Join us on April 20, 2016 at the ICF Toronto Chapter meeting, where we welcome speaker Linda Hochstetler, MSW, RSW.
Topic: Coaching Through Illness, Death, and Dying.
Whether you offer Executive, Business, or Life Coaching, are you surprised how often conversations about illness, death, and dying come up with your clients? Are you not sure how to handle these topics, and usually apply a strategy of just ignoring these bombshells? Health, illness and death are a part of life, and seem to affect everyone, particularly those over the age of 50. Even though you may be hired to address career or workplace issues, at some point your clients are probably bringing in stories about healthcare crises and death, either about themselves, or someone else.
Learn how to handle these topics when they come up in your coaching sessions. Learn to open up space to allow your clients to talk about these experiences through a process called "holding the space." Know when to draw a line and avoid turning the session into grief counselling. Recognize your own comfort level with death and what to do when you feel uncomfortable with what you're hearing. Listen for clues that you need to make a referral somewhere because the client needs to spend more time understanding.
Join us for what is sure to be a lively and inspiring exploration.
Linda is a Certified Executive Coach with ten years of coaching experience, and is a social worker and specialist in end of life issues related to illness, death, dying, and loss.
Read more about Linda HERE.