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November 30th - Every Thursday

David Clutterbuck
What Coaches Prefer Not To Think About

Thursday, November 30th 9:00 EDT

Creating our own routine as a coach is a practical and effective way of ensuring we can enter each new coaching assignment and coaching conversation with a degree of confidence. It helps us focus our attention less on the process and more on the client. In supervision, I find that relatively experienced coaches commonly admit that they don’t find their coaching to be greatly challenging any more. So they seek help in expanding their practice to maintain the level of challenge.

Staying in their comfort zone carries with it a greater danger, however. The more comfortable we feel, the more avoidant we become of questions that might undermine our confidence. We call these “taboo topics” and I and colleagues have been collecting these for some time. In this pre-summit webinar, I will explore with you:

• What causes us to be unaware of challenges to our assumptions about coaching generally and about our own practice in particular?
• What are the most common “taboo topics”?
• What can you do to make sure you challenge your own practice and assumptions frequently and effectively?

You are invited to bring to the webinar one or more of our own “taboo topics” – if you can!

What you will gain from this webinar:
You will receive ideas and insights that will help you answer these three questions:
• What issues have you avoided thinking about?
• What’s the potential impact on your practice as a coach?
• What do you want to do about these?

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David Clutterbuck
What Coaches Prefer Not To Think About

Thursday, November 30th 17:00 EDT

Creating our own routine as a coach is a practical and effective way of ensuring we can enter each new coaching assignment and coaching conversation with a degree of confidence. It helps us focus our attention less on the process and more on the client. In supervision, I find that relatively experienced coaches commonly admit that they don’t find their coaching to be greatly challenging any more. So they seek help in expanding their practice to maintain the level of challenge.

Staying in their comfort zone carries with it a greater danger, however. The more comfortable we feel, the more avoidant we become of questions that might undermine our confidence. We call these “taboo topics” and I and colleagues have been collecting these for some time. In this pre-summit webinar, I will explore with you:

• What causes us to be unaware of challenges to our assumptions about coaching generally and about our own practice in particular?
• What are the most common “taboo topics”?
• What can you do to make sure you challenge your own practice and assumptions frequently and effectively?

You are invited to bring to the webinar one or more of our own “taboo topics” – if you can!

What you will gain from this webinar:
You will receive ideas and insights that will help you answer these three questions:
• What issues have you avoided thinking about?
• What’s the potential impact on your practice as a coach?
• What do you want to do about these?

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Week 15 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

December 7th - Every Thursday

Cathy Salit
Creativity, Change and the Competitive Edge

Thursday, December 7th 9:00 EDT

Creativity, Cathy says, is not just for “creatives.” And constant change — a reality for our times — affects us all in big and small ways. Cathy explores how to approach change — for you and for those you lead — as a creative opportunity, a creative project, a creative endeavor — and reap the benefits of the innovation and competitive edge that follows.

Cathy Salit has helped teams, organizations, and thousands of individuals achieve breakthroughs in their performances in the workplace. She introduces audiences to The Becoming Principle® — a revolutionary approach to learning and change that blends theater, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology.

In all of her work, Cathy relates to people as performers, and organizations and companies as the stages on which they perform. By introducing audiences to this approach — that they are both who they are and who they are becoming — Cathy’s entertaining and interactive presentation will address some of the crucial issues facing leaders and organizations today.

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Linda Naiman
How Design Thinking Is Changing The Face Of Business And How You Can Help Clients Become Future-Proof

Thursday, December 7th 17:00 EDT

Disruptive innovations are creating new industries, business models, and destroying old ones. Forrester forecasts that cognitive technologies such as robots, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation will replace 16 percent of US jobs, while the equivalent of 9 percent of jobs will be created --  a net loss of 7 percent of US jobs by 2025.

How will you leverage creativity and innovation in your business to deliver value that meets the needs of your customers? How will you help your clients do the same? Design Thinking is an approach that is had been gaining currency in business over the past 10 years. When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation the success rate for innovation dramatically improves.

Design thinking succeeds when it finds ideal solutions based on the real needs of real people. In a recent Harvard Business Review article on the evolution of design thinking, Jon Kolko noted, "People need their interactions with technologies and other complex systems to be simple, intuitive, and pleasurable".

Design is empathic, and thus implicitly drives a more thoughtful, human approach to business." When done well, human centered design enhances the user experience at every touch point, and fuels the creation of products and services that deeply resonate with customers.

You can design the way you lead, manage, create and innovate. The design way of thinking can be applied to systems, procedures, protocols, customer/user experiences — and coaching! You don’t have to be a designer to think like one. While learning to be a good designer takes years, you can think like a designer and design the way you lead, manage, create and innovate.

This webinar will introduce Design Thinking frameworks and take you step by step through the process to give you a basic understanding of the way it works and how you can integrate Design Thinking in your coaching. Design thinking offers a structured framework for understanding and pursuing innovation in ways that contribute to organic growth and add real value to your customers. We will also explore the ways coaches work in design-led organizations.

