Becoming a UX Coach:   Proving Success One Champion at a Time IA Summit 2008 Miami, Florida Yvonne Shek | nForm User Exper...
Introduction  Yvonne is a Director at nForm. She has ten years of experience as an IA/UX practitioner.  A number of her cl...
What we will talk about today <ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO <...
The human case for coaching   The traditional approach to management has its roots in an autocratic, military-style “comma...
Command and Control Approach Is imprinted
 
 
Chronic problem  (of reach and effectiveness)
Getting buy-in from client / manager <ul><li>Client: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Make sure you talk about what it is that you do i...
Cost-Justifying Usability <ul><li>From macro- to micro- justifications </li></ul><ul><li>Measurements to make a case for <...
 
Business acumen  (so you got yourself an MBA)
MBA
The frustrating thing  (about having some experience)
1998 This is not a new problem that we are facing. It is more like a problem that would not go away.
“ Now what?!”
Transformational Coaching  (why we’ve arrived here)
Transformational Coaching <ul><li>WHAT:  What is transformational coaching? </li></ul><ul><li>WHY:  Why would we do this? ...
Transformational Coaching |   WHAT? “ the  art  of assisting people to enhance their effectiveness, in a way they  feel he...
<ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></u...
<ul><li>Who wins with UX Coaching? </li></ul><ul><li>You, because you will have an internal advocate. Someone with influen...
<ul><li>Client: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got promoted because of our work together. This promotion really belongs to the team...
Transformational Coaching |   WHY?  Because the only constant is change, and the time is right Ref 4: page 18 adapted  Rel...
Agile Survival 2.0 Transformational Coaching |   WHY?
<ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></u...
<ul><li>Understands  the  domain  and its stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Understands and works well with  people </li></ul...
<ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></u...
<ul><li>When your  foot is in the door  (while you are  hot ) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget  allocation  or review </li></ul><u...
Transformational Coaching |   WHEN?  Timing Strategy The organizational shake up: Alan Mullaly. Mandated to shake things u...
<ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></u...
Coaching Steps Modeling, Training, Simulation Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Relationship building Mi...
Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Goal + Reality  maps to   Research + Discovery Seek first to understand (Covey) <...
Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Option + Will maps to   Alignment <ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerator Wo...
2 nd  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Modeling, Training, Simulation   all map to   Teaching Any and all to...
Letting go  (with the right Champion) Risk: Changing your practice and revenue model
3 rd  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Gestalt:  A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symb...
4 th  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted professional On many matters, not just directly on project is...
5 th  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted advisor On more and deeper matters, including all aspects of ...
<ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></u...
LearnAlberta.ca Coaching an organization through a project and beyond
We were brought in  to take some notes... <ul><li>What the client was looking for: </li></ul><ul><li>“ We cannot nail thin...
So they knew…
We were brought in  to take some notes... <ul><li>What we did: </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment workshops: Experience Mapping <...
What we did |   Workshops
 
 
 
 
 
What we did |   Workshops
What we did |   Swimlane Doc
Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Option + Will maps to   Alignment <ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerator Wo...
Time passes... Kim starts at Learn Alberta - As Web Coordinator - Our main client contact - Teaches approach, methods, and...
Time passes...
What we did |   Wireframes, Prototype, Utests Co-design / Participation Co-design / Participation Co-design / Participation
Project Gateway <ul><li>Started with: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore (faceted browse) </li></ul><ul><li>Search All </li></ul><u...
Project Gateway <ul><li>Ended with: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore X </li></ul><ul><li>Search All  X </li></ul><ul><li>Search W...
2 nd  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Modeling, Training, Simulation   all map to   Teaching Any and all to...
Time passes...
What we did |   Talk on “Validation Approach”
What we did |   Talk on “Validation Approach”
What we did |   Talk on “Validation Approach”
“ Validation Approach”???
Time passes...
3 rd  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Gestalt:  A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symb...
What we did |   Relationship + Team Building
4 th  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted professional On many matters, not just directly on project is...
Time passes...
5 th  Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted advisor On more and deeper matters, including all aspects of ...
