Coaching for Team-Based Leadership

7th Executive Coaching Symposium
November 17, 2022

IESE’s 7th Executive Coaching Symposium, organized by the school’s Executive Coaching Unit, will be held in-person on the Barcelona campus on November 17, 2022 and explore team-based leadership.

We know great teamwork produces great collaboration, great shared learnings and great results levering diverse points of view and capabilities. But can you achieve it in all teams in all circumstances, including when hybrid or remote working lies at the heart of the way we work?

Focusing on team-based leadership, the Symposium will explore the link between team effectiveness, leadership and coaching, including:

•    The leader’s role as key to creating fully integrated, effective teams
•    The use of diversity in all its forms – function, opinions, personality, gender – to enable impactful change in the short, medium and long term
•    Coaching as part of the team leader’s essential portfolio of competencies

We look forward to sharing a great day with key-note speakers, special guests and, of course, yourself, bringing your own experience along with that of many other business leaders to enrich the conversation and outcomes.


Coaching for Team-Based Leadership

Barcelona, November 17, 2022

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Reception of Participants

9:30 a.m. – Introduction

Dr. Estíbalitz Ortiz, IESE Business School

9:45 a.m. – Team-Based Leadership

Prof. Anneloes Raes, IESE Business School

10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – High Performance Teams

Prof. Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

12:15 a.m. – Break

12:30 p.m. – Panel with Executives

Mr. Andreas Keller

SVP & General Manager Human Resources HQ by TDK Corporation

Ms. Celine Maguire

Human Resources Director, Queally Group

Ms. Tara Nolan, MCC

Managing Director, Tara Nolan Ltd.

Moderator: Prof. Yih-Teen Lee, IESE Business School

1:45 p.m. – Lunch

North Campus

3:00 p.m. – Plenary Workshop

Prof. Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

4:30 p.m. – Coffee Break

5:00 p.m. – Parallel Workshops

Topic 1. A Leader’s Essential Guide to Psychological Safety: 7 Keys to Creating and Supporting a High-Performing Team

Workshop facilitator: Mr. Stephen Stynes, Leadership Coach & Founding Partner at Nous TeamWorks

Summary: Much has been written about the importance of psychological safety for teams. But many leaders struggle to understand what exactly they need to do, or stop doing,  to create and protect psychological safety in their teams. In this session, we will share the key areas of focus – as well as blind spots – for leaders who want to effectively lead a high-performing team.


Topic 2. Conscious Leadership: Building a Resilient Leader

Workshop facilitator: Mrs. Felicidad Cristóbal, Consultant

Summary: A leader is not built in one day. We need to understand what is going on inside each one of us to be able to maintain what helps us in our way and to change what does not. And what is inside? Why cannot we face life the way we want? Why do so many things make us suffer? How can we build the person we would like to be, the leader which lies within us?


Topic 3. Quiet Quitting Phenomenon: How to Help Leaders Navigate and Take Care of their Teams in Times of Uncertainty, Applying Changing Mindset Principles

Workshop facilitator:  Agnieszka Wolińska-Skuza, Ph.D., Managing Director at MasConsulting Art & Business

Summary: An interactive session to help the leaders to look at the Quiet Quitting phenomena from a different lens, focusing on a strategy for employee retention and productivity enhancement. Strengthening leadership skills by creating the conditions for taking proactive actions, building engagement in the workplace, and reducing disengagement and burnout. Testing the barriers and conditions and learning how to mitigate risks by adopting the growth mindset and applying changing mindset principles in times of crisis and uncertainty.

6:30 p.m. – Red Thread Review: What Do I Take Home?

Prof. Anneloes Raes & Dr. Estíbalitz Ortiz, IESE Business School

7:30 p.m. – Closure

8:00 p.m. – Dinner at the Jardi de l’Abadessa


You can find full information on IESE’s Executive Coaching Unit on our webpage. The activities of the unit are based on:

• Provision of executive coaching to strengthen and complement the learning of participants in IESE executive education programs.

• Research on the foundations and impact of executive coaching, the different assessment tools available, and the best methodologies in the context of management and leadership education.

• Workshops and meetings with other institutions. The coaching unit organizes a series of workshops and international meetings through close collaboration with other institutions.

• The publication of cases and technical notes. Over the last 10 years, IESE’s coaching unit has published more than 30 cases and technical notes related to executive coaching and assessment instruments.

The Coaching Unit relies on the collaboration of a team of more than 60 senior coaches that, besides their proven qualification and expertise in different methodologies of coaching, have a relevant professional experience working as executives in a variety of industries and corporations.

The Coaching Unit is led by Dr. Estibalitz Ortiz, Executive Director.