Our narrative coaching training is completed online and over a 6-month period. It is rich blend of theory and practice, with plenty of practical coaching ideas that can be applied immediately.
The course is designed for experienced internal coaches. It is set up for groups of coaches that are working within organisations. The training consists of live, online sessions. It is accessible to experienced coaches based anywhere in the world. It is ideal for those coaches who are keen to develop their practice and who are fascinated by the power of story in culture, business and the lives of their clients.
Our training will provide internal coaches with an opportunity to build their capabilities in working with personal and organisational stories. Adding an additional, distinctive narrative strand and a fresh approach to their coaching offer.
We have selected a spread of fascinating ideas from the narrative world and synthesised them together in a highly accessible manner. They are explained and explored in a way they can be easily applied to coaching.
The course focuses on advanced coaching skills in three crucial areas:
- Narrative literacy, sense making and purpose
- Decision making, change and follow through
- Addressing clients’ most pressing personal and business needs
This training will enhance coaches’ abilities to integrate multiple perspectives and different time frames for clients; it will build their capability to connect the immediate and the personal with wider relational and organisational matters.
The course explores the most important current theories around narrative and stories, and it will introduce you to the key thought leaders in the field.
These include the ideas of Dan McAdams, Paul Ricoeur, Pierre Bourdieu, Erving Goffman, Susan Greenfield, Ruthellen Josselson, Michael Bamberg and several others. We will be integrating Martin Buber’s concept of I-Thou dialogue and incorporating insights from Gestalt Psychology.