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36.5 CCE Units

Available for Enhanced
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Do you feel the need to have all the answers as a coach? Are you trapped in your head, instead of focusing on your client?

Being a transformative coach, whether you’re just starting out or meeting with top-level executives, is about more than just the methodologies you know or the knowledge you can bring to the table.

It’s about being truly grounded and present with your clients, so you can relax in any coaching scenario, meet your clients where they are, and create space for radical change.

Want to know how to accomplish that?

Introducing Narrative Coach with Dr. David Drake

Narrative Coach is a holistic program providing you with a unique coaching philosophy that will allow you to become more grounded and present, and less concerned about having to solve all your clients' problems.

Instead, it will help you get out of your head and back into the room - using radical presence to put the focus back on your clients for deeper, more meaningful conversations - and more sustainable results.

Developed by 20 years of academic and contemporary neuroscience research by Dr. David Drake, and used in over 70 organizations like Google, Nike, and PwC, Narrative Coach allows you to uncover, understand, and change what truly drives human behavior.

It’s a coaching experience that enables you to listen to people’s stories and help them understand the implications of their narrative choices, so you can empower them to choose better responses and outcomes.

Whether you’re a new coach or a seasoned veteran, this program will offer you both theoretical foundations, as well as mindful practices, enabling you to come to each coaching session from a place of inner ease, flow, and freedom.

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Meet Dr. David Drake

The founder of the Moment Institute

Dr. David Drake founded and runs the Moment Institute and has studied human dynamics for 30 years – with a particular passion for change and transitions.

As an integrative practitioner, he draws on a rich academic and consulting background to help his clients examine, understand and liberate themselves from their own stories.

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David has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Nike, PwC, Westpac and the Australian and US Federal governments.

He has trained over 15,000 people in over 20 countries in his methods and has started a global community of licensed Narrative Design Partners to bring this work to the world in new ways.

He has written over 50 publications on coaching, leadership and narratives; he serves on the Senior Advisory Board for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. He is lead editor for The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (2008); author of Narrative Coaching: Bringing New Stories to Life (2015); and co-editor of the reference-level Sage Handbook of Coaching (2016). His current research interests: using attachment theory and applied mindfulness in developing people and using Applied Narrative Design as a scalable change model.

David has presented to 25 universities and professional associations (eg, ASTD, ICF, ODN, SCP, SIOP) around the world, including the opening keynote for the first International Coaching Psychology Congress. He is a Fellow and Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University in California.

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The Narrative Coach
Program At a Glance

The Narrative Coach Program is structured into 7 modules that build upon each other - giving you a complete roadmap and solid understanding of both the theoretical principles behind Narrative Coaching as well as the tools you need to become radically present and grow into a truly transformational coach.

You will receive over 12 hours of live training with Dr. David Drake, Q&A Sessions to deep dive into each resource, essential videos to fully understand the concepts of Narrative Coach, critical tools to implement in your sessions - and much more!

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Plus, our online program format allows you to conveniently learn from anywhere in the world and whenever it best suits your schedule. Whether you choose to study at home, at the office or while traveling, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace and be part of a community of like-minded, supportive professionals as you grow and evolve.

Together we can revolutionize the coaching profession by bringing the humanity back into the equation.

