From Coach to Awakener: The Skills of Sponsorship
With Robert Dilts
What is unique about this programme?
There are many different ways to promote growth and development in both
yourself and others. For the first time, this programme brings together
all the various methods that support change, examining the essential ingredients
that make up each approach.
Drawing on his immense experience in the field of human development, Robert
Dilts has created an innovative new programme that will help you expand
your awareness and understanding of each method or "level". You will explore
each of the following levels and discover the necessary skills for success:
Guiding and Caretaking
Guiding and caretaking is the process of providing the environment and
the support that will help another person progress from their present state
to a desired state. It presupposes that the guide knows the best way to
reach the desired state and can ensure that there are no outside distractions
Coaching is the process of drawing out another person's strengths;
helping them to overcome internal resistance and function as a part of a
team. An effective coach observes a person's behaviour and gives them tips
and guidance on how to improve their performance in specific contexts and
Teaching helps a person to develop cognitive skills and capabilities. It
focuses on the acquisition of general skills, rather than on performance
in specific situations. A teacher assists the development of new strategies
for thinking and acting. The emphasis of teaching is on new learning as
opposed to refining one's performance.
In Greek Mythology, Mentor was the wise and faithful counsellor
to the hero Odysseus. Thus, the notion of being a mentor covers the process
of advising, counselling, and serving as a teacher. A mentor guides others
to discover their own unconscious competences; strengthening beliefs and
values, often through their own example.
Sponsorship helps others to grow by providing the right context,
contacts and resources that allows them to develop their own abilities and
skills. A key aspect of sponsorship is the development of identity and core
values. The sponsor is not necessarily a role model and may have quite different
skills to the individual or group being sponsored.
Awakening goes beyond coaching, teaching, mentoring and sponsorship
to include the level of vision, mission and spirit. An awakener supports
another person by providing contexts and experiences which bring out the
best of that person's understanding of love, self, and spirit. An awakener
"awakens" others through their integrity and congruence and being fully
connected to their own personal vision and mission.
About the Trainer
What people are saying
"This is profound! I think that I probably got more form these 3 days
than any other. It's beautiful to watch Robert work. He not only has great
command over his subject, he puts it over so well too!" GB - Training
"I was able to learn effortlessly and with great enjoyment. He helped
me to relax with the learning, entertained and interested me. He was great!"
LC - Marketing Consultant, Surrey
"I found Robert extremely generous and warm to people. He made no attempt
to sell, simply to share which was wonderful for me and others mentioned
this too" KB - Berkshire
Venue: Central London