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Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better. Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better. Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

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United States

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Hosted by Kim Cofino and Clint Hamada. Between the two of us, we have almost 40 years of coaching experience in schools around the world, and we want to help you coach better. Whether you’re already a coach, or just getting started, we are passionate about helping you take that next step in your coaching journey by sharing thoughtful professional conversations about coaching and learning with experts from around the world!

Language:

English


Episodes

#coachbetter Episode 162 with Chris Bryan, Heather Clifton, Joellen Killion, Lynn Simmons, and Cindy Harrison: Essential Skills for Emerging Leaders

5/17/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with an amazing panel of authors and women leaders including Joellen Killion (who connected me with all of these amazing women), Cindy Harrison, Chris Bryan, Heather Clifton, and Lynn Simmons! Not only did all of these women work together as coaches in a school district in Colorado, but they are also co-authors of some of the most influential works about instructional coaching and leadership you will find, including: Coaching Matters and Taking the...

Duration:01:02:08

#coachbetter Episode 161 with Kim Cofino: 8 Strategies to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

5/10/2022
In this #coachbetter episode Kim talks about 8 strategies to deal with imposter syndrome. Many of us deal with imposter syndrome at some time in our lives... that feeling of not being knowledgeable, experienced, or skilled enough for the next step in our career. This episode was inspired by conversations with Kim's Private Mentoring clients, as well as within our Women Who Lead global cohort. Our private mentoring packages are designed for educators who have specific goals and would like the...

Duration:00:14:08

#coachbetter Episode 160: Unique Challenges Women Face Pursuing a Leadership Role with Kristina Pennell-Götze and Bianca Neri

5/3/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Kristina Pennell-Götze and Bianca Neri, our awesome 2020 Scholarship Recipients for the Women Who Lead Certificate Program! Kristina and Bianca share their experiences working towards leadership, the unique challenges that women face in pursuing a leadership career, and how the Women Who Lead program is helping them recognize all the ways they’re already demonstrating leadership capacity. So many women struggle with impostor syndrome and feel like...

Duration:01:05:05

#coachbetter Episode 159 with Diana Beabout: Key Elements for Successful Lesson Observation

4/26/2022
In this #coachbetter episode Diana is sharing key elements for a successful lesson observation. This episode was inspired by conversations we were having inside The Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program. Observations are something both coaches & leaders do. If you’re a coach you might want to think about how observations are part of growing your leadership skills. To dig deeper into that, check out Eduro Learning’s The Coach Certificate & Mentorship Program. If you are ready to leverage...

Duration:00:11:50

#coachbetter Episode 158 with Dr. Chaunté Garrett: Moving from Coaching to Leadership

4/19/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Dr. Chaunté Garrett, Former Instructional Coach and currently Superintendent of a K-12 Charter School in North Carolina! They talk about the intersection of coaching and leadership, how coaching can effectively prepare you for a leadership role, how coaches are leaders in their schools, dealing with impostor syndrome as coaches and leaders, how Dr. Garrett supports and grows her coaches in her school and how coaches can transition into formal...

Duration:00:50:49

#coachbetter Episode 157 with Kim Cofino: 4 Considerations when moving from Coaching to Leadership

4/12/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim shares 4 things to consider when moving from coaching to leadership. This episode was inspired by an upcoming #coachbetter episode with Dr. Chaunté Garrett, and highlights some of the conversations we have inside the Women Who Lead Global Cohort. Women Who Lead is our online certificate program designed for growing & aspiring leaders, featuring the voices and experience of over 70 successful female leaders from around the world. Women Who Lead will connect...

Duration:00:10:41

#coachbetter Episode 156 with Jennifer Abrams: The Power of Clarifying Conversations

4/5/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim chats with Jennifer Abrams, author of (among many others) Having Hard Conversations, Swimming in the Deep End, and Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work! Kim and Jennifer talk about the intersection of coaching and leadership and in particular the power of clarifying conversations. As coaches, and leaders, these conversations are not always easy, but their importance can not be undervalued. If you’re looking for strategies to manage these...

Duration:01:07:05

#coachbetter Episode 155 with Kristen Moreland: 5 Self Care Tips for Coaches

3/29/2022
In this episode of #coachbetter quick tips we have a special guest, Kristen Moreland, experienced instructional coach & currently Director of Teaching and Learning, sharing 5 self-care strategies for Instructional Coaches. As coaches and leaders in our schools, it’s essential that we not only bring our best self to work each day but that we model prioritizing our health and wellness for those around us. If you’re in a leadership position - influential or positional, demonstrating that you...

Duration:00:09:15

#coachbetter Episode 154 with Kristen Moreland: Professional Learning for Instructional Coaches

3/22/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Kristen Moreland, Instructional Coach at the Pan American School of Porto Alegre in Brazil! Kristen has a wide range of coaching experience in several different schools and districts, so in this episode, they chat about the growth of coaching programs in international schools in the South American region, what makes coaching successful, and what professional learning for coaches should look like. For coaches that are interested in developing and...

Duration:00:46:54

#coachbetter Episode 153 with Kim Cofino: Coaching Up

3/15/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks about Coaching Up! Specifically about the ways that coaches can work with their school leaders to understand the value and importance of coaching. This episode is inspired by the learning that happens inside The Coach Certificate and Mentorship Program. The Coach is our academic, year-long online certificate & mentorship program designed to help you #coachbetter. The Coach includes 10 key themes, taking you from coaching foundations to leadership...

