How Vision Acts as a Lever for Change
This webinar will feature research that demonstrates how crafting a personal vision optimizes the brain for development and change. Anchored in Intentional Change Theory, a cornerstone of vision-based coaching is the ability to help others connect core elements of their past to their dreams and aspirations, creating an image of an ideal future that fosters hope and openness to new possibilities. This image of an ideal future, along with the positive emotions it engenders, can help to overcome inertia, motivating and sustaining individuals on a path of intentional development. Through the process of visioning, a living “statement” emerges as a tangible product of the coaching process. When the vision statement is used “first and frequently,” it promotes the joyful pursuit of goals leading to lasting change.
Explain Intentional Change Theory (Boyatzis, 2008) with a focus on translation of theory to practice as it relates to visioning.
Share published and emerging research on visioning in the brain.
Discuss best practices for working with vision in coaching.
About our Speaker
Dr. Angela Passarelli is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Charleston, SC, and Director of Research at the Institute of Coaching, McLean, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. She also serves as a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on how workplace relationships support learning, particularly in the context of leader development. She draws on neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore the implicit dynamics of these relationships. Her research has been supported by grants from the NIH/NIGMS, Harnisch Foundation, and Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her work has been published in both academic and practitioner outlets such as the Leadership Quarterly, Social Neuroscience, Organizational Research Methods, and the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research.
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
M.S., Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Texas A&M University
B.S., Psychology & General Business, James Madison University