Encouraging Change

May 25, 2009

By Joyce Odidison

May 25, 2009

By Joyce Odidison

Coaching is all about encouraging change.  Whether it is to help a client change an attitude, hurtful actions, limiting beliefs or destructive relationship, it all comes down to our ability as a coach to encourage change in our clients.  Every coach who is a reflective practitioner wants to be the catalyst for positive change.  Often clients will need to make a change just to experience the effect of change.  As their coach we don’t get to make judgments about our clients’ actions, so we will indeed have to let our clients make the good and the bad changes because we know that they will learn more from their experiences than they ever could from someone telling them what to do or not do.

Encouraging change is a very important part of coaching and can take place anywhere in the coaching process.  For those coaches who have and use a coaching model, it is often easier to engage in reflective practice which allows us to assess our effectiveness as coaches wanting to encourage change.  Everything we do as coaches in the coaching process should be geared toward empowering and encouraging our clients to move beyond their road blocks and to take action to move forward.  The process of thinking in and of itself is a vital exercise in encouraging change.

Encouraging Change is vitally important for all “people helpers” who make it their purpose to help others in a formal or informal way.  It is important for them to reflect on their actions and interactions with those they serve, to determine whether they are being effective at encouraging change.  Anyone can be a change agent but not everyone can encourage change without imposing themselves on the other.  If you are a professional who wants to explore the concept of encouraging change, please consider attending our Encouraging Change Coaching Workshop on June 15, 2009.

Workshop Details

The Life Coaching Centre is holding an Encouraging Change Coaching Workshop on June 15, 2009 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  This workshop is also available in a teleseminar format for those of you outside of Winnipeg.

Workshop Cost is $115.00 plus GST       Pay here

Workshop Description: If you are interested in improving your ability to encourage change in your clients and in your staff at work, children or spouse, this coaching workshop will help you create inspired dialogue to do so.  Learn how to inspire change without causing harm or “entering the other” without their consent.  The three hour workshop will include strategies, tools and coaching practice to help you master the art of encouraging change in your clients.

To download the workshop outline or to get a pdf registration form go here.

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com

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