WEBINAR: The Inner Critic - Friend or Foe

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar Via Zoom


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What if your inner critical voice is not mean but worried about you? What if this voice is actually powerless – and not really in the driver’s seat? What if by being with this voice in a new way, change could happen? Understand your inner critic so you can better support your coaching clients in understanding their inner critic.

This webinar will offer:

  • Awareness of how internal criticizing happens for you and your coaching clients
  • Understanding of what drives the Inner Critic
  • Mindfulness tools and language for you and your client to be present and not identified or in discussion with the Inner Critic
  • Steps for being empathic and compassionate with the Inner Critic from a deeper understanding of the process

Facilitator: Elke Ruggaber, ACC, is a native of Germany. Elke and her husband moved to NC in 1992, originally for a one year stay. After raising two sons and establishing her real estate rental business, it was time to look for what might come next in life. In 2013, Elke was introduced to Focusing - a mindfulness process and a learnable skill that allows us to be with our emotions instead of being the emotions. Just like teaching someone to fish instead of giving them a fish, focusing is a skill that will nourish you and others for a lifetime - a gift that keeps on giving. Out of a deep desire to share this gift with others for emotional freedom, Elke is now a Certified Focusing Professional through the International Focusing Institute and also an ICF Certified Coach.

Related ICF Core Competencies for Inner Critic Webinar

B. Co-Creating the Relationship

Coaching Presence - Being fully conscious and creating spontaneous relationships with clients, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident.

C. Communicating Effectively

Active Listening - Ability to focus completely on what the client is saying and is not saying, to understand the meaning of what is said in the context of the client’s desires, and to support client self-expression.

Direct Communication - Communicating effectively during coaching sessions, and using language that has the greatest positive impact on the client.

D. Facilitating Learning and Results

Creating Awareness—Ability to integrate and accurately evaluate multiple sources of information and to make interpretations that help the client to gain awareness and thereby achieve agreed-upon results.

Designing Actions—Ability to create with the client opportunities for ongoing learning, during coaching and in work/life situations, and for taking new actions that will most effectively lead to agreed-upon coaching results.

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