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Week 16 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

December 14th - Every Thursday

Marcia Reynolds
Reflective Intelligence: How To Use Your Presence To Catalyze Change

Thursday, December 14th 9:00 EDT

Even before you practice Emotional Intelligence, you need to develop your reflective capacity to notice what passes into your thoughts and feelings in a non-critical way. Reflective Intelligence increases your ability to foster non-reactive empathy and use your presence to catalyze change.

During a coaching session, your empathy might lead to a desire to relieve your client’s pain. Although empathy is essential to coaching, unbridled empathy may break the bond you were hoping to strengthen. The response you believe is "being supportive" could damage their sense of safety and trust. They no longer feel they can fully express themselves with you.

Using Reflective Intelligence increases your ability to notice when emotions arise in your body. You then choose to release the reaction or offer what you sense to your client to help them better understand the experience. Then you relax your body and let the emotion subside.

Reflective Intelligence is especially useful when you feel the urge to jump in and fix people, helping them see what they should feel and do instead. This urge might arise from empathy, or you could be judging the person’s beliefs.

Strengthening your Reflective Intelligence will help you accept, appreciate, and encourage expression in others so they can freely explore their blocks and blind spots. When you create a “safety zone” with your presence, your clients not only feel more trust and intimacy with you, they can more readily see a possible path forward.

After exploring common fears and reactions that hinder success in coaching, this session will teach you how to use Reflective Intelligence to notice and release your urges, fears, and judgments while coaching. Once you “return to presence,” you can then listen with your entire nervous system to increase the possibility of creating breakthroughs in your coaching.

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Marcia Reynolds
Reflective Intelligence: How To Use Your Presence To Catalyze Change

Thursday, December 14th 17:00 EDT

Even before you practice Emotional Intelligence, you need to develop your reflective capacity to notice what passes into your thoughts and feelings in a non-critical way. Reflective Intelligence increases your ability to foster non-reactive empathy and use your presence to catalyze change.

During a coaching session, your empathy might lead to a desire to relieve your client’s pain. Although empathy is essential to coaching, unbridled empathy may break the bond you were hoping to strengthen. The response you believe is "being supportive" could damage their sense of safety and trust. They no longer feel they can fully express themselves with you.

Using Reflective Intelligence increases your ability to notice when emotions arise in your body. You then choose to release the reaction or offer what you sense to your client to help them better understand the experience. Then you relax your body and let the emotion subside.

Reflective Intelligence is especially useful when you feel the urge to jump in and fix people, helping them see what they should feel and do instead. This urge might arise from empathy, or you could be judging the person’s beliefs.

Strengthening your Reflective Intelligence will help you accept, appreciate, and encourage expression in others so they can freely explore their blocks and blind spots. When you create a “safety zone” with your presence, your clients not only feel more trust and intimacy with you, they can more readily see a possible path forward.

After exploring common fears and reactions that hinder success in coaching, this session will teach you how to use Reflective Intelligence to notice and release your urges, fears, and judgments while coaching. Once you “return to presence,” you can then listen with your entire nervous system to increase the possibility of creating breakthroughs in your coaching.

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Week 17 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

January 4th - Every Thursday

Dorie Clark
How to Monetize Your Expertise

Thursday, January 4th 9:00 EDT

Most coaches make money through coaching – and that’s it. But many of us, frustrated with trading time for dollars, have been looking for strategies to build passive income and develop multiple revenue streams. In this session drawing on the principles discussed in her new book “Entrepreneurial You,” Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business adjunct professor Dorie Clark will share detailed strategies for how coaches can earn more by developing new income streams.

Clark will share real world insights from the 50+ six-and seven-figure entrepreneurs she interviewed, including notable figures in the coaching world such as Michael Port, Michael Bungay Stanier, and more. She’ll also share her own experiences in developing multiple revenue streams, including the techniques she used to grow her income by more than $200,000 in 2016 alone using the strategies she describes in her book.

Coaches today are successfully leveraging their knowledge and intellectual property into lucrative new avenues, such as blogging and podcasting, online courses, mastermind groups, live events, sponsorships, affiliate marketing and joint venture partnerships, online membership communities, paid keynote speaking, and more. In this session, we’ll share insights about how to develop and leverage these channels in ways that will increase your bottom line and deepen your connection with your community.

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Michael K. Simpson
Whole-Person Coaching

Thursday, January 4th 17:00 EDT

Great Leaders know how to see the gaps or unmet needs with the Whole Person mindset and how to coach and engage others in ongoing dialogue and conversations with the goal to help them find their inner passion, talent, and unique strengths.  Leaders need to intentionally schedule and make time to coach others and have a framework, skill-set, and set of powerful questions to help inspire, engage, innovate, and find real passion in both personally and professionally.

