OUR DEFINITION OF COACHING

We believe in coaching for all levels of performance. Coaching is more a “pull” from the individual for answers and attentiveness for effective ways to develop strengths than it is a one-way push of information from a coach about poor performance.  We believe individuals own their own development and drive their own careers; coaches guide.  Individuals thrive when they can work autonomously so a coach is always on the side not in front of the coachee.  Effective coaches employ strategic questioning to provoke thought and effective dialogue.

OUR COACHING SERVICES

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Focused Development

TISOMO consultants are experienced coaches. Having more than 25 years of combined experience working in both the private and public sector, we have coached at every level— from C-Suite executives to frontline supervisors—on topics including leadership, performance, employee relations, compensation, and culture. Once coaching needs and outcomes are identified, coaching is delivered in the most appropriate and effective way: one-to-one; team-based; interdepartmental teams; or technology-enabled (call/video-conferencing).

 

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Our Coaching Model

Crafted from the latest research findings regarding optimal performance, we created our own unique model of coaching.  The model reflects our firm beliefs in coaching for all levels of performance:  average, above average, and below average.  Our model of coaching is dependent on the coachee taking an active role in his/her performance and career; expressing expectations for his or her own optimal performance; asking questions that focus attention on priority topics; and keeping his/her manager apprised of  outcomes, and as importantly, changes to work and career goals.

TCG uses an acronym to describe its coaching model:

  • Converse
  • Observe results
  • Ask questions
  • Clarify expectations
  • Hold accountable

red arrow lend a handCoaching as an Internal Capability

In addition to our coaching services including executive coaching, TISOMO conducts a Train-the-Trainer program for leaders to acquire the skills to build internal capability using the TISOMO model.  An internal capability offers organizations several benefits:

  • a way to foster autonomy in the workforce thereby aligning it to the science of optimal performance
  • when used with frequency, this way of coaching functions like a tool for implementing agile methodology – a way to quickly introduce ideas for improvement, try them, evaluate results, and move forward
  • a cultural shift away from a top-down ways of working
  • it rounds out development by going beyond training in a classroom by offering leaders, managers, and employees ways to develop through experience (This is an example of the best practice of development referred to as the 70/20/10 model.)
  • lessens the need for coaching services to be outsourced except for executive coaching, which is most effective when conducted by a coach who is not part of the organization
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Assessments

Each of us has a blind spot that can prevent us from achieving optimal performance. To reveal a blind spot, we use the following assessments (instruments) and the reports they generate to improve inter-personal effectiveness and performance.

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  • StrengthsFinder®
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)
  • Strong Interest Inventory®
  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict (TKI®)
  • Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behavior (FIRO-B®)
  • DiSC®

* Our coaches are certified in a variety of assessments each with their own ethical requirements that our coaches willingly agree to and follow.

OUR CONSULTANTS

Tanya HarrisTanya Harris

Tanya is passionate and maniacally focused on helping companies and individuals leverage their strengths and authenticity to achieve their leadership potential, develop professional capabilities, maximize effectiveness, and navigate complex business environments. She is results-oriented and pragmatic, leveraging over 25 years of experience from front-line to executive positions.

StrengthsFinder® Top Strengths:
Relator| Strategic | Command | Futuristic | Learner
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Reported Type: ISTJ
DiSC® Behavioral Style: SC

Coaching Mindset:

Focusing on strengths, Tanya helps her individual clients understand their talents and how to use them to effectively respond to challenging situations; work with others; get work done; produce desired results; and understand their bias and vulnerabilities. Tanya incorporates the results of StrengthsFinder® or Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) reports to the coaching engagement to facilitate the coaching conversation. Tanya guides her clients through the Strengths profile report, to crystallize their unique strengths, empower them to use their strengths to transform their relationships, provide them with techniques for using strengths-based development to address specific team-related or interpersonal challenges.  She also works with teams to discover, develop and use their unique talents for greater team engagement and productivity.

“Coaches are change experts who help individuals take responsibility and act to maximize their potential. The best individuals, teams, or organizations, in any field, can benefit from the support of a coach.”
-Tanya Harris, Founder & CEO

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Helene TraceyHelene Tracey

Helene is an accomplished Human Capital practitioner specializing in optimizing performance by strengthening the connections between organizational priorities and strategy (through structure, processes,  and people).  Having worked for Fortune 500 organizations and in a variety of industries, she has demonstrable outcomes in strengthening leadership effectiveness and employee engagement; building excellent relationships; providing considerable cost savings; and reducing attrition rates.  Peers describe Helene as a capability-centered thought leader interested in data-informed, best practices and innovative thinking for achieving maximum potential.  For 18+ years, Helene successfully coached a continuum of leaders—CEOs through frontline leaders.  She has coached in a variety of settings including one-on-one sessions; team coaching; creating and facilitating coaching programs as part of leadership development; and facilitating Train-the-Trainer coaching programs to build internal capability in organizations.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Reported Type: INTJ

Coaching Mindset:

Helene’s style is engaging and inquisitive.  Her perspective is naturally wide resulting in a strategic approach to coaching, then she hones her perspective to better connect with clients and guide them to identify priorities.  Using questioning and listening to gain perspective of how current situations are occurring for her coaching clients, Helene builds trusts and establishes rapport as the first steps in the coaching relationship.  She values the data gained from personality indicators (and other instruments) to expose blind spots and to allow clients to see themselves differently.  With this expanded view, they can benefit from coaching to reach their goals.

“Dynamic presenter and great material. The personal work examples used helped reinforce the materials being taught. Thank you for coming and sharing your expertise…The activities were very helpful. The way you handled difficult discussion from a spirit of solutions was awesome.”
– Leader at Family & Children’s Place

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