Narrative Coaching

A Message from the Founder

Dr. David Drake


Over 5,000 coaches in 40 countries are part of our global NC community. We are proud of the diversity in our community and the ways in which practitioners have adapted this work to their culture, language and client base. It speaks to the deeply human approach we take to help clients bring new stories to life.

The Narrative Coaching alumni program will launch in September to support the advancement of this work and the mastery of its practitioners. We hope you will join us to stay connected and practice with your peers to continue your growth. The world needs us now more than ever.

If you are looking for a way to build on this work and take it to the next level — have a look at our new online program, The Beyond Coaching Experience™. It is a great introduction to Integrative Development, the provocative and powerful body of work that underpins Narrative Coaching and can be used by practitioners to expand how they work.

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What Is Narrative Coaching?

“Narrative coaching is a mindful, experiential, and holistic approach that helps people get to the crux of their issues and shift their stories about themselves, others, and life itself to create new possibilities and new results.”  –  DAVID DRAKE

Narrative Coaching is guided by six principles:

  • Trust that everything you need is right in front of you.
  • Be fully present to what IS without judgment.
  • Speak only when you can improve on silence.
  • Focus on generating experiences not explanations.
  • Work directly with the narrative elements in the field.
  • Stand at the threshold when a new story is emerging.
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A place to start . . .

Narrative Coaching, 2nd Edition

by David B. Drake, PhD

The book is the definitive guide to working with people's stories in transformative ways. It is timely in an era when our clients are grappling to create new narratives that enable them — and those they care about — to more fully cope, connect, create and contribute.

The second edition has been revised from start to finish to include all of Dr Drake's latest work and offer more examples and resources.

“What an astonishing achievement and a potent contribution to the field of human development!” – David Hutchens


Our global Alumni Program starts in September 2020!

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