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Live Presentation | Strength in Numbers: Why Group Coaching Works

  • 20 May 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • OneAmerica Headquarters (tower) | One American Square, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (meet in main lobby; event held on lower level)
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Strength in Numbers: Why Group Coaching Works

with Sean Olson

Friday, May 20, 2016

More and more organizations are using group coaching as a tool to develop their employees. Group coaching can be used to support employees in a leadership development program, peers who are going through a shared experience (e.g., newly promoted managers), employees who need to build broader and more diverse internal networks, or individuals from the same work group or function who are trying to become a high-performing team. This approach provides an opportunity for a small group of individuals (typically around five to eight) to benefit from the guidance and support of a professional coach while also learning from one another.

In this session we’ll share when group coaching tends to work best, how group coaching should be structured, considerations for creating ownership, and tips to ensure group coaching has a lasting impact. 

Meet the presenter: Sean Olson, FlashPoint HR

Sean Olson offers innovative thinking and fresh perspective as he helps organizations solve their talent management challenges. He supports many of FlashPoint’s national accounts, connecting clients and prospects with our services. Sean has extensive experience with strategic planning, leadership development, training, coaching, and succession planning, which allows him to easily assess and understand clients’ needs and help them find answers that move their organizations forward.

Before FlashPoint, Sean was the director of business development at Kelley Executive Partners, the executive education arm at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. In his role he provided customized leadership development and business solutions to companies around the world by developing and facilitating courses (both in-person and online), coaching executives and high-potential employees, and advising clients on business solutions. Sean also served a dozen years as lead minister at Valley Mills Christian Church in Indianapolis, where he inspired life change, developed a network of leaders, and implemented strategic initiatives that doubled the size of the church. 

Sean holds a master’s degree from Cincinnati Christian University and a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Christian University. He is a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Executive Stakeholder Coach and has training in advanced corporate coaching and coaching essentials through Coach U. Sean sits on the board of directors for the Pourhouse Café in Bloomington, Indiana, and has served on the leadership council for the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis.

Session Details:

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.  Registration; open networking

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Open networking

The program will be held at the One America headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, in the Lower Level Education Center. Please meet in the main lobby and someone will escort you to the room! (map)

Parking Process at OneAmerica

1. Print parking pass

Place this printable parking pass on your dashboard.

2. Buckle up.  We care about your safety.

3. Enter the parking lot off of Capitol Ave.

  • Parking Lot gate is open from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. for arrival, and 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. for departure.
  • For those arriving after 8 a.m., buzz the security gate and identify yourself with the ATD–CIC.

4. Park on the 6th floor (top of garage), then take elevator to the Skyway.

5. Meet in main lobby by large monitor at end of hallway- Look for an ATD-CIC sign. (You will pass the cafe and gift shop).  ATD–CIC Program Event committee members will take it from there.


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