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Summer Celebration & Learning Event with Richard Boyatzis

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
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It’s the end of the ICFNE program year and time to connect, reflect on our work together, and dive into some new learnings! This special summer event will open with some fun networking with your colleagues. We will then hold a brief annual meeting celebrating ICFNE’s accomplishments and volunteers.


That first hour will then be followed by a special session featuring Richard Boyatzis, renowned author, professor, and speaker. Together, we will then explore the science of inspiring others to learn and change. Boyatzis’ webinar will focus on how the latest research in neuroscience is helping us understand how various forms of coaching affect a person’s openness to new ideas, change and learning.


He will share how a series of fMRI studies have shown that coaching toward vision and high quality relationships (coaching with compassion) is distinctively effective at activating the appropriate neural networks. On the other hand, more problem-focused coaching (coaching for compliance), does the opposite. Really, it activates the opposite to what is needed and wanted! The key distinction appears to be when the coach and client are literally in tune with each other with a focus on the future. In addition, the coach’s own level of emotional intelligence (EI) allows you to create and nurture these resonant relationships.


These kinds of experiences are essential to renewal of the human organism at neurological, hormonal, emotional, and behavioral levels. Based on decades of research into longitudinal studies of coaching the development of emotional and social intelligence competencies, Boyatzis will lead the audience through many powerful examples. Learn how true, evidence-based coaching with compassion (i.e., coaching a person to the PEA, their vision and values) is key to development and more resonant relationships.


Boyatzis will also describe his recent fMRI studies on coaching to the Positive Emotional Attractor (PEA) versus the Negative Emotional Attractor (NEA), as well as recent doctor-patient studies showing that arousal of the PEA increased treatment adherence for Type II Diabetics. He will explain why this process is central to neuro-endocrine renewal in the human body (which is the only antidote to the ravages of chronic stress).


Join us for this special event and learn learn how to use your EI on the path through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness.


In this exciting session, you will:

  • Learn a process for developing sustainable improvement on EI, resonant relationships and the central role of compassion in it.
  • Understand the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional Attractor in motivating change or encouraging the status quo regression.
  • Perceive how coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways, but coaching for compliance is not. And why it is crucial to the sustainability of the leader (i.e., the coach) as well.
  • Gain an understanding of the neural activations involved in these two forms of coaching and why one prepares a person to consider change and learning and the other closes their minds.
  • Learn how to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, and to sustainably change.


  • 9:30 Networking in small groups
  • 10:00 Annual Meeting and celebration
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 Richard Boyatsis presentation
  • 12:25 Wrap up & close


The session will be recorded and available to registrants after the session, but you must participate in the session live in order to receive any related Core Competency CCEs (if applicable).


CCE Units: 1.25 Core Competencies; .25 Resource Development; 1.5 Total

Please note:  After the session is completed, ICFNE will send you a program evaluation via email. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive your CCE certificate.  Live attendance is required for core competency credits. We recommend you download and print the email containing your CCE certificate immediately upon receipt as we are not able to provide additional copies.

Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, He graduated from MIT and Harvard. He has authored more than 200 articles and 9 books on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education, including the international best-seller, Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee and the recent Helping People Change with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. His Coursera MOOCs have over a million enrolled.