Patricia Overland

Patricia Overland is a Senior Coach for The Ken Blanchard Companies. She is a frequent contributor to Blanchard’s LeaderChat blog and Revolve Blog for The Booth Company. Patricia has also had her work published in Chief Learning Officer magazine.

  • Rules, Yes—but Use Compassion and Common Sense

    Rules, Yes—but Use Compassion and Common Sense

    I had an upsetting experience yesterday. Amid our current environment of chaos, confusion, and uncertainty, I find that people are generally behaving pretty well. I’ve noticed this at the grocery...

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  • Leading Others in a Disrupted World: 5 Coaching Mindsets

    Leading Others in a Disrupted World: 5 Coaching Mindsets

    With all of the change and disruption in today’s world, leaders are being asked to lead their teams through new situations never navigated in modern history. It can be overwhelming when everyone...

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  • A Coach Approach to Giving Feedback – 4 Lessons Learned from a Coaching Perspective

    A Coach Approach to Giving Feedback – 4 Lessons Learned from a Coaching Perspective

    Those of us who work with or are followers of Ken Blanchard have all heard the expression “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” We’ve also read dozens of examples of when and how to give...

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  • Coaching and the Importance of Now

    Coaching and the Importance of Now

    Great coaches are trained to be fully present with clients. We are good at it. We know how to reduce distractions, quiet the mind, and put all of our attention on the client. But that doesn’t mean...

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  • 6 Warning Signs Working with a Coach Might Not Be Right for You

    6 Warning Signs Working with a Coach Might Not Be Right for You

    Not everyone benefits from being coached. It is not a one-size-fits-all methodology—you need to have the right mindset. Here are six warning signs that working with a coach might not be right for...

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  • Performance Coaching – If You Wait, it May Be Too Late

    Performance Coaching – If You Wait, it May Be Too Late

    Let’s face it, performance coaching isn’t easy. In many organizations, if an employee’s performance is poor enough that a coach is called in, it means the manager is in a last ditch effort to save...

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  • Lessons Learned in Matching (or Rematching) a Coach with a Client

    Lessons Learned in Matching (or Rematching) a Coach with a Client

    One of the most powerful underpinnings of high impact coaching is the match between the client and coach. This match is based on many things and is both a science and an art. Here is how we...

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  • Adding Coaching to the HR Business Partner Role

    Adding Coaching to the HR Business Partner Role

    The HR business partner is a strategic asset to leaders in business units. The HRBP provides advice, solves problems, acts as a sounding board, and more and more often is also called upon to coach...

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  • Measuring the Impact of Coaching: 3 Key Steps

    Measuring the Impact of Coaching: 3 Key Steps

    Leaders who have experienced coaching can easily state their opinion about whether or not the development strategy had a positive impact. After all, effective coaching can be the best experience...

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  • Coaching to Support Learning

    Coaching to Support Learning

    Think about the last time you attended a training session. If you are like me, you got excited about the content, fired up about changing things back at work based on what you learned, and ready...

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  • The Mindset of a Coach—and 5 Ways to Develop It

    The Mindset of a Coach—and 5 Ways to Develop It

    People from all walks of life gravitate to the profession of coaching. Many are service oriented and find joy in helping others achieve their dreams. Some enjoy the entrepreneurial aspect of...

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  • Reframing, Metaphysics, and Coaching

    Reframing, Metaphysics, and Coaching

    As a science geek I read up on a lot of different things. Admittedly, some of it goes over my head. I couldn’t honestly say what a Bosun-Higgs particle does, or is, but I recognize one when I see...

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  • Set the Coaching Up Right: 3 Keys to a Successful Development Plan

    Set the Coaching Up Right: 3 Keys to a Successful Development Plan

    Measuring the impact of coaching is harder than one might think. That’s why it’s essential that any person being coached has a robust development plan that identifies a positive set of outcomes...

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  • Coaching Others? Put Your Own Mask on First

    Coaching Others? Put Your Own Mask on First

    Anyone who has ever flown has heard these words: “Should a drop in cabin pressure occur, put your own mask on first.”  Yes, in order to help others, you must take care of yourself first. Since I...

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  • Coaching Done Right—4 Steps that Set People Up for Success

    Coaching Done Right—4 Steps that Set People Up for Success

    It’s important to ensure that people who are about to receive coaching are set up for success. When using coaching as a development methodology, an experienced coach will take four steps to make...

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  • Measuring Coaching from Four Perspectives

    Measuring Coaching from Four Perspectives

    Getting to a great outcome for coaching can be tricky. Clients—the recipients of coaching—can always tell you if they enjoyed the process. They can even tell you if they found coaching to be...

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  • Five Essential Principles If You’re Going to Make Your Coaching Successful

    Five Essential Principles If You’re Going to Make Your Coaching Successful

    More and more organizations are leveraging coaching internally. Whether it’s a manager coaching for performance, an HR business partner coaching for development, or a designated coach in the...

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