Thursday, September 27, 2012

Recovery in Executive Coaching -- What it is, and How It Makes you Unique

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by International Coach Federation

ICF  Global Executive Practice Community of Practice on 3 October, 2012, 12:00 p.m. (New York)

Recovery in Executive Coaching -- What it is, and How It Makes you Unique

Ram Ramanathan
Deborah Huisken and a panel will discuss 'Recovery in Executive Coaching and Uniqueness -- What's the Connection?' on 3 October First Wednesday at NOON ET USA.  Pl join 1-212-457-9879  PIN: 622186# 

There is a growing international body of coaches helping executives understand what misuse is, how that turns into addiction (or not), what recovery is, and why they should know about it, both for themselves and for the people around them. The recent International Recovery Coaching Conference (IRCC – Oct. 1 & 2) in London is one among many demonstrations of the worldwide interest in this topic.

This panel session will be moderated by UK-based business coach and consultant Deborah Huisken of Dancing Star International ("one must embrace the chaos within to give birth to a dancing star"), and will include UK/Italian-based Executive Recovery Coach / Trainer and Chair of the IRCC Anthony Eldredge-Rogers, as well as US-based sobriety and career coach Jess Dods. They will discuss:

1. What is addiction, and how useful is this label?
2. What does recovery coaching look like?
3. Does spirituality play a role in the process, and if so, what is that role?
4. Why should you as a coach understand these issues and how will learning about them increase your edge – your uniqueness – both as a coach and as a human being?

Deborah has participated in recovery-oriented initiatives since 1989.  She brings recovery principles into all of her work, as a way to help business clients deepen their understanding of themselves and their choices.  She founded her business coaching and consulting company, Dancing Star International (DSI) in 1994, in part to find a way to weave this experience into her work.  She serves as a thinking partner to small to medium-sized enterprises, helping leaders and their teams develop their businesses and themselves.  Her clients have held mid- to senior-level roles in consumer, business-to-business, science, and arts organizations, including Apple Computer, General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, London School of Economics, SunTory, Philips, Pfizer, the British Government, and the United States Federal Government.  Deborah focuses on what makes her clients unique (e.g. giftedness, high sensitivity, eccentricity, being highly-talented or multi-talented, recovering from addiction or surviving trauma, being a right-brained engineer) to help them understand how to leverage that uniqueness in the work they do; work that their organizations and the world needs from them. Born in the United States, Deborah lived in the UK for most of the 1990s.  She returned to the UK in 2009 and currently divides her time between the southwestern USA, northeastern USA, and England.  In her corporate roles she has worked across Europe and in Israel; in addition she has worked with individual coaching and consulting clients from around the world including Canada, Europe, England, Japan, Sweden, Trinidad, Israel, Ghana, Korea, and the US.

Anthony Eldridge-Rogers has a lifetime of experience in recovery. He has spent over 30 years and thousands of hours learning about recovery and assisting people to achieve it. He is a trained coach, taking certification with CTI (the Coaches Training Institute), an ICF-accredited training organisation.  He has developed and presented workshops on Mastering Recovery from Addiction as well as developing Recovery Coach Training Programmes and approaches. He is also a recovery coaching programme design consultant. 2012 will see the publication of  his first book, An Introduction to Recovery Coaching, for coaches and others interested in the recovery field.  Anthony runs a private recovery coaching practice and consultancy covering the field of recovery coaching and works with clients across the world from the US, EU and Africa.  In 2010 he was invited to become a fellow of the RSA where he has recently founded the RSA Coaching & Mentoring Initiative.  He is a board member of RCI, (Recovery Coaches International), and founded the FRC (Foundation for Recovery Coaching) UK in 2011.  The primary objective of the FRC is to remove the economic barriers to entry for anyone wishing to become a recovery coach.  He lives in the UK and Italy with his wife Lehla and has three children, twin daughters Olive and Amari and son Jahli.

