In this week’s newsletter, we take a look at the beliefs and habits for life-giving conversations by revisiting a blog post for reflection tools from Better Conversations.  We also recognize how important it is for you to have time for deep-coaching cycles, so we’ve included a tool for tracking your tasks and time in our free resource section.

Also, be sure to check out the latest episode on the Coaching Conversations Podcast. In our first episode of 2023, we revisit a conversation between Jim Knight and professional certified coach (PCC) and chief strategic consultant for Keep Rising, Dr. Kim Richardson, as they discuss the topic of coaching in uncertain times.

International Event

The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight

The Asian Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute 

Our first Institute in South-East Asia!

This unique learning opportunity helps coaches and administrators not only establish a proven foundation for success, but also develop a deeper and complete understanding of the coaching process and practices, cultivate the necessary communication skills for healthy conversations, deepen engagement in the classroom, and best utilize coaching tools and resources. Hosted by Chapters International, this event takes place February 13-17, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Free Resource

The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight

Tasks and Time Tracking Tool

One aspect of deep coaching cycles is having dedicated time to lead these cycles.

Whether you are looking to improve the management your time and tasks or you are coaching from the middle and supporting your administrators in identifying how best to support deep coaching cycles with impact, capturing the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of your time and tasks will be important for determining what you can rethink as it relates to your schedule.

This tool is designed for you to identify how you are spending your time and gain some insights into what has your attention and effort.


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Asynchronous Learning: Radical Learners

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Better Conversations

This Radical Learners course is meant to be more than something to watch or listen to — the course is meant to be lived.

This asynchronous course, Better Conversations, is presented by Jim Knight and offers short lessons explaining key concepts for having better conversations. Resources included in this course include: learner guide to take notes and document learning experiences; reflection questions and activities at the end of each lesson; reflection forms you can use to revisit or prepare for conversations.


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Instructional Coaching Q&A

The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight

Ask Jim Knight a Coaching Question

Do you have a question about instructional coaching and no one to turn to with it? Have you used The Impact Cycle and had positive experiences with your team? We want to hear from you!

From now through through January 18th we will be accepting submissions, which Jim will respond to on an upcoming Coaching Conversations podcast episode. Send us your questions, concerns, and stories via the link directly below to receive a response from Jim Knight.


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Podcast: Coaching Conversations

Episode #9 Kim Richardson

In this week’s episode, we revisit a conversation between Jim and Dr. Kim Richardson. Kim is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the chief strategic consultant for Keep Rising, and is currently the Induction and Development Director and Cultural Competence Leader for Hampton City Schools in Virginia. 

Follow along as they discuss coaching during uncertain times.


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From the Blog


Good Habits for Better Conversations

Coaches are constantly striving to  establish trust and good communication with their team members. By actively listening to team members and valuing their perspectives, a coach can better understand their needs and concerns, and create a positive and supportive work environment that can foster collaboration, creativity, and productivity.

In this post, we share powerful tips and resources for turning ideas into actions by reflecting on our beliefs for better conversations and sticking to good habits as we start the new year.

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Upcoming Events: Virtual & In-Person Workshops

Better Conversations

January 31, 2023

April 20, 2023

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

February 7, 2023

April 28, 2023

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The Impact Cycle

February 16-17, 2023

April 13-14, 2023

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An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: 7 Factors for Success

March 6, 2023

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

April 17-21, 2023

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