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ICFLA Chapter Meeting

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Come Celebrate International Coach Week at our Chapter Meeting Event

Ouch that Hurt! The Neurobiology of Feedback

with Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30 PM


Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.

Come join us for a global celebration of International Coach Week at our Chapter meeting where the wonderful Ken Nowack is presenting.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Recent neurobiological research suggests that we are wired to react to interpersonal feedback in a way that can not only induce a sense of emotional hurt but elicit the same pathways as being physically in pain.

This presentation will present new research about the neurobiology of feedback –both giving and receiving that is important in coaching relationships. Participants will also learn about the “tipping point” about just how much bullying and perceived negative feedback can interfere with individual health, team effectiveness, and positive relationships.

Participants will learn about the latest coaching research based on neuroscience to maximize motivation, goal setting and goal pursuit in coaching engagements. Coaches frequently provide feedback whether it be during 360 feedbacks, assessment debriefs or during a coaching session. Learning these techniques for ourselves and our clients can be one of the most important aspects to receiving and giving feedback.

What you’ll learn:

  • Explain why social relationships may be harmful to our health
  • Identify the exact “tipping points” between positive and negative feedback that decrease team effectiveness and interpersonal relations
  • Apply principles of giving feedback that elicit greater motivation to set goals and deliberately practice new behavior

Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13758) and President of
Envisia Learning, Inc. a management consulting and technology company
(www.envisialearning.com) and Chief Research Officer of a neuroscience based company
called Ofactor Inc. (www.ofactor.com) that focuses on enhancing organizational, team
and individual trust.

Dr. Nowack received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University
of California, Los Angeles and has published extensively in the areas of leadership
development, assessment, health psychology, and behavioral medicine.

Ken serves on Daniel Goleman’s Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in
Organizations and serves as Associate Editor of Consulting Psychology: Practice and

Learn more at:

Event Details:


ICFLA Members & Community Associates: $30.00 / Guests: $40.00


Upcoming Chapter Meetings at the Skirbal Cultural Arts Center:

  • Aug 1st - Christie Mann
  • October 3rd -  Talent Summit
  • December 5th -  Dr. Lois Frankel


Location Information:
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
FREE parking, light food and refreshments included with registration
Map to Event Location
Contact Information:
Skirball Cultural Center
Brooke Loesby

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