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Coaching for Growth and Development

Using Applied Gestalt Theory

We are happy to introduce a new opportunity to study GISC's coaching concepts remotely. Each blended-learning program consists of a two-hour video which includes didactic, discussion, exercises, and a coaching demo of the concepts presented, as well as handouts and assignments, plus a one-hour online follow-up session with GISC faculty..






1. Polarities: Focusing on Well Developed & Less Developed Competencies
This blended learning program (video plus live-online follow-up session) focuses on coaching applications of the Cape Cod Model©, a unique intervention technique which identifies and addresses the Well Developed/Less Developed© skills of an individual that support the individual’s own competencies and ability to move towards change. In addition to facilitating the Well-Developed/Less-Developed© skills in an individual, we explore the use of polarities in reducing resistance to change. Simon/Walk, faculty. More information on this program here.

2. Resistance: Working with Resistance Through Contact & Awareness

This blended learning program focuses on coaching applications for the cycle of experience, including the specific areas of awareness, contact, and the use of resistance in supporting the client’s intentions during coaching. Participants will learn to employ structured feedback techniques using awareness, contact, and resistance as powerful coaching tools. Simon/Walk, faculty. More information on this program here.


3. Presence: Developing Your Presence for High-Impact Coaching

This blended learning program focuses on presence as it impacts the coaching engagement and supports the intentions of the client. Participants will begin to explore aspects of their coaching presence that are well developed as well as their developmental edge and learn to use structured feedback techniques as powerful coaching tools. Simon/Halpern, faculty. More information on this program here.


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 view the didactic and demonstration
    of the process
  • Work on an assignment that will be de-briefed and discussed
    on the group conference call
  • Develop insight and new approaches to current work
    situations and challenging coaching clients
  • Have an opportunity for practice


These blended learning programs are designed for people who practice coaching or who are considering the practice of coaching, and for those who wish to use these concepts and behaviors.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Register and select the date you want to do your follow-up session.
  2. Download or stream the video portion of the program and view before your follow-up session (you will receive instructions once you register).
  3. Attend live-online follow-up session with faculty to review concepts, debrief homework, and ask questions.


Also Available: Streaming Video Only On-Demand (no CE credit)

For those not interested in CEUs, each streaming video title can be purchased on-demand for immediate viewing, here:

Polarities - On-demand

Resistance - On-demand

Presence - On-demand


On-demand video purchased for immediate online streaming, does not include the follow-up online session. For CEUs and the full blended-learning experience including live-online session, please register on our registration page.

Continuing Education

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>Coaches: Each program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 3 core competency hours. The set of three blended learning programs (Polarities, Resistance, and Presence), including the one-hour live-online follow up session for each program, will provide 9 total hours of core competency credit hours. You must complete a program in its entirety (video plus online session) to earn CEUs. Please see the Continuing Education page for more details.


Dates and Fees:

Coaching for Growth & Development Using Applied Gestalt Theory

- Blended Learning Series -



Unlimited streaming video on-demand; plus one 1-hour live-online follow-up session with GISC coaching faculty.


2019 follow-up sessions:

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, April 24, 11:30- 2:30pm
Wednesday, July 10, 11:30-2:30pm
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11:30-2:30pm

To Register Register for your program and session date; streaming video link and program handouts will be emailed to you upon registration confirmation.

$240 ($645/set of all three)

CE Hours

3 per program (9 for all three)

ICF Core Competency

Faculty Live-Online Faculty Drawn From:
  Stuart Simon, LICSW, MCC
  Mary Anne Walk, MA, MBA, MS, MCC
  Sharona Halpern, LMHC, ACC
  Jackie Sherman, PhD, PCC
Format Blended Learning (video plus live-online follow-up session)


The video series on Coaching for Development and Growth surpassed my expectations. As someone new to Applied Gestalt Theory, it has given me a great introduction to some of the core topics. But more than that, it has given me tools, techniques and ways of thinking that I've been able to apply in my coaching immediately. A very worthwhile investment - highly recommended! Thank you GISC Team!


Dan Beverly

Leadership & Performance Coach






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