FAQ’s About Us

Dear Readers,
Today we thought we’d address some common FAQ’s about us. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.allisonjweaver.consulting/

Here are some answers below:

How Do Your Sessions Work?
A. Our Approach

1. Our approach is primarily an alliance between the coach/consultant and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential.
2. We value aspects of both coaching, which involves the coach drawing out the client’s full potential and consulting, where the consultant brings expertise to the client’s situation.
3. Our coaching/consulting relationship is a partnership which:

Unlocks a potential to maximize performance.
Allows the client flexibility
Encourages Accountability
Helps clients learn by doing
Inspires creative thinking, growth, and strategies.
Provides structure, advice and guidance.

4. Finally, the “answers” that you are looking for come about through the work done in our joint partnership.

B. Quick Definitions for Your Consideration

1. Coaching: Coaching develops leadership, strategy, relationships and communication through facilitation, accountability, listening, and challenge.
2. Consulting: Giving expert advice, strategies, expertise, and experienced opinions to clients on decisions and situations of importance. Consultants are specialists in their field.
3. Counseling: Helping people resolve psychological or mental health problems, through licensed mental health counseling. We do not offer psychological or mental health counseling or therapy in our sessions?

What are the responsibilities of the Consultant/Coach and Client?

A. The Basics

1. Clarify and encourage you to set the goals that you really want.
2. Help you and your team focus better in order to produce results more quickly.
3. Provide you with the tools, support and structure to accomplish more of your goals.

B. The Coach’s Focus

1. The main focus is on helping each client navigate and enhance cross-cultural relationships, improve communication with peers and patients, and work towards reducing burnout and enhance well-being in their department.

C. Other Responsibilities of the Coach:

1. Ask questions, encourage, advise, challenge, make requests and listen.
2. Keep you on track with your goals, values and vision.
3. Value clarification, identifying plans of action, and examining modes of operating.
4. Giving feedback and empowering actions.
5. Provide and facilitate sessions.
6. Customize sessions to fit each client’s need.
7. Demonstrate 100% commitment to the process.

D. Responsibilities of the Client

1. Expect Your Best – Give Your Best Effort.
2. Be Willing to Change and Take Action.
3. Be Open to Feedback.
4. Do the Required Homework.
5. Let Your Coach Know How You Feel About the Process.
6. Be Committed and Focused.
7. Request Adjustments as Needed to Help Your Learning.
8. Understand That You Will Grow.
9. Be Willing to Step Up to Face the Challenge.
10. Come Prepared. Fill out the Coaching Preparation For

Where Can I Find a PDF Version of Your Forms, Policies and Contract?
A version of our contract, terms, and policies are available for download here

Will coaching really help my team?

Check out this helpful article from the Harvard Business Review for more information: https://hbr.org/2015/04/will-that-cross-cultural-coach-really-help-your-team .

More about us: http://www.allisonjweaver.consulting/learn-more

Research Tuesday: Theme: Body Language

Here is some recent research on body language. Educate yourself, and discover some helpful hints for your life or business.

Modrzejewski, D. M. (2017). Social Identity and Its Influence on the Company Officer and Firefighter Relationship (Doctoral dissertation, Grand Canyon University).
Bogova, H. S. (2017). Conflicts in the Workplace. In ИННОВАЦИОННЫЕ НАУЧНЫЕ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ: ТЕОРИЯ, МЕТОДОЛОГИЯ, ПРАКТИКА (pp. 246-248).
Christensen, J. F., Cela‐Conde, C. J., & Gomila, A. (2017). Not all about sex: neural and biobehavioral functions of human dance. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1400(1), 8-32.
Jovanović, M., & Zdravković, D. (2017). NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT. Facta Universitatis, Series: Physical Education and Sport, 15(1), 195-206.
Calbi, M., Angelini, M., Gallese, V., & Umiltà, M. A. (2017). “Embodied Body Language”: an electrical neuroimaging study with emotional faces and bodies. Scientific Reports, 7.
Kahn-Horwitz, J., Mittelberg, D., Bell-Kligler, R., & Schultz, R. G. (2017). Mentoring-Learning in a Cross-Language and Cross-Cultural Framework: Australian Pre-service Teachers and Israeli Mentor-Teachers. In Narratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience (pp. 77-93). Springer, Singapore.
Notenboom, T. (2017). Using Technology to Recognise Emotions in Autistic People (Bachelor’s thesis, University of Twente).
Savov, S. A. (2017). DANCE NARRATOLOGY (SIGHT, SOUND, MOTION AND EMOTION). TICS, 1332.
Verma, T. NCERT Class XII Sociology: Chapter 2–Cultural Change (Social Change and Development in India).
Özerdem, M. S., & Polat, H. (2017). Emotion recognition based on EEG features in movie clips with channel selection. Brain Informatics, 1-12.
Horrell, K., & Andrade, J. (2017). Qualitatively Assessing Undergraduate Dietetic Students’ Abilities to Counsel in a Nutrition Therapy Class. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(7), S64.
Gilquin, G. (2017). NESSI: A multimodal corpus of New Englishes. In International Conference on Multimodal Communication: Developing New Theories and Methods (ICMC2017).
Mauksch, L. B. (2017). Physicians Interrupting Patients—Reply. JAMA, 318(1), 94-95.
Očenášová, Z. V. Trap of a wrong question Work with emotions in mediation through non-verbality and body-language.
Sluys, K. B. (2017). The Effects of Conformity on Eyewitness Testimony and Confidence.
Philumon, J. (2017). Recent Trends and Technologies in Hand Gesture Recognition. International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, 8(5).
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A Few Things of Interest: A Weekly Roundup: Topic = Physician/Surgeon Suicide

Since we couldn’t post recently, we’ll post one longer post now.

Weekly Roundup: Physician Suicide (in order of publication)

MacDonald, H. (2017). Crossing the Rubicon: Death in ‘The Year of the Transplant’. Medical history, 61(1), 107-127.
Rothenberger, D. A. (2017). Physician Burnout and Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Framework for Action. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 60(6), 567-576.
Currie, J., & MacLeod, W. B. (2017). Diagnosing expertise: Human capital, decision making, and performance among physicians. Journal of Labor Economics, 35(1), 1-43.
Shanafelt, T. D., & Noseworthy, J. H. (2017, January). Executive leadership and physician well-being: nine organizational strategies to promote engagement and reduce burnout. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 92, No. 1, pp. 129-146). Elsevier.
Kuhn, C. M., & Flanagan, E. M. (2017). Self-care as a professional imperative: physician burnout, depression, and suicide. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d’anesthésie, 64(2), 158-168.
Damasceno, K. S., de Sousa Barbosa, É., Pimentel, J. V. C., Júnior, A. G. T., de Meneses, A. C. P., Júnior, J. G., … & Biruel, E. P. (2017). Suicide among Physicians and Methodological Similarities of MEDLINE/PubMED and BVS/BIREME Open Access Bibliographic Databases: A Systematic Review with Metanalysis. Health, 9(02), 352.
Ho, C., Siegfried, J., Remo, K., & Laskin, J. (2017). P1. 05-060 Adherence to Surveillance Guidelines in Resected NSCLC: Physician Compliance and Impact on Outcomes. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 12(1), S651-S652.
Shorter, E. (2017). Doctors and their patients: A social history. Routledge.
Stain, S. C., & Farquhar, M. (2017). Should doctors work 24 hour shifts?. BMJ, 358, j3522.

Media

Dr. Pamela Wible

Our apologies for the low quality video.

Here’s another helpful  video by Dr. Wible:

Tools / Tips

What to do when your coworker tells you that they are suicidal:

  1. If the situation is serious, call 911  (or  the emergency number in your country). If you aren’t comfortable with that, or at least the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: tel:1-800-273-8255:  More information here: http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/role-co-workers-preventing-suicide-sprc-customized-information-series
  2.  Do some research. Here are some examples:

3. Check in with the person, and invite them to have a conversation. Make some excuse to engage them.

4. Don’t ignore signs of trouble and assume HR will intervene.  Research whether your workplace has an employee assistance program. Some people with depression feel too emotionally exhausted to take these kinds of steps to help themselves, so just doing this can help them immensely.

5. A goal oriented approach often helps more than a problem-based approach, when helping people overcome depression.

6. Call your Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) phone number for advice.

These are only a few ways to help. We recommend that you research other ways to help and seek expert guidance as needed.

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