Harvard’s Dr. Carol Kauffman Leads Faculty Leadership Training Program at Malden Catholic

On Aug. 26, Dr. Carol
Kauffman, the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching at
Harvard Medical School and the Director of Faculty Coach Training at
Massachusetts General Hospital, gave a leadership presentation to Malden
Catholic’s faculty and staff. Dr.
Kauffman has been a leadership coach for over 25 years and was excited to help
the Malden Catholic staff become better leaders, both professionally and
personally.

Dr. Kauffman says she was
drawn to Malden Catholic because of her interest in developing leadership
programs for millennials and younger people.

“A coach approach is very
powerful for leaders at every stage in development” Dr. Kauffman said. “We have a much more complex, fast-moving,
unpredictable world…so if we have a group of people who have an idea of where
they want to go then they can have a much greater impact.”

When asked why learning
leadership skills at a young age are so important, Dr. Kauffman said they are
crucial because these are skills that will be used throughout life.

“Learning to lead when you
are a young person is crucial, and one of the people you are learning to lead
is yourself” Dr. Kauffman said. “If you
can begin to get a sense of what actually matters to you and to other
people…then you will be able to guide the direction of your life much better
than if you don’t have that.”

Presenting alongside Dr.
Kauffman was Julie Carrier, a bestselling author, leadership mentor, and former
Senior Management Consultant in leadership training and development for the
Pentagon. Carrier was featured on MTV’s
#1 hit positive show, MADE, to share her message about how girls can improve
their self-confidence through coaching.

Carrier followed up Dr.
Kauffman’s answer about the importance of leadership by saying, “We are all
aware of how powerful leadership development is for adults, and it’s even more

powerful when we take those principles, ideas, and practices and we teach them
to young people.”

Carrier continued to add
that by taking these ideas and mindsets that they are learning important skills
before they face other challenges in life as they get older. Carrier took an educational approach to
learning these ideas at a young age.

“They are saving a lot of
baggage in relearning because they are learning it the right way first” Carrier
added. Carrier continued to stress the
importance of teaching leadership in an academic setting.

In attendance was Lisa
Cenca, Principal of the Malden Catholic School for Girls, who raved about Dr.
Kauffman’s coaching approach and how teachers can bring this into the
classroom.

“Carol helped us to think
about coaching our students rather than just teaching them. She challenged us
to work on how we get our students to recognize their talents and live them
out.”

Theology teacher Deirdre
Foley was very fortunate to have Dr. Kauffman at Malden Catholic, and is
excited to use the skills she learned moving forward.

“Her method of Coaching by
Numbers will benefit both the staff and students here at MC immensely” Foley
said. “I am excited to use these skills
moving forward to enhance my career here at Malden Catholic.”

Malden Catholic was
incredibly honored to have Dr. Kauffman working with its faculty and staff on
increasing their leadership skills.
Headmaster John Thornburg believes Dr. Kauffman’s presentation was
crucial, because of its importance in leadership skills to both staff and
students.

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Harvard’s Dr. Carol Kauffman Leads Faculty Leadership Training Program at Malden Catholic

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