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Improvisation for Coaches - Practical Application Workshop

March 08, 2019
1:30 PM CST - 4:30 PM CST
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Ankura Consulting - Engine
2963 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204


Presented by Carrie Spaulding, PCC

Like all humans, we coaches are creatures of habit, subject to our own filters, learning, egos, and blind spots. How can coaching professionals—from the newest to the most seasoned—step out of our default patterns and comfort zones to truly dance in the moment? In this highly experiential workshop, coaches will learn the basic rules and skills of improvisation, developing core competencies in an entirely new way. By letting go of control and engaging in true collaboration, coaches will experience greater freedom, creativity, listening, presence, power, and willingness to take risks and go deeper into the unknown. Coaches will walk away with enhanced skills, a greater awareness of their personal blind spots and growth opportunities, and a toolkit of exercises to use for their own continued development and with clients.

This session addresses the following components of the Active Listening and Coaching Presence ICF Core Competencies: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase Coaching Presence and Active Listening competencies and confidence

  • Discover personal “blind spots” or growth opportunities within those competencies

  • Practice with and retain a toolkit that can be used for continued development and for direct use with clients


  • Teaching of core improvisation rules and concepts and their alignment with competencies

  • A series of facilitated full-participation skill-building and discoverycatalyzing improvisational exercises and games

  • Discussion to unpack the learning and application of each exercise


Carrie Spaulding is a Professional Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation and a professional improviser with 17 years of experience performing, teaching, and directing improvisation professionally. With her dynamic, engaging spirit, Carrie facilitates powerful group trainings and events. Workshops come alive as Carrie, a former educator, helps organizations, teams, and individuals achieve their professional and personal goals with her creative, experiential, and outside-the-box  approach. Carrie leads seminars with warmth, passion, and humor, and leaves participants armed with improved skills, new tools and strategies, and a feeling that  professional development was never this much fun! In her private coaching, Carrie specializes in helping thirtysomethings break through Thirtysomething Panic and create the careers, relationships, and lives they want. Carrie brings a host of tools and a breadth and depth of experience to her practice, and continually draws from her improvisation, performance, and education backgrounds to enhance her coaching presence and impact.

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Approved for 2 Core Compentencies Credits and 1 Resource Development Credit

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$135.00 Non-Member Ticket
$145.00 after 12:00 am March 1
$115.00 Earlybird rate before February 28

$115.00 Member Ticket
$125.00 after 12:00 am March 1
$95.00 Earlybird rate before February 28