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SEPTEMBER Monthly Meeting "Playing With the Power of Metaphors in Coaching"

  • 09/22/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Online Meeting


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September Monthly Meeting

Playing With the Power of
Metaphors in Coaching

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Metaphors are all around us; they flow through the daily rhythm of our conversations. Unless they are wildly obvious, we may miss them. Join this fun webinar and learn to play with the power of visual language. 

John Geary said, “Whenever we describe anything abstract: ideas, feelings, thoughts, emotions, concepts, we instinctively resort to metaphors”

Discover the neuroscience of metaphors. Metaphors light up the brain of the person who uses them and they can be used to create outcomes, give clarity of distance, as well as support deep transformation.

Human beings do not use metaphors accidentally. Metaphors that your clients bring forward have the power to unlock their awareness. Learning to use the metaphors that your clients bring to the conversation is far more powerful than scripting your metaphors into the coaching conversation. Metaphors are vivid doorways into who your clients are being, their deeply held beliefs, their vision of themselves, and their sense of what they want. This awareness can give you a powerful tool to get curious with greater ease. 

Key Takeaways

  1. The differences between Metaphors and Similes.
  2. Neuroscience + Metaphors. How metaphors impact our neural wiring and how to pay attention to the embodied metaphor as a tool.
  3. The need for Embodied Learning for Sustainable changes.
  4. The power of using metaphors in coaching conversation to create greater awareness, anchor insights, as well as using them to create agreements and move from topic to success measures.
  5. How metaphors weave through the ICF Core Competencies.
Please bring all your ideas, dilemmas, and questions to share with Lyssa, and among the group of coaching professionals.  Thank you.

Approval by ICF for 1.5 CCEUs.

Core Competencies:
Establishes and Maintains Agreements, Cultivates Trust and Safety, Maintains Presence, Listens Actively, Evokes Awareness, and Facilitates Client Growth. 

Our Speaker
Lyssa deHart


Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, author of StoryJacking: Change Your Dialogue, Transform Your Life, is a Leadership Confidence and Whole Life Coach. Lyssa works with confidence challenged high achievers who are ready to rewrite the internal narratives that slow them down. Her clients include executives, senior leadership, and managers at organizations such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, the US Military, as well as with creative writers, actors, and artists.

Lyssa is also an ICF Certified Mentor Coach and course leader with inviteCHANGE. She uses her understanding of the ICF Core Competencies, combined with her knowledge of Neuroscience, to work with Professional Coaches.

What fires her up is working with smart people to trust their brilliance and develop the courage and confidence to believe in themselves and the work that is their purpose.

Be well and stay safe! 


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