Learn to cultivate professional presence through mindfulness in this one-hour interview with Doug Silsbee, master teacher and author of The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Helping People Grow. In this interview, we emphasize practical strategies for recognizing and working with the attachments that pull us away from being fully present and in service to our groups. Questions discussed include:
- What does mindfulness mean to me as a facilitator?
- What mental habits create conflicts of interest?
- How do mental habits subvert the work that I do?
- How does professional presence benefit me as a facilitator/coach?
- How does my professional presence benefit my clients?
- How can I recognize when I’m attached, or in the grip of a habit?
- What practical tools can help me name and work with the habits that pull us off center?
- How can I integrate mindfulness into our own professional development?
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- MP3 recording of interview
- Written notes summarizing the highlights
- Bonuses listed above
About Doug. Doug Silsbee is an executive coach, consultant, and author in Asheville, NC. A master teacher, he has worked with leaders in major corporations, non-profits, small business and government in eleven countries on four continents. He specializes in designing integrated development programs for high-performing executives, managers, and entrepreneurs. A leader in the coaching field, Doug is certified as an Integral Coach by New Ventures West, and as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He is the author of the well-received 2004 book, The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Helping People Grow.
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