Four Perspectives on Coaching: One Day, Four Great Speakers, £65.

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King's College London

Strand Campus · London WC2R 2LS

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King's College. The Strand. Next to Somerset House.

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Four Perspectives on Coaching:

One Day!

Four Great Speakers!


Windy Dryden. Raj Persaud. Ho Law. Liz Hall.

Dear Members,

I’m thrilled to announce a one-day event for anyone who is interested in coaching, psychology, psychotherapy or personal development.

We have an all-star line-up of four great speakers offering different perspectives on coaching.

Join us for a great day with excellent and eminent speakers, at a low price.

The day will be divided into four sessions with rest breaks and lunch in between, so there will be time to network and chat. It's going to be educational, informative and fun!

Here are our STAR SPEAKERS!

Prof Windy Dryden: Healthy human functioning:How it can inform the work of coaches

Professor Dryden will consider some RE-CBT (Rational Emotive - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) derived views of healthy human functioning that might inform coaching. These include developing psychological flexibility, making realistic appraisals, developing discomfort tolerance also acceptance of self, life and others.

Dr Raj Persaud:The Psychology of Motivation

Coaching often goes wrong because of failure to grasp key motivations of clients. Dr Persaud will be focusing on need to grasp recent insights from the psychology of motivation in order to coach effectively. He will also cover goal clarification and goal conflict.

Dr Ho Law: Narrative Coaching

Narrative coaching enhances well-being and performance through story-telling. It is effective for individual clients or groups within organisational and community settings.

In this seminar Dr Ho Law, Founder of Narrative Coaching in the UK will explain the principles of the narrative approach; and show how to use the techniques to:

Structure a coaching conversation. Help coachees to re-structure their story (based on their lived experience) for positive change. Re-discover the coachee’s self-identity, hidden potential, knowledge and skills. Apply narrative coaching to the group situations: teams, organizations and communities.

Liz Hall: Mindful Coaching

We´re witnessing somewhat of a mindfulness revolution- mindfulness-based therapy is the UK government’s go-to therapy for recurrent depression; school-children are being taught mindfulness through the Mindfulness in Schools Project; employers including Transport for London, the US Army and Google are rolling out mindfulness programmes for employees, and now interest has spread to coaching. But what can mindfulness offer coaches and their clients?

Liz Hall reveals how mindfulness can support you to be a better coach, including enhancing your presence, intuition, creativity and compassion, and how it can help you and your clients in areas including stress management and resilience, and flourishing within ambiguity and complexity.

Our Speakers Biographies

Professor Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.

He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is currently Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Dr Raj Persaud is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked as a Consultant at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley NHS Hospitals in London from[masked], and as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London.

He was also Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA and Institute of Neurology at Queens Square. His training in psychiatry since leaving UCH medical school in1986 was entirely at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals. Unusually for a psychiatrist, he also holds a degree in psychology, obtained with First Class Honours, and 8 other degrees and diplomas including a Masters in Statistics. He was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Research Prize and Medal as well as The Maudsley Hospital's own Denis Hill Prize, and The Osler Medal. The Royal College of Psychiatrists' recently also awarded him the Morris Markowe Prize.

The Independent on Sunday Newspaper conducted a poll amongst members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Institute of Psychiatry to discover who were the top ten psychiatrists in the UK as rated by fellow psychiatrists. Dr Raj Persaud was the youngest doctor to make it into this esteemed list. The Times Newspaper also recently placed him as one of the Top Twenty Mental Health Gurus in the world.

Dr Ho Law is an international consultant and practitioner psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered occupational psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (Chartered Manager), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and BPS Registered Coaching Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist, and Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor.

Ho has had over 25 years of experience in psychology and management consultancy. He was one of the first equality advisors to the Assistant Permanent Under Secretary of State in the Home Office; he was also the Deputy Chair of the BPS Standing Committee for Promotion of Equal Opportunities. Ho is a founding member and the former Chair of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology; he is also founding director and treasurer of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.

Liz Hall is an award-winning journalist and the editor of Coaching at Work, a Senior Practitioner coach and the author of Mindful Coaching (Kogan Page, 2013). She first presented her research on mindfulness and coaching at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council research conference 2012, is in wide demand to speak on this topic and has run/ is running mindfulness events for organisations including the NHS, i-coach academy, the Open University and the Royal College of Nursing. Liz has been meditating on and off for 30 years and has studied with mindfulness teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh. She is undergoing the Mindfulness Teacher Training at the Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice at Bangor University. She is passionate about how mindfulness practice can be woven into everyday life, helping us be more joyful, resilient, creative and compassionate, and about how it can support transformative coaching. Liz won the Association for Coaching´s Award for Impacting (Leadership/External Focus) in[masked].

City CBT Coaching College will provide a continuing professional development (CPD) letter confirming five hours of CPD.

A note from Phil: If you’ve been a therapist for a while then you will know that most training or CPD events usually cost at least £120.00 - no matter who is presenting. I am delighted that we can do this event presented by world renowned academics and practitioners at the moderate price of £65.00.

King’s College Saturday 7th September[masked]am – 5.00pm
Please arrive at 9.15am onwards for registration.

Please Note

I am unable to provide refreshments at King’s College - so please bring a bottle of water or drink with you. There are many cafes and shops on The Strand nearby to use in the coffee and lunch breaks.


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