September Coaching Conversation

When: 09/17/2019 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
MayoBird, 1531 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Fear is a natural reaction that leads to self preservation, but we have to face our fears in order to develop into our full potential.  We have to learn to manage our fears, and maybe even make them work for us.

Coaches must face and manage their own fears well enough to help their clients do the same thing.  Negative self talk ("storytelling") prevents coaches from being fully present.  Negative self talk prevents clients from entertaining new perspectives and courses of action.  Suddenly, coach and client aren't connecting anymore.

Topic:  Fear and Negative Storytelling in Coaching Conversations

This Coaching Conversation will focus on:

How our fears help and hurt our work with clients.
How we can keep our fears and destructive storytelling from getting in the way and how we can get back on track when they do.
How we can recognize signals that the client is fearful.
How we can help the client talk about their fears.
How we can help ourselves and our clients turn self talk from negative to neutral, and even to positive.

ICF Competencies addressed:

Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
Coaching Presence
Powerful Questions
Direct Communication
Creating Awareness


Meet Alix Felsing

Alix Felsing is an executive coach, teacher, and organization development consultant. She is interested in resilience, career derailment, and the power of storytelling to shape and re-shape our development. 

Through Alix Felsing Consulting, LLC, she works with clients to develop effective communication skills and the capacity to manage the turbulent change common in today's work environment.  

Alix teaches business communication at Queens University of Charlotte. She also teaches journaling and coaches clergy in the clergy renewal program at the Davidson Centre for the Professions.  

Alix holds a master's degree in organization development and a coaching certificate from Queens University of Charlotte, as well as a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.