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Do you know the difference between coaching and managing? How about coaching vs. mentoring or advising? You've probably been hearing (or even using) the word "coaching" a lot more these days, but how do you actually do it?

Each event will focus on a key coaching skill or technique. There will be teaching, demos, and time to practice. The best way to learn coaching is through DOING it! Come learn in a supportive and nonjudgemental space among others who share your cultural context.

If you are an Asian-identified professional who currently holds a management position or wishes to move into one in the near future, this group is for you!

In 2017, although Asians were by far the most represented racial minority in Tech, they were also the least upwardly mobile demographic to reach leadership positions across all groups.

We've become the largest racial cohort of professionals in tech, yet are the least likely among all races to become Managers and Executives, with Asian women being the least likely across all groups.

https://hbr.org/2018/05/asian-americans-are-the-least-likely-group-in-the-u-s-to-be-promoted-to-management (https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ascendleadership.org/resource/resmgr/research/TheIllusionofAsianSuccess.pdf)

Knowing how to coach makes you a better leader because it maximizes the potential of each individual team member while creating a culture of trust and growth. Coaching engages employees in their own professional growth and develops their intrinsic motivation to solve complex problems.

Developing a coaching relationship with employees also makes YOU more comfortable communicating and offering feedback to them when they need it (and they really need it, consistently, to feel engaged!).

So if you're an Asian leader who manages others, coaching is an essential skill you need in your toolkit.

According to MIT Sloan, "Coaching increases performance, productivity, and job satisfaction at all levels." https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-benefits-of-a-coaching-culture/

According to Google's Project Oxygen study on management effectiveness, "Technical expertise made a difference, but only a small one. The single most important differentiator between good and great managers? 'Be a good coach.'" https://hbr.org/2016/09/every-manager-needs-to-practice-two-types-of-coaching

According to Gallup's latest report, only 33% of US employees are engaged at work, and disengaged employees are twice as likely to seek new jobs. And with the #1 attribute employees use to evaluate whether they stay or leave their job being "The ability to do what they do best", there's no better time than now to start incorporating coaching into your leadership style. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/238085/state-american-workplace-report-2017.aspx

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