The benefits and impact of coaching

07 November 2017
The benefits and impact of coaching

Dear all,

This newsletter focuses on the ROI (Return On Investment) of coaching for the coachee, his manager and ultimately, the company.  We shall explore the benefits of coaching by means of data collected from various studies, the calculation of returns on investment, the elements that have an impact on such a calculation, as well as the actions that the coach can implement to maximize...

Time for your soul

10 October 2017
Time for your soul

Take the example from Carl Jung:


This summer I read Carl Gustav Jung’s book “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” in which the famous Swiss psychiatrist, who at the time was 83 years old, recounts his inner life, his soul’s journey form early childhood up to the time he wrote this book.

It is a wonderfully written book and I strongly advise you to read it. I would now...

The Beauty of the unexpected

07 September 2017
The Beauty of the unexpected

Dear readers,

In this first week of September, I want to tell you what happened during “Converge 2017” the International Conference of International Coach Federation I attended in Washington at the end of August ... enjoy the reading!

 

I am on my train on the way back home after attending Converge 2017 International Coach Federation conference with more than 1600...

Paradoxes of change

26 July 2017
Paradoxes of change

Summer vacation often bring moments of relaxation that enable us to step back and take a break, to clear our thinking, refresh our ideas, take the time to examine certain situations from another angle. If you are among those who have chosen this option, I would like to propose some ideas I have been mulling over these past months.

While working with those who deal with change, I have become...

The Digital Revolution is foremost a Human Revolution

22 June 2017
The Digital Revolution is foremost a Human Revolution

Characteristics
 


The biggest revolution in the history of human kind
4th industrial revolution, physical, digital and mindset
Power shift from companies to consumers
Massive disruption across industries



Ex: Amazon changed our way of buying things. They created a company culture of "Uber speed innovation".

The Financial and Tax industries are also feeling the...

Demystifying failure to move forward and be daring

23 May 2017
Demystifying failure to move forward and be daring

 “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
Quote from Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players

 

Failure: the snake that bites its own tail

 

Most of us have learned to fear failure since childhood. The student who is afraid of failing an exam, the head of a company who worries about bankruptcy, the employee who is anxiously awaiting a...

Let's accelerate your ability to change! (both on a personal and team level)

20 April 2017
Let's accelerate your ability to change! (both on a personal and team level)

 

We resist change …even when we want to change!

 

I recently read a book which clearly describes a coaching path both for individuals and teams which leads to in-depth changes. When we speak about change we must also speak about resistance to change.

We have all been faced with this problem: we KNOW which traits of our behavior we should change, yet, when the time...

New York Millennial 2020 Conference

13 March 2017
New York Millennial 2020 Conference

Last week I attended a series of conferences in New York titled “Millennial 2020”.  My goal was to get a feeling of what is going on in the business world. As a coach, I feel it’s my obligation through lectures and conferences, to keep abreast of the tendencies and transformations in my clients’ world, be it finance, distribution, luxury goods, food-processing,...

Stick to your resolutions

24 February 2017
Stick to your resolutions

This month I would like to recommend an article written by my colleague and friend Maryvonne Lorenzen with whom I co-authored the book “Make the right choices”.  Like my January article, it is an in-depth analysis of a problem that often comes up in coaching: “why am I unable to change?”

It is difficult to admit it, yet we are responsible for our inability to...

Help ! I have no choices !

26 January 2017
Help ! I have no choices !

Antoine, whom I have been coaching, tells me about his frustration at work. Yet, when I ask him: “Would you like to change?”, he answers: “I have no choice!” and supports his statement with a thousand reasons tending to prove that he really has no choice.

What should we do when we think that we have no choice?

Here are some aspects of the problem I have been mulling...

Beyond bias

16 December 2016
Beyond bias

This newsletter is a follow-up to my first newsletter on biases, published in November. You can find it on www.share-coach.com/eng/articles

 

To begin with, I suggest the following definition of biases: accidental, unintended, subtle and completely unconscious choices, made by everyone, all the time (Source: Neuroleadership Institute).

This means that, since we all have a brain, we...

Learning to live with our biases

24 November 2016
Learning to live with our biases

We are not usually aware of our biases

I recently attended an on line conference with the examiners of my coaching association, the International Coach Federation, aimed at harmonizing the ratings of the coaching certification exams. Each oral exam is recorded; two examiners then listen to the recording and grade it independently. During the conference, we are asked to think about our biases...

A lesson from Art

13 October 2016
A lesson from Art

A few days ago I attended a conference at the New York Metropolitan Museum staging the exhibition of photographer Diane Arbus’ pictures. Her photographs were artfully displayed on the walls of the MET Breuer, each on a vertical panel.  One hundred diagonally arranged panels gave visitors the impression of walking behind the stage of a theater.

Each of the three speakers, i.e. the...

