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March Learning Lab

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever

Categories: TAHRA Learning Lab

Presented by Katie Bleeker, SHRM-SCP
Zoom Meeting

In these times of quiet quitting, corporate layoffs, and malicious compliance bragging online, how do we shift our attention away from “people problems” and retrain our focus on developing and optimizing our individuals? How can we equip ourselves, our managers, and our team members to improve incrementally without rocking the boat—or worse, feeling like we’re shouting into the void? Join us as we walk through Michael Bungay Stanier’s book, The Coaching Habit, to build a plan for helping call forward individuals to learn, to improve, and to grow.  We’ll discover the Seven Essential Questions to get your people thinking and solving their own problems while lightening your load as a leader, and freeing you up for work that has impact and meaning.

At this lab, Katie will teach you about:

  • Coaching for development vs coaching for performance, what is needed to help your people own their own problems and development.
  • How to build your own strong habits to prevent your team from being overly dependent, steal your focus and attention, and disconnect you from work that has impact and meaning.
  • How to open coaching conversations (Kickstarter Question, AWE Question, Focus Question).
  • How to free up your own time and mental energy (Foundation Question, Lazy Question, Procrastination Question).
  • Workshopping specific examples you are struggling with to get an idea of how to start.

Katie Bleeker, SHRM-SCP is the Human Resources Manager at Capital Advisors, a financial services firm in Tulsa. Her long career in hospitality prepared her for many ups and downs in the workplace and workforce, and her stint in the financial sector has now prepared her for the truth—people are the same everywhere you go. When she’s not reconciling insurance invoices and screening candidates, she is developing management skills presentations for her team and creating birthday memes for everyone based on their favorite tv shows.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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March 30, 2023 | 2 - 4 p.m.

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