17Oct2012
April 18, 2006 Bridgewater Manor
Skillful Question-Asking for Powerful Coaching

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-18042006
Program Title: "Skillful Question-Asking for Powerful Coaching" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Andrea C. Zintz, Ph.D. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF PRESENTATION: 

          Understand how coaching skills can be used to resolve everyday challenges, create new possibilities, and generate more
          strategic action and productive results 
          Identify and reinforce the optimum mindset for question-asking with self and others. 
          Distinguish between questions that help and those that hinder the ability to achieve desired results. 

ABSTRACT OF SESSION: 
     When Project Managers can recognize the true power of inquiry and take advantage of skillful question-asking, they set a dynamic course for organizational excellence and competitive advantage. Questioning is a vital part of all thinking, communication, and learning. The better our questions are, the more we can learn. One way to use questions powerfully is through coaching others. This powerful presentation will show how to transform thinking, action, and results through intentional and skillful coaching. Project Managers benefit from learning new methods of using powerful questions to coach others – enhancing the results and building greater capabilities in others. We also focus on how to avoid the kinds of questions that impede success. 

          The session is interactive, informative, and practical. 
          Participants will leave with new insights and skills they can put to use immediately. 
          Presentation will consist of a mix of presentation, case example, interactive exercises, and Q&A. 

Andrea C. Zintz, Ph.D. 
     Dr. Andrea Zintz is Vice President with Hudson Talent Management, a subsidiary of Hudson Highland Group. She has 30 years experience in Change Management, Human Resources Development, Leadership Development, Consulting, and Training.  Andrea was the president of Andrea Zintz and Associates, LLC, a leadership and organization development consultancy, and the co-founder of the Center for Inquiring Leadership, a training company for leadership, team and organizational effectiveness. Prior to starting her consulting work, Andrea cultivated over 25 years of experience as a leader in Human Resources and worldwide leadership development. 

     As Vice President of Human Resources and Management Board member of the Johnson ? Johnson subsidiary, Ortho Biotech, Inc., Andrea helped lead the growth of the company from $40 million to $500 million in a 6-year period, and launched 2 breakthrough biotech products that lead the market today. During her tenure at J?J she was highly awarded for her work in cultural and particularly HR and leadership development, where her special interests included executive women advancement, diversity, and mentoring. She has been trained as a Black Belt at part of the J?J Process Excellence effort and is an examiner and team leader for the Competitive Assessment Process at J?J. She is also a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award. 

     Andrea currently works primarily with senior leaders and business units of Fortune 500 and multi-national corporations to develop change and human development strategies that foster innovation. At the heart of all her work, from executive coaching to culture development, is QuestionThinking™ – an inquiry methodology for expanding perspective, increasing creativity and emotional intelligence, and ultimately, helping people to access their best thinking. 

     As a seasoned trainer and keynote speaker, Andrea’s presentations have been applauded by the American Management Association, the Conference Board, the Federal Training Network, and the Human Resource Management Association of Canada. 

     Andrea holds an MA and Ph.D. in Human and Organization Development from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Her doctoral dissertation was about mentoring: “What constitutes effective mentoring for career-immobile women in large corporate settings?” She serves on the external faculty of Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada, and is a member of the National Organization Development Network. 

     Andrea lives in Pennington, NJ with her husband and two daughters. 

Andrea's handout can be downloaded.

Networking Program:

     The Career Networking program, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will offer a presentation by Greg Ranney, President of Dynamic
     Success Patterns, on Five Steps to Effective Campaigning:  In Transition and Out.  Greg inspires individuals to discover their real
     career value, unlock their passion, and communicate their competencies to sharpen their leadership skills, improve their
     performance and create their desired professional growth.


Updated: 01Jun09