Then in the early ‘90s, after those three gentlemen had gone their own way with respect to their businesses, Julio started his own company called Newfield Network. I took my initial coach training with him, I think in ’92. It was in the ’80s, while I was doing work in organizational settings that I actually got the label from someone that what I was doing was coaching. Before that, I was doing what I was doing but didn’t really have a name to hang it on. That became more important to me because I was good at it and because I had already been listening deeply, had already been able to do at least some of the things that a coach does. It made a lot of sense for me to get trained formally, which I did.
Actually, I was at AT&T for some years, and they paid for my training in the Ontological Design Course (ODC) that I had with Julio, Fernando, and Rafael. They also paid for my training with Julio in Newfield.
The other pieces that I would mention, Bill, are that from 1993 to 2004, I was involved at Landmark Education Corporation. That was building on the work of Werner Erhard and, certainly, Fernando Flores, as well as the theorists on Speech-Act Theory, philosophy and other things about communication. That was a fertile ground for my own learning and development. The last seven years I was a master coach or a coach of coaches in the Team Management Leadership Program (TMLP).
It gave me an opportunity to stay actively engaged in some very rich conversations about what it means to be a team and what it means to make things happen together as a team. I got to coach the people who were coaching the teams and support their development because these are multi-year programs.
Contributing to Institutions: Professional Growth
Bill Carrier: You’ve done a really good job given a picture of how you got started and the middle portion of your coaching profession. You’ve been doing this for about as long as coaching has been around. How about a little bit of context to and what’s been happening since 2004? We’ll get into the details later but what other organizations have you been involved in?Download Article 1K Club