The Mindful Academy – Episode 3.12 Highlights

In this episode of “Two Kinds of Coaching,” I explore the essentials of coaching, particularly in an academic context, and distinguish between individual and group coaching. Emphasizing the transformative power of coaching, I explain how both individual and team coaching can help individuals and groups align their work with their values and goals, enhance fulfillment, and navigate high-pressure environments.

The episode begins with an in-depth look at one-on-one coaching, covering the process from the initial discovery call to setting goals and creating action plans. I  underscore the importance of finding a coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to ensure adherence to high standards and ethical practices.

The discussion then shifts to the specifics of group and team coaching, illustrating how these methods can facilitate strategic planning, improve team dynamics, and foster a culture of accountability and emotional agility.

Through examples and personal anecdotes, I highlight the benefits of coaching in achieving personal and professional growth, and encourage my listeners to consider how coaching might support their own academic and career journeys.

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About Our Host:

Jennifer used to be a professor, until one day she moved to a different country and gave up her career. She had to figure out “what next?”

Jennifer has devoted the last ten years to learning all that she can about positive psychology, emotional intelligence, the growth mindset, and mindfulness, so that she can help others do the same, and build a rewarding career in the process.