The Power of Metaphors

  • August 18, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom (Link will be shared in confirmation email)
  • 82


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Session Description:

Metaphors are all around us; they flow through the daily rhythm of our conversations. Unless they are wildly apparent, we may miss them. Join this fun webinar and learn the power of this visual language and how you can use it for significant impact in your coaching. John Geary said, “Whenever we describe anything abstract: ideas, feelings, thoughts, emotions, concepts, we instinctively resort to metaphors.”

Discover the neuroscience of metaphors. Metaphors light up the brain of the person who uses them. Metaphors can be used to create agreements, explore outcomes, give clarity of distance, and support profound transformation. Tuning our ears to metaphors allows us to be the novice in our clients’ expert experience of their life. It allows us to be in full partnership with our clients and leverage their neurocircuitry in our coaching conversations.

Come join us and discover how to recognize the essential metaphors that your client brings into the coaching space. Then play with ways to leverage their insights as well as demonstrate the ICF Core Competencies. A worksheet will be provided.

Key Takeaways:

  • Painting Ideas with Words; Metaphors are Idea Containers
  • Our Brain on Metaphors.
  • Recognizing metaphors in coaching conversations to create greater awareness, anchor insights, as well as using them to create agreements and move from topic to success measures, all the while evoking awareness.


Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC

Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, author of StoryJacking: Change Your Dialogue, Transform Your Life, is a Leadership Confidence and Whole Life Coach. Lyssa works with confidence challenged high achievers who are ready to rewrite the internal narratives that slow them down. Her clients include executives, senior leadership, and managers at organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, the US Military, as well as with creative writers, actors, and artists.

Lyssa is also an ICF Certified Mentor Coach and Coaching educator. She uses her understanding of the ICF Core Competencies, combined with her knowledge of Neuroscience, to work with Professional Coaches. Supporting them to inform their questions and to deepen their confidence with mastery so that they have ease in drawing out their client’s genius.

Her passion is to support people to trust their brilliance and develop the courage and confidence to believe in themselves and the work that is their purpose.

“I am a collaborative truth-teller and thought partner who forms deep relationships that support my clients to grow past their limiting narratives so that they can confidently excel at life, love, work, and craft a story worth living.”

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