While our human thirst for novelty propels us to look for whatever is new, including in the science of coaching, it’s just as important to deepen our understanding of the basic building blocks of coaching change, growth, and well-being.
As we emerge from the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, having made time to recharge and renew, now we are ready to deepen our learning. To quote Vimala Thakar, an Indian spiritual leader:
As we deepen in understanding, the arbitrary divisions between inner and outer disappear. The essence of life, the beauty and grandeur of life, is its wholeness.
This month at IOC we deepen exploration of coaching ethics, post-traumatic growth, mindfulness, leadership, and the evolution of coaching. We also deepen human connection live in San Diego at the Institute of Coaching Leadership Forum!
Institute of Coaching Leadership Forum Sep 21-22 in San Diego: The Evolution of Coaching: Learning from the Past, Living in the Present, Leading the Future.
Here’s to a new level of wholeness for all of us coaches and everyone we touch.
In your executive coaching practice, you most likely keep hearing versions of the same story: the practices and frameworks that our clients learned in business school or from mentors no longer work. Many leaders are frustrated and anxious, wondering why they can’t get their organizations to respond and execute as they once did. Their strategic plans keep getting upended by unforeseen circumstances.
Do you want to learn a new psychological technique that is 5x’s more effective than the most traditional coaching approach? If so, you’ll want to tune in and learn about Functional Imagery Training (FIT) which combines motivational interviewing with imagery training. MI taps into intrinsic motivation and then multi-sensory imagery brings that desire to life in vivid detail to both rehearse the future and stay focused in the moment. Peer reviewed academic studies have shown that FIT is 5x’s more effective than MI alone. It is more effective than visualization and guided imagery and the results are long lasting.
Your happiness and success depend on your working relationships. The people you manage. Your boss. Key collaborators. Important clients.
Most of us leave the health and fate of these relationships to chance. We hope for the best, and immediately get into the work.
But every relationship gets dinged at some point, and when that happens, most of us don’t know what to do about it. We are resigned to the fact that this is what happens: relationships always get a little broken, or a little stale, or a little worse. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre. Carry on.
In this practical and interactive session, you'll learn how to reverse that trend and build the best possible working relationship with anyone. (Well, almost anyone.)...
In their book Tomorrowmind, authors Gabriella Rosen Kellerman and Martin Seligman outline the five skills essential for personal and professional success in a workplace of uncertainty, volatility, and isolation. These five PRISM powers - prospection, resilience, innovation, social connection, and mattering - can all be developed, and are best built through coaching. In this interactive session, Dr Kellerman will describe the process of arriving at the PRISM five; share novel scientific findings about how to build each; and highlight coaching techniques best suited to support coachees working on these skills. She will also describe the importance of building these skills for coaches in particular.
Discover a scientifically proven method to overcome obstacles and make choices that lead us closer to our goals—featuring a foreword by Martina Navratilova....
Your happiness and your success depend on your working relationships
The people you manage. How well you work with your boss. The way collaboration happens with colleagues and peers. How you connect with important prospects and key clients....
Maximize your leadership impact with the latest insights and research from the field of adaptive leadership....
When it comes to our health, we tend to live our lives as though our ailments—our stiff knees or frayed nerves or diminished eyesight—can change only in one direction: for the worse. Award-winning social psychologist Ellen J....
Thrive in your career with this radical, future-proofed approach to work in a world where automation, globalization, and downsizing are an urgent and threatening reality—from experts in workplace mental health, Gabriella Kellerman, CPO of BetterUp, and world-renowned psychologist Martin S...
What does it mean to be ethical as a coach? Just how ethical are you? How does ethics influence your coaching and how do you know if you are engaging in ethical practice? This important and eye-opening volume provides critical insight from the thought leaders in coaching across a full range of ethical issues....
After the Suicide Funeral: Wisdom on the Path to Posttraumatic Growth references the long and painful journey of bereavement that many suicide-loss-survivors experience in the wake of losing their loved one....
When it comes to our health, too many of us think that a medical diagnosis describes a static or worsening condition. We live our lives as though our ailments—our stiff knees or frayed nerves or failing eyesight—can only change in one direction: for the worse. Ellen J. Langer’s life’s work proves the fault in that logic.
Pulling on research and client stories in the soon to be published book by Wiley: The End of Leadership As We Know It: What It Takes To Lead In Today’s Volatile and Complex World, Dr. Dan Fisher and Steve Garcia will review the ten classic traps that our clients are at risk of falling into and how you as a coach can assist these leaders with adopting more adaptive practices.
We invite you to join the Institute of Coaching and a wonderful team of dedicated IOC Fellows and thought leaders for a two-day gathering to explore the evolution of coaching, learn from the past, live in the present and lead into an exciting futu
Learn to systematically integrate culture into your coaching with individuals, teams, and organizations to make the most of alternative cultural perspectives for expanded awareness, greater creativity, and increased unity.
Sandown Business School is a hybrid business school run by professionals with over 50 years of experience. Through the Professional Academy for Coaching and Professional Academy for Leadership, professionals, leaders and students develop, enhance and master their inter and intra-personal coaching and leadership skills.
The school’s philosophy is based on the belief that everyone has the right to pursue knowledge with knowledge being explored through three key methodologies: Science, Artistry and Systems expressed through Neuroscience, Psychology and Ontology.
They also build on the Alchemy archetype’s values which underpin their training methods, supporting a belief in endless possibilities enabled through curiosity, catalytic action, innovation and compassionate vision for self and the world. This underlying approach aligns with their coaching approach.
Teaching is based on a spiral learning curriculum which has three key principles (1) Cyclical learning, (2) Increased Depth on each iteration, and (3) Learning by building on prior knowledge.
Key concepts are presented repeatedly throughout the curriculum, but with deepening layers of complexity, or in different applications. As each of the layers become internally activated and accepted, the learner can move on to the next layer, building their skill, confidence and ultimately – mastery. Sandown Business School also take a person-centered approach to adult learning, with programs that are experiential. Reflective practice to deepen self-awareness and recognize limiting beliefs. There is also feedforward from peers and tutors with core elements embodying a coaching approach.
Sandown Business School use the phrase ‘healthy coaches - coach healthy. This phrase comes from their strong desire to support students from the inside – out. They are not just training ‘coaching skills’ – instead they are supporting their students to recognize who they are as a coach and what is their ‘signature fingerprint’ as a coach. This is all in aid of supporting the student to achieve greater confidence, authenticity and ultimately fulfill their purpose(s).
The IOC is a global community of coaches.