Join us for the introductory session lead by the founder of Coacharya, Ram Ramanathan.
Will Globalization be killed by Covid-19? Under the new normal, with the disruptions in global value chains and new science & technology, as well as the growing tensions in trade wars and the rise of protectionism between countries, how can we create global advantages in various industries under the new normal? The session will discuss how we would reshape ourselves both physically and psychologically to stay awake, be aware and arise after the post pandemic era.
It's the youth of today that make the leaders of tomorrow. Want to know what it takes to be a great leader? We have an incredible mother-daughter duo, both of them, inspiring leaders in their own ways, will be speaking to us on just this topic! Join us for an exciting conversation with them, filled with relatable personal anecdotes, real life situations and how to tackle them, as well as some insightful tips from both these generations. Don't miss out on it and tune in for a free-flowing conversation with Neeraja Ganesh and Sneha Ganesh, the next gen leaders!
Peter will explore the six great interrelated challenges of our times and explore the contribution that Coaches and Coaching can play in helping to address them d play its part in transforming human consciousness.. He will share approaches and methods that coaches have used to attend to the ecological dimension of every coaching relationship and to tap into the wider ecological world as a core resource that enables the deeper coaching work.
From the last 9 months, it is an unprecedented time. We go through different up and down moments individually but it is a collective learning - one story led to the other like a journey together in one world? How many people awake because of this pandemic? Then they are aware of our internal resources and make life differently. Maybe change the habits, maybe enhance the well-being.
Have you been at crossroads? When multiple pathways appear before us and all look equally good yet we have to make a choice as we can take only one path forward, you are right, its not a good place to be. But a place we all encounter at different points in a lifetime at least once. What makes us choose one over the other? Having chosen a path what does it take to take ownership to arise and act? Listen to an entrepreneur, a millennial business service designer, an expert in transitions on how they made their life choices and lessons learnt. Lets navigate the various turns and crossroads gracefully!
Cultivating Soulful Leadership through the utilization of indigenous wisdom. Leading from the heart and bringing the Wisdom of the Collective. From the individual to the various levels of the system. From the I to the WE. “I am Because We Are”
Social Injustice is birthed through Bias. Bias against people, ideas and beliefs that are ‘different’ from our reality. And Bias for world views that align with ours’. Unconscious, Conscious, Over or Covert. We believe the journey towards Awake, Aware, Arise begins with us recognizing and overcoming these biases within ourselves. We share stories from our personal lives, of living and experiencing bias. We also highlight the criticality of a coach to overcome their personal biases first, before supporting the birth of awareness in their clients. We bring out the “asks” from Coaching professionals by ICF & EMCC around equality in the Ethics of coaching. We share tools to recognize and address our own biases, and believe this could be one of the ways for us to contribute to individual and society through systemic change.
Businesses will need to transform at all times, in order to sustain in the longer term. Leaders too will need to re-engineer themselves, to remain relevant and to create value. Anybody who is interested in progress of society and their organizations, must take the lead in transforming individuals and institutions. The question is, given the hyperactive age we live in, how to accelerate this transformative process.
Dr. Robert Keith Wallace did pioneering research on the Transcendental Meditation technique. His seminal papers—published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American—on a fourth major state of consciousness supported a new paradigm of mind-body medicine and total brain development. Dr. Wallace is the founding President of Maharishi University of Management and has traveled around the world giving lectures at major universities and institutes on consciousness-based health programs. Ted Wallace will partner in conversation and presentation.
Ester Martinez is the CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters, the fastest-growing community for CHROs and business leaders committed to the advancement of talent & work practices for sustainable business impact. She will be in conversation with Dr. Arvind Agrawal. Dr Arvind, Managing Partner, Lead Associates is a Master Certified executive coach and a consultant with extensive business experience having held senior leadership positions in leading Corporates.