In this session, we will cover the need for coaches and leaders to have a fundamental shift in thinking, behaving, and coaching from an Industrial mindset to a Knowledge-Worker mindset.  I will also cover how to understand and coach the Whole Person and use practical coaching questions to help engage, motivate, and coach people to find their voice, strengths, passion, and contribution.

 

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Week 18 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

January 11th - Every Thursday

Alex Pascal
Coaching & Technology: An Exploration Of Current Trends And Future Possibilities - Part 2

Thursday, January 11th 9:00 EDT

As the world becomes increasingly more digitized, both coaches and organizations need to develop a strategy to embed technology into their coaching practices. This thought provoking session explores the opportunities and challenges that technology presents to the coaching profession. The session is designed to be practical.

A number of trends will be explored including the need for coaches to become more flexible and specialized, the emergence of cost effective coaching models that promise to bring coaching to more people across organizational levels, and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and apps which both complement and compete with coaching as a cost-effective alternative.

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Alex Pascal
Coaching & Technology: An Exploration Of Current Trends And Future Possibilities - Part 2

Thursday, January 11th 17:00 EDT

As the world becomes increasingly more digitized, both coaches and organizations need to develop a strategy to embed technology into their coaching practices. This thought provoking session explores the opportunities and challenges that technology presents to the coaching profession. The session is designed to be practical.

A number of trends will be explored including the need for coaches to become more flexible and specialized, the emergence of cost effective coaching models that promise to bring coaching to more people across organizational levels, and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and apps which both complement and compete with coaching as a cost-effective alternative.

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Week 19 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

January 18th - Every Thursday

Andy Molinsky
The Secret to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to Get the Results You Want

Thursday, January 18th 9:00 EDT

The Secret to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to Get the Results You Want You’d like to contribute to discussions at your company, but you can never get a word in edgewise. You know you need to network, but you feel uneasy starting conversations with strangers. You need to start emphasizing your professional accomplishments at work to be noticed, but you feel deeply uncomfortable about tooting your own horn.

This list of uncomfortable, but necessary tasks that all of us face could go on and on. And with the constant changes in our lives and in our organizations, it’s only going to get more challenging. Few people enjoy the stress and strain of stretching outside their comfort zones, but, as the saying goes, that is where the magic happens.

It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in ways that expand our horizons beyond what we thought was possible. Drawing from his most recent book Reach, as well as from his own quest to get out of his comfort zone, Andy will help you take the thing you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire.

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David Peterson
Paradoxes Of Leadership: Embracing The Simple And The Complex

Thursday, January 18th 17:00 EDT

Leadership is most important -- and often most difficult -- when the path forward is complex or ambiguous, when information is unclear or inadequate, when followers are confused or disillusioned. In these situations, we desperately look to leaders for will take charge and provide clear direction and decisive action. Yet in the long run, the best leaders are those who ask questions, who empower others, who draw out the best in others. Or perhaps more accurately, the best leaders are the ones who embrace and bring out the best in both sides of these paradoxical expectations, and find a better way through them.

This session walks participants through some of the toughest, most perplexing paradoxes that leaders face, and provides practical advice on how coaches can help leaders navigate these dilemmas effectively:
• Be curious and open-minded and yet act decisively
• Build relationships and achieve bottom line results
• Take charge and empower others
• Be humble and confident
• Be action oriented and yet thoughtful and mindful

Specifically, David will help the group move back and forth between simplicity and complexity, to find a natural rhythm that integrates the underlying dynamics of these and other paradoxes.

In addition, we will take a brief detour into some of the most perplexing paradoxes of coaching, and how coaches themselves can embrace and engage with them productively.

Believe it or not, this session will challenge your thinking and reassure you of some fundamental principles, and transform your mental models while grounding you in simple, familiar truths.

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” — Niels Bohr"

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Week 20 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

January 25th - Every Thursday

Marita Fridjhon
Systems Inspired Leadership; Discovering Team Intelligence

Thursday, January 25th 9:00 EDT

In a 2016 survey conducted by the ICF in conjunction with Deloitte and a number of other key organizations, the leading trend of 2016 in terms of emerging organizational needs, was found to be 'how to navigate the organizational change demanded in the 21st century company'

The main findings described the need to shift from functional hierarchies to "webs of teams". Enters "Intelligent Teams" While team coaching is a rapidly expanding coaching modality and key focus for the modern leader, the individual focus on team members often continues to distract the attention from what is emerging for the system that is the team or the organization.

What are the competencies required to be a Systems Inspired Leader who commit to provide the ground conditions the inherent collective intelligence of teams to emerge?  This session will provide provocative questions and critical tools and skills to meet this need.

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Trudy Pelletier
The Language of Accountability for Legacy Futures

Thursday, January 25th 17:00 EDT

For most, the language of accountability is foreign. Conversations addressing accountability or lack thereof, are often considered a difficult conversation. Our context about having difficult conversations often triggers fight or flight based on fear, anxiety, and concerns. In the face of tough issues, many of us have a history of failed conversations producing upset and even resentment.

