SPEAKER: Jennie Antolak, MA, MCC
DATE: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
CEU’s: 2 Core Competencies
LOCATION: Metropolitan Ballroom REGISTER
Most of us would deny we ever rescued a client. We faithfully recite the statement, “We believe our clients are resourceful and they have the answers inside of them.” However, when the stakes are high, we are tempted to step in and expand awareness for them. We think we are simply helping by sharing a story, providing a bit of information, or suggesting alternatives in hopes that our efforts wake people up to better outcomes or solutions. The reality is the opposite often happens. When we step in, we remove their opportunity to discern what is important, discover their path forward and develop self-efficacy and resiliency. This keeps them playing small in the world and limited to the information we imparted on them rather than them stumbling and learning from each experience. In addition, it greys the lines of coaching, impacts the coach’s personal credibility and ultimately, extends into the perception and validity of the entire coaching field.
Join us in hearing compelling stories, supporting data and the value of releasing responsibility. Attendees will see how allowing clients to falter can help them better find their way to a greater story.
ICF Core Competencies Addressed:
- ICF Competencies addressed include: 1) Establish the Coaching Agreement, 2) Powerful Questioning, 3) Direct Communication, and 4) Creating Awareness
- Understand the possible negative effect a coach can have on a client when s/he influences the session vs. trusting the person and the process.
- Further develop coaching skills to expand perspective for the client without having to insert personal perspective or guidance.
- Re-engage and further believe in the power of coaching.
Meet Jennie Antolak:
Jennie Antolak is co-founder and President of Learning Journeys, a coaching certification institute committed to protecting the standards, ethics, and credibility of coaching throughout the world. Jennie co-developed and teaches the practitioner level (ACTP approved), mastery level, and narrative coaching certifications. When she is not teaching or coaching, Jennie is continually developing coaching tools and materials to ensure coaches have access to relevant and reliable resources.
Jennie holds a B.A. in Communications, M.A. in Organizational Leadership and is credentialed as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation.