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Leveraging Leadership Circle Profile in the Coaching Engagements
Framework for Better Leadership Management

Vice President Of Business Development And Senior Leadership Consultant

Wed, 10th Nov, 2021
07:30 PM (IST)

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    What you can expect from this session:

    • Focus on inviting deeper and more relevant coaching experiences for the leaders you serve

    • Address approach on creative and intentional leadership competency

    • Build a Leadership Circle certified framework for more impactful coaching engagements

    Know Your Speaker

    Michael O’Connor
    Vice President Of Business Development And Senior Leadership Consultant

    Michael O’Connor is in the business of change. He brings more than 25 years of experience in supporting client organizations and has been a trusted advisor to dynamic leaders who are committed to making a difference. Mike activates leaders to create effective, impactful, and powerful business and leadership results. He is committed to and passionate about helping people realize and maximize their full potential. Throughout his career, Mike has held numerous roles, including: Training and Development Manager, Executive Coach, Instructional Designer, Team Facilitator, and Consultant and Business Development Manager. He also has more than 20 years of experience as a Senior Consultant for Development Dimensions International (DDI). At The Leadership Circle, Mike has worked with mid to senior leaders as an executive coach and developer for companies to include Leadership Circle Certification, and has been involved in the certification of more than 1000 LCP certified coaches.


    As a leader of teams for the last 20 years, Mike is familiar with the challenges leaders of today face, and the critical role they play in team and organizational performance.

    During his career, he has supported organizations across North America and the Caribbean in a variety of industries, including: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Non-profit, Aerospace, Energy, Financial Services and Government. Clients include Dolby, Kaiser Permanente, McDonalds, United Airlines, Federal Reserve Board, Kansas University Medical Center, Leo Burnett, George Mason University and State of Oregon.

    Mike has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Psychology (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and a Master’s Degree in Training and Development (College of New Jersey). Originally from Albuquerque, Mike and his family now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mike is active in his community, enjoys cycling, cooking, travel and spending time with his wife Linda and their three adult children.

    Yes, Coaching Matters!

    Coaching offers a sacred space for an individual to explore one’s thoughts with clarity and gain insights thereby providing adifferent perspective to address the situation in hand. 

    Whether you are an entrepreneur creating business, a leader managing a team, a homemaker re-discovering yourself, or a teacher setting yourself to transform generations — Coaching has become a language to reckon with. 

    Coaching Matters is a xMonks’ initiative to support the global coaching community to stay in touch with the fraternity through a webinar series. Through Coaching Matters, you get to meet and interact with experts from various walks of life. You will hear untold wisdom, industry experience, personal expertise around coaching.

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    In today’s world, we all need Coaching, more than ever before.

    Coaching Matters touches the various facets of Coaching and how it connects with our personal day- to-day life. Coaching helps people tap into their potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity.

    The purpose of coaching conversations is to stimulate thinking, growth, and change that lead to action. Put simply, a coaching conversation is developing the ‘ask, not tell’ habit which encourages people to work things out for themselves and take more responsibility for their actions.

    Coaching is a life-changing experience that dramatically improves your outlook on work and life while improving leadership skills.

    Gaurav Arora, MCC

    Host of Coaching Matters

    Gaurav Arora, Master Certified Coach, founded xMonks (formerly Inspire Coaching Systems) in 2009 and started a social development initiative “iOwn” in 2016. He is also the curator of ‘The Coaching Conclave’- an Annual Conference for Coaches. Gaurav is an international partner, faculty and Coach mentor to Erickson Coaching International and The Leadership Circle (TLC). Gaurav has also served as the President of ICF Hyderabad Chapter from 2012-2015. Breadth of his experience also includes hosting an online talk show, where he had the privilege of interviewing Sir John Whitmore, Janet Harvey, Sandy Vilas, to name a few. Gaurav has coached many TEDx speakers before they go, prepare and deliver their final TED talk. Gaurav has been honored with the 2019 ICF Young Leader Award.

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    Breakthrough conversations, expert advice on coaching, demo sessions, exposure to different techniques, tools, and approaches to coaching.


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    Perceive Coaching from different lenses enabling you to apply different tools available worldwide. Go deeper in our own ways of knowing coaching, doing coaching and being a coach.


    Interact with Expert Coaches

    Individuals who partner with coaches have reported several benefits, including: improved communication skills, self-esteem and self-confidence, increased productivity, optimized team performance

    Designed this conversation exclusively for the Coaching community.

    Who is it for?

    • Aspiring coaches who want to explore coaching as a skill or career.

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    • HR Professionals

    • Business Leaders

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