Explore the art and science of transformative coaching through a combination of short-form lectures, mini-courses, and watching actual transformative coaching sessions filmed in real-time!
While traditional coaching helps people with performance and results, transformative coaching boosts productivity, creativity, and impact while changing people’s entire experience of life. We all naturally get more out of ourselves and our lives when we gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how the mind really works.
All of the videos and audios in this section are designed to support you in developing your own impact as a coach while highlighting some of the differences between the transformative approach and other modalities of coaching. The goal is not to “be like me” or any of the coaches you will have the opportunity to watch working with clients; it’s to see for yourself at a deeper level that we can really trust the real-time responsive intelligence and capacity for insight in ourselves to unleash those same capacities in our clients.
The Art and Science of Coaching
What’s our Job: The Art and Science of Coaching (9min)
Michael discusses what our job is as a coach and hits on the difference between coaching and therapy.
Do the art and the science become indistinguishable? (4min)
Michael is asked the question: Do the art and the science become indistinguishable?
How do we know how we are doing as coaches? (7min)
Are they seeing new and fresh? Are they getting quiet? How is our connection with them?
The Two Parts of Our Job as a Coach (33min)
There are only two parts to this job:
1) Knowing where to point.
2) Getting clients to look where you are pointing.
Comfort in the Unknown (7min)
George Pransky shares what he sees as the biggest mistake we can make when working with clients: filling in the blanks.
A Direction to Point (7min)
George Pransky: Sharing the Principles is not about content, it is pointing people in a direction.
The Difference Between Pointing and the Point (5min)
The clearer you are about why we are having this conversation, the more ways you’ll find to point that are appropriate to the moment.
The Difference Between the What and The How (2min)
Jack Pransky: There are no answers in the how. Only seeing more deeply in the what, to the way it works. That is what helps people.
Soul to Soul (5min)
Elsie Spittle- If you speak ‘soul to soul’ and connect with the feeling, the content does not matter.
What do you see about pushing and challenging clients? (6min)
Michael answers the question: “What do you see about pushing and challenging clients?”
How do we know where to point clients? (6min)
Michael Explores: How do we know where to point clients?
Permission and Agreements
George Pransky discusses the importance of getting permission, both with a single client and with groups.
Linda Pransky on Getting a Contract with Clients (2min)
What does your client want help with? Are you on the same page as your client?
Michael on Agreements (14min)
If you have fixed means, you’ll have variable outcomes If you have a fixed outcome, you can have variable means (this is what we are after).
Our Entire World Functions by Agreement (6min)
An agreement is not a thing you have to do, it is how the world works.
Coaching Outside of an Agreement Versus Introducing Possibility (3min)
Relying on context: Clients are here for a reason. If you share what you see for them and share what you think possible and they are up for it: then you have permission.
Linda Pransky 2019 (1hour 27min)
Linda coaching an executive.
Coaching Session: 55 minutes; Q&A: 32 minutes
Aaron Turner 2017 (1hour 27min)
Aaron coaching an entrepreneur.
Coaching Session: 1 hour; Q&A: 26 minutes
Barb Patterson 2018 (1hour 29min)
Barb Coaching a young salesman.
Coaching Session: 48 minutes; Q&A: 39 minutes