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Monday, June 13th
2016-06-13T10:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 13th 10:00 EDT
The basic things we all want—to do good work, be successful, get along with others, produce value as part of a team—are surprisingly straightforward to achieve. But, more often than not, our knee-jerk reactions to the people and situations we face result in the exact opposite. We’re fighting against ourselves in a clumsy disconnect between intention and impact, wasting valuable time and energy and straining our relationships in the process.
Drawing from his most recent book, Peter points out the often funny places where our intuitive but counterproductive knee-jerk reactions get us in trouble, and he shows us how we can replace them with counter-intuitive but productive ones.
Peter shows how a few small, individual changes can transform an entire organization—moving it from a silo mentality to collective leadership, and he offers practical ideas, tools and tips to help people work together in a way that they, and their entire organization, profits.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-13T13:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 13th 13:00 EDT
Everywhere we look, today’s leaders are being told that the world is complex. Most of us seem to understand that cognitively. Most of us, and our coaching clients, are living in the midst of complex and unpredictable challenges. The future is unknowable, possibly dangerous, and coming towards us faster and faster.
Clients come to us, in fact, because they are seeking resources and guidance for how to navigate territory that they feel unprepared for. They are discovering, sometimes rather painfully, that very habits and strategies that have enabled success in other conditions seem to be woefully inadequate. Yet the yearning for certainty and clear pathways forward persists.
The truth is that the very nature of the contexts we are navigating can lead to the experience of ungroundedness, anxiety, overwhelm, and confusion. How do we support ourselves and our clients to not only accept that the world is endlessly complex, experience the dissonance that inevitably accompanies the realization that the world is less controllable than we previously believed and develop the personal capacity to tolerate and even thrive in this world?
Coaching clients through complexity (and dealing with it ourselves) requires significant, and sometimes radical shifts in our Seeing, Being, and Doing. We can offer new ways of Seeing (through perspectives, distinctions, and frameworks) that normalize and ease the dissonance of this context with how we’ve been conditioned to see and operate in the world. We can offer new tools for Being (through somatic awareness, presence, and mindfulness) that increase capacity for tolerating ambiguity and cultivating resilience. We can offer new possibilities for Doing (through action learning, developmental practices, and creating new conditions) that shape the emergence of this future.
These methods can be enormously helpful for clients. And, as always, we must first experiment with ourselves, using our own real and immediate challenges as an experiential laboratory for discovery.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-13T17:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 13th 17:00 EDT
The executive coaching field still suffers greatly from an “image problem” – many in the world do not understand what we do, and often confuse us with other less desirable occupations. Our profession must capture legitimacy in the world’s eyes. One solution? Measurement! Measuring the impact of coaching is simple, obtainable and even motivational for our clients. Learn about the 5 levels of measurement – including measuring ROI – and figure out how to put them into practice with your clients immediately.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Tuesday, June 14th
2016-06-14T09:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 14th 9:00 EDT
The destination for a coaching journey is enlightenment. It is travelling on a magical path that leads to transformation, is almost always healing with the power to move people to a better place. An excellent first step on this journey is for the coachee to use the support of the coach to gain a deep self awareness. What is awareness, why is it important and how is it achieved?
A commonly held belief is that the single minded ability to focus attention is the cornerstone of creating awareness. It is a limiting belief. IAC President and Master Coach, Krishna Kumar, presents his AWARE™ model that helps us to go beyond this single awareness layer and discover a variety of layers that are equally beneficial for both the coachee and the coach.
Awareness may be described in multiple dimensions that operate with narrow and broad focus, impacted both by internal and external stimuli and that are continually affected by our actions through the course of our professional and personal lives. Drawing on his varied real life experiences in the world of business, sport and academics, Krishna Kumar illustrates how the AWARE™ model helps us navigate the complexity of these layers of awareness and take us to higher levels of self belief and trust in ourselves.
In any powerful coaching session the coach explores and moves the conversation along multiple and varied dimensions of awareness seeking inner meaning, discovering deeply held beliefs and values and identifying those goals and dreams that matter the most to the coachee. The journey helps the coachee to gain insights beyond self and learn how to positively impact another person through building better social relationships and empathetic behaviours.
It is a conversation that is invariably beneficial for the coach too. The communication loop between coach and coachee helps them engage in self and relationship management. Closing the coaching loop requires that the coach and the coachee are fully engaged and building the self belief needed for driving the positive transformations in themselves.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-14T13:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 14th 13:00 EDT
One of the very few constants in organizations is change. Planning for, coping with and responding to change is a constant demand and takes significant resources on an on-going basis for all Leaders.
Typically, the people who are tasked with change management spend major time, energy and resources on the development and implementation of change processes and very little time on the articulation of the actual change. So when these key people talk about the change, they are overwhelmed by the details of complex projects and processes. Instead of soliciting interest, enthusiasm and support for the change process, they are confronted with confusion, resistance and rejection. This is frustrating and costly.
Storytelling is a powerful way to engage, inspire and motivate individuals and teams. During this session, we explore the impact of story in the context of creating engagement and enhancing the change process.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-14T15:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 14th 15:00 EDT
We all know about survival instincts - Darwin introduced this concept into our thinking in many of his books. His earlier books were on survival and territorial instincts. In a co-authored book called The Expression of Emotions, published in 1872, his tries to make sense of the role of emotions - and our social instincts. Yet he had great difficulty making sense of the social side of our humanity.
We have made huge leaps forward and now neuroscience is giving us ways to unlock our humanity and give us new ways to make sense of the most important side of our evolution as human beings - how we connect with others in healthy ways.
I have added a few new words into our evolving language descriptors… What if in addition to having Survival Instincts, we also have Vital Instincts. And what if knowing that we have both survival and vital instincts gives us new frameworks for making sense of human behavior AND our evolution as human beings.
And what if Conversations was the Alchemy behind our evolution as a species!
This session will deconstruct what has changed in our understanding of our human brain, and will provide fascinating maps for explaining the new neural networks that are growing and transforming as we engage with others at home, at work, and in all parts of our lives.
We will explore our brains topology, and see how, over the past 100 years, we have grown networks that enable us to tap into our Vital Instincts, and to hardwire these networks in ways that enables epigenetic changes in our brain.
We are seeing changes in our DNA that are being passed along to the next generation. We will explore what Coaches can do to understand the 3 most vital patterns that activate new DNA, and we will give Coaches ways to activate these patterns through Conversational Intelligence Coaching.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-14T18:30:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 14th 18:30 EDT
If you coach extraordinary top performers - or you want to - this is the session for you.
Rich Litvin is going to model a Fearless Coaching session - live and unscripted - with an extraordinary top performer. Listen in and be a witness to Rich’s powerful deep coaching.
