As you might know, I was in London this week attending the followup class to the Coaching Fundamentals class I took back in September. That class was, in essence, the high level overview of the process, so the last few days were much more deep study and practice around some key areas:
- Core principles: Trust the client, partnership, possibility, accept/blend/create, and presence
- Emotional intelligence
- Articulating core values
- Core skills: listening, questioning, reflecting, and supporting
As I described before, the teaching method used by The Forton Group is to use the coaching methodology itself, and an extensive amount of demonstration and practice. I find this to result in a much deeper learning and internalization.
And in addition, I received hours worth of personalized coaching while we practiced these new skills during the class.
So that was the last three days. Monday and Tuesday, I had the opportunity to re-take the Foundations class. It was a remarkable experience, as I reviewed, practiced, and learned even more depth in this whole coaching methodology. It was even more valuable than I had hoped.
My focus this week was to move forward with my fledgling company, in the areas of clarifying my marketing strategy and partnerships. I made a lot of progress and developed some key connections, so I’ll now be getting that organized and communicated. It’s an exciting time.
So now I’m blessed with a couple of days free in London. Last Sunday I attended a beautiful Mass at St Etheldra’s Church, and I’ve been told by several people that Brompton Oratory may be a great choice this weekend. To be investigated!
But now to bed, I’m whipped after an intense week.