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Coaching: Transforming Conversations in Our School Communities

What makes some conversations so transformative and memorable while some others easily forgotten or even irritating? Find out how Solution-Focused coaching can reshape everyday conversations in our schools.

You may have a story from your childhood when a small conversation had a lasting impact on your life – for better or worse. What makes some conversations so transformative and memorable while some others easily forgotten or even irritating?

In this webinar, Haesun Moon and Mary Gauthier explore how Solution-Focused coaching can transform the everyday conversations that we have in our schools.

Learn how to keep Solution-Focused listening even in difficult conversations and find out how coaching skills can be implemented in everyday school practice with students, teachers, parents, and other professionals.

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Subject Matter Experts

Haesun Moon, Solution Focused Brief Coaching Educator

Haesun brings a crucial understanding and background in executive coaching, leadership education and workplace learning.

As one of Canada’s leading educators of Solution Focused Brief Coaching, she most frequently works with senior managers and executive level leaders on a broad range of organizational topics including change management and performance evaluation. In her previous role as Learning Consultant at the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Haesun led the design, development, and delivery of several leadership education programs that impacted the organization’s talent development as well as succession planning.

As the Founder and Program Director of the Solution Focused Brief Coaching Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, she has dedicated the past decade to fostering and mentoring a generation of coaches as they championed a movement of integrating a strength-focused approach in their respective environments across various sectors and disciplines. Haesun is passionate about Transformative Learning in which learners are empowered to facilitate their own process of change and growth by discovering and building new meanings. She applies coaching as an educational tool and framework that facilitates such learning processes. This view and approach is reflected in her PhD research in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the University of Toronto and informs her highly engaging and interactive facilitation.

A naturally engaging personality, Haesun is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and often appears on podium at international conferences and symposium. Haesun is also an amateur musician and a passionate dog lover.

Mary Gauthier, Executive Director, Greenwood Centre for Teaching & Learning

Mary Gauthier is the Executive Director of the Greenwood Centre for Teaching and Learning at Greenwood College School in Toronto. The mandate of the Centre is to support and celebrate great teaching, knowing the positive impact this collective teaching has on student learning and well-being. Mary has been dedicated to building inclusive classrooms and school communities based on respecting all members of the school community (administrators, teachers, students and parents) and helping them articulate and realize their hopes for the future. Her Certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) from OISE and most recently in Brief Coaching (OISE CPL) have provided ways to listen and bring all voices and actions that contribute to the positive growth in her school community.