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The Big ICF-GA September VIRTUAL Meeting: Using Ritual and Environment For More Powerful Coaching

  • 13 Sep 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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Join us at The Big ICF-GA September VIRTUAL Meeting: Using Ritual and Environment For More Powerful Coaching featuring Rod Francis, PCC

Event Description:

Although coaching is often seen as a modern profession emerging from the humanistic psychology movement of the mid-20th century, the concept of supporting transitions, development, and change has deep roots in the fabric of human society. Rites and rituals are time proven tools for managing and embedding these pivotal moments. Rites of passage (a form of ritual) are defined as ‘events which mark or facilitate an important transitional life stage’, and we’ll explore how the coaching relationship itself can be considered a form of ritual.

The coaching environment and context are critical factors in supporting meaningful change. Behavioral science highlights that the context holds the utmost importance in this regard. Even in the era of virtual coaching, where altering the environment may seem irrelevant or impossible, understanding its impact on thinking, emotions, and decision-making becomes vital. In this program, we will explore the profound influence of our surroundings and provide simple yet creative techniques to integrate and explore this aspect within coaching sessions.

The aim is for the session to be experiential and fun, giving participants a direct personal experience of the learning and tools, as well as offering several practical ideas to implement within their coaching sessions immediately.

Learning outcomes: 

  1. An understanding of the role and importance of ritual and environment
    within the coaching context including some of the research.
  2. How to employ rituals within coaching to support clients through
    transitional moments and to embed new behaviors.
  3. How to use the environment, in particular the natural world and its
    motifs, into coaching in order to shift mindset, mood and thinking

Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU): 1.5 TBD

Featured Speaker:

Rod Francis is a US-based coach, coach educator, storyteller and speaker who has led professional coach training programs in Europe and the USA over the past decade and a half. He’s the founder and creator of the ICF-Accredited Emergent Coach Training program. A former professional dancer, performer and entrepreneur, he is keenly interested in the integration of ancient wisdom traditions, nature-based practices and cutting-edge science with professional coaching competencies to support human change and the ease of ecological and social suffering

Event Pricing:

Free - ICF-GA Chapter Members
Free - ICF-GA Affiliate Members
 $15 - Strategic Partner Rate
 $20 - Non-Members and Guests
  $5 - Student Chapter Members 

RSVP Process:

Registration is now open. After you complete the registration process, you'll receive an email confirmation from the Wild Apricot system that includes the login instructions for the Zoom webinar. 

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