Coaching Creativity

‘Coaching Creativity’ training course: harnessing the power of lateral conversations
I am running a programme which will equip you to have conversations with your clients/students that enable them to think creatively about what it is that they are doing. I have skills, models, tools and exercises to impart, which you can take, adapt and use in your own contexts.
Suitable for tutors (undergraduate and postgraduate), teachers (primary and secondary), therapists, counsellors and coaches and people with good empathy and helping skills. You do not have to be a helping professional to take this course as we will cover basic coaching skills. Conversely, since we are covering a lot of cutting-edge material, techniques and models, this course is suitable for seasoned professionals.
·       You want to or already do use your helping skills to work with students, writers or people who are creating something in whatever form.
·       You want to be able to help your clients explore, fulfil and break their own boundaries around their creative needs.
·       You want to make sure your practice and thinking is current, evidence-based and harvesting the best of research around creativity, productivity and confidence.
In this course you will learn and refresh your practice on:
1.      Core coaching skills and topics:
o   Listening
o   Presence
o   Trust
o   Evoking awareness
o   Holding client in positive regard
o   Validation
o   Goals and outcomes
o   Coaching creatively
o   Open questions
o   Relationship dynamics
o   Management of the process (time-keeping, structuring a coaching session, contracting, summarising, concluding, next steps)
o   Reflection
o   Reframing narratives
o   Using client metaphor and language
o   Sharing insights
o   Challenge
o   Creating space and harnessing silence
o   Ethics
2.      Specific coaching tools, techniques and exercises to foster and explore your client’s creativity, productivity and confidence. Dr Natalie Lancer has undertaken empirical and theoretical research and read and digested a wide range of studies in this area and condensed it into practical exercises for you to apply with your clients/students.
3.      The Eight Tensions Framework – an evidenced based, easy to use model for coaching students and creators of all ages underpinned by existential philosophy.
4.      A reformulation of the concept of growth from an existential psychological perspective to underpin the coaching of students/creators on resilience, well-being and motivation.
You will be supervised by Dr Natalie Lancer who is a British Psychological Society Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor. This course can be used as evidence of CPD hours and is in the process of being accredited with the European Mentoring Coaching Council and Association for Coaching.
A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used on the course including:
Lecturing and presentation –I have done the research for so you don’t have to! I am fully up to date with the latest thinking and theories in fostering creativity, productivity and confidence.
Coaching demonstrations – Dr Lancer will coach people in the group, with their permission, to demonstrate particular ideas or techniques.
Coaching skills development training – micro-sessions in which Dr Lancer explains specific skills which you try out straight away in break out rooms, in pairs.
Workshops – on special topics including Managing your and your client’s Imposter Syndrome, The Psychology of Writing and Creating and Productivity Hacks 101.
10 workbooks – so you can follow all the material as we go along and make notes. You will not need to purchase specific books for the course although I will suggest reading as you develop your personal interests.
Problem Based Learning in Action Learning Sets – to work on specific case studies.
Coaching triads – in groups of three to take on the roles of coach, coachee and observer.
Your own coaching experience – you will find clients to coach pro bono so you get at least ten hours of coaching practice in total. Each client must be coached for at least two hours. It is important you work with them during the programme to make the most of the supervision sessions. It is your responsibility to find these clients. You will be guided on how to find suitable clients on commencement of the course.
Reflective log – to help you harness your learning from your practical experience and the workshops. All participants will compile their own ongoing, competency-based reflective portfolio evidencing their developing skills, which can be used towards European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) coach accreditation. This can be as detailed as you like, depending on whether you are using it as evidence for accreditation.
Group supervision sessions – to support you in a safe space, reflecting on issues in your coaching practice such as ethics, contracting, content, interacting with the client and transference.
Two self-assessments (pre- and post-course)
Option of one-to-one coaching with Dr Natalie Lancer – not included in course but available at a reduced rate for delegates.
When does the course take place?
It takes place over ten evenings. UK timings are listed below. All sessions are on Zoom.
Tuesday 4th May 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 11th May 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 18th May 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 25th May 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 1st June 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 8th June 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 15th June 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 29th June 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 6th July 2021, 7.30-9.30pm
How much is the course?
The course is £497.

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 I am sure you will find this course fulfilling, practical and thought-provoking. The course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not completely happy with the course, you can have a no-quibble refund within 30 days of the first day of the course.
Is this course for you?
·       You are a coach, teacher, tutor, supervisor, therapist, counsellor, psychologist or chaplain or you have good empathy and helping skills but are not helping professional (yet!)
·       You coach, teach, educate, guide, supervise or support people, who are working towards qualifications of any kind, or working on a big project such as a book or launching a business.
·       You want to enable them to think creatively about what it is that they are doing.
·       You want to help your client/student/tutee/supervisee grow in whatever way is right for them.
·       You want to be part of their educational or personal journey in pursuit of their specific academic or personal goals.
·       You want to give your clients/students the tools to become reflective yet robust, independent thinkers.
·       You know that helping someone step into themselves has a ripple effect, empowering those around them, and those around them… ad infinitum.
·       You know how easy it is to fall into a ‘dip’, and feel demotivated and perhaps, despondent – you want to help lift people out of this so they can realise their potential.
·       You want to help your clients push through their self-imposed boundaries to a new ‘possible’.
·       You want to harness your considerable experience and revitalise your skills as practitioner. 
·       You want to equip yourself with cutting edge theories, concepts and techniques in the service of helping students attain their goals and birth their big project.
Theoretical underpinnings of the Creative Coaching Course
The course is centred around the Eight Tensions Framework based on 8 existential philosophical ideas, and covers core coaching skills, and many coaching techniques, tools and exercises.  It is also centred around Dr Lancer’s reformulated definition of ‘growth’ from an existential perspective, which is particularly useful when used in conjunction with the Eight Tensions Framework.
About Natalie Lancer
Dr Natalie Lancer CPsychol is a Chartered Coaching Psychologist and Honorary Secretary of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology. She is accredited by the Association for Coaching and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She coaches people undertaking PhDs, dissertations and other large projects who need help with motivation, staying focussed and managing their fears. She enables her clients to think creatively about what it is that they are doing using her original models, tools and exercises. As a British Psychological Society Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor, she supervises coaches, helping them reflect on and improve their practice.


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