Coaching Report: April 2021

Curated by: The IOC Team

  • In the northern hemisphere, spring is melting snow and growing leaf and flower buds. A sense of new life is palpable. In years past, human lives followed seasonal patterns closely. Winter was a time for going inside - a time for rest and reflection. British author Katherine May writes about this in her book, Wintering. Wintering is a time in life when we stop and embrace the quiet stillness and soothe our minds and hearts.

    It seems that we are coming out of a very long pandemic winter, we have a sense that a new time is encroaching - a time for growth.

    Having spent the past year in survival and adaptation to new and difficult circumstances, many of us rightfully so may not have had the capacity to contemplate growth. Yet, like wintering, growth serves a purpose for us. It allows us to develop and learn, to reach past our comfort zones.

    As this capacity for growth starts to expand, the timing could not be better for our two upcoming webinars, which will support this transition in the seasons and ourselves.

    On April 8, we are so happy to welcome back Dorie Clark for another webinar on “Becoming Recognized for Your Coaching Expertise.” Dorie - a Harvard Business Review author and Duke University executive education professor - will share practical strategies to help you build a following around your ideas and ensure you're viewed as an expert, not a commodity.

    Then on April 22nd, we have Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., who is an expert on how to become more resilient to stress. Everyone has stress on their brains (and bodies) these days, and as a coach, it’s critical to how to facilitate the use of stress in ways that are helpful instead of harmful. Neuroscience research demonstrates that our brain and nervous system can adapt in both positive and negative ways to stress. It’s not the stress itself that causes the problem but our response that impacts our lives.

    Wishing you a month of renewal and growth,
    The IOC Team

  • A lightbulb made of colorful, tiny, drawings of people
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Carol Kauffman and Cynthia Soledad, co-lead of Egon Zehnder’s global DEI Practice will discuss how the landscape has changed for corporate DEI work in the past year, how coaches and DEI practitioners can help unlock growth in inclusive leadership skill, and how this connects to organizational development in DEI. Session Key Topics:...

  • The Internal Family Systems model is an extremely popular form of psychotherapy that is increasingly being applied to coaching. Using it, coaches help clients quickly access a state called the Self which is characterized by qualities like calm, clarity, curiosity, and compassion. Then, from that state, clients explore and transform their relationships with the parts of them that are blocking their goals or their vision. Finally, they are more able to lead their personal and work lives from the state of Self-leadership which creates more harmony in their relationships.

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  • In this highly interactive discussion, Rick Simmons, CEO, the telos institute, will provide coaches the framework to work with clients and leaders to help them realize the incredible potential of these uncertain times.  At Telos, we use the term “liminal space” to define periods of discontinuity that create an openness to change, much like the environment many of us find ourselves in today. Utilizing real-life examples of when liminal space was best managed for transformative results, the discussion will highlight effective methods to facilitate the journey to successfully capture the power of liminality.

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  • Monday, April 5, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

    March and April Featured Book:  Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

    The IOC Invites you to join our new Book Club, which will meet once a month on the first Monday of every month. We will spend two meetings per book, one for a review of the major themes and the other for specialized topic dives related to your coaching practice.

  • A group of people applauding a woman with her back to the camera
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Join Jeff Hull and other IOC Fellows to discuss the Becoming Recognized for your Coaching Expertise webinar from Dorie Clark.  We will be discussing key themes as they apply to our coaching practices.

    This event is exclusively for Fellows

    Go to Registration Page

Director's Corner

  • In the northern hemisphere, spring is melting snow and growing leaf and flower buds. A sense of new life is palpable. In years past, human lives followed seasonal patterns closely. Winter was a time for going inside - a time for rest and reflection. British author Katherine May writes about this in her book, Wintering. Wintering is a time in life when we stop and embrace the quiet stillness and soothe our minds and hearts.

    It seems that we are coming out of a very long pandemic winter, we have a sense that a new time is encroaching - a time for growth.

    Having spent the past year in survival and adaptation to new and difficult circumstances, many of us rightfully so may not have had the capacity to contemplate growth. Yet, like wintering, growth serves a purpose for us. It allows us to develop and learn, to reach past our comfort zones.

    As this capacity for growth starts to expand, the timing could not be better for our two upcoming webinars, which will support this transition in the seasons and ourselves.

    On April 8, we are so happy to welcome back Dorie Clark for another webinar on “Becoming Recognized for Your Coaching Expertise.” Dorie - a Harvard Business Review author and Duke University executive education professor - will share practical strategies to help you build a following around your ideas and ensure you're viewed as an expert, not a commodity.

    Then on April 22nd, we have Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., who is an expert on how to become more resilient to stress. Everyone has stress on their brains (and bodies) these days, and as a coach, it’s critical to how to facilitate the use of stress in ways that are helpful instead of harmful. Neuroscience research demonstrates that our brain and nervous system can adapt in both positive and negative ways to stress. It’s not the stress itself that causes the problem but our response that impacts our lives.

    Wishing you a month of renewal and growth,
    The IOC Team

Webinars

  • A lightbulb made of colorful, tiny, drawings of people
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Carol Kauffman and Cynthia Soledad, co-lead of Egon Zehnder’s global DEI Practice will discuss how the landscape has changed for corporate DEI work in the past year, how coaches and DEI practitioners can help unlock growth in inclusive leadership skill, and how this connects to organizational development in DEI. Session Key Topics:...

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Videos

  • The Internal Family Systems model is an extremely popular form of psychotherapy that is increasingly being applied to coaching. Using it, coaches help clients quickly access a state called the Self which is characterized by qualities like calm, clarity, curiosity, and compassion. Then, from that state, clients explore and transform their relationships with the parts of them that are blocking their goals or their vision. Finally, they are more able to lead their personal and work lives from the state of Self-leadership which creates more harmony in their relationships.

    Share
    /
  • In this highly interactive discussion, Rick Simmons, CEO, the telos institute, will provide coaches the framework to work with clients and leaders to help them realize the incredible potential of these uncertain times.  At Telos, we use the term “liminal space” to define periods of discontinuity that create an openness to change, much like the environment many of us find ourselves in today. Utilizing real-life examples of when liminal space was best managed for transformative results, the discussion will highlight effective methods to facilitate the journey to successfully capture the power of liminality.

    Share
    /

News & Events

  • Monday, April 5, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

    March and April Featured Book:  Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

    The IOC Invites you to join our new Book Club, which will meet once a month on the first Monday of every month. We will spend two meetings per book, one for a review of the major themes and the other for specialized topic dives related to your coaching practice.

  • A group of people applauding a woman with her back to the camera
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Join Jeff Hull and other IOC Fellows to discuss the Becoming Recognized for your Coaching Expertise webinar from Dorie Clark.  We will be discussing key themes as they apply to our coaching practices.

    This event is exclusively for Fellows

    Go to Registration Page

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