Know thy body! Integrative presence: A needs exchange through somatic responsiveness in dialogue

Foredragsrækken "Coaching - forskning og praksis"

Tünde Erdös og Claire Venetsanakou

Tünde Erdös

Tünde Erdös, PhD (Vrije Unversiteit Amsterdam), MSc. in Executive Coaching (Ashridge Institute), ICF MCC, EMCC Senior Practitioner. Her guiding principle is FAIRness: Flexibility, Accountability, Integrity, and Reliability. Tünde’s FAIRness approach reflects her dedication to use a meta-lens that covers complex cultural and organizational contexts. Her area of expertise is presence both in coaching and leadership, as she is aware that leadership is coaching and coaching is leadership. Tünde has authored two books and published in academic journals as well as in non-academic magazines. She teaches at HEC University in Paris and her inspiration is to encourage coaches and leadership to base their practice harmoniously on professional wisdom and empirical evidence.

Claire VenetsanakouClaire Venetsanakou, Organizational Psychologist, Learning & Development consultant and Coach. As an Organizational Psychologist, Claire has coached workforce as well as designed and implemented performance-related measures including experiential learning programs in various industries. Claire’s leadership roles share one common quality: human development. She is inspired to mindfully deliver meaningful impact on our fellow humans and humanity while enjoying to go beyond what seems possible, as she knows that behaviour influences. Claire has designed a framework philosophy for her practice called “W.E.L.L. in Harmony™“. After managing the Hellenic coach-coachee participation in the research project on coaching presence, Claire is partnering with Tünde Erdös to create a research-based training program on presence.

Presence is defined as the capacity to spontaneously respond to others’ needs any given moment. This capacity shows in your body before you even utter a word. The body comes before the brain. What is your joy, shame, sweat, pride, or even taboo around presence?

Introduktion til foredraget 

    We all tend to have a default setting – a golden shadow - about everything: money, love, work, and presence, which limits our potential to have healthy relationships. People disconnect from us. While we think we are present, most of the time we have too much or not enough of it. The result is our presence-less-ness as we miss to see what is relevant in our interactions any given moment.

    In this workshop, we will explore two obstacles to presence in coaching as a growth intervention.

    We will reflect

    a) the consequences of both our presence-less-ness in our default setting, and

    b) our presence-ness integrating the I, the Other, and the We in coaching.

    Our approach is based on a recently conducted large-scale international coaching research that investigated 184 coach-client pairs in video-taped sessions to reveal that presence is expressed in how we respond somatically to each other. So, know thy body to be present any given moment.

    This workshop offers a low-to-medium level of interaction to ensure that through our joint experiential presence we can smoothly reflect the two key findings of the research for our practice.

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    Yderligere information Reinhard Stelter, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Copenhagen, Institut for Idræt og Ernæring, Københavns Universitet.

    Forelæsningsrækken har til formål at bygge bro mellem forskning og praksis inden for coaching og samtidigt forankre coachingpraksisser i forskningsdiskursen. Intentionen er at give ord til forskere, der belyser coaching i en erhvervs-, sundheds eller sportsrelateret sammenhæng. Coaching Psychology Unit University of Copenhagen blev etableret for at igangsætte og koordinere tværfaglig forskning, samt uddannelse og formidling inden for coaching.