17.11.2020 19:00 - 20:30
Tünde Erdös, MSc., MCC, EMCC Senior Practitioner, PhD(c)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdamm NL & Ashridge Business School, UK & Case Western Reserve University, USA
The myth: presence in coaching is about the coach. It is not just about asking some powerful questions. It is not just about embodiment exercises.
The reality: we can find a myriad of concepts when we investigate what coaching presence involves.
Debunking the myths and the realities: even if we agree that these realities have their good place in coaching practice, we have no scientific evidence. We show how presence affects clients’ safety, how presence shows through our movements alone, and how that affects the way clients reach goals.
Integrative presence: is the practical result of a comprehensive research project conducted with 185 videoed coach-client pairs exploring their interactions at a non-verbal level. Why? Movement is found to be the most reliable indicator of what is going on between two individuals: the body does not lie. The study is the first knowledge-based attempt to improve our understanding of how clients navigate the accelerating uncertainties of their universe when it comes to reaching goals in coaching.