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Arete Coach 1114 Severin Sorensen "AI, Automation and the Innovation Imperative"

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  • 1:18:54
  • February 21st 2023

This is episode 1,114 of the Arete Coach Podcast with Severin Sorensen, which explores AI, Automation, and the Innovation Imperative. It has been 60 days since our first episode [1,1104] on AI and ChatGPT, which was published on 12/12/22.

The world has changed. And the change is accelerating. In this episode, we explore AI, automation, and the innovation imperative. We look at the growth of AI, and review a book titled 'AI and Prediction.' We explore tight labor conditions and the logical imperative that under the absence of available workers, businesses should seek to reduce labor in every SKU, product, and service. AI and Automation are viewed as means to augment and leverage existing talent. In the podcast, we interview 3 individuals from different age cohorts to explore how they use ChatGPT in their personal and work lives. The episode has dozens of hacks, tips, and suggestions for leveraging the listener's ability to use conversational AI.

Special guests on this podcast episode include: Cait Pickens, Hayden Browing, and Ozzie Gontang.

This episode is a follow-up to Arete Coach Podcast Episode 1104, that explores OpenAI's ChatGPT Chat App along with "10 Technologies That Changed The World, and the Next 10 Technologies Likely To Change it Again.

The Arete Coach Podcast seeks to explore the art and science of executive coaching. You can find out more about this podcast at

This episode was recorded on February 20, 2023 via Zoom Video.

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Arete Coach: Exploring the Art and Science of Executive Coaching

“Arete Coach Podcast" Explores the "Art and Science" of Executive Coaching hosted by Severin Sorensen. The “Arete Coach Podcast" is for executive coaches and anyone considering becoming an executive coach. The podcast is especially valuable to executive coaches who are lifetime learners with deep curiosity about the "art and science" of coaching. In this podcast, the ‘art of coaching’ is explored through engaging interviews with leading executive coaches from diverse backgrounds sharing their individual coaching journeys, learnings, methods, best questions, and situational approaches to executive coaching. Beyond best practices, the podcast will regularly mine research on the ‘science of coaching’ and explores ongoing scientific discoveries and studies looking for what works and why, with an aim to improve the core body of knowledge for executive coaches and the industry. Severin Sorensen has provided over 7,500 hours of paid executive coaching sessions and he holds the following coaching certifications: ICF/ACSTH Certified Executive Coach (CEC), Certified Organizational Development Coach (CODC), Certified Life Coach (CLC); and the IAC: Coach Masteries Practioner. Severin Sorensen has an M.Phil in Economics at King's College, Cambridge University, and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Utah.

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Severin Sorensen
Host, Arete Coach Podcast

Severin Sorensen is host of the Arete Coach Podcast, where he interviews executive coaches and researchers with the aims to celebrate and explore the art and science of executive coaching today.

Severin is a senior executive coach, serial entrepreneur and lifetime learner with a passionate curiosity about people and businesses. Severin is the CEO of ePraxis LLC, a premier level retained search firm that provides executive headhunting, talent selection, and executive coaching. (

Severin is a certified coach with an IAC Masteries Practitioner designation and 800+ hours of ICF/ACSTH and other advanced training in Executive Coaching, Organizational Development, EOS, Life Coaching, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Positive Intelligence (PQ). Severin has over 7,500+ hours of paid executive coaching working with high performing executives, owners, and operators of public and private companies throughout North America.Severin's coaching clients include boards of directors, CEOs, Presidents, GMs, COO, CFO, CTO, VP Engineering, VP Talent, and many other positions.

Severin lives in Park City , Utah and his virtual coach practice includes clients throughout the Americas.

From 2010-2018 Severin was a Vistage Chair where he coached three CEO and Key executive groups. In 2011, Severin received the "Rookie of the Year Chair Award" from Vistage. Since 2013, Severin has added international speaking for Vistage, CEO conferences, executive peer groups, and corporations on the topic of identifying and hiring difference making top talent.

In terms of the types of clients coached, Severin has coached new CEOs (with less than 2 years experience), large company executives (e.g., Managing Director of Rio Tinto), numerous high-growth entrepreneurs operating INC 5000 businesses, multi-generational family owned businesses, and primary-equity business owners who are still actively managing their companies. Severin has experience coaching both private and public company executives and their executive teams.

Severin's own coaching practice is tool based, using diagnostics, surveys, and Socratic questioning to get to root issues. You can learn more about Severin at (insights), LinkedIn, Quora, and Twitter. If you think you might be a good fit for executive coaching with Severin, he is happy to give you a free test drive coaching session to see if this would be good for you and your team. You can book a free test-drive 30 min coaching huddle at: