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Coaching Supervision SIG: Deepening Your Somatic Awareness in Coaching Supervision – Part two

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$10.00 – $32.50


Topic: Deepening Your Somatic Awareness in Coaching Supervision – Part two

Host: Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC, ESIA

Speaker: Dr. Merle McKinley, MCC, MSC

CCE’s: 1.0 Core Competencies / 0.5 Resource Development

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register. Remember to login before registering for the event.



One of the key tenants in coaching supervision is using ‘self as instrument”. This requires the supervisor to develop somatic awareness of their own body sensations and have the ability to articulate this awareness to create curiosity in the other. In supervision, we not only maintain our presence on the client, we also allow our own presence and humanity to come through us as we assist the practitioner to develop and grow.
Sensations of discomfort and pleasure are very similar. It is the narrative about these sensations that produce opening or constriction.

In this session we will explore:
  • What are the places in the body the supervisor is more likely to feel discomfort?
  • What practice will assist the supervisor to develop the ability to tolerate or stay with those sensations long, listening for their wisdom?


About Dr. Merle McKinley, MCC, MSC

Merle blends together her somatic and linguistic expertise to create a coaching experience that is insightful, revealing, and compassionate. Throughout her career, whether it be as a dietitian, business consultant or coach, her deepest desire is that people align to and live the life they envision for themselves, whether it be as an individual, professional coach, or team member. Merle spent 25 years employed by Dr. Fernando Flores. During those years she served on teams responsible for process redesign and implementation. She has coached numerous teams and executives in both the U.S. and Europe.

She began her studies of Somatics in 1995, beginning with Lomi School. She continued her somatic learning/training and became a Master Somatic Coach in 2001. She continues her Somatic development through the practice of Aikido at Two Rock Dojo where she holds the rank of Nidan (2nd-degree black belt). In addition to private practice, Merle is on the educational staff of the Strozzi Institue’s Somatic Coaching Program. She is currently training to become credentialed by the EMCC as a coach supervisor. Learn more about Merle at www.merlemckinley.com or at her ICF approved training courses site www.presenceinaction.org


About Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC, ESIA

Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC, ESIA, is a Master Certified Coach and an Accredited Coaching Supervisor, working for over 30 years, training coaches, and coach supervisors globally. He was the ICF Global President in 2013 and 2014 and received the ICF Circle of Distinction Award for his contribution to the profession.




November 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$10.00 – $32.50
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