Like all humans, we coaches are creatures of habit, subject to our own filters, learning, egos, and blind spots. How can coaching professionals—from the newest to the most seasoned—step out of our default patterns and comfort zones to truly dance in the moment? In this highly experiential workshop, coaches will learn the basic rules and skills of improvisation, developing core competencies in an entirely new way. By letting go of control and engaging in true collaboration, coaches will experience greater freedom, creativity, listening, presence, power, and willingness to take risks and go deeper into the unknown. Coaches will walk away with enhanced skills, a greater awareness of their personal blind spots and growth opportunities, and a toolkit of exercises te for their own continued development and with clients.
“I attended Carrie Spaulding’s Improvisation for Coaches at the 2017 ICF Converge Conference. Out of all of the sessions I attended, this one was personally inspiring for me! Carrie’s presentation was engaging, thought-provoking, educational, and fun. The exercises helped participants get out of their head, listen to others, and be present in the moment. The rapport developed between exercise partners after a few short minutes was amazing. I feel energized from this session and looking forward to putting these techniques into practice!”
–Amy Gamblin, ACC
“I attended Carrie’s session on ‘Improvisation for Coaches’ at the ICF Converge17 conference. What an amazing session. The room was packed and everyone was riveted to her wonderful presentation. The interaction was so much fun. She had us all laughing and with the exercises, really thinking hard about how to incorporate these techniques into our coaching. Amazing and powerful!”
–Bryan Nadeau, ACC
Plus earn 2.0 Resource Development CCEUs.
If you have questions, please contact Arika Clark, Director of Programs, ICF-Chicago at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Spaulding is a Professional Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation and a professional improviser with 17 years of experience performing, teaching, and directing improvisation professionally. With her dynamic, engaging spirit, Carrie facilitates powerful group trainings and events. Workshops come alive as Carrie, a former educator, helps organizations, teams, and individuals achieve their professional and personal goals with her creative, experiential, and outside-the-box approach. Carrie leads seminars with warmth, passion, and humor, and leaves participants armed with improved skills, new tools and strategies, and a feeling that professional development was never this much fun! In her private coaching, Carrie specializes in helping thirtysomethings break through Thirtysomething Panic and create the careers, relationships, and lives they want. Carrie brings a host of tools and a bre dth and depth of experience to her practice, and continually draws from her improvisation, performance, and education backgrounds to enhance her coaching presence and impact. Learn more at www.carriespaulding.com.
NOTE: We encourage registration online so we may accommodate guest needs.