Driving Peak Performance – Positive Psychology in Leadership, Coaching & the Workplace

Positive Psychology has been described as the ‘science of what makes life worth living’. The evidence is building that its application enhances peak performance by contributing directly to greater well-being, physical health, life satisfaction, engagement and achievement in work, study and life. At the same time it’s application acts as a protective factor resulting in less anxiety, stress and depression coupled …

Introduction to Evidence Based Coaching, New York, November 8, 2018

Introduction to Evidence Based Coaching

Over the last two decades the use of coaching as a means of enhancing performance and development in organizations has increased substantially. This trend shows no sign of slowing down. At the same time there has been exponential growth in the amount of coaching research, and increased interest in the development of evidence-based approaches to coaching. Despite this, there is …

International Coach Supervision Training in New York

International Coach Supervision Training

As director of the Coaching Center of Excellence at the Association of Talent Development NYC, and in collaboration with the Institute of Coaching and the International Coach Federation NYC, I am delighted to announce that Tatiana Bachkirova, Professor of Coaching Psychology and Director of the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring at Oxford Brooks University will be facilitating Coach Supervision …

When You’re Neither E nor I: Beyond Sorting Hat Personality Measures

“The personality assessment industry is estimated to be worth $2bn per year and the choice of assessments can be overwhelming. In order to simplify the decision in the face of so many alternatives, we deploy our trusty cognitive shortcuts and revert to the same small selection, making trade-offs between depth, validity, cost and ease of use.” At ATD NYC’s recent …

What makes a great team coach?

What makes a great team coach?

Great one-to-one coaches possess knowledge, skill and a set of personal attributes that include compassion, curiosity, courage and humility. Great team coaches need all of this – and more! The increase in complexity from supporting a learning dialogue with one person to a dialogue amongst a group of people (who may or may not be a team to begin with) …

The Unparalleled Power of Questions: Action Learning Coach Experience

The Unparalleled Power of Questions: Action Learning Coach Experience

ATD NYC’s Coaching SIG kicked off the year with an insightful session on Action Learning led by our new VP of SIGs, Mies de Koning, a Certified Coach with the World Institute of Action Learning. Mies shared the fascinating history of Action Learning, which was first practiced with Coal Miners in the U.K. as a way of solving urgent and important problems while they …