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Applying the Cape Cod Model to Coaching

Working One-on-One

This program focuses on coaching applications of the Cape Cod Model©, a specific intervention technique that supports the individual’s own competencies and ability to move towards change. It is designed for both clinically and organizationally trained people either working as coaches or for those considering a move into coaching.


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The program features supervised practice applying the Cape Cod Model© with visiting clients. It also provides opportunities to discuss how working with an individual is similar to and different from working with a small group or organization, exploration and expansion of the ways participants use themselves in the coaching process, and opportunities to discuss challenging coaching cases.

In the context of applying the Cape Cod Model© in a one-on-one setting, participants will clarify their understanding of the role of a coach, better appreciate the difference between coaching and therapy, explore the coach’s relationship with an organization, and discover how to determine whether a client needs more than coaching.

Participants will:

  • Learn to use the competency perspective and structured feedback
    techniques of the Cape Cod Model© as powerful coaching tools.

  • Have the opportunity to receive personalized feedback from faculty, clients,
    and peers during supervised coaching practice with visiting clients.

  • Develop insight and new approaches to current work situations and
    challenging coaching clients.

  • Have an opportunity for extensive practice.

The program is designed for people who practice coaching or who are considering the practice of coaching.

Continuing Education

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 24 core competency and 10 other continuing education hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.

“I attended Applying the Cape Cod Model to Coaching at GISC last year. Since then I have attended other coaching schools, but none with as much commitment and sense of community as the staff at GISC demonstrated. I left GISC with a great deal of practical knowledge to bring to my coaching practice as well as deep gratitude for the transformative work GISC is engaged in. This powerful experience will forever be with me.”

Jim Arsenault
Life Coach


Dates and Fees:

Dates March 21-26, 2019
Thursday, 3pm
Tuesday, 12 noon


  GISC Members: $1,645
CE Hours 34 - ICF
Faculty Stuart Simon, LICSW, MCC
Additional faculty drawn from:
  Ann Carr, MCC
  Jacqueline Sherman, PCC
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Massachusetts, United States


“If awareness and contact are essential to meaningful progress, here they were in full play. Stuart and Ann made a safe place in which we engaged in such a real and moving manner: new insights each morning, active meaning making and engagement each afternoon. Those days changed many things for me. It was my first Cape Cod Gestalt experience, and it was magnificent.”

Laurence Barnet

“I attended the coaching program and
thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
I especially valued the caliber of not only the facilitators but also the other participants. The standard of my coaching with clients improved substantially. What I really appreciated is that what I learned, complemented and built on my own foundation of skill. The program just developed my under-developed competencies
as opposed to prov-iding me with a completely different approach, which, at this stage of my career, would not have been helpful. Lastly, the live coaching exper-ience enhanced the program substantially.”

Danela Ezekiel
YSA Limited


Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900