Virtual Professional Development Program

The ICF Australasia Virtual Professional Development program has been developed with the objective of bringing you some of the finest minds in coaching and professional development available today to truly assist you in raising the level of your coaching. Calls run approximately one hour and are held regularly.

These virtual professional development calls will supplement, not replace, the existing live ICF events in your local area.


Shifting from Horizontal to Vertical Development

with James Flaherty, MCC

Virtual Professional Development Session - Friday 31 July 2015

11:00 am to 12:00 pm (AEST) 

1 CCE Unit in Core Competencies applies to this session

Often coaching deals primarily with horizontal development: working with the client on the problem or situation they’ve presented. This may help resolve an issue or achieve a goal, but doesn't necessarily lead toward greater meaning or fulfillment. It can also leave the client dependent on the coach as they haven't developed new or deeper capacity to address the specific problem and others like it.

Vertical development, the premise of Integral Coaching, invites clients to access a way of being that has them live in an entirely new way. It requires them to pay attention to something about themselves that has always been available to them but that they haven't yet seen. The coach's job is to bring the client’s awareness to this new possible way of being, invite him/her into it with language, and have him/her take on a practice so that it becomes embodied. Vertical development also allows for self-generation and self-correction: becoming competent in a way that allows the client to address what arises in an ongoing and sustainable way. 

In this webinar, James Flaherty, founder of Integral Coaching, will speak in depth about this distinction and explore ways of working with clients to invite vertical development.


About James Flaherty

James Flaherty, MCC, is the founder of New Ventures West, co-founder of Integral Leadership LLC, and the author of Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others, which is widely recognized as a seminal text in the field of coach education and is used internationally in universities and coach training institutions.

James developed New Ventures West's approach to coaching by integrating recent discoveries in linguistics, developmental psychology, twentieth-century philosophy, and biology into the practical and customized methodology known as Integral Coaching®.

He designed New Ventures West’s Professional Coaching Course and dozens of other programs, and over the past two decades he has led coaching and leadership courses involving thousands of people throughout North America, South Africa, Asia and Europe. He has coached top executives at many Fortune 500 companies and is a highly sought speaker at meetings and conferences.

James was educated at the University of California in psychology and literature. He is currently writing a second book entitled Coaching Now.

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Webinar Recording

Where a successful recording is available all approved paid registrants will receive a link to the recording several hours after the event has completed. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the recording, please register and let us know that you will not be attending the live webinar. Please note: CCEU certificates are only available to those attending the live webinar. However, you an use the recording as 1 CCEU in Self-Study towards Resource Development.

Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU)

In accordance with ICF policy, only those who attend the live event and provide the two necessary passwords are eligible to receive CCEUs. You must be online to hear the passwords as they are spoken. It is essential you join the webinar 15 minutes early to allow time to sort any unexpected technical issues on the day. The first password is delivered moments after the broadcast commences, and will not be repeated.  And the second a moment before the broadcast concludes.

To be eligible to receive the CCE Certificate, both passwords are required. 

System Requirements

These webinars are delivered using the GoToWebinar platform. System requirements and other FAQ's can be viewed here.  Whether this is the first time you have used GoToWebinar, or you are a regular user, we recommend that you aim to join the webinar 15 mins prior to the start time.


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