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The Serious Role of Playfulness in Coaching - Stephanie Wheeler and Teresa Leyman

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Date 25 April 2023
Time 14:00-15:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price £28 +VAT (FREE to Coaching Centre Members)
Venue Online
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What do you understand by ‘playfulness in coaching’? We share research, theory and stories, plus our model of playfulness in coaching with the intention of prompting you to think again. We invite you to be curious about how you and your clients can build the capacity for playfulness and discuss the potential benefits. We’ll consider barriers and risks and look at some of the additional considerations for teams. Join us and spend time exploring what playfulness in coaching might look like and take away ideas to implement in your own coaching practice.

Stephanie Wheeler and Teresa Leyman

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Both Stephanie and Teresa hold an MSc in Coaching for Behavioural Change from Henley and are ICF accredited. Stephanie has published academic articles related to playfulness in coaching, is a LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator and curates the coaching section of the LSP Magazine. Between them, they have experience of hi-tech companies (Teresa) and law (Stephanie), and together they co-coach teams with a focus on creativity and play. They also run workshops and offer 1:1 coaching and mentoring for coaches wishing to infuse more playfulness into their life and practice. Stephanie and Teresa’s book on playfulness in coaching is due to be published by Routledge in early 2023.


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