We learn best in short bursts of modules linked to required reading, followed by time for reflection and integration. We start ‘at home’ knowing a coach needs first, to know one’s self, in order to do work with others. We use our well-known Self as Coach model to guide exploration through our internal landscape. We create an environment that places a premium on safety and respect and this lays the groundwork for offering feedback regularly in order to spur growth. Our coaching labs and pods are interspersed throughout each day providing invaluable space for integration, practice, feedback and reflection.
Micro-Modules, Reflections & Integration
We have a robust required reading list spanning foundational concepts and theories and models particularly relevant in the field of coaching. These areas span a wide range, including change theory, adult development, leadership development, neuroscience, systems thinking, team and leadership coaching, core coaching competencies and more. During our onsites we create a rhythm that links short bursts of traditional presentations supported by reflection time and integrated in practice in daily coaching lab sessions.
Inside-Out, Your Internal Landscape
The most important tool a coach has is the ability to use one’s self well in the relational work of coaching. We emphasize the necessity of knowing one’s self as a coach and we utilize our well-known self as coach model to explore and develop our internal landscape. Our model examines, in-depth, the areas of presence, empathy, range of feelings, boundaries and systems, embodiment and courage.
Practice – Feedback – Practice
We know that in order to grow our capacity to coach we need more than theories and concepts! We learn best when we are able to practice in settings where we receive feedback that allows us to learn, adjust, grow and reset. We incorporate this into our onsite sessions, as well as all of our interim learning.
Coaching Labs & Practice Pods
Throughout the eight-month journey, coaching labs and practice pods are dynamic settings where real-time practice combined with feedback allows participants to continually deepen their skills.