How You Learn Is How You Coach:
Using Experiential Learning to Increase Coaching Effectiveness
All change involves learning. Since the goal of coaching is to support positive change, coaches can benefit from understanding the process of learning and how to use it. Coaches use learning style preferences when they engage with clients, manage their business, partner and parent. By understanding the learning process and learning styles, coaches can connect with clients whose learning style preferences may be different from their own.
After this coach education program, coaches will be able to identify the ideal process of learning and the nine learning styles. They will raise awareness of the impact of their own learning style preference on their coaching practice and gain insights into how Experiential Learning can empower clients to improve performance, learn, and develop long after the coaching engagement has been completed.
Join Kay Peterson, PCC, BCC, GPCC, for an interactive, experiential learning program.
Kay Peterson, PCC, GPCC
Kay Petersonis the founder of the Institute for Experiential Learning, a coach and organizational development consultant. Kay lives as a lifelong learner and brings an approach of curiosity, creativity and inspiration to her clients. Her previous career roles have included: clinical nurse specialist, sales manager, start-up entrepreneur, family-business owner, CEO, and president of a healthcare and library board. It was not until Kay “learned how to learn” with Experiential Learning that the lights went on regarding how people change and develop. Now, Kay delivers a creative and direct approach to help leaders and professionals reach their highest potential at any point in their careers by deliberately using the power of learning and development to thrive. She applies the values and ideas of Experiential Learning with clients and in her own life.
Kay’s goal is to put Experiential Learning on the agenda of every organizational change and development effort and anyone looking to enact personal change. Her research on learning flexibility is contributing to the already vast body of evidence about the power of learning to transform lives. Together with David A. Kolb, Kay has developed a broad array of programs and materials that promote Experiential Learning and learning flexibility in individuals, teams, and organizations.
Kay earned a MS-POD and MBA from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, a MN from Emory University and a BS from Vanderbilt University. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and serves as a Master Coach at Case Western Reserve Weatherhead Executive Education. Kay has completed post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in Gestalt Coaching, Training and Somatic Studies. Her work in Experiential Learning has been published in HBR Guides, OD Practitioner and the Journal of Experiential Learning. She has co-authored a book with David A. Kolb published by Berrett-Koehler entitledHow You Learn is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life. Kay can be reached at Peterson@experientiallearninginstitute.org.