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Coaching Your Clients to Coach

  • Women's Resource Center 628 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC, 27405 United States (map)

The challenges of the workplace today require a leader to be able to call forth and leverage the maximum contribution of everyone in the organization. This involves helping others discover and develop untapped potential, and to assume increased responsibility and accountability. Unleashing talent, expanding ownership, and improving performance in others can be maximized using coaching.  Drawing in part from the presenter’s book, Stealth Coaching: Everyday Conversation for Extraordinary Results (2013), this session will support your ability to help others learn to use coaching as a leadership tool.  

Benefit of Program for Coaches:

  • Define coaching as a leadership competency and describe how it differs from other leadership behaviors
  • Help your client assess when to use coaching appropriately and effectively
  • Demonstrate core skills and methods of coaching to your clients
  • Describe specific benefits coaching can have for your client’s own effectiveness and that of the organization

Presenter: Rob Kramer, CEO of Kramer Leadership, LLC

Since 1998, Rob Kramer has provided executive coaching, consulting and business training for a variety of sectors, specializing in public and academic leadership and team development.  He has served more than fifteen years in academia, most recently as the founding director the Center for Leadership & Organizational Excellence at NC A&T State University.  Prior to that he was the director of Training & Organizational Development at the University of North Carolina, where he oversaw management, supervisory and leadership development for the University's 12,000 faculty and staff.  Rob continues working in faculty leadership development at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
He specializes in helping leaders use coaching in the workplace, and to support cultures of coaching.

Rob is the author of Stealth Coaching: Everyday Conversations for Extraordinary Results (2013), and Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty – A Practical Handbook (2016).  He has contributed a leadership column for Advance healthcare magazine, and is delighted to have lectured at a TED conference, where he spoke on The Opposite Stress

Rob is an executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), an organization ranked among the best executive education providers in the world.  He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute, the premiere executive leadership training facility for the Federal government, where he teaches and coaches for both the residential and customized programs.  Additionally, Rob has guest lectured at Yale University, the University of Virginia, Duke University, NC State University, and the University of Colorado, among other academic institutions.  

Rob received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware. Concentrating on Social Psychology, Rob's primary focus was examining group behavior, dynamics and interactions.  He received an MFA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina and was the founder and executive director of two theatre companies.  Rob completed his studies in Organizational Development at UNC-Charlotte.  He is an International Coach Federation (ICF) and CCL certified coach, and is an active member of the Institute of Coaching (Harvard), ICF, and the Organizational Development Network.