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UK Virtual Event: The Magical Canvas of Projective Coaching with Peter Freeth

Date:

19/01/2022

Time:

18:00

Place:

Online

Category:

For Coaches

Cost:

£ AC Members £30 +VAT / Non Members £45 + VAT

The Association for Coaching (AC) is pleased to welcome Peter Freeth to this 2hr Virtual Event. Projective Coaching creates a far greater range of methods and communication channels to enable your client to more freely and easily express themselves, make connections, recognise resources and discover solutions. If we give a client a blank canvas, they will create a self-portrait. Together, you can explore this to reveal exciting new directions for coaching.

About this Event:

Coaching can be a highly structured, cognitive process which revolves around a defining interaction – the coaching conversation.

Clients seeking change can sometimes feel under pressure when asked to describe their current situation or their aspirations in words. They can feel under pressure to sound ‘smart’ or ‘right’ or as if they only have some minor obstacle to get over. This effect can be amplified in organisational coaching, where the need to demonstrate alignment with an organisational culture creates its own expectations and pressure.

The client can feel judged, or they can compare themselves to others. All of this is caused by the need for the coach to understand the client’s situation, to make some analysis, to hear the client’s story and ask ‘appropriate’ or ‘intelligent’ or ‘powerful’ questions.

In Projective Coaching, the professional coach will use a far greater range of methods, a far greater range of non-verbal communication channels to enable the client to more freely and easily express themselves, make connections, recognise resources and discover solutions. Through a limitless number of communication tools, the coach can create the space for the client to explore through art, through imagery, through physical form and space, through harmony, through anything that the coach and client can imagine. In simple terms, if we give our client a blank canvas, they will create a self portrait.

Through the shared interpretation of this self portrait, the client gains a new level of self awareness and understanding. This is a complementary alternative to the more cognitive, outcome focused, action oriented style of coaching which is popular as it is easy to teach and evaluate. Often, clients need the time and space to freely express as they are, unbound by the expectations of the coach or their other relationships. Through this self expression, acceptance, discovery and insight emerge naturally.

In this Virtual Event you will:

  • Enable your clients to communicate complex issues beyond the limitations of language
  • Free your clients and yourself to move beyond traditional coaching constraints
  • Explore abstract and intangible areas easily
  • Stay out of your client’s stories
  • Enjoy new ways of creating change
  • Work with clients who can’t or don’t want to take a conversational approach
  • Have a new range of tools to use when questions are no longer the way forwards
  • Use projective techniques in a wide range of situations, from one to one coaching sessions through to corporate and team development events, to bring a new angle, and a new sense of magic to your work.

Speaker Bio

Peter Freeth is an author, coach and leadership and talent expert who has been working in the coaching and development field for nearly 20 years and has written more than a dozen books on those subjects. He delivers coaching and talent programs to global corporate clients and is also one of only a handful of Society of NLP Master Trainers in the world. His coaching innovations include Projective Coaching and The Unsticker.

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