Coaching Report: December-January 2021

Curated by: The IOC Team

  • As we start a new year we naturally turn to pondering our goals. 2021 goals seem even more significant considering the global crises presented by 2020. As we look a hopeful new date: January 1, 2021,  we may be filled with ideas for new directions, aspirations, and resolutions.

    Resolutions, what we call goals the rest of the year, can however generate internal conflict and imbalance. We want to strive for something better, yet at the same time it is vital to our mental health to be content, and to enjoy and harvest what we have already created. We then find ourselves toggling between contentment or striving, in a world that over-emphasizes nonstop striving. The skewing of balance toward constant achievement can lead to a constant state of dissatisfaction, making us prone to burnout.

    What does the research tell us about burnout?

    1. It’s not a new phenomenon. In a 2018 Gallup survey of 7,500 full-time employees, 23% reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while 63% said they experience it sometimes.
    2. It got worse in 2020. New research by Linkedin’s Glint platform shows that 2020 burnout rates increased 33% since January. The blurry boundary between work and life evaporated overnight, reducing time to rest and restore and increasing burnout.
    3. We now have pandemic-related societal burnout due to exhaustion from the prolonged stress of the pandemic. It is becoming a widespread epidemic.

    Our collective resolution to prevent and treat burnout together is then much needed in 2021.

    We invite you to ignite this resolution with our first public webinar of 2021: Buffering Against Burnout. Stanford psychologist and board certified leadership coach, Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez, will reveal key science-backed steps to address burnout in uncertain times, as well as a process to help your clients buffer against burnout.

    We wish you a year of aspiration, growth, and contentment, sans burnout.
    The IOC Team

  • The New Scientific Understanding of Emotions

    In this talk, we’ll explore a series of experiments about emotion whose conclusions seem to defy common sense. We’ll learn that common sense is wrong, and has been for 2000 years. In the process, we’ll dispel several of the most widespread fictions about emotions that lurk in boardrooms, classrooms and bedrooms around the world. We’ll then explore a radically new scientific understanding of what emotions are and how they work.

    Book - How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

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  • Permission to Feel

    How are you feeling? Have you been riding a roller coaster of emotions lately? A blend of anxiety, stress, and frustration?  You aren’t alone. In this live presentation, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission To Feel, will share strategies that can help make the ride a little smoother. In this highly interactive session,  Dr. Brackett will also join the IOC Director of Education, Dr....

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  • Silenced and Sidelined

    This highly interactive webinar covers the phenomenon of "silencing" in the executive suite — highlighting key original research findings; Dr. Carrie Arnold will review strategies successful people have used to recover and lead with voice currency. The silenced leader is a paradox as leadership implies a sense of voice and efficacy yet this can hardly be done if a leader feels silenced. Dr. Arnold’s research suggests there are many sitting in executive and senior-leader roles feeling and experiencing this exact phenomenon....

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Director's Corner

  • As we start a new year we naturally turn to pondering our goals. 2021 goals seem even more significant considering the global crises presented by 2020. As we look a hopeful new date: January 1, 2021,  we may be filled with ideas for new directions, aspirations, and resolutions.

    Resolutions, what we call goals the rest of the year, can however generate internal conflict and imbalance. We want to strive for something better, yet at the same time it is vital to our mental health to be content, and to enjoy and harvest what we have already created. We then find ourselves toggling between contentment or striving, in a world that over-emphasizes nonstop striving. The skewing of balance toward constant achievement can lead to a constant state of dissatisfaction, making us prone to burnout.

    What does the research tell us about burnout?

    1. It’s not a new phenomenon. In a 2018 Gallup survey of 7,500 full-time employees, 23% reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while 63% said they experience it sometimes.
    2. It got worse in 2020. New research by Linkedin’s Glint platform shows that 2020 burnout rates increased 33% since January. The blurry boundary between work and life evaporated overnight, reducing time to rest and restore and increasing burnout.
    3. We now have pandemic-related societal burnout due to exhaustion from the prolonged stress of the pandemic. It is becoming a widespread epidemic.

    Our collective resolution to prevent and treat burnout together is then much needed in 2021.

    We invite you to ignite this resolution with our first public webinar of 2021: Buffering Against Burnout. Stanford psychologist and board certified leadership coach, Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez, will reveal key science-backed steps to address burnout in uncertain times, as well as a process to help your clients buffer against burnout.

    We wish you a year of aspiration, growth, and contentment, sans burnout.
    The IOC Team

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  • The New Scientific Understanding of Emotions

    In this talk, we’ll explore a series of experiments about emotion whose conclusions seem to defy common sense. We’ll learn that common sense is wrong, and has been for 2000 years. In the process, we’ll dispel several of the most widespread fictions about emotions that lurk in boardrooms, classrooms and bedrooms around the world. We’ll then explore a radically new scientific understanding of what emotions are and how they work.

    Book - How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

    Share
    /
  • Permission to Feel

    How are you feeling? Have you been riding a roller coaster of emotions lately? A blend of anxiety, stress, and frustration?  You aren’t alone. In this live presentation, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission To Feel, will share strategies that can help make the ride a little smoother. In this highly interactive session,  Dr. Brackett will also join the IOC Director of Education, Dr....

    Share
    /
  • Silenced and Sidelined

    This highly interactive webinar covers the phenomenon of "silencing" in the executive suite — highlighting key original research findings; Dr. Carrie Arnold will review strategies successful people have used to recover and lead with voice currency. The silenced leader is a paradox as leadership implies a sense of voice and efficacy yet this can hardly be done if a leader feels silenced. Dr. Arnold’s research suggests there are many sitting in executive and senior-leader roles feeling and experiencing this exact phenomenon....

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