ICF Australasia ACT Branch invites you to join our session with Julie Diamond on the 23rd August 2021 on Power and Rank in the Coaching Relationship.
Julie recently published her book, Power: A User’s Guide, a handbook for using power effectively and ethically, no matter what role you are in.
In this 90-minute session, Julie will take participants through stories and examples, reflection exercises, and discussion to allow participants to recognize these dynamics in their work with clients, and discover strategies for addressing them.
Navigating power and rank dynamics is a critical skill for coaches, yet often overlooked. There are multiple, intersecting, and often colliding types of power at play in the coaching relationship: the power of our practitioner role; the power our clients imbue us with by trusting us as growth partners; and the positional and social identity powers of both partners.
Working effectively and responsibly as a coach requires Power Intelligence®–awareness and skills for navigating the complex mix of rank and roles in the coaching relationship.
Julie is an executive coach, author, international speaker, and CEO and founder of Diamond Leadership, which provides leadership and talent development services, including coaching, consulting, assessment, and training to clients worldwide.
Julie has spent her entire career creating transformational growth experiences for leaders and organizations around the world for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, labor unions, and international NGOs. She is the developer of Power Intelligence®, a framework and set of competencies for helping leaders understand how to use power and authority with greater impact and effectiveness.
Julie was a founder of the Australia New Zealand Process orientated Psychology Association, and is the co-founder of Power2 Leaderlab, a leadership program for women leaders.
Her special passion is to help leaders not only be their best, but be able to bring out the best in the people they lead. And her area of focus for the past 30 years has been on the topic of power, a topic that is often misunderstood and maligned. Her latest book, Power: A User’s Guide, is a handbook for using power effectively and ethically, no matter what role you’re in.
Julie’s latest endeavor was creating a multi-rater instrument and culture survey that helps leaders and their organization understand the impact of power on the organizational culture and on team performance.
This 90-minute session includes stories and examples, reflection exercises, and discussion to allow participants to recognize these dynamics in their work with clients, and discover strategies for addressing them.
This interactive session will be via Zoom in meeting format with breakout rooms.
Key Learning Takeaways
With discussion, activities and case examples, this session addresses:
- The traps of power: navigating the psychological influences of a high-power role;
- Role and rank clarity: Explore the many kinds of power, and the critical ways they intersect in the coaching relationship;
- Personal rank history: how one’s personal history of power intersects with the power of a professional role; and
- Power Intelligence competencies: evidence-based skills and behaviors for using power effectively and productively in the coaching relationship.