The very nature of context develops an automaticity in our ways of being, thinking and acting, known as autopilot. People automatically think about accountability as fault and blame. Not only does fault and blame thwart accountability, they are inherent enemies of communication.

This causes a chain of reactions leaving ourselves and our clients casualties of others and circumstances. We’ll use an “on the court” real example of a difficult conversation to discover how many enemies of communication played out and the impact of such.

The power we have in our word, as individuals and team members is the foundation for the language of accountability. “What gives us power in our word?” Integrity. Like accountability there is a shared and automatic meaning associated with integrity. Most people think about integrity as moral and ethical principles.

That is not what I’m talking about when I say integrity. We’ll explore a completely new context for integrity as the source of power in our word. When our word has power, we produce conditions of workability, reliability, trust, and accountability. In the areas where our word has no power, we’ll presence how the conditions of unworkability impact people, performance and results.

Recognizing the enemies of communication and seeing integrity in a new context enables coaches to expand capacity for personal mastery. Doing our own work paves the path for our clients. It is our code to shed light on habitual thinking and shift context such that we and our clients fulfill on “new” legacy futures.

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Week 21 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

February 1st - Every Thursday

Philippe Rosinski
Coaching Intercultural Teams

Thursday, February 1st 9:00 EDT

Building high-performance teams represents a formidable challenge, even when the group is relatively homogeneous and physically together. As if that were not hard enough, coaching teams today usually involves two additional factors of complexity: cultural diversity and geographic dispersion. Learning to integrate a cultural perspective is therefore essential for coaching teams effectively.

In this interactive session, you will learn how to coach intercultural teams to

• Foster creativity and leverage diverse viewpoints to address complex business challenges.
• Enhance team members’ ability to work together (including cross-culturally and remotely).

Furthermore, you will discover typical cultural orientations shared by professional coaches and how to overcome pitfalls related to our collective biases (the way we communicate, deal with power and responsibility, view time, organize ourselves, think, manage boundaries, etc.).

Philippe will be available to share lessons from his 25 years of executive and team executive coaching experience across the globe, and his pioneering work of “coaching across cultures”.

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Sally Helgeson
What Got You Here Won't Get You There – For Women

Thursday, February 1st 17:00 EDT

Sally will share research from her forthcoming book with Marshall Goldsmith about the twelve behaviors that get in women's way of becoming more successful. This book is based on Marshall's runaway best-seller What Got You Here Won't Get You There but has been adapted for women based on what Sally and Marshall have learned in their combined 60 years of working with women leaders.

The book will be available on April 10 so the Summit will offer an early peak. This session is recommended for women seeking more satisfying and rewarding careers and for organizations that support women leaders.

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Week 22 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

February 8th - Every Thursday

Richard Barrett
Evolutionary Coaching: The Impact Of Ego-Soul Dynamics On Personal Growth And Development

Thursday, February 8th 9:00 EDT

If you want to promote the healthy psychological growth of your clients, it is important to recognize that every individual you are working with is on evolutionary journey—a natural journey of psychological development that is common to every member of the human race.

Every goal your clients are trying to achieve, every challenge they are facing, and every choice they have to make will in in some way be related to the needs of the stage of psychological development they have reached or the needs of the stages of psychological development they have passed through that they have not yet mastered, where they still have unmet needs.

Understanding where your clients are on their journey will provide you with valuable insights into how you can help them meet their goals and fulfill their potential: not just helping them become more proficient at what they do, but helping them participate in their own evolution; the evolution of their organisations; the evolution of our global society and the evolution of our species.

In addition to recognizing that your clients are on an evolutionary journey, it is important to recognize that they are embedded in multiple cultural contexts: a family context, a community context, an organisational context, and a societal context. In order to facilitate the full emergence of your clients you must assess what stage of development these cultures are at.

If the cultures your clients are embedded in are less advanced in their development than your clients are, your clients may find it difficult to explore their full potential. If on the other hand, the cultures they are embedded in are more advanced in their development than your clients are, your clients will feel supported in exploring their development.

Based on the Book: Evolutionary Coaching: A Values-based Approach to Unleashing Human Potential by Richard Barrett

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Jeremy Stover Prakash Raman
Coaching and Business Strategy - Part 2

Thursday, February 8th 17:00 EDT

Coaching initiatives are abundant through organizations around the world. Coaches and companies are getting more sophisticated about the ROI. Advances in science have helped to support the power of coaching for individuals and teams. These advances have provided business leaders with a real reason to consider coaching as a tool for developing talent.

