Breakfast and a Book Club

  • September 14, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith and Ellen Van Oosten

Join ICF NYC for its September Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten.

Summary Details

When: Sept 14, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

CCEUs: 1 TBD

About The Book

Title: Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth

Authors: Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Description: You're trying to help--but is it working? Helping others is a good thing. Often, as a leader, manager, doctor, teacher, or coach, it's central to your job. But even the most well-intentioned efforts to help others can be undermined by a simple truth: We almost always focus on trying to "fix" people, correcting problems or filling the gaps between where they are and where we think they should be. Unfortunately, this doesn't work well, if at all, to inspire sustained learning or positive change. There's a better way. In this powerful, practical book, emotional intelligence expert Richard Boyatzis and Weatherhead School of Management colleagues Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten present a clear and hopeful message. The way to help someone learn and change, they say, cannot be focused primarily on fixing problems, but instead must connect to that person's positive vision of themselves or an inspiring dream or goal they've long held. This is what great coaches do--they know that people draw energy from their visions and dreams, and that same energy sustains their efforts to change, even through difficult times. In contrast, problem-centered approaches trigger physiological responses that make a person defensive and less open to new ideas. The authors use rich and moving real-life stories, as well as decades of original research, to show how this distinctively positive mode of coaching-what they call "coaching with compassion"--opens people up to thinking creatively and helps them to learn and grow in meaningful and sustainable ways. Filled with probing questions and exercises that encourage self-reflection, "Helping People Change" will forever alter the way all of us think about and practice what we do when we try to help.”

About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

Meeting Guidelines:

  • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

  • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

  • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

 

Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host

 

Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Director

 

www.BigBoldIdeas.com

www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

@BigBoldIdeas

                    

Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

 




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