Last updated: Monday, January 29, 2018

Personal Coaching Page for: Michelle

This page contains all of the materials we will use together during our coaching sessions and will continually be updated for you. This will make it easy for you to have one place to go back to find anything we have covered.

To schedule our sessions, please click here or:

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Session #2

Here are the topics we will cover:

  • Review of the Power of Pause, Active listening, and Battle vs. Dance
  • Report in on your linguistic disfluency progress
  • How you will open the next (or how you opened the previous) Bi-monthly managers meeting
  • Using a Story Matrix
  • Learn how to use the 4 Aces - if time permits

DONE - Please complete these steps:

Step 1 - Watch the TEDx talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action (18-minutes)

Step 2 - Watch the 6-Signals (6-minutes plus Workwork)

Step 3 - Schedule Session #1

Step 1: Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action


Simon Sinek's Golden Circle

  1. Why = Purpose: What is your cause? What do you believe?
  2. How = Process: Specific actions taken to realize the why.
  3. What = Result: What do you do? The results of why. Proof!

Workwork: During Session #1, we'll talk about the content from this talk and how it relates to your work at Kaiser Permanente and beyond. Please take notes during the video.

Step 2: The 6 Signals

Ed Wohlmuth wrote the Overnight Guide to Public Speaking in 1983, which led me to use one of his techniques in every single presentation I have delivered since. When you use these 6 Signals with your audiences, you will see a difference in how they respond to you and you will have an unfair advantage over other presenters who do not cover them:

  1. I will not waste your time
  2. I know who you are
  3. I am well organized
  4. I know my subject
  5. Here is my most important point
  6. I am finished

Workwork: Experiment with Signal #1 in all meetings that you manage both in person and online. We will talk about the reactions of your audiences when we meet for Session #1. If you want to stretch a bit, try to consciously cover all 6 Signals in a few meetings or presentations and note the reactions of the audience.

Step 3: Schedule Session #1

Please use the link above to schedule this session and I will see you in Oakland or Pleasanton soon. My email is if you need to reach me or 510-579-8530.

DONE - Session #1

Here are the topics we will cover:

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Action
  • The 6 Signals and your experience with them
  • Active Listening
  • Battles vs. Dances
  • The Power of Pause
  • Using a Story Matrix

Session #2

See above for more details.

Session #3

This session will be specifically designed to cover topics that apply to you following Session #2.

Session #4

This session will be specifically designed to cover topics that apply to you following Session #3.

Following this session, we will evaluate the next steps to determine if you require or want additional coaching sessions. Additional sessions must be approved in writing before coaching can continue.