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  • What does 2024 stand for at IOC? A Year of Wisdom.

    Happy 2024! How great we get to share 2024 together in the IOC community. Just in case you missed it in the holiday rush, our 2024 Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference, back in Boston May 3rd and 4th after five years apart (and two virtual conferences), has the theme of WISDOM.

    We will explore the topic of wisdom all year – starting right here right now. We asked Eric Kaufmann, executive coach and IOC thought leader on wisdom in leadership, to get us off to a good, aka wise, start:

    Wisdom is a natural capacity, the ability to see below the surface and beyond the obvious about a person, a situation, or idea. It’s both seeing deeply – accessing insight – and seeing broadly – accessing perspective. Wisdom flourishes in the soil of open-mindedness, where the roots of understanding and discernment can penetrate deeply. Wisdom, while broad and deep, is also temporary – it is actively evolving, not static. It’s ever changing with an ever-changing world and our ever-changing selves operating in the world.

    A common block to wisdom is when we relax into past insights and perspectives, attached to our past wisdom about a person, situation, or idea. This is in fact pre-judging, aka prejudice – deciding rather than discerning. It’s easier to cut and paste the wisdom of old experiences into the current situation than to broaden and deepen one’s awareness and inquiry in the now.

    If you find yourself feeling certain about a client – e.g., they don’t have the executive presence they need to be in the C-suite, or they can’t seem to prioritize their well-being, pause and reflect. Start fresh, with new wonder. What new insights and perspectives are awaiting discovery? What is the wisdom of this moment for my client?

    Now. What’s a wisdom practice for our clients and ourselves in January? Set aside past wisdom. Open our minds and explore, wide and deep. Discern the wisdom of this moment and, hold it lightly.

  • Screenshot of Video showing Jeff Hull and Steven Rogelberg

    There are approximately 200 million 1:1 meetings a day around the globe. Yet, the research clearly shows that 1) the effectiveness of these meetings is far from optimal; 2) that managers self-ratings of their skills in conducting these meetings is inflated and not aligned with their directs. Hence, an incredible opportunity exists to fill the skills gap and maximize return of a tremendous time investment....

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  • Screenshot from Webinar - Scott Shigeoka

    For many coaches, there are universal issues that their clients face: relationships in and out of work that are on the fritz, the affliction of doomscrolling and lack of engagement, navigating major loss and grief, and being held back by past hurts, that extend all the way to childhood. In order to move through these pain points and unleash connection, healing, and personal growth, coaches must find a way to explore topics that elicit BIG feelings in their clients, like fear, anxiety, and discomfort....

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  • Screenshot of Video from CoachX: Todd Kashdan, Robert Biswas-Diener and Carol Kauffman

    Picture this: you, cozy in your office, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Why? Because you're about to dive headfirst into a 30-minute whirlwind of wisdom and wittiness in Humor Creates Trust: Seriously. In this delightfully upbeat and highly informative session, we'll discuss why laughter is the best medicine, and how coaches can use humor to build trust, resiliency, motivation, and an overall stronger relationship with clients.

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  • Screenshot from CoachX: Steven-Rogelberg

    There are approximately 200 million 1:1 meetings a day around the globe. Yet, the research clearly shows that 1) the effectiveness of these meetings is far from optimal; 2) that managers self-ratings of their skills in conducting these meetings is inflated and not aligned with their directs. Hence, an incredible opportunity exists to fill the skills gap and maximize return of a tremendous time investment. In this CoachX Conversation, Steven Rogelberg and Jeffrey Hull preview Steven’s book Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings and discuss how to realize the full potential of every 1:1 meeting, without feeling like you are just wallowing in wasted meeting time.

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  • Photo of Haesun Moon
    Wednesday, January 3, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join us on January 3rd as we explore how cultivating curiosity not only directs the purpose of learning but also expands the spectrum of possibilities of coaching responses while benchmarking the learning progress of a coach.

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Our current culture is grief and mourning phobic, not inviting people to recognize, honor, and express their grief.

  • Monday, January 15, 2024 - 8:00pm to Monday, March 25, 2024 - 9:30pm

    How do we know what we do in coaching is actually working? Coaching is often presented as a primary tool for the transformative process, but there is a research and practice gap in measuring the efficacy of coaching.

