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August ICF-CF Meeting (Tampa): When History Gets in the Way: The Art of Managing Difficult Coaching Situations - 1 CCEU

  • 24 Aug 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Centre Club Westshore, 123 S. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609


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When History Gets in the Way: The Art of Managing Difficult Coaching Situations

August 24 (Tampa)

* Please note that the walk-in fee is $40 for both members and guests.  

When History Gets in the Way: The art of managing difficult coaching situations

What happens when you are caught “off guard” by something a client says or you sense that the coaching dialogue is deteriorating?  At that point you may be tap dancing as fast as you can while trying to sort it out.  Or perhaps the client is positively effusive about you and your coaching and you feel uncomfortable.  Episodes like these may indicate that the client’s history is getting in the way.  Or, what happens, when your history emerges, clouds your thinking and may even contaminate the coaching?  

This presentation will “Go Beneath the Surface” to understand what is happening in these moments and provide tools and techniques to manage both types of situations. These times, which happen more frequently than you can imagine, will challenge each of us to dig deep, be calm and manage the situation in a professional manner!  Actual cases will be examined so that you can more readily identify these situations when they emerge and manage them in a way that the coach-client relationship is maintained and strengthened.  In the process, coach and client will each gain awareness! 

Objectives for When History Gets in the Way:

1.Demystify and clearly understand the three psychological terms of projection, transference and counter-transference

2.Recognize positive and negative transference in the coaching process

3.Build skills for staying in the coaching frame and managing transference 

4.Learn and immediately apply “The Elucidating Process” for managing difficult moments in coaching

5.Identify one’s own counter-transference and learn techniques to manage it in a positive and empathic manner 

Core Competencies included:

CC#5: Active Listening

CC#6: Powerful Questioning

CC#8: Creating Awareness

About our Presenter:  Lynn Meinke

As a connoisseur of great coaching, Lynn Meinke, PCC is dedicated to enhancing each person’s coaching abilities by sharing her knowledge about the skills and tools of coaching.  As a coaching educator with 20 years experience teaching all levels of coaching education, she lives and breathes coaching. One of Lynn’s passions is assisting coaches to comfortably and professionally address difficult topics while maintaining the coaching frame. 

While owning an ACSTH coaching program, Lynn is also on the faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas, Executive Coaching Program and a senior faculty member at the Institute for Life Coach Training. She teaches foundational and advanced coaching courses and specializes in teaching the core competencies and group coaching.  She also provides mentoring, supervision and assessing at both institutions and to individuals and groups.

1 CCEU: Core Competency (CC) 

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