How Coaching Changes Minds

  • November 10, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


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This 90 minute session will explore the cognitive science that makes coaching more effective than traditional learning programs for achieving lasting behavioral change.  Participants will come away with a new appreciation of how to leverage this connection with executive coaching clients along with a tool for deepening awareness and facilitating client growth.

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Summary Details

When: November 10, 2021 , 7-8:30PM

Presenters: Joe McCafferty, PCC

Format:  Virtual - Zoom Meeting, cameras will be enabled

CCEUs:1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs 

Who is this event for: Certified coaches who would like to deepen their understanding of the cognitive science supporting coaching and explore an opportunity to expand their executive coaching capabilities.

The Event

Over the last 50 years or so, psychologists have developed a much better understanding of how we learn.  More recently, researchers have used modern imaging techniques to observe what happens to the brain during the learning process.  We now know that our brains actually change as we leave old behaviors behind and embrace new ones.  

As coaches, we use a disciplined process that encourages our clients to reflect deeply on what might be keeping them from achieving their goals.  Through our focused listening and powerful questioning, we prompt clients to identify their values and develop new insights about changes they must make to achieve their vision of success.  Then, we support them on that journey by providing the ongoing reflection and adjustments needed to achieve their full potential.    

During this 90 minute session, we’ll explore the cognitive science that makes coaching  more effective than traditional learning programs for developing new insights and achieving lasting behavioral change.  We’ll also explore why leaders need a more comprehensive approach to help them develop the skills and behaviors to achieve maximum impact.  

Participants will:

  • Understand how the coaching process supports the cognitive functions involved in learning.

  • Appreciate the importance of additional supports to help leaders understand how to maximize their performance.

  • Develop a plan for improving support for a coaching client.

  • Have an opportunity to learn more about the TandemCoachTM approach and certification process.




Introduction and Overview

Introduce the speaker, topics to cover, and connection to the ICF competencies.

The Science of Learning

Review the history of learning theory and describe how modern cognitive science has advanced what we know about the learning process.

How Coaching Can Optimize Learning

Describe the potential for coaching to optimize several steps in the learning process.

The Missing Piece

Describe why traditional leadership training models fall short on driving growth and development.


Describe how TandemCoaches leverage online resources to extend growth and development opportunities.  Provide link for participants to learn more.


About the Event Sponsor


Joe McCafferty

Managing Director

Tandem Solutions

Joe co-founded Tandem Solutions in 2002.  He is a former practice leader at Accenture, and corporate officer at Fidelity Investments, and several small technology startups. His expertise lies in complex organizational change and leadership assessment and training.

Over the past 15 years Joe has developed and refined the Tandem Solutions LongitudinaLearningTM approach that brings together key concepts from adult learning theory, coaching, and cognitive science to help participants develop new insights that lead to lasting behavior change.  These efforts have led to the creation of the TandemCoachTM program that certifies coaches to leverage Tandem Solutions tools to help their clients achieve lasting success.

Joe routinely provides Coaching to executive leaders. He has been a featured speaker at both national and international conferences, and has led numerous executive level retreats to build leadership teams.  He has served as chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association National Board of Directors and an appointed Director for the Harvard Alumni Association, where he chaired the Continuing Education Committee.

Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard College.  He is certified to deliver and interpret several assessment instruments, including the Hogan series, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and DISC.  He is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach.

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