  • Jennifer McCollum - brown hair, wearing white suite against an outside background
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join Jennifer McCollum, former CEO of Linkage (a SHRM company) and author of the book IN HER OWN VOICE: A WOMAN'S RISE TO CEO, to gain access to the latest data on women in the workplace and hear real-life insights from a premier expert on women's leadership. 

  • Photo of Chip Conley
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Chip Conley has spent his past 15 years studying the upsides and downsides of middle age with a particular interest in helping coaches know how to help their clients address their 40s, 50s, and 60s.  Be sure to join IOC Executive Director, Jeffrey Hull, as he interviews Chip on this wonderful new book and previews his upcoming keynote address at the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School on May 3-4 2024. You don't want to miss this one!

  • Friday, May 3, 2024 - 7:00am to Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Brimming with enthusiasm and excitement, we invite you to our 15th annual Coaching in Leadership & Coaching conference, a partnership of the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, titled: Journey from Coaching Comp

  • The Alexander Partnership

    Leaders in Executive and Leadership Coaching

    At Alexander, we work with CEOs, senior teams and high potentials to unlock talent and enable it to thrive – and across organisations to create cultures that drive growth.

    We have an exceptional 35 year track record in leadership development; our clients are many of the world’s most ambitious and successful companies, FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 organisations.

    We also have a unique legacy; our founder was instrumental in introducing the concept of executive coaching to Europe and developing some of the industry’s key models.  

    Our inspirational partners combine deep coaching skills with top level corporate experience and the latest in neuroscience to continue to push the boundaries, developing leadership mindsets that are resilient, agile and ultimately capable of delivering sustained success.

    If you would like to hear about how we can help you to be the best you can be, please get in touch.

    www.thealexanderpartnership.com

    Benefits of coaching from Paradox films on Vimeo.

  • Daniel Minis, Leadership Consultant at The Alexander Partnership Daniel is a leadership consultant that brings a combination of business psychology and ca. 7 years of consulting at board level. With a BA in business psychology and a MA in psychoanalytic studies Daniel brings deep knowledge of...

Director's Corner

  • What does 2024 stand for at IOC? A Year of Wisdom.

    Happy 2024! How great we get to share 2024 together in the IOC community. Just in case you missed it in the holiday rush, our 2024 Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference, back in Boston May 3rd and 4th after five years apart (and two virtual conferences), has the theme of WISDOM.

    We will explore the topic of wisdom all year – starting right here right now. We asked Eric Kaufmann, executive coach and IOC thought leader on wisdom in leadership, to get us off to a good, aka wise, start:

    Wisdom is a natural capacity, the ability to see below the surface and beyond the obvious about a person, a situation, or idea. It’s both seeing deeply – accessing insight – and seeing broadly – accessing perspective. Wisdom flourishes in the soil of open-mindedness, where the roots of understanding and discernment can penetrate deeply. Wisdom, while broad and deep, is also temporary – it is actively evolving, not static. It’s ever changing with an ever-changing world and our ever-changing selves operating in the world.

    A common block to wisdom is when we relax into past insights and perspectives, attached to our past wisdom about a person, situation, or idea. This is in fact pre-judging, aka prejudice – deciding rather than discerning. It’s easier to cut and paste the wisdom of old experiences into the current situation than to broaden and deepen one’s awareness and inquiry in the now.

    If you find yourself feeling certain about a client – e.g., they don’t have the executive presence they need to be in the C-suite, or they can’t seem to prioritize their well-being, pause and reflect. Start fresh, with new wonder. What new insights and perspectives are awaiting discovery? What is the wisdom of this moment for my client?

    Now. What’s a wisdom practice for our clients and ourselves in January? Set aside past wisdom. Open our minds and explore, wide and deep. Discern the wisdom of this moment and, hold it lightly.

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  • Screenshot of Video showing Jeff Hull and Steven Rogelberg

    There are approximately 200 million 1:1 meetings a day around the globe. Yet, the research clearly shows that 1) the effectiveness of these meetings is far from optimal; 2) that managers self-ratings of their skills in conducting these meetings is inflated and not aligned with their directs. Hence, an incredible opportunity exists to fill the skills gap and maximize return of a tremendous time investment....