Based on Barry Johnson's new book: And, Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma, this session provides an understanding of an alternate root cause and perpetuator of poverty, racism, and sexism. When addressing these chronic issues, we often look for an "evil source." We look for an individual or group to blame for their bias and the systems they have created. The assumption is that evil results must come from an evil source. A polarity perspective does not deny or minimize the cruelty and pain that comes with poverty, racism and sexism. We are saying that searching for an "evil source" is not helpful. It perpetuates the very things we are attempting to overcome. From a polarity perspective, we can understand, without blaming or condining, how Or-thinking without And-thinking is a powerful root cause and perpetuator of poverty, racism and sexism. From that perspective we are asserting that: "And- thinking is not a solution to poverty, racism or sexism but it is a process requirement. Without supplementing Or-thinking with And-thinking, our most sincere efforts will be radically undermined, and no amount of money, commitment, or alignment will compensate. (Page 242 of And)
This panel discussion features three change makers who will share their personal journeys on why they have chosen the purpose of teaching and guiding others to practice emotional and mental fitness for kids and adults to make a positive impact in the world. Each will share tips and learnings on how their practice and work has quickly evolved with the changing circumstances we've had to deal with across the world - COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, lockdown, managing children at home and not in schools, stress at home with your partner, people losing their jobs and the overwhelming impact on disadvantaged families. Join us for an inspiring and thoughtful discussion on how we are helping others navigate these difficult times.
For some of us, dealing with aging parents and other elders is a current reality or something we could be preparing for. In this discussion, we explore the mindset required to navigate this important period in our lives. We will also examine the role of the caregiver and elements of coaching that are worth reflecting on as necessary tools for caring better.
The turbulence of global pandemic has affected every area of our lives at a global level. Most economies are already reporting significant contraction, as business leaders confront a health crisis and the business impact of wide-ranging pandemic lockdowns. This session explores three leadership dimensions that we believe leaders will have to navigate to create ‘breakout strategies’ for their businesses; At personal level we discuss whether leaders can carve out time to reflect, even within the turbulence. For female leaders in particular, the work-from-home assumptions for increased time discount the additional stresses and demands of combined home and work responsibilities that limit time for reflection. At organizational level, I will argue that leaders have to identify the inflection point to delegate the survival strategy, in order to focus on building the ‘breakout’ opportunity. At national level, we explore how closed borders and limited travel contribute to making our business environment ‘smaller’, at a time that African Leaders in particular will have to carve out connections and growth with a ‘developmental approach’ to business.
Privilege often pushes you to a blind spot that makes the obvious often stay hidden. But just looking around and spotting opportunities can spark change. This change can be driven leveraging communities and can surely uplift scenarios that are skewed for certain part of our society. This is a session on understanding the lives of our community and migrant workers- what was done during the pandemic to help and what can be done in the future.
Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons, will share some simple, yet inspiring stories from the history of the Tata Group. He will narrate stories of several pioneering initiatives of the Group, and talk about how the Group has persevered through adversities, and consistently kept the interests of its consumers, employees and the community in everything it does. This is a session of compelling storytelling that will inspire and inform you.
A panel discussion focusing on what we can learn from animals to be better people. Kelly’s early experiences were vitally shaped by the natural and ancient world around her where she learned a way of listening to influences within people, nature and moments. This unconventional education grants her a gift of perception that liberates untapped potential and hidden gifts within individuals and organizations, helping them to solve problems differently through a wisdom-informed and wholeness approach.
A session on promoting sustainable results, creativity, unity and purpose with Coaching Across Cultures and Global Coaching. Philippe is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He has pioneered a global approach to leadership and coaching that leverages multiple perspectives for greater creativity, impact, fulfilment and meaning. The Harvard Business School chose his ground-breaking book Coaching Across Cultures(published in eleven languages) as its featured book recommendation in the category of business leadership. His innovative approach of bringing the crucial intercultural dimension into the practice of coaching has won him worldwide acclaim. His book Global Coaching (published in five languages) has been described as “having moved the art and science of coaching to a new level”.
VUCA was a term that we all used in plenty before the pandemic hit us. With the Pandemic, we are living every moment of VUCA in every form. Speakers: People are concerned about their health, about their jobs still being kept, about managing home and work with minimal boundaries and increased stress of working virtually. The panel discussion will include conversation around some of these questions: What are some of the issues that your employees are facing right now, especially in the business like yours (specific industry related) How do you describe your organization culture before the pandemic hit, in terms of the readiness to face a VUCA situation? What are some of the initiatives you have implemented during these times to address some of the fears and challenges of your employees? Has there been any programs you have initiated as part of the social responsibility?
The best parts of ourselves are often described as connected to the spiritual dimension; for example, inspiration, service to others, forgiveness, and loving. Coaching provides an opportunity to support leaders at all levels to bring these higher dimensions to life. In this practical and provocative panel discussion, we will discuss the opportunity for leaders to tap into the deepest parts of themselves to effectively address the needs of others, which is critically important now. And we’ll talk about specific ways leaders can do this effectively, including techniques for centering and courageously tuning into and addressing the needs of others.
