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Growth Edge Coaching

You cannot change what you cannot see. This is what makes coaching such a powerful intervention in the first place. We, as coaches, are able to illuminate places of reactive patterns of thinking, behaving and being so that our clients can make choices about them. But this means that what we coaches notice and pay attention to is foundational to our ability to help our clients.

Here’s where Growth Edge Coaching comes along. Growth Edge Coaching offers coaches a map of hidden forces operating in the lives of adults–forces that shape every interaction and yet are most invisible to all of us. A Growth Edge coach has the ability to see these forces, show them to our clients, and then–if that’s what our clients want–help offer tools and approaches to grow beyond our current ways of making sense of the world.

We do this through a trio of courses that lay out the map, help you understand how to find where you and your clients are on that map, and reveal opportunities for change.  

An incredible skill set for general life, and for coaches, OD professionals and leaders looking for a new way to help clients recognise growth edge opportunities in their personal adult development journey.

Essential pre reading and resource for the gateway course is Jennifer Garvey Berger’s book: Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World.

The Courses

Advanced virtual course formerly called Psychologically Spacious Coaching (PSC)

Dancing at the Edge

08 February to 15 March 2023
8:00 am – 10:00 am New Zealand Time

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Sometimes you don’t want to go through the entire process of making a map with your clients – you want something to use in the last ten minutes of a session that has felt stuck or stale or confused. In this course we practice weaving developmental approaches throughout your conversations and coaching sessions to find the invisible patterns inside the way people experience particular dilemmas.

Once we see the patterns, we can help expand the solution space for our clients, helping them discover new possibilities in themselves and the situations they face. As with all of our workshops, we practice as we learn, exploring our own sensemaking as we understand the sensemaking of others. This module also includes discussion and practice of specific coaching approaches that might be helpful with clients who seem to be in particular developmental transitions.

Delivered by

Patrice Laslett, Carolyn Coughlin, Jennifer Garvey Berger & Rodney Howard

Fee range

US $999.00 (Standard Fee) — We offer a self-selected reduced fee of US $250.00 for participants who belong to historically underrepresented groups, e.g., people of colour, indigenous people, those outside the western business paradigm.

Contact Person

Issa Borromeo

Format

Six live virtual sessions, 120-minutes each
IMPORTANT: Participants must attend ALL live sessions.

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Virtual workshop

Growth Edge Refresh

23 Feb and 9th March 2023
6:00 to 9:30 am Sydney Time

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Over two 3.5-hour sessions, we will explore together the challenges we face in trying to understand people’s sense-making and to discover what they might be subject to. We will ask you to do a Growth Edge Interview as pre-work for the refresh and to bring a challenge you experienced into the learning space. Together we will explore the patterns of challenges this work brings to us. We will together set ourselves a task to explore between the two sessions and bring what we learned from this work into the second session. We hope this action learning approach will give you the opportunity to:
– Learn with wonderful community members
– Ask faculty questions
– Practice a skill that always benefits from more practice
– Reinvigorate your love for this Growth Edge work.

Delivered by

Patrice Laslett

Fee range

US $100.00

Contact Person

Issa Borromeo

Format

Two sessions of 3.5 hours each delivered via Zoom.

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Advanced virtual course formerly called Expanding Client Horizons Openly (ECHO)

Mapping the Edge

13 April to 03 August 2023

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Once you begin to explore growing edges, you might want to have conversations with your clients about the way they see the world. Knowing how helpful this set of ideas and theories is to your own development, the next thing you are likely to do is to share it. If so, this is the course for you!

Delivered by

Jennifer Garvey Berger, Patrice Laslett, Carolyn Coughlin, Vernice Jones, Rodney Howard

Fee range

Contact Person

Issa Borromeo

Format

Eight live virtual sessions, 120-minutes each
with two Q & A sessions in between

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