<ul><li>> UX Coaching:  </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></u...
The Heart of Coaching “ I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people wi...
The Heart of Transformation <ul><li>Transformational Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Changing mindsets </li></ul><ul><li>All...
The Heart of Transformation 1. Changing Mindsets Ref  4:  Page 123 Focused on process that creates the bottom-line results...
The Heart of Transformation 2. All that ego stuff Ref  4:  Page 141 Not telling lies Open to interpretation Not making mis...
The Heart of Transformation 3. Becoming more centered HIGHER STATES  ► ◄  LOWER STATES Ref  4:  Page 143 Victim, sinking, ...
The Heart of Transformation EMOTIVENESS  ► Ref  4:  Page 149 http://collaborationblog.typepad.com/collaboration/collaborat...
The Heart of Transformation 4. Generational style (cultural context for coaching) Ref  4:  Pg.155 Distrust big business Ni...
The Heart of Transformation 4. Generational style, continued Ref  4:  Pg.155 Corporate politics Boomers clogging the syste...
The Heart of Transformation 5. Leadership by example + Self-Disclosure “ What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear wha...
UX / IA Coaching going forward <ul><li>Leverage  UX toolset, current behaviors and opportunities  </li></ul><ul><li>Put  y...
What UX Coaching is all about A monk was asked what his life was like  before  he became enlightened. He replied, “I chopp...
References <ul><li>Jesse James Garrett (2002).  The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web.  New Ri...
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    1. 1. Becoming a UX Coach: Proving Success One Champion at a Time IA Summit 2008 Miami, Florida Yvonne Shek | nForm User Experience nform.ca [email_address]
    2. 2. Introduction Yvonne is a Director at nForm. She has ten years of experience as an IA/UX practitioner. A number of her clients are Fortune 500 companies. Before that, Yvonne was a human factors researcher for five years, at the Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Toronto. She earned her M.Sc. in ergonomics from UCL in the U.K. and her B.Sc. In cognitive psychology from the University of Toronto.
    3. 3. What we will talk about today <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    4. 4. The human case for coaching The traditional approach to management has its roots in an autocratic, military-style “command-and-control” model that works well in the environment for which is was designed: WAR. But in most business settings, it has serious unintended consequences. - Crane & Patrick
    5. 5. Command and Control Approach Is imprinted
    6. 8. Chronic problem (of reach and effectiveness)
    7. 9. Getting buy-in from client / manager <ul><li>Client: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Make sure you talk about what it is that you do in your SOW” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Please tell everyone in the meeting what you are doing here” </li></ul><ul><li>Manager: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tell me again: why you are in my group? I mean, shouldn’t Usability be in Marketing or something?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Can you write a summary of your deliverables for our intranet?” </li></ul>
    8. 10. Cost-Justifying Usability <ul><li>From macro- to micro- justifications </li></ul><ul><li>Measurements to make a case for </li></ul><ul><li>Different organizations & scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>View from the other side of the table </li></ul>Bias, R. G. & Mayhew, D. J. (2005). Cost-Justifying Usability (Second Edition) – An Update for the Internet Age. San Francisco: Elsevier Inc.
    9. 12. Business acumen (so you got yourself an MBA)
    10. 13. MBA
    11. 14. The frustrating thing (about having some experience)
    12. 15. 1998 This is not a new problem that we are facing. It is more like a problem that would not go away.
    13. 16. “ Now what?!”
    14. 17. Transformational Coaching (why we’ve arrived here)
    15. 18. Transformational Coaching <ul><li>WHAT: What is transformational coaching? </li></ul><ul><li>WHY: Why would we do this? </li></ul><ul><li>WHO: Choosing a Champion </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN: Timing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>HOW: The 5 planes of UX/IA coaching </li></ul>
    16. 19. Transformational Coaching | WHAT? “ the art of assisting people to enhance their effectiveness, in a way they feel helped .” Crane & Patrick, 2007 Ref 4, Page 31
    17. 20. <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    18. 21. <ul><li>Who wins with UX Coaching? </li></ul><ul><li>You, because you will have an internal advocate. Someone with influence. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Coachee because s/he will be able to make valuable contributions to his/her organization (or to your own org) – and look good! </li></ul><ul><li>Both learn and grow in the process. It is a life-changing process. </li></ul>Transformational Coaching | WHY?
