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Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare: Theory, Practice & Result 2011 (Conference Preview)

written by Timothy T.C. So 17 October 2011

Timothy So, Msc, es candidato al Doctorado de Psicología en el Departamento de Psiquiatría de la Universidad de Cambridge. Es Investigador Asociado del Cambridge University's Well-being Institute y Psicólogo Ocupacional. Timothy también es responsable de los sitios del PPND tanto en chino tradicional como en el simplificado. Biografía completa.

Sus artículos anteriores en inglés están aquí. Y también puedes encontrar sus otros artículos traducidos al español aquí.

The fourth annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference presented by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School will be held on October 21 and 22, 2011 in Boston at The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Co-authored by Cuimei Zhang.
Cuimei Zhang is a senior student at Smith College, currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Economics. She has worked on two research projects in UPenn’s Positive Psychology Center and in an NIH-funded psychology project at Smith College.

Besides her research experience, her leadership experience in founding and leading two non-profit organizations in China also inspired her to explore more in positive organizational psychology.

Coaching is a process that helps people build up a systematic and dynamic mindset which leads to action that helps them flourish and maximize performance. Recently, many physicians, psychologists, health professionals, and coaches have endeavored to create effective coaching approaches based on positive psychology theory and methods in order to help individuals and organizations thrive.

The coaching industry has enlarged significantly because of increasing need from individuals and organizations. For example, 70% of healthcare costs can be attributed to the therapy of lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Thus there is an urgent need for science-based coaching competencies to support patients in the long-term development of healthy lifestyles. More than 80% of coaches are trained outside the fields of professional mental health or health and wellness. The conference, Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare: Theory, Practice & Result, will help coaches learn more about helping people change, develop, and achieve personal and professional goals.

This the 4th annual coaching conference led by the Institute of Coaching and jointly hosted by the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. Started in 2008, each of the preceding coaching conferences has brought influential keynote speakers from both leadership coaching and the healthcare industry.

This year, the Conference has invited 23 major keynote speakers and leading contributors to discuss their perspectives on recent developments in coaching. There will be 4 tracks:

  1. Leadership Coaching featuring John Bennett and Richard Boyatzis
  2. Health & Wellness Coaching featuring Eva Selhub and Michael Pantalon as well as life-style medicine specialists, Eddie Phillips and Beth Frates
  3. Positive Psychology & Coaching featuring Robert Biswas-Diener and Shelley Carson
  4. Advanced Coaching Practice featuring Manfred Kets de Vries, Leslie Shinobu, Margaret Moore, and Jim Loehr

The keynote speakers include:

Jim Loehr, a performance psychologist and coach who has extended work experience with many leaders and large corporations, the co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, the author of 15 books including his most recent, The Power of Story. He will present a corporate athlete workshop titled Leadership & Well-Being: The Power of Story.

Manfred Kets de Vries is a Harvard neurologist, executive coach, and Director of Global Leadership Centre at the INSEAD Business School. With a unique focus in combining psychoanalysis, leadership, and executive coaching, his work is remarkable in exploring the “inner theater” of major leaders and has been often highlighted in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). During the conference, he will be interviewed by a longtime senior HBR editor, Diane Coutu.

Richard Boyatzis is Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology and Cognitive Science at the Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve. He will lead a workshop on compassionate coaching. Last year he spoke about the neurological and physiological mechanisms of great coaching. This year, he will bring a corporate coaching client to show how his work has been translated into coaching results.

Robert Brooks, is a clinical psychologist and Harvard Medical School professor who is renowned around the world for the application of his work in the corporate world, parenting, and mental health initiatives. Brooks will present The Power of Mindset: Strategies for Resilience.

Eric Whitacre, an innovative composer and conductor, a premium speaker in TED, will entertain and inspire us with a live coaching demonstration and tell the story of his virtual chorus of 2000 voices.


Who should attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral medicine specialists, mental health clinicians, physical medicine & rehabilitation clinicians, coaches

Date: 10/21/2011 – 10/22/2011

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210


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Yijiao Wang 17 October 2011 - 7:29 pm

This looks super interesting! I’ll try to make it~

Edward Leung Zheng 18 October 2011 - 4:21 pm

The keynote speakers mentioned here, really interest me a lot! Leadership, Psychology, Coaching. It would be awesome if I could make there.


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