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Q&A with Coach Gary Bond on Team Effectiveness

Q&A: AIIR Coach Gary Bond on Team Effectiveness

By Alex Schanne • February 15, 2019

Gary Bond is one of AIIR’s executive coaches, and he works with leaders and teams to develop excellence. He has worked with teams in more than 30 countries and founded his own training and consulting firm called Versicon Consulting. This interview about his work with team effectiveness was conducted and condensed by Alex Schanne.

[Video] Coaching Black Americans: When Do Differences Make a Difference?

By AIIR Consulting • February 11, 2019

Black Americans face a unique set of challenges in the workplace. In this video from the 2018 AIIR Coaching Summit, Dr. Greg Pennington discusses those challenges, how coaches can empower black Americans in the executive suite, and how similar approaches can apply to other dimensions of differences. Here are five key ideas that can be used as a framework when considering how differences make a difference.   Watch the Highlight Reel   1. Differences Matter As humans, we are fundamentally wired to collect data, put it into categories, analyze that data, and then do something in reaction to it. And so one of the...

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Download our 2019 Trend Report!

By Robyn Garrett • February 11, 2019

Social upheaval. Geopolitical turmoil. Volatile markets. 2018 thrust organizations and their leaders into an era of unprecedented uncertainty. If January is any indication, disruption will be constant through 2019. To understand the challenges leaders faced last year and the challenges they will face in 2019, we surveyed 55 members of the AIIR Global Coaching Alliance. Based on our research, this report details how coaches will help leaders and their organizations overcome five critical challenges and navigate the rocky year ahead. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT For Talent Leaders Insight from coaching the world’s top executives, leaders, and teams. How coaching can empower...

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AIIR Supports Veterans with Team RWB

AIIR Supports Veterans with Team RWB

By AIIR Consulting • January 7, 2019

AIIR will leverage the powerful insight of the Coaching Mindset Index® to increase coaching skills for community leaders in the organization’s Eagle Leadership Development Program. AIIR Consulting is proud to announce a new leadership development initiative in partnership with Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a national organization dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. AIIR has partnered with Team RWB to help Fellows in the organization’s Eagle Leadership Development Program, a 36-month curriculum designed to educate and elevate its community leaders, leverage coaching skills to build...

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How Executive Coaching Can Help Retail Leaders Survive an Era of Constant Change

By AIIR Consulting • December 19, 2018

Change is a familiar force in the retail industry. Today, however, the pace of change has accelerated exponentially. As advances in technology, business models, disruptive startups, and shifts in consumer preferences have propelled the industry forward at breakneck speed, traditional retailers have struggled to keep pace. Navigating the treacherous and always-changing industry terrain requires retail organizations and their leaders to become agile and adapt to short-term challenges without losing sight of long-term vision. Coaching is the ideal tool to help leaders rise above the day-to-day grind, to remain resilient, lead strategically, and ensure the ever-changing customer experience serves as a...

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Jane Horan: Now It’s Clear

By Alex Schanne • December 17, 2018

Based in Singapore, Jane Horan, Ph.D. is an executive coach, member of the AIIR Global Coaching Alliance, and the author of several books, including Now It’s Clear (2018). Now It’s Clear is a guide that leads its readers down a path to find meaning and purpose in their careers. It uses exercises for self-discovery and mindfulness to uncover personal drivers and conquer the mid-career slump. In this interview, conducted by Alex Schanne, Dr. Horan shares some of the personal experiences that inspired her to write the book. Alex Schanne: First off, thank you for writing Now It’s Clear. While we...

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AIIR Presents Pre-Conference Team Coaching Workshop at Conference Board Executive Coaching Conference

By AIIR Consulting • December 17, 2018

AIIR Consulting to Sponsor the Conference Board’s 16th Annual Executive Coaching Conference in NYC AIIR Consulting is excited to share its considerable experience and expertise in an exclusive pre-conference Team Effectiveness workshop on March 25 at the Conference Board’s 16th Annual Executive Coaching Conference. AIIR will also present a regular-conference session on enterprise coaching strategy. The full conference is March 26-27 at the Westin New York at Times Square. Conference registration is currently open, and as event sponsors, AIIR is pleased to offer attendees 30% off registration when they use the code ARC30 at checkout. Team Effectiveness: The Next Frontier of...

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AIIR Sponsors 2019 Joint SPIM/SCP Conference

By AIIR Consulting • December 15, 2018

AIIR Consulting is pleased to sponsor the 2019 Joint SPIM/SCP Conference. The conference will be held February 6–10 at The Worthington Renaissance, Fort Worth, Texas. An exciting expansion of The Society of Consulting Psychology Mid-Winter Conference, the conference will bring together elite coaches, talent management professionals, and business leaders from around the world to explore the latest research, best practices, and innovative approaches to operating in today’s business landscape. With this year’s partnership with The Society of Psychologists in Management, the conference will open its doors beyond its traditional attendees to include HR, Organization Development, and Change Management Professionals. “We...

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AIIR Partnership with Wharton Neuroscience Initiative promises incredible advances in executive coaching

By Alex Schanne • December 3, 2018

AIIR Consulting is thrilled announce its partnership with the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (WiN) at the University of Pennsylvania. This collaboration will vastly accelerate AIIR’s neuroscience research and thought leadership, as it becomes increasingly important for cutting-edge coaching and business practices. Launched in September 2016, the Wharton initiative is directed by its founder, Dr. Michael Platt a renowned interdisciplinary professor in Neuroscience, Psychology and Marketing with his administrative partner Dr. Elizabeth “Zab” Johnson. WiN harnesses the intellectual talents and technological resources across multiple disciplines at Wharton and Penn in order to build better business through brain science by advancing research, education,...

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AIIR Consulting's Top 5 Learns from the Columbia Coaching Conference

Our Top 5 Learns from the Columbia Coaching Conference

By AIIR Consulting • November 5, 2018

AIIR Consulting was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Columbia University’s Columbia Coaching Conference, which took place on October 17–19th in New York City. The Conference theme was Systemic Coaching: Whole Person | Whole Organization. The theme of systemic coaching is extremely relevant for businesses today who need to go beyond the traditional view of coaching as an ad-hoc intervention for a lucky few senior leaders. For coaching to truly influence business results, it must be viewed through a systemic lens and how it adds value to a whole organization, not just a collection of individual coaching recipients The...

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