Over the past decade, I’ve written a lot about what creates mastery in coaches and how a narrative approach enriches that process. A key piece of that work was identifying four eras of professional practice, the last of which coaching represented as the first post-professional practice. I have continued to teach coaching and leadership around the world using this frame.
SO, WHAT IS A POSTPROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER?
They are more interested in:
Sound like you?
I initially write a lot about the four types of knowledge and the four roles related to evidence, but in recent years my attention has been on the need for artistry that is often overlooked. As post-professionals, our aim is to become master craftspeople who can adapt, as necessary, the mediums through which we deliver our work.
In developing our new retreat and mastermind, I recognized that many of us have plenty of knowledge and are adept with evidence. What we hunger for are deeper ways of working, greater freedom to draw from a wider palette to meet our clients’ needs, and the sense that we are making more of a meaningful impact.
The retreat is a unique opportunity to satisfy your hunger for a better way, tap into your experience, and use your wisdom (and that of others) at full strength. It is about hope not hype. We will dive deeper into some of our core practices and experience some new ones to enable participants to cross their next threshold—and discover what wants to emerge in their practice and life on the other side. You will leave with a greater sense of what is next for you and a greater ability to create real change in real time--in any moment.
The first retreat is in Seattle on September 29-October 1, followed by Amsterdam, New York and Melbourne. You can check it out at http://www.narrativecoaching.com/narrative-coaching-for-practitioners.html.
Hope you see you there. It will be an amazing experience you don’t want to miss!
Dr David Drake is the founder of the field of Narrative Coaching.