By Martin Vogel
The Real Sessions this month looks at how coaches can help clients explore connections between their childhood experience and their current leadership challenges. This is one of our peer CPD sessions and will be hosted by APECS member Toby Ingham.
Toby will be sharing an approach he uses in which he asks coachees to cast their mind back to when they were seven years old and consider both how discipline was addressed and how they experienced nurture. He then helps clients to consider how this background affects their leadership and management styles in their relationships today.
Toby’s approach is founded in a dissatisfaction with some of his experience of coach training. He was making a transition from an earlier career in business development in a large FTSE company and wanted to find ways to bring greater acknowledgement of the psychological complexity of leading in the corporate context. This led him to train as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and to develop a practice that honours both the retrospective insights of Freud and the forward-looking perspective of Jung.
Bring a pen and notepad to the session as Toby will be inviting participants to sketch out their own family experience at seven years old and asking how this shapes where you’re going now.
As usual, there will be the opportunity for participants to share reflections on what the topic means for our coaching practice. Guided by Toby, we will be invited to notice what’s the transformation that’s occurring for each of us as we explore his approach to assessment of early experience.
It promises to be a rich, experiential evening that you won’t want to miss.
Assessing early experience in leadership coaching
21 June 2016, 6.30–8.30pm
Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Members £36 inc. VAT; Non-members £42 inc. VAT
Image courtesy Stefano Corso.