Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Safe an Courageous Space for Coaches

This lace shawl was made possible by my friend and knitting expert (Cheryl) who steps in to help with any of my challenges. She creates a safe and courageous space on my journey to knitting mastery!


In my coach training with CTI, I remember learning the "new" idea of creating a safe and courageous space for our clients. I immediately realized that the “space” in my workplace was neither safe nor courageous. Not that is was dangerous, mind you. But it was an environment where you didn’t want to rock the boat too much and you certainly couldn’t show any weakness or uncertainty.  Moving up in the organization required a great deal of either courage or naivet√©, because you were on your own to figure out how to do the new job, without ever admitting to uncertainties or asking too many questions.

Many gatherings of coaches feel that way to me, too. They are a places to put your best foot forward, to talk about how much work you have, mention the high-profile clients you’re working with (with permission, of course), and retell stories of your coaching triumphs.  I find myself holding back from these conversations, because the conversation I really want to have includes revealing the challenges and struggles we’re having as coaches.  

I want a safe and courageous space to talk about our coaching.

The Coaching Master Class (formerly the PCC Master Class) is such a space. Students who’ve completed the program have appreciated the level of honesty they can bring as they share their personal challenges. They’ve found a space of non-judgement and exploration. And they challenge themselves and each other to address those challenges head-on by practicing new coaching moves with their clients.

Class highlights
  • Small class size (maximum of 5 students)
  • 17.5 Core Competency CEUs, 0.5 Resource Development CEUs
  • 8 tele-classes for lecture and discussion
  • Homework assignments to deepen your learning
  • $1,300.00 class fee

New classes are start 5 times per year. Email me - suemcleod9@gmail.com - if you’re interested in participating or attending an Orientation Session

Orientation Session Schedule:
  • Tuesday January 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday January 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Monday, March 7,  11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


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