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Why Feedback is So Important to Leaders & Coaches

  • November 17, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Riverbend Church - Room 5B


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Please note: Our November meeting is a week earlier than normal, the 3rd Tuesday of the month

Why Feedback is So Important to Leaders and Coaches & How to Overcome Barriers to Giving and Receiving Great Feedback

The information swirl we live in has placed a new emphasis on transparency in the work world.  Millennial and ambitious employees are demanding immediate feedback from leaders and others, but ancient but ancient barriers to feedback have held back the flow of needed feedback.   As coaches, we see the experience of our clients as they attempt to exchange feedback with people around them, and we ourselves experience face common "showstoppers" such as 'fight or flight' in the brain, limiting beliefs about feedback and the need for feedback skills.

This will be an interactive mini-workshop in which you'll have the opportunity to identify your "Feedback Belief Zone", learn a simple method you can use - and teach clients - to give great feedback and become aware of the brain science and become aware of fascinating recent trends that bring feedback into a new focus of our work. 

Our Speaker

Anna Carroll, MSW, is an Austin-based organization consultant, coach and feedback architect who helps leaders and teams get good and giving fast feedback.  The has written two books, 'The Feedback Imperative:  How to Give Everyday Feedback to Speed Up Your Team's Success (July 2014) and 'Everyday Feedback Workbook (August 2015) as well as many articles, blog posts and podcasts available on  As a social worker, counselor and coach she focuses on not only the methods and logistics of great feedback but on how people can recognize and overcome the fears and emotional brain responses they experience when approaching feedback conversations. 

Anna offers training, coaching and organizational support for leaders on their path to increasing the quality and quantity of their feedback.  Her client lists AmerisourceBergen, Applied Materials, Austin Regional Clinic, City of Austin, Dell, eBay, GE, Horseshoe Bay Resort, NES Global Talent, PayPal, Stanwood Hotels, University of Texas and Zimmer.  Anna is certified as a CTI Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). 

Anna attended Sara Lawrence, M.I.T. and University of Texas at Austin.  She lives in Austin with her husband Michael Wilkes. 




Riverbend Church

4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B

Austin, TX 78746

(512) 327-3540

Meeting Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
6:40 - 8:30 PM - Guest Presentation & discussion

Plenty of free parking!


Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:

  • ICF Austin Chapter members – Free
  • Non-local, but ICF Global Chapter members -- $20
  • Non-members and Guests -- $20

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