Webinar: Coaching with Objects as Tools

March 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Coaching with Objects as Tools

Speaker: Penny Gundry, PCC

1 Core Competency CCEU

We rely so much on verbal communication in coaching, yet many of us struggle to put together well-formed sentences. And despite having around 50,000 thoughts per day, the majority of them are just a rehash of what we thought the day before. 

As coaches, we can foster an environment for our clients to create awareness and come up with new ideas!  Offering our clients items to map out their thoughts allows them to express things differently. Scientists tell us the brain continually adjusts and reorganises itself.  Coaching with objects helps the brain forge new pathways as clients consider things spatially, actively manoeuvring objects until everything seems to fit together in the ‘right’ way.

In this webinar, we will use a case study and practice example to explore how to use objects with our clients.  By the end of the webinar, participants will have:

  • Greater understanding of the theory behind using objects in coaching
  • Examples of how this has worked for clients that you can replicate
  • Practical take-aways on how to work with clients in new and innovative ways


About our Presenter

Penny Gundry is a Director, Coach, Facilitator, and Trainer at Beadtrail, a coaching organisation in the United Kingdom that helps clients work through the process of problem-solving and finding solutions.  Since leaving her post in senior management in 2005, Penny has worked with a variety of organisations in Ireland, the UK, and West Africa. She is particularly interested in how we can develop new neural pathways for problem solving to gain clarity and insight.  Over the years she has collected hundreds of beads, buttons, and stones that she has developed into a creative problem-solving process called the BeadTrail® to use with clients both individually and in teams.

Before becoming a coach and trainer, Penny was Principal of the College of Progressive Education with over 3,000 students nationwide in Ireland. She also worked in senior management in two organisations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, where she was involved in a number of conflict resolution programmes facilitating the Peace Process.

Penny has a Masters in Management and Organisation Studies from Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, a Certificate and Diploma in Coaching from Coaching Development, and a Certificate in Family Therapy from the Clanwilliam Institute. 


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