Live Webinar

The Dance of Coaching: Unpacking the Implications

September 12, 2024
10:00am to 11:00am ET


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A powerful metaphor for coaching casts it as a co-created “dance in the moment.” At some level, this analogy makes intuitive sense. Yet how much do most coaches really know and understand about dancing, let alone partnered dancing and its myriad dynamics? More importantly, how might a deeper understanding of partnered dancing dynamics unlock new frameworks and options for you, your coaching, and your clients?

In this session, Dr. Jonathan Marion leverages years of experience conducting and publishing ethnographic research on, participating in, photographing, and teaching partnered dance—including competitive ballroom, salsa, and Brazilian zouk—to unpack the ‘coaching as a dance’ metaphor for actionable coaching insights, implications, and practices.

Key Takeaways:

  • Expand your understanding of the ‘coaching as a dance’ metaphor in order to facilitate better partnering with your clients.
  • Develop familiarity with how good “leading” (a) offers a clear invitation and (b) attentively flows with the nuances of the responses given.
  • Understand the implications of partnering theory’s distinctions between support and help for empowering your clients.

Continuing Education Credits:

This webinar is pending CEU approval from The International Coaching Federation (ICF).

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU from the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), EMCC Global, Association for Coaching and Wellcoaches.

In order to receive credit you must attend live and complete a survey after the webinar (emailed the day after the webinar).

Watching a recording will not qualify you for CEUs.

Meet Our Speaker

Jonathan Marion

With a career spanning over 20 years as an award-winning cultural anthropology professor and author focused on issues of performance, embodiment, identity, and gender, Jonathan now dedicates himself to serving as a transformational life coach, consultant, and speaker. His unwavering passion is for supporting clients and audiences to transcend the conventional measures of success to live truly aligned, rewarding, and meaningful lives.