This year the intense summer weather (for us in the northern hemisphere) is accompanied by a fierce intensity of emotions for everyone as we navigate:
What can we do to calm - reduce the ferocity a little, while appreciating life’s gifts a little more?
First, jump into one of our live IOC discussion groups or roundtables (affectionately called huddles), a pandemic gift from IOC leaders. There is nothing better than gathering together with coaches to explore ideas and possibilities on our shared journey.
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Your can also enjoy recorded or live webinars on Diving Deep in Coaching, Building Adaptive Organizations, Coach as Companion. Or for a quick read, check out some research doses and blogs that help you sit with the fierce experiences of grief, shaken trust, and awakened experience bias:
Whether you are enjoying a precious and short summer (northern hemisphere) or a long pandemic winter (southern hemisphere), take breaks. We have never needed more to pull back from the ferocity of life and cultivate moments of calm, or even pleasure.
Onward and upward together.
Chair, Institute of Coaching
The grief that comes with losing a loved one brings significant health risks in the acute phase, including heart attacks. The more severe the grief the more severe the health risks. These risks can become chronic (contributing to heart disease, diabetes, infections, and cancer) if grief recovery is slow and worsened by other mental health issues. A focus on well-being is then important to coaches and clients who suffer losses of loved ones.
How can we improve trust in pandemic time? Enable multiple opportunities for positive social encounters throughout the day to stimulate oxytocin release (which lasts for 30 minutes), which in turn improves trust, teamwork, and performance.
To simplify the complexity of human experience, the brain categorizes things, grouping them together, which reduces sensitivity to differences. These categories become beliefs and stereotypes. The unconscious associations with a stereotype become bias.
Reinhard Stelter makes the case for coaching to evolve to a next level he describes as “Third Generation Coaching.” Here the coach becomes a fellow human companion by moving from facilitator to a co-reflective partner.
To engage in third generation coaching (Stelter, 2014; 2019) as a transformative and fruitful dialogue, rather than focusing on reaching goals the dialogue elicits the client’s reflections on core values, which drive personal enthusiasm at work and may be beneficial for the whole organization.
Reinhard describes case studies and explores the key relational factors of third generation coaching and their impact on the coach-coachee relationship:...
Developing and coaching leaders from STEMM fields has never been more crucial, and yet it can be incredibly challenging. As the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) unfolds, leaders need to harness emerging technologies for greater innovation, productivity, and prosperity. Leaders are also grappling with global risks such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change disasters, and large-scale cyberattacks.
A lively, interactive discussion as Dr. Patrick Williams guides a presentation and discussion on the power of emotional awareness and courageous vulnerability in coaching, what he metaphorically calls “Getting Naked with Your Clothes On".
Getting Naked (with your clothes on) demonstrates and provides clear ways to incorporate appropriate self-disclosure in coaching. Leading to truly authentic conversations, participants will learn how to "go deep" or under the surface, assisting the client in sharing ‘naked truths’ about wants, blocks, challenges. This approach helps them say what they have not said and think what they have not thought, thus increasing self-awareness by sharing with the coach what they may not be comfortable sharing with others....
Even before the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, leaders struggled with increasing environmental volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In response, they sought to improve business agility, hoping the ability to quickly adapt would equip their organizations to better manage emerging threats and fleeting opportunities.
Most agile business transformations fail, however. The result is close to a trillion dollars in failed transformations annually and far too many burned-out executives....
In this webinar, IOC Harnisch Grant recipients Alyssa McGonagle, Heidi Duskey and Les Schwab present results and discuss implications of their research demonstrating the effectiveness of a six-session coaching intervention for physicians. The investigators conducted a randomized controlled trial for Primary Care Physicians (PCP) using a positive psychology-based toolkit. Outcome measures relating to improved professional well-being and reduced stress and burnout were assessed pre-intervention and for a period of six months post-coaching. ...
Susan shares how you can translate best practices into your personal and professional lives.
Watching the webinar, you will learn:
Susan's Book - Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
The international initiative Coaching Medical Professionals aims to connect coaching programs and practitioners around the world, who work with medical professionals. This initiative has the purpose to create an international network and registry of programs, share experience, stimulate collaborations, and conduct research on the specifics of coaching in healthcare. The network also aims to develop international competencies and criteria for coaching medical professionals.
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Coaching high velocity leaders – either startup founders or leaders operating inside of fast-growing companies – brings unique challenges.
This is a public webinar.
We are defined by an unrelenting commitment to results and an unmistakable yearning for wisdom. In fact, our name, Sagatica, derives from Sagacitas – Latin for Wisdom. Successful executives (those who get things done, have time for a full life, and leave a positive impact) know how to leverage wisdom, shine love, and act with courage. These are conscious leaders.
Conscious leaders analyze with their head, relate with their heart and decide with their gut. Our work guides leaders to better decisions, relationships, strategies and actions. This rarely happens without coaching and facilitation. That’s what we do. That’s what we do, together!
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