You know I’m one for limited promotion. I do care about getting people to go that one step deeper with their thinking. That’s why for some time I’ve been “Talking about Coaching” in the form of my podcast (both solo and together with colleagues), my coaching community on Facebook and most recently (since March) in the form of a monthly Coaching Lab.
Every 1st Tuesday I invite an experienced or high-profile practitioner to coach someone for 45min, followed a discussion and Q&A on their approach and an opportunity for attendees to breakout into triads to coach each other, connect, experiment with some new techniques, learn and grow their knoweldge and skills.
This month (6th July) we’ll get to see Nathan Blair, somatic coach and founder/lead trainer of The Somatic School, the UK’s first ICF accredited school for body-centred practice. I’ve known Nathan for years and know he’s into some interesting techniques but I’ve never seen him coach, so I can’t wait for this one!
Last month I had the somewhat controversial Nick Hatter as a guest and decided to start recording these sessions so that coaches unable to attend may still benefit from the demonstration and debate that followed. Fortunately both coach and client gave their permission for the recording to be used for educational purposes and I make them avalable to members/subscribers of the Lab as well as ticket holders of the following event (which is the one coming up this Tuesday). Tickets are only £20 for a 3-hour event (and last month’s recording), subscribers get a discount. What’s there not to like?! 🙂
I know the concept is gold and our “Labsters” get a lot from these very practice-oriented sessions everytime we meet. And the price is ridiculously low for what it is. I’m still building the community and am trying to spread the word. I believe that talking about coaching, especially about coaching we’ve just witnessed, and then putting it into practice in a real life setting is the most powerful way of learning. So if you know a fellow coach or who you think would be interested (or indeed a non-coach who is curious about what it might be like to get coached) please extend my invitation to them (I can set you up with an affilliate link too if you’d like to collaborate). Either way I want to grow this community of coaches and hope you can join or help out.