Eye on Coaching
University of British Columbia
On June 24 and 25 I will support their big vision for coaching in every environment—corporations, not for profits, clubs and religious organizations, communities, and, of course, academia—by offering the keynote to An Eye on Coaching, UBC’s summer symposium at the Ponderosa Centre on the main Vancouver campus. There are still a few places left, so sign up at the Eye on Coaching web page .
I’ll trace my own journey into coaching as a way to highlight one in many different journeys toward this way of helping people and groups define their goals and dreams, and to act effectively toward those dreams. My first dreams of a vocation included the Peace Corps and then the diplomatic corps so that I could educate in the developing world. I did neither of these things but they seem now to be a window into some kind of partnering with people who are different from me so that we both might learn from each other.
After the keynote, I’ll facilitate one of several concurrent workshops on coaching in different environments. My group will look at Coaching to Build Community, a relatively new interest of mine and one I’m excited about—mostly because I expect to participate in a lively discussion and plan for expanding this type of coaching.
Finally, I’ll close the conference with Dreaming of Possibilities for Coaching in which I’ll connect the latest research in neuroscience to the work I’ve done for the last 10 years in positive processes, particularly in Appreciative Coaching. I’ll dream with fellow participants about where this work and other cutting edge work in coaching may take us in the future.
Consider coming to this energizing workshop. If this is not possible, and you’re interested in these topics, consider asking me to come to speak to YOUR organization.