WORKSHOP 1: The hard challenge of Compassion and Culture in Coaching: Do you really care?
Coaching can all too often get swept up unthinkingly in our client’s agenda, and therefore ironically end up not serving our clients very well – or the wider world.
A good example of this is the almost relentless drive for ‘performance’, and the assumption that much coaching makes that it is our role to serve this outcome.
This implicates us in the harsh cultures that are often the outcome – and the related growing epidemic of disengagement and burnout.
CompassionPractices.net was launched in March 2021 to help address this – an ecosystem of practices for individuals, groups and teams to help people bring more compassion to their work, their colleagues and themselves. This may sound “soft and fluffy” but it is anything but – Compassion Practices offer hugely powerful ways for people to connect with what matters, tune into each other, learn faster, listen more deeply – and unsurprisingly build outstanding cultures that deliver. Compassion Practices have a lot to offer coaches, but this to bring these Practices well takes some courage, persistence and skill. This session outlines the history of the Practices, the evidence for their effectiveness and their different applications. It will be highly interactive with an experience of elements of several of the Practices.
Dr Alister Scott is a catalyst and trained coach with 3000+ hours of individual and team coaching experience. In 2011 he co-founded the One Leadership Project with Neil Scotton, with the mission of ‘enabling catalysts globally’ – those who are making big positive change happen. They have worked with many incredible leaders, teams and organisations internationally. Part of the aim of One Leadership was to help kickstart catalytic movements such as the subject of this session – an ecosystem of powerful Compassion Practices that can help those under pressure to bring more compassion to their work and look after each other and themselves better.