AC Skills Development Brighton Evening: Nature as dynamic co-partner with Catherine Gorham
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AC Skills Development Brighton Evening: Nature as dynamic co-partner with Catherine Gorham

The Association for Coaching is delighted to offer you the opportunity to participate in our Brighton evening event. This workshop will highlight what we as coaches need to pay particular and different attention to when we work with clients outdoors; offering practical tools for integrating nature into coaching to accelerate our clients’ internal processing and how to ensure psychological containment in an uncontained space. Members £25, Non-Members £40 [ex-VAT]. VAT will be added at checkout.

When: Thursday 13th June 2019
6:30pm for 6:45pm Start - 9:00pm Finish
Where: Jurys Inn
Brighton Waterfront
Kings Rd
Brighton BN1 2GS
United Kingdom

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Catherine Gorham

About this Event:

This will be an AC event with a difference! Many coaches already ‘walk and talk’ with their clients but coaching outdoors is so much more than that. After a brief theoretical explanation of why working in alliance with nature can be so impactful, you will be equipped with some practical tools for holding your clients safely in an open space and inviting nature in - you will then be invited to practise by co-coaching on Brighton beach!

All coaches with a curiosity for bringing nature into their practice are warmly welcomed, whether already working outdoors or not.

In this Event you will:

·        Understand why nature is such a powerful gift for coaches through an introduction to ecotherapy theory

·         Assess when/if it is appropriate to take a client outdoors

·         Use contracting to create psychological safety outdoors

·         Invite nature in to deepen somatic awareness and inquiry – both in yourself and your clients

Speaker Bio

Catherine Gorham, MAC, FCIPD

Catherine is an experienced executive coach, supervisor and consultant in the areas of leadership and complex change with an independent practice based in Sussex. She won the Most Outstanding Leadership Coach UK Award in 2017. Within her broad client portfolio, she is Master Coach for a social work charity where she holds the space for 25 coaches nationwide to bring their best in support of trainee social workers - a system rich with complexity and vulnerability. Catherine has always loved being outdoors and has received specialist ecotherapy training which she now applies to her coaching and supervision practice. She is passionate about sharing her learning with others in this up and coming field and inviting others to do the same.

Price and Special Offers

As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.


AC member: £25 + VAT.

Non AC member: £40+ VAT

Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.

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