International Coaching Week 2022 16 - 20 May

Re-imagining the Future

Click the individual session links to book through Eventbrite

Coaching York’s series of interactive webinars, outdoor event, and face to face conference are open to all and free for members.

For non-members the charge is £10 per event which will be split between the event costs and charities supporting humanitarian relief for Ukraine. Refunds will be given up to 7 days before the event less the Eventbrite processing fees.

Membership is a mere £36 inc vat a year  (July1 - June 30) giving you free access to all the benefits of regular events, mentoring, private Facebook group etc.

Our ICW 2022 offer for new members is £40 inc vat for April 2022 - 30 June 2023.  Click here to see the full benefits and complete the joining form.

 

Connect with Coaching York: website and LinkedIN

 

Monday 16 May

Helena Territt

Cognitive Diversity in Coaching – Helena Territt

 

10:00 - 11:15 Book here

Is there really such a thing as a typical brain? What’s the link between neurodivergence and genius? We all practice Masking, code-switching, fitting in, gravitas, and flexing our style. But are you doing it too much, not enough, or just right? And how do you know? How do you experience the world and who is your authentic self anyway?

In this session, Helena invites us to explore The paradox of weirdness, where the ‘weird’ parts of ourselves are actually the thing that’s normal. As Tyler Cowen reminds us, people are actually weird - it’s how we are born. What’s weird is the way social conditioning makes us seem more normal than we are.

Dipping into neuroscience, the infinite mind and entrepreneurship, this workshop will be an adventure into the parts of yourself that you keep hidden

 

Helena Territt's HR career spans start-ups, FTSE 100 companies and large Government departments,    where she has supported teams to navigate issues such as the Grenfell fire, the Windrush review and the start of the Covid pandemic.

Prior to the civil service, she had a successful career in the private sector with STA Travel and British Airways, where she developed engagement, wellbeing, and inclusion strategies for 38,000 global employees.

Helena loves coaching people who think differently, who like to challenge the status quo and who won’t stay in their lane; people who question the way things “should” be.

 

Connect with Helena: website and LinkedIN

 

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Reinventing Me..... and My Career - Rob Cooper

 

14:00 - 15:15    Book here

Phrases like the ‘new normal’ often relate to the dilemma about finding the balance of working from home versus

the office. But what if you want something very new and very different when it comes to your career? What do I do?

Where do I start? Where do I go?

This session will provide you with practical help and advice on what your first steps could be. Together we will

explore the importance of:

  • Encouraging creativity and your willingness to explore
  • Developing your self confidence
  • The new you and what you have to offer
  • Daring to dream of new possibilities
  • Building resilience

 

Rob Cooper of 2B People specializes in helping people to get market-ready for new job roles and changes within their career.  We are a team of five career specialists who can offer valuable help and expertise with CVs, Personal Branding and LinkedIn to help you find your next role quickly.  Our service will provide you with all the support you need, for as long as it takes to get where you want to be.

 

Connect with Rob: website and LinkedIN

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Special Coaching York member only event

What does it mean to you to be a CY member?

 

19:00 - 20:15

 

Book via the email link sent to Coaching York members or contact events@coachingyork.co.uk

How well are you aware of the opportunities and possibilities that membership brings? How should we focus our energies in the year ahead, and the years beyond?

In conversation with other colleagues we have been reflecting on these questions and come up with five words that repeatedly come up in conversation with other members and seem, to us, to describe what we are, and what we aspire to be.

  • Inclusive
  • Reciprocity
  • Member-centric
  • Relational
  • Opportunity

But we want to check we are on the right lines and would like your help with that. So as part of the ICW programme we have two Special Member Events - listening events - where we would really value your input. At these events you get to:

  • Meet more members to share your experiences and hear from others
  • Find out about opportunities in CY of which you may not be aware
  • Shape the future of Coaching York.

This event is online and can be booked through the Eventbrite link mailed to you as a CY member.