    19. 22. <ul><li>Client: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got promoted because of our work together. This promotion really belongs to the team. Thank you for your contribution to my success.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am going to recommend your company to my friends and colleagues.” </li></ul><ul><li>Manager: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think we should sell our usability services more often! Your work with this client is no longer a one-of. It looks like a long-term relationship!” </li></ul>Transformational Coaching | WHY? | From Buy-in to Advocacy
    20. 23. Transformational Coaching | WHY? Because the only constant is change, and the time is right Ref 4: page 18 adapted Relentless Incremental Technology Questioning, influencing, role modeling Telling, directing, controlling Leader’s core skills Leader, coach, facilitator, servant, role model, visionary Manager, boss, decision maker, supervisor, traffic cop, delegator Leadership Shared purpose, collaboration, empowerment Turf protection, conflict, command & control Culture Networks with distributed authority Hierarchical, central authority Structure + Systems Surviving meetings and exceeding expectation Growth through satisfying customers Organization Regional and/or Global Local Competitive environment Present (conducive to coaching) Past (not conducive to coaching) Dimension
    21. 24. Agile Survival 2.0 Transformational Coaching | WHY?
    22. 25. <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    23. 26. <ul><li>Understands the domain and its stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Understands and works well with people </li></ul><ul><li>Listens , listens some more, then talks </li></ul><ul><li>Is open and flexible to ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Takes risks </li></ul><ul><li>Makes decisions based on evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Is an advocate of sorts </li></ul><ul><li>Values value </li></ul><ul><li>Asks a lot of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Has low ego needs </li></ul>Transformational Coaching | WHO? Choosing a Champion Ref 11
    24. 27. <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    25. 28. <ul><li>When your foot is in the door (while you are hot ) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget allocation or review </li></ul><ul><li>When the organization is ready for it </li></ul><ul><li>When they are listening </li></ul><ul><li>After a massive failure or organization shake up * </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational or project benchmark </li></ul><ul><li>When you have time and energy </li></ul><ul><li>Purely opportunistic </li></ul><ul><li>When the group decides </li></ul><ul><li>When you are not stuck in Review-Approve Land, but regarded as a partner </li></ul>Transformational Coaching | WHEN? Timing Strategy
    26. 29. Transformational Coaching | WHEN? Timing Strategy The organizational shake up: Alan Mullaly. Mandated to shake things up at Ford.
    27. 30. <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    28. 31. Coaching Steps Modeling, Training, Simulation Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Teaching IA / UX through doing Creating a high-performance environment Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Gestalt Consulting Strategic UX / IA Steps Abstract Concrete Transformational Coaching | HOW? 5 Planes of UX Coaching Refs 1, 5 ( Whitmore), 6
    29. 32. Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Goal + Reality maps to Research + Discovery Seek first to understand (Covey) <ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Examining secondary research </li></ul><ul><li>Usability testing (shock from Morae) </li></ul><ul><li>Heuristic evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Card sorting </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews + surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnography </li></ul>1 st Plane 1 of 2 Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    30. 33. Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Option + Will maps to Alignment <ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerator Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Using personas </li></ul><ul><li>Design the Box </li></ul><ul><li>Backcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Experience mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Project mapping </li></ul>1 st Plane 2 of 2 Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    31. 34. 2 nd Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Modeling, Training, Simulation all map to Teaching Any and all tools can be taught. First through showing, then through practice. One of the most concrete things to teach is usability testing. Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching Usability through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    32. 35. Letting go (with the right Champion) Risk: Changing your practice and revenue model
