Coaching Presence* is the ability to be fully conscious and create a spontaneous relationship with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident. As coach, your presence impacts your client’s presence. This begins with your self-as-coach work before the session as well as throughout the session.
This session will explore several key areas around presence that will help you better connect with the client and help the client tap into his/her deep insights, which is important for discovering the roots of personal challenges and opportunities for transformation.
*Coaching Presence is the fourth ICF Competency under Co-Creating the Relationship.
Participants will learn key concepts such as:
1. Presence Before Coaching: Techniques for becoming present prior to a coaching session
2. Mindfully Using Powers of Observation: Methods for tuning into your powers of observation (noticing client body language, eye contact, outside versus inside language, stories, assumptions, metaphors)
3. Engaging and Utilizing Client Presence: Tools for helping a client get present (breathing, guided meditation, etc.) Helping a client somatically and visually sense an automatic habit; Utilizing techniques for helping a client envision a preferred future
4. Using Immediacy for Impact: How to use immediacy to share feedback with the client on your observations
5. Closing with Presence: Closing with impact
Participants will receive 1 ICF Core Competency and .25 Resource Development CCEUs!
About the Speaker:
Dr. Sherry Nooravi
Dr. Sherry Nooravi is an organizational psychologist who specializes in partnering with leaders to help them create engaging, innovative and productive cultures. She uses her expertise in learning and development, change management, team-building, coaching and employee communications to connect strategy and performance in multi-cultural and international settings.
She is an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership and holds a Doctorate of Psychology in Organization Development from the California School of Professional Psychology. She was recently awarded “Trailblazer of the Year” for her research on the best practices of CEOs of high performing organizations. For her community work, she has been recognized as “A Voice to Listen to” in La Jolla and “Citizen of the Year” for successfully applying her professional expertise to community development for San Diego residents and visitors.