to the right start
Leading Virtually—Effectively lead people who work in remote locations
Introduction to Situational Leadership
SLII Concepts introduces the theory of Situational Leadership® II in an engaging and informative way. Available as a keynote or half-day training.
Introduction to Team Performance
Team Performance Concepts
Based on several research-based models and strategies, including the Team Performance Process, this simple and practical program introduces you to the key concepts for building and sustaining effective, high-performance teams.
While Blanchard programs can work well alongside popular assessments
like DISC and Myers-Briggs, we have also developed assessment instruments
designed especially for Blanchard programs.
Gaining insight and awareness through self-assessment tools and 360-degree
assessments can be helpful for individuals to understand strengths and
weaknesses and break through to a new level of performance.
Leader Behavior Analysis II® (LBAII®) measures leadership style flexibility and effectiveness.
The Leader Behavior Analysis II 360° (LBAII 360°) is an assessment designed to gauge
leadership effectiveness and styles at all levels of the organization, incorporating
feedback from managers, peers, direct reports, and oneself.
Leader Action Profile is for mid-level managers through executive staff—Measures frequency of SLII leadership behaviors
A manager’s use of best practice leadership techniques can drive employee confidence
and commitment. This assessment measures the leader’s use of directive and supportive
behaviors and employees’ satisfaction with their leader and organization.
Authentic Development is offering a free eBook about making your life all that it can possibly be.
Do you sometimes long for peace in your relationships?
Have you wondered about how you might stop falling into the same bad habits again and again?
Are you done blaming others and ready to take a front seat in your own life?
Is authentic living your goal?
Just sign-up for our newsletter and we'll send you this 41-page book with 10 chapters of personal stories and action items for you to take. You'll also be on our list for weekly newsletters where we have a goal of providing heart-felt reflective content on a regular basis. We live in the real world and we're trying to live an authentic life too. These are our stories.
We're looking forward to having a conversation with you!