My colleague Lynette Davis is hosting an interview series this month with “women game-changers” who she believes are making an impact in the world. I’m honored to be kicking off her Be the Change series with a video interview.
Can coaches really change the world? It appears that we already are! On Mar 5, 2013 from 8:00-9:00 AM Pacific (11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern, 16:00-17:00 GMT), I’ll present a live, free webinar for Most Powerful Life on the topic Coaches and Social Change: The New Wave. In every country where coaching exists, coaches are working to bring positive change to their communities, societies, and the environment.
Come to this webinar and learn about some of the many coaches worldwide who have become social changemakers. Find inspiration for your world-changing desires, identify new resources to help implement your changemaking goals, and discover others who are on the same path. Then learn how to get started doing more changemaking of your own. Register at no charge with Most Powerful Life.
Coach Mary Gorham told me recently that she and nine others have been working at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management, “doing research on how one’s connection to one’s inner wisdom and calling as well as one’s sense of interconnectedness to others and all species can give a deeper commitment to sustainability initiatives in corporations and other institutions. As part of this, we are identifying coaching tools and other practices that serve this effort well, and hope to bring this work to a community of businesses that are interested in embedding their sustainability strategy in their business strategy in a fuller way, in service of creating both a flourishing business and flourishing world.” Read the rest of this entry »
I have a guest post in the Coaches Training Institute blog this week about the connection between world-changing coaches and Co-Active Coaching.
As I collected these examples of world-changing coaches, I found that a compelling majority of them were CTI graduates or students. At first I thought this was my own bias, because I know so many coaches in the Co-Active community. So I deliberately set out to include coaches from other backgrounds. Although I ultimately succeeded in featuring many non-CTI coaches, it wasn’t easy. Because again and again, I was led back to a Co-Active connection.
Read the full post here.
If you missed yesterday’s webinar on Coaches and Social Change – The New Wave, you can access the recording at no charge via the Co-Active Network. We had a good turnout and great participation. I loved learning about even more social change projects that the coaches who attended were engaged in. Thanks, everyone!
Registration is now open! On Wednesday, June 27, I’ll be presenting a free webinar for the Co-Active Network on Coaches and Social Change: The New Wave. I’ll be talking about many of the topics discussed in 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World, with plenty of time for your questions and comments. The webinar will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 6:00-7:00 PM British Summer Time). There is no charge to register, and a recording will be available for registered participants who can’t attend. Register here.
Save the date! On Wednesday, June 27, I’ll be presenting a free webinar for the Co-Active Network on Coaches and Social Change: The New Wave. I’ll be talking about many of the topics discussed in 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World, with plenty of time for your questions and comments. The webinar will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 6:00-7:00 PM British Summer Time). There is no charge to register, and a recording will be available for registered participants who can’t attend. I’ll post again when registration opens.
One of the most gratifying aspects of writing the 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World book was discovering the work of all the world-changing coaches I never knew about before. There wasn’t space in the book to feature them all, so I hope to introduce more of them to you on this website.
For example, Nancy Colasurdo, who you can read about in her article “Finding My Niche as a Volunteer Coach.” Nancy volunteered to spend time coaching a woman in a local homeless shelter despite the fact that Nancy was at the time struggling financially herself. Nancy says, “it seems I have found a significant part of myself by working with Mirna. Not one to do volunteer work most of my life, this coaching relationship has changed how I see myself in the world.”
Working to create positive change in the world also creates change within the changemaker. That’s certainly been my experience in writing this book.