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CoachFest: A Season of Change

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Event information
Date 4 - 20 October 2023
Time 9:00-17:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Discounted rate for Coaching Centre Members, please see each event for details
Venue Online
Event types:
Open days Masterclasses Webinars

During October, we’ll be hosting a range of online and in-person events to help you immerse yourself in cutting-edge coaching thinking, research and practice. Each week of CoachFest has a different theme:

  • Week 1 is Coaching for Climate Change
  • Week 2 is Diversity & Inclusion and
  • Week 3 is Wellbeing

Our events for Coaching for Climate Change will prompt you to reflect on your role as a coach in relation to climate change in the environment.

For Diversity & Inclusion, we’ll explore belonging and culture, as well as invite you to sessions designed to equip you with skills to build how you think about D&I as a coach.

Finally, for our Wellbeing theme, we’ll look at a range of coaching approaches for wellbeing, including how to help your clients find the balance between wellbeing and high performance.

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Working Agenda*

Select an event from the list below to find out more information and register you place on each session that is of interest.

*More events will be released over the coming months.

Week 1 - Coaching for Climate Change

Wednesday 4 October 2023 | 09:30 - 13:00 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

What Impact Am I Making... and Who do I Care to Be? With Hetty Einzig

This session will look at how we can use transpersonal coaching in the context of the climate and eco-diversity crisis. What mindset, skills and tools do we need to work effectively in this context?

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Wednesday 4 October 2023 | 14:30 - 15:30 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

Mindfulness, Nature Connection and Climate Consciousness with Hazel Farrer

Can mindfulness and nature connection coaching be part of the solution for the climate emergency? This workshop will share the philosophy of ‘Aware–Care–Share’ and will involve current thinking around climate coaching issues, nature-based mindfulness practices and the research linking mindfulness and climate consciousness.

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Wednesday 4 October 2023 | 15:45 - 17:15 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

What to Do, and How to Be, Once You Know: Thinking, Feeling and Acting Among the Accelerating Polycrisis with Zoe Cohen

We will start to identify the next steps we want to take, professionally and personally, in order to be in service to life in 2023, and beyond.

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Friday 6 October 2023 | 10:00 - 11:00 (GMT) | Webinar

Coaches as Intrinsic Components of the System – Implications for Action with Paul Lawrence

We talk about systems theory as if there were just one way of thinking about systems, whereas there are many ways of thinking about systems.

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Tuesday 10 October 2023 | 10:00 - 17:00 (GMT) | Open Day

Learn all about coaching at Henley, our portfolio of accredited programmes and The Henley Centre for Coaching and its community.

There will be opportunities to meet the Programme Directors and hear from current students and recent alumni.

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Week 2 - Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday 12 October 2023 | 09:30 - 13:00 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

Exploring and Connecting: Reflecting and Integrating through LEGO® Serious Play® with Stephanie Wheeler and Teresa Leyman

You will take part in individual short LEGO® builds, leading to building together in small groups, generating reflection, insight and conversations. You will leave with fresh perspectives and a clearer idea of what changes you want to make going forward. During the session you will hear others’ perspectives and consider the implications for you and your practice.

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Thursday 12 October 2023 | 14:30 - 15:30 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

How Coaching can Rekindle Your Fire After Workplace Bullying and Gaslighting with Professor Claire Collins

We are so much more aware these days of the importance of a positive organisational culture to engage employees i.e. us. To ensure this, it is vital that everyone feels valued and committed to their work. However, there are still too many managers who operate a bullying regime, or who are gaslighting their staff. This can lead to demotivation, reduced performance, and poor mental and physical health.

Coaching offers a good route back to finding resilience, confidence, and renewed enjoyment of work. It can also build strategies to tackle the bullies and improve the overall workplace climate.

This session will explore ways to tackle bullying and gaslighting, and to build strength and confidence to flourish at work.

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Thursday 12 October 2023 | 15:45 - 16:45 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

Moving the Inclusion Dial in the Workplace: Engaging Coaches as Allies with Dr Jummy Okoya

This workshop will focus on your role as a coach and how you can leverage this privilege to help move the dial on inclusion in the workplace. As well as gaining a deeper understanding of your role as an ally, you will:

  • explore the power of privilege and how to use it to promote inclusion
  • be provided with practical approaches to stimulate conversations to address the inclusion challenge in the workplace
  • discuss the role of coaches as allies and how to contribute to promoting an inclusive culture

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Friday 13 October 2023 | 11:00 - 12:00 (GMT) | Webinar

Talent is Everywhere, Coaching Opportunity Isn't with Salma Shah

How do you effectively coach someone whose culture, sexual identity, family background, religious background, social class, or physical or neurological characteristics are very different from yours?

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Week 3 - Wellbeing

Monday 16 October 2023 | 10:00 - 12:00 (GMT) | Webinar

Your Journey to Accreditation with the ICF, AC and EMCC

The aim of this informative session is to provide you with the facts about becoming a professionally accredited coach and/or Mentor. Plus outline the process that you need to follow.

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Wednesday 18 October 2023 | 11:00 - 12:00 (GMT) | Webinar

Challenging Limitations with Chris Moon.

How do we challenge our concept of limitation and the limits we impose on others, often without realising it? This interactive session is about developing practical ways of overcoming adversity.

Chris shares learnings from unique experiences of surviving as a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and being blown up while clearing landmines for a charity in Mozambique.

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Friday 20 October 2023 | 09:45 - 10:00 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

Opening meditation session with Lucy Stone

A guided mindfulness practice to help everyone fully arrive and tune into intentions for the day.

Many of you will know Lucy as author of 'Find Your WOW', speaker, entrepreneur, and the voice behind Meditation Rocks and our 9@9 Meditations.

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Friday 20 October 2023 | 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

Winning Under Pressure: A Neuroscientific Toolkit for Performance with Shayamal Vallabhjee

This session will break down the neuroscience of performance and explain our body’s relationship to stress and the subsequent hormonal fluctuations. We will look at the relationship between the inner game (mind) and the outer game (environment), the neuroscience of habit cultivation, training the brain for flow, and more.

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Friday 20 October 2023 | 14:30 - 15:30 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

Can Coaching Be Therapeutic Without Being Therapy? with Karen Foy and Verity Hannell

Coaching and therapy are different ‘helping by talking’ disciples, with different purposes, principles and assumptions. However, in practice it can be challenging for coaches to make ‘in the moment decisions’ about where coaching ends and therapy begins, especially if the coachee is finding coaching therapeutic and cathartic.

Join Karen Foy and Verity Hannell in this interactive discussion exploring whether coaching can be therapeutic without breaking any professional boundaries.

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Friday 20 October 2023 | 15:45 - 16:45 (GMT) | Greenlands Campus

The High Performance Power of the Adaptive Mindset with Stef Reid and Martin Andreasen

This session will explore the world of High Performance. What does it look like? How do I know if I’m achieving it? And once I’m there, how do I maintain it? Will I have to choose between my performance and my well-being?

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Coaching Centre Team

For more information please contact the Coaching Centre Team:

Telephone: +44 (0)1491 418796