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2021 Conference: Envisioning the Future of Coaching Together

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2021 Conference: Envisioning the Future of Coaching Together
Video Still of Melvin Smith and Margaret Moore

A direct application of self-determination theory is a leadership coaching model based on Intentional Change Theory, developed by Richard Boyatzis at the Weatherhead School of Management and laid out in the book, Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth, co-authored by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. This session will harvest this conference’s learnings with an interactive audience experience.  Together we will create a vision for the field of coaching, an ideal state that is anchored in strength, our collective passion, purpose, values and dreams. We will also describe our current state, and some steps forward to an ideal future.

Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the Case Weatherhead School of Management. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC).  

Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.  He also holds a B.S. degree in General Management and Accounting from Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing from Clark-Atlanta University.  

Dr. Smith’s research and teaching focus on leadership and emotional intelligence in the workplace, as well as the development and use of human and social capital in organizations through executive coaching.  He is co-author (with Richard Boyatzis and Ellen Van Oosten) of the book, Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth (Harvard Business Review Press).

Margaret Moore, MBA (aka Coach Meg), is an entrepreneur, executive coach, and coach trainer. From 1983-1999 she was an executive in the biotechnology industry in the US, UK, Canada, France. She served in leadership roles at three companies which later joined Sanofi, and served as CEO and COO of two biotech companies. In 2000, Margaret founded Wellcoaches Corporation, now a standard-bearer for professional coaches in healthcare and wellness, having trained more than 12,000 coaches in 50 countries.

Margaret is co-founder (2009) and chair of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and a course director of the Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference organized by the Institute of Coaching and delivered by Harvard Medical School since 2008.

She teaches transformational leadership for the Harvard Medical School Office of Global Education, and coaching psychology at Harvard Extension School. She is co-founder and member of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching, a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners, that has launched national standards and certification of health and wellness coaches as a new profession in health care.

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