While we find ourselves past the acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are not yet on higher ground. A new HBR article aptly titled: If you feel like you’re regressing, you’re not alone, describes the state of dampened morale. It can feel like the tunnel doesn’t yet have an end, let alone a visible light.
In the midst of this darkness, recent events have reminded us of the intense pain caused by institutionalized racism and discrimination in our society, posing a crisis that must be faced with concrete and bold action. While the IOC strives to create a space where individuals of all backgrounds can learn to be the best advocates, allies, and change agents they can be, we must do more. In the coming days, we will request your input on a comprehensive set of initiatives we plan to launch that are intended to enhance diversity, inclusion, and community empowerment in everything we do. Please stay tuned for more information and take advantage of our new offerings below.
1. Virtual Huddles (Join Us!)
2. Content Tailored to The Pandemic
3. New Programming
4. Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Finally, we are delighted to announce our new leadership structure at IOC to allow us to grow and expand. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH, will serve as our Executive Director. With a deep background in executive and health coaching, research, and organizational strategy, his leadership will continue to position IOC well for an expansive phase. We have also formed a Board of Directors led by Margaret Moore (Chair) and Carol Kauffman (Co-Chair), along with Susan David, and Phil Levendusky (McLean).
We are honored to travel this path through these trying times together with you as an IOC community, shaping the new world ahead as coaches and thought leaders.
Margaret Moore, MBA
Co-Founder, Chair, IOC
The IOC is a global community of coaches.