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ICFLA Master Series Teleclass

Client Breakthroughs: Coaching with the Discomfort Zone

with Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC
Wednesday, July 11th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific
CCEs Available: 1.5 CCEs  for Core Competencies

Teleclass is FREE to attend. CCE Certificate is Free to ICFLA Members, or $22.50 for non-Members and guests.


Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCCDo you long to create powerful, breakthrough results with your clients on a consistent basis?

The foundation of masterful coaching depends on two things: presence and courage. In this session, you will learn how to go beyond transactional, results-focused coaching to using transformational, awareness-based, breakthrough coaching where clients see themselves and the world around them in a new way.

First, you will learn what are the most common coaching fears, keeping you from being fully present with your clients. Once you release your fears and barriers, you are better able to help your clients break down their hardened walls of resistance and reveal their blind spots.

Then the session will look at the power of disruption in coaching when amazing mental shifts occur. Dr. Reynolds will show how breakthroughs happen in the brain and how you can use the “discomfort zone” to help your clients create the awareness they need for change.

Finally, Dr. Reynolds will share the latest research on “therapeutic presence” from a neuroscience perspective and teach participants how they can create this phenomenon for themselves in their coaching. The session will include many examples and methods for coaches to use when their clients are stuck or resistant.

Core Competencies covered in this Teleclass:

  • Establishing Trust & Intimacy
  • Coaching Presence
  • Active Listening
  • Powerful Questioning
  • Direct Communication
  • Creating Awareness

The teleclass will teach coaches how to implement “therapeutic presencing techniques” to increase trust and intimacy while deepening their coaching presence. Then the participants will use the skills to more actively listen, ask powerful questions, and use reflective – direct communications with courage and compassion. These skills lead to creating new awareness. The participants will also learn how to ensure the awareness is articulated so the client can determine a way forward at the end of the session.

Attending this session will help take your coaching to the next level of mastery. You will learn how to create what feels like magic in your coaching by activating your presence and courage.

3 Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Deepen your understanding of the difference between transactional and transformational coaching by learning how they differ in the brain.
  2. Discover your personal barriers to transformational coaching.
  3. Learn new methods of using your coaching presence to create new awareness and breakthrough moments in your coaching.

Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC, president of Covisioning LLC, is fascinated by the brain, especially what triggers feelings of connection, commitment, and possibility. She draws on her research as she helps leaders have more effective and meaningful conversations through both executive coaching and her training programs which she has delivered in 38 countries.

Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. She was one of the first members and the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and has returned to the board as a Global Director this year. She is also a past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, the training director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech, and on faculty for the International Coach Academy in Russia and Create China Coaching in China.

Interviews and excerpts from Marcia’s books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Fast Company, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on ABC World News. Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology and she has two master’s degrees in education and communications.  

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