Yet, in order to truly scale coaching, it is imperative that we as coaches are able to position coaching not simply as an initiative, but as a tool that is integrated in the overall business strategy. To do so will require many coaches to uplevel the understanding of a company’s business strategy, key challenges, and where and how coaching can be used as a tool to address what is top of mind for business leaders. In this session we will focus on examples of where coaching can fit within strategic goals, how to position coaching as a tool to accelerate the business strategy, and understand learning lessons from LinkedIn on using coaching as a strategic tool

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Week 23 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

February 15th - Every Thursday

Judith E. Glaser
Myths, Magic, And More: The Science Behind 'Neuro-Innovation' 2.0

Thursday, February 15th 9:00 EDT

Many of us as coaches, who are learners by nature, take many courses, study with many people, and try to hold a lot of new insights in our brains. If we have a life long dedication to learning, we often hold information that may be blocking us from integrating new wisdom and knowledge.

This session will build on new research, talk about how to identify ways to cleanse your mind to create space for new thinking and to allow the energy of transformation to find its way into your aspirations. In this session, we will introduce rituals and practices to refresh your brain without losing the essence of yourself.

We will leave this session not only carrying around knowledge or storing things at a knowledge level- we will learn to create spaces for MAGIC to occur.

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Judith E. Glaser
Myths, Magic, And More: The Science Behind 'Neuro-Innovation' 2.0

Thursday, February 15th 17:00 EDT

Many of us as coaches, who are learners by nature, take many courses, study with many people, and try to hold a lot of new insights in our brains. If we have a life long dedication to learning, we often hold information that may be blocking us from integrating new wisdom and knowledge.

This session will build on new research, talk about how to identify ways to cleanse your mind to create space for new thinking and to allow the energy of transformation to find its way into your aspirations. In this session, we will introduce rituals and practices to refresh your brain without losing the essence of yourself.

We will leave this session not only carrying around knowledge or storing things at a knowledge level- we will learn to create spaces for MAGIC to occur.

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Week 24 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

February 22nd - Every Thursday

Bob Dunham
The Power of Context to Generate Results that Matter

Thursday, February 22nd 9:00 EDT

One of the blind spots that coaches and coachees can fall into is to miss the power of context. For example for many in our culture the context of learning is to understand concepts. This leaves out a more powerful context that learning is developing an embodied capacity for new actions results - meaning skill and impact.

If a coachee lives in the world of understanding everything becomes content to understand and manipulate rather than context that changes ourselves, how we see the world, and how we act in it. The most powerful breakthroughs for coachees arise when they become aware of a new context in an area that they have been blind in. Awareness creates choice. As coaches we can bring the power of context. The new awareness and context then call for coaching of new skills.

Context is almost never talked about – it is our assumed meanings, frameworks, and default answers from which we understand, observe, and act. New content rarely shifts people’s context. Rather our contexts shape what is possible with new content. To produce powerful new choices for coachees we must bring awareness of several new contexts, not only for learning, but for new answers to fundamental questions: what is action? What is a human being? What is leadership?

These questions demand answers from a generative context – one that shows new choices, actions, and results. A generative context for learning then requires that as coaches we can help our coachee to engage in new practices with their new awareness, and produce new embodiment that enables new results.

One more context we must include is “what matters?” and why? What is value? These contextual questions and new generative answers create a powerful path to enable coachees to produce new results that matter, a new future, a new path to the possible. "

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Bob Dunham
The Power of Context to Generate Results That Matter

Thursday, February 22nd 17:00 EDT

One of the blind spots that coaches and coachees can fall into is to miss the power of context. For example for many in our culture the context of learning is to understand concepts. This leaves out a more powerful context that learning is developing an embodied capacity for new actions results - meaning skill and impact.

If a coachee lives in the world of understanding everything becomes content to understand and manipulate rather than context that changes ourselves, how we see the world, and how we act in it. The most powerful breakthroughs for coachees arise when they become aware of a new context in an area that they have been blind in. Awareness creates choice. As coaches we can bring the power of context. The new awareness and context then call for coaching of new skills.

Context is almost never talked about – it is our assumed meanings, frameworks, and default answers from which we understand, observe, and act. New content rarely shifts people’s context. Rather our contexts shape what is possible with new content. To produce powerful new choices for coachees we must bring awareness of several new contexts, not only for learning, but for new answers to fundamental questions: what is action? What is a human being? What is leadership?

These questions demand answers from a generative context – one that shows new choices, actions, and results. A generative context for learning then requires that as coaches we can help our coachee to engage in new practices with their new awareness, and produce new embodiment that enables new results.

One more context we must include is “what matters?” and why? What is value? These contextual questions and new generative answers create a powerful path to enable coachees to produce new results that matter, a new future, a new path to the possible. "

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Week 25 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

March 1st - Every Thursday

Jeff Hull Andreas Bernhardt
High Velocity Listening: Coaching Agility for the C-Suite Part II

Thursday, March 1st 9:00 EDT

Do you have multiple “listening perspectives” in your toolbox?

Do you know which “role” works best to engage your clients in the most transformational way?

Coaches and consultants who operate in the “C” suite need to know how to listen at an Olympic level — moving clients to change when the stakes are high and time is of the essence.

