The problem is the inability to close the gap between what we genuinely, even passionately, want and what we are actually able to do. Closing this gap is the central learning problem of the twenty-first century’ (Kegan & Lahey, 2009)
Let’s face it: Making lasting and substantial changes in one’s personal or professional life is hard. While there are many techniques for making changes and much has been written about this topic, how people change, when they change, and why they don’t change remains something of a mystery.
A Breakthrough in Overcoming Resistance to Change
A few years ago, I discovered a protocol for change-making which I believe is not only skilful, it is profound! Harvard Educational Psychologists Dr. Robert Kegan and Dr. Lisa Lahey developed a process for understanding why it is difficult to make changes in one’s life. They call this process ‘Immunity to change’. I travelled to Harvard, Massachusetts and took the training.
The Immunity to Change process
It involves naming our desired change and identifying, without blame or judgment, the obstacles we place in our path. The process reveals the assumptions we make and what is involved in overcoming these assumptions. Backed by verifiable research, this breakthrough programme has the ability to create changes in our personal and professional lives that were previously unimaginable.
My Experience Delivering Immunity to Change
I have delivered the Immunity to Change process in Brazil, in Switzerland, in France, in Great Britain as well as in numerous locations throughout the United States. The process crosses cultural conditions, hierarchical restrictions, and gender differences.
Leni combines her years of experience as a professional coach and a teacher of coaches with her unique ability to help people get to the essence of change. At the end of the day this type of meaningful change is what it is all about. She helped us to fulfill the commitments we make to grow and develop.
Tom Flanagan, President and CEO
Applied Insight Consulting, Inc
I had the opportunity to work through the Kegan/Lahey Immunity to Change Four Column Map. Dr. Wildflower’s experience and skill working through the map was done in a sensitive manner. In a very short time, she helped me see core issues that are central to my own personal and professional development.
Patrick Smith, MA, PCC
About Leni Wildflower
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Leni Wildflower has a Masters degree from the University of Hawaii in Public Health, and a Doctorate from Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Development. She is qualified, by the International Coach Federation, as a Professional Certified Coach, and is certified in Change Management (William Bridges and Associates), Immunity to Change (Dr. Robert Kegan, Dr. Lisa Lahey, Harvard University), MBTI and Motivational Interviewing.
Leni Wildflower has written extensively on coaching and consulting.
She co-edited The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice, published in 2011 by Jossey-Bass.
She has worked as a coach and consultant with a range of organizations including
Prudential Life Insurance Company, BP, HBO Films, Center for Creative Leadership, First Data Corporation, Walt Disney Productions, CNN, US Investigations Services, California Association of Independent Schools, Prince of Wales Trust
As a faculty member at Fielding Graduate University since 1998 she has developed and taught a range of courses including
Personal and Organizational Leadership
An Overview of Evidence Based Coaching
Personal Coaching: Behavorial Methods and Applications
Coaching Assessment and Intervention Techniques
Distance and Online Coaching and Mentoring
Women and Coaching
Defining Meaningful Work
Designing Organizational Systems
Performance Management Measures
Cross-Cultural and Global Business Perspectives
Virtual Team Development (courses taught online and face-to-face)
Becoming An Effective Online Facilitator
Designing an Evidence Based Coaching Practice
8.30 : Welcome coffee & Registration
9.00 – 13.00
- Why is it difficult for managers to coach
- The OSCAR model: The clearest, most effective way to coach direct reports
- The coaching mindset for managers
- Coaching practice and feedback
13.00 – 14.00 : Lunch break
14.00 – 18.00
- Overview of adult development and its relationship to the Immunity To Change protocol
- Filling in the map
- Brief coaching discussions between participants
- What does the map reveal?
- Some ideas for overcoming the assumptions which make it hard to change
18.00 - 19.00 Certificates & Networking
"COACHING SKILLS FOR MANAGERS/
IMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROTOCOL"
A MASTERCLASS WITH LENI WILDFLOWER
This program has been approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as
Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) :
6.5 CCEUs of Core Competencies and
1 CCEU of Resource Development.
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- Between 4 and 8 weeks–50% refund
- Under 4 weeks–20% refund
- No Show–no refund
- Substitute names are acceptable at all times.
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