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Marcia Reynolds

  • World-leading Master Certified Coach & Best-Selling Author

Marcia Reynolds Biography

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, is endlessly curious about how humans learn and grow. She found coaching to be the best technology we have for accelerating the process of change. She regularly shares her research and how to practically apply the insights to achieve coaching mastery through her training programs, coach mentoring, leadership workshops. She has coached and trained leaders and coaches in 41 countries and has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan and The National Research University in Moscow.

Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. She was a founding member and 5th global president of the International Coach Federation. She returned to the board for two years in 2016 where she focused on credentialing requirements and strengthening relationships with coaching training schools. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech and on faculty for the International Coach Academy in Russia and Create China Coaching in China. She is recognized by Global Gurus top 30  as the #3 coach in the world.

Before launching her own business, her greatest success came from designing the employee development program for a global semiconductor manufacturing company facing bankruptcy. Within three years, the company turned around and became the #1 stock market success in 1993. This success helped her realize the importance of coaching leaders through organizational change. This experience led her to find coaching which she now proudly makes her professional focus as she works with leaders and coaches around the world.

Interviews and excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain How to Manage Your Mind When Emotions Take the Wheel;  Wander Woman: How High Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction (Gold Medal: Axiom Business Books Awards), and her bestselling leadership coaching book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Harvard Communications Newsletter, Leadership Excellence Essential - HR.com, Fast Company, The Globe and Mail, Forbes.com, CNN.com, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared in business magazines in Europe, Asia and on ABC World News.

Her next book, The Coaches Guide to Reflective Inquiry: Seven Essential Practices for Breakthrough Coaching will be released June, 2020.

Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology and she has two master’s degrees in education and communications. Her website is http://outsmartyourbrain.com/

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Marcia Reynolds

  • World-leading Master Certified Coach & Best-Selling Author
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Coaching Demonstration with Marcia Reynolds - Using Reflective Inquiry vs Asking Questions

Session length: 45 minutes

2019-08-08T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, August 8th 17:00 EDT

“Question seek answers; inquiry provokes insight.” from the Coach’s Guide to Reflective Inquiry

From the early years of building the International Coach Federation, coaching was intended to be a Reflective Inquiry process, not just asking questions. The well-known coaches that say they would be judged poorly by the ICF for how they coach aren’t even aware of this distinction. Yet many of the competencies include words such as noticing, sharing observations and intuitions, and identifying emotional shifts. Even offering information is acceptable if not intended to bias the client’s response. Reflective techniques prompt the client to critically look at their thoughts and beliefs. These practices can quickly create new awareness and reveal a path forward with or without a follow-up question.

The coach doesn’t have to fretfully search for well-crafted questions to have an effective, even breakthrough, coaching conversation.

This conversation and coaching demonstration will expand your view of powerful coaching. Attending this session can help to demystify coaching and bring clarity to the concept of mastery in the coaching process. We will also explore some of the crazy coaching beliefs that have been taken as truths over the years. The session might spark some lively debate! Coaching mastery is a journey we are still defining. Come watch the demo and add to the conversation.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Discover how to use Reflective Inquiry in coaching to expand your skills beyond asking powerful questions.
  2. Deepen your understanding of Active Listening, Coaching Presence, and Direct Communication as essential coaching competencies.
  3. Become more of a “thinking partner” with your clients instead of focusing on finding a solution, expanding their ability to think more broadly for themselves.
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Marcia Reynolds

  • World-leading Master Certified Coach & Best-Selling Author
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Seven Essential Practices for Breakthrough Coaching

Session length: 90 minutes

2020-04-16T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, April 16th 17:00 EDT

From the early years of building the International Coach Federation, coaching was intended to be a Reflective Inquiry process, not just asking questions. Reflective techniques can quickly create new awareness and reveal a path forward with or without a follow-up question. The coach doesn’t have to fretfully search for well-crafted questions to have an effective, even breakthrough, coaching conversation. This session will expand your view of powerful coaching within the scope of the ICF competencies, give you examples and demonstrations of seven essential practices, and explore the mental habits needed to achieve mastery in your coaching.

Attending this session can help to demystify and simplify coaching, and bring clarity to the concept of mastery in the coaching process. You will also explore some of the crazy coaching beliefs that have been taken as truths over the years. The focus will be on helping you to apply what you learn immediately to strengthen your skills.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Learn the roots of Reflective Inquiry as a learning experience and discover what else is vital in this process other than asking questions.
  2. Apply the Seven Essential Practices for breakthrough coaching.
  3. Implement the Five Mental Habits needed to create breakthrough results in your coaching.