Leveraging Polarities In Coaching

March 23, 2022 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM


Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm (New Mexico / Mountain Time)
11:30am – 1:00pm (Arizona / Pacific Time)
Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Cost: $10 ICFNM Members & Associates / $25 Non-Members

CCEUs: 1 in Core Competencies and 0.5 in Resource Development


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This session will focus on key coaching applications from two recent books:
And, Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity Paradox, and Dilemma, Volume 1 Foundations
by Barry Johnson
And, Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity Paradox, and Dilemma, Volume 2 Applications
by Polarity Practitioners

In this session, participants will gain a clearer sense of how using Polarity Thinking in the Coaching relationship can profoundly impact the quality of Coach and Client outcomes. When a coach sees and understands the critical distinction between “Or-thinking” and “And-thinking,” they can be more effective in their work with clients who, as leaders, are necessarily involved in polarity challenges and opportunities everyday. Coach/Client ability to supplement thinking in or with thinking in and increases the likelihood clients that will attain and sustain their goals and objectives and improve the quality of the Coach/Client partnership.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Develop a basic understanding of key polarity thinking principles.
  2. Apply understanding of polarity principles to a common polarity in the Coaching relationship.
  3. Identify common polarities Coaches encounter in their coaching work with Clients.
  4. Apply the getting unstuck process to support a scenario in which different Clients can become hooked and stuck in the a polarity tension through an over focus on one pole of a polarity.

About Cliff Kayser, PCC
Admired for progressive thinking and expertise in the area of values and dynamics of value polarities, Cliff Kayser has dedicated 25 years to leadership and organizational, executive coaching, and positive social change. Cliff is VP of Polarity Partnerships representing its east coast operations out of Washington, D.C. He is founder/president of XPERIENCE, LLC formed in 2007, which includes “Kayser Ridge,” a retreat and learning center he built in Berkeley Springs, WV.

In 2017 Mr. Kayser founded the non-profit Institute for Polarities of Democracy and in 2018 formed Sixseed, a forward-thinking healthcare coaching/consulting firm. Cliff holds two Masters Degrees from American University; one in Human Resources Management and another in Organizational Development. Upon earning his Organizational Development Master’s Degree, Cliff completed Executive Coaching training from Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Program in 2008 and followed that with a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

He is a 2008 graduate of the 2-year Polarity Mastery program and has served as the dean of that program since 2014. Staying true to his roots, Cliff is a faculty member at American University’s KEY Executive Training Program and has served as a Coaching Fellow for George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organization Well-Being, an ICF accredited program he helped develop in 2016.

In 2019, Cliff received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gestalt Center for Organization & System Institute of Cleveland. Cliff has held internal positions as Vice President of Organizational Development and Training for The National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Senior Organization Development Consultant for The Washington Post, and Corporate Manager of Human Resources and Training at The Washington Post Company. Cliff has practiced Tai Chi for 25 years and frequently integrates this practice into coach and leadership training.

Website: www.PolarityPartnerships.com
Email: cliff@PolarityPartnerships.com


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