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Group narrative coaching training

This advanced, online course combines individual coaching, group masterclasses and personal supervision

Introducing the course

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.

Who is it for?

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.

Course aims

Coaches will also gain:

  • More confidence in working with clients’ stories – personally and professionally
  • Increased understanding of how people’s identity and purpose are framed through the multi-layered narratives within their lives
  • Added capability in working with inner narrative, including blocks, assumptions, and on-going habitual thinking or behaviour
  • Greater awareness of the ways in which clients connect with their resourcefulness and resilience through their own story telling
  • Deeper skills in eliciting clients’ values and drawing these out so that they are clearly defined
  • More dexterity in helping clients identify the variety, depth or brevity of the narratives that are appropriate to their situation
  • Enhanced abilities in supporting clients to construct effective organisational and team narratives
  • Valuable expertise to complement your existing coaching approaches – one that will set you apart from the many other coaches

What the course covers

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.

THE STORY SO FAR…

As part of the course coaches will be given the book ‘The Story So Far’ – An Introduction to Transformational Narrative Coaching by Nick Isbister and Jude Elliman. Nick and Jude are also the course developers and run the on-line group training with their Associate Course Leaders regularly across the year. Their book covers the content of the training. It is a valuable resource to back-up the course, extending understanding by describing the training ideas in greater depth.

GROUP TRAINING FRAMEWORK

This training is for internal coaches
Group size – up to 10 delegates

  • One group introductory session (90 minutes)
  • Two individual coaching sessions (90-minute each)
  • Three whole group two-hour masterclasses
  • After the masterclasses, one individual coaching session (90 minutes)
  • Three follow-on group supervision sessions (two-hours each) across the year – post training

Regular coaching group supervision for the internal coaches is considered to be good coaching practice. It is seen as an essential part of the course integration.

Meet our directors

Jude Elliman

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. Jude’s coaching approach is highly relational, organisationally savvy and results-orientated.

Work with Jude

Nick Isbister

For 26 years, Nick has been a trusted advisor to many leaders and emerging leaders. He focuses on working with senior executives, helping them negotiate the pressures they face at the top of their organisations.

Work with Nick

Meet our other coaches

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later as a Transformational Narrative Coach. I’m still using these key leadership and coaching skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen Ip
Advancement HK/Asia

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“It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later as a Transformational Narrative Coach. I’m still using these key leadership and coaching skills in my everyday professional life.”

Kwen Ip
Advancement HK/Asia

“TNC has proven to be a powerful way of working with individuals who are navigating transition in their lives and careers. Nick and Jude have distilled a breadth of thinking on personal and professional transformations, providing the coach with a methodology, that generates new awareness and choice, and the basis for the client to create a new story.”

Anne Burghgraef
Clinical Director, Solace Surviving Exile & Persecution

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Introducing the course

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.

Who is it for?

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.

Course aims

Coaches will also gain:

  • More confidence in working with clients’ stories – personally and professionally
  • Increased understanding of how people’s identity and purpose are framed through the multi-layered narratives within their lives
  • Added capability in working with inner narrative, including blocks, assumptions, and on-going habitual thinking or behaviour
  • Greater awareness of the ways in which clients connect with their resourcefulness and resilience through their own story telling
  • Deeper skills in eliciting clients’ values and drawing these out so that they are clearly defined
  • More dexterity in helping clients identify the variety, depth or brevity of the narratives that are appropriate to their situation
  • Enhanced abilities in supporting clients to construct effective organisational and team narratives
  • Valuable expertise to complement your existing coaching approaches – one that will set you apart from the many other coaches

What the course covers

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.

THE STORY SO FAR…

As part of the course coaches will be given the book ‘The Story So Far’ – An Introduction to Transformational Narrative Coaching by Nick Isbister and Jude Elliman. Nick and Jude are also the course developers and run the on-line group training with their Associate Course Leaders regularly across the year. Their book covers the content of the training. It is a valuable resource to back-up the course, extending understanding by describing the training ideas in greater depth.

GROUP TRAINING FRAMEWORK

This training is for internal coaches
Group size – up to 10 delegates

  • One group introductory session (90 minutes)
  • Two individual coaching sessions (90-minute each)
  • Three whole group two-hour masterclasses
  • After the masterclasses, one individual coaching session (90 minutes)
  • Three follow-on group supervision sessions (two-hours each) across the year – post training

Regular coaching group supervision for the internal coaches is considered to be good coaching practice. It is seen as an essential part of the course integration.

Meet our directors

Jude Elliman

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. Jude’s coaching approach is highly relational, organisationally savvy and results-orientated.

Work with Jude

Nick Isbister

For 26 years, Nick has been a trusted advisor to many leaders and emerging leaders. He focuses on working with senior executives, helping them negotiate the pressures they face at the top of their organisations.

Work with Nick

Meet our other coaches

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later as a Transformational Narrative Coach. I’m still using these key leadership and coaching skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen Ip
Advancement HK/Asia

True Grit – The importance of getting your story straight

Failure hurts. When you fail, make mistakes, relationships become strained or you disappointingly lose, it can shatter your equilibrium. Inevitably it always involves having to pick yourself up and dust ourselves off. It can take plenty of resolve and resilience to start again.

“It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later as a Transformational Narrative Coach. I’m still using these key leadership and coaching skills in my everyday professional life.”

Kwen Ip
Advancement HK/Asia

“TNC has proven to be a powerful way of working with individuals who are navigating transition in their lives and careers. Nick and Jude have distilled a breadth of thinking on personal and professional transformations, providing the coach with a methodology, that generates new awareness and choice, and the basis for the client to create a new story.”

Anne Burghgraef
Clinical Director, Solace Surviving Exile & Persecution

Meet our directors

Jude Elliman

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. Jude’s coaching approach is highly relational, organisationally savvy and results-orientated.

Work with Jude

Nick Isbister

For 26 years, Nick has been a trusted advisor to many leaders and emerging leaders. He focuses on working with senior executives, helping them negotiate the pressures they face at the top of their organisations.

Work with Nick

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