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  • Coaching Report: October 2022

    Mental Health for Positive Growth

Curated by: IOC Team

  • Mental health challenges are rising dramatically in the wake of the pandemic, calling organizations and coaches to step up and support their workforces. For example, prevalence of depression and anxiety increased 25% during the pandemic (WHO). Articles on the topic are ubiquitous from HBR, Forbes to The Guardian, asking all of us to take this trend seriously and incorporate it into the new leadership paradigm.

    Coaches are uniquely suited to encourage conversations on mental health, share their wisdom, and position this worldwide trend as an opportunity for positive growth, not just for individuals, but for leaders and organizations.

    Recognizing and navigating this spectrum of issues (from burnout to disorders and everything in between) is challenging. Research, education, and training go a long way to successfully spotting, recognizing and intervening without crossing the line into therapy.

    New IOC Course on Mental Health for Coaches

    To support you, the IOC is excited to announce an upcoming, asynchronous course designed to help coaches gain knowledge and confidence in mental health.  The course roll-out is coming your way soon.

    October’s member resources include:

    1. A special kick-off event for the new course, our Mental Health Literacy Webinar brings together a panel of mental health experts and coaches to share research and case studies, discuss why mental health is so important for today's coaches and ask: what do coaches need to know in domains such as depression, addiction, anxiety and more in order to be effective?  
    2. Natasha Bowman, another expert on mental health issues, joins us for a CoachXConversation on shifting our mindsets around bi-polar disorder and other common mental health concerns.
    3. Marisca Franco’s webinar will provide the latest research on the importance of workplace relationships and give us tips on how to make friends, an essential component of mental health.
    4. Will Foussier, CEO of IOC Diamond Sponsor AceUP, speaks about Leadership Excellence and how focusing on the individual is the most effective way to impact positive change in the collective—one person at a time.
    5. Finally, we kick off our new LIVE seminar series with an intensive on Vertical Leadership Development, a powerful scaffolding for building emotional, internal capacities in a fast-changing world.

    Together, we can turn today’s mental health challenges into positive growth for the future.  We look forward to supporting all coaches in making a positive impact.  As the Hopi elders remind us, “we are the ones we are waiting for.”

    The IOC Team

  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Jeffrey Pfeffer

    Is power the dirty secret or the secret to success? Both. While power carries some negative connotations, power is a tool that can be used for good or evil. Don’t blame the tool for how some people have used it. If fully understood and harnessed effectively, power skills and understanding become the keys to increasing salaries, job satisfaction, career advancement, organizational change, and happiness.

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  • Photo of Philippe Rosinski

    Cultural differences of all kinds are often a source of misunderstanding and frustration for both coach and client. In this webinar, we will focus on how to turn cultural differences into a source of richness, both for more effective collaboration and to elevate the coaching process itself. Participants will discover how to improve creativity and impact by going beyond current cultural limitations. Learn about a broad, inclusive and dynamic concept of culture, in contrast to the traditional static and binary view, which perpetuates limiting stereotypes. Participants will discover how the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment --a roadmap and assessment tool for navigating cultural terrain--can take both individual and team coaching to another level of effectiveness.

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  • Safi Bahcall – Physicist, Author, & CEO Coach shares his amazing insights. He wrote the instant best seller Loonshots. You’ve heard of Moonshots, the audacious goals, but Loonshots are what get us there. These are the wild ideas that make the impossible possible. Join us to see how you can expand your thinking on coaching. Safi Bahcall is a second-generation physicist (the son of two astrophysicists), a biotech entrepreneur, and former public-company CEO. ...

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  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:00am

    You are invited to join us on October 4, 2022 at 9:00am CET for the EMEA Café Roundtable, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Exploring the Trait of High Sensitivity.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:30am

    The Future of Coaching in Asia Pacific: Challenges and opportunities in the diverse APAC region

    You are invited to join us on the 5th October 2022 at 6pm AEST for another insightful APAC Roundtable. The topic for discussion is The Future of Coaching in Asia Pacific: Challenges and opportunities in the diverse APAC region.

