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Online - Pacific Time October 12, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

EBC Thought Leaders Series

Since completing her own coach training in 2006, Penny has been fascinated by coaches’ consistent descriptions of their coach training as “transformational” – regardless of which program they attended.  In her doctoral research and experiences as a coaching instructor, Penny continues to ask, “What is inherently transformational about becoming a coach, and what is the nature of these transformations?”

Many have suggested that coaches can facilitate adult development. However, one overlooked area of scholarship is the coach and the complex process of becoming a coach.  In this presentation, Penny will present the findings of her mixed methods study of coaching students who completed a six-month coaching program.  She will also describe a coaching dialectics model – derived from several theorists — to explain the complexity of coaching, and which may provide a clue to this overlooked developmental path.

Speaker:  Penny Potter, PhD, PCC
Host:  Terry H. Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC – Director of Evidence Based Coaching, Fielding Graduate University

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Bio of Penny Potter, PhD, PCC
Dr. Penny Potter is a coach, educator, and author.  She teaches the foundations of coaching in George Mason University’s OD master’s program and was a founding member and instructor in GMU’s ICF-accredited coaching certificate program.  Penny has a thriving coaching business and specializes in coaching those in transition.  She also consults with organizations on what it means to develop a coaching culture.  Penny has two articles that will be published in 2020 that are based upon her Fielding dissertation research.  She is also currently supporting GSAEC’s efforts to document evidence-based supervision competencies.

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