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2017 February Coaching Report

This month we’re focused on leadership assessment.  Tom Peters, a famous management consultant and author, once said, “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”  Was he talking about leadership assessment?  No, but he could have been....

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On January 27, the IOC held its inaugural Fellows Roundtable - and its first ever event on the west coast - at the Beverly Hills Hillcrest Country Club, with over 20 senior level leadership and health/wellness coaches in attendance. Dr. Jeff Hull, Director of Education and Business Development for the IOC, and IOC Fellow and local leader, Eilleen Fracchia, brought together a highly engaged group to learn about the latest IOC-sponsored research on evidence-based coaching practices and to brainstorm topics for future peer-to-peer learning and community-building.

Haesun Moon's picture Submitted by Haesun Moon February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm

How do you know that coaching works?  I often ask this question in the beginning of my coaching class. Many shining eyes put up their hands and quote the latest research on how coaching boosts the performance, motivation, or confidence of struggling employees, confused youth, or frustrated executives. Based on their answers I can almost guess what their day job is: ROI, increased employee engagement, happier children and healthier families: the rather revealing list goes on. 

Paulette Rao's picture Submitted by Paulette Rao February 9, 2017 - 7:38am

Have you ever had good news to share with the world and no one seemed to care as much as you did? Once, when I received an offer from a prestigious university to create and deliver a coaching diploma program and I successfully completed it after a few stressful months of changes in direction, I told a friend my news. I was proud to share my completion news with her as she had supported me throughout the uncertainty. She acknowledged the victory. “That’s great news!” she said, and then she changed the subject. I was left feeling a disconnect and, frankly, a bit hurt.

Margaret Moore's picture Submitted by Margaret Moore February 3, 2017 - 8:15am

The story goes: a prominent thinker, perhaps William James or Bertrand Russell, delivered a lecture on the nature of the solar system. In response, an elderly woman proposed an alternate theory, that the world is flat, sitting on a turtle, and it is turtles all the way down. Her wacky notion has a kernel of wisdom for leaders in healthcare today.