November in the U.S. is a time for gratitude and reflection as we count our blessings for weathering (hopefully) the worst of the pandemic, and give thanks for the incredible science and workforce who brought us effective vaccines and treatments for Covid-19.
We are also incredibly grateful for the wonderful support team at the IOC, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School who made it possible for us to successfully hold our first virtual coaching conference with over 750 registrants!
We may still be basking in the post-conference glow, but we are not resting on our laurels. We remain committed to engaging in leading edge research and education to further the evidence-based foundations of the burgeoning coaching profession.
With this in mind, we are grateful to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for their financial commitment to advancing coaching science. Their 5-year gift enables us to reopen the research grant program with the goal of awarding $100,000 in annual support. We are also grateful to the coaching scholars on our Scientific Advisory Council who provide expert review of the proposals, mentorship and support of new and emerging scholars. If you have a research idea, we encourage you to learn more about how a grant might support your work.
And, our upcoming webinar will explore a less-known but important domain of diversity and inclusion for coaching: neuro-diversity. Our presenter, Lana Jelenjev, chairperson of the Neurodiversity Foundation, will provide an overview on the science and evolution of this important subject, which accounts for the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits. It has been reported that up to 17 percent of the population have been diagnosed with a neurodivergent condition. We hope you will join us to learn about this important emerging domain at the intersection of science and well-being.
Finally, our most important deep bow of gratitude, however, is to you, our IOC affiliates, fellows, and sponsors from all over the globe. Together, we continue to expand the science and the impact of coaching in the world.
We are delighted to share the results of a phenomenal, first of its kind, collaboration of IOC fellows and the IOC team - 24 coaches, 12 months, and close to 1,000 collective hours.
Leading with Humanity, the Future of Leadership and Coaching, is an IOC report on a qualitative study of the impact of pandemic-era disruptions on organizations, leaders, leadership, and leadership coaching.
A team of nineteen IOC fellows interviewed thirty-three executives in five countries, all of whom were invited to reflect on what they experienced and learned about leadership and the role of coaching in leadership. The report captures the experiences of the executives transcribed and coded from the interviews, which were then contextualized with relevant theoretical and empirical literature.
Our wish for you and your clients?
Relive the acute phase of the pandemic with a reflective stance, harvesting the positive shifts as well as processing the concomitant pain and suffering. Together, let’s sculpt organizational life in a way that better serves humanity, generates agility and resilience, and enables a sustainable future for us all.
Our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all of the report’s contributors.
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