What is Narrative Coaching?
Narrative coaching is a mindful and experiential approach that helps people make real change in real time using their own stories. It draws on Dr Drake's doctoral research and has been taught to over 20,000 coaches and clients around the world.
It is designed for coaches and others who have: (1) outgrown linear models, (2) always worked this way but are looking for more rigor, and/or (3) see the critical need to bring larger narratives into the coaching conversation.
Narrative coaches come alongside clients and their change process to help them discover what they need next. We work deeply in the moment with radical presence because our clients need new experiences not more explanations. As a result, they can accomplish more in sessions and are more prepared to act when they leave.
Features of the program
The Narrative Coaching Program, led by founder Dr David Drake is a unique and profound experience through which you will transform yourself and your practice. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be Certified as a Narrative Coach. The program includes live webinars, powerful assignments, personalized learning, mastermind groups and nine modules. We offer each session two times on the same day to accommodate our global community in all time zones. You may elect to join either or both sessions.
Module 1 — Opening yourself to coaching as a deeply human process
Module 2 — Using the Narrative Coaching model and process
Module 3 — Developing mindful coaching relationships
Module 4 — Holding space for clients and change in the field
Module 5 — Working with people's stories in transformative ways
Module 6 — Listening and inquiring with compassion and candor
Module 7 — Creating structures for success with clients
Module 8 — Addressing collective and social narratives in coaching
Module 9 — Integrating this work into your life and practice
We used our own Integrative Development principles to re-design The Narrative Coaching Program. This is reflected in the flow of each module: (1) Learn the essentials; (2) Try them and notice what happens; (3) Meet up to integrate what you learned; and (4) Connect with others to compare notes and anchor your progress.
As a result: You will develop yourself not just your skills. You will be able to put theory into action in a meaningful way from the start. You will experience the work not just learn about the work. You will be able to work with more ease and grace. Your clients will be more able to address the challenges in these times as we all search for new narratives.
2021 NARRATIVE COACHING PROGRAM
The Narrative Coaching Program
- Online mini-retreat and orientation
- Twenty-two 90-minute live webinars
- Behind-the-scenes interviews with David
- Drop-in serious playgrounds to experiment
- Private discussion forum
- Mastermind groups
- Peer support
- 30+ recordings, resources, templates and tools
- Assignments and portfolio
- Thresholds and rituals
- Closing celebration and graduation
- Certification and a certificate for 53 hours
WHAT NEW STORY DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?
STARTS ON JANUARY 13, 2021
Wednesdays (USA time)
Enrollment is now open!
Welcome retreat – January 13
Module 1 – January 27, February 10
Module 2 – February 24, March 10
Module 3 – March 24, April 7
Module 4 – April 21, May 5
Module 5 – May 19, June 2
Bonus session – June 16
Module 6 – June 30, July 14
Module 7 – July 28, August 11
Module 8 – August 25, September 8
Module 9 – September 22, October 6
Bonus session – October 20
Graduation – November 3
Sessions are 90 minutes, 2x per day (your choice)
AM SESSION – 10:00 AM Eastern/NY USA
PM SESSION – 6:00 PM Eastern/NY USA
An extraordinary journey that will enable you to unlock so much more potential for you and your clients!
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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 we are grappling to create new narratives that enable us to more fully cope, connect, create and contribute.
The second edition has been revised from start to finish to include all of David'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