Facilitative Coaching is a dynamic resource that offers coaches, leaders, facilitators, consultants, and therapists a guide for expanding their repertoire and helping their clients achieve lasting results. It challenges coaches to employ a full range of creative methods for working with the whole brain and helping themselves and their clients get unstuck when facing obstacles.
Facilitative Coaching and the companion CD include more than seventy exercises, along with guidelines, tips, and tools for putting them into action. All the exercises can be adapted to a variety of situations and are designed for both the professional development of coaches and use with clients. In addition to myriad hands–on tools, the book and CD include illustrative client stories, creations, and examples of results that are sure to spark creativity.
All the Facilitative Coaching methods have been tested by the authors during their more than fifty years of combined coaching, consulting, training, and facilitation experience. Their work is grounded in an in–depth coaching model that they developed and teach in their Facilitative Coach workshops. It is based on the highly successful Skilled Facilitator approach developed by best–selling author Roger Schwarz. This comprehensive resource includes the information and tools needed to become a collaborative coach who fully engages clients in achieving creative, purposeful action toward their deepest dreams and desires.
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Foreword by Roger Schwarz.
COACHING EXERCISE MATRIX: MATCHING METHODS WITH CLIENT NEEDS.
PART I: FOUNDATIONS FOR FACILITATIVE COACHING.
CHAPTER ONE: THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPANDING YOUR REPERTOIRE.
Anne Marie Resolves Her Dilemma.
How Our Approach Differs from Others .
The Importance of a Using Full Range of Interventions.
Results from Expanding Your Repertoire.
CHAPTER TWO: GUIDING PRINCIPLES.
The Facilitative Coach Guiding Principles.
Modeling the Guiding Principles.
CHAPTER THREE: GUIDELINES FOR USING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES.
Tips for Diagnosing.
How to Intervene.
Choosing an Appropriate Intervention.
Jointly Designing an Intervention.
PART II: TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, AND EXERCISES.
CHAPTER FOUR: STARTING WITH YOURSELF.
Exercises to Help You and Your Client Become Fully Present.
4.1. Breathe Yourself Present.
4.2. Sitting or Walking Meditation.
4.3. Refocusing Attention.
4.4. Where Are YOU?
Addressing Your Inner Critic.
Inner Critic Exercise Series.
4.5. Forming and Conversing with Your Inner Critic.
4.6. Asking Your Inner Critic to Move Aside.
4.7. Forming and Conversing with Your Compassionate Self.
CHAPTER FIVE: CHANGING THINKING.
Distinguish Basic and Developmental Coaching.
Developmental Coaching: James Sees It′s More Than a Meeting.
Carefully Honor Joint Design, Curiosity, and Compassionate Support.
Distinguish Coaching from Therapy.
Exercises for Changing Thinking.
5.1. Hot Buttons.
5.2. Theory–in–Use Interventions.
5.3. Left–Hand Column Cases.
5.4. The Inside Story.
5.5. Creative/Survival Cycle Exercise.
CHAPTER SIX: TALKING IT THROUGH.
Intervening on Ground Rules.
Inquiring: Zesty Questions Change Lives.
Using Stories to Connect the Dots.
Verbal Meets Visual: Metaphors and Guided Imagery.
Exercises for Talking It Through.
6.1. Out of the Mouth, Into the Mind.
6.2. Intervening on Ground Rules.
6.3. Daily Ground Rules Practice.
6.4. Opening the Door: Reflective Questions.
6.5. Tell Me a Story.
6.6. Role Play.
6.7. Creating Metaphors.
6.8. Guided Imagery.
CHAPTER SEVEN: WRITING IT OUT.
Structured and Reflective Writing.
Guidelines for Writing Exercises.
How It Works: Danna Discovers Her Muse.
Structured Writing Exercises.
7.1. Developing Decision Criteria.
7.2. Clarifying Purpose and Goals.
7.3. Stepping Stones to Project Completion.
7.4. Make a List or Two.
7.5. You and Me: Similarities and Differences in a Conflicted Relationship.
Reflective Writing Exercises.
7.6. Creating a Vision.
7.7. Journaling: Guidance from Unconscious Wisdom.
7.8. Assignments: Thematic Journaling.
7.9. A Poem (or a Song) in Your Heart.
7.10. Scripts: Making Imagined and Remembered Conversations Explicit.
7.11. Letters Sent and Unsent.
7.12. "This Is Your Life" Time Line.
CHAPTER EIGHT: MAKING IT VISUAL.
Sallie Sees Her Fragmentation. The Power of Visual Knowing. Intervening Through Visual Expression. Exercises for Visual Expression.
