What does it mean to be a great coach? How can we tell? Top coaching expert, David Drake, has some important insights to share about these questions. He is a 25-year veteran and innovator in the coaching space, and is most known as the founder of narrative coaching. Building on his work with the Mastery Window, David will share why coaching needs sociology not just psychology, why maturity matters as much as mastery, why competencies are more useful at the starting line than at the finish line, and why the tensions between the stakeholders in coaching keeps us stuck. He will introduce The Five Maturities and talk about how they take us beyond competencies. Join us for a rich dialogue and learn strategies you can use to become a better coach.
Dr. David Drake is Founder and CEO of The Moment Institute in Portland, Oregon. He has been a pioneer in the coaching space for 25 years, including as the founder of Narrative Coaching. He has taught this work to over 20,000 practitioners in over 40 countries. His new work, Integrative Development, enables practitioners to help people learn and develop what they need most in the moment.
David has worked with over 70 organizations, including ARM, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, PwC, and key government agencies and leaders in the US and Australia. He has used his innovative approaches to help organizations integrate coaching into how business gets done and transform how they develop their people and their mission. He serves as the Learning & Development Advisor for Ovida, an AI start-up that accelerates the capacity of coaches to get better at what they do.
David earned his PhD in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University in California, and he is a Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. He is He has presented to 25 universities and professional associations around the world, including the opening keynote on using attachment theory to develop leaders for the first International Coaching Psychology Congress in London.
He is the author of 70 publications, including as co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Coaching (2016) and as author of Narrative Coaching: The Definitive Guide to Bringing New Stories to Life (2018). His current writing projects include: an advanced framework for the development of coaching capabilities, and the role of inner and outer development in creating better practitioners for the world we are in.
Find him at The Moment Institute.
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