A Clean ICF coaching session with PCC Coach Ross Nichols

PCC Mentor Coach, Ross Nichols, Yannick's Coaching Lab

I’ve invited ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Coach-Mentor Ross Nichols to be our guest in the coaching Lab so that we can observe a (clean ICF-style) live coaching demonstration followed by a discussion with coach & client and an opportunity to practice & experiment in triads.

The recording of this session and the conversation that followed is available to members of the Coaching Lab: https://bit.ly/CoachingLabMembership

About this Event

Welcome to Yannick’s Coaching Lab!

Every 1st Tuesday of the month we get together to observe a live coaching demo, followed by a debrief and discussion together with the coach and client, and a chance to practice and experiment in triads in breakout rooms afterwards. You’ll get to learn from interesting and experienced practitioners, connect with other coaches and generally have some fun and experiment in a safe and confidential environment.

Your host for the evening

Your host and facilitator is Yannick Jacob, professional coach, trainer and supervisor with over 10 years of experience. Yannick is a published coaching author, teaching faculty at The School of Life and former Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London.

Featured Coach

For November’s Lab we welcome Ross Nichols. I love how Ross includes the shadow in his coaching work and we’ve had many an existential conversation in our days. Ross is also an experienced Coach Mentor and for this Lab I’ve asked him to deliver a clean PCC session so we can talk about it.

About Ross:

After a 26 year career in the Army, Ross Nichols began mentoring business owners and directors for leadership; and coaching professionals for career transition, health and wellness, cancer, emotional intelligence and mindfulness. He is creative and intuitive. His coaching style is Transpersonal, working with values, energy, vitality and spirit. He is drawn to working with his clients’ shadow side, which is where he believes the learning and healing is to be found. He began writing poetry in 2018.

Ross is a member of 5 professional institutes and a contributing author to the IoD publication, The Growing Business Handbook (2015 and 2016 editions) on: coaching and mentoring; leadership for performance; and authentic leadership for growth. He published 2 e-books in 2019: Insights for the Coaching Journey; and Business Start-up Tips for Coaches.

Ross co-founded and leads the Wiltshire Business Mentoring Scheme and is a mentor to undergraduates at Solent University. He has been mentor-coaching other coaches for ICF credentials since 2015. He founded and leads the Salisbury Coaching Circle and is the organiser of Salisbury International Coaching Week, an annual event since 2016. He is a founder member of the Cancer Coaching Community. His purpose is to help others succeed.

About the Lab:

Join us for an inside-look into the inner workings of coaching, find out how and why coaches make certain decisions and how they choose their interventions. You get to witness how the client is experiencing different coaching approaches and we hope you’ll get lots of inspiration for your own coaching practice.

After the fishbowl and discussion you’ll get a chance to work in triads (coach, client, observer) with the other attendees so that you can take your insights and ideas for a spin, experiment with some new tools and techniques or simply practice some coaching and get some valuable feedback on your work from fellow professional or curious lay clients. Talking about coaching in small groups and sharing our learning with the rest of the group afterward will help us all grow our understanding, knowledge and coaching skills.

Plan for the evening (UK timezone)

  • 18:30 Welcome and networking
  • 18:45 Live coaching session
  • 19:30 Debrief & group discussion
  • 20:15 Optional practice sessions in triads/breakout rooms
  • 21:00 Sharing Insights
  • 21:30 Finish

Session recordings – where coach and client give their permission for the session to be used for training purposes (they will have 1 week post-event to veto or request edits), recordings will be made available to members, ticket holders of the event as well as ticket holders of the following event. This also means that by participating in the Q&A and discussion you agree to be recorded.

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This will be held on November 3rd at 6:30 pm (GMT)

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