A confidential conversation about issues related to your professional and personal development. In this practical session, we will try to find answers to the questions you have.
Examples of mentoring topics:
- Dealing with a dilemma
- Working with your manager
- Improving your communication skills
- Convincing people
- Hiring & firing issues
- Career questions
- Presenting a project or strategy
- Analyzing situations
There are two types of mentoring: sessions on location (90 minutes) and virtual sessions (45 minutes) – the latter is for questions that are urgent and need to be discussed within a few days. This means no travel costs, a lot of flexibility, and efficiency. It enables you to talk about your issues right where and when you need it, during or after working hours.
In case of two or more sessions on location, any virtual mentoring is free of charge during the mentoring trajectory. Of course it is also possible to book a stand-alone virtual session.
Authentic Organization offers a variety of its own peer-to-peer programs. In addition, we are proud to partner with CoachingOurselves* as their licensed facilitator.
CoachingOurselves‘ peer-to-peer coaching*
CoachingOurselves was founded in 2007 to bring Henry Mintzberg‘s approach to management education directly into the workplace.
The CoachingOurselves approach to peer-coaching is a cost-effective alternative or supplement to conventional leadership and organizational development programs.
Coaching Ourselves’ peer-coaching results in learning, improved performance, and stronger community in organizations.
CoachingOurselves programs have been used by approximately 20,000 managers a year in 8 languages through peer-group coaching programs deployed in their organizations.
We believe management and leadership development should result in managers doing a better job at managing and leading, and we believe managers learn best from each other in small groups directly in their organization.
Through CoachingOurselves peer-coaching programs we help organizations become better places for everyone, creating and strengthening the sense of community inside the organization and enabling them to support the communities in which they operate.
How it works
CoachingOurselves peer-coaching is a scalable learning approach to increasing organizational performance. It is easy to set up, demonstrates immediate business impact, and is a key catalyst to successful leadership and organizational development.
A peer-coaching session is 90 minutes of reflection and dialog with a small group of up to 6 peers guided by a CoachingOurselves module. The module has the content and questions to focus reflection on experiences and learning on a specific leadership theme or soft skill.
Sessions are facilitated by a certified facilitator or by one of the participants prepped by the facilitator. They are run in person or via group video conference or conference call.
A CoachingOurselves program consists of 6 or more sessions, typically once per month, for up to hundreds of groups across the organization. A sequence of modules is selected to align with organizational needs.
Our approach enables the executive, HR, or the L&D team to design and deliver a scalable high-impact leadership development program across the organization by leveraging the power of peer learning.
Many leadership development programs focus on learning about leadership. But organizations need better leaders, not managers who are more knowledgeable about leadership.
We facilitate almost 100 coaching modules exclusively designed for CoachingOurselves by leading management and business thinkers such as Henry Mintzberg, Edgar Schein, Marshall Goldsmith, Philip Kotler, Ricardo Semler, and Nancy Adler.
The modules guide reflection and dialog on a broad range of leadership themes. Our catalog includes classic themes for first line and middle management such as Candid Conversations and FeedFORWARD instead of FeedBACK to more nuanced themes for senior leadership such as Strategic Blindspots and Leading with Humility.
Each module combines high-quality content with questions, exercises, and discussions. Participants explore the new perspectives through reflection and story sharing to stimulate learning, skill building, and creative workplace solutions.
Each module is intended to guide one 90-minute peer-coaching session for a group of 4-6 leaders, cross functional or intact team, at a similar level in the organization.
Our extensive library of modules provides the flexibility to deploy CoachingOurselves programs with a curriculum targeted to both the individual needs of the participants and the business goals of the organizations.
CoachingOurselves modules are licensed per module per participant so organizations only pay for what they use and we have a yearly subscription model to enable broad usage in large programs for a flat yearly fee.
Virtual sessions with expert partner François Weber MD, for reflections on your thoughts, feelings, and way of living. Languages: English, French, Spanish, and Dutch.
From Conversation to Dialogue
From Conversation to Dialogue (workshop OR individual training)
This workshop is not about winning a discussion, but about entering into a constructive dialogue: how to explore what is really being said and meant, without responding to each other without obligation (convention, conversation) or (subsequently) hardening into positions and rhetoric (friction, discussion).
You learn to apply a number of methods and especially to practice them. The input of your own cases makes the exercises concrete and the results directly applicable. You will benefit from it throughout your life.
Principles of Presentation
The Principles of Presentation (workshop OR individual training)
How a presentation, a speech or a lecture is received is a rather subjective matter. Consequently, the approach of studying great presentations and finding the common thread, as it is often done in research of any kind, doesn’t lead far when it comes to authentic presentations.
We present basic principles that ensure that a presentation is solid irrespective of the audience. Without these, even the most well received messages may veil dry pragmatism and empty sophism. The rest is bonus.
- Nothing unnecessary
- Don’t follow the mass
- Suum cuique
The Leadership Canvas© (workshop OR individual training)
Purpose: All management issues on one page. A practical tool for daily use.
Benefits: Helps keeping key issues in context. Helps maintain focus on what really matters.
Sample Components: ID Map©*, Personal practice, Relationship dynamics, Risks and mitigations, Commitments given and received.
ID Map© & its applications (workshop OR individual training)
- How to map individual and organizational identities beyond psychological profiling
- The DNA of organic organizations
- Practical applications: Leadership Canvas©*, organizational development, leadership development and more
Length: 1 to 3 occasions, depending on the person’s needs.
The Trivium Program
The Trivium Program (workshop OR individual training)
Purpose: Improve or fine-tune thinking, communications and behavior.
Description: The Trivium is the first three elements of the classical Seven Liberal Arts program that defined the education of the best minds in history in the Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance all the way to the dawn of modernity.
Our Trivium program retains the core principles but has been adjusted to modern challenges. It consists of two parts:
- Trivium 1 introduces concrete approaches, heuristics and the very principles behind communications. It consists of 19 modules that are covered in the course of 12 months. Modules: 3 principles: Weltanschauung, Authenticity & identity, Power & self-control; 11 personal practices: memento mori, daily self-analysis, studies, nothing unnecessary, benefit yourself, focus on what you can influence, observe well what’s in front of you, expect that anything may happen, detachment, live according to your age, ritualize; 4 social practices: respect virtue, appreciate your lot, avoid the mass, suum cuique
- Trivium 2 consists of reading, writing exercises as well as controlled conversations. Length: 6 months
Management Assistance Program
Management Assistance Program (paid by employer as a management benefit)
- Ad hoc coaching and mentoring to assist managers facing various issues
All assigned managers can use the program freely on any issue once a month. The service is fully confidential, the employer will not be informed about who took advantage of the service or for what purpose. We measure participation rate and employee satisfaction with the service.
Get in touch for a free consultation – we love to discuss your challenges and our solutions.