March Charlotte Book Club - Atomic Habits by James Clear

When: 03/19/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Behaviors drive results. And, helping clients achieve their goals often lies in changing the little things they do on a daily basis, whether they are conscious or unconscious to those actions.

The Charlotte Book Club will be exploring Atomic Habits by James Clear to uncover tools to help our clients realize the lasting change they want and deserve.

Atomic habits are small changes--the size of atoms--that you make in your work or personal life. Atomic Habits teaches that success is the product of daily habits, not once-in-a-lifetime transformations. Even a 1 percent change, when practiced consistently, will lead to improvements. Just as atoms are the building blocks of molecules, atomic habits are the building blocks of remarkable results.

Researchers estimate 40 to 50 percent of our actions on any given day are done out of habit. Changing our habits is challenging for two reasons. First, we often try to change the wrong thing. Second, we try to change our habits in the wrong way.

In addition, people confuse outcomes with action. Every action is a vote for the type of person you want to become. Decide the person you wish to become and prove it to yourself with small wins. If you wish to master a habit, start with repetition, not perfection.

Note: This session will be held via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link when you register.

1 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development CCEUs will be available.

Meet Your Facilitators: Harvey Smith, MCC & Christine Kenney, ACC

Since 2003, Harvey Smith has partnered in coaching relationships with thousands of individuals and business clients who want to achieve greater success. By following a proven methodology and incorporating his own business expertise, Harvey's clients benefit professionally and personally from his certifications in leadership and career development, and behavioral communication tools, such as the DISC and Values assessments. Harvey's skillful coaching combined with the powerful insights gained from these tools, enable his clients to increase their self-awareness, leverage their strengths, create more positive relationships, and experience a greater sense of well-being and control over their career experiences. Harvey demonstrates his passion for sharing knowledge by training and certifying other coaches and business leaders on the use and interpretation of the communication tools. Harvey is a past president, active member, and consistent supporter of the ICF Charlotte chapter.

With more than 25 years of experience, Christine Kinney brings a unique blend of expertise in executive coaching, assessments, Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ), Emotional Intelligence (EQ), job fit, communication strategy, and leadership development and training. As an executive coach, Christine has a strong track record of working with C-suite leaders and others to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Having witnessed the powerful benefits of coaching in her own life, she is passionate about mentoring and inspiring others--especially emerging leaders.  Before becoming a coach, Christine held senior leadership positions for a number of organizations large and small in a variety of different industries, including financial services, insurance, education, utilities and consulting.