Doers or non Doers

08 September 2016
Doers or non Doers

What, if for a change, we decided to be NON DOERS rather than DOERS?

 

As we return to work, I suggest that you relieve the sadness of the ending summer with actions that will make you feel good or rather, NON actions that will make you feel proud of yourselves!

In companies and in our daily life, we rarely encourage people not to do something. We usually praise accomplishments: a...

How to make ourselves happy…or unhappy !

21 July 2016
How to make ourselves happy…or unhappy !

For the last summer article I suggest that we learn how to make ourselves happier. I have just read a book by Tal Ben Sharar whose title is “The Pursuit of Perfect” which illustrates how our aspiration towards perfection is both a driving force that pushes us to better ourselves and a source of stress and harmful negative emotions.

He draws two different profiles which he defines...

Make the best choices with your unique empreinte!

30 June 2016
Make the best choices with your unique empreinte!

The book “Make the right choices”[1] points to a journey that will help us attain greater awareness when making our choices. This is the key to learning HOW to choose in order to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Thanks to my book I happened to meet someone, apparently quite by chance, but in truth because there was a feeling of kinship that needed to be probed. ...

Judge or jury?

30 May 2016
Judge or jury?

Judge or jury?  How to distance ourselves from our judgments and act appropriately in difficult situations.

 

A true story

I recently held a supervision session for one of my colleagues. In order to make him practice, I told him he should be my coach during a coaching session. As supervisor, I like to refer to real cases in my coaching life so as to enable my coachees to work...

Brief guide to loving others…even when they are unbearable!

22 April 2016
Brief guide to loving others…even when they are unbearable!

Let’s face it, sometimes we would love to live on a desert island, without a boss who is constantly prodding us with unattainable goals, or without a partner who wants to go off every week-end, and children who never give us a moment’s rest…

And yet human beings are social beings: having a relationship with others is one of our primary needs from the moment we are born, when...

Why is it so important to give life a sense?

21 March 2016
Why is it so important to give life a sense?

Sense stands for direction and significance. We also have the five senses that enable us to stay in touch with the outside world. Through the combination of these three features (direction; significance; the five senses) we can find a possible answer to the question.

The direction
By giving a sense to my life, I will not only give it a direction, but I will also make sure that it is the...

Taking care of yourselves in order to be innovative

24 February 2016
Taking care of yourselves in order to be innovative

The acronym V.U.C.A. describes the new environment in which leaders must work:

V olatile: change happens rapidly and on a large scale
U ncertain: the future cannot be predicted with any precision
C omplex: challenges are complicated by many factors and there are few single causes or solutions
A mbiguous: there is little clarity on what events mean and what effect they may...

Preserving our energy: differentiating thinking from brooding

03 February 2016
Preserving our energy: differentiating thinking from brooding

 

As the year begins and winter strikes, I suggest that we think about the danger of unwittingly wasting our energy and instead try to find a way to use it productively.

The source of our energy

It is important to know that we have physical, as well as psychic, energy: our brain, which is an integral part of our body, burns energy through reasoning, thinking, but also, often...

2016 Trends in Organizations' Human Relations

21 December 2015
2016 Trends in Organizations' Human Relations

2016 TRENDS IN ORGANIZATIONS’ HUMAN  RELATIONS


Conference held by Josh Bersin at DELOITTE, New York, December 2015
Summary prepared by Anna Gallotti: anna.gallotti@share-coach.com

Panel: 60% HR executives and 40% business leaders, worldwide (and mostly based in the United States).

Significant trends
• The workforce has evolved faster than their work environment:...

Your body responds to your choices!

03 December 2015
Your body responds to your choices!

Several studies prove that our mind and our body are a single entity, rather than two separate systems, i.e. “body AND mind”.

Antonio Damasio has proven that our choices are the result of our cognitive process and our emotions.  Since our body is us, our emotions reveal themselves through bodily symptoms.  For example, when we are under pressure we betray our emotions...

Everything you should know about choices ...

05 November 2015
Everything you should know about choices ...

Join the seminar “Making choices in full awareness to improve your well-being”




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To register contact  anna.gallotti@share-coach.com

Why is it...

Make the Right Choices to have an happy life

07 October 2015
Make the Right Choices to have an happy life

“Faire les bons choix” (“Make the right choices”)
Anna Gallotti & Maryvonne Lorenzen, ed Eyrolles

Buy it NOW in French in libraries and on Amazon (paper book and e-book)!
January 2016 in English on Amazon.

 

"Combining philosophical reflections and psychological research, storytelling and practical tips, "Make the Right Choices" is a...

Practice living savvy if you want to live well with yourself.

04 September 2015
Practice living savvy if you want to live well with yourself.

"Knowing is nothing, knowing how to live is everything."
"It takes two years to learn how to speak and an entire life to learn to remain silent"
Confucius

Have you ever observed people at a subway station or when they stand in line?  Most of them are using their cell phones.
What is our first reaction when something upsetting happens, at work for instance? ...

