Conversational Intelligence – What’s that?

I am thrilled to be one of a thousand coaches from around the world who have been learning about a fascinating new social science called Conversational Intelligence.

Conversational Intelligence or C-IQ is the brainchild of Judith E. Glaser, a world-renown, master-level executive coach who has coached Fortune 500 companies for the past 40 years.

She is deeply connected to some of today’s leading neuroscience researchers including Rex Jung, PH.D., Angelika Dimoka, Ph. D., Mathew Lieberman, Ph.D., Daniel J. Siegel, MD., and Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

In Conversational Intelligence Judith brings together the best conversation techniques she has learned with what neuroscience is telling us about how the brain works, particularly around how our brains process communication.

This body of work is incredible as its primary purpose is to support individuals to have higher quality conversations to create higher levels of trust, activate higher levels of engagement, strengthen partnerships and catalyze co-creation and innovation in relationships and teams.

C-IQ has been developed using solid neuroscience research which helps us understand what’s going on in our brains when we’re having conversations – do we or others feel fear, close down and move into distrust or do we open up, move to trust and want to connect, partner and co-create.

So what is C-IQ? Have a listen to the founder herself.

 

If you want to know how your organization can start having better conversations to create higher levels of trust, engagement, and partnership please contact me.

Marielle Gauthier, owner and principal of Redworks Communications, is a Results Certified Coach and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF.)  She works to help clients improve their thinking to facilitate positive change in order to achieve personal and professional goals. She works with leaders, executives, teams and individuals reach their business and personal goals and live their extraordinary lives.

Power of Coaching Interview with Jennifer Britton

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Jennifer Britton from Toronto, Ontario. Through her company, Potentials Realized, Jennifer works with professionals and organizations to realize their full leadership and business potential, through the provision of consulting, coaching and training services.

As the author of Effective Group Coaching, Jennifer is considered a leader in the area of group coaching and team development. The founder of Potentials Realized, she weaves together her rich experience as a former manager with the UN, coach, trainer and performance improvement specialist.

In this interview we talked about:

  • the difference between coaching, consulting and training
  • how coaching is a different type of conversation
  • how coaching is an opportunity to pause and reflect
  • the coachee as the driver of the process
  • how coaching can support culture change and organizational change
  • how a coaching conversation can attain better results
  • the impact of coaching on individuals, teams and organizations
  • how coaching can help individuals and teams get more focus and results
  • return on investment as a result of the coaching process

 

Listen to the interview.

 

 

A special thanks to Jennifer for an informative interview. You can connect with Jennifer at http://www.potentialsrealized.com

Jennifer’s Bio 

As the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010), Jennifer is considered a leader in the area of group coaching. The founder of Potentials Realized, she weaves together her rich experience as a former manager with the UN, coach, trainer and performance improvement specialist.

Since 2004, Jennifer has been coaching individuals, teams and groups from a range of industries spanning financial services, safety, pharmaceutical, education, health care and the international sector, focusing on leadership, performance, and teamwork issues.

Jennifer is a PCC with the ICF, and will be releasing her second book this summer entitled- From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching.

Since 2005, her Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar, an ICF CCE program, has been taken by hundreds of coaches around the world, supporting them to design and deliver their own group coaching work.

 

 

 

Power of Coaching Interview with Patti Cotton

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Patti Cotton with Patti Cotton Coaching, in Southern California.

Patti helps brilliant women discover and claim their best self, and help them architect and launch their next chapter, so that they can present their great work more powerfully and profitably to the world.

This interview is packed with insightful information that will help you better understand the power of coaching.

In this interview, we discussed:

  • what is an individuals’ ‘Immunity to Change’
  • how an individual’s ‘immune system’ develops and may get in the way of leading the life they want
  • learn about the impact of your ‘immunity systems’ on getting what you want
  • learn how to break through your ‘immunity system’
  • impact of breaking through one self-limiting area and how this can affect the whole person
  • the impact of coaching on individuals and organizations
  • how coaching can help individuals realize more focus and results in their personal and professional lives
  • two success stories –
    • Because of this one change in my client’s personal life, she told me – “I never thought that working on this one thing would make me feel so happy and alive everywhere in my life including my work. I am more productive, more energetic, I am just on fire.’’

 

 

 

Listen to the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special thanks to Patti for a very informative and enlightening interview. You can connect with Patti at http://www.patticotton.com/

Patti’s Bio

She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Patti has a Masters degree in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University, and graduate certification in Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-based Coaching Program.

Patti is certified in: Harvard University’s Immunity to Change methodology; conflict resolution in the workplace through Kenneth Cloke; and mediation through La Sierra University’s Center for Conflict Resolution.

Patti believes we are all called to make a difference, and to advocate for our sister and fellow human beings.  Because there is a special place in her heart for those who cannot speak for themselves, she serves in various volunteer leadership capacities through board service and other special taskforces that address the health and welfare of our communities.