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Box of Crayon’s flagship training program is inspired by the best-selling book, The Coaching Habit®. It's been implemented at top organizations around the world.
The Benefits of Coach-like Curiosity
We help learners across the entire organization develop their own coach-like curiosity habit. From the C-Suite to people managers to customer-centric roles, coach-like curiosity is a skill that improves individuals in a way that strengthens the whole organization.
8 hours of self-paced learning
Customer Focused Communication
30 minutes of self-paced learning
Virtual: Coach-like Curiosity
6 hours of learning via video conference
Blend of facilitated, social, and self-directed learning
In-Person: Coach-Like Curiosity
6 hours of learning
Blend of facilitated, social, and self-directed learning
Coach-like curiosity is one of the skills that contributes to a leader's ability to create psychological safety. Learning how to make space for questions, slow down the rush to judgement, and listen to what people need in order to take risks and move work forward is essential to the success of every person on the team.
Conflict is unavoidable. Smart people who care about their work will inevitably disagree. Complex projects run into challenges and delays that create tension and pressure. The skill of coach-like curiosity helps individuals evaluate their own roles and helps everyone learn how to listen to diffuse and resolve conflict faster.
Improving problem solving skill starts with learning how to identify the root challenge. Far too often, energy is dedicated in the wrong direction. Coach-like curiosity slows down the rush to action long enough to identify the real challenge so the rest of the problem solving process uses resources and capacity better.
Openness to Change
Coach-like curiosity is a tool that individuals can use to prepare themselves for change as well as to support the doubts and fears that come up in the change process. When people feel prepared, they are more open to risk, to change, and to stick with something new.
Cross Functional Collaboration
Great teams have their own shorthands and styles, it's what connects people and helps them move quickly together. Coach-like curiosity is the skill that all teams can tap into to make cross-functional communication easier and more effective.
Curiosity is a driver of discovery. Coach-like curiosity improves innovation efforts by helping people slow down and identify the real challenge, recognize the person or people impacted, and to learn how to listen to that feedback as part of the innovation process.
As a fast-growing technology company, the desire to move quickly can mean a default to leading by telling and giving advice. We now have a thousand employees who understand the power of slowing down the rush to advice, and staying curious long enough to reflect on root challenges—and how important this practice can be for deepening understanding and relationships with others.
The interactive workshops have been very effective in helping us create a coaching culture. Not only are they educational, they are also engaging. The concepts are simple and practical, and the format has you immediately practicing and applying the learning. We’ve had great feedback from participants and are now working to scale the concepts broadly across the organization.
We collaborated to co-design a coaching program that helps all of our team members show up with curiosity. It’s the backbone of our leadership development programming, and it’s highly effective. We realized a 459 percent return on investment, with team members reporting a strong sense of empowerment and time savings by using a coach-like approach.
The Coaching Habit has made a huge impact on my organization. Participants have reported a change in their leadership approach, shifting from directive to inquiry-based, due to what they learned in the program. The course is thoughtfully structured, providing excellent scaffolding to embed the learning. This design is exceptionally well-executed, and I say this as a picky instructional designer!
The training certification program delivered by BOC was best in class! The blended learning experience delivered by my master trainer helped me learn, practice and apply the techniques that supported the delivery of over 40 successful workshops!
The Coaching Habit is one of my favorite trainings to teach and has made a big difference in how our leaders work with their employees! Our employees love how interactive the training is and how impactful the questions can be in conversations with their peers and employees. Every time in a meeting when I hear a leader say “what’s on your mind?” I am reminded of the effectiveness of the resources provided. The Coaching Habit has given us an easy and effective way to introduce a curiosity mindset company-wide.
We all have an Advice Monster Habit.
Get a head start on one of the key learning outcomes of The Coaching Habit. Understanding your Advice Monster Habit is the first step in making the change to coach-like curiosity.
Each learning format has its own pricing model. Volume, purchasing additional services from our Program Plus offerings, and other factors impact overall pricing. Our sales team will work with you to create the best approach for your budget.
We host monthly Interactive Previews that cover all of our learning experiences and formats. Our team can also demo our On Demand experiences via videoconference.
We offer a pilot option for clients looking to complete a proof of concept as part of an anticipated larger engagement. We work closely with your team to create a pilot experience that supports your learning goals.
You can make a bulk book purchase here. Discounted pricing based on the quantity of books you’re ordering is available.
The experience is heavily based on The Coaching Habit but not identical. We've curated the best from the book and enriched it with new intellectual property leading to a deeper application of coach-like curiosity throughout your day.
Our experiences work equally well for both scenarios. We’ll work with you to decide what option best suits your needs. Participating in intact teams can foster camaraderie while mixed groups can offer diverse perspectives. Some companies find value in offering a mix of both approaches — intact teams for cohesion and mixed groups for broader insights. The choice depends on your specific objectives and preferences.
The 'best' feedback scores often align with personalized learning experiences. Individuals tend to rate their experience highly when provided with a learning format tailored to their needs and organizational contexts. We prioritize understanding your organization in order to choose the learning format(s) that will best suit your needs.
Absolutely. We have designed learning experiences that are contextual so that complex organizations can provide access to the same skill but in ways that work for different kinds of roles.
Yes, we offer a number of post-learning experiences including toolkits for managers, text, email or IM microlearning prompts, and additional practice sessions. Select post-learning options from the Program Plus selections and the team will work with you on putting together the best plan for your objectives.
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