Developing Your Real Self and Adapting to Change Through Coaching

Traditionally, organizational members are coached for compliance to meet pre-determined goals. Neuroscience research is upending that approach, leading to coaching with compassion to inspire.
By Ingrid Johnson

Neuroscientists are gaining a much better understanding of how the brain responds to stimuli. In the 1990s, fMRI enabled them to detect changes in the brain's blood flow in response to neural activities. Research on neuron mapping continue, but it is now known that there are two major categories of responses.

The limbic system is the most primitive structure and quickly responds in an unconscious manner to stimuli. The frontal lobes are more adv....