Coaching Report: June 2020

Curated by: Margaret Moore

  • Margaret Moore

    Looking for Light in a Dark Tunnel

    While we find ourselves past the acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are not yet on higher ground. A new HBR article aptly titled: If you feel like you’re regressing, you’re not alone, describes the state of dampened morale. It can feel like the tunnel doesn’t yet have an end, let alone a visible light.

    In the midst of this darkness, recent events have reminded us of the intense pain caused by institutionalized racism and discrimination in our society, posing a crisis that must be faced with concrete and bold action. While the IOC strives to create a space where individuals of all backgrounds can learn to be the best advocates, allies, and change agents they can be, we must do more. In the coming days, we will request your input on a comprehensive set of initiatives we plan to launch that are intended to enhance diversity, inclusion, and community empowerment in everything we do. Please stay tuned for more information and take advantage of our new offerings below.

    Let's Light up the Tunnel, Together

    1. Virtual Huddles (Join Us!)

    • Over the past 12 weeks, our weekly virtual huddles for IOC Fellows and Affiliates Huddles have nourished, enriched, and empowered us all; seeing all of your faces from across the globe, supporting one another has given rise to a stronger sense of community than ever before.
    • Our IOC huddles generated a timely set of Beautiful Coaching Questions.

    2. Content Tailored to The Pandemic

    3. New Programming

    • Susan David inspires everyone in a June 4 webinar to help our new selves and new habits stick.
    • Don’t miss the June 24-26 IOC/Association for Coaching online conference “Coaching in the Workplace” to ignite inspiration and enthusiasm while we travel through the pandemic tunnel.

    4. Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

    • We will be establishing a Council of Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion, selected from community nominations, to accelerate scholarship and science-based programming in this important space.
    • We will be establishing a number of support groups and advisory boards for our community, especially people of color and other minorities, to help us better meet the needs of our members, regardless of race, color, creed, age, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
    • We will be creating a Masterclass on Race and Allyship as an educational resource for our community.

    Lighting up the IOC Leadership Structure

    Finally, we are delighted to announce our new leadership structure at IOC to allow us to grow and expand. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH, will serve as our Executive Director. With a deep background in executive and health coaching, research, and organizational strategy, his leadership will continue to position IOC well for an expansive phase. We have also formed a Board of Directors led by Margaret Moore (Chair) and Carol Kauffman (Co-Chair), along with Susan David, and Phil Levendusky (McLean).

    We are honored to travel this path through these trying times together with you as an IOC community, shaping the new world ahead as coaches and thought leaders.

    Margaret Moore, MBA
    Co-Founder, Chair, IOC

  • Turn Crisis into Growth

    The opportunity posed by the seismic disruption of the pandemic on our core beliefs is to turn the post-crisis struggle into growth, taking us beyond resilience and recovery.

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  • The Benefits of Beneficence

    Given the drastic disruption of daily life, you, your family and your clients may be like most people, finding it hard to meet our three basic needs (as per self-determination theory) for psychological well-being:

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  • Beautiful Coaching Questions

    Coaches collect great questions, and reference numerous books on coaching questions. Today’s dose is the result of gathering coaching questions from IOC fellows and affiliates in recent zoom huddles we have been holding to keep us all connected and supported. They are a starting point for your pandemic collection of great coaching questions....

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  • Coaching Women and Diverse Clients

    A lively, interactive conversation about the rise of a new leadership paradigm in the wake of crisis. Best-selling author (with Marshall Goldsmith) of How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and the IOC Director of Education and author of Flex: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World, Jeffrey Hull discuss the emergence of a new paradigm for effective leadership—and the crucial role coaches can play to accelerate the shift....

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  • Many coaches know they should be investing in marketing, but often feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options for branding and promoting their practice. The key to successful marketing is to make smart choices for your particular practice, and to target your audience accordingly. In the past, this knowledge might take decades to hone, but in today's rapidly growing and changing coaching landscape, with AI/tech/Ap options exploding, it behooves coaches to accelerate their learning and tap into all the resources available, but in wise and strategic ways.

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  • The Art of Lingering in Dialogue

    Dialogue has become a central medium for building relationships and alignment between co-workers, leaders and teams. In organizations and in helping professions, dialogues are important: they shape and foster a culture grounded in fruitful interactions, reciprocal and transformative leadership. In this highly interactive webinar, Dr. Reinhard Stelter shares his approach to “third generation” coaching, which can engender new forms of reflective and transformative meaning-making, and provide valuable reflections based on moments of symmetry among participants. The goal is to incorporate the art of lingering in coaching as a potent form of human connection—applicable in professional and life contexts....

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  • Deepening the science of coaching

    Based on the highly respected new book Coaching and mentoring research: A practical guide, this webinar provides coaches an introduction to bringing the best practices of research into their work. Based on 20 years of conducting and supervising research, as well as membership on the IOC Scientific Advisory Committee, Dr Oades and co-authors distill key issues, tips and methods for new or part-time coaching researchers into a practical guide. Using a coaching approach, including the GROW framework, this volume breaks down the key steps of the research process, enabling you to use your existing coaching skills to leverage, learn and conduct research to deepen the scientific base of your practice — and the profession. In this interactive webinar you will learn to:...

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  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, June 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

    The Association for Coaching (AC) has been working in close partnership with the Institute of Coaching (IOC), at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, to bring you the premier online workplace coaching and leadership event of 2020.

  • Key mindset shifts for challenging clients

    Recently, I had the great privilege of presenting a real-life coaching case to over 50 of my colleagues at the Institute of Coaching’s Tricky Coaching Case Forum. Held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum participants came together in the spirit of sharing ideas and experience with one another to help navigate complex professional challenges.

