What brings a client into a professional relationship with a growth-oriented professional?

Hidden pain often plays an important role underlying your client’s experience. How that pain has been managed contributes to the client’s current experience that they bring to the coaching relationship. When ignored, desired growth outcomes are nearly impossible to sustain. Facilitating contact with, and offering processes for transforming pain is an important value that coaching professionals can offer.

In this session, we will briefly discuss ways that the personality structure’s internal logic and the Inner Triangle of Identity fuel pain and some of the many paradoxes that can either lead to more pain or offer freedom and expansiveness.

Attendees will have the opportunity to actively explore presencebased strategies for acknowledging and working with the pain experienced by their clients, including `conscious cooking,’ and `coaching-to-the paradox,’ as well as become more attuned to their own personal approach to addressing pain and how that has influenced their own growth.

Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD, is the author of Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change, Deep Living (due out in 2011) and founder of the Deep Coaching Institute’s Coach Certification Program , an IEA Accredited School. She is the director of the Enneagram Institute of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roxanne Howe-Murphy


2011 IEA Global Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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