Marilyn Atkinson, founder of Erickson Coaching International and originator of the Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching model, actively contributed to the emergence and expansion of Solution-Focused Psychology, NLP, and the development of Meta Program Analysis for effective hiring and managerial approaches worldwide. As an Industrial Psychologist she honed solution-focused methods for multiple kinds of corporate engagements, making the tools effective and easy for managers to use.
She was a dedicated follower of Milton Erickson for years and gave his name to Erickson Coaching International. She also had the privilege to work directly with Fritz Perls, creator of Gestalt psychology. For the past ten years she has been developing highly effective and specialized programs (ICF ACTP The Art and Science of Coaching) that have been taught in 33 countries.
A former Registered Organizational Psychologist, Marilyn is an NLP Master Trainer and specialist in Ericksonian Communications. She began developing formal coach training programs in the mid 1990s. Since then she has been helping leading global companies and leaders through Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching methodologies.
Marilyn has written and co-authored nine books, including “The Art & Science of Coaching” Trilogy (Inner Dynamics of Coaching, Step-by-Step Coaching & The Flow of Coaching).
An effective coach needs a truly systemic coaching model that represents the clearest and most wide-ranging understanding of effective choice-building, decision-making, project planning, and implementation. They need to be able to listen through clear distinctions about how a client gets stuck and the ways the client can move ahead again with trailblazing questions. In this session, Marilyn Atkinson will introduce some key methods that an effective Erickson coach will use to assist a 'very stuck' client. This also provides a 'golden key' to working with many kinds of clients who are not just stuck, but perplexed, disorganized, or disheartened about achieving an important goal.
1. Discoveries about the mind and brain: How people tend to get stuck.
2. Discoveries about how people 'release themselves' to see a valid, but formally hidden future potential and start to design it.
3. Discoveries about voice tone shifts that assist the client to visualize new choices.
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