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March 4th - ATD GTC Coaching Community of Practice - Trust the Process: What really happens when we shift from rescuing clients to releasing responsibility

  • 04 March 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina


  • Members may attend free and can invite one guest free of charge.
  • Non-members may attend all meetings for a nominal charge.

Registration is closed

ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice

Trust the Process:  What really happens when we shift from rescuing clients to releasing responsibility.

Most of us would deny we ever rescued a client.  We faithfully recite the statement, “We believe our clients are resourceful and they have the answers inside of them.”  However, when the stakes are high, we are tempted to step in and expand awareness for them.  We think we are simply helping by sharing a story, providing a bit of information, or suggesting alternatives in hopes that our efforts wake people up to better outcomes or solutions.  The reality is the opposite often happens. When we step in, we take away their opportunity to discern what is important, discover their path forward and develop self-efficacy and resiliency. This keeps them playing small in the world and limited to the information we imparted on them rather than them stumbling and learning from each experience. In addition, it greys the lines of coaching impacting our personal credibility as well as the validity of the entire field.


  • Understand the possible negative effect a coach can have on a client when s/he influences the session vs. trusting the person and the process.
  • Further develop coaching skills to expand perspective for the client without having to insert personal perspective or guidance
  • Re-engage and further believe in the power of coaching
Our Presenter:

Jennie Antolak is co-founder and President of Learning Journeys, a coaching certification institute committed to protecting the standards, ethics, and credibility of coaching throughout the world. At Learning Journeys, she co-developed and teaches their practitioner level certification (ACTP approved), mastery level certification, and narrative coaching certification.  With her trusted partner, her mother Ruthie, Jennie also co-wrote a narrative coaching book and development numerous coaching tools and resources.


This event is free to ATD members. 

ATD members may bring one guest at no charge.

Registration fee for non-members is $10 and must be paid through online registration.


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