Thursday, September 27, 2012
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
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