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
For many, the first weeks of managing a crisis feel extremely meaningful and energizing. But when I revisited the same leaders a few weeks later, they reported that something had happened to their energy and to the way their team was collaborating. The adrenaline-fueled pace of the initial crisis response began sputtering. Problems became more complex and exhausting. The varnish started to crack. The glory faded. Fuses were short.
What explains this shift? In my experience as a psychologist and executive advisor, I’ve found that crises follow a rough pattern: Emergency. Regression. Recovery.
From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to: Present Traumatic GROWTH. The term PTSD is being thrown around in ways that are not helpful. Did you know 2/3 of those experiencing trauma report feeling stronger as a result?
The opportunity posed by the seismic disruption of the pandemic on our core beliefs is to turn the post-crisis struggle into growth, taking us beyond resilience and recovery.
Coaches collect great questions, and reference numerous books on coaching questions. Today’s dose is the result of gathering coaching questions from IOC fellows and affiliates in recent zoom huddles we have been holding to keep us all connected and supported. They are a starting point for your pandemic collection of great coaching questions.
Given the drastic disruption of daily life, you, your family and your clients may be like most people, finding it hard to meet our three basic needs (as per self-determination theory) for psychological well-being:
Many coaches know they should be investing in marketing, but often feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options for branding and promoting their practice. The key to successful marketing is to make smart choices for your particular practice, and to target your audience accordingly. In the past, this knowledge might take decades to hone, but in today's rapidly growing and changing coaching landscape, with AI/tech/Ap options exploding, it behooves coaches to accelerate their learning and tap into all the resources available, but in wise and strategic ways.
A lively, interactive conversation about the rise of a new leadership paradigm in the wake of crisis. Best-selling author (with Marshall Goldsmith) of How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and the IOC Director of Education and author of Flex: The Art and Science of Leadership in a Changing World, Jeffrey Hull discuss the emergence of a new paradigm for effective leadership—and the crucial role coaches can play to accelerate the shift....
Based on the highly respected new book Coaching and Mentoring Research: A Practical Guide, this webinar provides coaches an introduction to bringing the best practices of research into their work. Based on 20 years of conducting and supervising research, as well as membership on the IOC Scientific Advisory Committee, Dr Oades and co-authors distill key issues, tips and methods for new or part-time coaching researchers into a practical guide. Using a coaching approach, including the GROW framework, this volume breaks down the key steps of the research process, enabling you to use your existing coaching skills to leverage, learn and conduct research to deepen the scientific base of your practice — and the profession.
In this interactive webinar you will learn to:...
Dialogue has become a central medium for building relationships and alignment between co-workers, leaders and teams. In organizations and in helping professions, dialogues are important: they shape and foster a culture grounded in fruitful interactions, reciprocal and transformative leadership.
In this highly interactive webinar, Dr. Reinhard Stelter shares his approach to “third generation” coaching, which can engender new forms of reflective and transformative meaning-making, and provide valuable reflections based on moments of symmetry among participants. The goal is to incorporate the art of lingering in coaching as a potent form of human connection—applicable in professional and life contexts....
For many, the first weeks of managing a crisis feel extremely meaningful and energizing. But when I revisited the same leaders a few weeks later, they reported that something had happened to their energy and to the way their team was collaborating. The adrenaline-fueled pace of the initial crisis response began sputtering....
Susan David will share how you can translate best practices into your personal and professional lives.
This is a public webinar
A paucity of research has examined coaching's effectiveness in medicine even though it has been shown to be effective in many other professional domains. 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.
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The Association for Coaching (AC) has been working in close partnership with the Institute of Coaching (IOC), at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, to bring you the premier online workplace coaching and leadership event of 2020.
This interactive session with Dr. Dan Fisher and Dr. Steve Garcia from the Institute for Contemporary Leadership will show why traditional enterprise operating models are poorly suited to today’s reality, explain how complexity science offers a new path, present a new, more adaptive approach with a 3.7X success rate, and share the contemporary practices that leaders must adopt to succeed in the new and the next and how coaches can support them.
Join us for 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".
Recently, I had the great privilege of presenting a real-life coaching case to over 50 of my colleagues at the Institute of Coaching’s Tricky Coaching Case Forum. Held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum participants came together in the spirit of sharing ideas and experience with one another to help navigate complex professional challenges.
This sucks. We got through an acute crisis. Barely able to absorb the nearly 100,000 lost lives in the US already, we awaken to a chronic crisis of COVID-19 accompanied by a sudden economic depression. It feels like a tunnel with no light ahead.
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