Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Virtual Conference

Innovation is Our Future. Self. Community. World.

April 27 – 29, 2023

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has approved this event for 11.75 CCE hours (7.75 Core Competencies and 4 Research Development)

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Join us in our virtual conference as we focus on innovations to create a vibrant and sustainable path in healthcare and leadership. We are bringing together world-class speakers, scientists, thought leaders, and coaching scholars, to explore how to bring greater openness and generativity to coaching conversations and inspire the innovation of self, others, and organizations.

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Conference Agenda

9:30 am to 10:00 am EST
Virtual Networking
10:00 am to 10:15 am EST
10:15 am to 11:15 am EST
Real Time Leadership: A framework for Success
David and Carol have pulled together years of coaching experience and identified a 4-part framework to help leaders and leadership coaches go from good, to great, to extraordinary. They will share their model with the acronym MOVE to pull together insights that will be useful to you. M - Learn to be mindfully alert like an elite athlete O - Find the power of options and always having four ways to win V - Finding and validating your ideal vantage point E - Learn to engage and effect change They will walk you through cases and ways that people have overcome challenges in real time to find the winning moves when stakes are high.
11:15 am to 12:15 pm EST
Humanocracy: Unleashing the power of human ingenuity at work
Most large organizations are still bureaucratic at their core — hierarchical, authoritarian, and rule-choked. Until this changes, our organizations will continue to be timid, inertial, and incremental. There is, however, an alternative. In healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and other industries, one can now find a small number of vanguard organizations that are proving it is possible to run large, complex institutions with a minimum of bureaucracy. These management renegades are resilient, empowering, and enjoy substantial productivity advantages. In his presentation, Gary will outline practical strategies for making the jump from bureaucracy to humanocracy, and describe how inspired coaches can play a pivotal role in building organizations that are fit for the future an fit for human beings.
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm EST
Virtual Networking
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm EST
Artificial Intelligence Coaching
This session will take a critical look at what AI is, common misperceptions, what we actually know about using AI in coaching based on empirical research, and the role that AI could play in the future of coaching.
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm EST
Beyond the Absence of Disease: Communication, Health and Well-being
Despite major advances in the science of positive health and well-being, the dominant discourse in the public arena and in the industry has been to focus on physical and mental health as distinct areas of health promotion and interventions. Yet both are closely inter-related and, an integrated approach to health and well-being is considered more effective. This talk will focus on positive health science, its determinants and the need for translation to influence policy and practice. Coaches can apply the emerging science in coaching conversations and programs now, and help accelerate mindset transformation in healthcare and beyond.
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm EST
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
Virtual Networking
9:30 am to 10:00 am EST
Virtual Networking
10:00 am to 10:15 am EST
Opening & Tony Grant Award for Research Excellence
10:15 am to 11:15 am EST
Are coaching dogmas holding us back?
What are the most frequently expressed needs of leaders in their coaching? You might be surprised to hear that it is not what leadership competencies frameworks, or some definitions of coaching suggest. In this fire-side conversation Professor Tatiana Bachkirova of Oxford Brookes University and Angela Passarelli, director of research at the Institute of Coaching, will discuss challenging findings of Tatiana’s latest research project. In questioning other coaching dogmas, they will also touch on ideas which might need to be reconsidered, e.g., one authentic self to discover, one way of seeing the purpose of coaching, one main underpinning science behind our craft and any other that you are interested to include in this conversation.
11:15 am to 12:30 pm EST
Vision of Excellence Award & How Do We Know What Our Clients Need From Us?
For 150 years behavior change has been guided by normative categories but for nearly 100 of those years we should have known that was a mistake. In this talk Dr. Hayes will show how a focus on processes of change reveals this fundamental error and how the field is now preparing to correct it using ""idionomic"" methods. Stated simply if we want to know what our clients need from us we need to stop treating human beings as error terms and instead adopt a view that every human voice deserves to be heard. He will show concrete new methods for doing just that.
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Virtual Networking
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Advancing Coaching Research at the IOC
