Roanoke -Exploring the Bias in Coaching

  • 05/10/2019
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Riverside III 2D


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May 10, 2019

Location: Riverside III 2D

Presenter: Jennifer Havens

Program Title: Exploring the Bias in Coaching

Description: Exploring Our Bias in Coaching

As a coach, our role is to serve as a vessel and thought partner in the creative exchange and path of our clients’ achievement. As with any partnership, our beliefs, values, and cycle of socialization play a role in our interactions, regardless of intent. In this session, we will explore our implicit associations and bias’s roles in coaching. We will examine our own journeys and triggers that require deliberate management and cleansing as we interact with clients. As it relates to the ICF Core Competencies, here are our expected outcomes during our discussion:

Setting the Foundation

We will explore our own behaviors, as relates to our bias and the ICF Code of Ethics

Discuss how we manage relaying bias in the coaching agreement, based on assumptions and projections

Co-Creating the Relationship

Recognize the role of bias in establishing trust and intimacy with the client

Seek full self-awareness in how we access intuition versus stereotype

Communicate Effectively

Let go of our judgments of client’s perspectives and stories while actively listening

Gain tools to communicate directly without fear of a perceived client bias

Facilitating Learning and Results

Discuss the difference between creating client awareness from a global perspective versus our perspective

Explore how our bias can impact facilitating a results-driven client engagement

Prior to our time together, please chose one or more assessments from Harvard’s Project Implicit, as a tool for building your own awareness of implicit associations. This validated tool helps us discover where we may have implicit associations that play a role in our coaching abilities.

Event Title: Exploring Our Bias in Coaching Speaker: Jennifer Havens
Event Date: 5/10/2019

You may issue approval to each attendee for the following hours:

Core Competencies


Resource Development*


ICF Virginia Charter Chapter


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