This session is hosted by Steve Gorton and Geoff Ashton

Tuesday 17 May

Geoff Ashton

Are you being nudged? Coaching in the MINDSPACE – Geoff Ashton

 

10:00 - 11:15   Book here

 

Are you being nudged? Would you know if you are? And as a coach, how do you recognise when you’re nudging your client? Nudge theory (Thaler and Sunstein) is a concept in behavioural economics which has influenced public policy makers in the field of citizen-wide behavioural change. It underpins the MINDSPACE concept developed by the Institute of Government. This handy acronym allows us to identify nine influencers on people’s behaviour.

In this interactive webinar Geoff Ashton, former Head of Employer Insight at DWP, will summarise the nine influencers and lead a discussion around how these might be manifesting in our coaching conversations - either through us as coaches, or through people the client is working with. You will come away with deeper - and perhaps surprising - insights into what’s going on in your coaching sessions, how to influence your client in an ethical way, and issues you may want to avoid.

 

Geoff Ashton is Chair of Coaching York, a Director and social entrepreneur at Coaching York Ltd, and a former Head of Employer Insight at DWP where he employed behavioural economic theories in the development of public policy and operational delivery. Geoff chairs a monthly “Round Table” of coaches and coach supervisors where he has “road tested” this seminar subject.
Connect with Geoff: website and LinkedIn

 

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Online coaching – opportunity or threat? Hosted by Jeremy Lewis

 

14:00 - 15:15  Book here

 

Panel discussion with Professor Bob Garvey Kathleen Halligan and Jonathan Bowring.
Hosted by Jez Lewis. Free event.

Since the pandemic, many coaches have moved their practice online. This coincided with the rise of “on demand” coaching, sold and delivered online via coach/coachee introduction platforms. Like other disruptive business models (think Uber), are the winners the coachees, the coaches, or the venture capitalists behind the technology?

Coaches may feel threatened. On the other hand, this high volume/low price model has the potential to democratise coaching by opening up the market and making it available beyond the professional classes. How are you participating in the online revolution in coaching? This panel discussion will be held on Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.

There will be an opportunity to put your questions to the panel via Facebook. To join, click the link to Jeremy's Grow the Coach Facebook page on the day.

Jeremy Lewis is an executive coach, team coach and coach supervisor.  He works with senior professionals to develop their leadership influence and confidence and is particularly interested in working with leaders who are facing into their organisation’s response to the climate crisis.  Jeremy is an Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.  He is also a member of the Climate Coaching Alliance, a global movement dedicated to bringing climate issues into coaching and leadership development.

 

Connect with Jeremy: websiteLinkedIN and FaceBook

Jackie Black

How understanding culture can help you coach refugees better – Jackie Black

 

19:00 - 20:15  Book here

 

The webinar will begin with an overview of the core cultural dimensions which define who we are, what we believe and how we behave.

We will then focus more specifically on the Ukrainian culture and how the key values and beliefs may differ from our own. We will also explore our own assumptions as individuals and British citizens and how they might influence our coaching practices.

Coaches will learn:

  • to recognize key differences in Ukrainian and British culture
  • how to become more culturally sensitive
  • where potential clashes in culture or misunderstandings are likely to arise.

Jackie Black is the owner of Digital Business Communication Ltd.  I set up my York-based company 7 years ago after having worked for more than 25 years as a communication, soft skills and intercultural trainer locally.

There are now four different but inter-connected strands to my work: communication, culture, leadership and digital. And I love being able to weave all four into my training and coaching wherever possible.

I began my coaching career working with international clients relocating from /to the U.K and am still working hard to finish my ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching qualification.

 

Connect with Jackie: website and LinkedIN

Wednesday 18 May

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Special Coaching York member only event

What does it mean to you to be a CY member?

 

10:00 - 11:15  

 

Book via the email link sent to Coaching York members or contact events@coachingyork.co.uk

How well are you aware of the opportunities and possibilities that membership brings? How should we focus our energies in the year ahead, and the years beyond?

