Conversations that Inspire: Coaching for Growth and Change
February 13 (WEBINAR)
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Presenter: Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D. and Ellen B. Van Oosten, PhD
February 13, 2020 ICF-ICF Webinar 12-1:30 pm
Great coaches move us. They move us through a basic human process - our emotions. Effective coaches establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are in tune with others around them. They create and nurture resonant relationships through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. The combined effect of resonant relationships and vision-based coaching results in dramatically more effective results.
Sometimes coaches can become too focused on specific goals and measurements, activating neural networks that support problem-solving. This can lead to chronic stress and can suppress other neural networks needed for creativity. To be most effective, coaches must develop facility with both types of neural networks and develop techniques to reverse the effects of stress and revive themselves. These renewal experiences help a person become more cognitively, perceptually, and emotionally open and more motivated to help others learn, develop, and innovate – which is the ultimate purpose of coaching.
Based on decades of original research into emotional intelligence and coaching, including dozens of longitudinal studies as well as hormonal and neuroimaging studies, our presenters will lead the audience through examples of what effective coaching feels like, as well as understanding the neural processes that foster or inhibit it.
- Identify the process for developing sustainable improvement on Emotional Intelligence, resonant relationships and the central role of compassion in it.
- Describe the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional Attractor in motivating change or encouraging the status quo regression.
- Understand how coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways but coaching for compliance is not.
- Identify the neural activations involved in these two forms of coaching and why one prepares a person to consider change and learning and the other closes their minds.
- Learn how to coach others to develop Emotional Intelligence, resonant leadership, and to sustainably change.
About the Presenters:
Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D. is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director of Executive Education at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. He also serves as Vice President of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC). Prior to his academic career, Melvin spent nearly 15 years in a series of Sales, Marketing and Organization Development roles at a number of Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Pepsi and H.J. Heinz. Melvin's teaching and research focus on leadership, leadership development, executive coaching and the development and use of human and social capital in organizations.
Ellen B. Van Oosten, PhD is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director of Executive Education at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. She is also Director of the Weatherhead Coaching Research Lab. Her research and teaching interests include coaching, leadership development, intentional change and emotional intelligence. She has authored several academic and practitioner articles and has over twenty years of experience coaching executives and leaders. She is a board-certified coach and holds the ICF coach certification.
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