Care Coaching – new Cascade resources to help you care for a loved one and take care of yourself
Do you care for a loved one who is going through a traumatic illness? Perhaps suffering from cancer, a stroke or living with dementia?
Cascade has teamed up with Dawn F. Landry and her book ARMORED to create coaching resources to help you apply your strengths during these challenging times. Designed for use by coaches personally, or with clients who are caregivers, our new toolkit will help you provide the best care for your loved one while also looking after yourself.
In this update, we also cover:
- How we’ve turned up the power on two popular Cascade reports.
- Our new Getting Started resource, a Cascade intro video.
- The latest Cascade version release (which includes the new Care Coaching worksheets).
NEW – Care Coaching worksheets
Inspired by Dawn F. Landry’s book ARMORED, we wanted to create some practical resources to help those caring for loved ones.
In the book, Strengths Coach Dawn powerfully shares how she used her strengths to provide the best care for her husband during his long-term illness. Through this experience, she developed the concept of Care Coaching.
We are delighted to work with Dawn to create a new toolkit for carers, helping you provide the best care AND taking care of yourself in these challenging situations.
Find the two new worksheets on Care Coaching in our expanded Strengths Advantage section.
More from Dawn and friends…
Dawn’s story is special. She reminded me that we really do have what it takes to get through challenging times when we find ourselves suddenly forced to be a caregiver.
The Cascade tools gave me pause to proactively think about engaging my strengths in a potential caregiver mode to my spouse.
Shari Krueger, CEO Advisor & Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® Facilitator
These self-awareness questions go a long way in supporting caregivers to ask for what they need, and in return give what is most helpful to their loved one.
As a coach, I can see how helpful this clarity would be for my clients who are weathering the storm of a loved one’s crisis.
Ruth Calabrese, a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® and ICF Certified Leadership Coach
As a Cascade subscriber for several years, I have witnessed the value that it provides my clients with each use. It is such an honor to team up with Richard to offer ARMORED’s Care Coaching Worksheets in Cascade.
Throughout our development process, Richard’s and my respective strengths were not only activated, but perfectly aligned to successfully create this new enhancement to an already fantastic product — Cascade.
Dawn F. Landry, Author, Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths® Coach & CEO of Authentizity
Listen to Dawn live…
Hear Dawn share her Success Story on Gallup’s Called to Coach webcast. Watch live on Friday 5th March 2021. 12pm CET / 6pm GMT.
Turn up the Power
Chose from the radio buttons at the top of the page to show the top 5 or the themes 6 – 10 on each axis. The Power of Me worksheet can now show the top 5 across the top and the next 5 themes down the side. This is particularly helpful when most of the top 5 themes are in the same domain.
Thank you Holly and Deon for your suggestions that led to these improvements!
NEW – Getting Started video
Do you wonder if you are doing the right thing with Cascade? Would you like to see how to create a team report?
Watch the latest addition to our Getting Started support pages – a brief (18 minute) video introduction to Cascade.
The video will show you how to export themes from Gallup Access, then import them into Cascade. We’ll also go through how to work with the Theme Table and select teams in the Team Grid.
Even if you’re not a Cascade beginner, we’d recommend watching the video. You may even pick up a new tip – or two!
Do you have the latest release of Cascade? v2.0r05d
The current version of Cascade is 2.0r05d which includes the Care Coaching worksheets. To update your copy of Cascade, check out our guide: How to update Cascade to the latest version.
If you need help: please contact us quoting your Cascade license number. (C followed by 5 digits at the top of the Cascade Menu).
Many thanks as always to all those who have helped with the development of the latest Cascade resources. Dawn, Shari, Ruth, Holly and Deon, we are so grateful for your valuable input!
Richard and the Cascade Team
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