Sunday, January 25, 2009

Transformation­–The Mark of a Master Coach; Organizational Development of Western New York

Organizational Development Network of WNY
Meeting Announcement
February 6, 2009, 9:30 to Noon

Transformation­–The Mark of a Master Coach
Fran Ritzenthaler and Donna Hartney

Location: New Era Cap, 160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
Date and Time: February 6, 2009: 9:30 to noon

Coaching is an excellent tool for improving individual performance in the workplace. At a minimum it adds value by helping clients address immediate, pressing needs. At its best coaching is a transformational experience that helps clients overcome their most troublesome blocks to performance, achieve performance excellence, and build their capacity to achieve ever-higher performance levels. Being a catalyst for transformation is the mark of a master coach. Join us in this highly interactive session where Fran and Donna will share their thinking about and experience in transformational coaching.

This session will include a thought-provoking presentation on transformation and strategies for achieving it drawn from performance-relevant research in the neurosciences. Participants will also engage in informative and entertaining experiential activities that will put to the test their knowledge and their ability to create performance breakthroughs.

Learning Outcomes:

- Identify the hallmarks of transformation
- Understand why building the capacity for change is key to transformation
- Apply three techniques to break through to transformation
- Explore recent advances in the neurosciences that change how we think about transformation
- Recognize eight pitfalls to transformational coaching

Francis Ritzenthaler has been a coach for over 28 years both during his career with General Motors and in private practice. He works with coaching clients in for-profit companies in industries such as banking, manufacturing, finance and medicine and in non-profit organizations such as churches and counselling centres. Fran conducts ongoing research into the interrelationship of MBTI archetypes, performance and transformation.

Donna Hartney, Ph.D., coaches as part of her international performance consulting practice. She has worked with coaching clients in a range of industries such as investment banking, healthcare, consulting, consumer products and law enforcement. She earned a Ph.D. with a focus on human resource development and is conducting research into the nature of changeability and methods to enhance it

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-Michael Cardus is the founder of Create-Learning-Team Building, an experiential based training and development consulting organization, as well as a blogger for TeamBuilding NY. Mike specializes in team development and leadership development consulting and training, creating team-building programs that retain talented staff members, increase production and effectiveness of your team. He lives in Buffalo, NY, and travels to you to serve your team-building and leadership training needs, wherever and whenever fits your schedule.