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7 Modules

Over the course of 6 months

+22h Training

With Enhanced Program Option

7h Live Q&A

with Dr. David Drake

7h Practice Sessions

With Certified Narrative Coach Facilitators

+3 Coaching Demos

With Live Debrief and Q&A

What You’ll Learn With
The Narrative Coach Program

  • • Turning Points: Identify key markers in your life, how they affect your coaching style and get an understanding of the basic process of how to help clients deconstruct and learn from their stories.
  • • Narrative Formulation: Better understand the narrative logic we unconsciously use as human beings when choices and decisions are being made—and where that can be enhanced for yourself to become a more powerful coach and for your clients to get better results.
  • • Five Perspectives: Learn to take five different perspectives than the one you’re using in framing a current situation, so you can set the stage for creating Pivots that can bring new stories to life.
  • At the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of the basic narrative coaching model and will experience a greater freedom to be with your clients as one human with another.
  • • Three Parallel Processes: Get an in-depth look into how Narrative Coaching integrates three parallel processes: how people tell stories, how they move through transitions, and how they learn and develop.
  • • Working at Thresholds: Increase your ability to help your clients get to the crux of their issues and work at thresholds in support of their breakthroughs.
  • • Coach without Goals: Develop a greater understanding of coaching as supporting the natural process of change with less reliance on goal setting.
  • At the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of how Narrative Coaching is distinct from other methodologies and how it enables you to become a companion on your client’s journey rather than the driver who sets the pace.
  • • Telling stories with the whole brain: Learn the preferences of each hemisphere in terms of form and function and use this as a guide for inquiry and mutual regulation in moving between resonance and dissonance in your coaching sessions.
  • • Making the most of moments of meeting: Learn the four types of moments that occur in relational conversations like coaching and connect them with the four attachment outcomes and the four levels of mindfulness, so you can be more present to your client’s needs in each moment.
  • At the end of this module, you will have a clear sense of the value of the coaching relationship, essential mindfulness techniques and a basic understanding of attachment theory – allowing you to help your clients to show up in new ways and experiment with new stories.
  • • Working Ethically with Stories: Learn the six ethical guidelines of how to relate to people and their stories as well as which pitfalls to look out for when putting them into practice.
  • • Dealing with Resistance: How to reframe resistance from a more systemic and narrative perspective so you can help your clients get unstuck and move forward in their journey.
  • • Tips on the phases of change: An extensive handout that draws on the well-researched body of work called the Trans-Theoretical Model, giving you insights and tips for each of the four phases of transition people experience as they move through change.
  • At the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of how the transformation process emerges and how to make clients feel safe enough to have the dialogue they most need to have in order to change.
  • • Story mapping: A resource that you can use to listen to clients’ stories in a more structured manner and discern what you are being told so you can facilitate dialogue that has both detail and depth.
  • • If-Then-Therefore: Help clients see the narrative logic behind their actions. This tool is complementary to the Narrative Rewind tool and Pivoting tools that help clients understand the why behind their actions as well as how to make new, better choices in the moment.
  • • Three selves: Understand the three selves and the neuroscience behind it that shows that our actions are based on the interplay between our constructed selves from the past, our lived selves in the present, and our imagined selves for the future.
  • At the end of this module, you will be aware of how stories function on a fundamental level so you can help yourself as well as your clients by listening to stories in a different way, and bringing new ones to life.
  • • Narrative Diamond: A framework that guides you into deepening your listening abilities so you can hear what is being said, is not being said, wants to be said, and is being said differently already, thereby increasing the quality of the conversation you’re having.
  • • Circling the Tree: A tool that will show you how inquiry is a spiraling process of deepening and rising more than it is linear process of getting from A to B — offering five questions that you can use to move up the ‘tree” to generate new perspectives and down the ‘tree’ to invite new actions.
  • • Working with metaphors: a resource to use with one of the most common features in people’s stories—metaphors and other analogies. Based on the notion of coaching as ‘serious play’ you learn to explore and experiment with different options.
  • At the end of this module, you will be able to appreciate the centrality of listening as the basis for your inquiry and hear more deeply what your clients are saying through their stories and as a human being.
  • • Four tools: Four effective tools that you can use to bring about change, based on the research of habit formation as well as the belief that it is better to focus on making new choices whenever the opportunity presents itself than to focus on goals that relate to a specific future.
  • • Connecting the dots: a framework that brings together three of the iterations of the narrative coaching model that can be used to help clients understand where they are now and what needs to be addressed next, including a number of practical case studies.
  • • Bringing closure: a process that you can use to help bring closure to a coaching session and/or a significant experience within coaching. It supports the client to feel complete with the process, to remember what they have learned and gained, to be accountable for the next steps and give their new story a strong head start.

Narrative Coach
Program Options

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Core

The Core Program sets you up with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of Narrative Coaching.

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  • 12 Hours
    of live Core Immersion
    Training with Dr. David Drake
  • 7 Hours of live Q&A
    with Dr. David Drake
  • Access to our exclusive Narrative Coach Community for the program
  • Essential videos
    build a solid foundation of Narrative Coach terms and theories
  • Audio and video recordings transcripts, and professional notes for all sessions
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    by Dr. David Drake
  • Coach-Development Tools

19 CCE Units

  • $1,497 Super Early Bird
  • $1,797 Early Bird Discount
  • $2,997 Full Price
  • $267 Monthly Super Early Bird
  • $317 Monthly Early Bird Discount
  • $527 Per Month for 6 Months
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Enhanced

The Enhanced Program offers you in-depth support from David and exclusive resources to help you implement Narrative Coaching at a higher level.

