Topic: "When History Gets In the Way: Understanding and Managing Difficult Moments in Coaching"
Speaker: Lynn Meinke, PCC
CEU: 1.25 hours
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - DOORS OPEN
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - MEETING
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - SOCIAL HOUR
What happens when you are caught “off guard” by something a client says or you sense that the coaching dialogue is deteriorating? At that point you may be tap dancing as fast as you can while sorting it out. Or perhaps the client is positively effusive about you and your coaching and you experience discomfort. Episodes like these may indicate that the client’s history is getting in the way. Or, what happens, when your history emerges, clouds your thinking and may even contaminate the coaching?
This presentation will assist you to understand what is happening in these moments and provide tools and techniques to manage both types of situations. These situations, which happen more frequently than you might imagine, will challenge you to dig deep, be brave, be calm, manage the situation and be professional! Actual cases will be examined so that you can more readily identify these situations when they emerge and manage them in a way that the coach-client relationship may be maintained and strengthened. In the process, coach and client will each grow and expand their understanding. Come and engage in this spirited presentation and discover skills you never knew you had!
1. Demystify and clearly understand the three psychological terms of projection, transference and counter-transference
2. Recognize positive and negative transference in the coaching process and how normal it is
3. Build deep listening and evocative questioning skills for staying in the coaching frame and managing transference with a client
4. Learn and immediately apply “The Elucidating Process” for managing difficult moments in coaching
5. Identify one’s own counter-transference and learn techniques to self-manage in a positive and empathic manner
As a connoisseur of great coaching, Lynn Meinke, PCC is dedicated to enhancing each person’s coaching abilities by sharing her knowledge of coaching especially the core competencies, group coaching dynamics and methodologies, and topics that bridge the gap between coaching and psychology. As a coach educator with over 20 years experience teaching all levels of coach education, she lives and breathes coaching by teaching in a university coach-training program (University of Texas at Dallas) as well as a coach-training institute (Institute for Life Coach Training). She also provides individual and group coaching, mentoring and supervision.
She is currently the President of ICF Philadelphia and is a past President of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Under the auspices of ICF Philadelphia, Lynn leads a virtual Core Competencies Practicum augmented by the PCC Markers that utilizes breakout rooms on Zoom, so that attendees can practice their new skills immediately to build competence and confidence.
Lynn is also the founder of Coaching Services International, a full service coaching company and the Centre for Coaching Education, which provides advanced topics for coaches desiring to deepen their coaching or expand their coaching repertoire.
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