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Executive Personality Dynamics
for Coaches

This program focuses on individual personality theory and assessment and its application to coaching. The practice of coaching requires the ability to understand quickly the personality dynamics of the person being coached; yet training in coaching does not generally provide in-depth education in assessing and working with these issues.



This intensive workshop will focus on understanding and working with the characteristics and manifestations of narcissism, perfectionism and control,
anger and conflict management, depression, and issues of self-esteem.

Participants will explore how to coach each differently and how to know when
referral is needed. Emphasis is on cases from participants’ practices in relation
to personality dynamics and theory.

Participants will learn:

  • Positive and negative aspects of the individual personality types
    and how they impact organizations.

  • Individual relationship styles, conflict management styles, and how to
    determine the most effective way to work with these different styles.

  • Strengths of clients served and ways to build on these.

  • Manifestations of personality types in personal and family life.

  • Roles of race, gender, and age as they relate to executive
    personality dynamics.


Continuing Education

This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 21 core competency hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.


“Executives who lead productive organizations are often complex people. They benefit from coaches and consultants who understand them, understand their motivations and difficulties, and who grasp the impact of the environment in which they work. GISC prepares us to enter any system and be helpful—truly, undeniably helpful.”
Executive Coach
2013 Participant




Dates November 1-4, 2019
Starts 3:00pm
Ends 12 noon
Fee $1,195
  GISC Members: $1,145
CE Hours 21 ICF CCE core competency
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States
Faculty Adriana Bellerose, PCC
  Mary Anne Walk, MS, MBA, MCC


"I attended the Executive Personality
Dynamics for Coaches program because I wanted to understand more about different personalities of executives and how to work
with them more effectively. In that sense the program was excellent and worth coming
even from the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean, from Finland. The faculty were very experienced teachers and I also learned a lot from the other participants. I can recommend the program, GISC, and South Wellfleet to anyone who needs or wants to understand better personality dynamics either in their work or consulting practice.”

Keijo Varis
Strategy & Business Controller
Vapo Company

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