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  • 12 Hours
    of live Core Immersion
    Training with Dr. David Drake
  • 7 Hours of live Q&A
    with Dr. David Drake
  • Access to our exclusive Narrative Coach Community for the program
  • Essential videos
    build a solid foundation of Narrative Coach terms and theories
  • Audio and video recordings transcripts, and professional notes for all sessions
  • Narrative Coach - pages sales program book Copy of Narrative Coaching E-Book
    by Dr. David Drake
  • Coach-Development Tools
  • Exclusive Client-Development Tools
  • Live Enhanced Training Sessions (10.5 hours) including

    - Narrative Coaching Demonstrations
    - Implementing Narrative Coach concepts in your practice
    - Inside view on how graduates utilize resources
  • Guided Practice Sessions (7 hours)
    - Led by Certified Narrative Coach Facilitators
    - Practice using tools with your peers
  • Eligibility for Certification upgrade

36.5 CCE Units

  • $1,997 Super Early Bird
  • $2,397 Early Bird Discount
  • $3,997 Full Price
  • $347 Monthly Super Early Bird
  • $417 Monthly Early Bird Discount
  • $697 Per Month for 6 Months

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30 - Day Money Back Guarantee

We want to ensure that you feel 100% safe and confident that we will deliver on our promises for the program so we offer a double backed 100% Money Back Guarantee.

If for any reason you would like to leave the program, we will refund your payment in full. No forms to fill, no hard feelings and you have a full 30 days to request this refund, not from today, but actually from the start of the program to give you extra time to ensure your satisfaction.

The WBECS Group also backs this guarantee and will ensure if you have not received a refund within 48 hours of request that you receive this, in full immediately.

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7 Modules

Over the course of 6 months

+22h Training

With Enhanced Program Option

7h Live Q&A

with Dr. David Drake

7h Practice Sessions

With Certified Narrative Coach Facilitators

+3 Coaching Demos

With Live Debrief and Q&A

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Bärbel Weiligmann

Global Alliance of Improved Nutrition, Amsterdam

David Drake’s methodologies offered me significant insights for how to better manage my global teams and design my workshop. His practical tools, like the Four Gateways, provide team members a fast access to the essence of what they want to achieve and how they can contribute better to the organisation. I used his “Emptying the Cup of Tea” tool to shape my workshops differently and they generated deeper organizational learning as a result. I am very grateful for being introduced to his innovative narrative coaching approach.

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Carol Kauffman, PhD ABPP

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Founder/Executive Director, Institute of Coaching

One of the things I find quite unique in David's approach -- and I love it in his workshops and in his book -- is that he really brings together very, very high-end brain material academics and great rigor in a way that is very unusual. He also brings incredible depth to the actual application of this work in practice. As a rule, nearly all the time, people are good at one or the other. It's very rare that you get someone with such academic rigor who also has such a deep personal knowledge of how people function in long-term intensive coaching. And I find that to be very unusual. Dr. David Drake’s work with story is very powerful and has profoundly shifted my identity.

Executive Manager for Talent; Former Head of Change Teams

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

David partnered with CBA Group throughout the launch of our new Vision and Values.

He delivered powerful and compelling sessions to our most senior 400 leaders.

David worked collaboratively with us to design content that focussed on connecting with employees through authentic storytelling. David’s work has proven to be a success with impactful embedding across our organisation.

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Judy Stevens-Long

PhD Faculty, Fielding Graduate University, School of Human & Organizational Development, US

David has taken his doctoral research and created a globally recognized body of work. His systemic approach to developing people is on the leading edge of coaching.

Associate Dean; Director of Coaching

Melbourne Business School

David’s narrative work is very powerful. He was a very astute choice for working with us.

There has been such a positive response to his philosophy, models and personal style; his visit has exceeded all my expectations and made a significant contribution to the development of our coaches.

