Coaching Report: March 2022

Curated by: The IOC Team

  • In the words of W.E.B. DuBois, “Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.” As we enter the month of March, so many of us are struck with a whirlwind of emotions – a deep sorrow for those affected by the turn of events in Ukraine, a sense of relief as the peak of the pandemic begins to wind down, a wave of fear for the uncertainty that lies before us, and a hope that the work we do for change will make a difference. To believe in life means to trust its process, to celebrate its wins, and to live fully. It also means acknowledging the whole of who we are, including the difficult emotions and the mysteries of life we struggle to understand.

    The close of black history month and emergence into women’s history month affords us the opportunity to reflect on the powerful voice and presence of past and modern-day agents of change. Both commemorative months represent a roster of women and leaders of color, visible and unseen, whose contributions have shaped the world of coaching and leadership as we now know it. As coaches, we are uniquely positioned to usher in this change through the leaders we serve who have the courage to act, but are unsure of where and how to begin. We begin with compassion. We begin by listening. We begin by honoring the truths of those who are counting on us for change.

    It is incumbent upon us as coaches, particularly through what seems to be a continuous cycle of crises, that we remain intentional about learning and sharpening our skills. This month, the IOC team will continue to offer opportunities for exactly this type of growth with content that addresses the art of insubordination, visual leadership, coaching for resilience, and power dynamics in coaching. Our vision, and the call of this profession, is to engage in work that nurtures broader and fuller lives for ourselves and others. We hope you find that these resources provide personal and professional support towards that end.

    Warmly,

    The IOC Team

  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeffrey Hull and Eddie Turner

    Eddie Turner and Jeff Hull discuss purposeful leadership in this CoachX Conversation.

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  • Unfortunately, talking intelligently about race has been overrun by academia -- folks with many degrees, a college or university platform, and publications in traditionally acclaimed journals and books. As academics continue the important work of advancing knowledge about race and systemic oppression, such approaches can repel the very audiences who are seeking simple language to describe very complex lived experiences. Coaches, in varied environments such as leadership, health and career domains, also need to be comfortable discussing these topics in ways that support their own learning, their client's specific context and the goals of the engagement....

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  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Joy Howard

    What do Founders need from Coaches? What are the challenges of moving from a CMO to a CEO? Joy Howard who shares her own  journey from CMO to CEO, provides inside information the  successful founders she’s worked with, and insights on how coaches can best help with this transition and beyond.  

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  • The need for leaders to think and act from a Both/And perspective has gained increasing attention during the past decades. Polarities like candor::diplomacy, structure::flexibility, local::global, employee-focus::organization-focus are central to complexity, transformation, and development. Unfortunately, while many talk about the criticality and benefits of Both/And leadership, few offer practical methods to help coaches support their clients as they develop this later-stage muscle.  ...

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  • Photo of Shauuna Payne Gold
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join us Wednesday, March 29th for our next CoachX Conversation with Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold about embracing race. Dr. Shaunna will be talking with the Institute of Coaching’s Director of Education, Pamela Larde as a follow-up to a public webinar with the IOC.

  • Event card with Beige background and red letters. Circular images of Todd Kashdan and Carol Kauffman
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    CoachXConversation with Carol Kauffman and Todd Kashdan on how to dissent and defy effectively.

  • Event card with Beige background and red letters. Circular images of Todd Cherches and Jeff Hull
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join Todd Cherches and Jeff Hull for a discussion on Visual Coaching

    Registration Coming Soon

Director's Corner

  • In the words of W.E.B. DuBois, “Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.” As we enter the month of March, so many of us are struck with a whirlwind of emotions – a deep sorrow for those affected by the turn of events in Ukraine, a sense of relief as the peak of the pandemic begins to wind down, a wave of fear for the uncertainty that lies before us, and a hope that the work we do for change will make a difference. To believe in life means to trust its process, to celebrate its wins, and to live fully. It also means acknowledging the whole of who we are, including the difficult emotions and the mysteries of life we struggle to understand.

    The close of black history month and emergence into women’s history month affords us the opportunity to reflect on the powerful voice and presence of past and modern-day agents of change. Both commemorative months represent a roster of women and leaders of color, visible and unseen, whose contributions have shaped the world of coaching and leadership as we now know it. As coaches, we are uniquely positioned to usher in this change through the leaders we serve who have the courage to act, but are unsure of where and how to begin. We begin with compassion. We begin by listening. We begin by honoring the truths of those who are counting on us for change.

    It is incumbent upon us as coaches, particularly through what seems to be a continuous cycle of crises, that we remain intentional about learning and sharpening our skills. This month, the IOC team will continue to offer opportunities for exactly this type of growth with content that addresses the art of insubordination, visual leadership, coaching for resilience, and power dynamics in coaching. Our vision, and the call of this profession, is to engage in work that nurtures broader and fuller lives for ourselves and others. We hope you find that these resources provide personal and professional support towards that end.

    Warmly,

    The IOC Team

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Videos

  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeffrey Hull and Eddie Turner

    Eddie Turner and Jeff Hull discuss purposeful leadership in this CoachX Conversation.

    Share
    /
  • Unfortunately, talking intelligently about race has been overrun by academia -- folks with many degrees, a college or university platform, and publications in traditionally acclaimed journals and books. As academics continue the important work of advancing knowledge about race and systemic oppression, such approaches can repel the very audiences who are seeking simple language to describe very complex lived experiences. Coaches, in varied environments such as leadership, health and career domains, also need to be comfortable discussing these topics in ways that support their own learning, their client's specific context and the goals of the engagement....

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Joy Howard

    What do Founders need from Coaches? What are the challenges of moving from a CMO to a CEO? Joy Howard who shares her own  journey from CMO to CEO, provides inside information the  successful founders she’s worked with, and insights on how coaches can best help with this transition and beyond.  

    Share
    /
  • The need for leaders to think and act from a Both/And perspective has gained increasing attention during the past decades. Polarities like candor::diplomacy, structure::flexibility, local::global, employee-focus::organization-focus are central to complexity, transformation, and development. Unfortunately, while many talk about the criticality and benefits of Both/And leadership, few offer practical methods to help coaches support their clients as they develop this later-stage muscle.  ...

    Share
    /

Books

News & Events

  • Photo of Shauuna Payne Gold
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join us Wednesday, March 29th for our next CoachX Conversation with Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold about embracing race. Dr. Shaunna will be talking with the Institute of Coaching’s Director of Education, Pamela Larde as a follow-up to a public webinar with the IOC.

  • Event card with Beige background and red letters. Circular images of Todd Kashdan and Carol Kauffman
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    CoachXConversation with Carol Kauffman and Todd Kashdan on how to dissent and defy effectively.

  • Event card with Beige background and red letters. Circular images of Todd Cherches and Jeff Hull
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join Todd Cherches and Jeff Hull for a discussion on Visual Coaching

    Registration Coming Soon

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