Is It Possible To Coach Without Goals? A Conversation On The Deeper Purpose Of Coaching

July 09, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Is It Possible To Coach Without Goals? A Conversation On The Deeper Purpose Of Coaching
Presenter: David Drake, PhD

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

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In this session I will make the case that, not only is it possible to coach without goals, but that it may actually be preferable for clients in many instances. The session will address the pros and cons of goals and their purpose for clients and coaches as well as introduce narrative coaching as a more integrative approach to enable clients to achieve what matters most to them.

We will have a conversation around questions such as: (1) What is the purpose of coaching? (three dimensions: time, space, direction); (2) What is a goal?; (3) What is the purpose of goals for clients and coaches?; and (4) What are the limitations of goals?

We will briefly explore: (1) How does narrative coaching address these limitations?; (2) How does this help coaches and clients?; (3) What are the four of the core principles of narrative coaching?; (4) How do these principles support better client outcomes?

There will be opportunities for Q&A throughout the session; a client case to illustrate key points; and a brief demonstration of a narrative coaching approach to working without goals.

Dr. David Drake founded the field of narrative coaching and offers the popular Narrative Coach program through WBECS. He is a master coach and has taught coaching skills to over 15,000 leaders, managers and professionals in twenty countries. David is a Fellow and Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard.

David launched the Moment Institute in San Francisco in 2018 and serves as its CEO. It is dedicated to developing practitioners who can facilitate real change in real time through bringing advanced narrative coaching principles and practices into any moment. The Institute offers Threshold Retreats, a Mastermind program for pioneers who work at thresholds, and partnerships with others at the forefront of developing new narratives and new ways of empowering people.

David has taught his work in over 20 countries. He has used his expertise and unique wisdom to support change and coaching in over 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, PwC, Westpac, and many government agencies.

David earned his Ph.D. in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University. He is the author of over 50 publications, including Narrative Coaching: The Definitive Guide to Bringing New Stories to Life (2018).

Twitter: @narrativecoach

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