I was certified coach in 2011 through Relational Dynamics 1st supported by PANDA Performing Arts Network & Development Agency in Manchester. I have coached individuals and delivered talks about coaching for larger groups at both NSCD and students at University of Leeds.
What is coaching?
Coaching, with a professional coach, is the practice of supporting an individual, referred to as a coachee or client, through the process of achieving a specific personal or professional result. The structure and methodologies of coaching are numerous but are predominantly facilitating in style; that is to say that the coach mainly asks questions and challenges the coachee to find answers from within based on their values, preferences and unique perspective. Talking to your coach this way will reveal how you view things, how you are inspired, and what issues might be blocking your progress and you'll begin to see and think through things in a clearer and more balanced way. Powerful questioning will help you and your coach develop the right exercises and action plans to help you achieve your goals.
I use these tools from coaching in my performance work to develop ideas in a creative process. Coaching is a fundamental principle when I teach yoga as it helps to facilitate a space where students can take responsibility for themselves.
Liz Lerman CRP
I am trained in facilitating Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process (CRP) is a feedback system based on the principle that the best possible outcome from a response session is for the maker to want to go back to work. Whether returning to the studio, the desk, the kitchen, or the laboratory, CRP gives tools both to people who are making work and people who are responding to that work.
Critical Response Process (CRP) is a facilitated, four-step method for giving and getting feedback on work in progress. Employed by artists, educators, and institutions around the world, it emphasises the values of dialogue, inquiry, and discovery to afford makers an active role in the critique of their own work. It mirrors effective coaching by challenging makers to integrate thought and action, make their own discoveries, and find their own solutions.
If you are interested in the process and want to discuss it with me please contact me for a no obligation talk.
See Liz Lerman's website for more information about the process.