Coaching Report: July-August 2020

Curated by: Margaret Moore

  • Margaret Moore

    A Fierce Time

    This year the intense summer weather (for us in the northern hemisphere) is accompanied by a fierce intensity of emotions for everyone as we navigate:

    • Grief - Over 750,000 COVID-19 deaths around the world leaving millions of people grieving the sudden losses of loved ones without the social support so vital to grieving well
    • Trust - A massive shaking and rattling of trust in leaders, communities, and workplaces at a time when global interdependence is profound
    • Bias & racism - Awakened pain of people of color who are continually harmed by intentional and unintentional bias, prejudice, and racism

    What can we do to calm - reduce the ferocity a little, while appreciating life’s gifts a little more?

    First, jump into one of our live IOC discussion groups or roundtables (affectionately called huddles), a pandemic gift from IOC leaders. There is nothing better than gathering together with coaches to explore ideas and possibilities on our shared journey.

    Calling all members – please take a moment to complete our survey on your discussion group preferences and favorites.

    Your can also enjoy recorded or live webinars on Diving Deep in Coaching, Building Adaptive Organizations, Coach as Companion. Or for a quick read, check out some research doses and blogs that help you sit with the fierce experiences of grief, shaken trust, and awakened experience bias:

    Grief

    Trust

    Bias & Antiracism

    Whether you are enjoying a precious and short summer (northern hemisphere) or a long pandemic winter (southern hemisphere), take breaks. We have never needed more to pull back from the ferocity of life and cultivate moments of calm, or even pleasure.

    Onward and upward together.

    Margaret Moore
    Chair, Institute of Coaching

  • Broken wooden heart cutting board with bandaid

    The grief that comes with losing a loved one brings significant health risks in the acute phase, including heart attacks. The more severe the grief the more severe the health risks....

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  • Shadows of two people in the air, reaching out to one another

    How can we improve trust in pandemic time? Enable multiple opportunities for positive social encounters throughout the day to stimulate oxytocin release (which lasts for 30 minutes), which in turn improves trust, teamwork, and performance.

    Share
    /
  • Chalkboard with words: Unconscious Bias

    To simplify the complexity of human experience, the brain categorizes things, grouping them together, which reduces sensitivity to differences. These categories become beliefs and stereotypes. The unconscious associations with a stereotype become bias.

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    /
  • The Coach as a Fellow Human Companion

    Reinhard Stelter makes the case for coaching to evolve to a next level he describes as “Third Generation Coaching.” Here the coach becomes a fellow human companion by moving from facilitator to a co-reflective partner. To engage in third generation coaching (Stelter, 2014; 2019) as a transformative and fruitful dialogue, rather than focusing on reaching goals the dialogue elicits the client’s reflections on core values, which drive personal enthusiasm at work and may be beneficial for the whole organization. Reinhard describes case studies and explores the key relational factors of third generation coaching and their impact on the coach-coachee relationship:...

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  • The Coach as a Fellow Human Companion

    Reinhard Stelter makes the case for coaching to evolve to a next level he describes as “Third Generation Coaching.” Here the coach becomes a fellow human companion by moving from facilitator to a co-reflective partner. To engage in third generation coaching (Stelter, 2014; 2019) as a transformative and fruitful dialogue, rather than focusing on reaching goals the dialogue elicits the client’s reflections on core values, which drive personal enthusiasm at work and may be beneficial for the whole organization. Reinhard describes case studies and explores the key relational factors of third generation coaching and their impact on the coach-coachee relationship:...

    Share
    /
  • Helping STEMM Leaders Flourish

    Developing and coaching leaders from STEMM fields has never been more crucial, and yet it can be incredibly challenging. As the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) unfolds, leaders need to harness emerging technologies for greater innovation, productivity, and prosperity. Leaders are also grappling with global risks such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change disasters, and large-scale cyberattacks.

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  • Helping STEMM Leaders Flourish

    Developing and coaching leaders from STEMM fields has never been more crucial, and yet it can be incredibly challenging. As the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) unfolds, leaders need to harness emerging technologies for greater innovation, productivity, and prosperity. Leaders are also grappling with global risks such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change disasters, and large-scale cyberattacks.

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    /
  • Building Adaptive Organizations

    Even before the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, leaders struggled with increasing environmental volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In response, they sought to improve business agility, hoping the ability to quickly adapt would equip their organizations to better manage emerging threats and fleeting opportunities. Most agile business transformations fail, however. The result is close to a trillion dollars in failed transformations annually and far too many burned-out executives....

