Coaching Report: March 2021

Curated by: The IOC Team

  • Woman Assembling Herself With Puzzle Pieces - Cartoon Character

    The Many Parts of Ourselves

    Many of us as children were given the advice “just be yourself”. This advice was well-intentioned but somewhat misleading. Since the self is multi-faceted and constantly evolving.

    We all have different parts of ourselves. Different versions that are constantly shifting as a result of our environment or our needs. There are parts of ourselves we would like to diminish and parts that we would like to bring to the forefront. This inner conflict can be navigated from a place of self-mastery and self-transformation as presented in Margaret Moore's webinar on Coaching the Multiplicity of the Mind.

    Personal growth as individuals and leaders calls upon us to explore, accept and even let go of aspects of our selves that no longer serve -- throughout our lives. Coaching is often a catalyst for just this kind of deep change, in what IOC thought leader and researcher, Tatiana Bachkirova calls, "the multiplicity of self".

    Moving to this growth edge within takes us into territory that Rick Simmons describes as liminal: that place where our internal narrative may feel disrupted, fuzzy and even frightening. In this month's webinar, Rick will share with us how a liminal space -- in ourselves, in our clients, even in the world -- can represent an opportunity for some new aspect of our "self" to be born.

    Likewise, Dr. Richard Schwartz reminds us that all of the parts of ourselves serve a purpose and navigating the relationships between the parts is crucial for positive change.

    His work on Internal Family Systems focuses on helping others find peace with the many parts of themselves. IFS is an optimistic and empowering perspective for understanding the complexity of our multi-faceted selves.

    With the theme of knowing ourselves, we also have an upcoming webinar with Dorie Clark on growing as an expert in your field. Dorie is well-known for helping thought leaders find their authentic voice and step into more visibility. With her guidance, many have bravely created followings by sharing the parts of themselves that they initially were hesitant to expose to the world.

    Embracing all of the parts of ourselves and the uniqueness these parts result in is how we empower ourselves, which then allows us to empower those around us.

    The IOC Team

  • Computer with Zoom call

    It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere. Which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere....

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    In this highly interactive talk neuroscience and management expert Paul Zak will discuss the brain mechanisms through which people affiliate and influence each other. Paul's books...

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  • List of Bullet points with a painting depicting one self as many

    In this session we will consider how we understand ourselves as coaches – and what challenges and difficulties our self-understanding may introduce and foster in our practice. A non-traditional and therefore challenging view on the self will be proposed together with case examples from coaching that illustrate the issues the coaches regularly face. There will be an opportunity to discuss and experiment with different perspectives on the self. We will explore how deeper self-understanding and self-awareness can lead to greater success, self-satisfaction, and potentially improved outcomes in our coaching engagements....

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  • Outline of a head with glowing golden gears inside and spilling outside

    Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself: I am large, I contain multitudes.  -- Walt Whitman...

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  • For this webinar, the team of coaches and diabetes specialists will present the study rationale, new data, and conclusions from the first study to examine the impact of coaching for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition requiring intensive daily medical management, family support, and ongoing learning. It is imperative to promote positive health outcomes in this population by facilitating improved self-management skills during the childhood and adolescent years. This study was a randomized controlled trial exploring the effect of a bi-weekly 6-month telephone coaching intervention for parents of children with T1D on the primary outcome of the children’s health-related quality of life.

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Director's Corner

  • Woman Assembling Herself With Puzzle Pieces - Cartoon Character

    The Many Parts of Ourselves

    Many of us as children were given the advice “just be yourself”. This advice was well-intentioned but somewhat misleading. Since the self is multi-faceted and constantly evolving.

    We all have different parts of ourselves. Different versions that are constantly shifting as a result of our environment or our needs. There are parts of ourselves we would like to diminish and parts that we would like to bring to the forefront. This inner conflict can be navigated from a place of self-mastery and self-transformation as presented in Margaret Moore's webinar on Coaching the Multiplicity of the Mind.

    Personal growth as individuals and leaders calls upon us to explore, accept and even let go of aspects of our selves that no longer serve -- throughout our lives. Coaching is often a catalyst for just this kind of deep change, in what IOC thought leader and researcher, Tatiana Bachkirova calls, "the multiplicity of self".

    Moving to this growth edge within takes us into territory that Rick Simmons describes as liminal: that place where our internal narrative may feel disrupted, fuzzy and even frightening. In this month's webinar, Rick will share with us how a liminal space -- in ourselves, in our clients, even in the world -- can represent an opportunity for some new aspect of our "self" to be born.

    Likewise, Dr. Richard Schwartz reminds us that all of the parts of ourselves serve a purpose and navigating the relationships between the parts is crucial for positive change.

    His work on Internal Family Systems focuses on helping others find peace with the many parts of themselves. IFS is an optimistic and empowering perspective for understanding the complexity of our multi-faceted selves.

    With the theme of knowing ourselves, we also have an upcoming webinar with Dorie Clark on growing as an expert in your field. Dorie is well-known for helping thought leaders find their authentic voice and step into more visibility. With her guidance, many have bravely created followings by sharing the parts of themselves that they initially were hesitant to expose to the world.

    Embracing all of the parts of ourselves and the uniqueness these parts result in is how we empower ourselves, which then allows us to empower those around us.

    The IOC Team

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  • Computer with Zoom call

    It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere. Which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere....

    Share
    /
  • Colorful tree branches depicting a brain

    In this highly interactive talk neuroscience and management expert Paul Zak will discuss the brain mechanisms through which people affiliate and influence each other. Paul's books...

    Share
    /
  • List of Bullet points with a painting depicting one self as many

    In this session we will consider how we understand ourselves as coaches – and what challenges and difficulties our self-understanding may introduce and foster in our practice. A non-traditional and therefore challenging view on the self will be proposed together with case examples from coaching that illustrate the issues the coaches regularly face. There will be an opportunity to discuss and experiment with different perspectives on the self. We will explore how deeper self-understanding and self-awareness can lead to greater success, self-satisfaction, and potentially improved outcomes in our coaching engagements....

    Share
    /
  • Outline of a head with glowing golden gears inside and spilling outside

    Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself: I am large, I contain multitudes.  -- Walt Whitman...

    Share
    /
  • For this webinar, the team of coaches and diabetes specialists will present the study rationale, new data, and conclusions from the first study to examine the impact of coaching for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition requiring intensive daily medical management, family support, and ongoing learning. It is imperative to promote positive health outcomes in this population by facilitating improved self-management skills during the childhood and adolescent years. This study was a randomized controlled trial exploring the effect of a bi-weekly 6-month telephone coaching intervention for parents of children with T1D on the primary outcome of the children’s health-related quality of life.

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