In episode 44, Coffey talks with Debbie Waggoner about upping your game in one-to-one meetings. They discuss how often one-to-one meetings become transactional; how to prepare leaders to identify insightful questions; why taking into account the personality of the team member is an important factor in picking the best approach and gathering better information; the appropriate times to schedule a session; taking advantage of virtual meetings to allow the team to feel comfortable even when receiving feedback; taking notes as a tool to engage and build trust; the importance of one-to-one meetings with new employees; and skip-level meetings.

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Debbie Waggoner

Debbie Waggoner

Debbie Waggoner is a Global Learning & Development Consultant, Executive Coach and Facilitator
combining a broad background of both business and talent management experience.
Debbie started the Performance Consulting division of Nodus in 1995 and became President in 2010.

Debbie consults with individuals, teams and organizations to improve their performance in the areas of
leadership, teamwork and communication. She has provided services in more than 7 countries and worked with many Fortune 100 companies.

As an experienced facilitator delivering results-oriented talent management solutions, Debbie is known for her energetic, engaging and direct style both virtually and in face-to-face environments.

Debbie is author of The Connection Blueprint: A leader’s guide to a year of one-on-one meetings. Released in September 2020 and available on Amazon.

Debbie is an avid reader and loves to cook and travel


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