During the 2-day seminar, participants will be introduced to coaching, have a feel to what coaching looks like, what basic concepts are used in a coaching session and how these ideas can be applied to their own lives.
Coaching, which is different from mentoring, counseling and therapy, will also be explained so participants can appreciate how coaching can be an effective guide towards making change in their personal and professional lives. Participants will be encouraged to utilize the skills and knowledge gained for self-practice during and after the seminar.
Participants will be introduced to what coaching is, what a coaching session looks like and the key concepts used in coaching so they gain foundational understanding, knowledge and skills to support their own inner coaching journey.
The seminar is delivered in five parts, with each part focusing on a key concept and skill used in coaching and by coaches globally. These concepts provide the basis for understanding the coaching process, coach-client relationship and practical application for the everyday.
Each part will be followed by a tailored exercise to ensure participants are able to apply the knowledge gained into practice.
Please note that this seminar serves only as an introduction to coaching, the basic concepts and skills used in coaching and how those can be applied to one’s personal and professional life. This seminar is not intended as a certification of the participant’s capacity to coach others.
Program – Day 1
Day 1 will focus on the basic foundations of what coaching is, and introduction to two fundamentals of coaching skills.
Part 1: What is Coaching?
- Know what is coaching and differences between coaching, mentoring, counseling and therapy
In this part, an overview of coaching will be shared to showcase what coaching looks like in practice. Participants will be informed of key competencies required of coaches including confidentiality, transparency and trust. A video of a coaching practice session may also be shared.
- How coaching can benefit the individual professionally and personally
- Inner Critic vs. Inner Coach: Which one wins?
- The GROW Model by John Whitmore: How it’s used in a coaching session
This is the primary model used by many coaches around the world today, which focuses on 4 areas of questioning – Goal (desired outcome), Reality (awareness of current situation/context), Options (what available steps is possible) and Willingness (what resources or support you may need to realize your goal).
- Exercise: Intention Setting
This exercise is about setting intentions for a given situation, which is different from goal setting. Intention setting for the workshop, in this instance, will focus what commitments each participant will make to ensure a positive takeaway from the seminar.
Part 2: Underlying Beliefs
- How do my beliefs affect my behavior?
- Understanding the relationship between beliefs and values and how they shape your attitude and behavior
Focusing on our beliefs (what we hold to be true) have a direct impact on what we identify as key values we find important to us, and in turn how it impact our attitudes and how we act. By clarifying what our beliefs are, we can act with more impact.
- Exercise: Wheel of Life
This is a helpful exercise for participants to identify their current levels of satisfaction with respect to various parts (health, finance, career, etc.) of their lives.
Part 3: Awareness
- What is self-awareness and why it is vital for our personal and professional development?
Being self-aware is the cornerstone and foundation of fostering personal and professional change as without this component, the individual will be unclear and confused about what matters to them, how to address challenges in the best way possible and communicate their goals and desires confidently.
- How to Build Emotional Intelligence and Agility
- Exercise: What’s My EI? Checklist
Program – Day 2
Day 2 will focus on utilizing the knowledge gained on Day 1 to jumpstart action planning and applying basic coaching skills in our daily routine.
Part 4: Taking Actions
- Getting Familiar with Goal Setting and Forming Habits that Truly Stick
- Taking Minimum Viable Actions and the Kaizen Way
- Exercise: Micro Steps for Lasting Change
Part 5: Peer Coaching
- This part will focus on allowing participants to pair up and practice some coaching (15 minutes per person) through asking powerful questions.
- Formulating open-ended questions. The importance of not asking ‘Why’ questions.
- Skills to focus on: coaching presence and deep listening
Wrap up and takeaway from participants
Nurhaida is an aid worker, certified coach and Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. For the last decade, she has lived in Singapore, Australia, Sierra Leone, China, Sudan, Turkey, and Syria, working on communications, post-conflict recovery and emergency programming. She holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the Australian National University and received her advanced coach training from the International Coaching Academy. She marries her coaching with mindfulness practices and intuitive healing of the body and mind. Her passion in holistic wellness has also led her to train as an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Three participants: 5% For each participant
Four participants: 10% For each participant
Six participants or more: 15% For each participant