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Puget Sound Coaches Association April Meeting

April 5, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Puget Sound Coaches Association April Meeting

Where: REI, 222 Yale Avenue N, Seattle, WA

When: April 5th, 2011, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The Power of the Past Meets the Power of Now: Using the past to help clients move into the future.

As coaches, we have been taught to avoid the past.  We have concluded that the past is reserved for the doctors and therapists and should rarely be addressed in a typical coaching session.  And furthermore, our own past, as a coach – should certainly be kept out of the coaching conversation.

Best selling author, John Schuster has different ideas and is challenging these assumptions and conclusions. He explores these ideas in his most recent book (2011)The Power of Your Past: the Art of Recalling, Reclaiming and Recasting (Berrett Koehler).

A coach’s clients can reach into their pasts to gain fresh perspectives only as well as the coach can interpret his or her own past. This topic explores how the coach learns and then teaches the client how looking back facilitates moving forward. Striding into the future requires not just keeping abreast of today’s learning, but also breaking into the meaning of yesterday and how it has influenced the development of now. This topic teaches how the past is far from being irrelevant or insignificant, and investigating its teachings can invigorate a “stuck” outlook or transmute some thinking that holds the client back. This presentation makes the proper distinctions between therapy and coaching, and the big differences that need to be maintained. It discusses not only how prospecting the past can be a useful tool, but how expanding a coach’s storehouse of teachings adds valuable ingredients to a client’s present and future.

– Expanding your clients’ capacities to move ahead by skillfully exploring your own lifework path
– Delimiting your own belief systems to support your clients
– Enlarging your repertoire for supporting your clients by integrating more of you into your coaching presence
– How being present – in the now – for your clients, and exploring your yesterdays for their rich learning, are of equal importance

John Schuster is a wonderful, creative, soulful human being.  He has been coaching since the early 1980s. He is a celebrated author, a highly sought after speaker throughout the US and connects with his audiences as few speakers can.  His books include:
Answering Your Call: A Guide to Living Your Deepest Purpose
From Hum-drum to Hot-diggity: On Leadership
Open Book Management (translated into four languages)

His presentation will appeal to anyone involved in supporting other people’s growth.

How: Register online at http://www.pugetsoundcoaches.org/Default.aspx?pageId=600335&eventId=198657&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Cost: $15 – $25

Contact: admin@pugetsoundcoaches.org


April 5, 2011
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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222 Yale Avenue N