    33. 36. 3 rd Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Gestalt: A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symbolic entities that creates a unified concept, configuration or pattern which is greater than the sum of its parts. “ Synergize” according to Covey. <ul><li>Tools + Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Teach by being (and teaching together) </li></ul><ul><li>Many methods + tools </li></ul><ul><li>Whole is > the Σ of the parts </li></ul><ul><li>Cares about the “whole person” (when you know about her wedding plans) </li></ul>Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    34. 37. 4 th Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted professional On many matters, not just directly on project issues or deliverables. This could include other projects, approaches, processes, ways to succeed, etc. <ul><li>Tools + Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Gestalt Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Deep listening </li></ul><ul><li>Planning together </li></ul><ul><li>When you are involved in Hiring, Inspiring, Firing </li></ul>Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    35. 38. 5 th Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted advisor On more and deeper matters, including all aspects of life, such as vocational, personal, and interpersonal. &quot;Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.&quot; (Covey) <ul><li>Tools + Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Team building </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational behavior and change management </li></ul><ul><li>Governance modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>When you know where he is interviewing for a job </li></ul>Ref 2 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    36. 39. <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    37. 40. LearnAlberta.ca Coaching an organization through a project and beyond
    38. 41. We were brought in to take some notes... <ul><li>What the client was looking for: </li></ul><ul><li>“ We cannot nail things down... Can you help us capture our thoughts and issues?” </li></ul>
    39. 42. So they knew…
    40. 43. We were brought in to take some notes... <ul><li>What we did: </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment workshops: Experience Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Why and What questions </li></ul><ul><li>Half-day workshops over a couple of months </li></ul>
    41. 44. What we did | Workshops
    42. 50. What we did | Workshops
    43. 51. What we did | Swimlane Doc
    44. 52. Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Option + Will maps to Alignment <ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerator Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Using personas </li></ul><ul><li>Design the Box </li></ul><ul><li>Backcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Experience mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Project mapping </li></ul>1 st Plane 2 of 2 Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    45. 53. Time passes... Kim starts at Learn Alberta - As Web Coordinator - Our main client contact - Teaches approach, methods, and tools
    46. 54. Time passes...
    47. 55. What we did | Wireframes, Prototype, Utests Co-design / Participation Co-design / Participation Co-design / Participation
    48. 56. Project Gateway <ul><li>Started with: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore (faceted browse) </li></ul><ul><li>Search All </li></ul><ul><li>Search Within </li></ul>
    49. 57. Project Gateway <ul><li>Ended with: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore X </li></ul><ul><li>Search All X </li></ul><ul><li>Search Within √ </li></ul>
    50. 58. 2 nd Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Modeling, Training, Simulation all map to Teaching Any and all tools can be taught. First through showing, then through practice. One of the most concrete things to teach is usability testing . Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching Usability through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    51. 59. Time passes...
    52. 60. What we did | Talk on “Validation Approach”
    53. 61. What we did | Talk on “Validation Approach”
    54. 62. What we did | Talk on “Validation Approach”
    55. 63. “ Validation Approach”???
    56. 64. Time passes...
    57. 65. 3 rd Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Gestalt: A collection of physical, biological, psychological or symbolic entities that creates a unified concept, configuration or pattern which is greater than the sum of its parts. “ Synergize” according to Covey. <ul><li>Tools + Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Teach by being (and teaching together) </li></ul><ul><li>Many methods + tools </li></ul><ul><li>Whole is > the Σ of the parts </li></ul><ul><li>Cares about the “whole person” (when you know about her wedding plans) </li></ul>Refs 5, 6, 12 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    58. 66. What we did | Relationship + Team Building
    59. 67. 4 th Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted professional On many matters, not just directly on project issues or deliverables. This could include other projects, approaches, processes, ways to succeed, etc. <ul><li>Tools + Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Gestalt Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Deep listening </li></ul><ul><li>Planning together </li></ul><ul><li>When you are involved in Hiring, Inspiring , Firing </li></ul>Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    60. 68. Time passes...
