“I use powerful questions and techniques (including body work/movement) to reveal the team members’ values, beliefs and motivations in the plenary. The end-result is always greater trust and cohesion among colleagues and a greater sense of achievement and sound decision making.”
As Organizational coach Anita is well recognized in her ability to create more connection within teams, break down the silos between departments, and to have the whole group come up with a common vision and action plan.
Her expertise (across organizations SME to Government) allows the dynamic in the team to evolve due to a greater appreciation of each others’ personalities, competences and preferences. In one such session, she explained how she “loves to see how the level of energy rose and one could literally feel the strengthened connections between individuals, up and down the hierarchy, among colleagues, and across departments.”
“I have been followed the Roots, Grow, Bloom and Team Coaching modules with the Coaching Square in Belgium. My preferred methodology is Sociocracy followed by a Appreciative Inquiry for teams (trained in the US in 2012) and for individuals (trained in Amsterdam in 2014). I then utilize a combination of methods to fit each unique situation.”
Anita Sheehan is trained in Sociocracy (Sociocracy 3.0) and in Radical Collaboration with Jim Tamm, Non-violent Communication, and use these in conjunction with Barrett’s Values Assessments and appreciative methods. She is highly successful in introducing teams to Sociocratic methods (decision making processes, elections without candidate) and Radical Collaboration methods (i.e., interest-based negotiation).
*Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method (SCM) by electrical engineer and entrepreneur Gerard Endenburg from The Netherlands and is based on the work of peace activists and educators Betty Cadbury and Kees Boeke
“My focus in coaching is individuals’ and teams’ strengths “to make weaknesses irrelevant (Peter Drucker). Building on the life-affirming energies of strengths, qualities, values and passions, people and organizations are more prone to evolve quickly and concretely toward their goals. We do not negate difficulties but shift the focus more on what is working well.
The combination of methods I use unleashes a more collaborative spirit, resulting in greater engagement and work quality, as well as better relationships with stakeholders outside the company.
ETIMY: Why is your coaching impactful in the matter of “trust” in the organization?
Anita: “A common vision, and the engagement and ownership to bring their goals to fruition. In addition, when conflicts arise, I help them to identify their personal needs and interests to arrive at a solution that is constructive for all.”
Anita Sheehan talks about her experiences:
“The individuals who have come to me over the past 8 years to find direction in their lives, a sense of their mission, their life goals often feel stuck in their life path. Although I coach individuals from all levels of the organization, executives who require new perspectives for their professional (and also personal) lives have seen a positive impact on their teams that need to build trust.”
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Anita hosts events under the umbrella of Reinventing Organizations, based on Frederic Laloux’s book, which shows how companies that put the human at the center of their considerations, flourish and show a significant difference in their growth.