Change SIG - 4/23/2020

04/23/2021 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

Spiritual Intelligence in Coaching (bring your own coffee/tea and snacks). NOTE: Come join Richard in developing his presentation for an ICF audience, as part of the Change SIG's offer to brainstorm/give feedback

All of us have spiritual experience. Many of us engage in regular spiritual practices. How many of us have developed a spiritual intelligence that is reliable in a formal coaching setting, an intelligence we can depend on? How have we done it? Is there an empirical science of spirituality?

Is the need for spiritual intelligence made more explicit in the ICF’s revised code of ethics and core competencies in effect from the beginning of 2021? How can spiritual intelligence inform our work around Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the ICF-Raleigh Chapter theme for 2021?

“Spiritual” is a living word with its own history, lacking a precise and consistent definition. As such, it can often provoke anxiety. How can we ease any underlying anxiety in our coaching performance?

Our session will begin with a 15-20 minute presentation on ways we might look at this subject. Then we will move into small group discussion, encouraging participants to speak, listen and question each other in their own words. We will close in a group attempt to formulate a few powerful questions that we can carry forward into the future.

Richard Kurth, Principal at Richard Kurth Consulting - Successful leadership is grounded in the ability to lead yourself in a positive direction while fully engaged in business, work, social, family, and personal relationships. If you won’t lead yourself, you won’t lead others. Here is his approach:

"I am a coach by temperament, skill and profession. The cornerstone of my work is to mutually reveal your own native energies and ways of thinking …
… then to clarify your goals and the skills and growth you need to achieve them …
… then to identify what’s actually in the way of your moving forward ...
… then to mutually establish practical and disciplined actions to get you where you want to go and help you stay there until the next challenge."

"I want all my clients to live fulfilling lives of real achievement and to know what to do when they are struggling. My hope is that with time and effort my clients will be able to help others do the same."

NOTE: Do you have an idea to polish or a presentation to try out? The Change SIG is looking for 2021 speakers (June-October).

For more information, contact SIG leaders, Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-656-9573) or Vickie Bevenour.



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