Presence And Masterful Use Of Self: Intervention And Influence Skills

Date of Next Workshop: December 4-7th, 2023
Location: Virtual

Masterful use of self reveals both personal and professional mastery. We are required to be aware of what we evoke through our personal presence, and be responsible for what we professionally provoke through the deliberate use of our presence. Through relationship with others, we discover and experience our impact and our ability to make a difference. In our volatile world, presence and how to use our presence effectively to influence positive outcomes for others has proven to be the most stable and most valuable “high-tech” soft skill. Such awareness and leveraging of presence require both the skill and practice that over time we have identified as “Awareness Intelligence”. It is the capacity to be able to be aware and responsive to what matters that describes awareness intelligence.

Drawing from Gestalt training 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 and a master mentor Gestalt training practitioner.

Workshop takeaways:
  • An increased awareness of your distinctive presence
  • Opportunities to explore your impact and effectiveness as intervener at multiple levels of system
  • Identification of your access to both relational and strategic action
  • Developmental strategies to increase personal and professional mastery
Participants receive:
  • 20 CCEUs
  • ICF CCEs
  • 20 CC
  • 4 RD

Contact us with inquiries about this workshop.

“As a consultant, educator, and facilitator, I am always inspired by Dorothy’s intuition, skill and her attention to the tiniest details in the moment. She spontaneously uses what the moment brings as a teaching point and creates a culture of constant learning. There is a lot more to learn from her wisdom. I always look forward to having new opportunities to meet Dorothy and learn from her. Just tell me the location, I’ll buy my ticket!”
— Zeynep Evgin Eryilmaz | EGCP Faculty, Coach, Consultant, and Facilitator, Istanbul, Turkey

“I was expecting an ordinary training workshop. It was not … This workshop has given me the power to [make] contact with myself, and more than that, the power to change myself.”
— Didem Tekay | Student, Ankara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Gestalt Team and Group Work: Mastery in Process Skills

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

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 at any level of system.

Working with groups and teams requires a grounded presence, the ability to hold multiple perspectives, and a strategic use of self to meet emerging challenges. One of the most effective ways to strengthen one’s presence and use of self is through the practice of facilitating groups and teams.

This 5 half-day experiential workshop draws from Gestalt concepts and practices to develop beginning mastery in group interventions.

Participants will:
  • Be introduced to the principles of Awareness Intelligenceä, the synthesis of coaching presence and use of self as vehicles to strengthen learning, mindful change, and better choices
  • Learn Gestalt theory, concepts, and practices that enhance observation and intervention skills for working at all levels of group process
  • Join in a personal learning group to facilitate integration of group leadership issues
  • Experience working with a volunteer client group, where there is opportunity to practice and to receive immediate feedback on your presence and use of self as a group leader

Contact us with inquiries about this workshop.

“Dorothy is a deep well of knowledge and experience, leaving you yearning for more. For Dorothy it is not about her – but all about you. Dorothy makes you feel honored and dignified in her presence and her unique cultural background enriches your experience as she shares herself with you. Dorothy, you are a rare gem.”
— Belinda MacLachlan | Transition Coaching & Strategy Facilitation, Face2Face, South Africa

The Art and Practice of Working with Resistance: An Essential Skill to Develop

Date of Next Workshop | TBD

This program, designed for coaches (from any coaching approach), offers a lens for

  1. Recognizing resistance,
  2. Recognizing when it is of value and
  3. When other options are needed.

Participants will leave with immediate useful tools and techniques that can set the foundation for deeper understanding, compassion and creative interventions to assist constructive choice for new possibilities. Useful both for coaches and the clients they serve.

Participants receive:
  • 18 ICF CCEUs

Contact us with inquiries about this workshop.

“Dorothy is a gifted teacher and coach who facilitates deep learning through behavioral science theory coupled with fun. She creates a positive and open environment making it easy for individuals and groups to explore and find their own answers. Her leadership, collaborative spirit and encouragement inspires strength, learning and change to occur.”
— Joan Starkowsky | Executive Coach and Consultant, Sirocco Coach-Consulting, LLC

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