In Part II of this highly interactive session, we will share the evidence-based science behind "performative" listening and deep dive into a range of psychological perspectives that support coaching agility, including: appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology, behavioral and cognitive psychology, somatic listening, narrative inquiry, vertical development, and more.

We will share the latest research on the "multiplicity of self", reflecting on the idea that we are comprised of multiple mini-selves--and how to leverage the many roles we play as coaches. We will share C-suite level case scenarios and invite participants to share their most challenging cases — so we can learn and grow together.

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Jeff Hull Andreas Bernhardt
High Velocity Listening: Coaching Agility for the C-Suite Part II

Thursday, March 1st 17:00 EDT

Do you have multiple “listening perspectives” in your toolbox?

Do you know which “role” works best to engage your clients in the most transformational way?

Coaches and consultants who operate in the “C” suite need to know how to listen at an Olympic level — moving clients to change when the stakes are high and time is of the essence.

In Part II of this highly interactive session, we will share the evidence-based science behind "performative" listening and deep dive into a range of psychological perspectives that support coaching agility, including: appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology, behavioral and cognitive psychology, somatic listening, narrative inquiry, vertical development, and more.

We will share the latest research on the "multiplicity of self", reflecting on the idea that we are comprised of multiple mini-selves--and how to leverage the many roles we play as coaches. We will share C-suite level case scenarios and invite participants to share their most challenging cases — so we can learn and grow together.

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Week 26 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

March 8th - Every Thursday

Peter Hawkins
The New Frontier In Systemic Team Coaching: Beyond The High Performing Team - Part 2

Thursday, March 8th 9:00 EDT

The western world is not short of external and internal individual coaches, nor of facilitators or trainers. What is desperately needed is systemic coaches who can combine a mastery in coaching and partnering skills with the development to work at depth combining attention to the individual, team, inter-team, organisation and wider systemic levels. To train such systemic team coaches is not just about them learning the models; not just about learning the tools for each of the five disciplines and when and how to apply them; not just about shifting one’s focus from individuals to the team as a collective entity; but most importantly developing the ability and capacity to both think and be systemic.

The last five years has seen an enormous growth in team coaching.

Team development and team building have been around for many years in the field of organisation development, however, team coaching is still in its early developmental stage of maturity, similar to where individual coaching was about 30 years ago. This stage is characterised by a lack of clear definitions of terms; creation of confusion for buyers on the different types of team coaching and the benefits of each; and a lack of defined standards for either team coaches or team coaching training.

In the last six years I have worked both individually and collectively in developing greater clarity in the definitions, practice, methods and training in team coaching. In this session I will share some of my thoughts and learning from this experience.

I believe that it is “Systemic Team Coaching” which is the most needed by organisations both now and for the future.

What makes Systemic Team Coaching most valuable to businesses today is that it enables the team to reframe and enhance the way it relates to and serves its business environment, which means placing as much emphasis on how it leads change with it stakeholders as how it functions internally. Therefore, rather than just focussing on the team’s internal relationships and functioning, (the focus of much ‘team building’ work) the systemic team coach works with the team and its members to build their collective leadership, helping them to co-create value in their engagement with their stakeholders. This approach recognises that the biggest challenges nearly all organisations face today and beyond lies not inside the individuals, teams or even departments, but in the connections between them.

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Mark Thompson
4 Secrets of the World's Most Admired Coaches

Thursday, March 8th 17:00 EDT

What are C-Suite executives looking for when they target a short list of the most admired coaches for their highest potential executives. What makes them worth  more than $100,000 per engagement?

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Week 27 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

March 15th - Every Thursday

Carol Kauffman
Leadership Savvy: What You Need To Know To Be The Best Coach - Part 2

Thursday, March 15th 9:00 EDT

We look at three models of leadership in three ways. Each one will enhance your coaching and accelerate your own development. The three models are: MIT Four leadership capabilities, Servant Leadership and Transformative Leadership. All these lead to Ambidextrous leadership.

This isn't important, it is urgent.
Change... is changing,
We need to be up on the latest concepts to help the leaders we coach be at their best.
1. MIT model describes 4 capabilities: Sensemaking, Relating, Visioning and Inventing.
We need to be able to have clarity and be able to describe and build leadership behaviors in each of these areas to develop leaders for optimal performance and teaming.
2. Servant Leadership Leaders must have transactional skills, but this takes the organization only so far. This approach spells out what the key psychological needs people have, how leaders can foster these, increase intrinsic motivation and high engagement.
3. Transformative leadership: the 4 I's: Idealized influence, Inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized attention. It’s key to break these down into specific actions to help transform organizations.
4. Ambidextrous leadership for high innovation. What is most crucial is to know, when do you open up conversation, explore, find that great vision and strategy AND THEN step into top transactional leadership skills to help execute, deliver and sell the product?

We will:
Explore each model to get the core concepts and be able to help coach leaders with a precision you cannot achieve without this knowledge

Take an inner dive - what about you?  How can you tap into each approach to take your leadership and practice to the next level?