Top performers are rule-breakers. They love doing things their own way. They don't wait for support. They take risks. They're not afraid of failure. They have a powerful vision. And they dream bigger than anyone around them.
So, how do you coach them?
Fearlessly. You create the safety so that you can hide nothing and hold nothing back. You model the power of vulnerability. And you invite them to do the same. You stop being an "accountability coach" and instead you help them find a mission so big that nothing could stop them.
Rich Litvin is an expert at taking high-achievers to the greatest levels of success. He has coached Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors, emergency room physicians, British Special Forces operatives, millionaires, and finance professionals managing over US$100 billion of assets.
Learn about Fearless Coaching by observing a deep coaching session between Rich and a client.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Wednesday, June 15th
2016-06-15T09:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 15th 9:00 EDT
Evolutionary Coaching: Understanding how ego-soul dynamics influence personal growth and development.
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 Books: Evolutionary Coaching: A Values-based Approach to Unleashing Human Potential and A New Psychology of Human Well-being: An Exploration of the Impact of Ego-Soul Dynamics on Mental and Physical Health by Richard Barrett.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-15T13:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 15th 13:00 EDT
This webinar introduces a new model of the human psyche, that rests on the notion—so memorably depicted in the Academy Award-winning 2015 Pixar movie Inside Out—that the human psyche is not singular but is multiple, like a family. This strengths-based multiplicity of mind model proposes that there are a set of nine universal family members or subpersonalities that were sculpted by evolution, each with its own agenda including needs, drives, values, strengths, and voices.
The model is explored in a Harvard Health book to be published by William Morrow in September 2016, co-authored by Margaret Moore, Harvard physician Eddie Phillips, writer John Hanc, and titled Organize Your Emotions, Optimize your Life. The pre-summit webinar will introduce the inner family, and the summit webinar will propose how to coach the inner family.
Inner family members include:
Mindful Self: Orchestrator
2016-06-15T17:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 15th 17:00 EDT
Our thoughts and feelings influence the chemistry that regulates much of our health — how we feel, for better or worse. Our thoughts, feelings, emotions and perceptions are frequencies that we can learn to change. Listeners will learn how to create coherence between heart, mind and emotions to expand perception; prevent and handle stress with more ease; and link them to inner wisdom and intuitive guidance from their true self. They will learn the benefits of practicing simple coherence techniques a few times a day for boosting resilience and emotional balance; making appropriate choices; and clearing their mind from anxiety or overwhelm when needed. They will learn practices to replace fear with the attitude of intelligent concern (managed concern) which leaves us in charge and more attuned to intuitive direction. There are many effective tools nowadays for supporting an upgrade to our higher potentials, and our heart’s intuitive intelligence can guide us to them in perfect timing.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Thursday, June 16th
2016-06-16T09:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 16th 9:00 EDT
Janet Sernack will explore with you what it means to be a coach for innovators, someone who;
This session will focus on developing participants’ understanding of what it means to be a disruptive provocateur and the need to develop the generative skill set required to creatively and confidently and intentionally disrupt the status quo and think and operate outside of the box to create safe space for innovation to emerge.
It will explore what it means to be innovative & entrepreneurial game changers by knowing how to be, think & act different to make a difference in the world in ways that people value and cherish by understanding, integrating and applying innovation, emergence and lean start-up methodologies.
You will learn:
This interactive discussion will draw on Janet’s 28 years of experience in organizational learning and development with some of Australasia’s and Israel’s top 100 companies. It will also include the challenges she faced as an older female start-up entrepreneur and the key learning’s as well as practical applications from the ImagineNation™ story and the evolution of her CCE Coach for Innovators Certified Program.
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2016-06-16T13:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 16th 13:00 EDT
Even though we know better -- we’re all coaches after all, dammit! -- we can find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour that we know aren’t our best self.
Ever found yourself leaping in to “fix” things, even though you know it’s not going to help in the long term?
Or lashing out, when the frustration gets to much?
Or whimping out, backing down and giving up on something you wish you’d stood up for?
If you’re like me, you’re seeing all of that on a weekly (who am I kidding, daily) basis.
So what do we do about it?
In the Pre-Conference session we talked about the three parts of the New Habit Formula, and we know that we need to understand our triggers if we’re going to change our behaviour.
In this practical session we’re going to go deep into looking at our triggers using the Karpman Drama Triangle. We’re going to see where it’s showing up in your life, and use the New Habit Formula to generate strategies so we can all spend less time bouncing around the Drama Triangle.
You’ll walk away with:
2016-06-16T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 16th 17:00 EDT
There is much said about a leadership presence but very little distinguished about what is presence and how is it learned. In fact many will say you either have it or you don’t. In the field of embodied leadership through Strozzi Institute we distinguish five commitments that we embody that create a leadership presence. These are not simply ideas but very pragmatic practices that allow one to embody their values and principles of living and leading. We will walk through the elements of centering, facing, extending, entering and blending (CFEEB) as a learned process that can show up in one’s doing and being.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Friday, June 17th
2016-06-17T09:00:00-04:00 Friday, June 17th 9:00 EDT
With billions of people competing on the planet right now, how will YOU ever stand out, build trust and credibility around yourself and your organization? In this fast-paced and practical training session, Mark will give you the tools to confidently convey a powerful, trustworthy and credible presence through world class communication skills that capitalize on instinctual processes of the brain, winning others over to you and your message.
Mark quickly gives you the most effective techniques to exude executive presence, build trust and credibility with colleagues, within teams, and with clients.
We will discover how and why people make snap judgments and “default to the negative” about us, and the best nonverbal communication tools to stop this from happening. Learn the most effective body language to ensure that all experiences your colleagues and clients have of you, from the first to the lasting impression, will create more trust and credibility around you and your brand as a leader.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-17T13:00:00-04:00 Friday, June 17th 13:00 EDT
Coaching supervision is a relatively new but already somewhat controversial discipline.
What is coaching supervision?
What are its functions, its contributions?
What forms can coaching supervision take?
What are the arguments against making it mandatory?
How can coaching supervision sometimes paradoxically become counterproductive by preventing coaches from affirming their uniqueness?
Philippe will explore these questions but most of all he will discuss how coaching supervision can become fully effective in today’s dynamic and multifaceted context.
Integrative coaching supervision, based on global coaching, is a holistic approach that calls upon multiple and interconnected perspectives to facilitate the unleashing of human potential in search of performance, fulfilment and meaning.
It helps coaches to work more effectively and more creatively with their coachees.
Integrative coaching supervision supports coaches on their developmental journey by operating from six perspectives in particular (physical, managerial, psychological, political, cultural and spiritual) and by embracing the complexity paradigm (it is all connected).
