Imagine a world where you could identify triggers and choose healthier responses, leading to profound personal growth. Welcome to our enlightening conversation with Dr. Katia Vlachos and Dr. Michael Watkins.
Dr. Katia Vlachos is a coach, author, and speaker who helps ambitious women make bold decisions and live fulfilling lives. She is the author of A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment. She has written for Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Medium. She is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and works with clients all over the world.
Dr. Michael Watkins is a professor of leadership and organizational change at IMD Business School. He is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, which has been called “the onboarding bible” by the Economist. He is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
These esteemed guests enlighten us on the captivating world of Schema Therapy and its applications. They unpack the intricate Schema Trigger Mode Framework and elucidate how this cutting-edge approach can address issues such as personality disorders, chronic depression, and anxiety in coaching sessions. They also underscore the importance of maintaining clear boundaries between coaching and therapy.
Taking a deep dive into modes and schemas, we learn how these are different versions of ourselves that emerge when we experience triggers. We also come to understand how unyielding standards and other schemas can manifest in leaders and professional women, empowering us to make conscious choices about our responses. We’re not just talking theory here, we share practical techniques to help clients identify and interrupt their automatic responses, bringing tangible change in their lives. The conversation about positive intelligence in coaching, specifically the correlation between gremlins, saboteurs, and modes is sure to leave you intrigued.
In the final section, we venture into the empowering side of Schema Therapy, emphasizing the importance of comprehending and addressing our own schemas. This episode isn’t just a discussion, it’s a stepping stone on your journey of self-improvement. Don’t miss out on this chance to revolutionize your coaching practice or personal growth journey!
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Katia Vlachos and Dr. Michael Watkins about their article published in our September 2023 issue.
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