Advancing the science of coaching is core to the mission of the IOC. In this session, IOC directors Drs. Angela Passarelli and Pamela Larde will discuss the Institute’s current research initiatives, as well as highlight the inaugural studies funded by the IOC-ICF coaching research grant program. CEO of the International Coaching Federation, Magdalena Mook, will join us to share her perspective on the role of research in the coaching profession as we look to the future together.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
The Power of Age and Generational Diversity For Coaches
It’s well documented that having a diverse workforce is very critical to an organization’s performance, productivity and profitability. However, there is an area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is often overlooked — but extremely relevant to all professionals and the coaching industry at large. And that is AGE. Also, mentorship is the cornerstone of personal and career growth. From the “experience rich” leader (Boomer/Gen X), to the “emerging professional” (Millennials/Gen Z) — every generation has a quiver of invaluable insights and perspectives that can benefit each other. This is why mutual mentoring between generations should be reinforced and embraced in the workplace. Let’s have a multi-generational conversation about it!
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm EST
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm EST
Virtual Networking
9:15 am to 9:45 am EST
Virtual Networking
9:45 am to 10:15 am EST
Opening & Ellen Shub Award for Coaching for Social Good
10:15 am to 11:15 am EST
Promoting Racial Equity: Moving from Principle to Practice
Research has revealed a “principle-practice gap,” where individuals and organizations state commitments to racial equity in principle, but fail to take the action necessary to promote meaningful change. When further examining this gap, Dr. Williams has discovered a breakdown in communication and disconnects at the individual and systems level that stifle progress. In this keynote address, she will discuss these evidence-based trends and propose how to leverage these insights to build more effective inclusion strategies.
11:15 am to 12:15 pm EST
Beyond Languishing to Flourishing: Physician Well-being and the Role of Coaching
In this keynote session, Dr. Palamara will provide an overview of the physician burnout crisis, the factors that contribute and promote their workplace well-being, and the role of coaching in supporting physician well-being. Dr. Palamara will also share practical strategies to incorporating positive psychology into workplace conversations and data from recent trials on the impact of physician coaching initiatives on well-being and burnout.
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm EST
Virtual Networking
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm EST
Deep Connections: The Secret to Successful Lives, Organizations, and Great Human Achievements
Some of the most successful leaders, boards, organizations, and collaborations have a secret power: their partnerships. It’s not their skills or experiences that matter most, it is their ability to partner--to forge deep connections. Explore the threads that are common to extraordinary partnerships and collaborations. Understand how you can become better coaches and leaders through the relationships you nurture. Spark ideas for how collectives of leaders can collaborate to change organizations for the better. Learn from the experience of one of the greatest collaborators of our time, Dame Graça Machel, as she shares her thoughts on partnering with The Elders (from Nelson Mandela to Jimmy Carter), with the amazing community of female leaders that she works with at The Graça Machel Trust, and her other deep connections.
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm EST


How do I receive my IOC member discount?

Current IOC members receive a discount of $30 off the conference fee. Please contact

Is the virtual conference hosted on zoom?

Yes, you will receive an email via HMS with a special link and code to access the conference over the three days. 

How do I access the virtual conference?

Once you register you will receive an email from Harvard Medical School with details on how to access each day. The Conference will be delivered via Zoom and you will have a code to use each day to access the daily sessions.

What if I’m not a member of the IOC?

We welcome all who are interested to join the conference. IOC Members receive a discount and additional benefits throughout the conference and after.
If you are interested in becoming a member, the IOC is offering an exclusive conference discount to join as an Affiliate member when you register for the conference.
This offer allows you to save $80 when you join as an annual member. You can take advantage of this offer when you register here

What if I miss a session?

All speakers who have consented to being recorded will be accessible for 60 days after the conference. If you are worried you may miss a session and are curious if it will be recorded please reach out to

How many CEUs do I receive?

Harvard Medical School is offering accreditation and continuing education credits. For a full list please click here




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Get noticed by world renowned coaches, expert thought leaders, top healthcare professionals, and elite HR & organizational leaders. Your conference exhibitor participation will help us continue to empower coaches and support innovations in healthcare, leadership, positive psychology coaching science and research.

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