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ICF Gulf Coast CCEU Webinar: The Power of Metaphor

January 15, 2020
12:00 PM CST - 1:00 PM CST
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This event is sponsored by ICF Gulf Coast Charter Chapter and is open to the general public.
Registration is handled via Zoom Webinar by the Gulf Coast Charter Chapter.


Presented by: Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC

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. Learn what metaphors and similes are and consider ways to use them with your clients artfully.

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

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. 

Learning Outcomes:

1.     The differences between Metaphors and Similes.

2.     Neuroscience + Metaphors.

3.     The power of using the Metaphors that your clients bring to your coaching conversations.

4.     Practice using actual client conversational prompts to begin to play with crafting powerful questions that get straight to the heart of your clients concerns.

This webinar is approved for 1.0 CCEUs of Core Competencies.


Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC has over 25 years of experience working with individuals, executives, and organizations. She is a whole life coach, working with clients to achieve their goals by focusing on their relationship with themselves and with the stories that they tell themselves. 

Lyssa wrote the bestselling book, StoryJacking: Change Your Inner Dialogue, Transform Your Life, (2017). Lyssa works with individuals to draw on their empowered stories, internal wisdom, and self-awareness. Lyssa creates safe spaces to explore limiting beliefs and the internal narratives that keep people from playing full out in their world. 

“I am a collaborative truth teller and thought partner, who forms deep relationships that support my clients to grow past their limiting narratives so that they can excel at life, love, work, and craft a story worth living.”