In this one-day workshop, we will look at how to truly deepen our capacity to be present to the client, to listen beyond the goals, and to leap beyond our techniques in order to serve the client in discovering the authentic articulation of who they are.
This will be a thought provoking and stimulating workshop, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work. The day will be highly experiential with plenty of coaching and reflective exercises, including:
- Why Coaching Now? Introduction
- Enemies of Learning – Exercise
- Ontological Coaching
- Moods and Emotions – Exercise
- Body – Archetypes
- Further Exercises
In our increasingly rational culture, we have learned to invalidate that which can’t be measured or analysed. We don’t value that which makes no sense, or has no apparent purpose. We learn to communicate strategically, effectively, and intelligently, but at the expense of truly expressing ourselves.
And, when we cannot express ourselves fully, our magic cannot show up. We might well be performing well against measurable targets, but we are like empty shells, living lives that are automatic and soulless.
I want to suggest that the human soul longs, perhaps more than anything else, to express itself and be heard or seen. It doesn't need to be fixed, or told what to do next, or given a solution. It simply longs to be witnessed.
Coaching that doesn’t include this capacity to deeply listen misses out on the essential core of the client’s being, and can only really be skin-deep.
|Learn your theories and techniques as well as you can, and then be prepared to set them aside when you meet the miracle of the living soul in front of you.
When: 1 December, 9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Gestalt Center, London, UK
Tuition: ?195 + VAT (includes a light lunch) Click for more information or to register
Presented by the Academy of Executive Coaching
Aboodi Shabi is one of the UK's most senior coaches and a pioneer and leader in the UK and European coaching community. He was a founding co-president of the UK ICF and has served the profession at all levels internationally. He has worked in the field of personal development for nearly twenty years, and in coaching since 1996. In that time, he has worked with hundreds of coaches across the world.
Aboodi is a Newfield Certified Ontological Coach, and is currently manager of European Public Programmes for Newfield Network. He teaches in Newfield programmes in North America and Europe and has also been an invited presenter on coaching mastery at several European coaching schools, as well as a popular speaker at coaching conferences.