AWIS Webinar – Simple Coaching Skills for Managers

By AWIS National

Shift your mindset from managing to coaching, from telling to asking questions, with the outcome of enhancing behavioral change and improving performance of individuals and teams.

In this in workshop, coaching is defined and then contrasted with mentoring and consulting with two experienced coaches providing demonstrations for clarity. The first half of the workshop is spent on shifting to a coaching mindset by asking open-ended questions, withholding judgment, trusting intuition, and adopting a perspective of curiosity. The second half of the workshop introduces a four-step coaching model based on John Whitmore’s G.R.O.W. approach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define coaching as contrasted with mentoring and consulting.
  • Explore a coaching mindset as opposed to a management mindset.
  • Identify and practice the four steps of Whitmore’s G.R.O.W. coaching model.

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Meet the Speakers

Susan Morris, M.Ed., CPCC, ACC, Personal Growth Speaker 

Susan Morris, an internationally certified professional coach and personal growth speaker has more than 30 years of experience in partnering with individuals, functional groups, new and mature teams and organizations primarily in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.  Her clients include 7 of the Forbes Top 10 global pharmaceutical organizations, medical device companies and contract research organizations.

Susan holds a Master’s in Education from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College. Susan is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) graduating from the Coaches Training Institute and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation.  Susan has an additional accreditation as a group coach through the Institute for Life Coaching Training.

Susan is a frequent speaker for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association chapters.  Susan has presented repeatedly for East Coast Chapters of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS), Association of Training and Development (ATD), Association of Medical Writers of America (AMWA), Bucks County SCORE, Delaware BIO, East Coast Chapters of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and global/annual conferences for the Drug Information Association (DIA) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

Lara Kallander, PhD, MAPP

Lara Kallander, PhD, MAPP, is a scientist, speaker, and professional coach. She is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life. After getting a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, she devoted much of her career to the discovery of lifesaving medicines at GlaxoSmithKline, with 15 publications and 23 patent applications. She enjoyed moving up the career ladder there, from individual contributor to manager and then director. After 18 years in pharmaceuticals, the desire to address well-being in a more immediate way led her to a master’s degree in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her experience and education paved the way to establish a business in 2019 called Thriving Through Adversity Coaching. Through her business as a well-being coach, she supports women in science clarify their own definition of success and them make plans to achieve it. This is based on the clients’ values and often includes getting more connection, meaning, and joy in their lives. She is also an adjunct instructor at Simmons University, to support women in science being their personal best.