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July Newsletter - CEO Corner

inviteCHANGE CEO, Director of Training, and Best Selling Author, Janet M. Harvey discusses how we are moving forward during and beyond 2021, the ripple effect of coaching, and our commitment to social progress.

Read the book Invite Change. Lessons from 2020 The Year of No Return and join Janet for a weekly 15-minute broadcast on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Are you a person who perceives opportunity in change or something less favorable? As a reader of this newsletter, you likely embody an optimistic mindset for change, and you realize that makes you part of a minority of people. However, navigating change requires a different mindset from producing results or creating repeatable success. Instead, be lifelong learners who embody courage to originate a new relationship and perspective about the unique conditions in our lives. Doing this is the way to invite and navigate change with balance and vitality.

inviteCHANGE entered 2021 knowing that a lot of the foundation for how our work and our customers' workplaces operate had changed forever. Both the customer and the employee experience transformed overnight, testing our adaptability and emotional reserves to keep going and learn how to navigate the pandemic's paradoxes. For example, working from home. Whether isolated or with a whole house of distractions and feeling the trauma of an unpredictable event (Covid-19 pandemic). Perhaps, using the time to slow down and connect with what most matters as inspiration to keep moving. In our team and for our customers, I noticed that giving attention to meaning and purpose shifted our conversation. We fulfilled our five-year vision work in 2020, and this year challenged us to set a new course in the face of lots of uncertainty. I found this both exhilarating and terrifying. Yes, indeed, another paradox.

Instead of look ahead five years, we looked more deeply into "why" we exist as an organization and what our individual "why" was for coming together as a team. Both humbling and gratifying was the realization that our answers had not changed. Instead, the intensity of our commitment had grown. So, instead of a five-year vision, we set a bold ten-year vision as a beacon for our commitment to impact humanity positively.

Shape a world where people love their life's work, touching 1 billion people in the next decade.

I often hear colleagues question the ripple effect of coaching. We don't question it; in fact, our faith in the amplifying and accelerating power of coaching grows each year exponentially. Here's a simple formula to consider that I learned from a fellow writer in Choice magazine. For every 1 hour of coaching with a person, a coach touches 2,184 people positively each week.

Every person has, on average, five people they connect with daily and another 16 people they associate with for a total of 21 people in a week.

Generative learning, an embodiment of personal and professional sovereignty, and an unwavering commitment to reciprocal prosperity infuse everything we do at inviteCHANGE. We welcome new cohorts of learners during July to earn certification as generative coaches (hyperlink to CGC landing page) and earn an ICF Credential, the globally recognized standard for excellence in professional coaching. Our commitment to sustaining excellence applies to professional development for practicing coaches inside and outside organizations through individual and group mentor coaching and coaching supervision. Several programs strengthen artful mastery and expressing one's unique signature as a coach, engaging with customers one-on-one and one-to-many for groups and teams. The complexity for those who manage and lead people in today's hybrid workplace inspires us to expand our offers for enterprise to include blended learning with state-of-the-art on-demand learning experiences and opportunities to practice live with a cohort and a leader who provides feedback. The need for a mindset shift and coach-approach skills has never been greater. Our organization delivers on both and demonstrates quality, ethical professionalism, and excellence with inviting and navigating change. And P.S. if you want to learn more about how we do this, please read the book Invite Change. Lessons from 2020 The Year of No Return and join me for a weekly 15-minute broadcast on Facebook and LinkedIn as I explore the resources this book provides.

For those entering the "summer holiday" season, stay safe, and may your time with family and friends be restorative. We are not done yet with 2021, and together, we are meeting the challenges ahead with inspiration and a heart-filled, optimistic worldview. I want to make a special shout out to a team member, Sharmin Banu, PCC, who has chosen to bring her heart and talents to a fantastic organization, Brave Angels. She and I share a common belief that a "coaching approach can be powerful in bigger social and global challenges beyond business and corporate boundaries." Brave Angels operates as a national organization in the U.S. with many state-based chapters that I hope you will each research and benefit from learning about their approaches. In the next few months, we'll be sharing more about our commitment to social progress. We will report on our Coaches Care initiatives and the global advancement of our extraordinary speakers from the Be. Choose. Cause. Global Leaders Conference (SEP 2020).

Until next time, cheers to all.


Janet M. Harvey, MCC

Experienced with individuals at the Board of Directors, “C” Chair, Executive and Senior Management levels, Janet assists executives in adopting effective habits of perception and behavior to lead and accelerate corporate strategies. Typical engagements address executive development in the following areas: articulate and inspire through clarity of vision, enable respectful challenge, debate and catalyze synergy for strategic business choices, risk/reward critical thinking about investments and shareholder value, plan leader succession and architect sustainable cultural/strategic change.
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