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To build a great firm, you need great people – and the next generation of firm leaders won’t get there by accident. Your top people need talented, trained, motivated coaches: those who’ve walked the path, maneuvered the roadblocks, and can provide customized roadmaps for successful careers.

So what do your partners need to know so they can help your top people maximize their strengths, manage around their weaknesses, set stretch goals, and become more effective, productive and inspired to excel? What does it take to be the kind of coach who truly makes a difference in people’s lives and careers?

Join us for a new eight-part series as the Upstream team shares insights, best practices and proactive steps to coach your people to the next level and help them become effective participants in firm growth, development and change.

Each hour-long session will focus on an essential coaching principle and provide actionable steps your coaches can use to put insights into practice. Your firm pays $2,200 ($1800 for UAN member firms) and everyone at the firm can participate in all eight live events. You will also receive access to a PDF of each presentation and on-demand training for the rest of 2020 – so those who miss a session can catch up and receive CPE.

Sessions included in the Coaching Series
All sessions will be held at 9am Pacific, 10am Mountain, 11am Central and 12noon Eastern
  Create a Path for Continual Growth
  • Setting meaningful stretch goals
  • Moving individuals out of their comfort zones
  • Ensuring self-accountability
  • Encouraging rapid development of the right skills

Encourage Expertise

  • Helping an individual select a major
  • Creating a path to level 8 expertise
  • Using engagements as a learning stepping-stone
  • Developing skills to build confidence

Cultivate an Advisory Mindset

  • Teaching an individual to ask good questions
  • Showing and encouraging vulnerability
  • Cultivating a proactive, forward-looking approach
  • Providing guidance on how to help clients get better

Encourage Development of a Leader’s Voice

  • Encouraging individuals to find their voice
  • Providing guidance on how to give course corrections
  • Helping others become problem-solvers
  • Showing and teaching leadership

Provide Effective Constructive Feedback

  • Giving meaningful, timely feedback
  • Helping others accept feedback
  • Practicing radical candor
  • Embracing crucial conversations

Teach a High Yield/Low Maintenance Attitude

  • Establishing expectations
  • Identifying and encouraging high yield/high performance
  • Identifying and correcting low maintenance behaviors
  • Ensuring consistency

Build Business Development Skills

  • Recognizing and cultivating BD strengths
  • Helping an individual find their business development style
  • Recognizing business development opportunities
  • Creating a proactive plan for building and growing relationships

Structure Productive Coaching Meetings

  • Practicing effective, timely calendaring
  • Ensuring progress by staying out of repetition ruts
  • Preparing for each meeting
  • Building confidence through on-going development

Your Satisfaction Is Our Goal

As with everything Upstream Academy does, your satisfaction with the Coaching with a Purpose series is guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied with the value you receive, we will, at your option, either refund your money or accept the portion of those fees that reflects your level of satisfaction.

CPE Sponsor

Upstream Academy will recommend 8 hours of CPE credit for participation in this course. Prerequisite: None Skill Level: Overview Learning Objectives:To assist firms in training more effective and passionate coaches who can make a difference in people's lives and careers.

Upstream Academy is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasba.org.