[Video] Hudson Coaching Conversations: Pivoting & Planning When the Future is a Mystery

Cycle of Change


The global disruption caused by the coronavirus has left many of us in limbo, with no sense of when and how we will return to normal, or what a new normal will mean.

During this Hudson Coaching Conversation event overlaid today’s extraordinary circumstances on Hudson's Cycle of Change model to explore this moment in time and discuss how each of us, as individuals, as professionals, and as leaders, can pivot and learn from this moment -- finding ways to adapt and redefine what matters most.


The Panel

pam-purpPam McLean

Cofounder & CEO, Hudson Institute of Coaching

A preeminent authority on coaching, transformation learning, and transition and change in the adult journey, Pamela McLean, Ph.D. has been at the forefront of the field of the emerging field of coaching for the past 30 years. As CEO and co-founder of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, Pam oversees and ensures Hudson provides the highest-quality coach training to seasoned professionals and leaders, as well as consulting to organizations worldwide.

Pam is the author and co-author of several books, articles and white papers focused on coaching, human development and transformational learning. She most recently authored The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching and is the co-author of the well-known book on transition and change, LifeLaunch, A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, and most recently Self As Coach, Self As Leader.



Trudi McCanna

Executive Coach and Consultant at McCanna Consulting

Trudi is a facilitator, executive coach and organizational development consultant with more than twenty years of experience helping leaders and leadership teams find clarity in the midst of complexity and create actions that achieve results.

A trusted coach to some of Silicon Valley's most successful executives, Trudi partners with leaders as they navigate the complex and often rocky road of leading in highly dynamic environments. At Google, she works with c-suite and executive level leaders across the company's various product areas.



Elizabeth van Geerestein

Managing Partner, Papillon & Partners; VP Leadership Pipeline Institute Netherlands; Adj. Professor RSM, Erasmus University

Elizabeth van Geerestein Ph.D. is a Transformational Coach who coaches men and women, senior executives, entrepreneurs and management teams through successful life, leadership, career, and organizational transitions. Dr. van Geerestein is the founder and managing partner of Papillon & Partners, a leadership coaching and consulting company and Vice President of The Leadership Pipeline Institute Netherlands. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Personal Leadership Development (PLD) at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Erasmus University, The Netherlands.



Tom Pollack

Principal, Exploration Coaching; Senior Faculty, Hudson Institute of Coaching

Tom is a seasoned coach who facilitates Hudson's signature LifeForward and Coach Certification programs, among others. Prior to becoming a transition and leadership coach in 2001, Tom was a partner in a prominent Los Angeles law firm. His law background and years of experience combined with his coaching skills provide the ingredients for helping high-profile individuals re-examine their goals for a fulfilling life. 

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One of the early leaders in the field of coaching, Hudson Institute of Coaching has been providing developmentally based coach training for leaders for more than 30 years. We set the standard for experiential learning programs that lead organizations and people to reach for their best as leaders and human beings in our global world.