While there are diverse coaching modalities and specialties, what binds all coaches together is our heartfelt desire to help people develop, grow, and live better lives. Our conference speakers often comment on how our audience of coaches is more open-hearted and welcoming than other audiences.
This deep desire to help drives coaches to seek out the most effective methods from art and science, and to continually improve coaching skills. This month, our webinars center around the impact that coaching has on those we serve.
In our first webinar in May, IOC diamond sponsor AceUp will moderate an expert panel discussion on how you should (and shouldn't) measure, and talk about, the ROI of a coaching engagement. The benefits of coaching for both the individual and the organization are well-documented, but still, talking about the direct return on investment (ROI) of coaching is no small challenge. The panel will explore ways to discuss and demonstrate the benefits of coaching, and foster buy-in of key stakeholders.
As for our second webinar, IOC Harnisch Research Grant recipient Dr. Sandra Diller will present current research on coaching difficult clients. Specifically, Dr. Diller will present studies on how coaches can work effectively to minimize the toll these sessions take on both the client -- and the coach.
Lastly, we welcome Alison Whitmire to guide us through an interactive experiential course that increases understanding of the most common deep-rooted patterns our clients bring to coaching. Her work guides clients toward greater self-awareness and fosters a more conscious relationship with themselves, others, and the world.
It is our honor to support you as an IOC member, as you grow your coaching impact drawing on both art and science.
The IOC Team
Select concise, clear, open, purposeful, constructive, focused, and neutral questions with the highest ROQ – return on questions – the greatest impact in the shortest time. Purge the verbiage to make coaching a vagueness-free zone.
Coaches are masterful at selecting questions - curious, mind-opening, provocative questions. Questions that expand horizons, deepen awareness, and spawn insights. Coaches make every question count, avoiding vague or general questions like: ‘How are things since I last saw you?’ and instead asking ‘what unfolded with the actions you decided on?’
This dose explores a classic 2008 article by Michael Neeson entitled Using Socratic Questioning in Coaching. What’s the bottom line? Socrates teaches us to choose questions that are most impactful. We might say that he inspires coaches to deliver the biggest ROQ - return on questions – the greatest impact in the shortest time.
The ideal self is a fluid, fuzzy, desired future drawn from many sources including dreams, fantasies, values, life philosophy, personal strengths, and one’s life and career stage. Going further, unpacking the “ideal” component of the ideal self draws forth clarity around one’s life purpose or calling.
Carol Kauffman and Cynthia Soledad, co-lead of Egon Zehnder’s global DEI Practice will discuss how the landscape has changed for corporate DEI work in the past year, how coaches and DEI practitioners can help unlock growth in inclusive leadership skill, and how this connects to organizational development in DEI.
Everyone has stress on their brains (and bodies) these days, and as a coach it’s critical that you understand how to facilitate the use of stress in ways that are helpful instead of harmful. Neuroscience research demonstrates that our brain and nervous system can adapt in both positive and negative ways to stress. It’s not the stress itself that causes the problem but our response that impacts our lives.
You're great at what you do - and now it's time to ensure even more people recognize it. Dorie Clark - Harvard Business Review author and Duke University executive education professor - will share practical strategies to help you build a following around your ideas and ensure you're viewed as an expert, not a commodity.
From one of the world’s preeminent leadership coaches, an insightful, indispensable guide to effective leadership....
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.
In this presentation, we'll discuss with our panel of experts how you should, and shouldn't, measure the ROI of a coaching engagement and how you can foster buy-in from key stakeholders.
This is a public webinar
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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For companies that want to maximize their employee engagement, increase retention, and foster performance through a culture of transformational learning, AceUp delivers personalized executive coaching to empower professionals to maximize their impact. AceUp’s coaching is enabled by technology and backed by data.
Our mission is to help employees develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their roles today and tomorrow and to thrive within their organizations.
Our company is informed by leaders from Harvard, MIT and Yale with a growing community of highly vetted executive coaches, certified by ICF, iPEC, CTI, Hudson Institute, Harvard University, among other accredited institutions.
Learn more at https://aceup.com/
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