14 Jul July 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pmonlineJoin us for a lively, interactive discussion as Dr. Patrick Williams guides a presentation and discussion on the power of emotional awareness and courageous vulnerability in coaching, what he metaphorically calls “Getting Naked with Your Clothes On". Getting Naked (with your clothes on) demonstrates and provides clear ways to incorporate appropriate self-disclosure in coaching. Leading to truly authentic conversations, participants will learn how to "go deep" or under the surface, assisting the client in sharing ‘naked truths’ about wants, blocks, challenges. This approach helps them say what they have not said and think what they have not thought, thus increasing self-awareness by sharing with the coach what they may not be comfortable sharing with others. All of this supports greater self-confidence, trust and emotional agility, leading to optimal living for the client, and the coach! Coaches will also discern how much they should self-disclose and when is it helpful. A look at current research will be shared about this process of courageous vulnerability and the power of transparency and honesty--at the right time and with the right person. Presenter: Patrick Williams Go to Registration Page As a coach for 4 decades Pat is a founding member of the ICF, and is an inaugural member of its Circle of Distinction, a Master Certified Coach, a Board-Certified Coach, and member of Forbes Coaching Council. As an educator, he was a founding member of Harvard University’s Institute of Coaching, has taught graduate students at several notable institutions and served as curriculum consultant for the Coaching Certificate program at Fielding International University, and was named Educator of the Year by the New England Educational Institute (2008). Dr. Williams is also Past President of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations), ICF board member and Honorary VP of the International Society for Coaching Psychology Dr. Pat currently provides coaching to Navy Seals, Prisoners and formerly incarcerated and teaches and mentors at several coach training entities.