In the northern hemisphere, spring is melting snow and growing leaf and flower buds. A sense of new life is palpable. In years past, human lives followed seasonal patterns closely. Winter was a time for going inside - a time for rest and reflection. British author Katherine May writes about this in her book, Wintering. Wintering is a time in life when we stop and embrace the quiet stillness and soothe our minds and hearts.
It seems that we are coming out of a very long pandemic winter, we have a sense that a new time is encroaching - a time for growth.
Having spent the past year in survival and adaptation to new and difficult circumstances, many of us rightfully so may not have had the capacity to contemplate growth. Yet, like wintering, growth serves a purpose for us. It allows us to develop and learn, to reach past our comfort zones.
As this capacity for growth starts to expand, the timing could not be better for our two upcoming webinars, which will support this transition in the seasons and ourselves.
On April 8, we are so happy to welcome back Dorie Clark for another webinar on “Becoming Recognized for Your Coaching Expertise.” Dorie - a 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.
Then on April 22nd, we have Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., who is an expert on how to become more resilient to stress. Everyone has stress on their brains (and bodies) these days, and as a coach, it’s critical to 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.
Wishing you a month of renewal and growth,
The IOC Team
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March and April Featured Book: Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
The IOC Invites you to join our new Book Club, which will meet once a month on the first Monday 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.
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This event is exclusively for Fellows
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