Take it to your clients. Each model helps you look at your clients in a new way that is evidence based and shown to be directly related to individual and organizational performance.  Each one is broken down in a way that you can coach for it directly and build your client's capacity.

As a Harvard psychologist and Founder of the Institute of Coaching I know the theories. But the real stuff I know comes from thousands of hours coaching leaders. Learning the terrain of leadership will help you. I share the concepts and case studies with CEOs of Fortune 200 leaders, but they apply equally well to the young high potential executive.

People can change what they have words to describe. You can be most effective with evidence based approaches as the foundation for your coaching.

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Week 28 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

March 22nd - Every Thursday

Bob Kulhan
The Art of Business Improv®: Getting to Yes, And

Thursday, March 22nd 9:00 EDT

Adaptability has been identified as a key domain of the leadership qualities that should be exemplified in order to succeed in the 21st century, and leaders need opportunities to practice and develop the skills and behaviors to exemplify adaptability and improvisational leadership. It is critical to expand on their experience and gain a deeper understanding on how they will create environments where others can team effectively. Leaders need to bring their own character to the team and integrate themselves effectively without overwhelming others, coach others and create space for others and maintain integrity throughout the process.

This high-energy, interactive session demonstrates the tenets of improvisation and how they link to business in an incredibly entertaining and thought-provoking way. Delivered by Chicago-trained elite improv veteran (and author of Getting to ""Yes And"": The Art of Business Improv) Bob Kulhan, you’ll discover how Business Improv® techniques strengthen a skill set directly related to team trust, communication, creativity & innovation, influence, networking, adaptive problem solving, and conflict management.

Bob’s approach addresses real-world business challenges, and his secret recipe combines the psychology behind decision-making with the very best aspects of our own brand of customized, high-energy, experiential learning, which drives measurable and sustainable ROI.

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Bob Kulhan
The Art of Business Improv®: Getting to Yes, And

Thursday, March 22nd 17:00 EDT

Adaptability has been identified as a key domain of the leadership qualities that should be exemplified in order to succeed in the 21st century, and leaders need opportunities to practice and develop the skills and behaviors to exemplify adaptability and improvisational leadership. It is critical to expand on their experience and gain a deeper understanding on how they will create environments where others can team effectively. Leaders need to bring their own character to the team and integrate themselves effectively without overwhelming others, coach others and create space for others and maintain integrity throughout the process.

This high-energy, interactive session demonstrates the tenets of improvisation and how they link to business in an incredibly entertaining and thought-provoking way. Delivered by Chicago-trained elite improv veteran (and author of Getting to "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv) Bob Kulhan, you’ll discover how Business Improv® techniques strengthen a skill set directly related to team trust, communication, creativity & innovation, influence, networking, adaptive problem solving, and conflict management.

Bob’s approach addresses real-world business challenges, and his secret recipe combines the psychology behind decision-making with the very best aspects of our own brand of customized, high-energy, experiential learning, which drives measurable and sustainable ROI.

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Week 29 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

March 29th - Every Thursday

Arthur Carmazzi
Creating An Action Centred Enrichment Culture

Thursday, March 29th 9:00 EDT

For an individual to take action on the tasks and initiatives required for them to succeed, a coach must first help them create a Culture that supports it. However when we work with clients, life happens and misguided priorities seem to sabotage outcomes. Understanding the HOW and WHY we make decisions that prevent our success is the foundation for coaches to transform coaching results. Even when we have the skills and competencies, some environments seem to hinder our ability to use what we know and apply our competence effectively. Knowing the psychology of group dynamics and the strategies to support clients to craft a culture around them that supports THEIR own action, and the emotional elements that drive proactive team action, is the key to coaching success.

In this session Arthur Carmazzi Shares the components of his Directive Communication Psychology (DC Psychology) and his “Motivation Clusters” model that will facilitate coaches to enable their clients to create an Action Centered Enrichment Culture that will support group success while making the coach look REALLY good! Join Arthur in this fun adventure with his story based learning that will enlighten and inspire you to greater results and personal standards.

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Mo Gawdat
Solve For Happy - Part 2

Thursday, March 29th 17:00 EDT

In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.

Thirteen years later, Mo’s algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair. In dealing with the horrible loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of “moonshot” goal that he and his colleagues were always aiming for—he would share his equation with the world and help as many people as possible become happier.

In Solve for Happy Mo questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths.

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Week 30 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

April 5th - Every Thursday

Phillip Sandahl
4,000 Teams Tell Us What Matters; Come Listen

Thursday, April 5th 9:00 EDT

What sets high performing teams apart? What do they do that other teams don’t?

If we knew the answer to those questions we would be miles ahead in supporting teams to improve performance and team culture. That’s the purpose for this session, and our authority for those answers is the teams themselves: more than 4,000 teams over the last 10+ years. That data tells the story—tells many stories in fact—that can guide our work coaching teams.