    61. 69. 5 th Plane Coaching Steps Strategic Usability Steps Trusted advisor On more and deeper matters, including all aspects of life, such as vocational, personal, and interpersonal. &quot;Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.&quot; (Covey) <ul><li>Tools + Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Team building </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational behavior and change management </li></ul><ul><li>Governance modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>When you know where he is interviewing for a job </li></ul>Ref 2 Modeling, Training, Simulation Teaching UX through doing Creating a high-performance UCD environment Trust and Honesty GROW: Goal, Reality, Option, Will Project Foundation + Alignment Gestalt Consulting, Listening, Planning together Relationship building Mind shift from doing to being (authentic) Gestalt Consulting
    62. 70. <ul><li>> UX Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul><ul><li>> Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>> Heart of Coaching </li></ul>
    63. 71. The Heart of Coaching “ I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
    64. 72. The Heart of Transformation <ul><li>Transformational Components: </li></ul><ul><li>Changing mindsets </li></ul><ul><li>All that ego stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming more centered </li></ul><ul><li>A matter of personal + generational style </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership by example + Self disclosure </li></ul>
    65. 73. The Heart of Transformation 1. Changing Mindsets Ref 4: Page 123 Focused on process that creates the bottom-line results Focused on the bottom line Vulnerability is power Knowledge is power Does the right things Does things right Creates vision and flexibility Creates structure and procedures Models accountability Delegates responsibility Collaborator / Facilitator Problem solver / Decision maker Celebrates learning Points to errors Stimulates creativity using purpose to inspire commitment Triggers insecurity using fear to achieve compliance Seeks the answer Knows the answer Facilitates by empowering Controls through decisions Engages in dialogue with people Talks at people Asks / Requests / Listens Tells / Directs / Lectures Lifts / Supports Pushes / Drives COACH BOSS
    66. 74. The Heart of Transformation 2. All that ego stuff Ref 4: Page 141 Not telling lies Open to interpretation Not making mistakes Locked into expectations Follows innate wisdom Accepting / Open to change Follows external authority Denial / Stuck Being “in process” Reflective Being perfect Resistant Grateful Detached Triggered / Angry Takes things personally Nurturing Authentic / Real Controlling Invested in image Purposeful Accepting others Protective Fixing others Giving Paying attention Getting Wanting attention Seeks truth Learning / Beginners mind Seeks approval Righteous (always right) Listens a lot Quiet mind Talks a lot Busy mind Patient Connected Hurried Separate Humble Self-aware Arrogant Self-conscious A Centered State An Ego-Driven State
    67. 75. The Heart of Transformation 3. Becoming more centered HIGHER STATES ► ◄ LOWER STATES Ref 4: Page 143 Victim, sinking, others control you, giving up Frozen, negative, reactionary Depressed, out of control, alone, despair “ I’m powerless” I can’t I am stuck / helpless Conflict, struggle, politics, war Attributions, resistance, attack, sabotage Insecure, threatened, suspicious, afraid “ I am my role” Take it personally Win or Lose Tension, distance, withdrawal, compliance Critical, judging, blame, defend, protect stuff “ Better than” (arrogant) “ Less than” (resentful) “ I’m separate” You vs. Me Judgment & comparing ♦ CHOICE ♦ Learning, connecting, trust, rapport Ask questions, attentive listening, disclosing, respectful Open, accepting, fascinated, surprised “ I’m curious” Wonderment Interested & inviting Fulfillment, intimacy, safety, partnership Contribute, give, support, thanks Generous, empowered, abundant, positive “ I’m grateful” Appreciative Unique & precious Joy, peace, bliss, resiliency Graceful, creative, purposeful, responsive Confident, inspired, eager, optimistic “ I’m resourceful” Worthy Enough ROI (Results, Outcomes, Impacts) Behaviors (Actions & Reactions) Feeling State (Emotional Response) Thinking State (Beliefs & Attitudes)
    68. 76. The Heart of Transformation EMOTIVENESS ► Ref 4: Page 149 http://collaborationblog.typepad.com/collaboration/collaborative_leadership/index.html High Low High Low ASSERTIVENESS ► 4. A matter of style (personal context for coaching) Conducting Clarifying Weaknesses Autocratic Insensitive Impatient Poor listener Strengths Independent Initiator Disciplined Organized Weaknesses Data bound Risk averse Tedious Perfectionist Strengths Systematic Objective Thorough Accurate Weaknesses Poor follow-through Impulsive Misses details Poor planner Strengths Enthusiastic Creative Spontaneous Dynamic Weaknesses Non confronting Overly compliant Overly emotional Can’t say no Strengths Team player Sensitive Flexible Patient Creating Collaborating
    69. 77. The Heart of Transformation 4. Generational style (cultural context for coaching) Ref 4: Pg.155 Distrust big business Nine to five Independence “ Work gives me a life” Climb the ladder Build career Workaholics “ Work is my life” Work hard Pay dues Keep head down “ I am my job” Work ethic Rap, Punk Heavy Metal Alternative Rock & Roll Jazz New Age Swing Old standards Elevator music Music favored 70’s – 80’s 50’s – 60’s 30’s – 40’s Conditioning years Challenge it Question it Respect it Attitude toward authority Technology Feelings Doctors Who/what to trust Latch key kids Divorced Nuclear Family Structure MTV, AIDS epidemic Cynical Grim economic reality Sexual revolution Economic expansion Abundance, spending Depression, WWII Struggle and sacrifice Delayed gratification World Frame 1965 - 1980 1946 - 1964 1925 - 1945 Birth years Gen X Boomers “ Yuppies” Traditionalists “ The silent generation”
    70. 78. The Heart of Transformation 4. Generational style, continued Ref 4: Pg.155 Corporate politics Boomers clogging the system Control Slackers Change Lack of respect What is resented Realistic Risk takers No agreement Disillusioned Downsized Broken agreement Dedicated Committed Social contract How organizational life is dealt with My family My profession My company Loyalty to Learning Quality of life Involvement Stimulation Fun Variety Achievement Actualization Career Flexibility Stability Respect Trust Hard work Loyalty What is valued Need news, straight talk, and feedback Any news is good news No news is good news How communication is perceived Stepping stone Career growth Stability, Security How job is valued Unconventional Connected network Informal Accessible Formal Hierarchical Organizational structure favored Entrepreneurial Collaborative Command and control Management style favored X’ers “ Yiffies” Boomers “ Yuppies” Traditionalists “ The silent generation”
    71. 79. The Heart of Transformation 5. Leadership by example + Self-Disclosure “ What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    72. 80. UX / IA Coaching going forward <ul><li>Leverage UX toolset, current behaviors and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Put your heart into it </li></ul><ul><li>Be in process, share, and offer UX Coaching on your website and bio </li></ul>
    73. 81. What UX Coaching is all about A monk was asked what his life was like before he became enlightened. He replied, “I chopped wood and carried water.” When asked what it was like after enlightenment, he responded, “I chop wood and carry water.” It is not what we do that changes, it is how we do it and the fact that we do it. Ref 4: Pg.218
    74. 82. References <ul><li>Jesse James Garrett (2002). The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web. New Riders Press. </li></ul><ul><li>David H. Maister, Charles H. Green, & Robert M. Galford (2000). The Trusted Advisor. New York: Touchstone Rockefeller Center. </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah J. Mayhew & Randolph G. Bias (2005). Cost-Justifying Usability (Second Edition) – An Update for the Internet Age. San Francisco: Elsevier Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas G. Crane & Lerrisa Nancy Patrick (2002). The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Culture (Second Edition). San Diego: FTA Press. </li></ul><ul><li>John Whitmore (2002). Coaching for Performance: Growing People, Performance and Purpose (Third Edition). London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Lois J. Zachary (2000). The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. New Jersey: Jossey-Bass Inc., an imprint of Wiley. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen R. Covey (1990). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The Free Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen R. Covey (2004). The 8 th Habit. From Effectiveness to Greatness. The Free Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffery Pfeffer & Robert I. Sutton (2006). Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management. Harvard Business School Press. </li></ul><ul><li>David H. Maister (2001). Practice what you Preach: What managers must do to create a high achievement culture. The Free Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Seth Godin’s blog: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/06/coachable.html </li></ul><ul><li>UX Methods website: http:// www.uxmethods.com / </li></ul>
    75. 83. Thank you! Yvonne Shek | nForm User Experience nform.ca [email_address] Presentation at nform.ca/blog or slideshare.net
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