Deepening Your Use of Metaphor in Coaching

October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Description of Program:

An experiential workshop
Metaphor is a really powerful coaching technique that is often underutilized and forgotten if our coaching clients emphasize their need for fast results. Exploring a metaphor takes time and courage but it pays off by both deepening and broadening the client’s awareness and enables them to achieve better and more sustainable results.

We believe that metaphors

  • help clients simplify the complex
  • increase their familiarity and comfort with the unknown
  • help clients verbalize experiences that are difficult to put into words
  • reduce fear by making it easier to relate to the situation at hand

In this program participants will:

  • learn tools and techniques to use metaphors in coaching
  • explore the different meanings, interpretations, of various metaphors
  • apply these metaphors to reflect on themselves, their businesses, etc.

Both beginner and more seasoned coaches are welcome to this program.

Please come with a personal question or challenge with which you would like to practice the use of metaphor.
Expect a highly experiential and reflective two hours.

Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm MT
Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom
Cost: $20 ICFNM Members & Associates / $25 Non-Members
CCEUs: 2 in Core Competencies


Tünde Horváth, MA, MCC
Founder of Gestalt Coaching Center

Tunde’s work as a leadership coach, organizational development consultant, and trainer of coaches, focuses on enhancing self-empowerment, connectedness, and finding true meaning in one’s life. Her passion is working with women leaders to find their voices and bring out their creativity. She has studied both Gestalt therapy and organisational and leadership development. She had the privilige to personally study with Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Edwin Nevis, Sonia Nevis, and Joseph Zinker.
She maintains an international practice from Santa Fe, NM. Partial client list: Microsoft, Prezi, Bayer, Deloitte, Telenor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walton Foundation.

Sara Douglas, MBA, PCC

Sara is an executive coach and consultant delivering individual/team coaching and leadership training in business, public sector, and nonprofit organizations. Informing her approach is 30+ years of leadership experience in the corporate, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit sectors. She especially likes working with managers in technical roles (STEM, finance, insurance), helping them tap into their unique talents to cultivate “soft skills” and presence that are authentic to them and ultimately improve team performance and technical results. Based in Albuquerque, Sara’s clients include a national laboratory, Gap, Inc., University of New Mexico, Air Force Research Laboratory (through Keystone International), and other businesses and nonprofits.