What to do when a childhood story enters the room
In this interactive webinar, Sarah Hill PhD, will facilitate an exploration of the place and purpose of exploring a leader’s childhood story and the importance of a coach rolling up their sleeves and going to work on their own Story too. She will also outline a practical framework for doing childhood story work and highlight some of the core components for safely entering this territory with clients.
Her premise is that every leader in the world is shaped by their formative experiences. Whether they are aware of it or not, their earliest memories are influencing the way they show up; how they interact with others and what triggers their greatest reactivity particularly when they are in high stakes.
Exceptional leadership coaches are able to skilfully solicit the childhood story that underpins a leader’s characteristic behaviour, helping them access an unprecedented depth of understanding about themselves. Gaining command of this story can be singularly the most transformative act any leader may experience in a coaching relationship.
Explore the place and purpose of working with leaders and their childhood stories in coaching and as part of organisational development.
Offer a conceptual framework for adopting a behavioural approach to childhood-story-work with leaders.
Examine the pitfalls, twists and turns in ‘Daring to Ask’ about or ‘Daring to Look’ at the childhood story.
Your Presenter: Dr Sarah Hill
Dr. Sarah Hill is a Co-Owner at Dialogix Ltd. Her early career in a wide range of different sectors in the UK formed the basis for the behavioural work she does today as a Dialogue and Structural Dynamics Interventionist with individuals, teams and across whole systems. She coaches CEOs and Senior Leaders from a range of different cultures and countries, within large and small, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Through her experience as a supervisor of coaches and practitioners in this field she has been described as the “consultant’s consultant”.
Sarah is author of “Where Did You Learn To Behave Like That?”. What led to the book was her support for the notion that behind every leader’s behaviour is a childhood story that can be a force for good, but also has the potential to wreak havoc, particularly when under pressure. Working globally, she is an internationally recognised expert in childhood story work.