Coaching Report: June 2021

Curated by: The IOC Team

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    Coaching falls under the umbrella of helping careers. Coaches assist their clients in broadening their worldview, developing self-confidence and inner peace, caring for their well-being, and increasing their potential for generative action. Ultimately, we hold the aspiration that our client will mature and grow into someone capable of making a difference in their community and, possibly, the world.

    When we consider the 'greater good,' we tend to think of altruism, charity, and service. There is widespread agreement that the 'greater good' applies to any kind of service or activity performed for the benefit of others, rather than ourselves. It means setting aside one’s interest in personal gain to provide something to a broader constituency than just ourselves. For coaches, this translates into being of service by delivering coaching that assists a leader or team in resolving difficult environmental, health, or economic problems, or forwarding initiatives that expand social justice, equity, and diversity within communities, organizations, even nation-states.

    Coaches accomplish this by assisting our clients in broadening their viewpoints, overcoming self-defeating habits, opening their minds, and being mindful of who they want to be in the world. When done well, coaching is an organic manifestation of “greater goodness” in action. As we support each person or team to deepen their self and social awareness, broaden their perspective and expand consciousness, we contribute to the common 'greater good' within the communities where we practice.

    In keeping with this theme, here at IOC, we look forward to our June webinars. On June 1st, we will host co-founders of the global Climate Coaching Alliance (CCA), Eve Turner, Dr. Alison Whybrow, and Dr. Josie McLean, to discuss how coaching is evolving within the context of the broader systemic, social and environmental issues confronting the world.

    Then on June 29th, we invite you to join Marsha Hughes-Rease to learn how the power of coaching as an organization development intervention can help to address the adaptive challenges associated with the uncertainty and volatility of these complex times.

    Additionally, we would like to draw your attention to the Institute of Coaching's Coaching for Social Good Award in honor of our late team member Ellen Shub. We are continuing our call for nominations for this award, which will be presented for outstanding contributions to the research and/or practice of coaching which furthers social and climate justice, equity and peace. Submit a nomination here.

    Warmly,

    The IOC Team

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    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Both coaching and OD are evolving as professional practices. This is primarily due to organizations reaching out to both coaching and OD for help to address the adaptive challenges associated with the uncertainty and volatility of these complex times. However, only recently have members of both practice communities begin to have conversations about how to create value at the individual, group, and organizational level....

  • We’ve created this interactive experiential course to increase our understanding of the most common patterns our clients bring to coaching so we can guide them to a more conscious relationship with themselves, others and the world.

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  • In this webinar, IOC Harnisch Research Grant recipient Dr. Sandra Diller presents current research on coaching difficult clients. Her research includes studies on overall difficulties with client personalities and clients with high dark triad tendencies. The Webinar will focus in detail on three studies, which examined how competing and/or less-affiliating coaching clients impact the coach’s empathy and authenticity.

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  • The benefits of coaching for both the individual and the organization are well researched and documented, but it still proves to be difficult to talk about the direct return on investment (ROI) of coaching for an organization. In this presentation, in partnership with AceUp, James Lopata, VP of Coaching Supervision at AceUp will moderate a discussion with a panel of experts on how you should (and shouldn't) measure, and talk about, the ROI of a coaching engagement. Our panelists will take a close look at the systemic impact that coaching has on the broader organization and how this can be traced to stronger business outcomes and bigger bottom lines. The panelists will also discuss ways that one should talk about the benefits that coaching in order to foster buy-in with key stakeholders....

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  • The Institute of Coaching recently established the “Coaching for Social Good” Award in the name of Ellen Shub, in honor of her commitment to social activism, the art of photography and photojournalism, and to the field of coaching.  We are making the first call for nominations for this reward, which will be presented for outstanding contributions to the research and/or practice of coaching which furthers social and climate justice, equity and peace.

Director's Corner

  • Illustration of large mass of people from wide angle in color

    Coaching falls under the umbrella of helping careers. Coaches assist their clients in broadening their worldview, developing self-confidence and inner peace, caring for their well-being, and increasing their potential for generative action. Ultimately, we hold the aspiration that our client will mature and grow into someone capable of making a difference in their community and, possibly, the world.

    When we consider the 'greater good,' we tend to think of altruism, charity, and service. There is widespread agreement that the 'greater good' applies to any kind of service or activity performed for the benefit of others, rather than ourselves. It means setting aside one’s interest in personal gain to provide something to a broader constituency than just ourselves. For coaches, this translates into being of service by delivering coaching that assists a leader or team in resolving difficult environmental, health, or economic problems, or forwarding initiatives that expand social justice, equity, and diversity within communities, organizations, even nation-states.

    Coaches accomplish this by assisting our clients in broadening their viewpoints, overcoming self-defeating habits, opening their minds, and being mindful of who they want to be in the world. When done well, coaching is an organic manifestation of “greater goodness” in action. As we support each person or team to deepen their self and social awareness, broaden their perspective and expand consciousness, we contribute to the common 'greater good' within the communities where we practice.

    In keeping with this theme, here at IOC, we look forward to our June webinars. On June 1st, we will host co-founders of the global Climate Coaching Alliance (CCA), Eve Turner, Dr. Alison Whybrow, and Dr. Josie McLean, to discuss how coaching is evolving within the context of the broader systemic, social and environmental issues confronting the world.

    Then on June 29th, we invite you to join Marsha Hughes-Rease to learn how the power of coaching as an organization development intervention can help to address the adaptive challenges associated with the uncertainty and volatility of these complex times.

    Additionally, we would like to draw your attention to the Institute of Coaching's Coaching for Social Good Award in honor of our late team member Ellen Shub. We are continuing our call for nominations for this award, which will be presented for outstanding contributions to the research and/or practice of coaching which furthers social and climate justice, equity and peace. Submit a nomination here.

    Warmly,

    The IOC Team

Webinars

  • Primary colored game pieces on board with interconnecting lines
    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

    Both coaching and OD are evolving as professional practices. This is primarily due to organizations reaching out to both coaching and OD for help to address the adaptive challenges associated with the uncertainty and volatility of these complex times. However, only recently have members of both practice communities begin to have conversations about how to create value at the individual, group, and organizational level....

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  • We’ve created this interactive experiential course to increase our understanding of the most common patterns our clients bring to coaching so we can guide them to a more conscious relationship with themselves, others and the world.

    Share
    /
  • In this webinar, IOC Harnisch Research Grant recipient Dr. Sandra Diller presents current research on coaching difficult clients. Her research includes studies on overall difficulties with client personalities and clients with high dark triad tendencies. The Webinar will focus in detail on three studies, which examined how competing and/or less-affiliating coaching clients impact the coach’s empathy and authenticity.

    Share
    /
  • The benefits of coaching for both the individual and the organization are well researched and documented, but it still proves to be difficult to talk about the direct return on investment (ROI) of coaching for an organization. In this presentation, in partnership with AceUp, James Lopata, VP of Coaching Supervision at AceUp will moderate a discussion with a panel of experts on how you should (and shouldn't) measure, and talk about, the ROI of a coaching engagement. Our panelists will take a close look at the systemic impact that coaching has on the broader organization and how this can be traced to stronger business outcomes and bigger bottom lines. The panelists will also discuss ways that one should talk about the benefits that coaching in order to foster buy-in with key stakeholders....

    Share
    /

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  • The Institute of Coaching recently established the “Coaching for Social Good” Award in the name of Ellen Shub, in honor of her commitment to social activism, the art of photography and photojournalism, and to the field of coaching.  We are making the first call for nominations for this reward, which will be presented for outstanding contributions to the research and/or practice of coaching which furthers social and climate justice, equity and peace.

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