Flow Coaching School
WHAT is Flow Coaching School?
“A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.”(Tom Landry, American football coach)
The tenth class at the Flow Coaching School will begin in February 2016. All are welcome!
The Flow Coaching School is a knowledge and skills development program designed to help managers of organizations and independent consultants become coaches and learn the professional and business related elements of Gestalt based executive coaching. Its effectiveness is based on the efficiency of learning by experience, the credibility of trainers and the rationality of the program.
The modules of the Flow Coaching School include theoretical sessions, demonstration, practice and processing the previous and practicing in between modules with supervisory support. Supervision involves processing the experiences of practical coaching sessions with trainer assistance.
Who do we expect to see at the Flow Coaching School?
“After coaching school, I look at the world with new eyes. It has taught me that I don’t need to keep trying to find solutions for the other person compulsively, they are quite capable of finding solutions themselves.”(HR director of a bank)
Senior and medium level corporate managers:
- work as a manager and would like your colleagues to perform jobs assigned to them with greater responsibility and commitment;
- want to make sure that the work of your colleagues appeal more to your customers than earlier;
- intend to develop the culture of your organization in a manner that supports giving feedback about the performance of employees to promote long term cooperation and you will also want to know how your actions affect your colleagues.
- are well-trained in your profession and operate in line with sound leadership values but you have mainly developed the skills needed to operate efficiently and you think the time has come to improve and stabilize your knowledge.
If you have already formulated these needs and yet they have not materialized despite several attempts, we would be pleased to see you at the Flow Coaching School.
If you wish to work as a coach either as a member of an organization or as an independent consultant:
- would like to help medium level and senior corporate managers to improve the efficiency of their job performance;
- are responsible for management support in your capacity as a member of the HR department;
- you have been working as a trainer or a consultant and wish to add new tools to your kit;
- have always given priority to learning new procedures that you can put to good use at work or at home;
we would be pleased to welcome you at the Flow Coaching School.
- Coaching skills development Gestalt based (K1): 23-25th February 2015
- Coaching skills development Gestalt based (K2): 12-14th April 2015
- International Certification for ARPe (optional): 31st May - 2 June 2015
- Coaching skills development Gestalt based (K3): 22-23th June 2015
- International Certification for GPOP (optional): 6-8 September 2015
- Coaching skills development Gestalt based (K4): 2-3 November 2015
“I have learnt a great deal about myself, things that I have been using every day ever since. I keep getting surprised over and over again at the things that am able to do. And I have also been given tools to pass the knowledge on to others.”(distributor of IT products)
This program contains six modules designed to develop your coaching and consulting skills and to teach you proven procedures. In addition to providing instruction in theory, the course is based fairly heavily on getting and processing personal experiences. You can consult your trainers and engage in individual practice in between modules.
Beside our four coaching competence development courses (K1, K2, K3, K4), the core curriculum also covers two courses qualifying you to use questionnaires, namely: the Authority-Responsibility-Power (ARP) Qualification Training and the Golden Profiler of Personality (GPOP) Qualification Training. These two tools will deepen your self-awareness and will allow you to estimate your development options and directions. You will also become more effective as a coach as the tools map the areas that your clients will need to develop in order to let their potential unfold.
WHAT results can you expect?
At the Flow Coaching School, I experienced a new and extremely efficient mode of learning and developing. The method is simple, clear, and workable in any situation. It has helped me locate my secret resources. Its effect is manifest and clear in my work as well as other areas of my life. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”(Tünde Sarkadi, coach)
If you commit to this year-long training course, you will need to invest money, time and energy. The return you can expect from this investment is that:
You will know at the level of the organization how to:
- act if your colleagues do not perform as expected;
- apply more drive as a manager/coach; manage resistance against change; and
- strengthen your relations with colleagues, superiors and clients.
In your personal life, you will know more about:
- how to create greater balance between work in the organization and your personal life;
- how to give, ask for and receive feedback;
- why you can cooperate easily with certain people and why its is difficult to do the same with others; how to improve the latter;
- how to get and give support when it is needed.
As a graduate of the Flow Coaching School you will be able to:
- aunch a coaching cooperation successfully and outline with your client from where to where you want to get during a coaching process;
- maintain confidential relations and guide your client along a difficult and yet secure development path;
- explore your client's strengths and weaknesses to be developed using the Authority-Responsibility-Power (ARP) profile and the Golden Profiler of Personality (GPOP);
- use the GROW model, a rapid and efficient tool of coaching sessions;
- adapt your coaching activity to organizational systems, including HR systems and management development programs;
- apply Gestalt consulting skills.
A brief overview of the Gestalt approach
The Gestalt approach is able to have a strong effect by focusing attention on the present and on accepting the situation as it is. It doesn’t allow excursions into the past or daydreaming about the future. It looks at what the present situation has to offer, its values, its constraints, the benefits and the costs of maintaining the present situation. It is more interested in perception, and the simple expression of what is perceived, than in cogitation and complex explanations.
It considers unpleasant, painful feelings to be important sources of information, therefore it doesn’t aim to eliminate them, but to utilise them, along with the so-called positive feelings. Within the Gestalt approach, using the word “should” is tantamount to “idolatry”. We aim to surrender ourselves to who we are and to take responsibility for the things we do and do not do.