A powerful present-focused approach that calls for awareness “in the moment” which ignites new possibilities.

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Upcoming Webinar

Date of Next Webinar | September 20, 2023 @ 10:00 AM EST

Why Gestalt: For Leadership Presence and Coaching Practices

Dorothy welcomes those who are curious about using gestalt skills in their leadership and or their skill development as coaches. She will offer some core principles about what makes gestalt skills s useful in developing great awareness and awareness intervention skills.

Cost: $30 USD *All proceeds from this webinar will be donated to the World Food Bank.

Upcoming Programs

Date of Next Workshop | December 4-7, 2023

Presence And Masterful Use Of Self: Intervention And Influence Skills

Drawing from Gestalt foundations, this workshop offers a highly experiential, relational, and feedback-rich learning experience. Workshop participants practice what they are learning in the observant, supportive company of equally committed peers…

Date of Next Workshop | January 3, 2024

The Gestalt Coaching Program

The Gestalt Coaching Program is a Gestalt-based approach to coaching that incorporates cutting-edge coaching theories from thought leaders worldwide. This program is founded on core Gestalt values, which hold that it is the awareness of self and others, in the context of aware possibilities, that support choice for intervention and success. A central Gestalt coaching…

Dates of Next Workshops | December 4-7, 2023
Istanbul: February 20-25, 2024 | South Africa: April 15-20, 2024

Gestalt Team and Group Work: Mastery in Process Skills

Understanding and being able to facilitate groups and work teams is a core competency for leaders, consultants, and executive coaches. Professional mastery in group leadership means having the skills to recognize and track system issues, being able to tolerate disruptions, and being able to intervene…

A Gestalt Coaching Primer

In this book, Dorothy Siminovitch, pioneer and visionary of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC, demonstrates the range, relevance, and resonance of Gestalt core concepts, models, and practices. Coaches, consultants, and leaders facing the challenges of today’s complex, ever-shifting environments will find a wealth of knowledge and wisdom practices to support dealing with change.

cover of A Gestalt Coaching Primer, book by Dorothy Siminovitch
Gestalt Coaching founder and author Dorothy Siminovitch

About Dorothy Siminovitch

Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC, is founder and president of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC. She is an international coach, consultant, speaker, and author. Dorothy is the founder and co-owner of the Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul, an ICF coach training program which she serves as Director of Training and as faculty. She is co‐founder of the Gestalt Center for Coaching, which delivers ICF accredited coach training workshops and extended programs internationally. She recently joined Hudson Coaching Institute as faculty for a core coaching program.

Awareness Intelligence™, Embodied Presence, and Use of Self Skills

“Dorothy is a master—elegant, simple, provocative, deep and fully present to the moment and the opportunities at hand. Our leadership team gathers for a retreat and new learning each winter and last year we spent two magical days with Dorothy. Each leader on the team spends so much time teaching, coaching and consulting with individuals, teams, and larger scale organizations—the power of our presence in the months to come was profoundly impacted through our work with Dorothy—what a gift to any leader!”
— Pam McLean, PhD | CEO, The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara

“My team came together to do some group work with Dorothy. I have to say that Dorothy’s skill at holding a group, facilitating their journey through areas of both business and personal lives and gently, yet firmly, moving everyone forward was nothing short of awesome. As an NLP Trainer, I’m used to elegant language and building effective relationships with groups – this lady is a true Master of both. What can I say? If you ever get the chance to work with Dorothy, grab it with both hands – in fact, I strongly urge people to MAKE the chance to work with her. You will never regret one minute of it!”
— Ralph Watson | Founder and Principal Consultant, Dynamic Communication Ltd., Rugby, England


Masterful coaching leads to powerful learning and transformational change.



In all walks of life, people are seeking how to manage a complex world while living a life of value, satisfaction, and new possibilities. In response to these challenges, Dorothy engages the creative energy of her audiences to spark an experiential alchemy that takes a “rote” presentation into new dimensions of possibility.



Dorothy creates both customized and skill-development workshops that are designed to support participants—strengthening their Awareness Intelligence™, embracing their embodied presence, and having a feedback-rich resource to measure their use of self. All workshops are designed as a safe container for learning, where diversity is supported and psychological safety is created..

Coach Training

Coach Training

An online / hybrid ICF-Accredited Coach Training Program which is a Gestalt-based approach to coaching. Current cutting-edge theories have been incorporated to strengthen our coaching rigor. This program is founded on core Gestalt values, which hold that it is the awareness of self and others, in the context of aware possibilities, that support choice for intervention and success.

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