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Improvisation for Coaches

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Doubletree Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR


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Improvisation For Coaches

Like all humans, we coaches are creatures of habit, subject to our own filters, learning, egos, and blind spots. How can coaching professionals—from the newest to the most seasoned—step out of our default patterns and comfort zones to truly dance in the moment? 

In this highly experiential workshop, coaches will learn the basic rules and skills of improvisation, developing core competencies in an entirely new way. By letting go of control and engaging in true collaboration, coaches will experience greater freedom, creativity, listening, presence, power, and willingness to take risks and go deeper into the unknown. Coaches will walk away with enhanced skills, a greater awareness of their personal blind spots and growth opportunities, and a toolkit of exercises to use for their own continued development and with clients.

  • Increase Coaching Presence and Active Listening competencies and confidence
  • Discover personal “blind spots” or growth opportunities within those competencies
  • Practice with and retain a toolkit that can be used for continued development and for direct use with clients

Carrie Spaulding is a Professional Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation and a professional improviser with 17 years of experience performing, teaching, and directing improvisation professionally. With her dynamic and engaging spirit, Carrie facilitates powerful group trainings and events. Workshops come alive as Carrie, a former educator, helps organizations, teams, and individuals achieve their professional and personal goals with her creative, experiential, and outside-the-box approach. Carrie leads seminars with warmth, passion, and humor, and leaves participants armed with improved skills, new tools and strategies, and a feeling that professional development was never this much fun! 

In her private coaching, Carrie specializes in helping thirty-somethings break through Thirtysomething Panic and create the careers, relationships, and lives they want. Carrie brings a host of tools and a breadth and depth of experience to her practice, and continually draws from her improvisation, performance, and education backgrounds to enhance her coaching presence and impact. Learn more at

“Carrie is amazing! Her lessons, timing, delivery, and application is spot on and

applicable to all levels of supervision and management. Life lessons with meaningful

use at all levels of your organization.” –Matthew Smolecki, AbD, MBA, CPP;

Director of Learning, Development & Safety

“Exceeded my hopes and expectations...the team is still talking about it a year later,

using it when something unexpected gets handed to them.” –hiring consultant for

corporate retreat

Attendees will earn 1 Core Comp and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs

There will be NO ZOOM option for this meeting, as this content is best delivered in person!

Event Schedule

5:30pm – 6:00pm Doors Open, Registration, Networking

6:00pm – 6:30pm Chapter Announcements, New Member Welcome

6:30pm – 8:00pm Main Program 


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