Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare 2015
Bindu Dadlani, Founding Fellow IOC at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate and Bindu Power Coaching participates in the 8th Annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference offered by the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. The Harvard Conference in Leadership and Healthcare took place at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Bindu attended the VIP Reception on September 24 and the Leadership and Healthcare Conference on September 25 and 26.
The Harvard Coaching Conference was an energizing and groundbreaking event featuring keynotes by world-renowned coaching leaders. Tracks in Leadership, Health, and Well-Being, Coaching, Positive Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Neuroscience, Advanced Practice, Learning, Inspiration, and Networking gave me a new perspective. Especially on how to apply and practice advanced coaching skills in leadership to enhance outcomes.
“Harvard is home to the largest and most distinguished neuroscience enterprise in the world. The Future of Brain Science is Here, revealing the mysteries of the human brain.”
“In organizational leadership, executive coaches play a critical role in developing high-performing leaders who lead in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). In the healthcare industry, the treatment of lifestyle-related chronic diseases consumes 70% of healthcare costs. A growing human and economic crisis. Motivating and coaching patients to develop and sustain health-giving behaviors is a pressing application of science-based coaching competencies. Coaches serve well over a $2.0 billion dollar market annually. The keynotes and breakouts speak to recent developments in leadership coaching as well as the emerging coaching opportunities that can address the healthcare crisis of lifestyle-related chronic diseases”.
From the selected renowed keynote speakers, all inspired deepest parts of my soul providing me with unique insights. However, at the Harvard Coaching Conference, 7 made a still more profound impact on my brain:
Social psychologist and professor at Harvard Business School. Her keynote presentation, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, reminded me of what I applied almost instinctively when learning and practicing Zen Hatha Yoga during the college years.
Through her presentation, we learned:
“How our own body language affects how we feel about ourselves and behave towards others. Her research focuses on adopting powerful postures (imagine Wonder Woman). This changes people’s feelings, behaviors, and hormone levels. Even impacting how well – or poorly – people perform in stressful situations like job interviews. Her TED Talk on this topic is the second-most viewed of all time, at over 24 million views.”
Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
@RudyTanzi is the Professor of Neurology at Harvard University and Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
For over 30 years I have firmly believed in the possibility of changing our destiny. Also, to improve our life or gene through incremental changes in self-awareness. Now it is scientifically proven.
I kept working on this belief changing my life first and then that of my clients, achieving transformational results worldwide.
His lecture, What Can Alzheimer’s Teach Coaches About the Mind, Brain, and Self showed how the brain is capable of evolving and improving throughout a lifetime with the possibility of achieving a Super Brain.
As he said often, “use your brain, don´t let your brain use you”– loved this one!
@gretchenrubin. Author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, and her forthcoming Better Than Before. Her lecture, Some Surprising Truths about Habits, focused on understanding ourselves and how we need the habits that will help us succeed.
It reinforced my life-long practice of doing it until it felt second nature.
MD, FACS. Directs the UCLA Endocrine Surgical Unit. After pursuing his studies at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, he trained in general surgery at UC San Francisco. His presentation, Surgical Leadership Beyond the Operating Room, centered in merging action and awareness while achieving flow collectively as key to both successful and unsuccessful applications of a surgical leadership model within the larger context of healthcare organizations.
Another keynote session that confirmed the right direction of my coaching practices.
Ph.D., Director of Executive Coaching and Leadership at Google. His session, Coaching Leaders in Turbulent Times: Dealing with Complexity, Chaos, and Constant Change, explored “new research, theory and innovative ways that coaches can be more effective in helping leaders who are facing complex, unpredictable, and ever-changing business environments”. Tweeted 1) Do something that you have never done before 2) the best investment is building the capability within your organization.
His talk re-instated once more the accuracy of the direction of my coaching practices.
Poet & Associate Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford, took me on a deep journey to myself connecting with the poet that I was at age 14. I even wrote a little poem book out of the despair that we feel as adolescents. The inquiry continues, but now from a mature and self-aware emotional stable adult. I finally published one recently: “9 Poemas y un Manifiesto a la Libertad.”
Life at the Frontier: Leadership through Courageous Conversation, was a “compelling blend of poetry, humor, and insight, exploring the concept of conversational leadership and the courageous conversations necessary to create a more imaginative sense of what it means to occupy a leadership role…”
MD, Ph.D., is Professor of Neurology and an Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research at Harvard Medical School. His track: Promoting Brain Health: Characterizing and Guiding the Changing Brain Across the Lifespan, showed how new insights and developments in neuroscience suggests interventions to maintain cognitive function across the lifespan minimizing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders and dementia.
I later met with him and shared my breakthrough findings on the BPC Method.
Throughout the Harvard Coaching Conference, I was able to hear scientifically what I have been studying and experiencing live. In countries like India, Japan, Singapur, Hong Kong, and other eastern countries for over 30 years. Through new kinds of brain fit techniques, the body can achieve wellness and overall health.
Coaches from various fields including business and healthcare were present at this Conference organized by Harvard Medical School. From as far away as Asia, South America, Australia, and Europe were able to witness evidence-based coaching practices.
We are living in a golden era. One where the brain will be the key to mastering our health.
In Search of the Highest Truth,
Listen to her Podcast on iTunes.
Research on Brain performance is providing us with stunning examples of untapped potential brilliantly coming to life @RudyTanzi with @bindupowercoach #CoachConf2015
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