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Executive Coach Training Series

(take in any order)

Executive Coach Tools: Help Clients Lead in Their Organizations with Backbone and Heart  
7-week live webinar course
14 hours

Suite of ROI Offerings: Taken ala carte, or all together, your choice. Here are the courses:

Calculating the ROI of Your Executive Coaching

The Leadership Vision Kit

Live ROI Q&A Teleclass with Mary Beth

Overview: A Short Introduction to Systemic Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart
1.5 hours

Pattern Shift Executive Coaching: Help Clients Change Leader-Team Patterns that Drive Them Crazy
On-Demand prerecorded webinar
1.5 hours

seminar dates

Training for OD/HR Executive Coach departments

To set up Internal Coach Training in your organization, contact Mary Beth O'Neill


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with Backbone and Heart

by Mary Beth O'Neill

Products Availableo on the Store Page: Practices to Increase Leadership Effectiveness 

Leading with Backbone and Heart
Shifting Leader-Team Patterns
Leadership Vision
Leadership Team Alignment
Leadership Team Coordination
Cascading Alignment
Performance Management

Executive Coach Training

If you are an experienced professional in any of the following roles, the Executive Coach Training Series is for you:

  • Executive Coach
  • OD Consultant
  • OD VP's/Director
  • HR VP's/Director
  • Learning Officer
  • Internal or External Practitioner

Note: This Series teaches advanced coaching skills, specifically designed for the business environment. Participants need to have mastered basic coaching skills in order to get the most out of the training series.

"I'm experiencing great success with my consulting business and I attribute a lot of that to the clarity I gained from your coaching seminars and your thoughtful and authentic facilitation and guidance. "

Paula C. Dillard
President/Principal Consultant

Executive Coach Tools: Help Clients Lead in Their Organizations with Backbone and Heart
(Delivered as a live webinar course)

Total ICF 14 hrs.

Are you having the 3 ESSENTIAL CONVERSATIONS with your executive coach clients?
If not, you may be failing them.

2 people talking

If you want to break through to the next level of your coaching and...

* Increase your credibility
* Boost your success with your clients, and
* Build your portfolio with upper level executives…

...then this course is right for you.

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The course is organized around the 3 ESSENTIAL CONVERSATIONS that help your clients be successful with their teams.  These conversations help leaders to --

When leaders know how to interact in these 3 ways -- to unleash a team rather than dampen it -- their teams prosper with initiative, creativity, commitment, effectiveness, and results.  

When you are unfamiliar with this territory, your clients are underserved.  


In order to help leaders develop in these three areas, executive coaches need to understand and master the same territory, along with how it applies to your role as coaches to executives.

Here they are listed in ascending order of complexity:


What the Executive Coach Tools course includes:

We explore models, practices, and tools that cover each of the 4 steps along the Success Path, targeting these 7 --

7 models

Navigate: Self-in-System

   1. Develop Backbone and Heart, for both leaders and coaches.

Unlock: Authority is a Resource

   2. Help your client use the Waterline Model to diagnose leader-team problems to get back on track.

   3. Learn Change Dynamics that require specific roles and interaction dynamics to help people    
       through their natural resistance and overwhelm.

Synergize: Integrate Leader Functioning, Team Functioning, and Business Results

   4. Learn the Leadership Alignment Cycle of best leadership team practices.

   5. Support your client to develop a Leadership Vision that integrates results and relationship.

   6. Help leaders gain Leadership Team Alignment for engaged and mobilized teams.

In order to do all of the above -- Hone: Enhance Your Role as a Coach

    7.  Use the Client Responsibility Model of Coaching.

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The Executive Coach Tools course also includes:

14 hours of live online training.
(7 two-hour sessions over 7 weeks so you can apply your learning immediately)

14 ICF Core Competency CCE units. 

The training is interactive.
Mary Beth talks with you rather than at you, while covering a lot of material.  
There are many opportunities to have live conversations.

You work through one of your actual client situations, applying all of the frameworks you learn in the course.

There is an extensive Workbook for you to take notes on the models.

You receive 8 Leadership Practice Tools from the Leadership Alignment Cycle to review what resources would be good for your clients, and to help you prepare for your sessions with them. 
Each tool has  --

Best practices in leader-team interactions, 
A leader self-assessment, 
Backbone and Heart challenges your client must navigate, and 
A leader's worksheet that can also be used to guide you in your sessions with your client. 

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1.5 hour additional teleclass with Mary Beth to cement your learning

Online community exclusively for alumni of this course 
(for support, brainstorming,  and Q&A to deepen your knowledge and experience with systemic executive coaching)

Recordings of the webinar sessions available for review for 4 months after the end of the course


Super Early Bird Special

Extra Bonus for early registration --Deep Discount on Overview webinar

Access to the Overview of Systemic Executive Coaching webinar 
for a deep discount from $75 to $42

Available only at time of early registration


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Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm USA Pacific Time 

Session 1:   October 17, 2018
Session 2:   October 24, 2018
Session 3:   October 31, 2018
Session 4:   November 7, 2018
Session 5:    November 14, 2018
1 week break U.S. Thanksgiving
Session 6: November 28, 2018
Session 7: December 5, 2018

Bonus Teleclass: January 16, 2019, Wednesday 11:00 am-12:30 pm USA Pacific Time

  Click here to get more information on Executive Coach Tools  

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Mary Beth has used these coaching approaches with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, in industries as diverse as high tech, utilities, hospitality, manufacturing, and healthcare. 

You receive the benefit of her 25+ years as an executive coach and her 23 years of teaching these skills to graduate students.

You will learn what works best to partner with executives and help them achieve outstanding outcomes.

A Suite of ROI Offerings

A Suite of ROI Offerings, taken ala carte, or all together

  Click here to get more information about the Suite of ROI Offerings  

Overview: Systemic Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

This is a recorded webinar, you get online access anytime.

Continuing Coach Education

  Click here to get more information on Overview Webinar  

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Pattern Shift Executive Coaching: Help Clients Change Leader-Team Patterns that Drive Them Crazy

This is a recorded webinar, you get online access anytime.

CCE 2 hours

  Click here to get more information on Pattern Shift Executive Coaching  

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arrow Training with a Pre-requisite

(requires the Executive Coach Tools webinar training)

Skill Intensive Seminar:Integration Practice with the Executive Coach Tools through the Entire Coaching Contract
(Delivered as an in-person seminar in Seattle)
Core Competency credits: TBA

  Click here to get more information on Skill Intensive Seminar  

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"We have used your elegantly simple model with great results. By focusing on specific business results, we can help our clients zero in on what is most important. In addition, the model helps our clients to quickly recognize their strengths and weaknesses."

Jennifer Joyce
Leadership Development Specialist

arrow Internal Coach Training:

Our highly effective methods prepare internal coaching resources in your organization to amplify their success in executive development.
To set up Internal Coach Training in your organization, contact Mary Beth O'Neill (mbo@mboExecutiveCoaching.com)