Session: Authentic Inaction™: Undoing the Doing in Our Do-Crazy Culture
This session inspires organizations and teams to support more meaningful and sustainable ways of leading and taking action that optimize engagement, commitment and impact at all levels.
By using her own story of being a ‘doing addict’, Renée talks about the 4 essential steps to moving from Inauthentic Action—staying busy and doing it all—to Authentic Action— optimizing focus, commitment and impact.
Authentic Inaction™, a key practice introduced in this session, invites us to consciously and resourcefully question our dominant culture of constantly doing, achieving, and improving. It ultimately asks us to choose a “less-productive” life—a life that acknowledges the limits of our attention, energy and time. But in return, brings into sharper focus what it is we are truly meant to do with the clarity and commitment to fully make it happen!
This concept can be applied to individuals, teams and enterprises with reliable results at all levels.
--Why doing too much is a form of addiction and the impact it has on personal and organizational life.
--Why it is so hard to stop 'doing' even when we know it isn't serving us or the people we lead and work with.
--Learn an intentional practice called Authentic Inaction™ that moves us from taking inauthentic action to authentic action.
--5 different types of 'doers', what each of their doing addictions are about, and concrete steps to ensure they ‘do’ the right things for the right reasons so everyone wins.
--4 concrete steps to support organizations in exploring these leadership concepts for themselves and their teams.
Renée is an internationally sought after thought leader play- ing at the intersection of business and psychology. She has been transforming organizations, teams and careers of tal- ented and ambitious professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, and changemakers for over 25 years in over 40 countries in industries as diverse as academia, biotech, pharmaceuticals, service and technology, health care, food and dairy, govern- ment, internet, consulting, education, and non-profit.
Renée coaches leaders and teams to develop themselves while retaining their humanity and authenticity in the face of monumental change and challenge.
In her last executive corporate role, Renée was the Director
of Organizational Capability for Roche’s largest division of
over 12,000 employees. She was responsible for innovative,
high-impact approaches to develop their leaders to meet current, emergent, and dis- ruptive challenges. Today she runs her own global coaching and consulting practice out of California, spending 25% of her time on women and leadership.
Renée has published dozens of articles on the topics of coaching, leadership and change. She has been featured in Fortune, Financial Times, Elephant Journal and regu- larly publishes on Medium and LinkedIn. Renée most recently took her story about be- ing a ‘Doing Addict’ to the TedX stage. Her talk is titled “Authentic Inaction: Undoing the Doing in a Do Crazy World.”
Renée earned her Masters in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, is an ICF Profes- sional Certified Coach and part of the coaching faculty at two highly renowned univer- sities—Stanford in the US and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Renée has been married for almost 20 years and has two teenagers. Together as a family, they have traveled to almost 50 countries!
At this time in her life, what drives her above all is the opportunity to reduce human and organizational suffering and equip people from all walks of life, to live with more purpose, grace, and joy.