The Power of Self Disclosure for Coaching Clients – Webinar with Dr. Pat Williams

Dr. Pat will present ideas from his newest book Getting Naked: On Emotional Transparency at the Right Time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person.

Citing research and some case studies, Dr. Pat will reveal how coaches can elicit more ‘naked conversations” from their clients, which also may be personal narratives that are factors in life or business challenges.

All coaching is eventually about meaning-making, and increase self-awareness for the client. Emotional nakedness and courageous vulnerability get at what may be hidden in the client’s personal storage and keeps them from being fully functioning.  These can be things that may be shameful, guilt producing, or embarrassing. They may also be dreams that have been given up on or aspirations that have been unrealized. What’s in our shadow is revealed in the light.

What resides in our personal shadow can be brought into the light with open, honest and heartfelt coaching conversations.

Many clients may have unfinished business from their past, unresolved hurts or dreams that were broken in relationships, work history, or other personal wounds.  We all do!!!   So how can coaching create a sacred space for naked conversations that assist clients to take back the energy that has been hooked to hiding these negative thoughts, old hurts, or limiting beliefs.

Come hear how you can get the important truths under the clients wants and desires.  What may be holding them back can be revealed and brought into the light when you the coach is the committed and trusted listener

Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC, is founder of The Institute for Life Coach Training, the first-of-its-kind training institute that specializes in training psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and helping professionals in building a successful coaching practice. He was licensed as a psychologist in 1980 and began executive coaching in 1990 with Hewlett Packard, IBM and Kodak. He joined Coach U and was an International Coach Federation founding member and one of the first Master Certified Coaches.

Dr. Pat is a past ICF board member and past president of ACTO, (Association of Coach Training Organizations) and honorary VP of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Dr. Pat has specialized in coaching executives with private companies and government agencies as well as training EAP programs to incorporate the coach approach in their services. He also does career and life coaching for Navy Seals through the Seals Foundation for those returning to civilian life.  He is also a member of the Forbes Coaching Council

 He co-authored Therapist as Life Coach: Transforming Your Practice and Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance your Practice and Your life. 

His best-selling book (with Diane Menendez), is Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training.    Pat also co-edited Law and Ethics of Coaching used at many academic institutions and training schools.

In May of 2006 Pat was awarded the first Global Visionary Fellowship by the Foundation of Coaching for his Coaching the Global Village ( initiative to bring coaching methodologies to villages in developing countries and to leaders of non-profits and nongovernmental organizations who serve them. He is passionate about coaching and dedicated to ensuring it remains a respected profession 

He has been a leader in the field of professional coaching and speaks worldwide.

Recently, he was inducted into the ICF’s inaugural Circle of Distinction with 5 other coaches across the globe.

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His newest book,

 Getting Naked*: On Emotional Transparency at the Right Time, the Right Place and with the Right Person is available on Amazon and audiobooks

*Despite the book title, please note that this webinar is NOT clothing optional.


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June 28, 2018
11:00 AM PDT to 12:00 PM PDT
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