The purpose of creativity and innovation coaching is to help leaders and teams cultivate creativity and sustain innovation
As a leader are you creating an environment for creativity to flourish or are you unwittingly cutting it off at the pass? How do you nurture creativity and get the best out of your team?
Coaching will help you address challenges, learn new skills and develop new habits:
- Develop creative confidence
- Develop a growth mindset in yourself and your team:* Embody appropriate risk-taking, and learning from failure
- Reframe barriers, discover valuable insights and get unstuck
- Translate insights into action and change behaviors to produce desired results
- Develop the 5 Discovery Skills mastered by disruptive innovators: Observing, Questioning, Associating, Experimenting and Networking
- Orchestrate collaboration in your team and organization
- Develop coach-approach to leading and managing
Foster a culture that brings out the best in your team
Google researched it’s own teams and discovered five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams at Google:
- Psychological safety: Can we take risks on this team without feeling insecure or embarrassed?
- Dependability: Can we count on each other to do high-quality work on time?
- Structure & clarity: Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our team clear?
- Meaning of work: Are we working on something that is personally important for each of us?
- Impact of work: Do we fundamentally believe that the work we’re doing matters?
How does your team compare?
What are the benefits of Creativity and Innovation Coaching?
The coaching process encourages the development of leadership, creativity, commitment, and responsibility.
- Coaching provides focused time to address matters of importance
- Practice new skills and develop new habits
- Build capacity for leadership
- Accelerates progress
- Improve relationships (personal, professional and volunteer)
- Increase creativity, productivity, and efficiency
- Increase your effectiveness
*Carol Dweck is the originator of the “Growth Mindset” Concept
Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning. When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation. In contrast, people at primarily fixed-mindset companies report more of only one thing: cheating and deception among employees, presumably to gain an advantage in the talent race.
Coaching is offered via group facilitation on-site, or by phone or Skype for private one-on-one sessions, and group conference calls.