Dealing With an Awesome Future
Presented by Dr. Bob Reck
Pudits talk about profound change in the world, yet usually aren't specifi about areas where it will impact our lives and how, moreover they project a depressing 'linear' future. This upbeat talk addresses a future based on ‘extremely’ rapid, nonlinear change – places where science and technology are advancing at ‘an exponentially increasing exponential rate.’
What are some of the changes, and how will they affect our life, business, and the profession of coaching.
A brief list of some topics that fit this ‘changing-hyper-fast’ criteria include: information technology (computers, etc.), medical and health – including extended life spans, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, power creation, climate management, education, miniaturization, and developing ‘human’ intelligence.
This talk will take a look at some of these areas (depending on available time), talk about the harbingers of an awesome future, and touch on what these shifts mean for us as coaches to the people immersed in this world and reacting to these changes.
About our Speaker:
Dr. Bob Reck is semi-retired dividing his time between consulting, coaching, and entrepreneurial activities for profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is President of Kendall Consulting Group (KCG), a general management consulting, executive education, and coaching professional services firm. His consulting and coaching work focuses on assisting clients and teams to achieve growth, navigate change, and achieve high performance, often using information technology. He worked with several other international consultancies and opened and directed one firm's European Offices. He was a visiting professor at Babson College and has taught at other schools including Harvard University and Boston University. He is a futurist, public speaker, personal coach, minister, semi-professional photographer, an artist, and author.
Dr. Reck has worked with clients around the world in many industries, including high technology, pharmaceuticals, health care, telecommunications, steel, publishing, broadcasting, photographic supplies, building products, public utilities, financial services and government.
Previous to founding KCG, he worked for CSC Index, Index International, U.S. Department of Transportation and Mitre Corporation. He has been honored for starting a successful internal strategic and business planning consultancy and for launching an international consultancy. Dr. Reck has also worked with the Denver Research Institute, and the Universities of Denver and New Hampshire, Harvard University, Babson College and Boston University. He served on several Boards.