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Turning the Kaleidoscope: Discovering the Hidden Gems in Your Clients’ Stories with Dr. David Drake

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • DoubleTree Hotel - 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland


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Turning the Kaleidoscope: Discovering the Hidden Gems in Your Clients’ Stories

Presented by: 

Dr. David Drake, founder of Narrative Coaching 

We are taught in coaching to ask powerful questions. Yet, coaches often miss golden opportunities because they are basing their questions on their own formulations not the client’s actual stories.

This highly experiential session will draw from David’s pioneering work in narrative coaching to show you what you may be missing. 

The session builds on his Narrative Diamond™ framework to give you a more holistic structure through which to observe what is happening in a coaching session and in your clients’ stories. When you can see more fully what is present as clients tell their stories, you are more able to help them to get to the crux of their issues sooner. They also gain better insights on where to focus their attention to bring about the resolution they are seeking.

Using live coaching sessions, you will learn eight perspectives from which to ask questions in coaching that will significantly deepen your inquiry beyond what you thought possible. In the process, you will learn how to discover the hidden gems that are already present in client’s stories. You will learn what can open up in clients’ mindsets and narratives when you invite them to see their situation from new perspectives. 

The session is an example of serious play—a cornerstone of the narrative coaching process—in which we play with the narrative elements that are present in coaching in service of addressing their often serious issues. Come join us for a taste of narrative coaching and the opportunity to deepen your inquiry, your practice and the results your clients can get.

Don't miss this powerful session, where you will:

  • Learn to be more still and use silence in sessions to sharpen your acuity about what is happening

  • Learn eight perspectives through which to listen to client stories and from which to ask deeper questions that get to the crux of their issues

  • Learn how to inquire into clients’ experiences not so much about them.

If you are not able to attend the event a recording will be available for registered participants after the session.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time 

Register at the Oregon ICF Chapter Website:

Cost:  $25 for basic members & ICF sister chapters, FREE for Gold Members, $15 for students and $30 for guests.

Earn 1.5 Core Competency Credits

David B Drake, PhD


David is the founder of the field of narrative coaching and the Founder/CEO of Moment Institute. He has taught this work to practitioners in over 20 countries, and he continues to develop innovative methods for facilitating transformative change using people’s own stories. David has worked with over 70 organizations on coaching and change, including Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, PwC, Westpac, and many public sector organizations. He brings a compassionate presence, a keen mind and an insightful artistry to working with people.

David is a Fellow and Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. He earned his PhD in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University. David is the author of over 50 publications, including as lead editor of The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (2008), co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Coaching (2016), and author of Narrative Coaching: The Definitive Guide to Bringing New Stories to Life (2nd ed) (2018).

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