Some feedback from participants to date:
“All of the above-mentioned models remain really supportive to me. For instance network map, which I used in my first session, truly helped my client to identify what his network covers and where he lacks person to access. After sharing this map with him, he showed interest in expansion of his network and which he did.”
“I was pleased to see the positive changes in her company, to be honest I have a great feeling. I didn’t think I could be so helpful for someone but I realized nothing is impossible and if real effort shown everything is possible. What I realized was that success brings self-confidence. I feel I was to build that trust which needs to between a coach and a client.”
“Thank you so much for the very positive feedback. I’m also using these points in my life not just using them for the clients and day by day I’m feeling more positive in life.”
Complexities of working in a fragile setting
The course content was constructed from a variety of well-grounded coaching methodologies and some practice in mindfulness and positive psychology. The clients were able to grasp these methods and concepts. The most significant request from participants concerned how coaching could contribute to amelioration of negative feelings, particularly those relating to starting and sustaining a business in a high-security environment. This was revealed during an online discussion and a webinar as part of their online learning. The response to this formed a thread of inquiry and discussion between participants and tutors for the rest of the course. New skills were included in the course material, particularly more elements of Rogerian principles of “unconditional positive regard” for coaching clients and empathetic coaching responses that would help the client reveal more purposefulness and fluid responses to their business practice.