It has been a privilege to present to a number of sizeable coaching groups here in the UK over the last month.
The feedback has been positive and strong.
What is clear from this experience is that the role of our interpersonal neurobiology in the stress response cycle is yet to be widely understood, taught and practised in the corporate environment.
This is an important and significant flaw in our approach to leader and leadership development and our approach to coaching, mentoring and supervision.
It is a significant gap in the theory and practice of emotional intelligence and psychological safety.
In essence we have been trying to fly a plane without wings. Is it any wonder we are where we are with trust, stress and engagement metrics?
Happily this is easy to rectify.
The work of Dr Stephen Porges, Dr Iain McGilchrist, Dr Bonnie Badenoch, Dr Lisa Feldman-Barrett, Dr Peter Levine, Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk and Dr Dan Siegel provide a sound, scientific base of evidence to design the change we now need to make.
Culture is a series of conversations.
Organisations are linguistic entities and individual and collective neurobiological chain reactions.
It’s time to update our thinking and approach to help us adapt and navigate a Post-COVID world.
The question is, will you?