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  • Coaching Report: July-August 2022

    Creatively Infused Conversations

Curated by: IOC Team

  • Creatively Infused Conversations

    “One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.” -Linda Lam, author

    Change is changing

    Moving from the heat of summer into the liminal space of early autumn and all of the chaos that transition brings, the struggle of change is real, no matter how many times we’ve experienced it.

    At times, change is welcome, refreshing and even fought for. But there are also times when change feels like tripping mid-stride during a relaxing walk. Somehow, it jars us out of our comfort zone into the reality that change, even when undesired, is our only path forward.

    Now, even change is changing. Once again we are going through another disruptive phase – the next phase of a global pandemic, wavering economies, political unrest, a new war, and a radically changing workforce. It seems as if we can’t get a break from continuous waves of change. We keep having to adjust over and over to another “new normal.”

    Human connection

    In the chaos of change, we yearn to return to more safety and stability. Yet, the comfort of stability barely has a chance to grow roots. What then can bring us some safety, stability, and comfort in a stormy world? Human connection. We reach for those who can empathize and with whom we can share our journeys.

    What coaches can do

    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.

    IOC offerings

    To connect and converse as both coaches and human beings, the IOC team invites you to our upcoming empowering discussions titled “Better Conversations”, and “Cultivate Cultures of Mental Wellness,” as well as compelling conversations around race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (Black Women in the Field of Coaching Discussion Group). Enjoy the experience the art of coaching through music, movement, and photography.

    We hope our IOC discourse in the coming months will enhance your ability to coach through change proactively, creatively, while nurturing well-being along the way. Most importantly, we encourage you to reflect on the ways you model change, and then initiate and participate in the dialogue on change in your work and in your life.

     

    Warmly,
    The IOC Team (a force for coaching positive change!)

  • Photo of Peter Bregman
    Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Emotional courage distinguishes powerful leaders from weak ones. It means speaking up when others are silent and remaining steadfast, grounded and measured in the face of uncertainty. It means responding productively to political opposition—maybe even bad-faith backstabbing—without getting sidetracked, distracted or losing your focus.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 4:00am to 5:30am

    Narrative Coaching for Planetary Health

    You are invited to join us on 10th August 2022 at 6:00 pm AEST for the APAC Roundtable.  The topic for discussion is Narrative Coaching for Planetary Health.

  • A group of people are huddled around an iPad and smiling.

    Peer coaching in groups (PCG) is becoming one of the fastest growing development activities in organizations. They are sometimes called study groups, learning teams, employee resource groups, affinity groups, and so forth. They have the promise of being the least expensive and most democratic (i.e., able to reach everyone) of all development activities. Despite the promise and popularity, there is no quantitative research. We have launched several studies and need your help identifying which organizations have or use them. Do you or do you know of an organization that does? If so, please contact Roman Terekhin directly (roman.terekhin@case.edu) with any questions, names of such organizations and an email or phone for a contact person.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, September 16, 2022 - 3:00pm

    The Institute of Coaching is thrilled to announce our return to LIVE events with our first IOC Leadership Forum in over two years! Hosted by Executive Director Jeffrey Hull and IOC Fellows (and EMEA Roundtable Leaders) Ramón Estrada and Rolf Pfeiffer. Held in beautiful Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. This unique event is inspired by our belief that learning happens in rich dialogue, where curiosity meets experience.

Director's Corner

  • Creatively Infused Conversations

    “One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.” -Linda Lam, author

    Change is changing

    Moving from the heat of summer into the liminal space of early autumn and all of the chaos that transition brings, the struggle of change is real, no matter how many times we’ve experienced it.

    At times, change is welcome, refreshing and even fought for. But there are also times when change feels like tripping mid-stride during a relaxing walk. Somehow, it jars us out of our comfort zone into the reality that change, even when undesired, is our only path forward.

    Now, even change is changing. Once again we are going through another disruptive phase – the next phase of a global pandemic, wavering economies, political unrest, a new war, and a radically changing workforce. It seems as if we can’t get a break from continuous waves of change. We keep having to adjust over and over to another “new normal.”

    Human connection

    In the chaos of change, we yearn to return to more safety and stability. Yet, the comfort of stability barely has a chance to grow roots. What then can bring us some safety, stability, and comfort in a stormy world? Human connection. We reach for those who can empathize and with whom we can share our journeys.

    What coaches can do

    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.

    IOC offerings

    To connect and converse as both coaches and human beings, the IOC team invites you to our upcoming empowering discussions titled “Better Conversations”, and “Cultivate Cultures of Mental Wellness,” as well as compelling conversations around race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (Black Women in the Field of Coaching Discussion Group). Enjoy the experience the art of coaching through music, movement, and photography.

    We hope our IOC discourse in the coming months will enhance your ability to coach through change proactively, creatively, while nurturing well-being along the way. Most importantly, we encourage you to reflect on the ways you model change, and then initiate and participate in the dialogue on change in your work and in your life.

     

    Warmly,
    The IOC Team (a force for coaching positive change!)

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  • Photo of Peter Bregman
    Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Emotional courage distinguishes powerful leaders from weak ones. It means speaking up when others are silent and remaining steadfast, grounded and measured in the face of uncertainty. It means responding productively to political opposition—maybe even bad-faith backstabbing—without getting sidetracked, distracted or losing your focus.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 4:00am to 5:30am

    Narrative Coaching for Planetary Health

    You are invited to join us on 10th August 2022 at 6:00 pm AEST for the APAC Roundtable.  The topic for discussion is Narrative Coaching for Planetary Health.

  • A group of people are huddled around an iPad and smiling.

    Peer coaching in groups (PCG) is becoming one of the fastest growing development activities in organizations. They are sometimes called study groups, learning teams, employee resource groups, affinity groups, and so forth. They have the promise of being the least expensive and most democratic (i.e., able to reach everyone) of all development activities. Despite the promise and popularity, there is no quantitative research. We have launched several studies and need your help identifying which organizations have or use them. Do you or do you know of an organization that does? If so, please contact Roman Terekhin directly (roman.terekhin@case.edu) with any questions, names of such organizations and an email or phone for a contact person.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, September 16, 2022 - 3:00pm

    The Institute of Coaching is thrilled to announce our return to LIVE events with our first IOC Leadership Forum in over two years! Hosted by Executive Director Jeffrey Hull and IOC Fellows (and EMEA Roundtable Leaders) Ramón Estrada and Rolf Pfeiffer. Held in beautiful Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. This unique event is inspired by our belief that learning happens in rich dialogue, where curiosity meets experience.

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