This Episode: No More SH*T Managers – with Jo Wright

Lucinda delves into the essential steps for building a coaching culture within organisations. Joined by Jo Wright, a Speaker, Coach, and Bestselling Author, they explore the seven steps to creating a coaching culture and the importance of coaching skills for managers.

 Jo shares her insights on the significance of coaching in everyday conversations, emphasising the need for managers to adopt a coaching approach to empower their teams. The conversation highlights the benefits of coaching in enhancing performance, fostering trust, and creating a positive work environment. Through practical tips and real-life examples, the episode provides valuable guidance for HR professionals looking to implement coaching practices within their organisations.

Key Takeaways

  • Building a coaching culture is essential for organisations to thrive and adapt to changing environments.
  • Coaching is not just for poor performance; it is a tool for enhancing all levels of performance from good to great.
  • Engaging and winning hearts and minds is crucial to successfully implementing a coaching culture within an organisation.
  • Visualising the desired culture and strategy, along with strategising and growing coaching capabilities, are key steps in the process.
  • Sustaining a coaching culture requires continuous effort, feedback, and performance evaluation to ensure long-term success.

Best Moments

“Coaching is communication, collaboration, curiosity, creativity, challenge, and change. Coaching underpins it all.”

“I remember when I was a new line manager, and that really was 30 years ago, I had no idea about what people skills were.”

“I often talk to people, when I’m sharing what coaching is, I ask them to share words that they think of when they think of coaching. Never, ever do I hear a negative word come.”

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About The Guest, Jo Wright

As Co-founder of Coaching Culture, Founder of Jo Wright Speaker and Coach, and bestselling author of ‘No More Sh*t Managers: Seven Steps to a Coaching Culture’, Jo’s a passionate advocate for the many benefits a coaching culture creates.  With nearly 30 years’ experience in leading and coaching teams, and as a professionally accredited Coach, Jo is a true coaching champion, on a mission to inspire people to think differently about the power of coaching. She is often to be found sharing insights on how the power of coaching can be used to create high performing teams, build trust, shape leadership styles and raise performance in the workplace.

Jo spends much of her time speaking about the benefits of coaching, the power of transformational conversations and culture, as well as interviewing industry leaders for Coaching Culture’s Learncast series. Jo’s first book, ‘No More Sh*t Managers: Seven Steps to a Coaching Culture’ became an Amazon Bestseller on its first day of release in November 2023. 

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About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda, for over 10 years as CEO of Actus Software has worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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