Detecting subtle signals to become more effective

10 July 2015
Detecting subtle signals to become more effective

This month I am going to suggest a different way of looking at and practicing effectiveness.  Are you ready?  To begin with, here are some questions:


Have you ever been in a mood that you couldn?t define, a mood that was at times a blend of joy and sorrow, or of frustration and satisfaction? 
Such a feeling is so vague and has so many nuances, that you decide not to try to...

Conflict or musunderstanding? Everything you have ever wanted to know about the true source of conflicts.

23 May 2015
Conflict or musunderstanding? Everything you have ever wanted to know about the true source of conflicts.

 

A widespread misconception : conflicts are due to disagreements.

Wrong, conflicts are often due to misunderstandings rather than to disagreements.

Misunderstanding literally means “a failure to understand something correctly”

 

Consider two persons who are discussing a highly complex issue: both are convinced that they are right. Most of the time each party...

The Choice Paradox - feeling free to make wiser choices

18 April 2015
The Choice Paradox - feeling free to make wiser choices

Carla thinks she only has one choice…

Carla has been working for the same company for 15 years. She has always held interesting positions, but over the last year she has found her work boring. She complains that her company is no longer dynamic, that it is plagued with organizational contradictions, that her boss blocks projects. Everything seems to be falling apart and Carla is eager...

Whatch out: contagious zone, emotions coming!

19 March 2015
Whatch out: contagious zone, emotions coming!

The contagious effect of our emotions

How often do we attribute to others or to an external cause the responsibility of our own feelings?
“He drives me crazy”; “he makes me nervous”; “he makes me laugh”; “this annoys me”: it is as if our emotions were more often than not triggered by something that had nothing to do with us, a superior force...

AUTHENTICITY: total or partial, it depends...

22 February 2015
AUTHENTICITY: total or partial, it depends...





An article in the January/February 2015¹ issue of the Harvard Business Review is devoted to authenticity. According to this article, even though the concept of authenticity has become a fashionable creed, it should be used wisely within the corporate world, all the more so if it concerns positions of responsibility. A manager cannot say everything to his employees, superiors...

Do you think you are an hopeless meditator? Just find your made-to-measure solution!

17 January 2015
Do you think you are an hopeless meditator? Just find your made-to-measure solution!

Meditation is fashionable: medias tell us about “mindfulness”, “freeing one’s mind from stress”, “cultivating our mind/inner self”, and so forth.

This fad reflects an ever increasing need, due to our frantic, hyper connected, hyper stimulated, hyper active, hyper performing life. Regardless of whether we consider our life stressful, stimulating or...

22 December 2014

Increasing leadership, starting from challenging experiences

23 November 2014
Increasing leadership, starting from challenging experiences

Developing personal spirituality 


Paul wanted to rediscover meaning in his work and revive the desire to continue in his professional life, but he kept telling himself that his life was miserable and that he was destined to be unhappy.

As for Stephane, he wanted to have more power as a leader, but kept complaining about others and about outside events, which he considered to be the...

Collective spirituality at work: 650 mangers work towards changing their company’s culture

23 October 2014
Collective spirituality at work: 650 mangers work towards changing their company’s culture

 

As I explained in our September(1) article, I define as spiritual anything related to the development of our spirit. This can mainly be achieved in two ways:

1. through a better knowledge of ourselves, which will enable us to see the world under a wider and multifaceted light;

2. through a widening of our vision, and consequently our field of action, by sharing collective...

The need for spirituality in companies: recognizing one’s inner self as a key to success in today’s leadership

15 September 2014
The need for spirituality in companies: recognizing one’s inner self as a key to success in today’s leadership





This article is the first of a series on spirituality in enterprises. It intends to highlight the subject while avoiding preconceived ideas.

The purpose of the first article is to explain why spirituality is necessary within a company.
The articles that will appear over the following months will expound on the ways to develop this spirituality, both on an individual and...

The « 5 U » - Part 5: Unpredictability of the future

11 July 2014
The « 5 U » - Part 5: Unpredictability of the future

When I started working as a coach, I had the chance to have a supervisor known world-wide for his intellectual and human qualities.  His name was Carlo Moïso (1945-2008).  Moïso developed some very powerful concepts, which I have proposed to describe in my monthly articles.  Among them is the “5 U’s” concept, which has a major impact on our professional...

The 5 U’s - Part 4: Be free of unnecessary burdens with the unchangeability of the past

13 June 2014
The 5 U’s - Part 4: Be free of unnecessary burdens with the unchangeability of the past

When I started working as a coach, I had the chance to have a supervisor known world-wide for his intellectual and human qualities.  His name was Carlo Moïso (1945-2008).  Moïso developed some very powerful concepts, which I have proposed to describe in my monthly articles.  Among them is the “5 U’s” concept, which has a major impact on our professional...

