Looking back on a tumultuous year, we are grateful for the joy of being part of a wonderful community of coaches around the world doing great work to support leaders, health care workers, organizations, individuals, and more -- cultivating well-being one person, one team, one community at a time. During this holiday season, let's reflect back on a year filled with learning and connection with our growing community worldwide.
As we prepared to begin a new year, we paused to reflect on the power and possibility of shifting a traumatized world towards growth, with the support of coaching. IOC Fellow, Theresa Ramos, summarized this theme perfectly: "Post traumatic growth is more than resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover from a set back and get back to the previous state. Post traumatic growth is going one step further: it is making sense of the traumatic event that happened to us, creating new beliefs about us and the world, and developing new skills and abilities as a result.”
We describe the IOC experience as akin to enjoying your favorite tapas bar – where you pick what appeals in the moment, sample many things, and share some delicious bites and conversations with others who are like-minded, or be challenged by those who are not like-minded.
Sparking innovation, in ourselves, and in our clients, is key to our success as coaches, for as agents of change, we continuously worked at getting past our growth edges.
Along with our conference, spring brought the joy of new growth and the vibrant beauty served up by the animal and plant kingdoms. The opportunity for renewal was 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.
A key conclusion that emerged from our 2021 study of how leaders were impacted by the pandemic, "Leading with Humanity: The Future of Leadership and Coaching," was that mental health and well-being are no longer "nice to have" or solely the responsibility of the individual, but essential to a flourishing, high-performing organization. Leaders can no longer ignore the physical or mental health of themselves or their employees when their top goals are innovation and productivity.
Our exciting news was the IOC launch of a research consortium focused on human-centered leadership and coaching. With IOC benefactor AceUp as the founding consortium member, the human-centered leadership consortium will bring together expert researchers, scholars, thought-leaders, and coaches to define, measure, and implement human-centered leadership – the science-based components that together generate human empowerment, growth, thriving, and sustainability.
A most important goal of coaching is to help clients improve their well-being, leaning into practices for balance, rejuvenation, rest, and restoration. Summer was a good time to restore our zest in life by spending time in nature, away from screens, and connected with family, friends and community. And these practices are not just for our clients, it was time to take care of ourselves as well!
While our human thirst for novelty propels us to look for whatever is new, including in the science of coaching, it’s just as important to deepen our understanding of the basic building blocks of coaching change, growth, and well-being. As we emerge from the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, having made time to recharge and renew, we were ready to deepen our learning.
October in the Northern Hemisphere is a time of harvest, a period for reaping the bounty of nature's work on seeds planted during the rains of spring and nurtured in the warm glow of summer. In the spirit of this autumnal energy, we were excited to "harvest" and share the current work of researcher-writers that deepen and enhance our coaching around a wide array of subjects.
In the US, November is the season of giving thanks. The IOC team was grateful and appreciating abundance because scholar David Bright joined the IOC team as our senior scientist leading our new research initiative on human-centered leadership and coaching.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and joyous December holiday season and an exciting year ahead in 2024!
The IOC Team
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