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).
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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Tools and Tips: Time

Time is short. We know that we lack sufficient time to do everything we wish to do. Time is often more valuable than finance, especially when it comes to quality of relationships. We know this to be true in business connections, but it is especially pertinent in the case of working with clients and patients. Some people feel that they do not have time to get to know their clients or patients. However, taking that time is very useful for improving quality of care. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you think through your relationships with clients and patients:
1. How am I interacting with my clients/patients? Do I see them more as a financial opportunity or as a person?
2. How can I improve my interactions with clients/patients and give them high quality services/care?
3. What is one area I can work on improving as far as these interactions are concerned? How can I reach that goal?

These are only a few questions to consider.

Below, you will also find a very practical way to get to know your clients. This is a short talk by Butch Bellah: