The Coaching Letter2023-03-17T11:54:04+00:00

The Coaching Letter

The Coaching Letter is written by Partners’ staff member Isobel Stevenson, who has extensive experience as both a leader and a coach. The Coaching Letter’s perspective is that leaders could be a bit more successful if they thought and acted more like coaches, and coaches could be a bit more successful if they thought and acted more like leaders.

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1204, 2023

Coaching Letter #179

April 12, 2023|

April 7, 2023 What Ted Lasso has to teach us about the holding environment I have had a very big week! I got my hands on the new book for the first time, which was very nice. I spent the week in the workshops we hosted with Peter Liljedahl, which was fantastic (we are in the process of adding photos and resources to this Google site, and if you want to get a better idea of what this looks like in classrooms, check out
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2203, 2023

Coaching Letter #178

March 22, 2023|

March 21, 2023 Hi, I hope this finds you well, and thank you for subscribing to The Coaching Letter. You are in the right place. My first job out of college was in a residential treatment facility, called the Cotswold Community, for emotionally disturbed boys who had been removed from their homes for a variety of reasons, including their behavior was unmanageable, or because of abuse or neglect. Calling it a residential treatment facility makes it sound very clinical and
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1003, 2023

Coaching Letter #177

March 10, 2023|

March 4, 2023 Hi, I hope this finds you well. Thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter—you are in the right place. As is so often the case, I have more going on than I have time to write about, so this Coaching Letter is what’s been important to me lately. But one quick thing first—as I’ve written about before, we are hosting Peter Liljedahl for a week of workshops in April, and as a prelude to that, running an online book
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602, 2023

Coaching Letter #176

February 6, 2023|

February 4, 2023 Hello, how are you? Thank you for reading The Coaching Letter—you are awesome. If you are in the northeast US, I hope you are warm—it got down to -9 at my house overnight, which is the coldest it’s been while I’ve lived here. Thank you to those of you who responded to the last CL on Construal Level Theory—I thought it was horribly abstract, but then it turned out to be a useful idea for some of
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2301, 2023

Coaching Letter #175

January 23, 2023|

January 21, 2023 Hello, I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter. You are awesome. And clearly many of you forwarded it to others, as there were a bunch of new sign-ups in the last couple of weeks. Thank you for that. Here are your reminders to sign up for the Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics book study, and our annual Coaching In-Depth at Mercy-by-the Sea on May 10th, and Coaching for Leaders in
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901, 2023

Coaching Letter #174

January 9, 2023|

Happy New Year! I hope that you got to spend time with people you love, and that you also had time to rest, think, and rejuvenate. Thank you for subscribing to The Coaching Letter—you rock. Can I ask a favor?—this would be a great time for you to forward the Coaching Letter to someone you think would enjoy it and suggest that they subscribe; here's the link. We have, as usual, a lot going on, and with the break I had a
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