“We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny”
Martin Heidegger

Ontological Coaching and Leadership is a powerful approach and methodology for effecting real change at the individual, team and organizational level.  It is highly effective because it is based on a new practical understanding of the power of language, moods and conversations for behavioural and cultural transformation.  In a world of increasing complexity and uncertainty, generated by what seems like relentless and accelerating change, coping effectively and living a meaningful life have become central issues in our everyday existence as coaches, leaders and managers.

At the end of this 3-day highly engaging and experiential workshop, you will:

  • Be able to have coaching conversations that produce lasting change.
  • Have and be able to use the following Frameworks
    • A coaching framework you can use as a leader or coach in your daily life.
    • Self-coaching framework.
    • Language framework
    • Moods framework
    • Somatic coaching framework
  • Understand a) that we use specific patterns of speech and that they are actions, b) how those linguistic actions shape reality, and c) and use them  effectively in coaching to shift behaviour.
  • Apply a different and deeper approach to the role of listening in coaching.
  • Recognise, work with and shift the ways moods and emotions impact on communication, behaviour, performance and deep change.
  • Observe and work with the inter-connection between language, basic moods and body posture.

Earn 24 CCEU’s in the ICF Core Coaching Competencies.

Workshops will be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town as follows:

26 – 28 March 2019
29 – 31 July 2019

Venue:   The Winston Hotel, 6 Tottenham Avenue, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg 2196
More info:  https://www.ontologicalcoaching.co.za/coaching-and-leadership-workshop/

Brochure:  http://bit.do/excCa 
Contact:  Julia Bonadei of Wide Open Spaces at 082 770 6941 or e-mail julia@wideopenspaces.co.za

 “How one encounters reality is a choice”  Martin Heidegger

29 – 31 January 2019
1 – 3 April 2019

Venue:  Old Mutual House, 33 Klaassens Road, Constantia, Cape Town
More info:  https://www.ontologicalcoaching.co.za/coaching-and-leadership-workshop/

Brochure:   http://bit.do/excCa

ContactKaren at 021 532 3291 or email karen@thehumanconnection.co.za

“Perhaps people do not require fixing or repairing”  Alan Sieler

South Africa:  ****  JANUARY 2019 – JULY 2020 **** new date
Accredited Coach Training Program

Ontological Coaching and Leadership focuses on our Way of Being, which is the dynamic interrelationship between three areas of what it means to be human – language, emotions and body.  Way of Being contains our deep-seated perceptions and attitudes and is the underlying driver of behaviour and communication.  Ontological Coaching has a holistic orientation that respectfully generates learning in all three areas of language, emotions and body as the catalyst for substantive and sustainable change.

The ACTP 18-month Certified Ontological Coaching Program offers genuine personal and professional transformation along with building high level coaching and leadership competence.  The approach we use is an excellent combination of breakthrough in-depth thinking, with a respectfully challenging and inspirational learning environment.  It is based on a uniquely powerful body of knowledge that gets to the heart of how people function, learn and change.  It assists coaches, leaders and business consultants to observe and work with individuals, teams, and organizations, and includes developing conversational and relational competence.

“Mastery in life is mastery in dealing with challenges, interruptions and disruptions”  

On completion of this ACTP program you will:

  • Be able to coach to a high level of competence across a wide range of personal, professional and organisational issues.Coach effectively in all areas of language,
  • Have enhanced leadership and management excellence, leading authentically with more influence and impact.
  • Become happier, confident, more fulfilled and at peace within yourself.
  • Masterfully deal with major life issues and challenges.
  • Have a way to effectively self coach for learning and change.
  • Understand how specific linguistic actions shape reality and how they are used effectively in coaching to shift behaviour in individuals, teams, and organisationally.
  • Utilise powerful conversational strategies for dealing with change.
  • Recognise, work with and shift the ways moods and emotions impact on communication, behaviour and performance.
  • Be able to Observe and work with the interconnection between basic moods, body posture and language.
  • Apply the ethics of Ontological Coaching to generate deep trust and rapport in coaching conversations and as a leader.
  • Build your identity as an ontological practitioner and design a clear way forward for yourself beyond the course.

As a graduate of the program, you will also be eligible to become part of an international network of ontological practitioners working as Executive Coaches and Organizational Consultants and experience the benefits of continual professional learning, support and development.

More info:  http://bit.do/exvFq

Contact:      Karen at 021 532 3291 or e-mail karen@thehumanconnection.co.za

Quotes from people who have attended the Ontological Coaching Program:

I had been coaching for 15 years, and yet the value I gained from the 18 month program was profound and transformational. I learned a great deal about my own way of being.  Adding ontological elements to my coaching methodology has deepened my ability to serve my clients and has led to transformational changes in their lives, and mine.  Jenny Hoggarth

The Ontological Coaching programme was a deeply personal experience for me, far beyond just a professional accreditation.  It helped me notice the stories I have been living in and gave me practical ways to make changes in my life. It also supported me in shaping my professional offer to the world as a coach, consultant and facilitator.  Marike Groenewald

Learning to become a new observer has opened up new and unimagined ways for me to live my life more happily, effectively and meaningfully. As a coach I believe that I now offer my clients a powerful learning experience which enables them to harness their inner resources, life and work experience – their way of being – to identify and make shifts they desire in order to enhance their quality of life.  Getti Mercorio

Beyond how the programme has deepened my practice as a coach, it has significantly contributed to my skills, awareness and effectiveness as a mediator and facilitator, two other key areas of my professional life. In addition, at a personal level, the programme has given me much greater insight into my own patterns of behaviour, and more importantly, choices I can make that support greater well-being and effectiveness through how I am in my language, emotions and body.   Sharon Wakeford