Embracing and Enabling Change – Keynote Sessions

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KEYNOTE 1: Aboodi Shabi: Does coaching still matter?

In the current climate, coaching might look like a luxury or “discretionary” spend, and positive thinking (and the idea that we can have it all) can seem simplistic and irrelevant. How, then, can coaching still matter?
In this session, we will explore the idea that, now more than ever, coaching is about more, far more, than helping people achieve their goals. In times of great change and uncertainty, we need to go beyond what we know, which requires resilience, creativity, and a focus on well-being.
If the coaching profession is to survive, and to make a meaningful contribution, then it, too, will need to change to suit the times, and to address the concerns of the world we live in. We need to become more creative about what we do. We need to be able to go beyond merely working with performance and results, and explore deeper questions – questions of meaning and well-being, and to support our clients in being able to navigate the difficult times we are living in, and to face the uncertain future ahead, supporting them in developing a renewed sense of purpose and greater resilience.
This will be a thought-provoking and stimulating presentation, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work. There will also be time for questions and conversation.

Keynote 2a Work/life balance in coaching & mentoring: David Clutterbuck

Work-life balance issues are one of the most common emergent themes in coaching and mentoring. Clients have frequently become habituated to behaviours and perspectives that either stimulate conflict between their work and non-work lives, or cause them to live much narrower lives than they aspire to. To be helpful in these circumstances, coaches need a portfolio of practical tools to enable clients to understand the nature of the choices they can make, the forces that act upon they to diminish choice, and how they can regain a greater measure of control over their lives.

Keynote 2b The Neuroscience of Positive Thinking: How to help our coaching clients succeed! : Christopher Samsa

Positive thought leads to positive behavioural change. What can neuroscience teach us as coaches to help our clients succeed in making positive changes leading to long-term fulfilment?
Many recent discoveries about the brain are providing hard evidence for how and why a more flexible approach to coaching is needed in the 21st century especially during turbulent times. With phrases like neuroplasticity now part of everyday language, what else can we learn from neuroscience that can help us in our everyday working lives and in all human interactions?
Can understanding our brains contribute to more creative thinking, solution focus and better decision making?
In this interactive keynote, Chris will introduce and demonstrate some ideas, techniques and tools, based on the latest findings from neuroscience that you can take away and start using in your own lives and with clients.

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