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Professor David Lane

Professional Development Foundation and Middlesex University, UK

This is a deeply thoughtful yet highly practical account of narrative coaching. David Drake has made a significant contribution to the field of coaching, not just to narrative approaches.

Chief Learning Officer

PwC Australia

David partnered closely with PwC for three years, contributing his extraordinary coaching skills and expertise to assist us in crafting and driving a significant cultural change journey for the Firm with coaching at its foundation.

His wise counsel, combined with a genuine interest in people, deep experience with OD and commercial acumen, make him a trusted business advisor to us.

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Brian Lanahan

Brand strategist, US

Most coaches deal with the surface of life, focusing on arranging behaviors and tasks. David has a way of quickly getting to the deeper personal narrative that shapes how we perceive daily life.

Once I understood the story I was living in, I had the power to change it.

Behavioral changes that had been a challenge seem much less daunting now that they are tied to a deeper intention.

Global Training Manager

Nike

David Drake is visionary, looks for and brings out the best in others, and always leaves people and groups better off than when he found them.

He brought me out of the box thinking that really worked.

He is an effective and cogent business partner, he helped me motivate more than 60 trainers and subject matter experts to effectively 'tell their story' to help transform the organization. David Drake’s work is valuable to any organization today.

Get ready to coach
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You may have noticed by now that this is not just another coaching program. In fact, it might drastically change your outlook on coaching altogether.

A Narrative Coach is a coach who doesn’t focus on one specific or strict methodology to get results but instead works from a higher more

integrative level of freedom and flow, focusing on what matters most.

As a Narrative Coach, you will not be an initiator of change but a companion on your client’s already existing journey - a witness that gently meets the other person where they are and gets to the heart of the matter fast.

You will learn to distinguish yourself by being aware of your own story as well allowing your client to rewrite theirs.

Through working with your client’s narrative on a personal as well as collective level, you will help them to create change that incorporates all aspects of their life, so that they can confidently move forward knowing that their new narrative is a sustainable one.

In the complex, demanding times we live in it's more essential than ever that we learn how to get out of our heads and back into the room - using radical presence to help our clients get faster, more sustainable results.

If you’re as committed as we are to make a profound and lasting impact as a coach as well as on the profession as a whole, we’d love to invite you to join our community of transformational Narrative Coaches today.

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FAQ

Your Questions Answered

• What are the prerequisites for the Narrative Coach program?

In general there are no prerequisites and if you’re committed to excellence and keen to be part of this revolutionary program, you are already a perfect match. Our program will contain a range of significant materials – from academic research to mindfulness based exercises, contemporary neuroscience as well as ancient traditions. The program will focus on real life implementation, so it is helpful to have some coaching experience as you start.

• Will there be audio recordings of the session in case I can’t attend the live trainings?

Yes, absolutely! All of the sessions will be recorded, transcribed, and made accessible to you in our beautiful Narrative Coach membership area.

• How much time will I need to invest to be successful in the program?

Each session (7) is about 90 minutes. There will also be follow-up work that we want you to do, to test out – to experiment with. So if you can invest 90 minutes a week, you will cover the basics of the program but if you want to get the most value, we recommend scheduling an additional 2 hours per week to fully immerse yourself in the content.

• I have read David’s book “Narrative Coach” - will there be new material in the program?

Absolutely. Narrative Coach is an in-depth 7 module program that will cover a lot of new material that isn’t in the book, helping you to integrate this coaching discipline in a much deeper way. However, reading the book as part of the program is definitely helpful — which is why all members will automatically receive a digital copy to support their learning.

• What are the primary differences between the Core and Enhanced program?

In the Core program you will receive 12 hours of live Core Immersion training with Dr. David Drake, 7 hours of live Q&A, access to our exclusive Narrative Coach member community, coach development tools and resources to help support your learning, audio and video recordings, transcripts, and professional notes for all sessions. The Enhanced program offers you the opportunity to take your learning a step further and integrate the Narrative Coach philosophy at a higher level. Of course, you will get access to all the training that the Core program offers. Apart from that, you will also receive 10.5 hours of live Master Training with Dr. David Drake, access to both coach and client development tools to help support your learning. Additionally, you’ll have 7 hours of practicing the tools with your peers in Guided Practice Sessions led by Certified Narrative Coach Facilitators and be eligible for a Certification Upgrade.