What is the Care Transitions Intervention Program?

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Care Transitions Intervention Program
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Sandra Schiff is a Certified Care Transitions Coach that trained with the Coleman Model. As a Care Transitions Coach, Sandra Schiff assists families in learning the self-management skills to address their needs and those of their members while in transition situations.

The Care Transitions Intervention, also known as the Coleman Transitions Intervention Model, is a 4-week program that empowers patients and their caregivers to learn self-management skills, thus guaranteeing their specific complex needs are met during the transition from hospital to home and into the future. This is an economical intervention that is composed of a home visit and a few phone calls.

As an alternative to traditional case management practices, CTI is a self-management program. The Care Transitions Coach works with the patient and the caregiver to enable the patient to self-manage their care and their treatment. A Care Transitions Intervention Coach works with the current needs of the patient and discusses future transitions before they occur.

Patients who utilize this program are much less likely to be readmitted to hospital or to have growing medical bills, and much more likely to achieve treatment goals and symptom management, to return to a full recovery, and to retain this progress six months after the Intervention.

The Transitions Coach also teaches the patient and the family successful communication techniques, enabling new behaviors and skills that allow all involved to address the needs of the patient as they arise.

Now What? Facilitator Training

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Now What (TM) Career Coaching
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A graduate of the MSW program at Wayne State University, Sandra Schiff is an experienced leadership and life transition coach. The president of Health Mate, Inc., a consulting and coaching firm, Sandra Schiff is also a licensed Now What?® coaching program facilitator.

A 90-day coaching program, Now What?® is based on the book Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction. The program helps participants to discover their sense of purpose and revise their work and personal life to find happiness. Now What?® facilitators across the country provide guidance and coaching to help individuals reinvent careers and discover their best life direction.

Facilitator training for the Now What?® program includes three months of extensive training with Laura Berman Fortgang, the program founder. After this training, facilitator candidates must pass a test before being certified in the Now What?® program. Upon completion of training, facilitators obtain access to additional resources including marketing support, advanced training, and access to the Now What?® professional community. To learn more about this coaching program and Dr. Sandra Schiff, visit her Business Facebook page, SMS Coaching.

Common Questions About Now What (TM) Career Coaching

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Now What (TM) Career Coaching
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The president of Health Mate, Inc., Dr. Sandra Schiff possesses more than 15 years of experience in executive, transition, and parenting coaching. A resident of West Bloomfield in Southeast Michigan, Dr. Sandra Schiff recently became an authorized facilitator of the “Now What” (TM) 90-day career transition coaching program.

Based on her 2005 book “Now What: 90 Days to a New Life Direction,” Laura Berman Fortgang created the Now What (TM) coaching program, designed for individuals seeking a change in, and clarification on, their career and future.

The program establishes each client’s Life Blueprint, a unique outline of one’s “truest values and needs.” On her website, Fortgang addresses some of the common questions put forth by potential clients.

1. How does this program differ from other, similar career coaching?

Boasting a 92 percent success rate, the Now What (TM) program utilizes an inside-out method that encourages clients to practice self-reflection and carry out regular assignments. Carefully crafted questions evoke meaningful answers that offer insight into one’s best future.

2. Why does the program take 90 days?

By committing to a set period – three months – clients are right away taking the first step to creating sustainable outcomes. Quick-fix methods such as simply telling people which path to follow have been shown to provide impermanent results.

3. How do Now What (TM) facilitators become qualified to teach this program?

The program’s creator holds two-day events at which she personally trains each future Now What (TM) coach, who must already have experience as a counselor or coach. Following this initial gathering, new coaches are trained by a team of hand-selected experts who have graduated from Coach University and are certified by the International Coach Federation.

Tips of Effective Leadership Coaching

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Personal Coaching, Sandra Schiff

In recognition of her commitment to organizational effectiveness and leadership coaching, Sandra Schiff received the Leadership America Award from the National Women’s Organization for Leaders in 1996. Here are some fundamental tips Sandra Schiff and other leadership coaches implement to develop others:

Build relationships. A leader should be someone the team can trust. A good relationship is established if there is transparency from the leader and respect from the team.

Acknowledge good performance. Good leadership is measured on the success of the team. By recognizing a positive skill or action, leaders are influencing individuals to emulate the same behavior.

Provide assessment. Timely feedback helps employees attain a level of self-awareness. Assessment highlights areas where improvements crucial for quality performance can be made.

Challenge thinking. Leaders should be able to read between the lines and provide alternative solutions. Brainstorming as a means of mapping out possibilities can be used to develop this skill.

Peoplemap’s Leadership Development Program

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With an MSW and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, Sandra Schiff is the president of the southeast Michigan-based coaching and consulting firm Health Mate, Inc. A member of the International Coaching Federation, Sandra Schiff is a certified Wellness Coach, Care Transition Coach, and Peoplemap™ facilitator.

Founded in 1989 by E. Michael Lillibridge, Peoplemap is a system of programs designed to improve people skills. The system is rooted in the recognition of four personality types: Leader, People, Free Spirit, and Task. In addition to a personality questionnaire and several other programs, the Peoplemap system includes a segment focused on leadership development.

The Peoplemap Leadership Development segment follows the basic training course for the program. The training builds on program concepts that are taught in the entry course and is targeted at leaders in all organizational levels. In addition to enhancing people skills, individuals who participate in the leadership development program learn to establish a vision and address the growth of an organization. These skills, which are taught in tandem with the ability to address the organization’s bottom line, help to improve leadership success.

What Is the Peoplemap System?

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PeopleMap™
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Sandra Schiff has a broad range of experience in coaching, program development, and behavior health executive management. The president of Health Mate, Inc. she received the St. John Health System’s “Living the Values” Award. Sandra Schiff is also a YMCA I Rise program coach and a certified Peoplemap™ facilitator.

The Peoplemap system is a suite of development programs for improving people skills. The system originally began in 1989 with a personality questionnaire. Since its implementation, over 150,000 people have gone through the Peoplemap programs.

The core program of Peoplemap is the basic training program, which helps individuals understand other people better. Additionally, participants learn their PeopleMap personality type at the basic training. These include the Leader, People, Free Spirit, and Task personality types, each of which has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Additional People-Map programs follow the basic training and further enhance individual performance, the ability to work well in teams, and other areas that can benefit organizations. For additional information on the program, visit www.peoplemapsystems.com.

An Introduction to PeopleMap™

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PeopleMap™
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As an experienced consultant and coach, Dr. Sandra Schiff works to help business leaders, individuals, and families reach their full potential. Dr. Sandra Schiff comes to her work as a certified PeopleMap™ facilitator.

Developed by Dr. Mike Lillibridge, PeopleMap™ helps people to relate more effectively with others and, in turn, achieve peak performance. The system features a series of integrated programs that evaluate individuals’ interaction styles, then helps them to understand how they can use those styles to maximize their collaborative skills. Through the PeopleMap™ System, professionals develop higher levels of interpersonal effectiveness and build better working relationships.

The PeopleMap ™ program typically begins with each participant taking an assessment test to determine his or her PeopleMap™ personality type. The categories are Leader, People, Free Spirit, and Task. Participants then learn the three innate strengths correlated with each type, as well as the associated opportunity for growth. This knowledge guides a participant’s journey through the remainder of the experience, which may focus on leadership, performance, or collaboration, depending on the program chosen.