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PROCESS COACHING IS ABOUT BEING PRESENT AND GROUNDED IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE OR STATE OF MIND.

THE CORE SKILL OF PROCESS COACHING IS TO EXPAND YOUR POWER OF BEING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT DESPITE FORCES THAT MAY TRY TO SWAY YOU SUCH AS STRONG EMOTION, DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCE, CONFUSION, ETC...

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Process coaching is about being with clients wherever they are on the flowing river of their lives. Although uncomfortable, a client’s mess, chaos, and confusion are part of his or her forward motion. Being with clients in both their messy and ecstatic places allows them to feel known, and in that mirror, to more fully know themselves.

Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

    » Work with clients around emotionally charged issues.
    » Develop your own capacity to remain present in challenging situations.
    » Use process coaching skills to have clients in the experience of the moment rather than talking about what they are experiencing.
    » Integrate the three principles of Co-Active Coaching.

Syllabus

Before your course

If you have time before your course, browse through the Resources area looking at the Topics and Tools. The preparation may be done during the course if you will have access to the Learning Hub in the evenings of Day One or Day Two of the course.

If for any reason you are unable to complete the preparation and won’t have access to the Learning Hub in the evenings of Day One or Day Two of the course, please plan to do the reading shortly after course completion.  

During your course

Required reading is all contained in the “Co-Active Coaching Process Learning Guide” which is distributed at the start of the course.

REQUIRED READING

  • THE BALANCE FORMULA AT-A-GLANCE
  • PERSPECTIVES - An explanation of the concept of the saboteur or inner critic.
  • THE POWER OF CHOICE - An explanation of the power of resonant choice.
  • CO-ACTIVE STRATEGY - An explanation of the essential elements of the Co- and the Active strategy.
  • COMMITMENT AND ACTION - An explanation of the importance of both commitment and action.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL READING

  • “Co-Active Coaching”, Fourth Edition by Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, Laura Whitworth.

REQUIRED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Day One

  • After listening to a coaching topic write down in your Learning Guide: It sounds like you’re talking about …. And the way you’re seeing it is …. This is an exercise in distinguishing topic from perspective.
  • Choose one of these inquires to explore. Use the space in the Learning Guide to journal.
    • Where have I given up?
    • What am I longing to create?
    • What am I ready to claim?
    • What am I unwilling to say “no” to?
  • Interview two additional Inner Allies using the interview questions listed in the Learning Guide.

Day Two

  • After being coached, write down in your Learning Guide the Topic, plus the Resonant Perspective you are choosing and then the results of brainstorming possible ways to be, things to do and actions to take. Circle the ideas you want to make real. Cross off the ones that you want to let go of.
  • Coach a practice client. Honor a specific time commitment for the coaching and separate the coaching from socializing. At the end of the coaching ask your client the following questions:
    • What did you think about my coaching, or what feedback do you have about my coaching?
    • What do you think of coaching in general?
  • Continue working with the Co-Active Strategy you started to brainstorm during the course. Review in the Learning Guide the piece about Yes’s and No’s.
  • Bring calendars to day three of the course to enter clear, accountable actions.

Day Three

  • To support your Co-Active Strategy, write down in your Learning Guide your four Yes’s and your four No’s.
  • Practice what you’ve learned in Balance and Fulfillment with clients and/or in small groups within your cohort.
  • Begin to enroll paying (or internal) clients to prepare for Certification.
  • Make arrangements for a practice client for day two of your Process course.

Notice the different perspectives all around you. Be willing to try on perspectives that seem uncomfortable or foreign to you.

Set up a client for your practice coaching session on the evening of Day Two of your course.

Arrange your life so that you can dive in and have your attention fully on the course and the experience during your three days.

Do your homework.

After your course

Developing coaching skill is all about practicing. Here are some ways you can practice and sustain your new skills before your Synergy Course:

    » Enlist two more people to become your practice clients. Charge them a nominal fee. Tell them you are in training to become a professional coach. Meet with them once a week for half an hour by telephone.
    » Continue to expand your emotional vocabulary.
    » Begin asking your clients to be present with what they are experiencing in the moment.
    » Follow the Process Energy Pattern with at least one client.