Awareness IQ: Gestalt Coaching as an Awareness Vehicle in Our VUCA World
Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC interviews Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC about her new book, A Gestalt Coaching Primer: The Path Toward Awareness IQ and asked the following questions:
- You have coined the term “awareness intelligence,” or Awareness IQ. What does that mean in terms of coaching effectiveness and coaching success?
- “Mindfulness” is so touted in today’s world. How is mindfulness connected with the Gestalt approach to coaching?
- In your book, A Gestalt Coaching Primer, you draw a distinction between coaching presence and use of self skills. Can you make that distinction clear for us?
- How is Gestalt coaching a systems approach? Why does that matter?
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC is an international coach, consultant, group facilitator, presenter, and author. She is the founder and principal of Gestalt Coaching Works, and co-founder of the Gestalt Center for Coaching, where she serves as senior faculty and Director of Training for the Center’s coach-training programs. Dorothy is an originator and evolver of Gestalt coaching. She presents awareness-based coaching principles, models, and practices at prominent conferences and by invitation worldwide. She is currently working on an integrative, evidence-based application of awareness-based coaching practice called the Leadership Awareness Index, which will be inaugurated during her break-out session with Barbara Singer, CEO of Executive Core, at the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) conference next month in Toronto. Dorothy’s recently published book, A Gestalt Coaching Primer: The Path Toward Awareness IQ, is already considered a must-have reference about the power of Gestalt theory and practice in service of coaching excellence.
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