Living in Presence Coaching Course
A Presence-Based Community of Practice
Next LIPCC course retreat dates: January 6-9, and June 16-19, 2014.
Our extraordinary times require leaders that can make bold commitments, stay centered and calm in the midst of intensity, and lead the way toward a more sustainable, harmonious and just world.
We are those leaders, as are those we coach. We are all called to embody contributions relevant to the times in which we live. Please join me in living into the question of how we listen to this calling, and how we respond through extending ourselves, purposefully and authentically, into the world as coaches and as leaders.
The Living in Presence Coaching Course (LIPCC) is a more advanced Presence-Based Coaching course in which a small group of participants works closely with Doug over six months. We use coaching as the vehicle for the personal and collective exploration of commitments, and living into greater aliveness, resilience, and contribution.
The themes of the course are:
- Deepening your understanding and practice of Presence-Based Coaching®. In LIPCC, you will apply coaching tools and practices to on-going coaching relationships and life-long development. Retreats, virtual technologies, small group work and supervision provide a range of structures to support participants. Important new material going well beyond Doug's published writings is included, and the PBC Competency Model provides grounding for rigorous coach self-development..
- Leveraging the interdependence of Doing and Being. We, and our clients, live in multiple commitments that include contribution, self-care, career, and family. These superficially competing dynamics trigger the experience of tension, and they hold the potential of accelerated integration. In LIPCC, we explore the living process of sensing what we care about, and embodying it in thought, body, and action. We become revealed through an unfolding series of commitments that impel us to continually transcend and include our identities in a life-long development process. Coaching, and living in presence, accelerate this natural process for ourselves and for our clients.
- Forging a robust community of practice. A central part of the learning will be the development of a co-creative community of practice whose collective purpose is to support the development of our members. We do this primarily through the practice of Presence-Based Coaching.
The course is designed to integrate a clear structure informed by Doug’s leadership and Presence-Based Coaching approach with a self-organizing and committed community of peers. Successful completion of LIPCC is a requirement for earning certification as a Presence-Based Coach. 75 ICF-approved hours are included.
Because of the evolving nature of the course of study, some elements may change slightly for 2014. The current structure includes:
- An initial peer interview with another participant.
- A four day opening retreat at Bend of Ivy Lodge. This retreat will center on conducting coaching intakes, making initial assessments, establishing coaching outcomes and practices, integrating somatic practices, and launching our Community of Inquiry. Weather permitting, the retreat will include a day of presence work with horses.
- An individual coaching session with Doug after the first retreat, along with availability of support by email and brief phone appointments as needed.
- Two audio reviews of recorded coaching sessions, and two written case studies. You will receive extensive faculty feedback and assessments on your work.
- Five monthly conference calls that include presentations by Doug of new tools, concepts, and moves around Presence-Based Coaching, followed by breakout sessions for exercises, demonstrations, group discussion and/or live coaching. Topics include working with breakdowns, generating commitment, and working somatically by phone.
- One mid-course community virtual conference to practice accountability to coaching outcomes, and to refine coaching approaches mid-stream.
- Six “pod” coaching calls in trios, in which participants coach each other towards their commitment, and receive assessments on their coaching.
- On-going coaching relationships with at least two outside clients on which students receive supervision and feedback through self-assessments, case write-ups and audio reviews.
- A four day closing retreat at Bend of Ivy Lodge, incorporating somatic practices, coaching around commitment, and teaching on Presence-Based Coaching. This retreat will focus on coaching for completion, contextualizing coaching in a life-long evolutionary development process, a final live coaching exam, and completing our Community of Inquiry.
- Reading and additional resources include a community website, audio recordings, and cutting edge audio conferencing technology. Doug's two books are required pre-course reading; additional reading is required.
- Documentation of ICF credentialing credits for those applying for certification or renewal.
- A final, live coaching exam with a live client in front of the class and two assessors, for those interested in certification.
- Optional participation, during LIPCC, in PBC I and/or II retreats, at ridiculously low cost.
Details and Costs
Prerequisites for LIPCC are:
- completion of the full Presence-Based Coaching® Course,
- applying and being accepted, via a process that requests self-assessment around some key capacities required of participants (see application link below),
- reading The Mindful Coach and Presence-Based Coaching before arrival, and
- completion of at least four Presence-Based Coaching conversations with each of two different clients (eight total conversations.)
- Completion of the Mentor Coaching package is recommended but not required.
If you have concerns about meeting any of the prerequisites, please contact Doug. Key dates:
- Application deadline: Oct. 31, 2013
- Deposit deadline: Nov. 15, 2013
- Initial retreat: January 6-9, 2014.
- Final retreat: June 16-19, 2014.
- Conference calls for the entire course and Mid-Course Conference will be scheduled at the initial retreat; pod calls will be arranged by members.
A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. The community will be strictly limited to 15 participants, plus faculty. Applications will be reviewed in the order received.
Cost is $3,950 with full prepayment by December 15. A bi-monthly payment plan is available for a $300 surcharge. Cost includes tuition, materials, horse work, conference calls, supervision, and coaching with Doug. Not included are required or recommended books, lodging and meals packages for retreats, and long-distance phone charges.
To apply for LIPCC, please download the , complete it, and e to Doug by October 31. Applying early puts you on our screens as a committed on-going student, and gives you priority for other courses and events. We will respond to you promptly. If you are accepted, you will be sent registration information, and you may pay your deposit via credit card or by check.