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Coaching for Managers

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Hello leaders!
As a manager, you have a wide variety of conversations with your colleagues and the people who report to you – spanning from tactical work guidance (“I don’t know how to get X done.”) to career advice (“I might want to try a new role.”) to frustrations at work (“I’m having a hard time negotiating resources.”) to performance feedback (“Am I meeting expectations?”). This workshop is focused on giving managers a mental framework and tools, along with ample practice time, so you can leave prepared to effectively coach your team members.

Workshop Learning Objectives

1. Define coaching (and how it differs from directing, mentoring, and giving feedback).

2. Identify common use cases for coaching.

3. Demonstrate curiosity and openness while guiding the flow of a coaching conversation.

4. Time allowing: adjust coaching style depending on the situation, the person’s needs, or how the conversation unfolds.

Facilitator- Adrienne Kortas
A seasoned professional with expertise in leadership development and talent management, I have experience creating and facilitating development programs for executives at Fortune 50 companies. As an executive coach and facilitator, I am regularly sought out as a resource for a range of opportunities – whether a 1:1 coaching engagement, facilitating training or keynoting an event. Most recently, I spearheaded Leadership Development initiatives for Amazon’s Global Talent Management organization, where we launched innovative strengths-based coaching and Annual Review processes.


March 5
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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(206) 886-0556