An exclusive and interactive presentation with Viktor Cessan and Esther Derby

November 10th, 8:30 US CST / 9:30 EST  / 15:30 CET (UTC +1)

Join us for a one and a half hour exclusive webinar where we’ll explore how to know what is going on with teams that don’t want to be coached–and what you can do to shift the dynamic.

In this exclusive and interactive presentation we will describe the problems we see when teams don’t want coaching, but their manager thinks they do. We’ll share scenarios based on our experience. We’ll ask you to share your thoughts about those scenarios, and we’ll share ours.

What you can expect:

  • Scenarios from our experience that illustrate the coaching challenges that teams, managers, and coaches face when coaches are imposed, rather than invited
  • We’ll analyze those using a model we’ve developed to help navigate both sense making and decision making when you find yourself in such a situation
  • Space for questions
  • Follow-up materials

Last year we recorded a podcast on this topic and it is, by far, our most downloaded episode. And, the topic continues to come up. Across the world and companies, we hear from coaches, teams, and managers describing conflicts that arise between coaches and teams–often because the teams don’t want a coach.

Management teams want to make a difference. They’ve heard success stories from companies that have put coaches on most of their teams. It sounds like a great pattern that should apply in many contexts.

However, when you get beneath the success stories, a different picture emerges. A well-intentioned manager wants to improve team results. They assign a coach to the team. The coach shows up, but the team doesn’t want–or feel they need–any help. Some coaches still push ahead, leaving teams worse off and damaging relationships. Inflicting help is seldom helpful.

When a coach enters a system on the systems terms, a well functioning partnership can emerge. However, in many cases, coaches are imposed, with slim options to develop rapport before managers expect to see results.

As more companies adopt permanent team coaches for their development teams, this is becoming increasingly important to explore. Institutionalizing team coaches has the opposite of effect–and often results in outright conflict.

In this exclusive interactive webinar, we’ll go through common scenarios, talk about what happened, and share a model to help you assess and act when you encounter a team that doesn’t want coaching from you (yet). We’ll equip you with approaches to help you shift the dynamic and shape valuable partnerships that benefit you and the team.

Date and time of webinar
November 10th, 8:30 US CST / 9:30 EST  / 15:30 CET (UTC +1)


Your hosts
Esther Derby & Viktor Cessan