Box of Crayons
coaching and leadership training
Box of Crayons (www.BoxOfCrayons.biz) gives busy managers the practical tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less.
Our clients range from the iconic Canadian (TD Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart) to the cool US (HBO, Box). We’ve particular expertise in the financial, health and tech sectors.
More than 98% of participants would recommend the Box of Crayons program they took to a colleague. Here’s why.
We do one thing really well
We don’t offer a thousand shades of leadership and an endless variety of programs.
Instead, we’ve chosen instead to focus on one thing and do it really well. We give busy managers the tools they need to coach in 10 minutes or less.
Our simple goal is to have the very best coaching program there is.
Our training doesn’t feel like training
When people know they’ve got a day’s training ahead of them, too often their heart sinks. They can already imagine the work piling up, while they’re stuck in a room experiencing a program that’s a little slow, a little boring, and a little disconnected from reality.
We’ve worked hard to create the learning experience that we’d love to attend.
- It’s highly interactive, engaging and fun, rather than a PowerPoint-filled monologue from the front of the room.
- It uses the wisdom in the room and builds on the knowledge that’s already there, rather than teaching “coaching 101”.
- The content is immediately useable. It’s not uncommon for people to try out a new tool during a coffee break – and report back a coaching success.
- Our collateral is elegant, practical and designed for use back in the workplace. There’s no white, three-ring binder destined for filing.
- It’s led by experienced and engaged master facilitators, trained in the neuroscience and psychology of engagement.
- We pass the ultimate test: people don’t check their email while they’re in the room.
We don’t fight reality
We know the people who attend our programs are busy managers. They’re not wondering what to do with those four hours a week where they have nothing to do. They’re over-connected, overcommitted and overwhelmed.
We start with this: coaching should be an everyday activity that can take 10 minutes or less to complete. Then we show them how this approach to coaching is about transforming what they do rather than adding to it. We want people to work less hard but have more impact. (Here’s a short video that makes the point.)
We’re all about the behaviour change
We want our participants to change the way they work. And we’ve found that it’s not enough for people to have a vague-ish action list and good intentions at the end of the program.
Box of Crayons teaches people how to change their behavior with The New Habit Formula. It’s a simple but powerful tool that draws upon psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience. (Here’s a short video on the topic.)
People leave our programs with three to five specific new habits they intend to complete, as well as a range of accountability structures to help increase the odds that they will.