Person Centered Thinking Coaches

Staff suited to be PCT Coaches:

  • are first and foremost, those who want to be a coach
  • are gifted: they are naturally talented in the skills
  • are passionate: they push to help people get better lives
  • have within their current responsibilities, natural opportunities to apply person centered thinking and coaching skills/practices

Pre-requisite: Person Centered Thinking training developed by The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP)

Roles and responsibilities of a PCT Coach:

  1. Help the people who are being supported get better lives and improve organizational efficiency by:
    • using person-centered thinking skills
    • informally teaching person-centered thinking skills
    • providing feedback on the use of the skills
    • reinforcing the use of the skills; helping the use become a habit
    • sharing the learning about accomplishments and challenges - up, down, and across
  2. Support staff members in problem solving and identifying and implementing changes that are within staff’s purview to make at the local level
  3. Refer and recommend to the leadership team change that is not within the purview of support staff but that should be made at the local or state level in order to support person-centered practices
  4. Serve as a bridge to the leadership
  5. Meet with other coaches in the organization at least monthly to problem-solve and evaluate change and progress