EEC 041: Gestalt Coaching with Dorothy Siminovich
The Excellent Executive host, Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC asks Dorothy Siminovich the following questions:
What can you say about yourself in two minutes that gives us a picture of yourself as a coach, your approach to Gestalt coaching and you as a person?
You are identified as being the champion and visionary of gestalt coaching. How do you describe, “Gestalt coaching”?
Why Gestalt? Why use that body of knowledge for a coaching approach?
You refer frequently to “awareness intelligence.” How do you define and apply that term?
What’s next for you and for Gestalt coaching?
Who is Dorothy Siminovitch?
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC, a Master Certified Coach, is founder of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC and an international coach, consultant, group facilitator, presenter/speaker, and author.
She is founder, co-owner, faculty, and Director of Training for the Gestalt Coaching Programs in Istanbul and in Toronto, both ICF-ACTP coach training programs. She is also co‐founder of the Gestalt Center for Coaching, which delivers ICF-accredited coach training workshops and extended programs internationally. Dorothy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University’s prestigious Department of Organizational Behavior. While faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, she envisioned and championed the application of Gestalt theory in the service of coaching in 1995, and has been delivering Gestalt coach training since 1996.
The Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul was her second Gestalt‐based coach training program. Her third coach training program, the Gestalt Coaching Program in Toronto, launches in 2016. Dorothy provides world‐class training in and transformative human development through Gestalt-based coaching and holistic approaches, leading to outstanding results for individuals, groups, and organizations. Her specialties are coaching for signature presence, leadership presence, and peak performance, overcoming derailment, and working with high-performance groups and teams.
She presents additional training and development opportunities at the International Coach Federation conferences and by invitation worldwide. She is evolving an integrative application of Gestalt-based practice though the Awareness IQTM project.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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