As we entered, for the first time, into a truly connected decade, with the internet of things, and also with billions of people globally sharing same platforms like TikTok, SnapChat, WhatsApp/Facebook/Instagram etc, it’s obvious that our anthropologically designed brains are no longer capable of getting the rest it needs. The general governing feeling of fear, ecological and financial anxiety, and a state of mind of not-being-enough together with the always-on-mentality with telepresence imposed as the new normal make the situation even worse. So, how to cope with it? Unfortunately, one size does not fit all. In this session we will seek new ways how to find individual solutions to this ever more relevant issue for us all.
Women’s College Hospital is a world leader in health for women, health equity and health system solutions – a hospital designed to keep people out of hospital. They are developing ground-breaking innovations that address issues related to population health, patient experience and system costs. They advocate for health equity because they know that a healthy society requires a level playing field where everyone has access to timely, high quality, efficient and compassionate care.
We find ourselves in an epic in-between. An unpredictable moment in history between the fall of old systems and the birth of the new. So what might it mean to be strong during this time? What practices of awareness might we cultivate in order to be together in uncertainty? How might our strength enable healing and evolution? Join us for a riveting discussion as we unpack the definitions, assumptions and solutions our panelists have uncovered.
Tony and Colleen present an interactive dialogue (with an opportunity for questions and answers) on how to use the philosophy of Awake, Aware and Arise, to coach yourself and your clients, to face challenges, create transformation and achieve significant results. This conversation will be embedded in neuroscience, philosophy, psychology and coaching competencies. Develop a deep understanding your own and your client’s brains and minds as we: Awake to the possibilities with in us; Become Aware of what and how we may actualise those possibilities; and Arise to create new habits and mindsets that ensure sustainable change.
Times of crisis and challenge often bring out our best or worst qualities, sometimes putting us in a constant state of “fight or flight.” If we consciously choose to connect with our humanity and purpose, we can maximize our leadership potential by treating others as we wish to be treated. This style of “Golden Leadership” then creates a ripple effect that brings about great opportunity for ourselves, our teams and our communities. Join our panel for a lively discussion on the value of leading by The Golden Rule to create more opportunity during tough times!
As we see unprecedented levels of economic de-growth on account of the pandemic, there is a need to quickly reimagine the strategy for reviving the economy by tapping the potential of the women workforce. Against this backdrop, we invite you to the Awake Aware Arise conference where our esteemed speakers, Chetna Gala Sinha, Founder, Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank, Revathi Roy, Founder and CEO, Hey Deedee; Meena Ganesh, CEO & MD, Portea Medical and Ashu Suyash, MD & CEO, CRISIL, would share their insights on this topic.
As a coach, our own presence plays a significant role. Are we coming from authenticity within ourselves or are our ego-patterns leading the way? And how would we know? Each client looks for a relatable presence in the chemistry conversation. When our presence is anchored and authentic a client feels safe, and a relationship of trust is established instantaneously. The power of our authentic presence then facilitates our clients to open up and connect with a deeper reality, one they may unconsciously keep hidden. When our way of being is grounded within our authentic self, we give permission for others to turn inward and awaken to the existence of their own authentic self. This powerful awakening unleashes a whole new paradigm of leadership potential.
Teams at work are first and foremost human social groups. So, isn't it but natural for our national/ethnic cultures, upbringing, and life experiences to influence our actions and behaviors (and values) at the workplace? But, how often do we think about this while at work – especially with globally distributed teams? Do we realize how own biases can shape our understanding of others? How might we adopt the principles of inclusive design to future-proof our ways of working? In this session, we’ll look at how the human aspects of teams/workplace such as national cultures, native language, gender norms/stereotypes etc. influence workplace behavior; and how our improved understanding of these behaviors coupled with application of inclusive design principles, can help us craft agile ways of working suitable for the Future of Work.
Speaking truth to power. It is often not popular or comfortable; it means taking a risk, it means standing for something. It means believing deeply in what you say, why it needs to be said, and doing what is required, every day, to have that heard. It’s important to do with empathy and intentional purpose to drive the conversation to win -win, maintaining empathy, curiosity to build an empowering and strong relationship. Ingrained in many cultures, “Speaking Truth to Power” may differ considerably in context and approach. By sharing inspirational stories on how they do this and the difference it makes, a panel of four fantastic women will offer their experience and learning, to showcase how - and why- they “Speak Truth to Power”.
