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Elevating Your Coaching Impact Through Arts-Based Experiential Learning with Fred Mandell

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get your hands dirty.


This program will immerse you in an arts-based experiential learning activity AND introduce you to the concepts, research and impact of Arts-Based Experiential Learning (ABEL) as a coaching methodology. Participants will be challenged to break free of self-limiting beliefs and shift perspectives, and directly experience an exercise they can use with clients to do the same.


We will examine an actual use case as a way to demonstrate the what, how and outcomes of the ABEL approach on coaching relationships.


Participants will also learn about an innovative assessment instrument that directly and objective measures the impact of Arts-Based Experiential Learning on individuals and teams in the key leadership skills of Readiness to Learn, Cognitive Agility, Collaboration and Activating Innovation.


The program integrates several interactive elements, including:

• A real time poll (mystery)

• Engaging in a hands-on arts-based activity (no art background required)

• Reflection and Breakout room discussions and report outs


Join in to learn, challenge your thinking and have some fun.

Participants will earn 1 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development CCEs for attending this program.

Fred Mandell PhD is a founder and principal with Creating Futures That Work, a consultancy that draws on the precision and focus of science and the insights and skills of the arts to develop future ready leaders. 


Prior to establishing CFTW, Fred served as a senior executive with American Express where he built leading marketing and sales businesses and ran a multi-billion-dollar investment company. During his tenure, he introduced new business models for the practice of fee-based financial planning into a large financial services institution.


In 2014 Fred launched The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership, a not-for-profit entity, whose mission is to build a more peaceful, sustainable and beautiful world by using the arts to catalyze social change. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board.


Fred’s life and work has been featured in the Public Television Series “Boomers; Redefining Life After 50.” In addition, he has been featured or quoted in numerous national newspapers, magazine and TV media related to leadership, change and creativity, including Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Conference Board, Money Magazine. Fred is the author of Can Art Save Us? (2016, TGIAL.) He is also the co-author with Kathleen Jordan of Becoming a Life Change Artist; 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Your Life at Any Stage (Penguin Avery.)


Fred has taught the number one rated leadership series at MIT Sloan School of Management called The Leader as Artist. The Leader as Artist series is unique in the way it demonstrates the application of the art making process to innovative leadership and organizational vitality.


As an artist Fred has been featured in the national publication Gallery Guide. He has had one person shows in Minneapolis, MN, Providence, RI, Wellesley, MA, and South Africa. Most recently his bronze self-portrait has been commissioned for the international conference on “The Self/Le Soi” co-sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne.


Fred holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and an Ed.M. in psychology from Boston University. He has three grown children, six grandchildren, and lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts with his wife Karen, a writer and teacher.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
online via Zoom webinar platform

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Meredith L Williams
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