Cutting Edge Conversation: The Brain within Its Groove: Thinking Tools to Get Out of a Rut

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Sheperds Vineyard Dr., Apex 27502
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Sometimes our brain gets in a groove as in “flow” or “the zone.” And sometimes our brain gets in a groove as in “rut.”

Thinking tools can not only help escape that rut, but also explore new territory, gain new perspective, and construct new paths forward.

In this Cutting Edge Conversation, we’ll first note some default thinking modes and their historical context. Then we’ll explore parallel thinking (such as Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats), creative thinking and lateral thinking approaches, and other methods for intentionally changing thinking patterns (such as Martin Seligman’s ABCDE approach in Learned Optimism or Kepner-Tregoe’s decision-making process).

Come to this conversation with examples of thinking tools you use in your coaching practice. When are thinking tools and methodologies indicated for use in coaching? What are the benefits? What are the limitations? How do we help clients become self-sufficient in using different thinking techniques? What’s your favorite tool for getting out of a rut and back in the zone?

ICF Core Competencies addressed: Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication, Creating Awareness, Designing Actions. CCEs approved: 1.5 Core Competencies.

Facilitator: Karin Wiberg, Clear Sight Books

Karin Wiberg serves as a business and book coach, helping clients develop their message, integrate it with their business strategy, and get it into the world. Karin’s clients say her keen observations, strong intuition, and capacity for analyzing and synthesizing information help them produce their best thinking. She holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a business coaching certificate from NCSU, and she’s taken more writing classes than she can count.

Please contact Tracy Jenkins 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.

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