We dearly hope that 2022 is landing well for you. To inspire us all, we compiled a quick tour of 2022 for the IOC, citing brief passages of our monthly coaching reports.
The pandemic itself has mutated into an opportunity for renewal and reinvention: the "great resignation" is well underway because the pandemic has brought home the fragility — and brevity — of life. Without a sense of purpose, meaning and value, our work can’t keep us above the waves.
It's often said that trust takes a lifetime to build, but can disappear in an instant, which is why it's so important not to leave it to chance, assume it will be freely given or be passive about securing it. Ethics form the foundation for trust. A coach’s personal code of ethics is the cornerstone of the coach and client relationship. Clear boundaries around what is and isn't acceptable behavior for ourselves and others are vital.
As we enter March, so many of us are struck with a whirlwind of emotions – a deep sorrow for those affected by the turn of events in Ukraine, a sense of relief as the peak of the pandemic begins to wind down, a wave of fear for the uncertainty that lies before us, and a hope that the work we do for change will make a difference.
With the arrival of spring for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, we are present to more light, new opportunities, and fresh growth. It’s a good moment to spend time reflecting on, for ourselves and our coaching clients, what’s good in our lives, and then unpack, amplify, and appreciate the good feelings.
Statistics show that while younger workers may be quitting in droves and reevaluating their career options, older workers are staying in the workforce longer than ever, remaining healthy and able to contribute long into their 70’s and beyond. The trouble is that many cultures exalt youth —to the detriment of older workers. And emergent talent needs mentorship, which can only be successfully provided across multiple generations.
Around the world, the solstice served as an ancient anchor for farming, indicating when it was time to plant and harvest crops. Today it still signifies shifts in nature, change and new beginnings. As we shift gears this month, it may be the perfect time to welcome play and creativity into your life and coaching practice.
As coaches, we are a vital source of stabilizing connection. We listen. We understand and empathize with the discomfort. We engage in deep conversations. We provide safe spaces that enable our clients to share their frustrations, their challenges, and their joys. We help them see the opportunities in the chaos. Ultimately, we help them shift and strategize so that they can grow into masters of change.
It’s back to school time – moving our community of coaches into the next rich phase of learning and growth at IOC. Our IOC spotlight turns to thought leaders who will dive into how leaders and coaches can think differently about power, multi-culturalism, and vertical development.
Coaches are uniquely suited to encourage conversations on mental health, share their wisdom, and position this worldwide trend as an opportunity for positive growth, not just for individuals, but for leaders and organizations.
Acknowledging and re-building a strong sense of connection and belonging is crucial for individual mental health and organizational productivity. As an MIT Sloan article states: “Quite simply, people who feel lonely cannot do their best work, which means that teams with lonely members are not operating at their peak levels either.”
What a year 2022 has been!! Let’s all pause during the holiday season to harvest and enjoy the transition out of 2022 and into 2023.
Here’s to landing 2022, and taking off in 2023, well.
The IOC Team
Background and Context: Some 4.4% of US Adults have ADHD (NIMH, n.d.). A multimodal treatment approach is now seen as optimal, and coaching is increasingly seen as a useful part of such intervention. While 18 studies have explored outcomes of ADHD coaching, finding benefits for executive functioning and other outcomes, most have focused on college students (Ahmann & Saviet, 2021). Only two have explored coaching in adults, and both of these explored group coaching. Many adults with ADHD are coached individually, but no study has yet explored this.
Design: A mixed-methods study of a 12-session specialized Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD) coaching intervention for adults with ADHD, will include a single group pre-post intervention component and a 6-week post-intervention follow-up, exploring key outcomes of: ADHD symptoms, executive functioning (EF), and functional impairment. Coach alliance and effects will be explored/controlled. A qualitative component, using focus groups, will explore reasons clients choose coaching and their experience of the coaching engagement.
Purpose: The proposed research aligns with a key goal of the National Institute for Mental Health Strategic Plan for Research and will both address a gap in the literature on coaching adults with ADHD by exploring key outcomes, including functional impairment, as well as add to the sparse literature exploring client perspectives on the choice of, and experience with, ADHD coaching. As a consequence, this research will contribute to the growing evidence base about coaching for ADHD, assisting in evaluation of its effectiveness, as well as its potential benefit, as part of multimodal care supporting individuals with ADHD.
Micah Saviet, Director, and Elizabeth Ahmann, Director of Research, are at the helm of Springer Institute for research, which is dedicated to being a leader in research and promotion of evidence-informed practices related to coaching for both ADHD (Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and health and wellness.
