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Springer has now published Personal, Educational, and Organizational Transformation: Leading During Times of Metacrisis. I am pleased to share that my chapter, “The Hero and the Sherpa” is the lead chapter for the book.
Handbook of Personal and Organizational Transformation, Judi Neal, Editor. Springer International, 2018. The Hero and the Sherpa, (digital edition only).
This chapter provides a framework for moving through personal transformation based on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. Drawing on 50+ years of serving as a change catalyst, change practitioner, and change leader, the model is scalable from individual to global transformation.
Coaching Wisdom: Voices of the Gay Coaches Alliance, Thomas Keydel, Tim Kincaid, and Adam Robersmith, Editors. Gay Coaches Alliance, 2022.
Conversation with an Elder in which an older gay man mentors a college-age gay man, sharing his own experience through the decades.
Coaching the Superhero: Standing in Your Client’s Greatness (with Jerry Kajpust) introduces an approach to coaching that helps clients find the greatness within themselves and receive the guidance they need to face challenging situations from those whose attributes they most admire. Client case studies are included.
No Bars, No Bingo, Then What. Grey, Gay, But Not Yet in Decay (with Jerry Kajpust) discusses the unique challenges facing LGBTQ elders. Specific challenges (e.g., self-care) are discussed and related coaching questions are provided.
Bringing ourselves into alignment – head, heart, and gut – is essential to problem solving, reason, and creativity. This exercise is based on neuroscience; with practice it can be done anywhere at any time in order to help you maximize your ability to address the opportunities and challenges you are facing.
Forbes Coaches Council Publications (catalogue of articles and expert panels)
I have now built a library of publications as a Forbes Coaches Council member. This includes both full-length articles and brief insights as a member of various panels. All are intended to provide new learning and support to change practitioners as well as those responsible for leading and managing change.
This article, published by Forbes online, introduces the neuroscience of the head (cephalic), heart (cardiac) and gut (enteric) brains. Each is a fully functioning brain. The head brain at its best is the source of creativity; the heart brain at its best is the source of passion and compassion; and the gut brain at its best is the source of courage and self-protection. The article provides a sequence of engaging the brains that best serves you when considering and preparing for any major change.
This article explores the power of story–and the neuroscience behind it–in both limiting and supporting efforts to change. The article is published in, and reproduced with permission from, choice, the magazine of professional coaching.
This article presents a five-element model for helping your client address the question, “Who do I have to be and what do I have to pay attention to in order to significantly increase my chances of successfully achieving my intentions?” The article is published in, and reproduced with permission from, choice, the magazine of professional coaching.
The Universal Change Journey (free eBook)
This short publication provides an overview of the change journey. It is a reframing of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” and consists of five distinct, though inter-dependent, phases: creating the change story, preparing for the journey, planning the journey, taking the journey, and living the new reality. Whether you are the hero taking the journey, or the coach, mentor, therapist, or friend serving as the Sherpa, understanding the nature of the change journey will improve the likelihood of its success.
All Change is Personal (read online at changemanagementreview.com)
This article, published online in Change Management Review, begins with the premise that ultimately organizational change and social change require personal change. Yet our change management methodologies tend to forget this, or respond to it in only the most general way; they apply an organizational or societal lens. I then look at how our approach to change might be different if it were shaped by a more fundamental application of the fact that all change is personal.
This ongoing podcast features conversations with Quantuvos coaches and other experts on the challenges facing leaders at all levels of organizational life.
Co-hosted with Tony Carnesi, this continuing podcast has guided leaders through the Coronavirus pandemic and now focuses on using the forces driving the Great Resignation to leverage success in the workplace.
This ongoing podcast for change practitioners and change leaders brings thought leaders across multiple disciplines to share their insights on successfully moving organizations through today’s turbulent work environment. Hosting duties are shared with Editor-in-Chief Theresa Moulton.
In this interview with Theresa Moulton, Editor of Change Management Review, I share valuable lessons for change management practitioners and professionals, gained through my work with clients who are personally or professionally undergoing significant changes in their lives, as well as with change professionals who are themselves supporting such changes.
In this conversation with Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang (Classroom Without Walls) we explore key lessons about change, resilience, and the importance of educating our children so that they are prepared to move more successfully and easily through the disruptive changes that they face in their lives.
Prosilience—Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World
My guest is author and colleague Dr. Linda Hoopes, who discusses her recent work on resilience—Prosilience (Proactive + Resilience)—and how you can learn to succeed by applying the four building blocks of resilience. Discover how to use everyday events to strengthen your resilience for life’s tough challenges. (Recorded June 30, 2017)
During Hurricane Sandy, in October 2012, many people said they felt like “everything was changing.” In fact, although there was significant disruption, not everything was changing; many “anchors” remained firmly in place after the storm passed. Similarly, even when it seems otherwise, not everything is changing in the workplace – but perception overshadows truth. Because organizational anchors do their work beneath the surface most of the time, it’s easy to lose sight of these anchors during change.
In this webinar, hosted by Change Management Review Editor Theresa Moulton, I address how to identify your organization’s anchors – which ones are remaining stable and which ones are changing – to help you plan and communicate change and reduce the sense of disruption that your change management initiatives create.
Take a quick break and learn something new about change. I have recorded more than 120 Facebook live broadcasts, each between 2 – 8 minutes. Each shares my insights on some element of change. You can find these recordings here.