Marguerite LeBlanc & Corby Furrow at International Coach Federation Edmonton Charter Chapter Evening event, February 19, 2019
Coach presence is key to any coaching relationship and outcomes.This requires that the coach be aware of their emotional triggers and use tools to self-regulate in order to be present.
Coach presence before, during and after a coaching session is critical. Coach presence paves the road for the connection with the client that is needed to build and sustain trust to make personal and organizational transformation possible. Participants learned about the brain, nervous system science, and the body as underpinnings of emotional intelligence. They learned how the relationship between coach and client, and hence the effectiveness of coaching, is impacted by the physicality, energy and emotions that they and their client bring into a coaching session. Coaches practiced mindfulness and emotional freedom techniques to be more aware of the emotional state and to be able to self-regulate as well as support co-regulation with their client. Coaches explored how a regulated nervous system generates clear thinking so that the coach and client can co-create meaningful action plans that their client consistently acts upon.