Integrative coaching supervision serves to unfold the remarkable coach, whose expert knowledge of diverse coaching techniques never becomes a substitute for establishing authentic, fluid and caring relationships with coachees.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-17T17:00:00-04:00 Friday, June 17th 17:00 EDT
Team coaching is an order of magnitude more complex and more difficult that one to one coaching. So much so that it is now recommended good practice to team coach in pairs. In this session we will explore a variety of situations and issues that team coaches meet and some of the tools and approaches that the coach can use to help the team learn, reflect and bring about sustainable change. Among issues we will explore are:
As a participant in this webinar, you will be encouraged to share your own experiences on any or all of these topics. You can do so beforehand by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the chat room in the webinar on the day.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Monday, June 20th
2016-06-20T09:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 20th 9:00 EDT
We take up space and usually do not think about it. We share space with others in many ways and are unconscious of the effects. However, our relationship in space impact our emotions.
How we relate to others in space reflects how we relate to them emotionally and how much influence we have.
This summit will explore how we take up space with our bodies and how it affects others - the science of psychogeography.
You will learn how to get information about teams and individuals by looking at how they unconsciously use the space at their disposal.
This summit will explore the importance of emotional space, how it affects us as coaches and clients and what to pay attention to when you interact with clients and teams.
We will give some immediate practical application for coaches.
A coaching session both team and individual, starts the moment you are in the same room, not with the spoken words.
2016-06-20T13:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 20th 13:00 EDT
This session examines research, theory, innovative ideas, and challenging questions to stimulate our thinking about leadership in dynamic environments. In particular, David will offer practical suggestions to equip coaches to be more effective in their work with leaders in environments that are complex, challenging, and rapidly changing.
David’s talk examines three key issues in depth, with practical tips and ideas for coaches embedded throughout:
2016-06-20T17:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 20th 17:00 EDT
Once upon a time, there was a lone woman named Davida who found herself lost and alone in her village that was in a state of war. During this time, she faced not one Goliath, but two. She knew that by conquering the Goliaths, she could bring harmony and peace to the village. She watched as the war continued and one day, she could no longer remain on the sidelines. She equipped herself with what she could and proceeded into battle. After facing the first Goliath and losing the initial battle, she did not succumb to the loss and relinquish her mission.
She pursued the Goliath and went on to not only win the war, however, she utilized her abilities to bring the Goliaths together. As a result, peace and harmony were restored in her village and all the villagers celebrated and prospered from Davida’s courage and mission.
Learn how a single voice stood out amongst 80K plus voices and how this voice and the implementation of a strong internal coaching program had a ripple effect and changed a company’s spirit and positively impacted their performance and results.
Is there a Davida in you? How can you become Davida for your clients?OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Tuesday, June 21st
2016-06-21T09:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 21st 9:00 EDT
In this dynamic two hour session, Marshall will be completely open to answering as many questions as he can. Please feel free to submit questions on any topic you like ranging from the personal (How do you balance your family life?) to the professional (How did you build your brand?) He will do his best to share what he knows with you. Marshall will also share an exciting new project in which he (along with his CEO clients) plan to ‘give back’ to the world by sharing all they know (at no charge) with 15 coaches and 15 leaders. All the coaches and leaders have to do for ‘pay back’ is to do the same for others!
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized as the current Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He is also the top rated executive coach. His books Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There have been listed by the editors of Amazon as two of the Top 100 Leadership and Success Books Ever Written.
You can submit your questions for Marshall by CLICKING HERE
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2016-06-21T13:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 21st 13:00 EDT
How to put mindfulness in motion for transformative results.
Increasingly in my programs I have introduced ways of working in which people can achieve what they need from being coached without providing any real content and sometimes without words at all. We live in such a verbal and visual culture that we sometimes forget the deeply human art of holding space for people. Deepening our ability to do so is as the core of narrative coaching.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-21T17:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 21st 17:00 EDT
Coaches are human behavior specialists and often don’t have the necessary insight into the business context that will keep them relevant and able to speak to the customer context.
Increasing revenue, mitigating risk and cutting cost is top of mind thinking for most leadership teams. It seems the external world of time to market, the rise of competitors and the consolidation of markets is rushing in on most industries. Yet one of the biggest challenges is not external realities but it is in-house.
Move your coaching up to the next level by:
2016-06-21T21:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 21st 21:00 EDT
Here’s a scary truth.
Many people are beyond disengaged and are becoming workplace zombies.
Numb from chaos and speed of change, not working in alignment with passion or purpose, many employees are checking out. Every company will encounter these sleepwalkers and some leaders unconsciously zombie their own teams. This raises the question, “Are the leaders you coach aware of how they contribute to the phenomena of the disengaged?” If so, do they have a plan for how to reconnect with and ignite the souls they lead?
Coaching team leaders and their teams to drop the word struggle from their vocabulary and culture unleashes potential and awesomeness.
Executives seek bold ideas and innovations to create immediate impact. Coaches – internal or external - can best provide processes to address these leader’s cries to rehumanize and re-energize organizations.
It’s time to redefine “employee” as “a soul at work.”
Zombies and zealots – both are contagious. Energizing teams is a worthy business imperative for any forward thinking organization. A skilled team coach can revive leaders and teams who are longing for a deep breath and creative partnership. As teams experience a collective reawakening they naturally accelerate energetic shifts from knuckle dragging to inspired - dare we say - Zealot level performance.
Networks of teams who are well coached simultaneously ignite others and that is the formula for creating more awake and enlivened and energized cultures - - where we can all express our boldest ideas and creative genius.
Wednesday, June 22nd
2016-06-22T09:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 22nd 9:00 EDT
Individual coaching of team leaders is generally limited to helping them to be a more effective in their leadership style. This is very useful however it misses the crucial systemic of the impact of the relationship with the team & its stakeholders.
In the main summit webinar I will outline the Hawkins 5 Disciplines framework - Commissioning, Clarifying, Co-creating, Connecting & Core Learning and how this applies to being a successful Team Leader. I’ll then go in-depth into each discipline and look at the types of interventions to use with your team leader coachee.
I'll explain the value of a Team 360 diagnostic survey that links to each of the five disciplines which will focus the team leader on the key systemic problems s/he will be facing.
To make it experiential and applicable to your work situation I'll take you through a process where you can review a situation either as a:
2016-06-22T13:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 22nd 13:00 EDT
Do you long to create powerful, breakthrough results with your clients on a consistent basis? Being proficient with the coaching competencies is only the start of your journey. Now step onto the path of mastery by developing your sensory awareness.
This master coaching class will deepen your experience as a coach. This session will take you beyond transactional, results-focused coaching to using transformational, awareness-based, breakthrough coaching where clients see themselves and the world around them in a new way.
Dr. Marcia Reynolds will begin the session describing long lasting changes actually occur in the brain. She will then teach you how to develop your intuitive, sensory awareness with exercises and a coaching demonstration.
