Kitsap Satellite - Empathy: The Coaches Sixth Sense

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


  • CCEUs only included if offered.
  • You are a current member of ICF Washington State. CCEUs are included in your registration.
  • CCEUs only included if offered.
  • CCEUs only included if offered.

ICFWA has a No Refund Policy.
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September 19, 2018 - The BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Presented by

Doug Nathan 
1.5  Core Competency  
Members $10, Non-members $20
Hosted by ICF Washington State

Description of Course

In our Western culture we speak as though thoughts and emotions are separate processes, and operate with a bias for rational intellect above emotions. But brain research is redefining the rational brain as a feeling organ that thinks. To understand what’s happening in any moment, we can’t rely on intellect alone. In fact, we need to think and feel to understand more clearly what’s happening within and between us.

Empathy is one of the most important qualities we possess as coaches. It involves accurately identifying what another person is thinking, feeling, wanting and intending; knowing what it is like to be the other without losing our own emotional boundaries. By building empathy “muscles,” we can identify the real conversations that need to occur.

What you will learn:

  • Experience a narrative framework called Voice to explore empathy

  • Use the Voice approach to gain self-awareness and deepen your ability to be aware of others
  • Grow your ability to hold space as a coach even when it might be emotionally difficult for you
  • Practice skills that support emotive connection and healthy boundaries

This workshop develops ICF Competencies 3) Establishes Trust and Intimacy with the Client, 4) Coaching Presence, 5) Active Listening and 8) Creating Awareness.

About Doug

My collaborative approach helps people learn from their differences so that they can face their challenges, discover new options and move into the future with confidence. Whether you are experiencing a high-stakes business disagreement or a complex workplace dispute, I offer collaborative processes that enable you to learn and lead your way through conflict.

I provide conflict engagement and leadership development services for non-profit, corporate, and government agencies. For over 18 years I have worked as a coach, facilitator and trainer fascinated by leadership and team-building challenges.

I teach a variety of topics including handling difficult conversations, influence without authority, negotiation, consulting for effective change, handling workplace stress, and storytelling for change.

I also work for the King County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and coach. I manage the King County Coaching Program and am a certified Results Coach and an ICF Associate Certified Coach.

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