Duration:00:11:44

#coachbetter Episode 152: Challenges Coaches Face with The Coach Global Cohort Participants

3/8/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim chats with a panel of our absolutely amazing participants in The Coach Certificate and Mentorship Program! We have a truly global representation on this call with Karli joining from Graded American School in Sao Paolo Brazil, Ashley and Becca, both from Phoenixville School District in Pennsylvania, USA; Sharon joining from International School Tallinn in Latvia; and Ian from Anglo American School Moscow in Russia. They have an in-depth conversation about...

Duration:00:53:53

#coachbetter Episode 151 with Diana Beabout: Essential Skills for Coaches

3/1/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Diana shares 3 questions to help you shift your skill set to be successful as an instructional coach. When you transition from classroom teacher to coach, the skills you honed in the classroom may not be the same skills you need to be successful in an instructional coaching role - but that transition is rarely discussed before you get the position and can end up being a stressful and eye-opening experience for new coaches. This episode will help you think about...

Duration:00:11:48

#coachbetter Episode 150 with Laura Lipton: The Continuum of Practice for Instructional Coaches

2/22/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Laura Lipton about many of the aspects of Laura (and Bruce Wellman’s) work that we use inside The Coach, including the Continuum of Practice within coaching, using data to measure our impact as coaches, the art of coaching, and working with school leaders to help them understand the value of coaching. Laura is an established expert in all of these areas, and getting to hear her share so many foundational elements of successful coaching is...

Duration:00:50:26

#coachbetter Episode 149 with Kim Cofino: 3 Elements of A Successful Coaching Role

2/15/2022
In this #coachbetter episode Kim talks about the 3 elements of a successful coaching program. This episode was inspired by an upcoming #coachbetter episode with Laura Lipton, and highlights some of the key learning inside just ONE of the units inside The Coach Certificate and Mentorship Program. The Coach is our academic, year-long online certificate & mentorship program designed to help you #coachbetter. The Coach includes 10 key themes, taking you from coaching foundations to leadership...

Duration:00:10:02

#coachbetter Episode 148 with Colleen Ackford and Jennifer Thompson: Nido Team: Building Coaching Success as a School-Based Team

2/8/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Colleen Ackford and Jennifer Thompson, two members of the amazing coaching team at The International School Nido de Aguilas in Chile! This episode takes us through the entire development of the coaching program at Nido. They talk about how the program got started and evolved over time, how the team used data to build a more robust program based on teachers needs, how they are continually adapting and evolving to continue to build trust and expand...

Duration:00:53:49

#coachbetter Episode 147 with Diana Beabout: 5 Questions to Help Define Your Role as a Coach

2/1/2022
In this episode Diana is sharing 5 Questions to Help Define Your Role as a Coach (the last one is a kicker - make sure to listen to all 5!). This episode is inspired by a common question we get inside The Coach Certificate and Mentorship Program - and it’s one we can work through with you inside the program if you’re struggling with this too! This episode was also inspired by an upcoming #coachbetter episode with Joellen Killion, so keep your ears open for that one too! The Coach is our...

Duration:00:11:29

#coachbetter Episode 146: What Makes Coaching Work?

1/25/2022
In this #coachbetter episode Kim chats with Joellen Killion, author of Coaching Matters and so many other foundational books about instructional coaching. This episode is a master class in successful instructional coaching: from defining your role as a coach to understanding “coaching heavy vs coaching light”, to building a coaching program, to working with your school leaders, to measuring your impact as a coach. As always, Joellen is clear, articulate, thoughtful, and thorough in her...

Duration:01:05:35

#coachbetter Episode 145: 8 Steps to Build a Successful Coaching Program

1/18/2022
In this #coachbetter Quick Tips episode, Kim shares the 8 Essential Steps to Build a Successful Coaching Program. This episode was inspired by an upcoming #coachbetter episode with Joellen Killion, and highlights some of the key learning inside just ONE of the units inside The Coach Certificate and Mentorship Program. The Coach is our academic, year-long online certificate & mentorship program designed to help you #coachbetter. The Coach includes 10 key themes, taking you from coaching...

Duration:00:09:00

#coachbetter Episode 144: How to Coach Reluctant Teachers

1/11/2022
In this #coachbetter episode, Kim talks with Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching, and includes many coaching gems from Diane! They talk about everything from working with reluctant teachers to helping school leaders understand the value of coaching, to tracking coaching data, to effective coaching strategies based on her experience in schools around the world, and her advice for educators who might be interested in publishing their own educational work! This conversation is a...

Duration:00:49:28

#coachbetter Episode 143: The Difference Between Communication, Cooperation, Coordination & Collaboration

12/21/2021
In this #coachbetter episode, Diana talks about the difference between communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration and why it’s important to understand and use those labels accurately as an instructional coach. This episode is inspired by the learning that happens inside The Coach Certificate and Mentorship Program. The Coach is our academic, year-long online certificate & mentorship program designed to help you #coachbetter. The Coach includes 10 key themes, taking you from...

Duration:00:11:03