eCoaching helps you get better at whatever you do and guides individuals and organizations towards realizing specific goals and shared visions:
through online training, facilitation and support
using outside programs and/or the My eCoach program
in an effective and sustainable, train-the-trainer model
We help organizations determine their goals, refine expectations, find strengths of each member, choose the appropriate people from their organization to be eCoaches, design an effective and sustainable program to reach those goals, and train and support the eCoaches in implementing their program.Every person and program is unique. Planning is the key to a successful program.Let ourstaff and Certificated eCoaches help customize a plan to attain your organizationsí vision.
Who can Benefit from eCoaching?
Any individual or any group, school, district, company, or organization who:
has a vision that affects a large group but is not sure how to reach it.
has a vision that affects one person or a small group but is not sure how to reach it.
knows their team needs professional development but is not sure what to do next and what their goals are.
is having a problem communicating their expectations to their team.
is not satisfied with the direction of their current professional development program.
wants team engagement and a successful, sustained online community.
needs a plan that utilizes their own system and/or people.
needs a plan that supplements traditional training methods with an online platform for support, resources, communication, collaboration, etc.
is required to have their course or classroom be available online.
has regular online meetings.
wants team members to have a feeling of ownership.
The process of eCoaching is more than the technology or the online tools: it is the people. The power of eCoaching and online facilitation is knowing how to build and sustain an online community. It is more than just creating a website or blog and hoping that people read and comment on it. An online facilitator fosters engagement based on motivation of meeting learning goals.
What Makes a Good eCoach?
Many people think that simply because they have technical skills or know how to train/mentor/coach others that they will be good eCoach. There are specific skills a facilitator needs to make an online group or class successful:
careful observation before reacting
empathy for diverse learners
active listening skills
sensitivity to overall group dynamics
background on design of online communities
how to foster engagement and determine motivation
courage to allow the group to move into areas where the facilitator may not feel comfortable
Selecting the appropriate eCoach for your vision can determine the success rate of your program. We have over 15 years of eCoaching experience and have worked with groups, districts, schools, and organizations worldwide. Let our team work with you to correctly select team leaders who will guide your program to success.
Comprehensive professional development integration, technology
coaches/ integration specialists, virtual learning, and professional
learning communities are just a few facets of My eCoach that are
eligible for stimulus money through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and other funding sources. Learn more...
"You can see everything that is going to be put up on the Internet while you are working on it."
Preston Hall Middle School - Waitsburg, WA