Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company that champions coaching as a force for leadership development and culture change. They teach managers leaders practical tools so they can coach in10 minutes or less.
On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002, Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada, his current home.
He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over half a million copies. It has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, is a Rhodes Scholar, and has been recognized as one of the Global Gurus in coaching.
Balancing out these moments of success, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident,” was sued by one of the hislaw school lecturers for defamation, and his first published piece of writing was a Harlequin romance short story called “The Male Delivery.”
If I had to pick a person to have dinner with, when I need to be prodded and challenged and inspired to think about the things I really am committed to think about for myself and what I'm doing, I’d pick Michael Bungay Stanier. He has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible about what we know but aren’t willing to admit we know yet.—David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
Session length: 90 minutes
As a coach, you want your clients to find each interaction with you to be enthralling, inspiring, provoking. You want to be irresistible!
When that magic happens, they’re having a good time, you’re having a good time, they’re going to stay a client longer, and they’re going to be a powerful source of referrals for you. Everybody wins.
And yet … there are times when your coaching session falls a little flat. It’s frustrating, and it’s not always clear why sometimes it works, and why sometimes it doesn’t.
In another fun, practical session, Michael Bungay Stanier shares the four neuroscience drivers of engagement and translates them into ways you can “level up” on the coaching sessions you run.
Whether you’re new to the game, or a veteran, whether you coach one-on-one or teams, this is the session you’ve been looking for to make your coaching an irresistible experience.
Session length: 90 minutes
Coaching is the essential leadership behaviour. It’s a style of leadership that drives both productivity and engagement and can underpin some of the key transformations 21st Century organizations are facing.
But it’s not always easy to embed coaching as a force for change in organizations. In theory, people are all for it. In practice, the organization always pushes back and the “status quo” fights to exert itself.
In this panel discussion Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit, hosts three champions for coaching as a force of organizational change. Michael J Leckie has embedded a coaching-approach in Gartner, GE and in his current role as CLO of Bloomberg. He brings a specific brilliance about Coaching x Change Management. Patricia Gorton is the Director of Talent and Development for DTCC, the largest financial organization you’ve never heard of. Her genius is Coaching x Agile. And a mystery guest will champion the cause for Coaching x Innovation.
If you care about coaching thriving in your organization, this will be an engaging, gritty and provocative panel discussion that’s not to be missed.