Cutting Edge Conversations: Remote or Face-to-Face?

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Whole Foods, Wade Avenue


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Cutting Edge Conversations:

October 29th

Whole Foods Community Room
3540 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607-4048  P: 919.828.5805

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Whole Foods Wade Avenue
Enter through Whole Body Shop and walk straight through to the back.

Remote or Face-to-Face?


This month’s Cutting Edge Conversation focuses on the differences and similarities between coaching face-to-face and coaching via phone or Skype.  The Conversation will feature participants’ reflections on and experiences in various modes of coaching.  Your convener plans to defend the thesis that coaching by phone is the superior model because of the intense listening it encourages.  He will be pleased to hear arguments for the opposing position.


Together we will consider the following issues:


  • How does a coach maintain awareness during a session?  Of what should he or she be aware?
  • How can the coach help the client retain focus?
  • What about technology?  How can a coach be sure it will work?
  • How can a coach decide if a coaching engagement might be more successful in person than on the phone?
  • How can we listen better?

Markers of a profitable conversation will be a deeper understanding of how modes of communication can affect the quality of coaching sessions and more confidence with the use of technology in coaching.

Stephen L. Bowers
Executive Coaching and Mentoring

In his coaching and consulting, Stephen Bowers helps people discover truths about themselves. Through careful listening and precise questioning, he encourages people to make their professional desires and ambitions real through action. Stephen brings profound respect for his clients and for their aspirations to his work. Clients know he can be counted on for support and guidance.


Stephen brings many years of experience as a leader of independent schools and as a teacher. He is deeply interested in how organizations work and how people can influence and improve them. He fully subscribes to Einstein’s idea that “there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of others.”


Stephen holds a certificate in evidence-based coaching from the Fielding Graduate University and is recognized as an Associate Certified Coach by the ICF. 


Please contact Deb Oronzio at or 919.280.5228 if you want to facilitate a CEC event and/or have an idea for topic discussion.  This includes live programs and webinars.  We can serve you best when we know your needs!   Attendance limited to 20.

Cutting Edge conversations are free for members, $10 for non-members. Not a member? Join Us and then register.

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