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The Practical Coach
Program length: 24:00

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Being a coach is all about encouraging, correcting and challenging your team. It's as simple as noticing how your team is performing, and then letting them know you notice. In other words... Coaching is the process of letting people know that what they do matters to you.

Realistic role plays covering a variety of topics -- from getting good work repeated and correcting poor work in a positive way, to dealing with employees' poor personal habits and tools for turning a dead-end performance around. Make The Practical Coach an everyday guide to using good judgment and caring about each member of your team.

The Practical Coach will teach your managers how to:

  • Reward good work - When you see it, say it.
  • Correct poor work - Make it private, and positive.
  • Turnaround a dead-end performer - Use The Two-Minute Challenge.

Also Available:

The Practical Coach 2

Languages Available (sold separately): English, Spanish (dubbed), Arabic (subtitled), Bahasa Indonesia (subtitled), Cantonese (dubbed), Chinese Traditional (subtitled), Dutch (subtitled), French (subtitled), French Canadian (dubbed), German (subtitled), Hebrew (subtitled), Japanese (subtitled), Russian (subtitled)

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The Practical Coach
reviewed by 8 people
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    Trainer - Professional Trainer
This is the first training film I've seen that delivers an honest, straightforward definition of coaching while encompassing many types of coaching. It outlines simple, straightforward processes for coaching good performance, coaching to improve performance (including personal issues adversely affecting performance), and coaching to eliminate performance problems. It also offers practical advice for dealing with employee sidetracks and for incorporating coaching into who you are as a manager. It's a must-see for all managers who want to realize their employees' potential and positively impact employee morale, productivity and the bottom line.

  • Realistic vignettes demonstrate the three different coaching processes and offer practical advice on how to deal with employees' attempts to sidetrack the issues.
  • The film addresses personal issues that most people don't want to talk about.
  • Skills practice isn't part of the self-study program.
3 out of 5 people thought the following review was helpful:
    R Crane - Brock University, St. Catharines
When you see it, say it! The Practical Coach was great, not to mention the workbook...found it chock full of good practical advice. It's a well-written, highly readable manual. I teach for an education faculty and my wife is involved with corporate training. Know that we shall be periodically checking your website in the coming months. Thank you.
2 out of 3 people thought the following review was helpful:
    Laural Wall - Anderson Consulting
I was very impressed with The Practical Coach. I felt the host was very sincere and believable, the scenarios realistic with just the right amount of humor to keep things entertaining. I would recommend this film.
2 out of 3 people thought the following review was helpful:
    Pamela Philips - Vanderbilt University
I love the idea of "when you see it, say it". Just a few simple words of recognition can be powerful motivation. The Practical Coach really hits the mark. I felt a bit uncomfortable during the "personal hygiene" scene, but the information was presented so well, I now believe I could even confront an employee with the subject...(hope I never have to) but great stuff here! Thanks!
2 out of 2 people thought the following review was helpful:
    Petula McIntosh - Stewart Title
The Practical Coach proved very informative and addressed the issues at hand. The information was presented in a clear, concise way and held my attention through the entirety of the program. Definitely worth viewing and an asset to management staff. The narration is perfect, acting is superb and points covered are very relevant.
1 out of 1 people thought the following review was helpful:
    Caroline Randa - Goodrich
The Practical Coach is an easy-to-use video that gives clear, concise direction on coaching. Various scenarios are use to reinforce the points being made. The message is clear and is reiterated frequently enough to drive learning. The actors are engaged and engaging. Also, the length of The Practical Coach is good, just long enough to get the point across, but not too long as to lose the audience. I have had the opportunity to use this great video several times and it is always well received by the employees I train.
    Gayle Sammons
My business partner and I are looking for videos to support our team and leadership training and development programs. "The Practical Coach" is professionally created, simple to understand yet insightful on the key characteristics of effective coaching in the workplace. We are seriously considering incorporating it into our overall program offerings.
    Tim Autrey - Practicing Perfection Institute
The Practical Coach video is the best coaching video I have ever seen. Containing both positive reinforcement and correction techniques, it hits the mark for grabbing interest, touching the emotions, and being memorable. The review at the end caps everything in a simple way, making for excellent retention. I have used this video in many training sessions containing primarily 'technically-minded' men who do not normally function on the feeling side of things. This video really grabs you in this area. When people's emotions are touched, they pay attention. It is truly excellent!

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