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November CCEU Webinar: Poetry As A Coaching Move

  • 11/17/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation


  • Open to ICF Global members associated with any chapter and the general public
  • Open to ICF GCC Affiliate, Essential and Premier members

Registration is closed

Has a line of poetry ever inspired you? Provided solace? Challenged your thinking? This presentation is designed to offer you an experience of working with a variety of poems (and poets) that you can potentially offer to your clients as a way to invoke, evoke and provoke. You will be provided several poems that are relevant to coaching, given a brief background on the poet, and offered ways that you might incorporate the poem into your coaching. Poetry can open the door to rich coaching conversations that might not otherwise have been possible. This program supports the Core Competencies of creating awareness (7) and facilitating growth (8).

This webinar has been awarded 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs by the International Coaching Federation.

About Barbara Brantham

Barbara Braham, Ph.D., MCC, is an executive/leadership coach who takes a developmental approach to working with leaders and their teams. She served on the faculty of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Certificate program for a dozen years, where she taught a class on stages of development and coaching. She currently facilitates a monthly webinar series for coaches on how poetry can be an effective coaching move. She also leads a year-long Death School which helps people prepare for their dying. An accomplished author, she has written eleven books.

About Chris Wahl

Chris Wahl, MCC, is an executive coach whose clients include C-Suite leaders and their teams, as well as coaches who want to deepen their craft by knowing themselves better. Chris was the founder and creator of the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, where she directed the program for 14 years and continued to teach Team Development as well as Adult Development, all for a total of 20 years. As a certified developmental coach through the Interdevelopmental Institute, and  a certified scorer of the Maturity Assessment Profile, Chris helps coaches and clients understand their personal journey of development and the transitions they may experience. Chris has authored two books, been a podcast interviewer and interviewee, and a frequent speaker at conferences. Most recently, she has partnered with Barbara Braham to offer ICF-certified poetry webinars entitled “Poetry as a Coaching Move."

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