The Science of Effective Coaching

Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D.

When: June 11th, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Great coaches move us. They move us through a basic human process—our emotions. Effective coaches are literally in tune with others around them, establishing a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They nurture these resonant relationships through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. The combined effect of vision-based coaching and resonant client relationships results in dramatically more effective coaching experiences.

Most coaches are too focused on problems and specific remedial goals, losing their effectiveness over time. The cumulative effect of a preoccupation with problems and measurement, along with the damage from chronic stress, activates neural networks useful in problem solving but suppresses neural networks needed for openness to new ideas, people, and moral concerns. To be effective and sustainable in coaching, a person must develop facility with both major neural networks, as well as techniques to reverse the effects of stress and revive themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally. These renewal experiences help coaches become more open, cognitively, perceptually, and emotionally.  As a result, coaches become better at motivating others to learn, develop, and innovate.

Based on decades of his own and colleagues’ research into emotional intelligence (EI) competencies and coaching, including dozens of longitudinal studies and hormonal and neuroimaging studies, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of what effective coaching feels like, as well as understanding the neural processes that foster or inhibit it.   

Format: Online videoconference

Fee: $50 per participant

CE Credits: 1.5
The Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP, Division 13) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Consulting Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Target Audience: The content will be relevant for coaches at an intermediate level of skill.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a process for developing sustainable improvement on EI and resonant relationships, as well as the central role of compassion in them.
  2. Define and describe the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional.
  3. Describe how coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways and coaching for compliance is not; describe why compassion is crucial to the sustainability of the leader (i.e., the coach) as well.
  4. Describe the neural activations involved in these two forms of coaching and why one prepares a person to consider change and learning and the other does not.
  5. Describe techniques in how to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, and to sustainably change.
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