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Discussion Topic: Story-telling and Coaching Tools
Facilitator: Susan M. Palmer
Come join us for a morning of networking, knowledge sharing, and stimulating conversation. Free for members and first-time participants, $10 for non-members.
Discussion Summary: Under certain circumstances, coaches can help clients foster stronger workplace relationships by using coaching tools that offer the client examples of empathy, mindfulness and resiliency through personal storytelling. (The term “coach” is being used broadly here to include professional coaches, informal coaches, mentors, human resources specialists, and internal or external organizational development consultants.) Ethical and thoughtful use of personal story-telling in professional contexts can create opportunities for both the coach and the client to deepen their authenticity, as well as to explore the paradoxical power that flows from vulnerability. This 90-minute interactive workshop investigates the effectiveness, ethics and practicalities of using coaching tools that employ a coach’s personal story-telling.
Bio: Susan Palmer is an international leadership coach and consultant who specializes in helping change agents increase the potency of their authentic presence in order to achieve more of the results they seek for themselves, their teams and organizations. Susan became a professional coach after completing her graduate-level certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership in 2009. In addition to her credentialed membership in the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Susan is a member of the ICF-New England Chapter and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital. She is a Registered ICF Mentor Coach, and also serves as an Alumni Mentor to students in Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Program. She is also the author of Seasons of Leadership: A Self-Coaching Guide, a handbook with essays and coaching questions that explores how the cycle of leadership mirrors the cycle of the seasons.
9:00-10:30 Coffee, Program & Discussion
10:30-11:00 Open Networking
What is a SIG? A Special Interest Group (SIG) a lightly facilitated conversation focused around a specific topic where participants come to reflect, learn and share with one another – very much like give & take. The intention is to engage our collective talent and intellect by capitalizing on the diversity of experience, perspectives and knowledge in the room.
SIGs represent one of the many ways to grow professionally and personally, to network, learn new trends and industry directions, and to take useful information back to your organization.
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