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On January 27, the IOC held its inaugural Fellows Roundtable - and its first ever event on the west coast - at the Beverly Hills Hillcrest Country Club, with over 20 senior level leadership and health/wellness coaches in attendance. Dr. Jeff Hull, Director of Education and Business Development for the IOC, and IOC Fellow and local leader, Eilleen Fracchia, brought together a highly engaged group to learn about the latest IOC-sponsored research on evidence-based coaching practices and to brainstorm topics for future peer-to-peer learning and community-building.

Haesun Moon's picture Submitted by Haesun Moon February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm

How do you know that coaching works?  I often ask this question in the beginning of my coaching class. Many shining eyes put up their hands and quote the latest research on how coaching boosts the performance, motivation, or confidence of struggling employees, confused youth, or frustrated executives. Based on their answers I can almost guess what their day job is: ROI, increased employee engagement, happier children and healthier families: the rather revealing list goes on. 

Paulette Rao's picture Submitted by Paulette Rao February 9, 2017 - 7:38am

Have you ever had good news to share with the world and no one seemed to care as much as you did? Once, when I received an offer from a prestigious university to create and deliver a coaching diploma program and I successfully completed it after a few stressful months of changes in direction, I told a friend my news. I was proud to share my completion news with her as she had supported me throughout the uncertainty. She acknowledged the victory. “That’s great news!” she said, and then she changed the subject. I was left feeling a disconnect and, frankly, a bit hurt.

Margaret Moore's picture Submitted by Margaret Moore February 3, 2017 - 8:15am

The story goes: a prominent thinker, perhaps William James or Bertrand Russell, delivered a lecture on the nature of the solar system. In response, an elderly woman proposed an alternate theory, that the world is flat, sitting on a turtle, and it is turtles all the way down. Her wacky notion has a kernel of wisdom for leaders in healthcare today.

Carol Braddick's picture Submitted by Carol Braddick January 18, 2017 - 8:45pm

Are you ready for a technology upgrade? Many of your coaching clients have already upgraded. They’re already using productivity and biometric apps and devices. This first in a series of three articles looks at ways to repurpose these tools across all phases of a coaching process and for a wide range of coaching goals. The second article will cover People Analytics and its potential impact on coaching; the third explores future scenarios such as ‘coach-bots’ interacting with leaders who may or may not work with a human coach.

Colleen Boselli's picture Submitted by Colleen Boselli January 10, 2017 - 9:19am

What are you planning to do differently in 2017? Some of us welcome this calendar-prompted pause to reflect; others of us find this question daunting, or even a nuisance. Our clients are being asked to set goals for the new year, so coaching conversations may naturally turn to this topic right now.

Here’s my simple, authentic, energizing solution:  Tap your unrealized strengths.

2017 January Coaching Report

The Coaching Two-Step: From Subject to Object to Transformation...

Research Digest: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2016)

In this month’s Research Digest, we highlight several recent publications regarding what makes coaching work, the conclusions from current research on health coaching, and developing skills as a coaching professional....

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2016 December Coaching Report

As we move to the end of what has been a tumultuous year in so many parts of the world, and transition to 2017, we have an opportunity to take stock. Indeed, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and, by extension, our clients is to turn inwards and ask important questions about our role and our effectiveness. These might include:...

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Tatiana Bachkirova's picture Submitted by Tatiana Bachkirova December 14, 2016 - 1:02pm

Does it surprise you how many ideas and beliefs that were once universally held to be the case are now seen as wrong? Very well educated people used to believe, for example, that the earth was at the center of the universe and that ulcers are caused by stress. Folk-lore genuinely committed us to believe in elves and hobgoblins and that it was possible to change the weather by right thinking or behaviour.

Jan Rybeck, an IOC Fellow and a partner with COPIA, energetically explores the challenges of transformation that accompany vertical development with a new CoachX video and blog article.  What are the risks and rewards?  How can coaches use four elements of vertical development to encourage client growth?  How does the process change both coach and client? Check out Jan's blog article here and the video below!

Jan Rybeck's picture Submitted by Jan Rybeck November 22, 2016 - 12:00am

Our last child left for college recently. A bedroom that was once kid space will soon be transformed into office, guest, and closet space.  In the meantime, I can’t find anything, everything is a mess, and I am constantly sifting through what to throw out and what to bring in, questions I can’t readily answer because, well, I have never been here before.

Margaret Moore's picture Submitted by Margaret Moore November 15, 2016 - 12:54pm

"Love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah,” sang Leonard Cohen, who sadly passed away last week. Last night, actress Kate McKinnon opened Saturday Night Live singing the song as a Hillary Clinton look-alike, closing with pain that will last a long time: I'm not giving up and neither should you."

2016 November Coaching Report

At our 2015 Annual Coaching Conference, one of the Research Sessions ended with a video of a huge flock of birds hypnotically flowing up and down and in all directions, in unimaginable synchronicity.  Not one bird was out of synch, not one stood out from the group.  This flight video was shown at the conclusion of Sean O’Connor’s prese...

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2016 October Coaching Report

This month we focus on Innovation. Wikipedia defines innovation simply as a "new idea, device, or method." However, innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs....