The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) offers members year-round opportunities to learn about the science and application of positive psychology, and to connect with experts in the field. One example is through the Positive Psychology Leader Series program, which features monthly webinars and Q&A with distinguished practitioners and academics.

This month, the Positive Psychology Leader Series is excited to welcome Peggy Kern, Ph.D., who will share insights from his recent summary of two decades of positive psychological research.

The Science of Effective Coaching
with Richard E. Boyatzis, Ph.D.

October 6th, 5:00pm – 6:15pm EST

Abstract: Based on decades of his own and colleague’s research into emotional intelligence (EI) competencies and coaching, including dozens of longitudinal studies as well as hormonal and neuroimaging studies, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of what effective coaching feels like, as well as understanding the neural processes that foster or inhibit it.

This session will address a process for developing sustainable improvement on EI, resonant relationships and the central role of compassion in it. Understanding the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional Attractor in motivating change or encouraging the status quo regression.
Perceiving how coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways, but coaching for compliance is not. And why it is crucial to the sustainability of the leader (i.e., the coach) as well. Understanding the neural activations involved in these two forms of coaching and why one prepares a person to consider change and learning and the other closes their minds. Learn how to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, and to sustainably change.

Speaker Biography: Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business, and Adjunct Professor in People/Organizations at ESADE. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT), he has been researching helping and coaching since 1967. His Coursera MOOCs on leadership, EI and coaching have over a million enrolled from 215 countries. He is the author of more than 200 articles and 9 books on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education. His books include the international best-seller, Primal Leadership (with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee) and Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion or Lifelong Learning and Growth (with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten).

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