07 January 2010
My very dear friends
Geanina and I were on ski slopes in the French Alps on new year's day. On January fourth, however, I was already back in the grind, leading a workshop on how to coach risk management. So we were rapidly back into active life. This year I am enchanted by the perspective that for me, 2010 will be a European year. Like last year, we will live mostly between Paris and Bucharest and often travel to Brussels and Madrid. A few trips to Berlin and to Milan are already planned for the spring, and other horizons are opening up. We'll let you know more as soon as these projects get confirmed
You may not have noticed: Online payment is possible for all for our French language coach training and supervision provided by Metasysteme. We are still improving the service, as there are the usual initial glitches. I hope it will add simplicity and speed to our service. The Metasysteme website is gradually becoming an efficient support platform, thanks to www.web-site-manager.fr . Once the French system works, we will consider extending online payment to our international activity.
I still don't have a book project for publication in English, as I still have no English publisher. If you know of one who may be interested, please do let me know. In the meanwhile, I have a new French book project for which I am waiting approval, and a Romanian translation of another book is in the works. In English, I have been writing a number of new texts that are posted on the website, including one that is still getting a lot of attention on the particularities of true-blue coaching presence and how it is foundational to all other coach ltools and techniques: https://www.metasysteme.eu/english/toolboxes-systemic-coaching-posture-and-process/ This text is getting much attention.
Concerning coaching presence as the one and unique foundation for all other coaching tools and techniques, I will be delivering two workshops in Berlin this spring. These are both ACSTH ICF-validated Metasysteme systemic coach training workshops. Do come and focus on the essentials of how to be present to yourself, to your clients and to life, in the first two-day event, and then discover how that permits the emergence of powerful tools to accompany major shifts in perspectives, in the second. These two very practical workshops are intensive behavioral training environments and will take place on March 25-26 and April 12-13. For more information and to register, contact Christina Quirin at : https://www.cq-kommunikation.com/news.html and please let other people know about these workshops, should you think they could profit from them.
You may not want to miss the ICF Italia annual conference March 16 & 17. I am honored to have been asked to deliver a keynote speech there, in keeping with their challenging theme, "The Avant Garde of Coaching". Some questions I intend to cover:
- How can the origins of coaching still provide us with insights on the limits of our profession today and suggest important avenues for developing coaching in the future?
- We all say that the frame of reference of coaching is fundamentally different from the heritages of expertise or therapy. How can we continue to better refine the specific coaching paradigm and establish means to really practice what we preach?
- What does team coaching, organization coaching and other less widespread forms of shadow coaching reveal about mainstream one-on-one coaching?
- What are some implicit individual coaching processes, beliefs and value systems that we are not willing to question or reconsider and how may that be limiting our own development and our client growth?