In our earliest years of life and over the course of our life, we learn to shape ourself to fit in the family, system, and culture we are in. We unknowingly develop strategies for keeping ourself safe and getting our needs met. We develop ways of relating to ourself, others and our lives that keep us protected.
Many, if not most, of the issues our clients bring to coaching are embedded within how they are relating to their situation, others and/or themselves.
The heart of coaching often lies in working with how the client is relating to the issues they are bringing to coaching, not the issues themselves.
And our clients tend to be blind to how they are relating to their issues/challenges. They tend to see their issues (e.g. the critical boss, the unruly employee, the drop in revenue, the overwhelming workload) as the problem versus how they are relating to those issues.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has approved this series for a total of 7.5 hours of CEU credit! This includes the 3 seminars and 3 discussion groups. In order to receive credit you must attend live and complete a survey at the end. After completion of the survey you will be sent a CEU certificate for the number of CEUs that you earned. Watching a recording will not qualify you for CEUs. The series is also approved for 7.5 hours from Wellcoaches and 7.5 hours from Association for Coaches.
President of Learning in Action and Master WE-Q Practitioner
Alison Whitmire is committed to connecting people. She connects people with a fuller experience of themselves, with ideas that help them make meaning of their lives and with others in the community. Alison is a leader in emotional and relational intelligence and is the originator of Learning In Action’s WE Intelligence.
In this 6-part live series, you will gain the tools to help your clients create self-awareness that results in deep transformation. (And let’s be honest, THAT is why you coach!)
You will learn:
Our learning sessions and discussions will be grounded in Attachment Theory (including emotional development in childhood), and Narrative Thinking. Relational intelligence extends from concepts in Attachment Theory as related to emotional development. Research indicates that the early influence of one’s environment and primary relationships creates an “emotional-physiological map of relationships” in our brains. Our continued experiences in relationships set patterns of internal responses and our typical expressions of those patterns.
When we can offer our clients more self-awareness and access to themselves, we facilitate their learning and growth. And when we support them in improving the relationships in their lives, we empower them to live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives.
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