Welcome to our 1st session facilitated by Laura Robinson, instructional coach for KentISD student campus and Char Firlik, Cognitive Coaching trainer. Laura lead us in a Color Connection activity to form a learning lab community and explore our hopes and wonderings around coaching. A reflection activity helped us examine characteristics of an effective coach and create a distinctive ‘coaching lab’ coat. Kay Psencik, senior consultant/coach for Learning Forward, offered 6 Key Traits: self-awareness, honesty, sincerity, competence, reliability, and intentions. ( read pg. 52-57) Laura has created a Google Community blog to keep us connected as learners between our sessions. To be a member of the ‘Coaching Lab’ Community connect with Laura at email@example.com .