This month many cultures will celebrate the June Solstice – the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Around the world, the solstice served as an ancient anchor for farming, indicating when it was time to plant and harvest crops. Today it still signifies shifts in nature, change and new beginnings.
As we shift gears this month, it may be the perfect time to welcome play and creativity into your life and coaching practice. IOC programming offers plenty of resources for adding fun, creativity, and lightness to your life, work, and relationships.
Our last research dose features a 2017 article by Lockwood and O’Connor about the implications of play and playfulness for coaching. Cultivating playfulness in coaching means helping coachees adopt an attitude and mindset that integrates creativity, spontaneity, wit, and optimism into work, play, and interpersonal experiences. A playful mindset and engaging in play increases wellbeing, counteracts stress, improves creativity, and enhances relationships.
Upcoming webinars will also help you unlock creativity and improve wellbeing. Todd Cherches will show how to leverage the power of visual imagery, mental models, metaphor, analogy, storytelling and humor. Melissa Hankins will discuss how to recognize and work with trauma in your coaching practice.
Join us for CoachX (LinkedIn Live) conversations with Morag Barrett to explore insights about the power of professional relationships and Shaunna Gold about embracing race in our lives and relationships.
We hope you will engage with us this month to bolster your own resources and deepen your ability as a coach to alleviate human suffering and unleash creativity in service of human connection and wellbeing.
Our second REI Lesson: Coaching REI to Professional Coaches includes valuable resources on the Signs and Symptoms of racism, Antiracism initiatives, Macro & Micro aggressions and the short and long term effects of Racial Stress.
Only in recent years (emerging in the 1950s and resurfacing in the early 2000s) have researchers focused on the value of play and playfulness for adults. It turns out that play and playfulness are sources of well-being for adults, both at work and home.
Impact Players are people who are making an extraordinary difference in their companies, their communities, and the world. But what is it that these people are doing differently from others? How do they show up differently? In this CoachX Conversation, Liz Wiseman and Carol Kauffman talk about how we can show up in a way that helps our influence and impact....
It is well documented that a diverse workforce is very critical to overall performance, productivity, and profitability. Yet, there is an area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is often overlooked, but extremely valuable.
And that is AGE....
Have you ever wondered what drives the divide between your clients who readily meet their goals and those who continue to struggle, even despite their strong intentions and readiness to change? The answer lies deep in the brain. Recent findings in behavioral neuroscience and cognitive psychology have shed light on novel mechanisms of behavior change that call for a reexamination of the coaching tools we’ve been taught to use for decades. Learn which conventional approaches help some but hurt many, and how to help your clients instead train a mindset shown to drive automaticity and habit formation in psychologically safe and sustainable ways.
Learn how you can work more effectively with leaders in age diverse teams and environments. Based on his groundbreaking work in the area of age diversity, Adrion introduces a litany of tools that you can use in your life to get unstuck in your own career, and working with others in your day to day life.
Adrion is a speaker, age inclusion advocate, brand builder, and the founder of Mid-Career Mastery. He is also the creator of the #FabulousOver40 Spotlight Series on LinkedIn, and the podcast creator and host of Gen X Amplified....
From a trio of authors, best friends, and leadership development consultants, You, Me, We is a book for leaders who want to improve―at leading, yes, but also at their lives. How so? By building deep, long-lasting relationships that set everybody up for success....
“We are living an earned life when the choices, risks, and effort we make in each moment align with an overarching purpose in our lives, regardless of the eventual outcome.”...
VisuaLeadership [noun]: The art and science of applying visual thinking and visual communication tools, tips, and techniques, in order to turn your vision into reality....
Why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions?...
Join Carol Kauffman and Marshall Goldsmith as they explore insights from his new book The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment.
Join Jeff Hull and Morag Barrett as they explore the insights from her new book You, Me, We. Why We all need a friend at work (and how to show up as one!).
Join us Wednesday, March 29th for our next CoachX Conversation with Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold about embracing race. Dr. Shaunna will be talking with the Institute of Coaching’s Director of Education, Pamela Larde as a follow-up to a public webinar with the IOC.
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