In this session we will consider how we understand ourselves as coaches – and what challenges and difficulties our self-understanding may introduce and foster in our practice. A non-traditional and therefore challenging view on the self will be proposed together with case examples from coaching that illustrate the issues the coaches regularly face. There will be an opportunity to discuss and experiment with different perspectives on the self. We will explore how deeper self-understanding and self-awareness can lead to greater success, self-satisfaction, and potentially improved outcomes in our coaching engagements.
Presenter: Tatiana Bachkirova, PhD
About the presenter:
Tatiana’s particular area of expertise is in coaching psychology and supervision. She teaches on the MA and Professional Doctorate programmes in Coaching and Mentoring practice at Oxford Brookes and supervising PhD students and coaches. She is an active researcher and published widely on coaching, including Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self and editing The SAGE Handbook of Coaching. Tatiana is a Founder and Chair of the International Conference on Coaching Supervision and a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. She serves as a Member of the editorial boards in four academic journals. Her achievements include a title of Harnisch Scholar (Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching), Achievement Award (2011) from the British Psychological Society (SGCP) in recognition of Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology and the Coaching at Work Award (2015) – External Coaching Champion.
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