    Share
    /
  • Authenticity, Self-Disclosure and Diving Deep

    A lively, interactive discussion as Dr. Patrick Williams guides a presentation and discussion on the power of emotional awareness and courageous vulnerability in coaching, what he metaphorically calls “Getting Naked with Your Clothes On".   Getting Naked (with your clothes on) demonstrates and provides clear ways to incorporate appropriate self-disclosure in coaching. Leading to truly authentic conversations, participants will learn how to "go deep" or under the surface, assisting the client in sharing ‘naked truths’ about wants, blocks, challenges. This approach helps them say what they have not said and think what they have not thought, thus increasing self-awareness by sharing with the coach what they may not be comfortable sharing with others....

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  • Coaching for Primary Care Physicians

    In this webinar, IOC Harnisch Grant recipients Alyssa McGonagle, Heidi Duskey and Les Schwab present results and discuss implications of their research demonstrating the effectiveness of a six-session coaching intervention for physicians. The investigators conducted a randomized controlled trial for Primary Care Physicians (PCP) using a positive psychology-based toolkit. Outcome measures relating to improved professional well-being and reduced stress and burnout were assessed pre-intervention and for a period of six months post-coaching.  ...

    Share
    /
  • Susan David - Helping Habits Stick

    Susan shares how you can translate best practices into your personal and professional lives.  

    Watching the webinar, you will learn:

    • How we set ourselves up for failure by making our tweaks too big
    • How to look in the right places for tiny changes that make a big difference
    • Different ways to examine our mindset, motivations and habits to become the person we were meant to be
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  • The international initiative Coaching Medical Professionals aims to connect coaching programs and practitioners around the world, who work with medical professionals. This initiative has the purpose to create an international network and registry of programs, share experience, stimulate collaborations, and conduct research on the specifics of coaching in healthcare. The network also aims to develop international competencies and criteria for coaching medical professionals.

    Join the International Initiative

  • We are defined by an unrelenting commitment to results and an unmistakable yearning for wisdom. In fact, our name, Sagatica, derives from Sagacitas – Latin for Wisdom. Successful executives (those who get things done, have time for a full life, and leave a positive impact) know how to leverage wisdom, shine love, and act with courage. These are conscious leaders.

    Conscious leaders analyze with their head, relate with their heart and decide with their gut. Our work guides leaders to better decisions, relationships, strategies and actions. This rarely happens without coaching and facilitation. That’s what we do. That’s what we do, together!

Director's Corner

  • Margaret Moore

    A Fierce Time

    This year the intense summer weather (for us in the northern hemisphere) is accompanied by a fierce intensity of emotions for everyone as we navigate:

    • Grief - Over 750,000 COVID-19 deaths around the world leaving millions of people grieving the sudden losses of loved ones without the social support so vital to grieving well
    • Trust - A massive shaking and rattling of trust in leaders, communities, and workplaces at a time when global interdependence is profound
    • Bias & racism - Awakened pain of people of color who are continually harmed by intentional and unintentional bias, prejudice, and racism

    What can we do to calm - reduce the ferocity a little, while appreciating life’s gifts a little more?

    First, jump into one of our live IOC discussion groups or roundtables (affectionately called huddles), a pandemic gift from IOC leaders. There is nothing better than gathering together with coaches to explore ideas and possibilities on our shared journey.

    Calling all members – please take a moment to complete our survey on your discussion group preferences and favorites.

    Your can also enjoy recorded or live webinars on Diving Deep in Coaching, Building Adaptive Organizations, Coach as Companion. Or for a quick read, check out some research doses and blogs that help you sit with the fierce experiences of grief, shaken trust, and awakened experience bias:

    Grief

    Trust

    Bias & Antiracism

    Whether you are enjoying a precious and short summer (northern hemisphere) or a long pandemic winter (southern hemisphere), take breaks. We have never needed more to pull back from the ferocity of life and cultivate moments of calm, or even pleasure.

    Onward and upward together.

    Margaret Moore
    Chair, Institute of Coaching

Featured Research

  • Broken wooden heart cutting board with bandaid

    The grief that comes with losing a loved one brings significant health risks in the acute phase, including heart attacks. The more severe the grief the more severe the health risks....

    Share
    /
  • Shadows of two people in the air, reaching out to one another

    How can we improve trust in pandemic time? Enable multiple opportunities for positive social encounters throughout the day to stimulate oxytocin release (which lasts for 30 minutes), which in turn improves trust, teamwork, and performance.

    Share
    /
  • Chalkboard with words: Unconscious Bias

    To simplify the complexity of human experience, the brain categorizes things, grouping them together, which reduces sensitivity to differences. These categories become beliefs and stereotypes. The unconscious associations with a stereotype become bias.

