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Turbo-Charge Your Workplace Coaching With ACT

Turbo-Charge Your Workplace Coaching With ACT
A Specialised Two-Day Workshop with Rachel Collis 


All 2016 workshops have now ended. We will run these workshops again mid-2017 
If you wish to be advised of future workshops, please email us: admin@actmindfully.com.au 

Suitable for professionals working in organisational settings including organisational psychologists, consultants, coaches; learning and development practitioners and HR practitioners.

No prior ACT training is necessary!

Please note: This is an advanced coaching skills workshop. We will assume participants have knowledge of basic coaching techniques.

Applying ACT to Work-Related Coaching

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is being used widely in clinical settings. How does it apply in organisational settings? Is it possible to integrate ACT with other approaches to coaching? 
In this two-day coaching masterclass, you will learn how to apply techniques from ACT to help your clients increase self-awareness; enhance vitality; connect to a sense of meaning and purpose; achieve significant, sustained, effective behavioural change; and improve performance and productivity.
We will be looking at ACT approaches that work particularly well in organisational settings, including the ACT Matrix.
During the workshop, you will have opportunities to practice a range of advanced coaching skills in dyads and triads, and walk step-by-step through a 5 session ACT-informed coaching process. 

In this package, which includes pre-reading, a 2-day workshop and an e-book, you will learn how to use ACT to:

  • Set up a coaching contract 
  • Build effective coaching alliances in challenging situations e.g. with alpha executives, poor performers, or employees who don’t value soft skills
  • Increase the impact of your coaching sessions
  • Improve goal-setting
  • Help clients to quickly start to track their behaviour
  • Facilitate development of increased psychological flexibility 
  • Help clients to compassionately face up to their flaws, and flexibly address their failings
  • Avoid some of the hidden traps in applying psychological approaches to work-related coaching 
  • Help clients to modify their style of interaction with others, deal more effectively with change, and build trusting relationships
  • Combine strength-based coaching with ACT   
  • Help coaching clients to live their values at work, become more responsive to their environment, and respond more effectively to unpleasant thoughts and feelings

In this workshop you will learn how to use ACT to:

  • Why psychological flexibility is important in the workplace
  • How to assess psychological flexibility in coaching clients
  • Strategies to build psychological flexibility using specific activities to target the 6 processes of ACT
  • How to work with clients to choose values that will increase vitality, meaning and motivation
  • The four different types of coaching conversation and how ACT fits into training rather than therapy framework
  • A 5-session ACT coaching protocol
  • The theory underpinning the ACT Matrix
  • How to use the ACT Matrix as a process for functional behavioural analysis in order to create lasting behavioural change
  • How to increase the effectiveness of the GROW coaching process by adding ACT 

You will receive:

  • A 70 page e-book, Applying ACT to Workplace Coaching, written by Rachel specially for this workshop
  • A summary of research data on the use of ACT in organisational settings
  • Client worksheets
Fees: Super Keen $475 - Early Bird $500 - Standard $530 - Last Minute $550  (Student Concessions: $395 - $440)   

About Rachel Collis

Organisational Consultant and Sessional Academic

Rachel Collis is Australia’s leading authority on the use of ACT in workplace coaching. A dynamic speaker with a great sense of humour, she runs a consultancy specialising in executive coaching, team facilitation and training. Based in Brisbane, she has extensive experience providing coaching to leaders, from CEOs to team leaders, in a wide range of industries.  For the last 5 years, she has also taught on the MBA and Executive MBA program in the Graduate School of Business at QUT. She also provides coaching through the QUT Graduate School of Business, Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Programs.


Rachel has trained extensively in ACT and contextual behavioural science. She is vice-president of the ACBS Leadership, Organizations, and Public Policy Special Interest Group. She has presented at both national and international ACT conferences on a range of topics relating to applying ACT to organisational settings. She co-authors a blog on applying ACT to the workplace (www.workingwithact.com) which was named one of the top 20 positive psychology blogs by www.happier.co.uk

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