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How The Way We Coach Impacts The Success Of Our Clients / Projects - #AWALSF

Apr 25, 2019 · London, United Kingdom

Being a coach can be challenging. There is no set formula. Sometimes the coach needs to guide the system. Sometimes the coach needs to consciously shape and hold the space of events so the system finds its own way. Coaches need to develop a broad range and an ability to discern, in the moment, how to show up. Being able to dance fluidly between the extremes of the coaching range, depending on the context, the relationship and the emotions in the system, is a craft that we as coaches will never cease to explore and refine.

For the third instalment of our Large Scale Facilitation workshops, we thought that we could explore this topic together :-)


The session will allow us to work with something very personal, explore our own range and raise awareness of the diversity that is out there in the community.

The discussion will reveal the successes and limitations we have experienced from the different stances that we all have occupied as coaches.

It will also allow us to reflect on our own personal development - how we got to where we are today and how we might want to develop.

In short:

Where do we operate along the coaching range?
Where we feel most comfortable - and why?
Where do we see the most desirables outcomes occurring?
How might it help us having a greater awareness of these different ways of being?

These are some of the questions we will be exploring - so if your interest is piqued, you know what to do!


We will explore this topic using the Meta-Skills Wheel, which is one of the great tools in large scale facilitation. In systems coaching, we refer to Meta-Skills as an elevated perspective to access the system and as an intentional stance on how we show up. Being intentional about Meta-Skills strengthens the ability to work with the whole system and navigate the coaching range with fluidity. For this session, our coaches will offer education about Meta-Skills and will use the Meta-Skill Wheel as a large scale facilitation exercise for you to experience.


Be able to consciously navigate through different coaching stances
Explore how to “dance” in these different stances
Learn about Meta-skills, how to apply them in your coaching and how to use them with teams using the Meta-Skills wheel
Show how LSF allows for those moments of co-creation and self-actualisation


18:00 - 18:45: Arrivals, Welcome & Pizza
18:45 - 20:00: The session
20:00 - 20:30: debrief, closing


Philippe Guenet: Philippe has been involved with Digital change from the early days of the Internet (nearly 25 years) and has led the initiation and delivery of significant change initiatives for many different clients and sectors. Philippe is a trained systemic coach (ORSC), complexity & systems thinker (CynefinTM / VSM), Digital delivery manager, and a seasoned Lean/Agile practitioner.

Nairy McMahon: I trained as a coach in 2011 and use coaching framework to create successful business enterprises – which includes the Systemic Coach training business (CRRUK) that I am a director of. I have first-hand experience of the impact that systemic coaching has on creating a committed workforce that leads to the success of a global business! I am passionate about the transformational power of coaching and love to see individuals and organisations thrive, through the application of coaching and training.

Scott Cable: As a lean-agile practitioner, coach and trainer, I work with individuals, teams and groups to create products and services that combine technology with innovation and design. I am a professionally trained business and systems coach, and am working towards becoming a Certified ORSC coach.

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