In conversation with other colleagues we have been reflecting on these questions and come up with five words that repeatedly come up in conversation with other members and seem, to us, to describe what we are, and what we aspire to be.

  • Inclusive
  • Reciprocity
  • Member-centric
  • Relational
  • Opportunity

But we want to check we are on the right lines and would like your help with that. So as part of the ICW programme we have two Special Member Events - listening events - where we would really value your input. At these events you get to:

  • Meet more members to share your experiences and hear from others
  • Find out about opportunities in CY of which you may not be aware
  • Shape the future of Coaching York.

This event is online and can be booked through the Eventbrite link mailed to you as a CY member.

This session is hosted by Fiona Smith and Rob Cooper

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Hope – and coaching! – in the climate crisis. – John Gray

 

19:00 -20:15  Book here

We’ll explore what might be arising within our clients as the climate crisis unfolds. Taking a systemic lens, I’ll offer a perspective for responding to our clients’ issues and priorities, and how coaches can help the client’s discernment and decision-making. There will also be a chance to reflect on the systemic impact on you as a coach. The session will include input, breakout groups, sharing of some climate coaching models, and plenary reflection.

 

John Gray has been a freelance executive coach for sixteen years; I’m also a coach supervisor, and I am a part time faculty for the Academy of Executive Coaching on their Practitioner Diploma course. I coach predominantly in the not-for-profit sectors (health, social care, higher education, public health and charitable organisations).

I coach systemically, with a particular interest in working with the whole person from an existential perspective. I’m accredited by both the International Coaching Federation and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. I’m based in York, UK. I’m a founder member of Planet South Bank, which inspires local and creative responses to climate change.

 

Connect with John: website and LinkedIN

 

Thursday 19 May

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Street Wisdom - Diane Tricker

 

10:30 - 12:30  Book here

Answers are everywhere – you just have to ask!

Street Wisdom is a brilliant way to problem-solve and expand your sense of possibility in partnership with the world around you.

The 1.5 hour session will be in 3 sections:

  • TUNE UP – Guided series of short exercises designed to “tune up” your senses to the world around you.
  • QUEST - Choose a question you would like some fresh thinking on, and/or new answers to, and then set off in search of insights, ideas and answers - looking for signs and signals from the streets you explore.
  • REFLECT – Gather back together to reflect on what you learned, and how to apply your insights moving forward.

Once you have experienced the Street Wisdom process, you can use it again and again on your own

 

Diane Tricker is a Personal & Business Coach  who partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that helps them maximise their personal and professional potential, and ultimately create their best experience of life.  I am an ICF Associate Certified Coach.

Working across a wide range of sectors, I enjoy working both with individuals and within groups, and love seeing the positive impact of transformative coaching ripple out across organisations and personal networks.

 

Connect with Diane: website and LinkedIN

 

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Coaching York Conference - Eat, Meet, Experience and Explore

13:00 - 16:30 Book here

Join us for a networking lunch at 13.00 and a smorgasbord of offerings from 13:30:

Patron Bob Garvey will lead an interactive session on experiential learning - how did we come to be here and how can that knowledge help us in mentoring relationships?

Harriet Kretschmar is running a session on Embodied Imagination - how involving the body in consciously controlled activation of ideas - “bodily affective interventions and procedural practice” has the most lasting effect in the long term. We will explore the neuroscientific background to imagination, our experiences based on exercises and possibilities to use embodied imagination in coaching.

World Cafe to co-produce the future of Coaching York through a dynamic deliberative process.

There will be a book table available with all proceeds to humanitarian relief charities working in Ukraine.

 

Bob Garvey is one of Europe’s leading academic practitioners of coaching and mentoring. He is an experienced coach/mentor working with, for example, musicians, HR Managers, small business owners, young people, academics and executives.