  • Photo of Will Foussier
    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Leaders who can build meaningful, trusting relationships with employees in the hybrid workspace will improve employee engagement and retention and result in highly effective, high-performing hybrid teams. Success depends on developing effective leaders who can create a sense of shared purpose and meaningful work for their employees. In this LinkedIn Live, we’ll discuss five key strategies to lead successfully in today’s hybrid work environment. 

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    September and October Featured Book: Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World by Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown

    The IOC Invites you to join our Book Club, which will meet once a month on the first Thursday of every month. We will spend two meetings per book, one for a review of the major themes and the other for specialized topic dives related to your coaching practice.

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:00pm

    Vertical Leadership Development (VLD), also known as Adult Stage Development or Adult Development Theory, and Ego Construct Development, provides a scaffolding for understanding and working with this profound process of capacity building.

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Breathwork

    I invite you to join us on Friday, October 14th for Together at Home, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Breathwork.

  • Photo of Natasha Bowman
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    There needs to be a shift in the culture around creating safe spaces for dialogues about mental health in the workplace. This LinkedIn Live provides participants with the tools and guidance for coaching managers through these challenging conversations by giving them the skills and confidence necessary for cultivating cultures of psychological safety and mental wellness.

  • What's a groove? Merriam-Webster describes a groove as a situation suited to one's abilities and interests, an enjoyable experience or rhythm, a sense of harmony with one's world. Most people who find their groove, find it through work. Gallup authors reported in the book Five Elements of Well-being that career well-being (liking what you do at work) matters the most.

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  • BCG Leadership Offering

    BCG’s leadership coaching offering represents an investment in senior leaders responsible for driving transformational change. We provide one-on-one and team support to senior leaders, helping them navigate change and set the foundation for the organization's future success—on both “hard” and “soft” topics. Our leadership coaching is closely integrated with broader transformation  initiatives, leveraging our deep understanding of  transformation objectives, elements, and outcomes. BCG’s rigorously certified coaches possess deep experience as leaders, having led their own organizations  through large-scale transformational change.

    About Boston Consulting Group

    Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation—inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

    To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

Director's Corner

  • Mental health challenges are rising dramatically in the wake of the pandemic, calling organizations and coaches to step up and support their workforces. For example, prevalence of depression and anxiety increased 25% during the pandemic (WHO). Articles on the topic are ubiquitous from HBR, Forbes to The Guardian, asking all of us to take this trend seriously and incorporate it into the new leadership paradigm.

    Coaches are uniquely suited to encourage conversations on mental health, share their wisdom, and position this worldwide trend as an opportunity for positive growth, not just for individuals, but for leaders and organizations.

    Recognizing and navigating this spectrum of issues (from burnout to disorders and everything in between) is challenging. Research, education, and training go a long way to successfully spotting, recognizing and intervening without crossing the line into therapy.

    New IOC Course on Mental Health for Coaches

    To support you, the IOC is excited to announce an upcoming, asynchronous course designed to help coaches gain knowledge and confidence in mental health.  The course roll-out is coming your way soon.

    October’s member resources include:

    1. A special kick-off event for the new course, our Mental Health Literacy Webinar brings together a panel of mental health experts and coaches to share research and case studies, discuss why mental health is so important for today's coaches and ask: what do coaches need to know in domains such as depression, addiction, anxiety and more in order to be effective?  
    2. Natasha Bowman, another expert on mental health issues, joins us for a CoachXConversation on shifting our mindsets around bi-polar disorder and other common mental health concerns.
    3. Marisca Franco’s webinar will provide the latest research on the importance of workplace relationships and give us tips on how to make friends, an essential component of mental health.
    4. Will Foussier, CEO of IOC Diamond Sponsor AceUP, speaks about Leadership Excellence and how focusing on the individual is the most effective way to impact positive change in the collective—one person at a time.
    5. Finally, we kick off our new LIVE seminar series with an intensive on Vertical Leadership Development, a powerful scaffolding for building emotional, internal capacities in a fast-changing world.

