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Holding Space: A Guide to Mindful Facilitation

This Session is Eligible for 1.0 Coach Continuing Education Units (1.0 Core Competency)

SPEAKER: Kate Ebner & Izzy Martens
Wed., April 5
11 a.m.-12 p.m. PT / 2-3 p.m ET

Continuing Coach EducationYour authentic presence is a signature ingredient when holding space for others. Join authors of the book, Holding Space: A Guide to Mindful Facilitation, Izzy Martens and Kate Ebner, for an engaging exploration of how to facilitate as “you.” Starting from the principle that great facilitation is anchored in centered, authentic presence, we will build a set of distinctions about how to tap into the power of your own story, gifts and values to build credibility and trust with clients through an authentic, true-to-you style. This is an interactive webinar, where Izzy and Kate will share some best practices and invite participants to capture the essential elements of their own authentic style.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will reflect on their life stories to inform how they develop their authentic facilitation style.
  • Participants will learn how to use the concept of “center” to stay grounded in authenticity during a facilitation.
  • Participants will uncover and then practice describing their gifts and authentic facilitation style to become more effective with others.
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Presenter Bio: Izzy Martens

Izzy Martens

Izzy Martens

Izzy Martens believes that a mindful approach to living has the power to change the world. Izzy Martens is the co-author of the new book, Holding Space: A Guide to Mindful Facilitation. Izzy currently works as Director of Marketing, Publications & Communications at The Nebo Company. Izzy designs and facilitates leadership development and mindfulness trainings for clients across the country. Izzy holds an executive certificate in facilitation from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She is a certified yoga instructor, teaching yoga classes based on being present, moving mindfully and finding peace within. Izzy has a background in creative writing and media studies. She is the creator of two online platforms, Joke Life and Yoga Humans. Now based in Colorado, you can usually find Izzy enjoying time on her yoga mat, writing at coffee shops and searching for her next perfect hike.

Presenter Bio: Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner describes her life purpose as “helping others to find and live their highest potential.” Kate Ebner is the co-author of the new book, Holding Space: A Guide to Mindful Facilitation. As a leadership coach, facilitator and leader, she views her contributions as a way of being in service to others. Kate is known for her calm, balanced style, powerful storytelling, expertise on visioning processes and her deep commitment to her clients. Kate is the founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership coaching and facilitation firm based in Washington, D.C.. She is also the founding director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, where she has served on the faculty of many programs. She loves the natural world, cooking, writing and other forms of creativity and being with her family.

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