I am pleased to be speaking at the ICF Midwest Regional Coaching Conference June 20-22, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.
Masterful Coaching: The Paradox Revealed
Presented by: Sheri Boone, MCC
Saturday June 22 1:30-3:00 pm
Click here to download the handout as a pdf.
Approved by ICF for 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs
There is a great Paradox in masterful coaching. Here it is: We want our clients to get somewhere, to find an answer, to solve a problem. After all, isn’t this what coaching is really all about? But, what if it isn’t? What if we let go of that focus completely and ONLY focus on accepting our clients right where they are in the moment? What does this look like? How does it work? Applying the model of Coaching Presence: Trust, Space, and Focus, coaches will be able to experience the shift from needing to ‘get an answer’ to allowing the coaching process to unfold, easily and organically, toward the best and most perfect conclusion for the coaching session. And guess what? There’s a huge bonus in this paradox: clients really DO get somewhere, find their answers, and solve their problems! The context of the coaching conversation, versus the content, is the focus and practice of this highly experiential session. Whether you are new to coaching, or a seasoned practitioner, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to add nuance and depth to your coaching.
In preparation for this session, Sheri has posed the following inquiry: If I let go of any expectation that my client needs to ‘get an answer’, what would change about my coaching?