Topic: Getting Naked (with your Clothes on) Going Deeper in Coaching Conversations.  This forum is FREE for members (members must login to access free registration link). CCE approval pending.
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Williams, MCC
Date: Jan 22, 2020, 8AM PST/11AM EST
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Curiosity is the secret sauce in great coaching and great living…This Getting Naked approach is to get beneath the obvious and that which is easily shared or brought to consciousness…This is about Courageous vulnerability modeled by the coach and evoked from the client.  the focus in emotional learning and sharing what holds or has held one back.   with the coach as a committed listener and the client achieving trust and intimacy, things can be shared and transformed that may not be comfortably shared elsewhere.  If we are going to teach EQ, the we need to do something with the Emotional  intelligence that is discovered.

Getting Naked (with your clothes on) will demonstrate and offer clear ways to incorporate appropriate self-disclosure in coaching.  Leading to truly authentic conversations, you will learn how to ‘go deeper’ or under the surface assisting the client in sharing ‘naked truths’ about wants, blocks, challenges, and help them say what they have not said and think what they have not thought and increase awareness by sharing with you the coach what they may not be comfortable sharing with others.

All of this is to lead to emotional learning and increased awareness, leading to optimal living for the client.

Coaches will also discern how much they should self-disclose and when is it helpful.   A look at current research and essays by leading corporations will be shared about this process of courageous vulnerability and the power of transparency and honesty at the right time, place and with the right person.

Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC, is founder of The Institute for Life Coach Training, who began executive coaching in 1990. He was an International Coach Federation founding member.

Dr. Pat is a past ICF board member and past president of ACTO, (Association of Coach Training Organizations) and honorary VP of the International Society for Coaching Psychology

He co-authored Therapist as Coach: Transforming Your Practice and Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance your Practice and Your life. His best-selling book (with Diane Menendez), is

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training

He has been a leader in the field of professional coaching and speaks worldwide. His newest book,

Getting Naked: On Emotional Transparency at the Right Time, the Right Place and with the Right Person is available on Amazon and audiobooks and a new companion program called Getting Naked (With your Clothes on)