Our coaching is influenced by many factors, those we are aware of and those we aren’t. We are generally aware of how our coach training, prior experiences, and unique style influence our coaching choices. However, the “invisible hand” of our conditioned and habituated patterns can significantly affect our coaching in ways we don’t know and can’t see. Further, we can firmly believe that the coaching choices we are making are objective ones because of our conditioning.
When our unconscious narratives and patterns show up in our coaching, they become our coaching blindspots. These blindspots impact our coaching in ways that are not present for and supportive of our coachees. By becoming aware of our patterns and their related narratives, we can ensure that our blindspots don’t get in the way of our coaching effectiveness.
So how might we identify our coaching blindspots?
Role-play! We’ve created this course using coach/coachee role-play and invite you into the coaches’ seat to evaluate your response for possible blindspots.
Join us for this illuminating course to explore common coaching blindspots and identify your responses to them through real coaching scenarios. See new possibilities in yourself and your coaching through this unique and revealing workshop.
Join Us on Wednesdays, January 13, 20, & 27
10:30am - 12:00pm PT | 1:30pm - 3:00pm ET.
Who We Are | Our Mission
Learning In Action offers coaches, individuals, teams, and organizations practical tools and methods for enhancing Emotional Intelligence in relationship, real-time. We primarily serve leadership development consultants, executive and life coaches, trainers, educators, and leaders who understand they play a key role in developing individuals and teams to be their best.
Our mission is to heal the divide within and between others, and we accomplish this with our assessment tools, publications, and consulting / training programs.
After all, healing the divide starts within ourselves so we can go out and support transformative change in others.
Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action (LIA), a company committed to healing the divide within and between people. We believe we can become divided from our divine essence (and similarly divided from others) in ways we don’t know and can’t see. We aim to heal the divide by cultivating loving awareness for ourselves, others and the world.
Alison is an authority in Emotional and Relational Intelligence, a Professional Certified Coach, a Master EQ Practitioner, a Certified Narrative Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness teacher. She has thousands of hours of experience coaching entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business owners and is certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher, a TEDx speaker, and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer.
Join us for this face-to-face, experiential training to support your coaching, yourself, and your clients.
Join us on Wednesday, January 13, 20, & 27 from 10:30am - 12:00pm PST | 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Session 1 - Catching a Glimpse of What We Can’t See: Top Three Blindspots
Wednesday, January 13
In this introductory session, we’ll reveal how to map out the coaching space by explaining how your coaching blindspots impact your choices as a coach. We’ll also explore how your blindspots are unique to you and how you can tend not to see them. We’ll dive into what role your emotions play and how you lean related to your thoughts, wants, and feelings.
Session 2 - The Coach as Instrument: How and Why our Blindspots Impact Our Coaching
Wednesday, January 20
In our 2nd session, we’ll talk about what it means to use ourselves as the coaching instrument and how our humanity can significantly impact our effectiveness. We’ll deeply define blindspots, discussing how they form, why they exist, why we can’t see them, and their inevitable impacts. We’ll highlight where blindspots show up in your coaching and what the most common ones have proven to be.
Session 3 - Coaching Blindspots: Where to Look
Wednesday, January 27
In our last session, we’ll define your internal experience’s dimensions by pinpointing where blindspots tend to live, reflecting on your unique patterning, and exploring the unique ways we’ve each learned to protect ourselves in relationship. Through real coaching demonstrations, you’ll have an opportunity to identify what blindspots you see with this new lens.