Tools, tips and teachings from the world's greatest coaches all with one aim — empowering you to be a transformational coach.
106 - Paul Zonneveld: Introducing Systemic Intelligence to Organisations
1:07:11We are living in times when we urgently need to start thinking in terms of systems rather than isolated parts. In this conversation with leadership consultant Paul Zonneveld we dive into the foundations of the systemic approach to working with organisations, locating the blockages, the role of sensing and intuition, presencing unwanted parts and working with the soul of the organisation. Paul Zonneveld is an internationally experienced leadership consultant who guides leaders, professionals and organizations in growth, change and transformation processes. Paul is a Mobius Executive Leadership senior faculty for top team interventions with over twenty-five years of international business experience in various roles. He has unique expertise in understanding systems, enabling him to offer insight into how to manage change and transformation for leaders of large companies, those who find themselves in complex situations or those going through M&A.
105 - Darren Gold: Meaning-making, Leadership & Identity Construction
1:11:35The way we ascribe meaning informs every aspect of our lived experience; it may be the single most impactful place to look when we want to create change. In this conversation with executive leadership coach Darren Gold we explore the impact of meaning-making on leadership behaviour, locating leadership blockages, how adult development impacts meaning-making and wiring beliefs into the body. Darren Gold is the CEO of The Trium Group where he is one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors to CEOs and leadership teams of many of the most well-known organizations. He combines leadership development, executive coaching, and management consulting to help organizations turn leadership into their greatest competitive advantage. Darren trained as a lawyer, worked at McKinsey & Co., was a partner at two San Francisco investment firms, and served as the CEO of two companies.
104 - Debra Pearce-McCall: Interpersonal Neurobiology & Working with Emergence
1:07:02The impact of our relating is becoming ever more recognised as a crucial piece of the puzzle in our ability to thrive. In this conversation with psychologist and consultant Debra Pearce-McCall we dive into interpersonal neurobiology, the emergent property of mind and how to harness it in coaching, emotional contagion and its implications, the dance of emergence and structure and relationality in the workplace. Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD, is a psychologist, consultant and mind coach, who brings the latest understandings of our relating minds and brains into everything she does. She works with leaders, healthcare professionals, coaches, educators, and other folks who want to bring mindful, compassionate presence and applied neuroscience into their lives and their mentoring work with people. Debra has been active in the cutting-edge field of interpersonal neurobiology for over a decade and integrates its meta-framework with state of the art tools, including mind-body methods that help strengthen the nervous system and brain, and powerful skill builders, like Conversational Intelligence®.
103 - Kiosh Iselin: The Role of Desire in Habit Creation
55:35Learning how to motivate ourselves and our clients is key to creating the changes we want. Simply knowing what’s good for us isn’t enough for us to change our behaviour, so what role does desire play in the physiology of habit formation? In this conversation with desire coach Kiosh Iselin we explore the mechanics of desire, the role of desire in habit creation, hacking the dopaminergic reward system and working with self-blaming and procrastination. Kiosh Iselin is the founder of The Desire Clinic, whose mission is to reconnect desire, pleasure and health. The Desire Clinic was born out of a passion to further understand how motivation functions in habit formation after Kiosh discovered that the desire system (known as the dopaminergic reward system) has a significant impact on behaviour. He is a Mayo Clinic Trained Wellness Coach, has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and a Masters of Arts in Political Science.
102 - Tomas Björkman: Navigating the Cultural Shift & Fostering a Developmental Society
1:09:34We are facing the shifting of an age. Humanity can and must radically transform - what individual and collective actions are constructive to facilitate this process? In this conversation with entrepreneur Thomas Björkman we take a meta view of the current times of social and political upheaval and explore lessons from deep history to deep psychology, considerations in transforming complex systems, the fragility and transformation of social constructs and the individual shifts we can make. Tomas Björkman is a social entrepreneur, thinker, writer, and philanthropist. Formerly a serial entrepreneur in banking, real estate, media and IT, Tomas has since shifted his efforts toward catalyzing a human culture of consciousness development that can drive societal change. He is the co-founder of the Ekskäret Foundation in Stockholm, which aims to catalyze higher levels of individual and societal consciousness by supporting social entrepreneurs and operating arenas that bring change agents together. He is also the author of The Market Myth, The Nordic Secret and The World We Create.
