Workshops Overview

Becuz I Matter© Workshops with Ann Fogolin

Creating Successful Teams

Teamwork requires communication – we all have our preferred style (the PCSI Workshop is a simple tool to provide great insight) and it requires psychological safety. What’s your part in making that happen so that your team is functioning at its optimal level?

Regardless of with whom this conversation needs to happen, feeling safe and knowing you can trust the person to hear the message in the way you intend it, is key. Remember to listen carefully to what the message is, deep contextual listening as well asking questions when you don’t understand.

This method can be used to support any conversation, whether it be related to your professional life, with team members, supervisors, and direct reports. It can also be used in your personal life, having those conversations that can feel awkward and perhaps challenging.

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Becuz I Matter© Workshop Packages

The following programs can help enhance your personal or professional development, often by the time the session ends. It’s not that any of these are topics you won’t recognize, but sometimes hearing the message again, or in a new way, has the most powerful impact.

As a basis for group training, each topic provides substantive knowledge, an opportunity to have fun with your colleagues and a chance to grow your development portfolio. Programs are always tailored to the needs of your organization.

Take a look below and see what option may best fit you right now to work with me:

PCSI Facilitator Workshop

The mastery of skills to communicate in a much more sophisticated and knowledgeable way is critical to bringing the results we desire in our world, both personally and professionally. Whether you are working in a large company, an entrepreneurial business or you are self-employed, understanding others will serve you and the people you interact with very well.

Understanding yourself and the basic style of others can move conversation forward more clearly. When each member of a team or group understands the style of other participants, the group can move forward with their purpose or mission with greater potential for success.

The Personal Coaching Styles Inventory (PCSI) is a tool for understanding communication. As you understand the four styles and variations, you will learn to interact with others in a more effective manner for both you and them.

The Coaching Clinic

The Coaching Clinic is a two day course that introduces a Coach Approach for use by Leaders and Managers - it does not train professional coaches. The purpose of this training is to deepen the discussion and understanding of the participants’ current role as leader and expand that role using the coach approach.

Upon completions of the Coaching Clinic you will:

  • More effectively communicate, lead and positively influence others
  • Take a coach approach in everyday workplace conversations
  • Support others in creating new awareness and becoming more accountable
  • Have more effective performance conversations with others
  • Create a plan to adopt a coaching style of leadership

Corporate Workshops

How can your organization or team access the benefits of Personal Coaching? Becuz I Matter© Group & Team Coaching is a fantastic option to help your organization improve communication, collaboration, and productivity as a whole unit.

In Group & Team Coaching is for for groups of 3 or more. We'll start with 60 minute sessions, 2x / month, including 'laser coaching' sessions (15 min check-ins) and written communication & support throughout. Give your team the lift it needs to get to that next level!

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"Fierce" Conversations

In her book, Fierce Conversations, Susan Scott provides an outline for having those conversations that are difficult yet necessary to have, especially as leaders. Fierce is defined as – robust, intense, strong, powerful, passionate, eager and unbridled. These adjectives aptly describe the conversations that, as Ken Blanchard describes “can change the trajectory of a career, a business, a marriage or a life. The conversation is the relationship.”

This workshop details the process Scott has successfully replicated countless times. As a leader, it is your responsibility to address issues as they occur. “As a leader, you get what you tolerate.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coaching?

It's time spent focusing on what's on your mind and what you need. As a certified coach it's my job to create a trusting place where you can share and feel heard. Together we'll capitalize on your strengths and work to achieve your goals and intentions. Two heads are often better than one, so as collaborative partners in the coaching process we:

  • Get to the heart of "who" you are as a person so that the "what" you seek is clear. (We all know how difficult it is to achieve goals that don't fit!)
  • Focus on your vision, not someone else's.
  • Create viable strategies/intentions for achieving success based on who you are, your values, and what you want.
  • Support you in taking actions set within the strategy/intention framework that we create together.
  • Remove the fears, limiting beliefs, and anything else that is getting in your way.
  • Celebrate your wins so your motivation and energy level stays up.
  • Get to the source of what's happening so that we are not band-aiding symptoms but instead creating long-lasting change.

What makes coaching so effective?

Forward movement and having someone in your corner that not only motivates, but holds you accountable for that forward movement. It's about getting to know you, your values and what makes you tick so that forward movement is long-lasting and not temporary.

How does coaching work?

To ensure that your experience is a comfortable and successful one, I provide coaching using various venues so you can choose what works best for YOU.

  • Telephone
  • In-Person
  • Video Conference
  • 1-On-1 (Individual & Mentor Coaching)
  • Group/Team

What are the differences between 1-on-1 and Group/Team Coaching?

One-on-One coaching is just the two of us, meeting for 45 minutes, 3 x per month. Services also includes “laser coaching” (15 minute calls) and e-mail between sessions.

If you are preparing to be certified as a coach by the International Coach Federation, mentor coaching topics will include preparation for certification, review of coaching skills and core competencies.

Group and Team Coaching is for groups of 3 or more meeting for 60 minutes, 2 x per month. Services also include “laser coaching” (15 minute calls) and e-mail between sessions.

Additional coaching sessions are always available as needed.

What if I'm not sure I want to do this?

To explore the best option and to get any questions you may have answered, please don't hesitate to contact me for a complimentary 30-minute introductory call.

How long does it take to experience results?

Results are based on how much time and energy you choose to put into achieving your own desired results. As your coach, I'm committed to helping you remove the blocks and stay motivated.

What do you look for in a client?

Someone who is open-minded, open-hearted, honest, and willing to do the work necessary to accomplish their goals and desires.

As a client, what should I look for in a Coach?

Since coaching is a collaborative partnership it is important to find a coach that you feel you can trust, and one to whom you feel connected. Consider their training and background. Do they have the experience and/or qualifications you are looking for? Take some time to chat with a few coaches to ensure that you feel comfortable sharing and engaging.

Ann has a Podcast!

The path to mastery in coaching is a balanced act between polishing our skills and deepening our own self-awareness. Everyday, our challenge is to find the equilibrium between form and flow. Bottom line, coaching is a human-to-human experience and it is when we embrace this ongoing exercise of BECOMING that we can find our authentic place in the coaching process.

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