Bob has great experience in a whole range of different types of organisations. These include large and small businesses, the public and private sector, voluntary organisation and NGOs. He has worked in many different industries including financial services, manufacturing, scientific, creative arts, education and health. Bob subscribes to the ‘repertoire’ approach to mentoring and coaching.  He is in demand internationally as a keynote conference speaker.

Bob has a PhD from the University of Durham in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has published many books and papers on the practice of coaching and mentoring.  He is a founding member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Patron of Coaching York. In 2014, the EMCC presented him with the Mentor award for services to mentoring and also in 2014, he received a life time achievement award for contributions to mentoring.

 

Connect with Bob:     website  and LinkedIN

 

Harriet Kretschmar is a freelance Coach based in Munich, Germany, with experience in coaching executives and organisations for over 30 years. Among other things I’m a certified Michael Chzechov Acting Technique Teacher (www.chekhovacademy.com) and Trainer for Mindful Leadership (University Witten-Herdecke). In 2014 I spent three month in York. From that time on I’ve been a member of Coaching York. For me it is particularly important that what is worked out in coaching is actually implemented sustainably by the clients because they have experienced the benefits. I’m married with two adult daughters and a little grandson. My passion is for history, reading and the alpine region

 

Connect with Harriet: website and LinkedIN

Friday 20 May

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Blah, Blah, Blah or meaningful action? - Steve Gorton

 

10:00-11:15  Book here

Climate change has been recognized by the United Nations as “one of the greatest challenges of our time".  If coaches are about helping clients make choices for the longer term what are we individually doing about the climate challenge?  Where are YOU located on Peter Hawkins’ Eco-phase cycle?

In 2019 the Climate Coaching Alliance was formed and a year later coaching associations produced a global statement proposing that coaching can help address the climate crisis.

Building on the April 2022 UN IPCC report and John Gray’s Wednesday session this is an interactive café to explore how we might reimagine our coaching conversations to introduce aspects of sustainability, legacy and climate issues in our personal and professional practice.

You’ll come away from the session with a greater sense of possibility about how you can influence a positive change in this critical context which affects us all.

Steve Gorton of Enabling Development helps people enhance the quality of their thinking, make the change from managers to transformational leaders of high performing teams and operate more strategically.

Through his role as an executive coach from 1996 and working across sectors from SMEs to large corporates, he is particularly interested in helping people find their space to explore possibilities for growth and deliver real value.  He is passionate about caring for the planet and really glad had solar panels installed in 2011!

Additionally he was a founder Director of Coaching York, now Company Secretary, and has tutored MBA strategy and allied subjects over the past couple of decades.

 

Connect with Steve:  website and LinkedIN

Rachel Anderson

“Entelechy” – Fully Realising Potential; an experiential session to connect you to new possibility - Rachel Anderson

 

14:00 - 15:15  Book here

“Entelechy” is all about the possibilities encoded in each of us. Just like it is the entelechy of an acorn to be an oak tree or of a caterpillar to be a butterfly, it’s a force, a drive within you to become your fullest self. Becoming more aware of its presence can be the inspiration or motivation that help you get life moving again after times of stress or stagnation.  This gentle, thought provoking and experiential session will help you connect to your own Entelechy for renewed clarity, perspective and sense of purpose.

Rachel left her first career as a forester, growing trees, to pursue her fascination with how people grow instead.

She became an international executive coach, supporting over 1000 leaders 1:1, before stepping back into a corporate leadership role to see if she could walk the talk. She could...and was also reminded how behaviours in corporate life are often driven by deep, hidden fears of inadequacy and even shame.
Rachel dreams of the possibilities of a world with less shame and fear.
So she returned to her own company, Tea &Empathy, to provoke and hold space for incredible leaders as they grow into themselves, learn they are enough, and feel relaxed and grounded being their natural self. It’s a joyful journey of radical self-acceptance and personal growth.
Rachel still likes trees.

Connect with Rachel: website and LinkedIN