I am fairly sure I'll be there this year, so do make sure you say hello if I don't immediately connect you with here.
I had the honour of assisting for the lovely group who came to Amsterdam on the Coaching Mastery course that ran last November. While we?re waiting for some of the other participants to find this thread I'll happily share
I think one of the main things that stood out for me, is how congruent Michael's coaching style is with the actual course content. I'm sure Michael will have his own way of wording to describe what he does so do excuse my interpretation but, for when I see Michael coach one of the things that strikes me is his total belief in that persons value and uniqueness. Part of the dictionary definition of unique is "remarkable", which in turn has an explanation of "worth noticing and exceptional." One of the things that I saw happening throughout the 2 days as Michael worked, were coaches beginning to notice for themselves, their own unique style and approach. There were several people I noticed realise, apparently for the first time, the worth and the value they were bringing to their clients.
Certainly from what I saw and experienced Coaching Mastery is far more then just a set of techniques and exercises (though they were there as well
) and these go far beyond the basic's you'll find taught in some courses. Apart from increased flexibility and options that the exercises and perspectives gave in advanced coaching skills, there are practical strategies to put into action in the practice building parts - with an emphasis on fun.
Oh I probably shouldn't forget to mention the opportunity to not only see Michael work but also get the chance to ask him questions about what he is doing. One of the other things I enjoyed about the group was the wide range in backgrounds and experiences in the room. This only aided the learning from the actual exercises Michael had devised for us.
Personally I thought that Coaching Mastery provided far more value than courses I had been on that were much longer in length. That's value, not only as a coach but also to my clients.
Hope that helps,
Well, I'll be there!
That's good to hear