101 - Deb Dana: Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Coaching
1:06:17As coaches, we understand the need to meet our clients where they’re at and instinctively tune into their nervous systems. Polyvagal theory helps us refine this capacity and provides a framework to help our clients understand their nervous systems better. In this conversation with consultant Dab Dana we explore the three organising principles of polyvagal theory, coregulation, methods of self-regulation, how to adapt to your client’s nervous system and how to approach trauma. Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives. She is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both understandable and accessible - for clinicians and curious people alike. Deb is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the author of several books, including the upcoming book, “Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory”.
100 - Amanda Blake: Memory Reconsolidation & the Neuroscience of Change
1:07:41The way we engage with the world is largely rooted in learned habits that are deeply embodied. How can neuroscience and embodied coaching inform how we help our clients change? In this conversation with leadership coach Amanda Blake we dive into the neuroscience of change, ways of knowing, how to work with embodied habits and the deep philosophical waters of transformation. Amanda Blake is a Leadership Coach, creator of the popular Body = BrainⓇ course on the neurobiology of experiential learning and author of the forthcoming book Your Body Is Your Brain. In addition to teaching about the art and science of embodiment, she works with leaders worldwide to help them become their best self, enjoy life more, and make a bigger contribution. She is a Master Somatic Leadership Coach and holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.
99 - Holly Woods: The Golden Thread of Purpose
1:02:23Purpose is often spoken about as an elusive thing that requires a certain amount of luck to locate it. But what if purpose was something that was woven throughout our lives, leaving hints at every turn? In this conversation with master coach Holly Woods we explore purpose as a golden thread throughout our lives, how to recognise it, how purpose manifests through stages of development and the magic and struggle around purpose that manifest in the later stages of development. Holly Woods PhD is a master coach, mentor and the founder of Purpose Launch Lab who works with individuals, organizations and businesses to align their lives and work with soul purpose. She brings 30 years of consulting and coaching in human and organizational development and two decades of experience building and scaling business and products to help entrepreneurs, visionaries and innovators create impact. Holly helps clients uncover their nuanced purpose, gain the capacities and mindset to attain their unreasonable goals, and align decisions, products and systems around what matters most. She is the author of The Golden Thread: Finding Purpose in the Stages of Your Life.
98 - Ram Ramanathan: Unpacking Systemic Coaching & Redefining the Industry
1:06:32Coaching is still a relatively new modality and remains unregulated; as such it’s a rich ground for innovation as well as ethically questionable behaviour. In this conversation with master coach Ram Ramanathan we discuss the dark side of the coaching industry, systemic coaching, working with stakeholder perspectives and fostering collective intelligence. Ram S. Ramanathan MCC is a master coach for leaders who wish to embark on their Hero's Journey and founder of Coacharya. As a leadership development coach, Ram works with groups and individuals on issues of team-building, alignment of cultural values, co-creation of vision to action plans, strategic performance issues of engagement, and coping with VUCA. He has authored several books on Eastern philosophy and published articles internationally on mindless awareness in coaching. He teaches as an adjunct faculty at post graduate programs and speaks at events related to human development.
97 - Kimberley Parsons: The Power of Team Coaching
1:03:24Organisations are increasingly aware of the extent to which their efficacy and success depends upon their teamwork. In this conversation with executive and team coach Kimberley Parsons we explore the scope and process of team coaching, decoding norms in the ecosystem, key issues that teams struggle with, and harnessing collective intelligence. Kimberley Lewis Parsons is an executive and team coach, master facilitator and speaker who partners with teams and leaders to help them reach higher levels of performance and results. With over nineteen years serving in Fortune 500 and not-for-profit companies, her experiences position her to bring pragmatism and a results focus, as well as an emphasis on the heart and humanity to her clients. Kimberley is the founder of Created For Greatness, llc - a leadership effectiveness company dedicated to helping leaders and teams achieve more meaningful outcomes and increased effectiveness in their workplace, communities, and relationships.