Episode 133: Connecting Through Coaching—Authenticity, AI, and Transformation

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: March 13, 2024


In this enlightening podcast episode, expert coaching master Kathleen Stinette shares her invaluable insights on the evolution of leadership coaching in the wake of the pandemic. With over 25 years of experience, Kathleen discusses the subtle yet significant shifts in coaching methodologies prompted by remote and hybrid work environments, emphasizing the growing importance of emotional intelligence, resilience, and authenticity in leadership development. She highlights how these qualities not only enhance managerial effectiveness but also build stronger, more transparent relationships within teams. Kathleen also explores the integration of technology and AI in coaching, reassuring listeners about the irreplaceable value of human connection in fostering trust and psychological safety. Throughout the interview, Kathleen offers practical advice for coaches and leaders striving to navigate the complexities of today’s work landscape, underscoring the need for compassion, empathy, and continuous personal growth.

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Check out Kathleen’s other interview, Episide 30: FUEL- A Proven Framework for Coaching.

Key Points

  1. Understand the Impact of the Pandemic on Leadership Coaching: Gain insights into how the pandemic has significantly influenced leadership coaching practices, leading to shifts in methodologies and approaches to accommodate remote and hybrid work environments.
  2. Explore the Role of Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Leadership: Learn about the increasing importance of emotional intelligence and resilience in the workplace, and how these qualities are being integrated into leadership coaching to support managers and executives.
  3. Recognize the Importance of Authenticity in Leadership: Discover why authenticity is becoming a key focus in leadership development, and how being genuine and transparent can enhance trust and relationships in a professional setting.
  4. Examine the Evolution of Coaching Techniques in the Digital Age: Delve into how coaching practices have adapted to virtual formats, including the utilization of technology and AI, while emphasizing the irreplaceable value of human connection in the coaching process.
  5. Identify Strategies for Building Trust and Psychological Safety: Learn effective techniques for building trust and creating a psychologically safe environment in coaching relationships, crucial for fostering open and productive dialogues between coaches and coachees.

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