The Coaching Effect: Driving Organizational Success Through Sustainable Behavior Change

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Elizabeth Weingarten, Head of Behavioral Science Insights, Torch and Fidelma Butler, Chief People Officer, Couchbase

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Companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on one-size-fits-all learning and development programs for their employees, only to be disappointed with the end results. Why? While great at providing short-term learning opportunities, these programs fail at one thing: creating lasting behavior change.

Join Elizabeth Weingarten, head of behavioral science insights at Torch, to uncover how coaching drives lasting behavior change and new research on how its impacts on individuals can ripple out to transform teams and organizations. Then, hear from Fidelma Butler, chief people officer at Couchbase, on why coaching is her go-to solution for creating lasting behavior change at the organizations she’s been a part of.

During this event, you will learn:

  • Key components to changing someone’s behavior at work
  • How individual behavior change can trigger a ripple effect that impacts organizational metrics
  • Why Fidelma chose to run coaching programs with Torch at multiple organizations


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Elizabeth Weingarten
Elizabeth Weingarten

Head of Behavioral Science Insights, Torch

Elizabeth Weingarten is the head of behavioral science insights for Torch. Previously, Elizabeth was managing editor of Behavioral Scientist magazine, worked at the behavioral science design firm ideas42, directed the global gender parity initiative at the think tank New America, and was a senior fellow in its Better Life Lab. She has also worked on the editorial staffs of Slate, the Atlantic, and Qatar Today magazine. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Fidelma Butler
Fidelma Butler

Chief People Officer, Couchbase

A chartered psychologist, Fidelma is the Chief People Officer at Couchbase. She is responsible for leading the People function, aligned with the company’s values and operating objectives. In this role, she leads all aspects of the People organization, including Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Workplace, Employee Experience & Engagement and People Operations. She was most recently Vice President of the talent and organizational development team at Zendesk where she led its global organization development, engagement, and learning teams. Fidelma began her career with Accenture’s talent management consulting practice, specializing in large-scale technology and business model transformations, and later led the People function for fintech company Realex Payments. Fidelma holds a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Occupational Psychology from Cardiff University