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Team Coaching – “…is an interactive process through which a team coach both supports as well as challenges a team to accelerate its development and performance over a given period of time (e.g. 4 to 12 months).  Team coaching can be leveraged to increase results, to enhance employee engagement, to drive organizational change, to foster the development of leadership cultures, and more.” – Krister Lowe, PhD, Host of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast

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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED TCZ PODCAST!

What can sailing on a tall ship teach us about increasing our leadership agility and building high performing teams? How can we as coaches and team coaches challenge both ourselves as well as our clients to bring more wholeness and purpose into modern organizations? Would reconnecting more closely with nature reinvigorate individual, team and organizational learning and performance and take us to new levels? Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to explore these and other compelling questions.

In this episode, host Dr. Krister Lowe is joined by two colleagues and friends Eric Kohner–a master coach, a senior faculty member at the Coaches Training Institute and a pioneer in coach training and leadership development–and Pim Harder–an individual, team and systems coach who has been a pioneer in bringing coaching to the education and law enforcement sectors in the Netherlands.

On the show Eric, Pim and Krister share stories, insights and lessons learned from The Nautilus Experience–a recent leadership and team coach training program that they facilitated on the Wylde Swan tall ship as part of the England to Portugal leg of the 2017 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race and Regatta. Themes explored in the episode include: 1) Eric, Pim and Krister’s 1-year journey in becoming a team and conceiving and delivering The Nautilus Program; 2) challenging the leadership and team coaching industry to engage the full human being through the 5 Knowledge Center framework including the Head (Reason), Heart (Emotion), Gut (Intuition), Groin (Passion), and Hands (Action); 3) the role of Nature as a 6th and unifying Knowledge Center; 3) stories of delivering the program on the Wylde Swan tall ship over the course of 2 weeks; 4) the story of how the program became called “The Nautilus Experience”; 5) insights about going through the stages of Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing as both a facilitation team as well as a learning community; and more. The Guys share more about the future of The Nautilus Experience as well as resources where listeners can learn more: www.TeamCoachingZone.com/Nautilus

Tune in and get inspired to take your team coaching practice to the next level!

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FEATURED RESOURCE

On this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast, the game-changing book Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness was mentioned by the episode guests:

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The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America-teachers, doctors, and nurses are leaving their professions in record numbers because the way we run schools and hospitals kills their vocation. Government agencies and nonprofits have a noble purpose, but working for these entities often feels soulless and lifeless just the same. All these organizations suffer from power games played at the top and powerlessness at lower levels, from infighting and bureaucracy, from endless meetings and a seemingly never-ending succession of change and cost-cutting programs.

Deep inside, we long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. The solution, according to many progressive scholars, lies with more enlightened management. But reality shows that this is not enough. In most cases, the system beats the individual-when managers or leaders go through an inner transformation, they end up leaving their organizations because they no longer feel like putting up with a place that is inhospitable to the deeper longings of their soul.

We need more enlightened leaders, but we need something more: enlightened organizational structures and practices. But is there even such a thing? Can we conceive of enlightened organizations?

In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness in the past, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organizations, each time bringing extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a radically more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals?

The pioneering organizations researched for this book have already “cracked the code.” Their founders have fundamentally questioned every aspect of management and have come up with entirely new organizational methods. Even though they operate in very different industries and geographies and did not know of each other’s experiments, the structures and practices they have developed are remarkably similar. It’s hard not to get excited about this finding: a new organizational model seems to be emerging, and it promises a soulful revolution in the workplace.

“Reinventing Organizations” describes in practical detail how organizations large and small can operate in this new paradigm. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories.

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