The first level of coaching development deepens your Cognitive Awareness. You learn how to understand, discern, and quickly evaluate situations through being attentive and mindful. You hear limiting assumptions and beliefs. You determine what the client is missing in their perception or how they are holding themselves back. Yet you still might hit hardened walls of resistance and long-standing blind spots.
To break through and create long-lasting change, you need to develop your Sensory Awareness as well as Cognitive Awareness.
Sensory Awareness includes an inward awareness of our own emotions, intention and regard for people in the conversation. It also includes an outward awareness of people’s experience beyond what is apparent. With sensory awareness, you are able to receive what is going on with your clients that is keeping them from moving forward. You can better sense the desires, disappointments, needs, frustrations, hopes, regrets, and doubts in your clients when they can’t articulate these experiences themselves.
Attend this session to learn how to use both your presence and intuitive listening to break through blocks and widen perception so your clients experience long-lasting change.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-22T17:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 22nd 17:00 EDT
Can you imagine what it would be like to clear away all the old clutter, family clutter, and the new clutter that builds up each day because of the wear and tear of stress? You can think of emotional clutter as hoarding of thoughts. Just like a hoarder holds onto all kinds of physical clutter, emotional clutter fills up our minds with all kinds of things that make it difficult to respond in the here and now. Imagine holding onto all your limiting beliefs, past fears, worries, and anxieties. Your mind is so cluttered and filled up that you can’t really be present in the here and now. Not only that, but this emotional clutter can hijack the thinking brain so you are in a reactive mode and unable to respond clearly and effectively. Clearing away clutter means scrubbing away the old emotional clutter programming and ways of thinking so that you can move toward the more fulfilling life that you want.
In this very practical and experiential presentation, you will learn how to coach your clients to release damaging clutter that is negatively impacting their lives. For those who have lived with limiting clutter for years, they may not even be aware of its influence on how they live and act. Some very powerful techniques will be demonstrated in this presentation. For example, you'll learn how to help clients get off the exhausting emotional elevator. You can think of your emotions like an elevator that take you up and down. Something good happens in your life and the elevator goes up. Something bad happens, like you don't get that promotion or your friend ignores your text—and the elevator goes down. You'll learn how to tap into your more spacious awareness, free from the old emotional clutter programming and ways of thinking.
Another powerful technique, or Mindful Lifestyle Tool, that you'll learn in this presentation is the practice of taking an inner-Selfie or making an Inner-Facebooking post. Facebook is a wonderful way to post and put up for others what’s happening in our lives. Inthe same way, we are constantly putting up posts in our minds through our
thoughts and beliefs—that represent a kind of second Facebook: An
Inner-Facebook or Inner-Selfie--which shapes how we experience the world, ourself, and others.If your mental Inner-Selfies are unhappy and unflattering, no wonder you feel bad and depressed. Discover how to use the skill of Inner-Facebooking or taking Inner-Selfies for emotional regulation. Just as the Navy SEALs are taught how to use a similar technique when in danger, you will learn how to use this practice to keep the thinking, cognitive and rational mind in control during times of stress and upset.
If we are to remove clutter in the moment, we need to be present with all our senses, especially listening. A powerful communication tool that uses the acronym H.E.A.R. is designed to help us when we’ve stopped listening—like during an argument, feeling defensive, or when we’re caught up in our own opinion. The practice promotes greater understanding and deeper meaning, and it is a tool that is ideal in both the personal and professional domains.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Thursday, June 23rd
2016-06-23T09:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 23rd 9:00 EDT
This talk will build on the pre-summit presentation, showing how the great success that Coaching has had in the last 30 years, is challenged by a hyper-change, inter-dependent, digitalised world, where Millennials make up the largest percentage of the workforce. A world in which organisations are re-insourcing or commoditizing coaching, and looking for it to become part of business as usual. Also a world in which the real challenges lie not in the connections or the parts but in the inter-connections.
This talk will address these and other challenges and show how we can collectively and individually evolve new forms of systemic coaching that will address the future world challenges.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-23T13:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 23rd 13:00 EDT
Note: This is an advanced version of the pre-summit session.
The New York Times bestselling book Positive Intelligence offers a breakthrough Saboteur Assessment based on testing and validation with more than 150,000 people from 40 countries, including hundreds of CEOs, their senior executive teams and families. This Saboteur Assessment is now available for free online. It takes less than 5 minutes to produce a bar chart and detailed personalized reporting representing the relative strength of 10 Saboteurs: Judge, Controller, Victim, Stickler, Avoider, Restless, Pleaser, Hyper-Vigilant, Hyper-Rational, and Hyper-Achiever.
The book’s author Shirzad Chamine lectures on this topic at Stanford University and guides graduate students through the identification and weakening of their Saboteurs. He describes these Saboteurs as our mental patterns of self-sabotage and the primary obstacles to us reaching our true potential for both happiness and success.
In this engaging WBECS session you will learn how to use the Saboteur Assessment to attract new clients, how to deliver more powerful life changing coaching to them using the results, and how to retain those clients longer.
To get the most value from this session, it is recommended that you complete the 5-minute Saboteur Assessment before the session: http://www.positiveintelligence.com/assessments/OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-23T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 23rd 17:00 EDT
Despite the on-going debate over whether the millennial generation is bringing a major shift in workplace values, one thing is for sure: millennials -- and Gen-X’ers just in front of them -- are re-shaping the landscape of leadership. There are more young people in leadership roles – starting companies, leading teams, founding non-profits – than ever before. A new generation of leaders is transcending the outdated cultural meme of “leader as hero” and moving towards post-heroic, co-powering approaches that leverage racial, geographical, and cultural diversity. For coaches, this is a new “golden age” – the opportunity to advise, mentor and coach up-and-coming leaders is greater than ever before. No longer is coaching viewed as a “remedial” action only provided as a “last ditch” effort to save an abusive autocrat or a patriarch with minimal EQ. Today’s young leaders – and forward thinking boomers – are hungry for coaching, demanding mentors, coaches and training, so they can learn new approaches, and actively utilize the best available science on human innovation and performance.
How does this seismic cultural and generational leader-shift impact us as executive and leadership coaches? Huge changes bring great opportunities – and challenges. As boomer or traditionalist coaches take on younger C-suite clients, the charge is clear: age doesn’t matter but relevance does. Coaches need to add immediate value, be up-to-speed on the business dynamics of a wired and digital landscape, and able to provide coaching models, assessments and feedback tools that satisfy the hunger for learning of today’s up-and-coming leaders.
