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  • Coaching Report: June 2022

    Creativity and Play

Curated by: The IOC Team

  • This month many cultures will celebrate the June Solstice – the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Around the world, the solstice served as an ancient anchor for farming, indicating when it was time to plant and harvest crops. Today it still signifies shifts in nature, change and new beginnings.  

    As we shift gears this month, it may be the perfect time to welcome play and creativity into your life and coaching practice. IOC programming offers plenty of resources for adding fun, creativity, and lightness to your life, work, and relationships.  

    Our last research dose features a 2017 article by Lockwood and O’Connor about the implications of play and playfulness for coaching. Cultivating playfulness in coaching means helping coachees adopt an attitude and mindset that integrates creativity, spontaneity, wit, and optimism into work, play, and interpersonal experiences. A playful mindset and engaging in play increases wellbeing, counteracts stress, improves creativity, and enhances relationships. 

    Upcoming webinars will also help you unlock creativity and improve wellbeing. Todd Cherches will show how to leverage the power of visual imagery, mental models, metaphor, analogy, storytelling and humor. Melissa Hankins will discuss how to recognize and work with trauma in your coaching practice. 

    Join us for CoachX (LinkedIn Live) conversations with Morag Barrett to explore insights about the power of professional relationships and Shaunna Gold about embracing race in our lives and relationships. 

    We hope you will engage with us this month to bolster your own resources and deepen your ability as a coach to alleviate human suffering and unleash creativity in service of human connection and wellbeing.

  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Liz Wiseman

    Impact Players are people who are making an extraordinary difference in their companies, their communities, and the world. But what is it that these people are doing differently from others? How do they show up differently? In this CoachX Conversation, Liz Wiseman and Carol Kauffman talk about how we can show up in a way that helps our influence and impact....

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  • It is well documented that a diverse workforce is very critical to overall performance, productivity, and profitability. Yet, there is an area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is often overlooked, but extremely valuable. And that is AGE....

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  • Photo of Casey Hughes

    Have you ever wondered what drives the divide between your clients who readily meet their goals and those who continue to struggle, even despite their strong intentions and readiness to change? The answer lies deep in the brain. Recent findings in behavioral neuroscience and cognitive psychology have shed light on novel mechanisms of behavior change that call for a reexamination of the coaching tools we’ve been taught to use for decades. Learn which conventional approaches help some but hurt many, and how to help your clients instead train a mindset shown to drive automaticity and habit formation in psychologically safe and sustainable ways.

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  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Adrion Porter

    Learn how you can work more effectively with leaders in age diverse teams and environments. Based on his groundbreaking work in the area of age diversity, Adrion introduces a litany of tools that you can use in your life to get unstuck in your own career, and working with others in your day to day life. Adrion is a speaker, age inclusion advocate, brand builder, and the founder of Mid-Career Mastery. He is also the creator of the #FabulousOver40 Spotlight Series on LinkedIn, and the podcast creator and host of Gen X Amplified....

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  • For companies that want to maximize their employee engagement, increase retention, and foster performance through a culture of transformational learning, AceUp delivers personalized executive coaching to empower professionals to maximize their impact. AceUp’s coaching is enabled by technology and backed by data.

    Our mission is to help employees develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their roles today and tomorrow and to thrive within their organizations.

    Our company is informed by leaders from Harvard, MIT and Yale with a growing community of highly vetted executive coaches, certified by ICF, iPEC, CTI, Hudson Institute, Harvard University, among other accredited institutions.

Director's Corner

  • This month many cultures will celebrate the June Solstice – the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Around the world, the solstice served as an ancient anchor for farming, indicating when it was time to plant and harvest crops. Today it still signifies shifts in nature, change and new beginnings.  

    As we shift gears this month, it may be the perfect time to welcome play and creativity into your life and coaching practice. IOC programming offers plenty of resources for adding fun, creativity, and lightness to your life, work, and relationships.  

    Our last research dose features a 2017 article by Lockwood and O’Connor about the implications of play and playfulness for coaching. Cultivating playfulness in coaching means helping coachees adopt an attitude and mindset that integrates creativity, spontaneity, wit, and optimism into work, play, and interpersonal experiences. A playful mindset and engaging in play increases wellbeing, counteracts stress, improves creativity, and enhances relationships. 

    Upcoming webinars will also help you unlock creativity and improve wellbeing. Todd Cherches will show how to leverage the power of visual imagery, mental models, metaphor, analogy, storytelling and humor. Melissa Hankins will discuss how to recognize and work with trauma in your coaching practice. 

    Join us for CoachX (LinkedIn Live) conversations with Morag Barrett to explore insights about the power of professional relationships and Shaunna Gold about embracing race in our lives and relationships. 

    We hope you will engage with us this month to bolster your own resources and deepen your ability as a coach to alleviate human suffering and unleash creativity in service of human connection and wellbeing.

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  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Carol Kauffman and Liz Wiseman

    Impact Players are people who are making an extraordinary difference in their companies, their communities, and the world. But what is it that these people are doing differently from others? How do they show up differently? In this CoachX Conversation, Liz Wiseman and Carol Kauffman talk about how we can show up in a way that helps our influence and impact....

    Share
    /
  • It is well documented that a diverse workforce is very critical to overall performance, productivity, and profitability. Yet, there is an area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is often overlooked, but extremely valuable. And that is AGE....

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Casey Hughes

    Have you ever wondered what drives the divide between your clients who readily meet their goals and those who continue to struggle, even despite their strong intentions and readiness to change? The answer lies deep in the brain. Recent findings in behavioral neuroscience and cognitive psychology have shed light on novel mechanisms of behavior change that call for a reexamination of the coaching tools we’ve been taught to use for decades. Learn which conventional approaches help some but hurt many, and how to help your clients instead train a mindset shown to drive automaticity and habit formation in psychologically safe and sustainable ways.

    Share
    /
  • LinkedIn Live Screenshot of Jeff Hull and Adrion Porter

    Learn how you can work more effectively with leaders in age diverse teams and environments. Based on his groundbreaking work in the area of age diversity, Adrion introduces a litany of tools that you can use in your life to get unstuck in your own career, and working with others in your day to day life. Adrion is a speaker, age inclusion advocate, brand builder, and the founder of Mid-Career Mastery. He is also the creator of the #FabulousOver40 Spotlight Series on LinkedIn, and the podcast creator and host of Gen X Amplified....

    Share
    /

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  • For companies that want to maximize their employee engagement, increase retention, and foster performance through a culture of transformational learning, AceUp delivers personalized executive coaching to empower professionals to maximize their impact. AceUp’s coaching is enabled by technology and backed by data.

    Our mission is to help employees develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their roles today and tomorrow and to thrive within their organizations.

    Our company is informed by leaders from Harvard, MIT and Yale with a growing community of highly vetted executive coaches, certified by ICF, iPEC, CTI, Hudson Institute, Harvard University, among other accredited institutions.