TCZ Episode #123: Aileen Miziolek: Insights and Inspiration for Coaching Family Business Teams
According to the World Economic Forum 70% of the world’s economy is made up of family businesses and 50% of the global workforce work in those businesses. Aside from the business case, I am passionate about coaching family businesses and have been looking around for a few buddies to talk things through.
I’m delighted therefore to be joined in Episode #123 of The Team Coaching Zone podcast by a real expert in the field - @Aileen Miziolek, a fellow ORSC Coach (Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching) and a consultant at The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. who joins me from her home in Toronto, Canada.
In this episode Aileen and I swap stories and talk about:
- the appeal of working with families in business
- the unique challenges of coaching family teams
- Aileen's concept of the Learning Family
- working with Founders and intergenerational dynamics
- the potency of a Relationship Systems Coaching approach
- insights for Team Coaches curious to explore working in this arena
Our conversation begins with Aileen's personal story, which is touching and sets the tone of why this work is so important. Hopefully more Team Coaches will consider jumping into the fray.
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TCZ Podcast #122: Jennifer Garvey Berger: Cultivating Leadership & Unlocking Mindtraps in Teams
Given the astonishing experience of 2020 – which has confirmed that we have entered a moment of radical change and alteration - how can we as team coaches find deep and intentional ways to grow ourselves and our clients in order to better thrive in complex times?
In Episode #122, I’m really excited to pose this question and more to my guest Jennifer Garvey Berger – Jennifer’s ‘Growth Edge Coaching’ approach, which she describes in her book, Changing on the Job, has been developed over the last decade and underpins her work developing leaders and coaching senior teams in organisations such as Google, KPMG, Microsoft, and the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Jennifer also coaches transformational and development coaching approaches in her Growth Edge Coaching certification series, and is a highly popular speaker at leadership and coaching conferences around the world. She is the co-founder of Cultivating Leadership, the author of three acclaimed books and holds a masters and a doctorate from Harvard University.
During our conversation we touch on:
- an overview of the adult development theory that underpins Jennifer's work
- the uniqueness of a transformational and development coaching approach to working with teams
- stories of working with teams using this approach
- the challenge of helping to accelerate human growth in leadership teams
- meeting our own shadow and doing the work ourselves
- the sense of urgency for this work
- Jennifer's vision for the coaching and team coaching industry
- bringing spirit back into the workplace
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