Presentation on theme: "Don’t Tell Me, Show Me! Helping Clients Thrive with Experiential Learning Jim Knickerbocker, PhD, PCC Intrepid Growth, LLC 831-272-4546."— Presentation transcript:
Don’t Tell Me, Show Me! Helping Clients Thrive with Experiential Learning Jim Knickerbocker, PhD, PCC Intrepid Growth, LLC
OBJECTIVES Understand how experiential learning complements traditional coaching approaches Learn some experiential activities that can enhance a coaching session Plan incorporating experiential activities into coaching practices
ABOUT EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 1 Introduce 2 Experience 3 Practice 4 Reflect
WHY EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING? “Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.” ~ attributed to both Native American & Chinese sources
WANTED For resisting learning from others
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & COACHING Use of Experiential Learning via Coaching may help clients: 1.Understand and remember at a deeper level 2.Build client’s capacity for self-observation and self-correction 3.Who prefer non-auditory learning styles (kinesthetic, visual) 4.Who are intellectually or emotionally well defended against learning from others (e.g., smart people, wounded people)
WHAT IS AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING EXERCISE? FramingDeliveryDebrief Provides contextMust make choicesHarvest learning & Make linkage to life Because participants have free will, you can’t guarantee what will happen
YOUR TURN! 1 Introduce 2 Experience 3 Practice 4 Reflect
HOW DO YOU GET TO CARNEGIE HALL? Practice, Practice, Practice! Get into groups of 3 people Take turns rotating through these roles: Coach – Helper/Observer – Client Follow provided instructions, take turns leading experiential activities from the coach’s perspective Talk, Talk, Talk! Discuss questions in small group, taking notes for large group report out: What was your experience of this activity? What are the opportunities to use experiential activities with your clients? What are the possible barriers or challenges?
HARVEST LEARNING & CONNECT TO LIFE 1 Introduce 2 Experience 3 Practice 4 Reflect
ROLL YOUR OWN To create your own experiential activities for your clients: Identify the desired outcomes or learning Recall how you (or others) learned this experientially Consider what people, places, situations or things might create the conditions for this experience?
THANK YOU! I want to hear your feedback Today’s slides will be available on the GCA website Experiential Activity Kit for Coaches? Want info on an Experiential Activity Kit for Coaches?