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My MPOD Story

MPOD for me was a really unique experience! I was especially intrigued by the work of both David Cooperrider and Richard Boyatzis – their research inspired me to create my own model for Leadership Development while in the program. In addition, I enjoyed meeting Jeremy Hunter and learning directly from him about his approach to teaching Mindfulness. Through MPOD I also had the pleasure of connecting with Jackie Stevenson and participating in her amazing Experiential Learning with Horses Professional Practitioner Certificate Program. I think that MPOD was a good fit for me because I have passions and interests in both business and wellness – the program helped me to clarify some of my own thoughts around bringing those two concepts together in organizational settings to increase leadership effectiveness and enhance well-being. Thank you Case Western for supporting this pioneering Masters Degree Program in the State of Ohio!

Hot off the presses: Helping People Change (Boyatzis, Smith & VanOosten)

Helping People Change – Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth, by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith and Ellen VanOosten is just out (2019).  With short stories as examples, practical suggestions and references to current research …