In part II of this seminar on coaching the “post-heroic” leader, we will take a deeper dive into the F.I.E.R.C.E. framework for coaching todays’ post-heroic leaders. This talk will engage participants with case studies and practical examples of how each of the 6 dimensions of the model can help leaders assess their readiness to become “adaptive leaders.” We will walk through the science and evidence-based research that undergirds the need and opportunity for today’s leaders to become flexible, intentional and emotionally intelligent in their leadership roles. The model provides a roadmap for coaches to guide clients towards greater self-awareness, building on strengths and highlighting blind spots and potential challenges. The model has been used with hundreds of millennials, Gen-X’ers—and boomers – and is designed to help coaches support young (and not-so-young) leaders through the transformational and adaptive shifts required to become a “post-heroic” leader.
Participants will learn:
Friday, June 24th
2016-06-24T09:00:00-04:00 Friday, June 24th 9:00 EDT
Is every level of the company able to maintain extremely high quality with customers as the industry context transforms and talent moves into, around and out of an organization over time? Whether you are a business executive or a coach practitioner engaged with an organizational leader this question likely provokes a little anxiety. Focusing on creating shareholder value is important for sure and, not sufficient. Sustaining excellence requires that leaders balance the drive for value with heightened attention toward the people that generate those results. This is a higher priority when complexity and uncertainty abound.
However you answer the question above, this session invites you to pause your current thinking habits, reflect upon the biases and assumptions that underpin your strategy and look with greater curiosity at your drivers of organizational agility. Without the ability to make timely, effective and sustained organizational changes as a repeatable resource, unique competitive advantage and therefore, sustained shareholder value is illusive.
Creating a workplace climate that encourages individuals and teams to embody Generative Wholeness™ is Leadership 3.0, a new operating system for our modern age that compels us to examine purpose, potential and play more deliberately. Maximizing these strategies while minimizing emotional and economic pressures that generate inertia is the key to satisfying the three most important, and intrinsic life motivations: autonomy, competence and relatedness.
Explore the effect of disruptive changes in the workplace on how we choose to lead. Examine the common dilemmas that leaders face in today’s workplace that de-motivate and discover how to transform those qualities toward more effective traits that support employees to realize and maximize potential. Learn the mindset and some evocative practices that unlock the creativity that abounds in your company. Come join us and get sassy! (CCSC = Calm, contribution simplicity and clarity).OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-24T13:00:00-04:00 Friday, June 24th 13:00 EDT
Coaching works. Everyone here has successfully—and sometimes remarkably—transformed the attitudes and behaviors of clients. And we know that those transformations have had a positive impact on those clients’ businesses. But can we—and do we—demonstrate that impact to our clients? Prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt?
That’s the challenge of the next five years. To grow and to thrive, to win new business and grow existing business, as individuals and as an industry, we need to demonstrate, in black-and-white, on paper, exactly how valuable we are to our clients. How our work helps their bottom line.
Learning to measure the return-on-investment (ROI) of our work, and demonstrating to clients exactly what they are getting for their money, is how we will thrive in the next five years.
In this session, we will talk in-depth about the ROI of coaching; how, when, and why to measure it. We’ll show you the 8 critical steps to doing it correctly, including How to Begin: Having the money discussion with a client.
Plus, attend this session and receive a free Business Needs Template to help you get started.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-24T17:00:00-04:00 Friday, June 24th 17:00 EDT
Co-Active Leader in the Field is not about leading a project, a team, or even an organization. Instead, Co-Active Leader in the Field is about expanding our attention beyond individual people to connect with the energetic field that surrounds life. This energetic field is a place of imagination, instinct, intuition, and a deeper resonance and knowing than is available from what is already known or proven.
Our one-dimensional view of leadership generally consists of actions that are pragmatic and reasonable with plenty of evidentiary proof. Even when we sense that something is important, if it is not visible and provable, our world tends to treat it as if it doesn’t really exist. As Co-Active Leaders in the Field, we refuse to accept that the only thing that exists is the factual, pragmatic reality that is right in front of us.
In order to create new ideas that are truly innovative, we must reach into the invisible and unseen with our imagination.
As Co-Active Leaders in the Field, we notice and take responsibility for our impact in and on our world. The dimension of Co-Active Leader in the Field connects us to a global sense of the world we are creating.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Monday, June 27th
2016-06-27T09:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 27th 9:00 EDT
The most important coaching tool any coach can possess is a fully developed ‘Self as Coach” – the internal landscape of the self. Assessments, books, and tools and are no replacement for the coach’s ability to hone a well developed ‘self as coach’ that allows the coach to calibrate in key areas to maximize the quality of the coaching experience in order to reach key goals. Our session will explore the six dimensions of self as coach including Presence, Empathic Stance, Range of Feelings, Boundary Awareness, Somatic Awareness and Courage to Challenge. You will leave the session with steps you might take to deepen your capacity in these areas.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-27T13:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 27th 13:00 EDT
All humans go through a development process that enables them to adapt to their environment. This is a biologically-based developmental process; it’s not an intellectual exercise. And this experiential process is how we come to acquire all of our strengths, weaknesses, and ways of being in the world.
Through this biologically-based learning process, certain qualities and behavioral tendencies get wired into our bodies and brains. This session walks you through the art and science of undoing old, unhelpful patterns and harnessing the biological learning process to create new, more resourceful approaches to life and leadership challenges. When you understand the basis for psychobiological learning - and most importantly, how to apply it - you gain the key to successfully unlocking lasting tranformative change in your clients.
Join Amanda to discover:
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2016-06-27T17:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 27th 17:00 EDT
A decade after the first Millennials (individuals born between 1980 and 1995 and currently under 36 years of age) entered the halls of PwC, PwC firms began to notice that the youngest generation of professionals were leaving PwC in growing numbers after just a few years. Additionally, and perhaps even more alarmingly, a significant majority of them appeared to lack interest in the traditional professional services career path, one that required an intense work commitment early in their career in exchange for the chance to make partner later on.
As a result, PwC undertook a massive generational study, the largest of its kind, to better understand the attitudes and goals of its Millennial workforce. Together with the University of Southern California and the London Business School, PwC set out to survey tens of thousands of employees of PwC firms from around the world—in 18 territories, throughout every one of the PwC's lines of business (which include providing Assurance, Advisory and Tax services) and across all generational groups.
The results—PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study—was born, providing both qualitative and quantitative insight into the mindset of Millennials, and how they compare to other generations. By virtue of this sweeping study, which included more than 40,000 responses from Millennials and non-Millennials alike, PwC possesses the most comprehensive body of research into the aspirations, work styles and values of professional service employees in the Millennial generation. The findings both confirm and dispel stereotypes about Millennials and provide compelling guidance as to how organisations must adapt their companies to fit the demands of both Millennial and non-Millennial employees. These insights will drive workplace changes for entire populations of workers—Millennials and non-Millennials alike—throughout PwC and beyond.
