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SYNERGY COURSE WORK


A Co-Active Coach creates in the moment, uses intuition, and dances with the client. Co-Active Coaching is not about applying techniques from some external, static “rule book.” The Synergy Course focuses on integrating what you have learned in previous courses and takes your coaching to a higher level of impact and professionalism.

Outcomes

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

    » Access a wider range of our voice and body for greater impact in your coaching.
    » Create in the moment, rather from pre-conceived rules.
    » Utilize the power of story in your coaching.
    » Incorporate you own creativity and ability with the cornerstones, contexts and skills of the Co-Active Coaching model.

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 Synergy Learning Guide” which is distributed at the start of the course.

REQUIRED READING

  • EXPLANATIONS OF SYNERGY, EMBODIMENT, EXPANDED RANGE AND PLAY
  • PRIMARY FOCUS AND THE COACHING RELATIONSHIP
  • EXPLANATION OF BIG AGENDA AND LITTLE AGENDA, AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM
  • THREE ATTRIBUTES OF AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION: FIERCE COURAGE, ALIVENESS AND CONNECTION
  • MIRRORING EMBODYING THE COACHING RELATIONSHIP
  • OLD STORY, NEW STORY
  • CO-ACTIVE COACHING SELF-ASSESSMENT

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL READING

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

REQUIRED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Day One

  • Record in your learning guide your intention for yourself in this workshop.
  • Record in your learning guide your unconscious default positions which are in opposition to the four cornerstones of the Co-Active Model.
  • Record in your learning guide your areas of Primary Focus for ongoing coaching; and those of your practice client.
  • Write in your journal about the impact of the Voice coaching exercise. How did the different voices impact your coaching? What happened in the coaching when the voices changed? How could you use this to create a shift in the coaching?
  • In your learning guide assess how much you bring of Fierce Courage, Aliveness and Connection in an average coaching session. Which attribute do you choose to expand, and what ally/crew member represents that attribute to you?
  • Use coaching practice to explore another Inner Ally (or Crew Member) and come up with a visual representation of that ally. Note the archetype in your learning guide.
  • Create a visual representation of your Inner Leader and your Allies (sometimes represented as Captain and Crew). Be sure to add in the new Inner Ally discovered in today’s coaching.
  • Make sure you have a practice client for the end of day two.
  • Start thinking of the story of your journey as a Co-Active Coach in preparation for sharing that story on day three.

Day Two

  • After being coached, write in your learning guide about your “old” story and your “new” story.
  • Coach a practice client. It is best if you coach someone with whom you already have a coaching relationship. Do NOT ask the client for feedback. After coaching create a self-assessment using the Model Map.
  • Prepare the story of your journey as a Co-Active coach.

Day Three

  • Write in your journal the details of your Life Purpose.
  • My Life Purpose is…. The way I will express my purpose in/with my world is… (action)
  • The impact of this will be…

Be willing to follow your instincts rather than your knowledge and be willing to fail.

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 after your Synergy Course:

    » Continue to enroll clients into your coaching practice. (You will need five clients by the time you are in your third week of the Certification Program.)
    » While thinking about your existing clients, answer the following questions:
    • How will you use your full range with this client?
    • Where have you been holding back?
    • What is the next place of authenticity with this client?
    • How will you deepen the connection and safety with each client?
    • How alive has the coaching been? How alive and engaged is the client?
    » Use the coaching aids in the Topics and Tools areas of the Resources section to help you tap into the three principles of Co-Active Coaching and add variety to your sessions.