The insight starts by looking at a research-based team effectiveness model. The model uses the everyday language of teams to define fundamental characteristics necessary for teams to be productive in their work and effective in collaborating to get the work done. For example, teams rank their experience with goals and strategies, effective decision-making, and accountability. All necessary to get the job done. Teams report on how they experience trust, communication, and support for team diversity as ways to ensure a strong infrastructure for collaboration.

Using the model as a lens, we will look more deeply at the different aspects of team performance through the eyes of team members. In that process we will gather actionable insight into what sets high performing teams apart. That’s insight that can lead to new action and new learning and growth for teams.

The data from 40,000 team members provides a powerful base of information for team coaches. But the true value is not in the data itself, but in how the insight from the data stories can be applied with all teams. That’s the true purpose and benefit to this investigation of data and the best reason to attend this session. What can we learn from this vast experience of teams that can help us with every team we work with?

The session will be interactive—polling for your opinion and experience. All session participants will receive a white paper summary of the data presented in this session along with case studies of the impact on teams in multiple industries and global geography.

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Phillip Sandahl
4,000 Teams Tell Us What Matters; Come Listen

Thursday, April 5th 17:00 EDT

What sets high performing teams apart? What do they do that other teams don’t?

If we knew the answer to those questions we would be miles ahead in supporting teams to improve performance and team culture. That’s the purpose for this session, and our authority for those answers is the teams themselves: more than 4,000 teams over the last 10+ years. That data tells the story—tells many stories in fact—that can guide our work coaching teams.

The insight starts by looking at a research-based team effectiveness model. The model uses the everyday language of teams to define fundamental characteristics necessary for teams to be productive in their work and effective in collaborating to get the work done. For example, teams rank their experience with goals and strategies, effective decision-making, and accountability. All necessary to get the job done. Teams report on how they experience trust, communication, and support for team diversity as ways to ensure a strong infrastructure for collaboration.

Using the model as a lens, we will look more deeply at the different aspects of team performance through the eyes of team members. In that process we will gather actionable insight into what sets high performing teams apart. That’s insight that can lead to new action and new learning and growth for teams.

The data from 40,000 team members provides a powerful base of information for team coaches. But the true value is not in the data itself, but in how the insight from the data stories can be applied with all teams. That’s the true purpose and benefit to this investigation of data and the best reason to attend this session. What can we learn from this vast experience of teams that can help us with every team we work with?

The session will be interactive—polling for your opinion and experience. All session participants will receive a white paper summary of the data presented in this session along with case studies of the impact on teams in multiple industries and global geography.

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Week 31 - Sessions Complete - Sessions in Progress

April 12th - Every Thursday

Trudy Pelletier
The Language of Accountability for Legacy Futures

Thursday, April 12th 9:00 EDT

For most, the language of accountability is foreign. Conversations addressing accountability or lack thereof, are often considered a difficult conversation. Our context about having difficult conversations often triggers fight or flight based on fear, anxiety, and concerns. In the face of tough issues, many of us have a history of failed conversations producing upset and even resentment.

The very nature of context develops an automaticity in our ways of being, thinking and acting, known as autopilot. People automatically think about accountability as fault and blame. Not only does fault and blame thwart accountability, they are inherent enemies of communication.

This causes a chain of reactions leaving ourselves and our clients casualties of others and circumstances. We’ll use an “on the court” real example of a difficult conversation to discover how many enemies of communication played out and the impact of such.

The power we have in our word, as individuals and team members is the foundation for the language of accountability. “What gives us power in our word?” Integrity. Like accountability there is a shared and automatic meaning associated with integrity. Most people think about integrity as moral and ethical principles.

That is not what I’m talking about when I say integrity. We’ll explore a completely new context for integrity as the source of power in our word. When our word has power, we produce conditions of workability, reliability, trust, and accountability. In the areas where our word has no power, we’ll presence how the conditions of unworkability impact people, performance and results.

Recognizing the enemies of communication and seeing integrity in a new context enables coaches to expand capacity for personal mastery. Doing our own work paves the path for our clients. It is our code to shed light on habitual thinking and shift context such that we and our clients fulfill on “new” legacy futures.

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Liz Wiseman
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter - Part 2

Thursday, April 12th 17:00 EDT

Few things mess up our lives more than a bad boss. We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders: 1) those who inspire us, and 2) those who drain our intelligence, energy, & capability. Unfortunately, many people are stuck working for the latter.

Join Liz Wiseman and learn what she’s discovered and shared in the 2nd edition of her book, Multipliers, Revised and Updated (2017).

In her first round of research for the first edition in 2010, she learned why well-intended leaders often accidentally end up as pretty bad bosses. But at that time she didn't fully understand how to help us deal with them.

Over the past seven years, Liz and her research team have conducted hundreds of interviews and surveys to find the answers. Learn what Liz has discovered in the 2nd edition of her book, Multipliers Revised & Updated!

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