International Coach Federation Switzerland

26-04-2016 - Chapter meeting Suisse Romande

Self-Observation – Building Coachees’ Ability to Become Their Own Change

Speaker: Craig O’Flaherty, PCC

A key challenge in coaching is what happens when coach and coachee are not together. It’s a vital space, because this is where the real change needs to happen:

  • What happens after coaching?
  • What hampers change from happening?
  • What is Self-Observation?

With these questions, Craig O’Flaherty will take us on the practice-rich journey of self-discovery and new way of making a change sustainable. What we need in coaching is the opportunity to build people’s capacity for conscious effort and intent. Knowing what triggers our habits and what gets us stuck here is a key outcome for any coaching process. The skill of self-observation helps us see ourselves in the context of habitual responses and the change we want to install. It sets the stage for the self-regulation.


This session will focus on the following:

  • What is the background to self-observations?
  • How do they amplify change?
  • How would one design them?
  • What self-observations would help us in our own change journey’s?
  • How could we take existing clients we are working with and design self-observations?


Establishing Trust and Intimacy; Active Listening; Powerful Questioning; Creating Awareness Designing Actions 


Craig O’Flaherty is Founder Director of The Centre for Coaching, a centre of excellence based at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. He coaches senior executives and leadership teams in leading organizations across Africa, Australasia and Europe, and trains prospective business and life coaches in South Africa, Australia and Switzerland. He also consults on the design and implementation of coaching cultures and processes within companies.
Craig is a certified Integral Coach® through New Ventures West and Professional Certified Coach through ICF.

Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs)

You will receive 2 ICF CCEUs for your participation 

Organised by ICF Team Suisse Romande

Esther Goette

Veronica de la Fuente

Michal Abel

Catherine Hickel

Cindy Rosset

Sandra Peter


Date:Tuesday April 26 2016
18:30-19:00  welcome and sign-in
19:00-21:00 workshop and Q&A
21:00-22:00 apéro and networking
Location:Webster University, Commons Room; 9 Route de Collex, 1293 Bellevue
Fees:CHF 10 - ICF Swiss members
CHF 20 - ICF members
CHF 40 - for non-ICF members
Language: English


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Webster University
9 Route de Collex (Back Entrance, close to the train station GENTHOD BELLEVUE)
1293 Bellevue

Attendees should park on the Parking Sud which is the closest to the train tracks


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