8.1. This or That: Compare and Contrast.
8.2. Cards of Choice.
8.3. Shaping Your Reality.
8.4. Knowing Your Gifts and Stuck Places.
8.5. Mirror Drawing.
8.6. Scribble Drawing.
8.7. Vision Collage.
8.8. Contrasting Experiences.
8.9. Force Fit.
8.10. Post Carding Problems.
8.11. Inspirational Anchor Image.
CHAPTER NINE: ENGAGING THE BODY.
Anne Discovers Body Wisdom.
What Is Body Wisdom?
Benefits of Working Through the Body.
Exercises for Accessing Body Wisdom.
9.1. Three–Part Breath.
9.2. Sitting or Lying Meditation with Circular Breath.
9.3. Body Scan.
9.4. Body Barometer.
9.7. Becoming the Mountain.
9.8. Body Sculpting.
CHAPTER TEN:– CONDUCTING FIELDWORK AND EXPERIMENTS.
Defining Fieldwork and Experiments.
Fieldwork: When and Why.
Experiments: When and Why.
Designing Fieldwork and Experiments.
Conducting and Debriefing Fieldwork and Experiments.
Exercises for Fieldwork.
10.1. How to Jump–Start a Project.
10.2. Surround Yourself: A Wall of Possibilities, A World of Options.
10.3. Noticing and Tracking Your Behavior.
10.4. Observing Others.
10.5. Yes Versus No.
10.6. Gifts Assessment: Interview Friends and Colleagues.
Exercises for Experimentation.
10.7. Do One Thing Differently.
10.8. Practice Imperfection for a Change.
10.9. Delegate a Task.
Work Project Skills Transfer.
CHAPTER ELEVEN: ENACTING RITUALS.
What Is a Ritual?
Elana′s Turning Point Ritual.
The Parking Lot Ritual: Helping a Group Accept Change.
Benefits of Including Rituals.
Helping Your Client Design and Debrief a Ritual.
Exercises for Rituals.
11.1. Designing Daily Rituals.
11.2. Solidify Intention.
11.3. Transition Ritual.
11.4. Breaking Free Ritual.
CHAPTER TWELVE:– ASSESSING AND CELEBRATING RESULTS.
Exercises for Assessing and Celebrating Results.
12.1. Questions for Assessing Results.
12.2. Successes and Accomplishments List.
12.3. Cards of Acknowledgment.
12.4. Rewarding Yourself.
12.5. Creating Awards.
12.6. Celebration Dinners.
PART III: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: DESIGNING YOUR OWN INTERVENTIONS.
Give Yourself Permission to Create.
Shamelessly Mine the Gift of Life.
Use Whatever Is Available in the Moment.
Use Your Intuition.
Start Where the Client Is.
Build on Contrasts.
Listen for Metaphors, Analogies, or Colorful Language.
Adapt What You Know.
Remain Curious and Playful.
Co–Create with Clients and Colleagues.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: COMBINING MODALITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL COACHING.
Establishing a Relationship to Support Your Interventions.
Guidelines for Choosing Modalities.
Catalysts for Suggesting a Modality.
A Three–Course Meal Plus Dessert: Combining Multiple Modalities Over Time.
Closing the Coaching Engagement.
Putting It All Together: Practice Scenarios for Choosing and Combining Modalities.
APPENDICES: THE FACILITATIVE COACH FOUNDATION MODELS.
Appendix A. The Facilitative Coach Model.
Appendix B. The Unilateral Control and Mutual Learning Models.
Appendix C. Ground Rules for Effective Groups.
Appendix D. The Diagnosis–Intervention Cycle.
Appendix E. The Life Learning (Creative/Survival) Model?
Appendix F. The Drama Triangle.
Resources for Learning More.
Suggested Art Materials.
Suggestions for Addressing Chapter Fourteen Practice Scenarios.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
Dale Schwarz is a personal and professional coach, art therapist, and workshop leader. For over thirty years, she has guided individuals to fully use their gifts and talents to transform their lives. In addition, she helps coaches expand their repertoire and skills and provides organization development consulting to both public and private sector clients. Dale is the co–founding director of the Center for Creative Consciousness and an associate with Roger Schwarz & Associates.
Anne Davidson specializes in leadership development, facilitator training, and long–term organizational and community change projects. Anne brings twenty–five years of experience to her international work with executives, management groups, work teams, and nonprofit and local government boards. She coaches individuals in creative development and in applying The Facilitative Leader approach. Anne is a consultant with Roger Schwarz & Associates and co–author of The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook.