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Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “Gestalt Coaching for Awareness Management: The Elements of Mastery.” In Gestalt Practice: Living and Working in Pursuit of wHolism, edited by Mary Ann Rainey and Brenda B. Jones. Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing, 2019.
“A mindfulness revolution is spreading across the world in response to the fragmentation of attention caused by rapid change and disruption. The Gestalt approach, which holds awareness as core to functional well-being and new learning, is an antidote to this fragmentation. This chapter clarifies the awareness dimensions that activate one’s presence and the awareness choice points for use of self, which is the barometer of masterful coaching and leadership work.”
Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “The Coach as Awareness Agent: A Process Approach.” In Professional Coaching: Principles and Practice, edited by Susan English, Janice Manzi Sabatine, and Philip Brownell, 135-147. New York: Springer, 2019.
“Coaches are responsible for creating conditions of trust that allow them to ask the probing, powerful questions that bring their clients to greater awareness. Awareness coaching requires comprehensive understanding of how to recognize awareness: the specifics and nuances of working with almost limitless aspects of awareness, recognizing lack of awareness, and knowing when resistance to awareness is functional.”
Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “Self-Work in Coaching, Consulting, and Leadership: Awareness Matters.” OneTribe November 2017, Issue 3: 37-40.
“As a coach, consultant, or leader, your self-work is ongoing, because over time, you change, your situations change, your environments change. To become the coach, consultant, or leader you deserve to be, you need to stay aware of your presence and of how to use your presence in the moment when it is most needed. You need to have ongoing feedback and support about your presence and your use of self in order to deliver effective and satisfying interventions that make a difference.”
Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “Gestalt-Based Coaching Competencies: The Importance of Presence and Use of Self.” Choice 13, no. 3 (2015): 41-43.
“Authentic presence creates impact through evocative energy, but use of self provokes impact through intentional interventions, whether in the form of observations, projections, feedback, or inquiry. Masterful use of self requires being centered (and able to re-center,as needed) in the home base of one’s self-aware presence.”
Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “Practicing Gestalt.” Coaching World August 2013, no. 7: 36-39.
“The Gestalt coach provides clients with theory, tools and techniques that allow them to adaptively respond to volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The Gestalt coach teaches clients how to best coach themselves: to identify perceptual and behavioral patterns that are no longer useful; to experiment safely with alternative perceptual and behavioral patterns; to make meaning of and situate themselves within their multiple contexts and realities; and to determine their best choices for success.”
Dorothy Siminovitch. “Define Your Unique Identity.” In Ready, Aim, Soar! The Expert Insights System for Business Growth and Success in the 21st Century, edited by Brynn Burger, 210-215. Charlotte, NC: Expert Insights Publishing, 2012.
“The core strength of Gestalt coaching is assisting people to be clear about what they’re aware of. . . . Gestalt coaches will ask these four things: What is the gift of your presence? How do you keep yourself centered across challenges? Where do you habitually pay attention, and how aware are you of those habituations? How skilled are you in paying attention to process across levels of systems?”
Dorothy Siminovitch. “Interview with Edie Seashore: On Coaching.” International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 8, no. 1 (2010): 19-39.
“To not ask relevant but bold questions at the time that matters is remembered as opportunity that was ‘lost,’ a status quo continued that maintains what needed to be released. . . . Paradoxically, regret reconsidered allows for wisdom and new possibilities. . . . This is why longevity in the field is so critical, that we learn and inspire new possibilities. And your work in supporting diversity speaks to that. Your willingness to share those moments of missed opportunity serves to inspire others to what can be acted upon.”
William H. Bergquist and Dorothy E. Siminovitch. “Coaching High Potential and High Performance Clients.” International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 8, no. 1 (2010): 78-93.
“We propose . . . that there are some coaching strategies that only make sense for these high performance employees. They face distinctive challenges in part because of their success. They can benefit from exceptional organizational coaching precisely because they are often placed in a class by themselves, and as a result feel isolated and even underappreciated (or frequently misunderstood). By definition, uniqueness creates a paradoxical sense of loneliness that could be reduced through the appreciative support that comes from coaching. And in that experience of appreciation and reflection, there emerges a place and space for development.”
Dorothy E. Siminovitch and Ann M. Van Eron. “The Power of Presence and Intentional Use of Self: Coaching for Awareness, Choice and Change.” International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 6, no. 3 (2008): 90-111.
“The more capable coaches become in balancing attention and data regarding self, other, and context, and in maintaining presence (grounding, centering, checking-in, emotional self-awareness), the more they will be in a state of integrity that supports clients to become self-aware, to risk and learn, and to implement and take action on desired goals.”
Dorothy E. Siminovitch and Ann M. Van Eron. “The Pragmatics of Magic: The Work of Gestalt Coaching.” OD Practitioner 38, no. 1 (2006): 50-55.
“Gestalt coaching interventions explore and bring into awareness the complex and dynamic interplay between wants and needs, values and resistances. The client is able to see potentialities that a purely cognitive or rational point of view has obscured or pushed out of awareness, and new possibilities are opened. Further, the vibrant wisdom of sensations and experience are made accessible by paying attention to one’s own experience of learning and change effected through the Gestalt models of the COE and UOW.”
THE AWARENESS IQ WEBINAR SERIES
FOR COACHES, LEADERS, AND ORGANIZATION PROFESSIONALS
We can turn to one another as our best hope for inventing and discovering the worlds we are seeking. — Margaret Wheatley (Leadership and the New Science) [*Nice framed as is]
What does a leader need today to be influential? What awareness skills do you need in your coaching and leadership toolkit? Today’s business environments demand different skills of leaders and those who coach them in order to thrive in this difficult new world and to support being adaptive and resilient in our decision making.
Our Awareness IQ Webinar Series offers essential skills while articulating how new learning occurs. You will discover:
- How to create the conditions of engagement that support influence and learning
- How to recognize and use one’s awareness, and harness the trust and respect that lead to transformational conversations
- How to recognize future trends that are already affecting one’s business choices, and be able to respond with creativity and innovation
We are pleased to make available recordings from our 2018 Awareness IQ Webinar Series. Our speakers and topics are:
Marcia Reynolds, master transformational coach and author of The Discomfort Zone
“Coaching Through the Discomfort Zone: How to Have the Guts to Create Breakthrough Moments”
Dorothy Siminovitch, international Gestalt & presence coach, coach trainer and supervisor, and author of A Gestalt Coaching Primer: The Path Toward Awareness IQ
“The Awareness IQ Model of Coaching”
Jonno Hanafin, international organizational change advisor with 40+ years experience on six continents
“Using Self in Coaching: The Coach as Instrument”
Ann Van Eron, global executive coach and organization development consultant, and author of OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential
“OASIS Conversations: Putting Emotional Intelligence into Practice”
Dost Can Deniz, international executive coach and coach trainer, and author of Cesur Sorular [Bold Questions]
“Leadership Coaching with Awareness IQ”
Gila Ancel Șeritçioğlu, international executive and somatic coach and educationalist
“Coming Back to Center: Creating Value and Impact through a Centered Presence”