The Art of Masterful Coaching with Aboodi Shabi
This will be a thought provoking and stimulating workshop, offering questions and new perspectives about coaching and the world in which we do our work.
The day will be highly experiential with plenty of coaching and reflective exercises.
Topics we will cover include the relevance of coaching in our times, an introduction to ontological coaching, working with moods and emotions in coaching, working with the body in coaching.
In this workshop, we will look at how to deepen our capacity to be present to the client, to listen beyond their goals, and to go beyond our techniques in order to serve the client in discovering an authentic articulation of who they are.
What will you learn?
In our increasingly rational culture, we have learned to invalidate that which can’t be measured or analysed. We don’t value that which makes no sense, or has no apparent purpose. We become fixated on external goals, and are surrounded by tips and techniques and information about how to achieve those goals.
At the same time, people are hungry to find connection and purpose in life, and to make sense of a rapidly changing world. In that context, coaching needs to be about far more than merely using our techniques to help people achieve their goals.
From this perspective, we might say that the human soul doesn’t need to be fixed or told what to do next, or given a solution. The human soul longs, perhaps even more than anything else, to express itself and be heard or seen. For that to happen, coaching needs to go beyond the skin-deep, so that our clients can be truly heard, and for coaching to be a transformational force in the world.
“Learn your theories and techniques as well as you can, and then be prepared to set them aside when you meet the miracle of the living soul in front of you.” Jung
In this workshop, we’ll be exploring how we as coaches can develop our capacity to be truly present to others and support them in these deeper questions, to be a true witness to the essential core of our clients’ being.