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Ann L. Clancy

  • World-leading Executive Coach, PhD & Author

Ann L. Clancy Biography

Ann L. Clancy, Ph.D., specializes in executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational change, facilitation, and leadership and team development. She has 30 years of experience in working with organizations and companies to create positive change. She is a co-developer of Appreciative Coaching®, a positive strengths-based approach to change which she also applies to all her organizational and team change efforts.  

As a coach, she works with executives, business leaders, business owners, managers, professionals and authors with a focus on their unique strengths, talents and successes. She supports her clients in building their capacity for creativity, inspiration, innovation and excellence to achieve their potential and produce meaningful results. Her clients come from a broad range of industries including: Banking, Education, Economic Development, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Natural Resources (mining, refining), Non-profit Agencies, Professional Organizations, Publishing, Technology, Trade groups and Transportation. She is a mentor coach in Appreciative Coaching.

Ann is co-author of Pivoting: A Coach’s Guide to Igniting Substantial Change, 2017, based on a five-year coaching research project describing a new positive science of change for facilitating transformative moments with clients. She is also co-author of Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change, 2007, based on a two-year coaching and writing research project resulting in the development of the Appreciative Coaching model.

As a thought leader in the field of coaching, Ann is a highly experienced international presenter and trainer offering workshops and learning opportunities for coaches, executives, managers, and organizational consultants. Her experience and base of knowledge are grounded in systems, evolutionary and transformative perspectives of human and organizational change.

Ann is an International Advisor for students in the Ph.D. OD Program at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. She has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University, CA, USA; an M.A. in Organizational Development, Fielding Graduate University, CA, USA; and an M.A. in Linguistics, Oakland University, MI, USA.

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Ann L. Clancy

  • World-leading Executive Coach, PhD & Author

Appreciative Coaching: Igniting Client Energy for Substantial Change

Session length: 90 minutes

2020-05-07T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, May 7th 17:00 EDT

We’ve all felt frustrated by clients who might have made a change but didn’t. Maybe they let their limiting core beliefs stop them or their familiar patterns pull them back. How do we help inspire them to shift? How do we awaken them at a deeper level? What if there really were a way for us to consistently make deeper, positive impacts with our clients?

Your significance as a coach resides in how your very presence, life experience, and energy touch your clients in highly meaningful ways. Through tools such as positive inquiry, triggering associative connections and reflecting different pathways of knowing, you can literally help clients move their energy from a contracted state to one of expansion and choice.

The science and art of coaching has grown dramatically, especially seen in the scientific framing of energy and positive change. In this session, we share key principles and artful elements that underlie the science of positive change. We explore a research model for helping clients to self-organize at a deep level that shows the magical interplay of beliefs, memory, knowing, and emotions in the present moment. You will become more conscious of the key role you play in priming your clients’ potential for change

Appreciative Coaching is a quantum-based approach and methodology that holds a specific stance: that your clients (and you) are not objects to be fixed but rather dynamic energy-based beings in continual process. Your clients’ lives are embodied in energy and movement and they have the capacity to reinterpret and find meaning in their lives, especially through the igniting role you can play in triggering new connections of understanding for them.

This session covers the following ICF core competencies: establishing trust & intimacy, coaching presence, active listening, powerful questioning, creating awareness, and designing action.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. A new and expansive way of embodying your role as the kind of coach who ignites substantial change.
  2. A positive and stimulating reframing of your beliefs about how clients change at a deeper level.
  3. Really absorbing how transformative coaching and moving energy are one and the same.