NEW! Three-Part Online Course
Join us starting Thursday, July 23 for a three-part online course. Executive Coaches Andrea Chilcote and Laura Roccaforte, along with expert guests, will lead hour-long sessions followed by 15 minutes of live Q&A. Pre-course reflection tools will be sent in advance upon registration, and mini guides for implementing practices will be provided.
Module 1, July 23
Our most profound personal growth often emerges from darkness. Yet the process must be an intentional one. Just as we learn from the cycle of grief, we do not arrive at a place of meaning and
purpose without conscious willingness to examine our literal, mental and emotional experiences.
What has changed in you? What has emboldened you or been revealed to you? What aspects of your value system and your personality have awakened? As a leader, how is this new perspective nudging you forward?
Module 2, July 30
We can’t return to the way things were because that way no longer exists. Are you compelled to help others re-enter work with a new vantage point, a new lens? Do you have a sense you are embarking on your most purposeful work as a leader?
What is the change that you will lead? To answer that, we have to examine what no longer serves our organizations. The crises of the last three months have taught us key lessons about what leaders are doing that promotes engagement during difficult times. It has also taught us about outdated cultural norms that must be transformed.
Module 3, August 6
Leaders have been called to show up authentically and reliably in order to draw forth resilience from individuals, help teams navigate uncertainty, and build team cohesiveness at this unstable time. Yet we must go beyond triage. By engaging others in purposeful leadership, regardless of their title, we can leverage the lessons of the crisis at hand to affect sustainable and positive change in organizational culture.
As conscious humans, it’s a personal responsibility. As team leaders, it’s a responsibility to serve others by awakening their emergence from crisis into a place of clarity about their unique talents, capabilities and purpose. As organizational leaders, it’s a responsibility to shape the culture we wish to be a part of.
You have changed. And, so has everyone else. Before we meet the others anew, we have an opportunity to consider what has awakened inside us. Poet David Whyte speaks about this time as “Getting ready to be ready.”
Can we be ready for what we can’t see? In our last online series, we spoke of resilience as “an unambivalent commitment to life” – a sense that no matter what comes, I will find the strength to emerge on the other side, or at least the strength to get out of bed in the morning.
Readiness for life. Perhaps this limbo we are in, caught between two places with no idea what will happen next, is the very place in which to get ready to emerge, transformed by both external circumstance and personal intention.
Join me, along with my colleague Laura Roccaforte for our next online series, Emergent Leadership. We’ll explore these questions, and identify the threshold upon which you stand. How will you consciously shape the future, for yourself and those you lead? .