Course curriculum

  • 01

    What is Executive Coaching?

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    • What is Executive Coaching?

    • What Will You Learn?

    • Course Syllabus

    • Audio ONLY - What is Executive Coaching?

    • Audio ONLY - What Will You Learn?

  • 02

    Starting a Coaching Program

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    • Launching the Program

    • Confidentiality Agreement Template

    • Using Assessment Tools

    • Predictive Index

    • Predictive Index Catalyst Profile

    • PI Subway Case Study

    • Audio ONLY - Launching the Program

    • Audio ONLY - Using Assessment Tools

    • Audio ONLY - Predictive Index

  • 03

    Conducting a 360 Process

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    • Launching the 360

    • 360 Participant Template

    • 360 Suggested Language Email Template

    • A Typical 360 Discussion

    • 360 Interview Guide Template

    • Bridges Sample 360 Executive Summary

    • 360 Executive Summary Template

  • 04

    Client Feedback, Creating a Coaching Plan & Alignment

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    • Feedback with Client

    • Creating the Coaching Plan

    • Boss/Client Alignment Meeting

    • Sample Coaching Objectives Plan

    • Coaching Objectives Plan Template

    • Sample Leadership Objectives Plan

    • Leadership Objectives Plan Template

    • Audio ONLY - Feedback with Client

    • Audio ONLY - Creating the Coaching Plan

    • Audio ONLY - Boss/Client Alignment Meeting

  • 05

    Typical Coaching Session

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    • How: Questions - Open, Provocative & Concrete

    • Commitments for Homework

    • When it Works & When it Doesn't - Coaching Tricks

    • Coaching Session Notes Template

    • Audio ONLY - How: Questions - Open, Provocative and Concrete

    • Audio ONLY - Commitments for Homework

    • Audio ONLY - When it Works and When it Doesn't - Coaching Tricks

  • 06

    Neuropsychology in Coaching

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    • The Neuropsychology of Humans

    • The Neuropsychology of Decisions

    • The Neuropsychology of Change

    • Link to Harvard Implicit Association Tests

    • Neuropsychology Cheat Sheet - RIPPLES

    • Audio ONLY - Neuropsychology of Humans

    • Audio ONLY - Neuropsychology of Decisions

    • Audio Only - Neuropsychology of Change

  • 07

    Making Changes Stick

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    • Transition vs. Change

    • Transition Model

    • Transition Checklist

    • Habits vs. Executive Functioning

    • The Role of Environment

    • Image of Brain Scan After 20 Minute Walk

    • Audio ONLY - Transitions vs. Change

    • Audio ONLY - Habits vs. Executive Functioning

    • Audio ONLY - The Role of Environment

  • 08

    Closing Out the Program

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    • Closing Out the Program

    • Document Retention & Final Session

    • Audio ONLY - Closing Out the Program

    • Audio ONLY - Document Retention & Final Session

Kelly Thorp

Instructor Bio:

Kelly Thorp has more than 20 years experience in human resources at publicly traded corporations and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Bridges team, she was a Senior Vice President of Human Resources for a $700 million retailer, and has served in human resources leadership roles in healthcare and information technology consulting. Ms. Thorp approaches each client partnership with a focus on strategic human resources analysis and planning, and hands-on development of successful programs. Her expertise in all aspects of human resources is vast, and includes leadership development, performance management, leadership competency development, talent acquisition, culture development, employee rewards and organizational design and effectiveness. Ms. Thorp received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. Kelly lives in Edina with her husband and two dogs.

Kelly Thorp

President