Millstone Institute brings coaching skills training program to St. Louis

Deborah Grayson Riegel 

The Jewish Coaching Academy’s Coaching Skills Training Program, the latest initiative of the Jewish Federation’s Millstone Institute, will feature a day-long training program with Deborah Grayson Riegel, an expert in presentation and interpersonal communication skills. There will be a choice of two sessions, either Sunday, Nov. 16 or Monday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. The program is limited to 40 participants (20 per day). 

Training also includes three follow-up webinars personalized for St. Louis participants to watch on their own time in late 2014/early 2015.  Also integral to the program is ongoing evening group training throughout 2015 for all participants facilitated by Sylvia Nissenboim, a certified life and career coach.  The group will develop as an ongoing cadre to work together to continue to improve their effectiveness and advance their leadership impact through peer coaching, problem solving and networking. 

Coaching is a distinct methodology for being an inspiring and effective leader. It can increase credibility, deepen critical thinking and boost productive work relationships. Coaching also helps teams and organizations adapt to rapidly changing needs and situations.  Riegel’s training also integrates Jewish values, stories and experiences to guide and inspire.

The cost is $495 per person.  Scholarships are made possible by the Lubin-Green Foundation in honor of Barry Rosenberg. Additional information and an application form is available at Applications are due by Aug. 1.

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The founder of the Jewish Coaching Academy, Riegel is a cited expert and contributor for the New York Times, Forbes, and The Jewish Week. She is the author of “Oy Vey! Isn’t a Strategy: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success.” She is also a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.

 Nissenboim has worked as a nonprofit manager, therapist and adjunct social work instructor and has presented to nonprofit professionals and volunteers throughout St. Louis and around the country.  She previously worked in the Jewish community as the director of the Jewish Community Center Adult Day Services.  

Millstone Institute initiatives are made possible by the generous support of the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Millstone Foundation, the Bill Solomon Family, and Mont and Karen Levy. For more information, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810.