Newell Eaton, Leadership Coach, Creative Group Facilitator
For over 40 years Newell has helped hundreds of people achieve the results they seek through individual coaching conversations, facilitated meetings, and accelerated learning workshops.
The trend of coaching has increased significantly in recent years, and so does their need. A coach helps individuals uncover their potential, climb up the career ladder and improve their life overall by asking the right questions. Be it a Career coach, an executive coach, or a life coach, people are realizing the importance of hiring coaches and at the same time, people are showing interest in becoming a coach themselves to impact others’ lives positively.
Well, today we have invited Newell Eaton, Leadership Coach, and Creative Group Facilitator to share his insights with us.
[00:37] About Newell Eaton, Leadership Coach, Creative Group Facilitator
For over 40 years, Newell has helped hundreds of people achieve the results they seek through individual coaching conversations, facilitated meetings, and accelerated learning workshops.
[00:48] How did you determine that coaching was something you wanted to do?
Coaching discovered me, I didn’t really discover coaching. I had a career for about 27 years working in youth development. When I retired, I was working with a coach, she told me to do coaching. She said all along when you’ve been meeting with those leaders, the kind of questions you ask, the way you help engage in creative problem-solving with them, we call that coaching.
[02:21] Changing the way society treats young people
While working with kids, I realized that as a society, we don’t look at the great things teenagers have to offer. We should start thinking about them as problem-solvers rather than problems to solve.
[05:48] How has youth evolved in Europe?
I interview leaders who are 20 years old but feel older to me than 60 years old in terms of their mindset. My grandson is 22, and he is brilliant, but he is in that know-it-all phase. He hasn’t had enough bumps yet to realize that maybe there are some other ways of seeing things. We can be helpful to broaden their perspective.
[10:14] Why does coaching matter?
After all my years of trying to promote youth development in government, what I noticed was that business leaders seem to have the most impact on change. I thought I knew nothing about business. My mission has been really to help shape differences in leadership, and that has been my passion ever since.
[18:14] Three key milestones
Being an exchange student to South America
Corruption of politics, Church, economics in the elite
Becoming a father
You can connect with Newell Eaton- LinkedIn
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‘I’ve been a designer of many youth programs and policies, planning and funding systems and other structures to channel money and learning to youth program providers. Asked lots of questions called research and wrote lots of papers and speeches for leaders.’
‘Coordinated implementation of funding programs, conduct training and facilitated lots and lots of group conversations with those impacted/ affected and those making decisions. I’ve started and kept alive many coalitions and collaborations of folks with common interests. ‘