All of PwC’s people are at the heart of their success, and create unmatched value for their clients and stakeholders. That’s why building a people experience like no other is a top priority for the firm. By focusing on leadership development, PwC is cultivating a generation of global leaders at all levels who are prepared to deliver an exceptional and consistent client experience in a constantly changing world.
By providing future leaders with coaching aligned with the PwC Professional career progression framework, PwC found that they were able to develop well rounded leaders who were able to meet or exceed the high performance expectations of the firm and its clients and stakeholders. As a result, the Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence (LC CoE) emerged.
In this session, attendees will hear a brief recap of the insights generated by the NextGen study and how PwC took action to create sustainable culture change. Attendees will also learn how PwC continues to invest in people and their leadership development experience, why the Firm placed a big bet on executive coaching for emerging leaders and how the LC COE supports building leadership at all levels and navigating an intergenerational workforce.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-27T21:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 27th 21:00 EDT
“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult,” Warren Bennis.
The challenge of “becoming” is not an independent function. It is a dynamic and continuous interaction between leaders and other members of an organization.
But how can leaders optimize this interaction, and stay connected with themselves while still serving others? Based on two recent blogs in Harvard Business Review, Dr. Pillay will discuss the biology of leadership synchrony, and how coaches can help leaders synchronize with their teams.
A recent study indicates that leaders synchronize their brainwave patterns with followers within 23 seconds. How do leaders synchronize with the brains of followers? Why is it important? What can coaches teach leaders to help them achieve this?
After an initial discussion of this model using various metaphors for self-other connection, Dr. Pillay will help coaches develop a new biological language to help leaders understand communication variables that will enhance their leadership synchrony.
He demonstrates how coaches can explain and help leaders execute greater presence, synchrony and resonance with their followers. From abstract concepts to implementation, you will learn how to simplify and apply five basic techniques. You will also learn the “why” that underlies these concepts to explain the process to clients.
This is a must attend session for coaches who want to learn cutting-edge and advanced neurocoaching techniques to help leaders achieve self-connection, team cohesion, negotiation, and interpersonal synchrony.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Tuesday, June 28th
2016-06-28T09:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 28th 9:00 EDT
The Inside Team is that collection of voices, beliefs, aspects of our personalities that sometimes work in harmony, and sometimes don’t. These inner conversations are so familiar to us that we often don’t stop to notice what we are really saying—or not saying—and the effect that has on our choices, our daily lives, and the cultures we create.
Its normal for humans to agree to do things, then for some reason, take actions that are not in alignment with those goals. “Good Team Players” often say “Yes” while discounting other ideas or thoughts inside their own minds - not wanting to be naysayers. When that happens, we miss wisdom and information that has not been spoken. However, only by bringing awareness to these other Inside Team Players can you gain the full wisdom of your team. With new insight and information, together you can create goals, projects, and alignment that actually work.
In this experiential and fun session with Cynthia Loy Darst, you will “Meet Your Inside Team” and find out how to listen to their wisdom. Then we will take it up a notch, and explore how our Inside Teams sometimes hold projects or a culture hostage. Learn how to work with an Inside Team rather than against it.
This simple yet powerful tool will unleash important conversations, and give you and your clients a way to address conflicts and concerns that they face every day.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-28T13:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 28th 13:00 EDT
While we may have the framework, tools, or process for our coachee’s immediate concern, as coaches we must also look at the possibilities that we bring - at our own world, our assets and limits, and our own blindspots. What else is possible? What further contribution might we make? What is possible for our coachees beyond the possibilities they already see?
When we learn to see our own world of possibilities, its power and its limits, and our own sense of the paths to our future, then we will be better able to open more valuable and meaningful possibilities to our coachees. The challenges that we face are always a product of our history and context that arise when we reach the limits of what we can see and do. Reaching the limits of our possibilities calls us to see with new eyes and embody new actions. This is a place to bring our fascination to the Path to the Possible.
Often the starting point of our coachee’s quest is a small one, to help solve a problem or alleviate a pain. We meet them where they’re at and help them address their concerns. But we can also learn to see where their concerns, breakdowns, or challenges arise from. We can begin to see their world, their assets and limits, their interpretations and their blindspots from our own experience.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-28T17:00:00-04:00 Tuesday, June 28th 17:00 EDT
In a world where your clients and prospects learn about you online before meeting you in person, your virtual brand is one of the most important assets of your coaching practice. Because we’re hard-wired to form biases (particularly the ones called primacy and anchoring in the world of behavioral science), building your brand in bits and bytes is no longer optional; it’s essential for success-minded coaches.
In addition to making a great digital first impression, being social media savvy is your key to standing out and attracting the attention of your ideal clients. But with so many social media tools now available, how do you know where to focus? In this presentation, Personal Branding Guru William Arruda takes the mystery out of social media, helping you create an easy-to-execute plan to be visible, available and engaged online.
It all starts with your LinkedIn profile as the hub of your digital branding strategy. LinkedIn has become the most powerful tool for expressing your personal brand. Not having a LinkedIn profile sends a message to prospective clients that you aren’t serious about your coaching practice, but just having a profile is not enough. You need your profile to differentiate you from myriad other coaches and increase your visibility with ideal clients. LinkedIn is also crucial for advancing your thought leadership, building relationships with clients and the media, and growing your practice.
In this session, you’ll learn counterintuitive but wildly valuable wisdom (be lazy, be an imposter and be secretive!) to make engaging in social media as easy as it is valuable. You’ll master the proven process that has helped thousands of coaches catapult their practice to new heights, along with special tips and tricks to help you integrate LinkedIn and other social media into your comprehensive communications plan.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Wednesday, June 29th
2016-06-29T09:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 29th 9:00 EDT
Talent according to a recent PwC survey for the annual Davos Meeting was number two on the list of critical issues or CEO’s. Keeping that talent fresh, engaged and innovative in a world where everything is changing fast is a real challenge but also a key. Building coaching into the DNA of an organization is a great way to keep your culture open to learning and testing new approaches and ideas and sharing impact and results - something we don’t do enough of in today’s businesses.
This workshop will take you through 3 tested approaches to building a coaching culture.
This workshop will give you insight into these approaches and how you can leverage them in your coaching practice to help your customers become leaders and learners who coach and help develop others. The road to keeping great talent is to have talent that cares about each other's success and helps each other succeed.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-29T13:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 29th 13:00 EDT
Two non-technology misfits invented a creative tool that has become the world’s ultimate vision board, Pinterest, with over 100 million users in just a half dozen years. The $11 Billion unicorn already has more than a billion ‘pins’ of interest!
Leadership guru, VC and bestselling author Mark Thompson is executive coach for the two brilliant cofounders, Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, who are now two of the world’s youngest billionaires. Their wish is to empower every human being with creative expression throughout your life and work--to help you to discover, catalog and share your most compelling ideas and greatest ambitions.
