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ICF Switzerland Chapter Basel: Virtual event

Dare to Lead & Courageous Coaching: How to be brave in your coaching arenas

Thursday 15th April, 2021, 18.30 – 20.00 CET
Terri Creeden



Drawing on the powerful research of Dr. Brené Brown, this session will explore where you want to be braver inside of your coaching practice or in setting up your coaching business. Perhaps there is a new skill or approach you learned that you have not yet dared to try. Perhaps you feel as if you could be bolder with your coaching questions and/or be more challenging of your client’s assumptions, but you feel yourself holding back. It might even be, that you have not yet mustered the courage to promote yourself to a new target audience or you feel as if you have been limiting yourself to coaching leaders and individuals only at a certain level. 

There are these natural moments within our personal or professional development where we stand on the edge of readiness. We sense that it is time to move forward, to try something different yet we don’t. These times are often accompanied by self-critical thoughts and feelings of being “not enough”. We hear these struggles from our coachees and we know this experience personally. Yet, we aren’t always sure how to navigate ourselves or our coachees forward.

Brené Brown uses the metaphor of the arena in her Daring GreatlyTM and Dare to LeadTM curricula. An arena is anywhere in our lives where we are called upon to be brave and face the critics. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore your own arenas and begin gathering the resources you will need to enter those arenas with courage.  Understanding these arenas will help you be braver in your life and at the same time give you a new way of exploring the arenas of your clients.

Benefits for the participants

  • Understand how vulnerability and shame stop us from being brave with our coaching
  • Gain an understanding of the key messages of criticism and self-criticism we face in the coaching arena 
  • Learn the key resources needed to support ourselves in our efforts to be courageous in coaching 
  • Gain insight and inspiration as to how to extend this learning to clients who want to be brave in their lives.

Core competencies

Resource Development
Embodies a Coaching Mindset

  • Engages in ongoing learning and development as a coach
  • Develops an ongoing reflective practice to enhance one's coaching
  • Develops and maintains the ability to regulate one's emotions

Evokes Awareness
Definition: Facilitates client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor or analogy
Facilitates Client Growth
Definition: Partners with the client to transform learning and insight into action. Promotes client autonomy in the coaching process.


Terri Creeden is the owner of Creeden Coaching & Consulting. She is an executive coach, trainer and facilitator with clients in Asia, Europe and the U.S. She provides leadership trainings and transformational coaching to senior leaders and top executives. Her most passionate work is in the areas of lead team effectiveness, team dynamics, clear communication, authenticity and living and leading with courage. All of her work stems from the idea that leadership is about people not power. Her business solutions are focused on authentic leadership and successful relationships.

Terri has a background in the biological sciences and holds a Masters degree in Human Genetics and a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a certified ontological coach through Newfield Network Europe and a professional certified coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a Certified Daring WayTM  and Dare to LeadTM Facilitator in the research of Dr. Brené Brown and the co-founder of Grounded Parents Group, which uses the Daring programs to provide personal development for parents.

Terri is originally from the U.S. and has lived and worked in Shanghai, China and in Basel, Switzerland, where she currently lives with her husband and two sons. 


You will receive 1.5 CCEUs: 1 CCEU Core Competencies, 0,5 CCEU Resource Development



Thursday 15th April, 2021, 18.30 – 20.00 CET


ICF Swiss members: no charge

ICF Global members: Fr. 10

Non-members: Fr.20 



Organised by

Philip Atkinson, PCC, ICF Basel Chapter Member



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