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Innovation Coaching


Discover the ultimate guide to thriving in the fast-paced world of innovation and entrepreneurship. "Innovation Coaching" is an indispensable resource designed for life coaches, educators, therapists, mental health professionals, innovators, and entrepreneurs. This comprehensive guide delivers pragmatic advice to empower you, protect your mental well-being, and navigate the complexities of innovation.

Uncover the Power of Innovation

Innovation is more than just a buzzword; it's a journey filled with challenges and triumphs. This book delves into the heart of what it means to innovate, offering insights from clinical psychology, life coaching, and corporate management. Learn how to embrace failure, manage stress, and cultivate a resilient mindset to turn your innovative ideas into reality.

Mental Health Meets Innovation

The unique blend of mental health awareness and innovation coaching sets this book apart. Understand how certain personality traits and workplace environments can impact mental health positively or negatively. Gain strategies to maintain mental health, recognize toxic work environments, and foster a supportive culture for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Practical Tools and Techniques

From persuasion and self-confidence to effective feedback and conflict management, "Innovation Coaching" equips you with the tools needed to lead and inspire. Explore the essentials of building an innovation lab, facilitating continuous innovation, and overcoming organizational barriers. Each chapter is packed with practical techniques to enhance your innovation skills and lead your team to success.

Why You Need This Book

  • Empower Yourself: Learn to safeguard your mental well-being while navigating the innovative landscape.
  • Inspire Others: Cultivate a positive and creative environment that fosters collaboration and growth.
  • Real-World Applications: Apply theoretical insights directly to your professional and personal contexts.
  • Comprehensive Guide: Covering everything from the fundamentals of innovation to the nuances of mental health in the workplace.

Take the Next Step in Your Innovation Journey

"Innovation Coaching" is not just about surviving the innovation process; it's about thriving. Whether you're an experienced entrepreneur or just starting, this book provides the essential guidance and inspiration needed to succeed. Dive into the world of innovation with confidence and clarity, and unlock your full potential.

Start your journey towards becoming a master of innovation and mental resilience.

About the Author: Kevin William Grant is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in corporate innovation management, clinical psychology, psychotherapy, and life coaching. His diverse background includes roles at Microsoft, TD Bank, Mozilla, The Globe and Mail, and Bell Canada, bringing a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to the table.

