Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading figure in the area of creative thinking, Dr. Kobus Neethling, for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast. Dr. Neethling is the President of the South African Creativity Foundation and the Creator of the Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI). He is a world-renowned scholar and practitioner in the area of creativity thinking and learning. Additionally, he holds six degrees including two master's degrees, a doctoral degree and a post-doctoral degree. Dr. Neethling is the author of many books and articles as well as award-winning television shows and is also the recipient of numerous accolades and awards for his pioneering work in field of creativity studies. Dr. Neethling is a frequent key note speaker and actively consults to corporations, national sporting teams and education groups around the world. Dr. Neethling was asked by the South African transitional government to provide creativity training to the police in order to build better relationships and later was engaged by Nelson Mandela's chief of staff to provide similar training to Mandela's staff. Dr. Neethling has hosted an annual international creativity conference in South Africa every year for the last 21 years. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Neethling shares his early history and journey into the field of creativity studies, to his post-doctoral work with the late Dr. Paul Torrance at the University of Georgia, to inventing the Neethling Brain Instruments, to the establishment of the South African Creativity Foundation and to becoming a leading figure in the field of creative thinking. He also shares insights into how teams, leaders and whole organizations can become more creative, adaptable and high-performing. Dr. Neethling shares numerous stories from his work consulting to teams in a range of sectors including banking, mining, sales, education, sports, government and more. Any team, executive or organizational coach interested in fostering creativity in their own practices will surely not want to miss this episode!
Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach and early pioneer in the field of relationship systems coaching, Marita Fridjhon, for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast. Marita is the CEO and Co-Founder of CRR Global, Inc.—an ICF accredited coach training school—and the creator of the Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching(ORSC) program. Her primary focus in coaching is on systemic change, leveraging diversity, creative communication, deep democracy in conflict management and the development of Learning Organizations.
In this episode Marita shares her journey growing up during the Apartheid era in South Africa; to sailing up the Amazon river where she investigated the impact of death and dying on families and communities and where she discovered the concept of the “dreaming nature of human systems;” to becoming a faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute and then to co-founding CRR Global. Some themes explored in the episode include: the dreaming nature and emergence of systems; the 3rd entity; Relationship Systems Intelligence; holonic shifts; the dynamics of coaching systems; becoming a systems coach and more. Throughout the interview, Marita shares stories of success and challenge from her own practice coaching individuals, teams and organizational systems.
This episode provides team, executive and business coaches with powerful insights and practical tips and for how to bring a systemic approach to their coaching practices. This is an episode that all coaches will surely not want to miss!
Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach and early pioneer in the field of team coaching, Professor Peter Hawkins, for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast. Dr. Hawkins is a Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, is the Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, the Chairman of Renewal Associates, and a leading consultant, coach, writer and researcher. He is a thought leader in executive coaching, team coaching and board development and is the author of a number of books and papers including, among other works, Leadership Team Coaching (2014) and Leadership Team Coaching in Practice (2014).
In this episode Professor Hawkins shares his journey from working in drama therapy and psychotherapy in mental health organizations, to shifting into organizational development and getting a Ph.D. in organization learning and founding the Bath Consulting Group, to becoming a thought leader and practitioner in the area of systemic team coaching. Themes covered in the episode include: the continuum of team coaching; the 5 disciplines of successful team practice (commissioning, clarifying, co-creating, connecting, core learning) and team coaching; the CID-CLEAR team coaching process; the team leader as coach; becoming a team coach; supervision and training of team coaches; and trends in the field of team coaching. Throughout the interview, Professor Hawkins shares stories of success and challenge from his own practice coaching teams in diverse organizations.
This episode is overflowing with inspiration, practical insights as well as tips and tools that will help every new and experienced team coach take their practice to the next level. For episode show notes and more go to: http://www.teamcoachingzone.com/drpeterhawkins/