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  • Morale in 2020

    This sucks. We got through an acute crisis. Barely able to absorb the nearly 100,000 lost lives in the US already, we awaken to a chronic crisis of COVID-19 accompanied by a sudden economic depression. It feels like a tunnel with no light ahead.

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Director's Corner

  • Margaret Moore

    Looking for Light in a Dark Tunnel

    While we find ourselves past the acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are not yet on higher ground. A new HBR article aptly titled: If you feel like you’re regressing, you’re not alone, describes the state of dampened morale. It can feel like the tunnel doesn’t yet have an end, let alone a visible light.

    In the midst of this darkness, recent events have reminded us of the intense pain caused by institutionalized racism and discrimination in our society, posing a crisis that must be faced with concrete and bold action. While the IOC strives to create a space where individuals of all backgrounds can learn to be the best advocates, allies, and change agents they can be, we must do more. In the coming days, we will request your input on a comprehensive set of initiatives we plan to launch that are intended to enhance diversity, inclusion, and community empowerment in everything we do. Please stay tuned for more information and take advantage of our new offerings below.

    Let's Light up the Tunnel, Together

    1. Virtual Huddles (Join Us!)

    • Over the past 12 weeks, our weekly virtual huddles for IOC Fellows and Affiliates Huddles have nourished, enriched, and empowered us all; seeing all of your faces from across the globe, supporting one another has given rise to a stronger sense of community than ever before.
    • Our IOC huddles generated a timely set of Beautiful Coaching Questions.

    2. Content Tailored to The Pandemic

    3. New Programming

    • Susan David inspires everyone in a June 4 webinar to help our new selves and new habits stick.
    • Don’t miss the June 24-26 IOC/Association for Coaching online conference “Coaching in the Workplace” to ignite inspiration and enthusiasm while we travel through the pandemic tunnel.

    4. Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

    • We will be establishing a Council of Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion, selected from community nominations, to accelerate scholarship and science-based programming in this important space.
    • We will be establishing a number of support groups and advisory boards for our community, especially people of color and other minorities, to help us better meet the needs of our members, regardless of race, color, creed, age, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
    • We will be creating a Masterclass on Race and Allyship as an educational resource for our community.

    Lighting up the IOC Leadership Structure

    Finally, we are delighted to announce our new leadership structure at IOC to allow us to grow and expand. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH, will serve as our Executive Director. With a deep background in executive and health coaching, research, and organizational strategy, his leadership will continue to position IOC well for an expansive phase. We have also formed a Board of Directors led by Margaret Moore (Chair) and Carol Kauffman (Co-Chair), along with Susan David, and Phil Levendusky (McLean).

    We are honored to travel this path through these trying times together with you as an IOC community, shaping the new world ahead as coaches and thought leaders.

    Margaret Moore, MBA
    Co-Founder, Chair, IOC

Webinars

Featured Research

  • Turn Crisis into Growth

    The opportunity posed by the seismic disruption of the pandemic on our core beliefs is to turn the post-crisis struggle into growth, taking us beyond resilience and recovery.

    Share
    /
  • The Benefits of Beneficence

    Given the drastic disruption of daily life, you, your family and your clients may be like most people, finding it hard to meet our three basic needs (as per self-determination theory) for psychological well-being:

    Share
    /
  • Beautiful Coaching Questions

    Coaches collect great questions, and reference numerous books on coaching questions. Today’s dose is the result of gathering coaching questions from IOC fellows and affiliates in recent zoom huddles we have been holding to keep us all connected and supported. They are a starting point for your pandemic collection of great coaching questions....

    Share
    /

Videos

  • Coaching Women and Diverse Clients

    A lively, interactive conversation about the rise of a new leadership paradigm in the wake of crisis. Best-selling author (with Marshall Goldsmith) of How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and the IOC Director of Education and author of Flex: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World, Jeffrey Hull discuss the emergence of a new paradigm for effective leadership—and the crucial role coaches can play to accelerate the shift....

    Share
    /
  • Many coaches know they should be investing in marketing, but often feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options for branding and promoting their practice. The key to successful marketing is to make smart choices for your particular practice, and to target your audience accordingly. In the past, this knowledge might take decades to hone, but in today's rapidly growing and changing coaching landscape, with AI/tech/Ap options exploding, it behooves coaches to accelerate their learning and tap into all the resources available, but in wise and strategic ways.

    Share
    /
  • The Art of Lingering in Dialogue

    Dialogue has become a central medium for building relationships and alignment between co-workers, leaders and teams. In organizations and in helping professions, dialogues are important: they shape and foster a culture grounded in fruitful interactions, reciprocal and transformative leadership. In this highly interactive webinar, Dr. Reinhard Stelter shares his approach to “third generation” coaching, which can engender new forms of reflective and transformative meaning-making, and provide valuable reflections based on moments of symmetry among participants. The goal is to incorporate the art of lingering in coaching as a potent form of human connection—applicable in professional and life contexts....

    Share
    /
  • Deepening the science of coaching

    Based on the highly respected new book Coaching and mentoring research: A practical guide, this webinar provides coaches an introduction to bringing the best practices of research into their work. Based on 20 years of conducting and supervising research, as well as membership on the IOC Scientific Advisory Committee, Dr Oades and co-authors distill key issues, tips and methods for new or part-time coaching researchers into a practical guide. Using a coaching approach, including the GROW framework, this volume breaks down the key steps of the research process, enabling you to use your existing coaching skills to leverage, learn and conduct research to deepen the scientific base of your practice — and the profession. In this interactive webinar you will learn to:...

    Share
    /

Articles

News & Events

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, June 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

    The Association for Coaching (AC) has been working in close partnership with the Institute of Coaching (IOC), at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, to bring you the premier online workplace coaching and leadership event of 2020.