Jess Dods brings 26 years of continuous sobriety to his career coaching work. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  He has held operations, business development and management positions with global energy companies and banks, as well as senior management consulting positions with Arthur D Little and Navigant Consulting.  Jess has lived in several countries around the world.  He began career transformation coaching full time in 2003, having added coaching training to his grounding in domestic and international business realities.   His clients include executives, managers and professionals from business, not-for-profits, academia, attorneys, government, international development, banking, finance, consultants, physical and social sciences.   Jess trained with the Coaches Training Institute and with Lee Hecht Harrison as Certified Career Transition Consultant. He is a Member of the Harvard Maclean Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA).  He is experienced in a range of assessment tools and the application of positive psychology tools in coaching.

Ram S Ramanathan
Mentor Coach, PCC , BCC
Bangalore, India


  1. Having an executive coach or mentor to help you defeat your fears and make plans to move forward in life. Many successful Toronto men and women would tell you that a job coach or Executive Coaching Toronto: has helped them very in balancing career success and personal happiness.

    Executive coaching Toronto

  2. Excellent post. Looking forward to reading more of your great content on executive coaching soon. Keep the great content coming!

    Massachusetts Executive Coaching


    Is Your Computer Sluggish or Plagued With a Virus? – If So you Need Online Tech Repairs
    As a leader in online computer repair, Online Tech Repairs Inc has the experience to deliver professional system optimization and virus removal.Headquartered in Great Neck, New York our certified technicians have been providing online computer repair and virus removal for customers around the world since 2004.
    Our three step system is easy to use; and provides you a safe, unobtrusive, and cost effective alternative to your computer service needs. By using state-of-the-art technology our computer experts can diagnose, and repair your computer system through the internet, no matter where you are.
    Our technician will guide you through the installation of Online Tech Repair Inc secure software. This software allows your dedicated computer expert to see and operate your computer just as if he was in the room with you. That means you don't have to unplug everything and bring it to our shop, or have a stranger tramping through your home.
    From our remote location the Online Tech expert can handle any computer issue you want addressed, like:
    • - System Optimization
    • - How it works Software Installations or Upgrades
    • - How it works Virus Removal
    • - How it works Home Network Set-ups
    Just to name a few.
    If you are unsure of what the problem may be, that is okay. We can run a complete diagnostic on your system and fix the problems we encounter. When we are done our software is removed; leaving you with a safe, secure and properly functioning system. The whole process usually takes less than an hour. You probably couldn't even get your computer to your local repair shop that fast!
    Call us now for a FREE COMPUTER DIAGONISTIC using DISCOUNT CODE ( on +1-914-613-3786 or chat with us on


  4. Problem: HP Printer not connecting to my laptop.

    I had an issue while connecting my 2 year old HP printer to my brother's laptop that I had borrowed for starting my own business. I used a quick google search to fix the problem but that did not help me.

    I then decided to get professional help to solve my problem. After having received many quotations from various companies, i decided to go ahead with Online Tech Repair (

    Reasons I chose them over the others:
    1) They were extremely friendly and patient with me during my initial discussions and responded promptly to my request.
    2) Their prices were extremely reasonable.
    3) They were ready and willing to walk me through the entire process step by step and were on call with me till i got it fixed.

    How did they do it
    1) They first asked me to state my problem clearly and asked me a few questions. This was done to detect any physical connectivity issues with the printer.
    2) After having answered this, they confirmed that the printer and the laptop were functioning correctly.
    3) They then, asked me if they could access my laptop remotely to troubleshoot the problem and fix it. I agreed.
    4) One of the tech support executives accessed my laptop and started troubleshooting.
    5) I sat back and watched as the tech support executive was navigating my laptop to spot the issue. The issue was fixed.
    6) I was told that it was due to an older version of the driver that had been installed.

    My Experience
    I loved the entire friendly conversation that took place with them. They understood my needs clearly and acted upon the solution immediately. Being a technical noob, i sometimes find it difficult to communicate with tech support teams. It was a very different experience with the guys at Online Tech Repairs. You can check out their website or call them on 1-914-613-3786.
    Would definitely recommend this service to anyone who needs help fixing their computers.
    Thanks a ton guys. Great Job....!!

  5. Thank you for this useful article. Waiting for your next post, i know it will be more exciting, you’re awesome.
    Coaching for Onboarding


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.