About the event
The Association for Coaching (AC) is delighted to invite you to attend an evening workshop ‘What's your listening blind spot' with Oscar Trimboli.
What is the cost of NOT listening for your professional development, commercial success and ultimately for the leadership legacy you are creating with your coaching counterpart?
As a professional coach, you spend more than 73% of your time listening. It’s critical to understand what your listening strengths and blind spots are to increase the effectiveness of what you do for you and your counterpart.
Professional Coaches hold a belief that are above average listeners. Our research into 1,410 listeners highlights that listening is situational and relational. You listen differently during a coaching meeting compared to listening to a prospect in a sales meeting. You listen differently at the beginning of the assignment compared to the middle or the end of the assignment.
Listening is abstract, obtuse and hard to practice. 86% of people think they are above average drivers, 84% above average IQ and 82% of people think they are above average listeners. You were taught maths and languages at school and you have a syntax and way to understand the rules of arithmetic or the grammar of language – yet no one has this syntax for listening.
Member Price AUD 55.00 / £ 29.50, Non-Member Price AUD 75.00 / £ 40.25*.
*All payments are processed in GBP. AUD prices indicated may vary due to exchange rates.
Oscar Trimboli is on a quest to create 100 million Deep Listeners in the world. He is an author, Host of the Apple Award winning podcast—Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and the world.
Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organisations, Oscar has experienced firsthand the transformational impact leaders and organisations can have when they listen beyond the words. He believes that leadership teams need to focus their attention and their listening on building organisations that have impact and create powerful legacies for the people they serve – today and, more importantly, for future generations.
Oscar is a marketing and technology industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience across general management, sales, marketing and operations for Microsoft, PeopleSoft, Polycom, Professional Advantage and Vodafone. During his time as a marketing director at Microsoft, he was accountable for the five-year journey to move Microsoft Office from DVDs to the Data Centre. He consults to organisations including 20th Century Fox, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, CBRE, Cisco, Commonwealth Bank, Energy Australia, Google, HSBC, IAG, Macquarie University, PayPal, Qantas, Reebok, SAP, TAL, Thomson Reuters, TripAdvisor and Universal Music.
Oscar lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie, where he helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity – cantoo.org.au
In this workshop you will learn
- The 3 barriers to listening
- Understand the 5 levels of listening
- Explore and notice the 4 Villains of listening
- How to identify your listening blind spots and those of your counterparts
How will you learn these
- You will have a framework and syntax to explore listening with a common language
- Listening is a practice. We will be in groups exploring listening through dialogue.
- There will be three levels of learning during the exercise – you, others and the room.
Through our research with 1,410 listeners and their listening barriers and partnering with Listening Academic leaders in the Israel, USA and The Netherlands, we have created a simple and powerful exercise to help you notice your listening blind spots and as a result they leave the evening with a fresh perspective on the practice of your listening
As with all Association for Coaching events, your attendance will qualify you for a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certificate, which will be emailed to you after the event.
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