Coaching and Developing Employees

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    Harness the power of coaching in the workplace. Learn how to shift from a command-and-control style of management to a manager-as-coach style of leadership to transform employee engagement and bottom-line results. Join leadership and negotiation coach Lisa Gates, as she explains how to establish a coaching relationship with your reports. Lisa shows how skills like open-ended question asking, listening, challenging for growth, and accountability can increase your employees' autonomy and problem-solving capacities. The course includes assessments, exercises, and tools to help your team capture goals, map a career trajectory, and accelerate growth, along with sample coaching conversations help you see these tips in practice and understand their potential impact on your people, productivity, and results.


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      Lisa Gates

      Leadership Coach | LinkedIn Author | Own Your Leadership Story, Control Your Narrative, Rise Up

      • Lisa Gates is a career and leadership coach and the founder of Story Happens Here.

        Lisa works with ambitious women who are committed to mastering their leadership stories, building their influence and stage presence, and activating their thought leadership reputations.

        With a career that spans marketing and public relations to freelance writing to acting and improvisation, Lisa has learned a thing or two about interviewing, pitching, negotiating, and storytelling. As the former cofounder of She Negotiates, an internationally recognized consulting and training firm, Lisa has helped hundreds of women close their wage and leadership gaps. Her work has been featured on NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, The Atlantic, Glamour, and many others. To learn more, visit

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    - Okay, here's a crazy piece of data. According to Gallup, only 15% of employees are truly engaged in their work. So that means that the other 85% are just painting by numbers or actively disengaged and looking for the exit sign. What data like this seems to point to is that leaders and managers aren't quite sure how to navigate the messy terrain of employee development, and employees aren't clear about growth opportunities available to them. In the either direction, the path is not clear. So let's change all that. Hi, I'm Lisa Gates, a leadership and negotiation coach, and co-founder of She Negotiates. And in my work with clients who are managers of people, I began to notice a pattern, lots of micromanaging, and the belief that giving direction and advice and coaching were basically the same thing, and I am here to tell you that they are not. In this course, I'll be making the distinction between coaching and direction-giving very clear. And to do that, I'll be demonstrating simple…

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