We probably all have a “Greatest Coaches of All Times” list. Here in the Southeast that list would probably include legendary college coaches like Pat Summit of Tennesse’s Lady Vols and Paul “Bear” Byrant of the Alabama Crimson Tide. These coaches are revered not only for their championships and their winning records, but for their emphasis on hard work, their perseverance and their outstanding examples of leadership. They helped their players develop and realize goals, perfect the little things, and understand the culture of their respective sports and school programs.
Schools need great coaches off the field, track or court as well. The School Superintendents of Alabama has established an “Executive Coach for New Superintendents” Program. LEAN Frog is proud to sponsor the 2014-2015 program. Directed by Executive Coaching Coordinator Kathi Wallace, the program pairs a “new” superintendent with a successful veteran superintendent. This veteran has received training from Corporate Coach U — a global provider of customized corporate services — to effectively provide focus and guidance on current issues with the “NEW” Superintendents. SSA has more than twenty veteran Superintendents trained to serve as Executive Coaches.
The Executive Coaching program helps ensure that new superintendents get off to a positive start with the following:
- Understanding Alabama’s rules and regulations;
- Accessing statewide resources;
- Recognizing organizational opportunities;
- Establishing focused goals;
- Exploring possibilities;
- Managing expectations;
- Crafting strategies;
- Maintaining integrity;
- Following through with a plan
LEAN Frog is proud to support the Executive Coaching program because everyone needs a good coach.