Innovation Coaching Handbook

Table of Contents

  • The Power of Failure
  • Business Failure
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Importance of a Supportive Investment Culture
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Innovation Fundamentals
  • Introduction
  • Defining Innovation
  • Experimentation
  • The Innovation S-Curve
  • Sustaining Versus Disruptive Innovation
  • Incremental Versus Disruptive Innovation
  • Innovation Horizons
  • Innovation Process
  • The Iterative Spiral Approach
  • Innovation Ambition
  • Fail Fast, Fail Often, Fail Cheaply
  • When To Copy and Improve Rather Than Innovate
  • Training Innovation May Not Be Possible
  • How Innovation Succeeds
  • Personality and Innovation
  • Synopsis
Confidence, Persuasion, and Conflict
  • Persuasion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Confidence
  • Effective Feedback
  • Conflict
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Innovation Facilitation
  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of Innovation Facilitating Workplaces
  • Employee-Led Innovation Culture
  • Common Elements of Innovation Teams
  • The Innovation Lab
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Innovation Inhibition
  • Introduction
  • Why Innovation is So Challenging Within an Organization
  • Characteristics of Innovation Inhibiting Workplaces
  • Innovation Barriers
  • Workplace Power Dynamics
  • Abusive Workplace Culture
  • Toxic Workplaces
  • Toxic Behavior
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Stress and Work-Life Balance
  • Innovation Stress and Trauma
  • Management Revenge and Being Set-up-to-Fail
  • Barriers to Innovation in Banking: A Case Study
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Innovation Theater and ‘Fake’ Innovation
  • Introduction
  • Structural Factors
  • Management Factors
  • Innovation Theater
  • Innovation Theater in Action
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Innovation and Emotions
  • Introduction
  • Emotions and Innovation
  • Feelings Guide Us
  • Manipulation
  • Guilt
  • Anger and Injustice
  • Managing Toxic Positivity
  • Emotional Numbing
  • Empathy
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Innovation and Mental Health
  • Introduction
  • Personality Traits that Enhance Innovation
  • The Mental Health Benefits of Creativity
  • Conflict
  • Fear and Rejection
  • Social Isolation
  • The Mental Health Impacts of Innovation Stressors
  • Panic Attacks
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Burnout and Stress
  • The Relationship Between Mental Health and Innovation
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Maintaining Mental Health
  • Introduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Wellness
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Coping with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
  • Building and Maintaining Your Network
  • Support
  • Professional Assistance
  • Summary
  • Synopsis
Finding Support
  • Finding Support
    • Introduction
    • Be Your Self-Advocate
    • Recovery Professionals
    • Finding Professional Support
    • Researching Preferred Recovery Resources
    • Selecting Local Professional Resources
    • Schedule A Professional Consultation
    • How to Get the Most out of Psychotherapy
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
    What is Coaching?
    • Comparing Coaching to Related Professions
    • The Origin of Modern Coaching
    • What Makes a Competent Coach?
    • How Coaches Remove Obstacles
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
    Coaching Fundamentals
    • Introduction
    • Listening
    • The Structure of a Coaching Session
    • Powerful Questions
    • Communication Styles
    • Core Values Exploration
    • Vision Exploration
    • Goal Exploration
    • Assess Work-Life Balance
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback
    • Coaching Trends
    • Learning More About Coaching
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
    Setting Up a Coaching Business
    • Introduction
    • Vision, Mission, Values, and Ethics
    • Identify Your Niche
    • Set Your Pricing
    • Develop Your Marketing Plan
    • Create Your TagLine
    • Develop an Authentic Introduction
    • Market Features and Benefits
    • Create Your Internet Presence
    • Manage your Internet Identity And Persona
    • Set Up Professional Communication
    • Create Your Marketing Tools
    • Market Your Business
    • Implement Customer Relationship Management
    • Strategic Alliances
    • Record-Keeping, Notes, and Privacy
    • When Coaching is Not Appropriate
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
  • Change
    • Introduction
    • Optimism
    • Life Transitions
    • Working Through Loss and Grief
    • The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change
    • Life Coaching
    • Navigating Employment Transitions
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
    Innovation During Times of Rapid Transformational Change
  • Innovation During Times of Rapid Transformational Change
    • The COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Artificial Intelligence and Transformation
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
    When Moving On is the Only Option
    • Introduction
    • Grief Coaching
    • Life Transition Coaching
    • Career Transition Coaching
    • Managing Employment Transitions
    • Finding a Healthy Workplace
    • Summary
    • Synopsis
    Final Thoughts
  • Final Thoughts
    • My Innovation Journey
    • Closing Thoughts
    Appendix A: International Coaching Federation Core Competencies
    • Core Competencies Overview
    • Core Competencies in Detail
    Appendix B: International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics
    • Introduction
    • Key Definitions
    • ICF Core Values and Ethical Principles
    • Section I - Responsibility to Clients
    • Section II - Responsibility to Practice and Performance
    • Section III – Responsibility to Professionalism
    • Section IV - Responsibility to Society
    • The Pledge of Ethics of the ICF
    Appendix C: International Association of Coaching Masteries
    • Overview
    • Establishing and maintaining a relationship of trust
    • Perceiving, affirming and expanding the client’s potential
    • Engaged listening
    • Processing in the present
    • Expressing
    • Clarifying
    • Helping the client set and keep clear intentions
    • Inviting possibility
    • Helping the client create and use supportive systems and structures
    Appendix D: International Association of Coaching Code of Ethics
    • Ethical Principles
    • Code of Ethics
    • General Standards
    • Advertising/Public Statements
    • Coaching Relationship
    • Privacy and Confidentiality
    • Coaching Training
    • Coaching Research and Publishing