Learn how to create the ultimate vision board for you, your team and your clients from the world’s most successful master builders!
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2016-06-29T17:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 29th 17:00 EDT
If you spend much time talking to CEO’s or dealing with senior teams, the biggest strategic challenge they struggle with is how they should be addressing a growth gap, beyond what today’s core business is going to deliver. What we quickly learn when we look at many failed corporate efforts to truly drive innovation is that the very practices that drive success in a business-as-usual capacity can be anathema to innovation and young businesses. In this session, we will do a deep dive into one pervasive problem: the inability to appropriately allocate resources across a portfolio of initiatives.
For many companies, there are deep disconnects between four operational levers that lead to resources being squandered and to poor execution. The first is the strategy process. The second is the budget and planning process. The third is the process by which projects are approved and funded. And the fourth is what incentives and measures are used to evaluate people. How can you, as a coach, help your clients to understand that creating that alignment, which can mean making tough choices between different options, is a “C” level responsibility that, if not done well, can doom a firm to mediocre, slow-growth performance.
In this session, we will also be looking at a framework for how to measure a company’s top team’s alignment around the topic of its innovation strategy, with a “kite” metaphor for the different levers leaders can use to forge a common understanding of strategic goals. A diagnostic survey that coaches can use to quickly assess alignment will be demonstrated.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-29T21:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 29th 21:00 EDT
Description: In his work with Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, the renowned “questionologist” Warren Berger has stated that today’s most successful business leaders must be “curious questioners.” But how, exactly, can a leader use innovative questioning to keep pace with change and stay ahead of competitors? How can a “questioning leader” project confidence and expertise? And how might a business leader inspire others, at all levels of an organization, to question more? In this session, Warren will share insights, techniques, and an original “Beautiful Questions” framework that can be used by coaches to help their clients master the art of innovative questioning.
Today’s business executives need superb inquiry skills in order to deal with rising uncertainty, complexity and rapid change. And yet, for many leaders, this is a skill they’ve never mastered or even used much (traditionally, leaders and top executives have been expected to be “the answer people”). This presents a great challenge and opportunity for coaches who can help today’s executives transition to this new leadership approach—one that is based around asking the right questions, embracing uncertainty, and re-framing old problems in new ways. Executives who do this can spark innovative thinking throughout their organizations, anticipate what’s around the corner, and can help lead organizations in new directions.
But in order to do this, those leaders need question-training and coaching. The good news is that there are simple tools and practices that executive coaches can share with business leaders, helping them to transform the way they approach innovation and deal with dynamic change.
In his book, “A More Beautiful Question,” Warren Berger introduced an original 3-stage system of inquiry—based around using “Why,” “What If,” and “How” questions, sequentially, to address business challenges. That framework has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Inc. magazine. In this session, for the first time, Warren shares it with coaches and explains how to teach his inquiry system to executives to that they can absorb it quickly and being applying it immediately. And in this full-length session, Warren will show real-world examples of this inquiry framework in use; and he’ll show the best ways to teach it to an individual executives, a management team or a leadership group.
The fuller session will also delve into “collaborative inquiry” techniques that coaches can share with executives--tools that enable a leader to encourage more questioning throughout an organization. For example, Warren will show coaches how to share basic principles of Appreciative Inquiry with clients. He will also share collaborative inquiry techniques used by Google, IDEO, and others, involving the formation and use of “How Might We” questions to rally groups around a unifying challenge expressed as a question.
Finally, Warren will share question formulation techniques--also known as “question-storming”--that he developed in his collaborative work with the Right Question Institute. These techniques can be easily taught to managers and top executives--who can them use them for their own creative thinking, while also instilling this as a practice throughout the organization. All of these tools and techniques can help a business leader to begin to foster a “culture of inquiry”--which can raise levels of engagement and truly tap into the innovative thinking that can be found at all levels of the company.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Thursday, June 30th
2016-06-30T09:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 30th 9:00 EDT
Why is it that coaching is a skill that is on the increase and does not appear to be going away like other Learning and Development initiatives? This discussion will look at the changes in leadership behaviour as generation Y (people under the age of 31) position themselves for the management role. It will also look at why coaching as a management style is so critical to this change.
Following this we will focus on organisational coaching cultures briefly looking at coaching culture definitions, and some case studies of these. We will then move onto the three fundamental questions. For any organisation to develop its coaching culture, wherever it is on the journey, it must first be able to clearly answer three questions. During this session we will look at these three questions and help understand why they are so important to the development of a coaching culture.
The focal point of this discussion will be the Embark Coaching culture diagnostic, a unique tool that allows organisations to create, assess and develop a coaching culture. We shall build up the tool using the three fundamental questions and create a model during the discussion which will help us understand the full scope of a coaching culture within an organisation. This model will introduce the three maturity levels of coaching and also cover both the strategic and operational aspects required to make a coaching culture work.
At the end of this part of the discussion you will be introduce to the 9 dimensions of a coaching culture, the key aspects that if all address will deliver a coaching culture.
Finally we will introduce a case study piece of research that shows the current status of coaching cultures across the world based on over 1,000 respondents.
2016-06-30T13:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 30th 13:00 EDT
In a provocative and entertaining presentation Myles’s will lead us through a thought-process that challenges how we understand genius and thus shed new light on the jaded notion of human potential. The material that Myles will present is the result of 3 years of research by The Enabling Genius Project Team that he lead.
The current understanding of genius
From ancient Roman times genius has been understood in a number of quite different ways leaving us in the 21st Century with notion that genius is just for the very, very few – that human potential is, in fact, capped. Is there perhaps a more fitting definition of genius that will enable human beings to face up to today’s enormous challenges and take advantage of the equally great opportunities?
A new meaning for genius: the five propositions
What if genius is available to all? What if each of us could identify and develop a Unique Individual Genius? And could exploit their genius in the accomplishment of any task? What if inspirational Moments of Genius were not simply accidents that occasionally occur but could be set-up so they are more likely to happen? And what would change if we could work together in a state of collective genius?
The Pillars of Genius: Identity, Desire, Mental State and Mind-set, Learning
From all the research these four ‘pillars’ above emerged as central components of enabling genius. Together they form a kind of pathway to genius that each of us can tread.
The Coach as guide
In this model the coach acts like a guide, he or she knows the territory having been through it themselves, and can use the pillars as a framework to walk safely alongside the explorer of genius, the client
You Unique Genius as a coach
The final act of this presentation is guided exploration of you the participant’s unique genius as a coach so that you can nurture that for the benefit of your clients.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-06-30T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 30th 17:00 EDT
Is coaching becoming old hat? Could it be that the time has come for the next wave of human development innovation, one that builds on the accomplishments and power of coaching, but takes us to the next pinnacle of effective development, sustainable change, and true transformation? It’s certainly true that as experienced coaches, many of us are beginning to “break the rules” of the current model in order to best serve our clients.