    Share
    /
  • Screenshot from Webinar - Scott Shigeoka

    For many coaches, there are universal issues that their clients face: relationships in and out of work that are on the fritz, the affliction of doomscrolling and lack of engagement, navigating major loss and grief, and being held back by past hurts, that extend all the way to childhood. In order to move through these pain points and unleash connection, healing, and personal growth, coaches must find a way to explore topics that elicit BIG feelings in their clients, like fear, anxiety, and discomfort....

    Share
    /
  • Screenshot of Video from CoachX: Todd Kashdan, Robert Biswas-Diener and Carol Kauffman

    Picture this: you, cozy in your office, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Why? Because you're about to dive headfirst into a 30-minute whirlwind of wisdom and wittiness in Humor Creates Trust: Seriously. In this delightfully upbeat and highly informative session, we'll discuss why laughter is the best medicine, and how coaches can use humor to build trust, resiliency, motivation, and an overall stronger relationship with clients.

    Share
    /
  • Screenshot from CoachX: Steven-Rogelberg

    There are approximately 200 million 1:1 meetings a day around the globe. Yet, the research clearly shows that 1) the effectiveness of these meetings is far from optimal; 2) that managers self-ratings of their skills in conducting these meetings is inflated and not aligned with their directs. Hence, an incredible opportunity exists to fill the skills gap and maximize return of a tremendous time investment. In this CoachX Conversation, Steven Rogelberg and Jeffrey Hull preview Steven’s book Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings and discuss how to realize the full potential of every 1:1 meeting, without feeling like you are just wallowing in wasted meeting time.

    Share
    /

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News & Events

  • Photo of Haesun Moon
    Wednesday, January 3, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join us on January 3rd as we explore how cultivating curiosity not only directs the purpose of learning but also expands the spectrum of possibilities of coaching responses while benchmarking the learning progress of a coach.

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Our current culture is grief and mourning phobic, not inviting people to recognize, honor, and express their grief.

  • Monday, January 15, 2024 - 8:00pm to Monday, March 25, 2024 - 9:30pm

    How do we know what we do in coaching is actually working? Coaching is often presented as a primary tool for the transformative process, but there is a research and practice gap in measuring the efficacy of coaching.

  • Jennifer McCollum - brown hair, wearing white suite against an outside background
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Join Jennifer McCollum, former CEO of Linkage (a SHRM company) and author of the book IN HER OWN VOICE: A WOMAN'S RISE TO CEO, to gain access to the latest data on women in the workplace and hear real-life insights from a premier expert on women's leadership. 

  • Photo of Chip Conley
    Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Chip Conley has spent his past 15 years studying the upsides and downsides of middle age with a particular interest in helping coaches know how to help their clients address their 40s, 50s, and 60s.  Be sure to join IOC Executive Director, Jeffrey Hull, as he interviews Chip on this wonderful new book and previews his upcoming keynote address at the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School on May 3-4 2024. You don't want to miss this one!

  • Friday, May 3, 2024 - 7:00am to Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Brimming with enthusiasm and excitement, we invite you to our 15th annual Coaching in Leadership & Coaching conference, a partnership of the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, titled: Journey from Coaching Comp

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  • The Alexander Partnership

    Leaders in Executive and Leadership Coaching

    At Alexander, we work with CEOs, senior teams and high potentials to unlock talent and enable it to thrive – and across organisations to create cultures that drive growth.

    We have an exceptional 35 year track record in leadership development; our clients are many of the world’s most ambitious and successful companies, FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 organisations.

    We also have a unique legacy; our founder was instrumental in introducing the concept of executive coaching to Europe and developing some of the industry’s key models.  

    Our inspirational partners combine deep coaching skills with top level corporate experience and the latest in neuroscience to continue to push the boundaries, developing leadership mindsets that are resilient, agile and ultimately capable of delivering sustained success.

    If you would like to hear about how we can help you to be the best you can be, please get in touch.

    www.thealexanderpartnership.com

    Benefits of coaching from Paradox films on Vimeo.