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  • “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 Natasha Bowman

    A recent study by The Bowman Foundation for Workplace Equity and Mental Wellness revealed that while most workers admit they struggle with their mental health, disclosing mental health disorders to employers is still an issue. These findings are not shocking, as most managers don't feel comfortable talking to their employees about their mental health due to the lack of resources and guidance on how to respond. The lack of engagement from their managers often leaves employees feeling unsupported and unheard, which can exasperate their mental health challenges....

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  • Photo of Dr. Melissa Hankins

    We live in a world in which it is impossible to escape exposure to trauma. We watch as trauma plays out across the world stage with wars and the global pandemic. We see it in acts of racial violence and oppression. We find it woven into families, reaching across generations. We experience it in the workplace as bullying, discrimination, microaggressions, and inequalities based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and more. Trauma, in its many obvious or more subtle forms, either directly or indirectly, lines our path from childhood to adulthood....

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Ruth Gotian

    Nobody wakes up in the morning aiming to be average. Many people want to be successful but don’t know how to approach this path. They have the potential but need a plan. Based on research and in-person interviews with astronauts, Nobel laureates, CEOs, and Olympic champions, this presentation outlines the methodological approach that individuals aspiring to improve their performance can adopt to achieve success. High achievers share the same four attributes (intrinsic motivation, perseverance, strong foundation, constantly learning through informal means). The key to their success is that they do all four of these things in tandem....

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  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Julie Carrier

    Julie Carrier is changing the paradigm of secondary education and business leadership with the radical idea that leader development and executive coaching shouldn’t be reserved for already senior employees, but should be something teens experience during their most formative years of development....

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  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Morag Barrett

    Relationships fuel our journey in life, personally and professionally, they are the heart and lungs for success. The question is, how are you showing up in the relationships that matter for you, and your success? Join Jeff Hull and Morag Barrett as they explore the insights from her new book You, Me, We. Why We all need a friend at work (and how to show up as one!)....

    Share
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  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Marshall Goldsmith

    We are living an Earned Life when the choices, risks and efforts we make in each moment align with an overarching purpose to our lives, regardless of the eventual outcome. In his most personal and powerful work to date, Marshall Goldsmith offers a dazzling but simple approach that accommodates our persistent need for achievement with the inescapable ‘stuff happens’ unfairness of life....

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  • Photo of Haesun Moon

    We live in conversations. In fact, the word, conversation, itself used to mean “dwelling place” in the 14th century. We dwell in many conversations with ourselves and others; the ones we wish we had differently, the ones we hope to have. Some of those conversations are life affirming and some not so much. What makes the difference?...

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Todd Cherches

    As coaches, how can we more effectively “see” what our clients are thinking and saying…and vice-versa? Well, the research shows that one of the most powerful ways of doing so is through leveraging the power of visuals thinking and visual communication....

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  • 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 ([email protected]) with any questions, names of such organizations and an email or phone for a contact person.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Our panelists will share the skills and strategies they use with clients and how similar approaches can be modified and adapted for coaches across a wide range of specializations, from executive coaching to health and wellness coaching.

  • 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

  • “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 Natasha Bowman

    A recent study by The Bowman Foundation for Workplace Equity and Mental Wellness revealed that while most workers admit they struggle with their mental health, disclosing mental health disorders to employers is still an issue. These findings are not shocking, as most managers don't feel comfortable talking to their employees about their mental health due to the lack of resources and guidance on how to respond. The lack of engagement from their managers often leaves employees feeling unsupported and unheard, which can exasperate their mental health challenges....

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Dr. Melissa Hankins

    We live in a world in which it is impossible to escape exposure to trauma. We watch as trauma plays out across the world stage with wars and the global pandemic. We see it in acts of racial violence and oppression. We find it woven into families, reaching across generations. We experience it in the workplace as bullying, discrimination, microaggressions, and inequalities based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and more. Trauma, in its many obvious or more subtle forms, either directly or indirectly, lines our path from childhood to adulthood....

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Ruth Gotian

    Nobody wakes up in the morning aiming to be average. Many people want to be successful but don’t know how to approach this path. They have the potential but need a plan. Based on research and in-person interviews with astronauts, Nobel laureates, CEOs, and Olympic champions, this presentation outlines the methodological approach that individuals aspiring to improve their performance can adopt to achieve success. High achievers share the same four attributes (intrinsic motivation, perseverance, strong foundation, constantly learning through informal means). The key to their success is that they do all four of these things in tandem....

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Julie Carrier

    Julie Carrier is changing the paradigm of secondary education and business leadership with the radical idea that leader development and executive coaching shouldn’t be reserved for already senior employees, but should be something teens experience during their most formative years of development....

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Morag Barrett

    Relationships fuel our journey in life, personally and professionally, they are the heart and lungs for success. The question is, how are you showing up in the relationships that matter for you, and your success? Join Jeff Hull and Morag Barrett as they explore the insights from her new book You, Me, We. Why We all need a friend at work (and how to show up as one!)....

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Marshall Goldsmith

    We are living an Earned Life when the choices, risks and efforts we make in each moment align with an overarching purpose to our lives, regardless of the eventual outcome. In his most personal and powerful work to date, Marshall Goldsmith offers a dazzling but simple approach that accommodates our persistent need for achievement with the inescapable ‘stuff happens’ unfairness of life....

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Haesun Moon

    We live in conversations. In fact, the word, conversation, itself used to mean “dwelling place” in the 14th century. We dwell in many conversations with ourselves and others; the ones we wish we had differently, the ones we hope to have. Some of those conversations are life affirming and some not so much. What makes the difference?...

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Todd Cherches

    As coaches, how can we more effectively “see” what our clients are thinking and saying…and vice-versa? Well, the research shows that one of the most powerful ways of doing so is through leveraging the power of visuals thinking and visual communication....

    Share
    /

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  • 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 ([email protected]) with any questions, names of such organizations and an email or phone for a contact person.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Our panelists will share the skills and strategies they use with clients and how similar approaches can be modified and adapted for coaches across a wide range of specializations, from executive coaching to health and wellness coaching.

  • 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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