She is the first female, first Asian, youngest ever CHRO of Unilever and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive(ULE), which is responsible for delivering Unilever’s business & financial performance. Leena bears overall responsibility for the 160,000-strong human capital of Unilever,which operates across multiple regulatory and labour environments spread over 190 countries. She ensures the company has the right people, in the right roles, with the right capabilities and mindset to deliver high business performance that enables Unilever to meet its ambitious business growth with environmental and positive social impact.
One of the most powerful tools a coach can develop is the ability to listen to the implicit story someone is telling about who they are and what is possible for the future. The future is always and only a fiction. But the fiction we hold about the future shapes the present. This session is designed to explore how can we help people analyze the stories they’re telling and to shape better ones.
A large part of our beliefs, values and choices, are determined by our unique personal context, as also by the imperatives of the times that we live in. Thus, there is a constant interplay between our personal predispositions and the larger contextual forces. This session will explore this interplay through a bi-focal lens- EUM (Existential Universe Mapper), which looks at both the individual and the context. The main emphasis will be on exploring the impact of living in an interconnected global village on individual well-being and development.
Without exception, every major challenge for our fast-changing world requires moral leadership — leaders who show courage, compassion, curiosity and connected-ness. A critical competence is the ability to recognise and manage ethical dilemmas with insight and wisdom. It is so easy for coaches to restrict the scope of their practice to the comfortable cycle of client-issue-coach. Yet this is like a school teaching its students to pass exams without developing them as concerned and caring human beings. The global ethical climate is in part our responsibility as coaches. In this webinar, David Clutterbuck will share tools and approaches that will help us take on these responsibilities, so we can contribute to creating the ethical leaders our world so desperately needs.
Join Edgar and Peter Schein for a session on " Humble Leadership and Humble Inquiry" - The Power of Relationships, Openness and Trust in a world that has become dangerously polarized.
Universally, humans have common dilemmas, yet how we respond to it is Cultural. The session will cover a discussion on the range of human imperatives: dilemmas, paradoxes, contradictions and polarities and how we respond to them (Think, Feel and Act). Both Authors will draw references from their experience and books, and in looking at both cross cultural (ETIC lens) as well as from indigenous psychology (EMIC lens). The panelist will engage with approaches on how it may be possible to co-hold and resolve these dilemmas.
Coaching, at its best, is a sacred act that calls forth the best a human can be. While the old oppressive paradigms and institutions fall apart around the world, a new balance and reality is emerging, calling for a new human potential to carry the mantle. If our coaching sits at the powerful nexus of practical and spiritual, then transformation is possible. What tools does that nexus require? What innovative spiritual and social technologies are available to us as coaches to create a new enlightened, awake and aware world? Kelly’s work weaves contemplative wisdom, neuroscience, indigenous knowledge and nature-based intelligence into a ground breaking format for transformative change.
Industrial Animal Agriculture is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the use of 38.5% of the world's habitable land mass and viruses like swine flu, bird flu and more. Join Shen Ming Lee, author of Hungry for Disruption and Michael Fox, co-founder of mushroom based meat alternative business Fable Food Co as they share a vision for the future of food that can solve these major global issues.
Making sense of the world around us and our place in it has, since ancient times, occupied humanity’s minds and hearts. As we connect the dots, near and far, things begin to fall into place. By applying our beautiful minds in service to our beautiful hearts, we can find our very own meaning and LIVE it. In this webinar, we will look at how we make our very own impact unto the world around us – and, simultaneously, unto the world within us. Join us for a journey of answers to questions big and small that will give us ‘new specs’ and will transform our life’s palette with new colours.
For the Event you will need: Markers or Coloring Pencils, Paper…A4 preferable, alternatively household items, Example: Cardboard, inside of a cereal box. Describe yourself in images, colors, symbols, shapes, doodles or words that represent you. Be Proud! Be Bold! Be Creative & Fearless in representing who you are!
This Panel Discussion will address current realities, strategies, resources and support in coping with mental health, anxiety, and wellness. The Panel consists of specialist contributors in the field of mental health, wellness, energy healing, coping with economic constraints etc.