    Share
    /

Videos

  • The Coach as a Fellow Human Companion

    Reinhard Stelter makes the case for coaching to evolve to a next level he describes as “Third Generation Coaching.” Here the coach becomes a fellow human companion by moving from facilitator to a co-reflective partner. To engage in third generation coaching (Stelter, 2014; 2019) as a transformative and fruitful dialogue, rather than focusing on reaching goals the dialogue elicits the client’s reflections on core values, which drive personal enthusiasm at work and may be beneficial for the whole organization. Reinhard describes case studies and explores the key relational factors of third generation coaching and their impact on the coach-coachee relationship:...

    Share
    /
  • The Coach as a Fellow Human Companion

    Reinhard Stelter makes the case for coaching to evolve to a next level he describes as “Third Generation Coaching.” Here the coach becomes a fellow human companion by moving from facilitator to a co-reflective partner. To engage in third generation coaching (Stelter, 2014; 2019) as a transformative and fruitful dialogue, rather than focusing on reaching goals the dialogue elicits the client’s reflections on core values, which drive personal enthusiasm at work and may be beneficial for the whole organization. Reinhard describes case studies and explores the key relational factors of third generation coaching and their impact on the coach-coachee relationship:...

    Share
    /
  • Helping STEMM Leaders Flourish

    Developing and coaching leaders from STEMM fields has never been more crucial, and yet it can be incredibly challenging. As the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) unfolds, leaders need to harness emerging technologies for greater innovation, productivity, and prosperity. Leaders are also grappling with global risks such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change disasters, and large-scale cyberattacks.

    Share
    /
  • Helping STEMM Leaders Flourish

    Developing and coaching leaders from STEMM fields has never been more crucial, and yet it can be incredibly challenging. As the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) unfolds, leaders need to harness emerging technologies for greater innovation, productivity, and prosperity. Leaders are also grappling with global risks such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change disasters, and large-scale cyberattacks.

    Share
    /
  • Building Adaptive Organizations

    Even before the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, leaders struggled with increasing environmental volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In response, they sought to improve business agility, hoping the ability to quickly adapt would equip their organizations to better manage emerging threats and fleeting opportunities. Most agile business transformations fail, however. The result is close to a trillion dollars in failed transformations annually and far too many burned-out executives....

    Share
    /
  • Authenticity, Self-Disclosure and Diving Deep

    A lively, interactive discussion as Dr. Patrick Williams guides a presentation and discussion on the power of emotional awareness and courageous vulnerability in coaching, what he metaphorically calls “Getting Naked with Your Clothes On".   Getting Naked (with your clothes on) demonstrates and provides clear ways to incorporate appropriate self-disclosure in coaching. Leading to truly authentic conversations, participants will learn how to "go deep" or under the surface, assisting the client in sharing ‘naked truths’ about wants, blocks, challenges. This approach helps them say what they have not said and think what they have not thought, thus increasing self-awareness by sharing with the coach what they may not be comfortable sharing with others....

    Share
    /
  • Coaching for Primary Care Physicians

    In this webinar, IOC Harnisch Grant recipients Alyssa McGonagle, Heidi Duskey and Les Schwab present results and discuss implications of their research demonstrating the effectiveness of a six-session coaching intervention for physicians. The investigators conducted a randomized controlled trial for Primary Care Physicians (PCP) using a positive psychology-based toolkit. Outcome measures relating to improved professional well-being and reduced stress and burnout were assessed pre-intervention and for a period of six months post-coaching.  ...

    Share
    /
  • Susan David - Helping Habits Stick

    Susan shares how you can translate best practices into your personal and professional lives.  

    Watching the webinar, you will learn:

    • How we set ourselves up for failure by making our tweaks too big
    • How to look in the right places for tiny changes that make a big difference
    • Different ways to examine our mindset, motivations and habits to become the person we were meant to be
    Share
    /

News & Events

  • The international initiative Coaching Medical Professionals aims to connect coaching programs and practitioners around the world, who work with medical professionals. This initiative has the purpose to create an international network and registry of programs, share experience, stimulate collaborations, and conduct research on the specifics of coaching in healthcare. The network also aims to develop international competencies and criteria for coaching medical professionals.

    Join the International Initiative

Sponsor

  • We are defined by an unrelenting commitment to results and an unmistakable yearning for wisdom. In fact, our name, Sagatica, derives from Sagacitas – Latin for Wisdom. Successful executives (those who get things done, have time for a full life, and leave a positive impact) know how to leverage wisdom, shine love, and act with courage. These are conscious leaders.

    Conscious leaders analyze with their head, relate with their heart and decide with their gut. Our work guides leaders to better decisions, relationships, strategies and actions. This rarely happens without coaching and facilitation. That’s what we do. That’s what we do, together!