April is not only the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, this year we spring forward together with the intense learning, inspiration, and connection of our virtual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference for three half-days, April 27-29.
Come join us for our IOC peak experience of 2023, which will spring all of us forward with new energy and momentum.
Spring into Renewal with IOC
Along with our conference, spring brings with it the joy of new growth and the vibrant beauty served up by the animal and plant kingdoms. The opportunity for renewal is upon us. While mindfulness experts teach us to meet each moment as a fresh, new moment, for everyone, including coaches, this is no small achievement, even in springtime.
We have learned from Lisa Feldman Barrett’s constructivist theory of emotions that the brain’s focus is not on meeting each moment anew. The brain prepares us for each moment by calculating our resources and predicting the internal and external demands on those resources. These predictions are based on our memories – our past experiences, not the present moment. Then the brain communicates those predictions to our conscious awareness through our emotions and thoughts.
We have also learned from mindfulness experts how to detach from and set aside the brain’s automatic activity. Then we can directly experience a moment, without the distortions of our brains’ predictions and messages.
Let us all use the inspiration of spring to remind us to meet, greet, and experience each moment without the interference of our well-intentioned brains. Every moment, especially with IOC, really is a new moment!
Our April webinars include Harvard Business Publishing author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg asking “ what’s your problem ,” and Lisa Orbe-Austin who keeps us moving toward greatness and overcome what our brain does to stop us in our tracks ( imposter syndrome ). Stanford professor Jeremy Utley will discuss his concept called “ IdeaFlow ,” which requires clean and deep engagement with the present moment.
It's time to put Spring in our Steps! See you at 10 am ET on April 27!
Join Harvard career adviser and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Gorick Ng for a webinar on the hidden career maneuvers of the most successful early career professionals—and what you can do as coaches to help your clients start their careers off right. Based on over 500 interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types, The Unspoken Rules is now used for employee and manager training and diversity and inclusion at companies such as Aon, GE, IBM, Kirkland & Ellis, Google, and others. It is also used by programs such as Questbridge, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, Africa.com, and others. Harvard Business School has also given Gorick’s book to every MBA student to give them an edge in the labor market....
What does it mean to be a great coach? How can we tell? Top coaching expert, David Drake, has some important insights to share about these questions. He is a 25-year veteran and innovator in the coaching space, and is most known as the founder of narrative coaching. Building on his work with the Mastery Window, David will share why coaching needs sociology not just psychology, why maturity matters as much as mastery, why competencies are more useful at the starting line than at the finish line, and why the tensions between the stakeholders in coaching keeps us stuck. He will introduce The Five Maturities and talk about how they take us beyond competencies....
What happens when we are faced with a serious business problem or challenge? Do we let fear paralyze us and descend into pessimism? Or do we choose to be optimists by seeing each challenge as an opportunity, and how do we do that? In a creative demonstration of the power of design, Ayse (Eye-shay) Birsel shows how successful leaders can turn pessimism into optimism using accessible design tools we can all use.
Leveraging her expertise in designing everything from concept cars to toilets to office systems, Birsel explains why we need to love problems. Empathy, Open Mind, Play, Collaboration, and Holistic Thinking are tools we can use to go from problem state to ideation space....
The research report Racial Justice, Equity and Belonging in Coaching by Charmaine Roche and Jonathan Passmore was published in October 2021. The report, with its recommendations for change, broke the silence on systemic racism as an issue in the coaching industry/profession and kicked off a global conversation. This webinar will explore what the impact has been by asking: what has changed since then, what is still to be done, what role can we play in ongoing progress?
In this webinar, you will learn: The impact of the report What still needs to be done What you can do to support further progress
Are you solving the right problems? Have you or your colleagues ever worked hard on something, only to find out you were focusing on the wrong problem entirely? Most people have. In a survey, 85 percent of companies said they often struggle to solve the right problems. The consequences are severe: Leaders fight the wrong strategic battles....
“Teams succeed to the degree that there is a free flow of ideas. Read this book to learn how to bring out the best in others—and in yourself.” — Scott Galloway, bestselling author of The Four and Post Corona
Ideaflow: the number of ideas you or your team can generate in a set amount of time...
Discover how to overcome fear, build confidence in who you are, and celebrate your accomplishments through the interactive activities and life-changing advice in this easy-to-use, guided workbook....
In this searching examination of the personal and interpersonal practices (rather than events) that fuel breakthrough thinking, Jeremy Utley will share insights from his bestselling book, Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters (co-written with Perry Klebahn).
I invite you to join us on Friday, April 14th for Together at Home, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Opening.
Best-selling author and psychologist Lisa Orbe-Austin will share the new 3A’s Model for Reaching Your Unstoppable Greatness, to assist clie
Let’s connect! West Coast Roundtable Community-Connect Virtual Meet-Up with IOC Strategic Advisor and West Coast Roundtable Host, Eileen Coskey Fracchia will be held quarterly. Our next virtual meet-up is scheduled for April 20, 2023 from 8:00am – 9:00am, PST.
Join us in our virtual conference as we focus on innovations to create a vibrant and sustainable path in healthcare and leadership.
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