Advanced Coach Training

School of Shadow Coaching® Advanced Coach Training
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In support of integration and evolution of graduate learning

The Shadow Coach attends to the individual, social, relational and environmental aspects of the client's ‘world’..working with all sides of a person's personality, including their 'Shadow'.

"Are you giving clients what they think they can get or what they really want?"

In an increasingly complex world, many of the current practices of leadership do not equip people to deal with neither their biggest risks or their deepest aspirations. Leaders currently have to deal with the intensification of systemic complexity from economic and political realities. They need to be able to respond adaptively to the depth, scope and pace of change that, combined with this complexity, creates unprecedented challenging conditions.

People cannot be told what they need to know in the complexity of practice. They must learn to see for themselves. Coaches can help them to see on their own behalf and in their own way what they most need to see. Coaches can work with the client in the context of their environments so they work with the experience of the learning as much as the learning itself.

These workshops are ideal for those coaches who are interested in moving from formulaic and procedural methods to being able to focus on their client's specific situation, needs, 'Shadows' and opportunities and provide them with a unique and personalised service. You will develop your capability to engage in "real time", deep, and reflective, observational, shadow coaching.  

When times are tough, clients have to make tough choices. One of those choices is how they choose their coach, or whether or not they choose to work with a coach at all. Tough economic times brings a world of impatient people. Clients want to hone their skills, become amazing at what they do so they stand out from the crowd and make sure they stay up there. Do you have the coaching skills in your toolbox to help them get there fast and make those changes stick?

You can be one of thousands who give clients what they think they can get or one of a select few who can not only coach them, but coach them on the fly…go faster, deeper and more to the point so they get out of their ruts, or at the very least draw a roadmap to get there and start the journey in real time. As a Shadow Coach, you can partner with them to help them dig out and look down at the view from the top.

"Ignorance is like a shadow. It has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it" - Shakti Gawain. That's where laser  Coaching® comes in...coaching within the coaching.

Are you going to stand out from the crowd?

In the past clients have been asking for what they think they can get, not necessarily what they want.

This is a course you won’t want to miss! Donna Karlin brings wit, wisdom, skills and knowledge based on years of experience to her Shadow Coach™ Training. Your intellect will be challenged, you will have fun and you will acquire skills you can immediately use in your coaching.” - Adria A. Trowhill, MA, CPCC, MCC, Toronto, ON. Canadian coach of the Year 2008;

What do clients want?

  • They want change now

  • They want it fast

  • They want the change to be sustainable

  • They want to bridge gaps between where they are and where they want to be and know how to do that

  • They want coaching in real time where they can process things on the fly and have a witness to their worlds.

  • They want a 'partner in crime', a thought partner... someone to dance with in real time.

  • They want to maximize what's working especially during a time of cutbacks

What do coaches want who take my program?

  • They want to be able to go deeper with their clients

  • They want to be able to keep up to the hectic pace of their clients' worlds

  • They want to learn a more powerful way to language their coaching

  • They want to see the truth of situations and not coach on clients' perceptions

  • They want to learn what they don't already know, now add training in bits and pieces to what they're already doing.

  • They want to be in a learning environment and grow along with their clients.

  • And they want to be able to hit the floor running with what they've learned.

  • They want to raise the bar on the value they give

This type of coaching is ideally suited to organizational leaders who must make decisions and act adaptively in intense work environments. Shadow coaching involves partnering with clients in their work environments and brings another experienced and fresh perspective that helps to identify problematic dynamics, work habits and assumptions that impede effectiveness. Within Shadow  Coaching® is the competency of Laser  Coaching® which involves being able to provoke the leader’s awareness of these problematic features in ways that they can be addressed immediately. It goes beyond support to problem solving.

Shadow  Coaching® attends to the individual, social, relational and environmental aspects of the client's ‘world’. The Shadow Coach coaches all sides of a person's personality, what clients are aware of and what they aren't paying attention to including their 'Shadow' personality.

It creates seismically altering change. 

Our program is intensive. Our training is designed to meet current needs being expressed by the community of graduate coaches and to bring forward our latest models, frameworks and Shadow Coaching® material in support of integration and evolution of graduate learning.

This training will be challenging, will stretch you as a coach and help you grow in your field of practice. Read on...


         14 ICF CCEU Credits awarded upon completion of the 2-Day Level I Training
ICF CCEU Credits awarded upon completion of the 1-Day Level II Training



The Founder

Donna works with global leaders to develop the competencies and practices that enable them to meet the challenges of the future.

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What past participants are saying...

The Shadow Coaching Training provided a tremendously powerful coaching tool/skill set that will prove quite valuable in today's "do more with less" environment that clients are demanding.

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The Shadow Coach observes how individuals construct interpretations about their ways of being which are then reflected through their language and actions. It also works with emerging shadow personalities and helps the client embrace and accept their ‘shadow’ personalities as a vital and valid part of their character.

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