Contrary to International Coach Federation (ICF) guidelines, we find that we sometimes need to give advice, teach our clients, tell stories, and more, and this can be especially true when working with organizational clients. Doing this well has, up to now, largely been based on intuition and trial and error. We find ourselves saying clumsy things like “well, let me take my coaching hat off for a minute and tell you what I think,” which can create inner turmoil and confusion as to what it is, exactly, we are doing! It’s time to expand the field and provide some help and guidelines for how and when to break the rules, with confidence and clarity as to the results we will create.
In this session, you’ll discover the neuroscience keys to blowing the lid off of coaching, including how and when to give advice that a client takes to heart, the most powerful and impactful way to tell a story (and when it is the very best thing you can do to move someone forward), and the role of teaching in the coaching relationship. We’ll explore the next possibility for powerful, effective human development—whether we continue to even call it coaching.OPEN FULL ARTICLE
Friday, July 1st
2016-07-01T09:00:00-04:00 Friday, July 1st 9:00 EDT
In this session I will share with you a revolutionary new way to build a coaching business.
First we have to acknowledge that the basic business model taught by business gurus does not work for 98% of the people who try it. So something is wrong with the model!
You know it: define your niche, market to their problems, establish credibility with content, book free consultations, offer your high priced package, book the coaching sessions.
Problem is: it doesn’t work.
In addition to this, there is a “secret sauce” that you need to thrive and it’s not “business experience”: you must OOZE Transformational Leadership and Coaching Confidence.
To create a new model, first we have to start with a new framework.
Coaching is a long term intimate relationship so it is more like dating than it is like business. Most of the basic “rules” of business are focused on doing transactions so it does not fit for us.
In our session we will walk through 9 steps of the new model and the “secret sauce”.
Here are three highlights of the new model to spark your curiosity
1) Old way: Coaching is 2-4 calls a month plus email contact (or some similar logistics)
UGH. That is a contracted conversational transaction NOT coaching.
Let’s start with a few BIG changes in how we deliver professional coaching including the essential realization your primary focus is on the transformation and results of your players.
In a relationship you schedule times to be together. But if you are talking and get into the middle of a deep topic when you need to get onto another call, you don’t say: OK, times up talk in 2 weeks…” NO! You say: “so sorry, I have another call right now, I will call you back in 2 hours so we can finish this conversation”. You also talk ANYTIME your player wants to talk; within reason. You check in every day to see how they are doing in their game. It’s a RELATIONSHIP!
Take it a BIG step forward…
When you are in a relationship with someone, you get to know the important people in their life! Coaches need to invest the time to talk with their romantic partner, boss, key customer… the 3-5 most influential people in the players’ life.
2) Old Way: In your marketing communications, focus on their pain and the problem you solve.
Coaching is NOT an intervention for problems; instead speak to the relationship of shared purpose and transformational possibilities for a better world. You wouldn’t start a relationship by telling them that you can solve their loneliness problem! Plus when you focus on pain and problems you add to the stigma that a coaching relationships need to be a secret!
3) Old Way: Create content to establish your authority and credibility.
While sharing a valuable insight is helpful, your authority does not come from this.
As a Coach, there is only ONE thing that gives you credibility: the transformation and results of your players.
To do this, we MUST break the stigma and secrecy of coaching confidentiality. Ask your players to acknowledge that they are coaching with you AND to regularly share about their progress with a “Thanks Coach” directed to you. Your players sharing success while it is happening is your true marketing for the Connected Age.
And the big benefit: every share boosts your Secret Sauce ability OOZE “Coaching confidence”.
You can live into your dream of being a thriving professional coach with a structure that both honors the true nature of coaching and is financially rewarding!
2016-07-01T13:00:00-04:00 Friday, July 1st 13:00 EDT
As leadership, wellness or personal coaches we often have split second decisions on how to most effectively be of service to our clients. Would their pathway forward be accelerated the best by questions or interventions in either the Physical, Environmental, Relational, Feeling, Effective thinking, Continuity (lessons from past, present or future) or Transcendent domains? How can we help them know, and have a toolbox or mindset ready to increase their self awareness, self responsibility and capacity for action?
To be most effective we need to be skilled in multiple approaches to assess the challenge and have multiple interventions available in real time. If you’ve invested in coach training, continuing education workshops or seminars chances are you have “unconscious competence” – e.g you know more than you think you know! PERFECT will help you organize and access the key knowledge you have, but may elude you when you most need it.
But we all don’t know everything, the PERFECT scan will help you identify areas for your own personal and professional growth.
We’ll explore each of the areas below with vignettes based on coaching multinational CEOs, Olympic hopefuls and less extreme examples as the model is helpful with everyone, ourselves and our children or friends.
P What interventions can we use based on a biological and physical level, from the corporate athlete to medical compliance?
E Looking at the systems and the environment around are there ways to impact our environment or resources we overlook?
R What relationships could be sustaining us more effectively?
From family, friends to stakeholders, shareholders customers or
the media? Most key, our relationships with ourselves.
F What’s an emotional profile? Can we tap into our emotional intelligence? Can we harness the power of positive emotion to create an upward spiral of performance and access flow states?
E Are we thinking effectively and flexibly? What is a cognitive profile, how can it match to the clients challenge? How about our clients experience of their cognitive profile or distortions?
C What lessons from crucible experiencing are we not mining for the gold? What positive stories are we not harvesting? Are we able to operate in the moment? Be fully present? What is our relation to and vision of our future and how can we use it?
T When facing major obstacles, do we have multiple pathways to transcendent resources that are the most powerful for many of us? How developed is our awareness of our values, our purpose and the meaning in what we do. Do we have a deep appreciation of our clients, and ourselves?OPEN FULL ARTICLE
2016-07-01T17:00:00-04:00 Friday, July 1st 17:00 EDT
The world of our business environment has grow very flat, requiring us to expand our capacity to work effectively across a broad range of different cultures.
In this age of technology, people skills are at a premium and the ability to inspire others and empower their leadership is a key component of leadership effectiveness.
Also, our business environment is facing an unprecedented rate of change, becoming more complex and unpredictable every day. If they are not are not able to generate effective alliances and relationships, leaders will surely fail.
It is unreasonable to think of developing leaders as we have in the past. There is a rising premium on our ability to interact with others in ways that are both personal and effective.
Coaching is a core competency of effective leadership and a vital ingredient in our ability to manage and lead others. People are any organization’s greatest asset and mastery of key coaching skills expand any leader’s ability to capture the talent and creativity of a diverse population.OPEN FULL ARTICLE