05 November 2009
Autumn leaves and winter winds. 2009 is on the way out, Christmas is coming soon and time is flying faster and faster. January 2010, just around the bend, is heralding both a new year and a new decade. I admit that this XL change is rather to my liking. I am awaiting for this wider horizon with high expectations. I seem to be switching priorities and number of new projects are itching my fingers and stimulating my soul. Know that born in 1949, I am just opening up to my sixties decade. And I want it to be composed of active, adventurous, enriching and learning years. My dancing shoes are on.
The recent October 29-30 Hamburg workshop on Delegated Processes organized by Christina Quirin and Nadja Hebenstreit has been a smashing success. Metasysteme's practical approach to systemic coaching is finding its public in the Anglo-saxon and Nordic environment. One third of the participants were managers, one third were coaches working mostly with individuals, and one third were positioned as team coaches. Thank you all for your interest, active participation and willingness to play with Metasysteme's original perspectives on team and organizational coaching, and for taking these home with you.
These two workshops are focused on how to be a coach. Being is so simple and yet so complex. Before acquiring any tools, the masterful coach posture rests on a minimalist capacity for profound and attentive presence free of any intention. Practicing the fundamentals of this state of total receptiveness in the first workshop will allow participants to develop their inborn capacity to let client implicit patterns emerge, unfold and progressively reshape. The second workshop will then provide means for powerful client and coach perspective remodeling. Participants will practice a number of simple yet transformational systemic tools, until these become a second nature. So reserve the dates March 25-26 and April 26-27, register now and we will meet soon in Berlin.
To register for the English and French supervision cycle in Brussels, download, print and fill in the form and return by mail with a check or money order.
In the introduction to this letter, I am timidly alluding to my slower and deeper personal transformations. These are undeniably related to the rhythms and seasons of my life. I can bravely affirm that I am going though a passage or "pass-age", that my future will most probably be different than the one I am now imagining, and that to proceed, I am learning to trust whatever will emerge on my path. The truth is that my present reality is often quite uncertain, and that recurring doubts and questions are my daily bread. As I am not going to Orlando to the International Coach Federation conference, I will not see some of you this year. So it helps to me to share and write in order to keep in toutch and give a form to my meandering path. Thank you for your presence, even if it is at a relative distance.