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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.
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