Webinar: The Science of Effective Coaching

March 26, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Great coaches move us. They move us through a basic human process- our emotions. The effective coaches establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are literally, in tune with others around them. They create and nurture these resonant relationships through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. In coaching, the combined effect of vision based coaching and resonant relationships with the client results in dramatically more effective coaching experiences.  Unfortunately, most coaches are too focused on problems and specific remedial goals and lose their effectiveness over time. Based on decades of his own and colleague’s research including dozens of longitudinal studies as well as hormonal and neuroimaging studies, Professor Richard Boyatzis will share examples of what effective coaching feels like, as well as understanding the neural processes that foster or inhibit it.

In this highly interactive session you will learn:

  • A process for developing sustainable improvement on EI, resonant relationship and the central role of compassion in it
  • To understand the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional Attractor
  • How coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways, but coaching for compliance is not
  • Understanding the neural activations involved in these two forms of coaching
  • How to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, and to sustainably change

This is a public webinar

Speaker:  Richard Boyatzis, PhD


Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business, and Adjunct Professor in People/Organizations at ESADE. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT), he studies sustained, desired change at all levels of human endeavor from individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries, specifically has been researching helping and coaching since 1967. He was ranked #9 Most Influential International Thinker by HR Magazine in 2012 and 2014. He is the author of more than 200 articles on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education. His Coursera MOOCs, including Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence has about a million enrolled from 215 countries. His 9 books include: The Competent Manager; the international best-seller, Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee; and Resonant Leadership, with Annie McKee, and Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion or Lifelong Learning and Growth with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. He is Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.