Change is a constant in life, some change is chosen and some is thrust upon us, but eventually we have to choose our circumstances and deal with it the best we can-on purpose. There are no failures is life, only results. There also is no perfect-we all have imperfections that we sometimes needlessly avoid or judge. In this presentation you will learn when, where, and how to be more vulnerable, courageous, and transparent- in the right place, with the right person, and the right time. Patrick sometimes refers to this as “Getting Naked (with your clothes on). Who in your life do you trust to be emotionally naked with, are there some new relationships (professional or personal) that can be nurtured to be committed listeners? And who can you be that special person for? Rewards in life come from courageous vulnerability with a trusted other or personal strength to be just you.
With a panel of aspiring young leaders, Leah Black a Youth Worker and Coach will explore the hope of Generation Z and discuss how the youth of today are awake to the challenges and opportunities in our societies and are aware of their shared purpose to compassionately lead and make positive global impact. We will look at the possibilities and potential of young people to arise to this joint responsibility. We'll share ideas and suggestions for skills, support, guidance and the resources youth may require to become empowered, inspiring leaders of tomorrow to achieve their utopia for a better future for everyone and the world we live in. Please join us to start making the hope of Generation Z a reality.
Our world is overflowing with complex challenges, as daunting as the pandemic and climate change and as common as choosing a partner and raising our children. Viewing the world through the lens of living systems (or complexity) changes nearly everything about the way we might manage and lead organisations. Together we will explore a pathway to developing your capacity to perceive and therefore coach systemically – whether that is with individuals, group and teams, or more broadly. Together you will identify the systemic coach’s way of being.
One of the consequences of globalization has been movement of people across geographies and cultures creating a generation of ‘global citizens’ who choose to and are able to emigrate. On the other end of the spectrum, are those who were displaced from their homes for reasons ranging from war to climate change.* The immigrant/migrant human experience is often characterized by where they come from, and how and why they arrived in the adopted home country. It is affected by language and cultural differences, religious, racial and ethnic differences. There is a constant push and pull between assimilating and integrating in the adopted home country and preserving original identities. In this panel discussion, we will look at how Cultural Intelligence can play a role in reshaping the immigrant human experience. We will delve into the Why, What and How of Cultural Intelligence; how empathy, respectful curiosity and inclusion are foundational to Cultural Intelligence; and its importance in uplifting the immigrant experience both within and outside the world of work. *According to the UN, at the end of 2019, 272 million people, which is 3.5% of the world’s population, lived in a country other than their country of birth. This includes the 79.5 million people who were displaced - which is the highest since WWII.
As coaches become really competent and successful, it is easy to slip into a comfortable routine and rely on familiar tools and methods; however, the best coaches are constantly striving to be more mindful, more present, and more intentional. In this session, we’ll discuss the importance of cultivating an intentional mindset and practical ways to do so.
What is 'the cycle of privilege'? and how are we reinforcing or challenging this in our decisions and practice? Join our panel as they discuss opportunity areas, challenges and ideas relating to designing for inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney and its precinct communities.
Our worldviews filter everything we experience as humans and from this lens we interact with others in the world. From our experience of the world our beliefs, biases, constraints and actions are born. When we are unaware of our constraints and we believe in our perceptions as truth we are limited in accepting and understanding others. In this session we explore how our world-views and other constraints show up for coaches and leaders and how this can affect our unconditionality for others.
With the US still reeling from COVID19 global pandemic and ongoing protests that continue to highlight the country’s long-standing struggles with race, privilege, and prejudice, many people wrestle with feelings of anger, grief, fear, and hopelessness. As employees and leaders, those emotions are not simply left at the front door come Monday morning. In fact, those leaders carry their feelings with them and they can show up in the workplace, on the conference call line or in a company email and present challenges as those leaders seek to prioritize professional performance over personal despair. What can organizations do to support and stand in solidarity with their Black leaders and foster an environment that encourages dialogue and reflection? What have we learned in the past several months and what are we doing about it?
This session will reflect on how all of us can create a positive impact in the communities we serve through compassion, connection and inspiration. Awake and Arise to a deeper self-awareness and connection with ourselves, each other, the environment and the universe. We will reflect on the role of education in achieving deeper self-awareness and connection, and the power of love and compassion to energize our endeavors.
Experience a free-flowing, heartful conversation where four leaders in the coaching profession share their diverse, rich & real experiences on courageous leadership. How can professionals go beyond mastery and excellence in their craft, and contribute systemically to the greater good? What does it mean to courageously pursue a vision and contribute to societal growth and change?