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  • Presence
December 2015

... an essential Skill for the Coach AND the Client

As an ICF competency, Presence is defined as:

4. Coaching Presence—Ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous relationship with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident.

  1. Is present and flexible during the coaching process, dancing in the moment.
  2. Accesses own intuition and trusts one's inner knowing—"goes with the gut."
  3. Is open to not knowing and takes risks.
  4. Sees many ways to work with the client and chooses in the moment what is most effective.
  5. Uses humor effectively to create lightness and energy.
  6. Confidently shifts perspectives and experiments with new possibilities for own action.
  7. Demonstrates confidence in working with strong emotions and can self-manage and not be overpowered or enmeshed by client's emotions.

But what does that mean? And, how can you cultivate that skill and important state of being?

Come to this call to learn creative ways to facilitate PRESENCE and to also learn how to request it of your clients to prepare for the call or meeting with you.

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