The Ruler: understanding and acting with one's emotions

09 May 2014
The Ruler: understanding and acting with one's emotions

Marc Brackett, a brilliant psychology researcher at Yale, has developed instruments capable of sorting out individual and group emotions.

His goal is to distribute his tool as widely as possible and to educate children from an early age to understand their emotions and act accordingly.

That is why emotional education is often an integral part of school programs in the United States, with...

The 5 U’s - Part 3: the unavoidability of the end

17 April 2014
The 5 U’s - Part 3: the unavoidability of the end

When I started working as a coach, I had the chance to have a supervisor known world-wide for his intellectual and human qualities.  His name was Carlo Moïso (1945-2008).  Moïso developed some very powerful concepts, which I have proposed to describe in my monthly articles.  Among them is the “5 U’s” concept, which has a major impact on our professional...

The Body and the Emotions - A study confirmed that we physically embody our emotions and drew them on a map.

11 April 2014
The Body and the Emotions - A study confirmed that we physically embody our emotions and drew them on a map.

From WIRED.CO.UK

 

A team of biomedical engineers has mapped the bodily reactions to emotions in 700 individuals and found that patterns were the same, whether the candidate was from Western Europe or East Asia. 

 

This study highlights some interesting discoveries:

1/ Different people from different cultures associated different parts of their bodies to the same...

The 5 U’s - Part 2: the virtues of unfitness

12 March 2014
The 5 U’s - Part 2: the virtues of unfitness

When I started working as a coach, I had the chance to have a supervisor known world-wide for his intellectual and human qualities.  His name was Carlo Moïso (1945-2008).  Moïso developed some very powerful concepts, which I have proposed to describe in my monthly articles.  Among them is the “5 U’s” concept, which has a major impact on our professional...

Transforming the way we work with The Energy Project

20 February 2014
Transforming the way we work with The Energy Project

Conference held at Lycée Français de New York Feb 20th, 2014.
Annie Perrin, Senior Vice-President of Faculty and Content with the company The Energy Project.

Notes by Anna Gallotti

www.theenergyproject.com

1. Our capacity of response lowers

Demand is increasing with age, but our capacity of response lowers with age:
After the age of 30 we lose ½ pound of energy...

The 5 "U's"- Part 1 : life's small and great unfairnesses

06 February 2014
The 5 "U's"- Part 1 : life's small and great unfairnesses

When I started working as a coach, I had the chance to have a supervisor known world-wide for his intellectual and human qualities.  His name was Carlo Moïso (1945-2008).  Moïso developed some very powerful concepts, which I propose to describe in next month’s articles. Among them is the “5 U’s” concept, which has a major impact on our professional...

Tools for Transformation - Adaptative Action with Glenda Eoyang

29 January 2014
Tools for Transformation - Adaptative Action with Glenda Eoyang

Webinar organized by Alia, Authentic Leadership in Action, Jan 29th, 2014 - Notes by Anna Gallotti

Generation flux = today’s generation who adapts to continuous change.

How you do experience change?

3 kinds of change:

1 - STATIC CHANGE

You assume that the system is stable and you push it. Human system doesn’t change this way. You cannot push a team through...

3 Good reasons to drop New Year's resolutions... and 3 infallible solutions

08 January 2014
3 Good reasons to drop New Year's resolutions... and 3 infallible solutions

As the year begins most of us decide to make some good resolutions, such as: “I should practice some sport, work less, step back and think, take some time for myself, start a diet, spend more time with my family, etc.”  Usually the obvious, or hidden, leitmotif is “I should”, since we would like to conform to an idea of ourselves built on the basis of the social...

In praise of active inaction

16 December 2013
In praise of active inaction

In my last article, I described what we feel when we find ourselves at an important crossroads in our personal or professional lives, at key moments of our existence, following difficult or unusual events.

This article has raised questions, such as: “Well then, what happens afterwards?” or “Which actions should we undertake to open ourselves to new horizons?”

It...

How to surprise ourselves even in uncertain times

11 November 0000
How to surprise ourselves even in uncertain times

We are living in uncertain times. Our lives go through periods of change: we lose our job, we wait for an answer to a job application, we search for a new professional path, we start a new company, we hear rumors about company reorganization (the umpteenth!), we move to another country … There are so many events that can affect our personal and professional lives.

In general, we live...

Christopher Columbus: the preparation of an extraordinary enterprise

04 August 0000
Christopher Columbus: the preparation of an extraordinary enterprise

Having just moved to New York, I will begin with the story of Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus is the typical example of a man who knows how to wait for the right moment, ever steadfast and determined to carry out what he considered to be a grand project.  The problem was to convince the external world, in spite of its inertia and natural mistrust of anything new.

Intuition,...