    Together, we can turn today’s mental health challenges into positive growth for the future.  We look forward to supporting all coaches in making a positive impact.  As the Hopi elders remind us, “we are the ones we are waiting for.”

    The IOC Team

Videos

  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Jeffrey Pfeffer

    Is power the dirty secret or the secret to success? Both. While power carries some negative connotations, power is a tool that can be used for good or evil. Don’t blame the tool for how some people have used it. If fully understood and harnessed effectively, power skills and understanding become the keys to increasing salaries, job satisfaction, career advancement, organizational change, and happiness.

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Philippe Rosinski

    Cultural differences of all kinds are often a source of misunderstanding and frustration for both coach and client. In this webinar, we will focus on how to turn cultural differences into a source of richness, both for more effective collaboration and to elevate the coaching process itself. Participants will discover how to improve creativity and impact by going beyond current cultural limitations. Learn about a broad, inclusive and dynamic concept of culture, in contrast to the traditional static and binary view, which perpetuates limiting stereotypes. Participants will discover how the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment --a roadmap and assessment tool for navigating cultural terrain--can take both individual and team coaching to another level of effectiveness.

    Share
    /
  • Safi Bahcall – Physicist, Author, & CEO Coach shares his amazing insights. He wrote the instant best seller Loonshots. You’ve heard of Moonshots, the audacious goals, but Loonshots are what get us there. These are the wild ideas that make the impossible possible. Join us to see how you can expand your thinking on coaching. Safi Bahcall is a second-generation physicist (the son of two astrophysicists), a biotech entrepreneur, and former public-company CEO. ...

    Share
    /

Books

News & Events

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:00am

    You are invited to join us on October 4, 2022 at 9:00am CET for the EMEA Café Roundtable, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Exploring the Trait of High Sensitivity.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:30am

    The Future of Coaching in Asia Pacific: Challenges and opportunities in the diverse APAC region

    You are invited to join us on the 5th October 2022 at 6pm AEST for another insightful APAC Roundtable. The topic for discussion is The Future of Coaching in Asia Pacific: Challenges and opportunities in the diverse APAC region.

  • Photo of Will Foussier
    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Leaders who can build meaningful, trusting relationships with employees in the hybrid workspace will improve employee engagement and retention and result in highly effective, high-performing hybrid teams. Success depends on developing effective leaders who can create a sense of shared purpose and meaningful work for their employees. In this LinkedIn Live, we’ll discuss five key strategies to lead successfully in today’s hybrid work environment. 

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    September and October Featured Book: Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World by Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown

    The IOC Invites you to join our Book Club, which will meet once a month on the first Thursday of every month. We will spend two meetings per book, one for a review of the major themes and the other for specialized topic dives related to your coaching practice.

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 11:00pm

    Vertical Leadership Development (VLD), also known as Adult Stage Development or Adult Development Theory, and Ego Construct Development, provides a scaffolding for understanding and working with this profound process of capacity building.

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Breathwork

    I invite you to join us on Friday, October 14th for Together at Home, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Breathwork.

  • Photo of Natasha Bowman
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    There needs to be a shift in the culture around creating safe spaces for dialogues about mental health in the workplace. This LinkedIn Live provides participants with the tools and guidance for coaching managers through these challenging conversations by giving them the skills and confidence necessary for cultivating cultures of psychological safety and mental wellness.

Sponsor

  • BCG Leadership Offering

    BCG’s leadership coaching offering represents an investment in senior leaders responsible for driving transformational change. We provide one-on-one and team support to senior leaders, helping them navigate change and set the foundation for the organization's future success—on both “hard” and “soft” topics. Our leadership coaching is closely integrated with broader transformation  initiatives, leveraging our deep understanding of  transformation objectives, elements, and outcomes. BCG’s rigorously certified coaches possess deep experience as leaders, having led their own organizations  through large-scale transformational change.

    About Boston Consulting Group

    Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation—inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

    To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.