About the 2-day course Provocative Coaching
The beauty of Provocative Coaching is its simplicity. Founding father Frank Farrelly ‘just did what he thought and felt’. As a provocative coach you are your honest and crazy self in contact with the coachee and you use your absurdity, weirdness, intuition and underlying wisdom. With all your senses tuned into your coachee, you let your inner jester do the rest. It sounds easy, but at the same time it is the most complicated coaching approach of all. It requires a developed insight in yourself and the capacity of not taking yourself too seriously. Forget admiration en professionalism. Welcome drama, humor, challenge and playfulness. And acceptance of what is, what was and what will be. You use what happens in the moment, in the personal contact with your coachee, as a coaching tool. Mindful and present, profound and light.
What is the purpose of the course?
The course provides a general introduction to this unconventional and extremely effective way of coaching. After the 2-day course you will know what seriously playful coaching could mean to you and to your coachees.
What will you learn in the course?
After this course you will be able to use yourself as an instrument, including your shadows and shames. You will know how and when to use paradoxical, surprising, challenging and confusing interventions. Also, you will know how to play with the relationship proposals of your client.
For whom is the course intended?
This course is meant for professional coaches and counsellors with quite some work and life experience, who have a substantial sense of humor and a flexible mind.
Structure of the course
Day 1: Provocative Coaching
- Background and historical context of Provocative Coaching
- The attitude of the challenger
- Ten provocative interventions
Day 2: Playing in and with the relationship
- Dramatizing (in) the coach/coachee relationship
- Playing with projections and coachee stereotypes
- Paradoxical reactions to relationship proposals
|Group size:||10 to 16 participants|
|Study load:||16 hours|
|Programme type:||Classroom course|
|Diploma:||Students will receive a certificate of participation when a positive trainer’s assessment has been obtained, the minimum attendance rule of 80% has been met and all course fees have fully been paid.|
|Start June and November 2021:||Total amount € 500,-.|
All amounts include the study syllabus and examination costs. Literature/books and potential resits of exams (€ 100,- per exam) are excluded.
Academie voor Coaching en Counselling is registered with the CRKBO, which means that our training courses are exempt from BTW (Dutch VAT).
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The classroom course will start when a minimum of 10 students have enrolled and will be considered full with 16 participants. As soon as we have sufficient applicants (at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the course) we will confirm the start. In case of too little students, or if a course is full, we will always try to find a solution, for example by postponing the start date a little or by creating a new group (if possible).
Students are required to attend at least 80% of classes.