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Coaching York promotes a range and depth of educational and development opportunities for coaches and coaches-in-training, across the city.

We also run conferences and workshops for anyone with an interest in the difference that coaching can make to their organisations, together with more informal networking for members.

As a community of coaches, we encourage members to suggest and facilitate wider professional development – from regular events to one-off discussions. We also facilitate regular networking evenings, enabling coaches to get to know each other, foster collaboration and have the opportunity to discuss topical coaching subjects.

Every May, Coaching York celebrates International Coaching Week both as an opportunity to enhance coaching skills and reflect on practice, as well as highlighting what we do across the city.

“There is a richness of education and professional development for coaches here in York. Through our events diary, we make it visible at a glance.  We also encourage more coaches to lead events or join the education group”   

Catherine Adamson, CY CPD group  

Events Diary

Dec
4
Tue
York Coaching Group – Managing Destabilisation @ York St John University
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

York Coaching Group’s last event of the year Managing destabilisation – or an “embodied” approach to Chao-dynamics will be on Tuesday 4th December with Peter Zoeftig

The feeling of not being at one with one’s words and actions – a state of incongruence as it is known as – is a common thing, where, in work and in life, people are wearing more than one “hat” as they go about their tasks. Having the agility in today’s hectic, and rapidly changing world, to juggle numerous stresses, is a very tricky thing. To manage destabilisation we need to work on embodied responses as well as on the mind. This workshop will look at the question of how the process of Destabilisation works and how can we better manage it.

Since the feeling of destabilisation is very much felt bodily as well as mentally, we can work with embodiment practices to better manage the situation. Emotions themselves are a physical as well as mental state.

The work of coaches such as Paul Linden, Mark Walsh, Strozzi-Heckler, George Leonard, and Wendy Palmer, mention the tools and practices that can make it easier to be a skilful listener, a powerful advocator and an inspirational leader.

Such embodied techniques are undoubtedly useful in allowing people to be better balanced and more in tune with their realities, however they focus on feeling – not on words – which is where so much destabilisation originates.

The workshop will be mainly practical, throwing out some “destabilising” scenarios and considering what kind of language and bodily response work, through some fun interactive role-playing (‘thinking on our feet’ as it were). This can be either as a means to coach others in their communications (which Peter does as a communications and language coach) or as something to use when – as coaches assisting others in a variety of ways – we need to manage our language judiciously. Combined with this we may also consider how to clarify misunderstandings, build bridges, or remove obstacles.

Peter Zoeftig is an experienced communications coach and runs Performance in English, which offers tailor-made coaching, using performance skills and embodied leadership, in the areas of change management coaching where English is the lingua franca.

With 35 years’ experience of education and training, Peter has been designing, writing and delivering hundreds of successful courses in prestigious centres to professionals from all around the world over some 20 years. He holds a Degree and Post-graduate teaching qualification, as well as diplomas in NLP, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Kinesics, and has worked variously as a language teacher, sports coach, coach and trainer.

HOW TO BOOK

If you’re already a York Coaching Group member you will have received an invitation to this event on email.  Please refer to your invitation if you would like to reserve a place.

If you’re not yet a member of York Coaching Group and you would like to be please email Fiona Scrase at fiona@actionlearningcentre.com

Dec
11
Tue
Coaching York Social & Topical Discussion @ Brigantes
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An opportunity to attend an informal networking event, enabling coaches to get to know each other and to foster collaboration.  We will also be discussing a specific coaching issue or question.

This evening’s topic will be – “From Strategy to Reality…”. How do we help our clients (and ourselves!) move from strategy to implementation?

The discussion will be facilitated by CY member Hugo Welsh.  You can find out more about Hugo on the CY People page of our website.

HOW TO BOOK – No booking is required.  Just come along and join in.

Mar
12
Tue
Coaching York Social & Topical Discussion @ TBC
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An opportunity to attend an informal networking event, enabling coaches to get to know each other and to foster collaboration.  We will also be discussing a specific coaching issue or question.

Previous topics have been:

  • Ending well: what does ‘good’ look like when a coaching programme is ending? How do you honour the end during a last session?
  • From Strategy to Reality…. How do we help our clients (and ourselves!) move from strategy to implementation?

Topics are suggested and facilitated by CY members, so if you have any thoughts on a suitable topic for this session please email Catherine at mail@coachingyork.co.uk to get the ball rolling.

HOW TO BOOK – No booking is required.  Just come along and join in.

Apr
29
Mon
29th April – 5th May 2019 International Coaching Week
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm

It’s early days but this is something you may want to get in your diary now.

International Coaching Week 2018 was a huge success and we want to make the 2019 event even better.  We are calling for CY members to step forward and help us to create the agenda for the week.  We want to fill the week with inspiring and educational sessions that you just won’t want to miss.

If you would like to be involved email us at mail@coachingyork.co.uk.

A full calendar of events will be published as soon as it is available.

Jun
11
Tue
Coaching York Social & Topical Discussion @ TBC
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An opportunity to attend an informal networking event, enabling coaches to get to know each other and to foster collaboration.  We will also be discussing a specific coaching issue or question.

Previous topics have been:

  • Ending well: what does ‘good’ look like when a coaching programme is ending? How do you honour the end during a last session?
  • From Strategy to Reality…. How do we help our clients (and ourselves!) move from strategy to implementation?

Topics are suggested and facilitated by CY members, so if you have any thoughts on a suitable topic for this session please email Catherine at mail@coachingyork.co.uk to get the ball rolling.

HOW TO BOOK – No booking is required.  Just come along and join in.