Springer Institute's research has included a narrative literature review exploring outcomes of coaching for ADHD across the age-span and numerous quantitative and qualitative studies exploring specific processes involved in coaching for ADHD.
Ahmann and Saviet actively disseminate their research, presenting workshops and posters both nationally and internationally, including at conferences of The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD); The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA); International Conference on ADHD; and Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare.
For more information please visit: www.springerinstitute.org
Jennifer Brown discussed the best-selling second edition of her book How to Be an Inclusive Leader which launched on October 4th, 2022. Jennifer revealed why she made the decision to tackle a second edition of the book and the need for a more balanced leadership style. She also discussed how to reframe the concept of privilege and the need to call leaders in instead of only calling them out. ...
Douglas Choo, IOC Fellow, former Head of Strategy at Metlife Group and a consultant with McKinsey and Deloitte will be sharing a case study of his coaching at a financial institution which is going through changes. He will share his experience coaching executives who are guiding the financial institution through changes. This is a great example of being in both roles: a coach and a consultant.
The slide presentation to accompany You, Me, We. Why we need to create a culture of connection in a world of disconnection webinar.
Posttraumatic Growth reworks and overhauls the seminal 2006 Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth....
We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr....
This compelling and inspiring call to action for leaders at every level helps them find their role and voice in affecting societal and workplace change....
Please join Co-Host Eileen Coskey Fracchia, IOC: Strategic Advisor & Roundtable Leader, David Bishop IOC: Strategic Advisor and Roundtables #1-19 host committee alumni, for our 20th West Coast Roundtable – Thursday, December 1, 8:00am – 10:00am PST., via Zoom.
You are invited to join us on December 6, 2022 at 9:00am CET for the EMEA Café Roundtable, 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: Closing the year by honoring our PERMAnent moments: Mindful reflection on 2022.
You are invited to join us on the 7th December 2022 at 6pm AEST for another insightful APAC Roundtable. The topic for discussion is Coaching Leaders and Organisations Through the DEI Lens: Lessons From the US.
We will talk with German Herrera, the US CEO of Egon Zehnder, the global search and leadership advisory firm. We all know that the best leaders need to be forward thinking and agile, but it's not as simple as we would like to believe.
Attachment styles, those patterns that were developed early in our lives, influence how we experience ourself, others and the world, even as adults. When we as coaches can discern and work with our client’s patterns, we can free them from the invisible forces that limit their growth.
I invite you to join us on Friday, December 9th 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: Joy.
In this interactive webinar, Dr. Richard G. Tedeschi a world renowned expert on the subject of post-traumatic growth will explain and define the concept and relate it to the potential work that coaches can do with clients who have experienced trauma. Dr. Tedeschi will describe the five domains of growth people report in the aftermath of traumatic events and the relationship of Posttraumatic Growth to PTSD and other trauma reactions.
Mental illnesses are on the rise and are now the leading cause of disability on the planet. They impact people, businesses, and industries in countless ways. Although we have many treatments to offer, they fail to work for far too many people. The brain energy theory will change all of this.
Posttraumatic Growth can be facilitated through supportive relationships that may be professional or informal, planned or by happenstance. Expert Companionship is the type of relating that facilitates this growth. In this discussion, elements of this manner of relating will be described, along with the phases of the process of Posttraumatic Growth that the Expert Companion may influence.
Learn to discern how your client’s internal landscape shows up in their narratives and how you can coach them for greater awareness that leads to greater choice.
At Atlas Counsel, we accelerate your people to another level of performance. Grounded in evidence and the latest in performance science,our team of psychologists and expert coaches ignite teams and careers. Atlas Counsel offers decades of experience in unlocking potential: equipping executive leaders with all they need to be their best - both for their teams and their organizations. We use an evidence-based approach that centres on the needs of the individual, the group and the team.
For individuals, we provide one-to-one sessions supporting clients as they transition into a new role, work to sharpen their leadership skills, or fast-track their future ambitions. In our group sessions, we work with participants to pursue their development in an environment of peer support, challenge and learning.
Finally, we also offer team coaching, skilling leadership groups that want to harness the power of their team to facilitate real change. Put simply, we help people become the leaders they want, and need, to be. If you want meaningful impact, you want us.
The Mental Health Literacy course provides coaches with a baseline understanding on 5 of the most common mental health issues displayed in the population: depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and addiction/substance abuse.
Coaches will learn what is outside the ethical boundaries of coaching, and new information about mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, bipolar disorder. In learning the basics on mental health literacy, you can help reduce stigma around mental health issues, facilitate growth in your clients, and make educated suggestions within the referral process.
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