Coaching Presence is the foundational core competency of effective coaching. A coach’s presence opens trust and intimacy, allows for levels of listening beyond words, opens the door to our intuition and powerful questions - allowing the client to feel safe and supported enough to gain insight or a new perspective. From here, something new is possible. In this webinar Sharon Barbour and Toral Livingston-Jha will explore the nature of personal and relational presence as well as guide participants through presence cultivating/deepening exercises.
Participants will earn 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs for attending this webinar.
Sharon Barbour brings thirteen years of coaching experience to her clients, as well as expertise in habit change, mindfulness, somatics and leadership development. She delights in facilitating shifts in perspectives and presence that lead to authentic leadership and fulfilling creations. Her warm and creative spirit, coupled with a fluid yet rigorous coaching style helps her clients to make breakthroughs and move past old roadblocks. A life-long learner and observer of human nature, she is inspired by human potential and inner wisdom.
She is an instructor for the University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach program and a faculty member of Presence-Based Coaching & Leadership Development. Prior to coaching, Sharon earned a Master’s degree in Public Health and worked with nonprofits and educational institutions, primarily in program development, evaluation and management. She loves time with her teen daughters, making music with friends, and being outside—kayaking, gardening and simply enjoying.
Toral is passionate about working with individuals and organizations who are deeply committed to making positive change and creating impact in their world. For over 20 years, that passion translated into leading and coaching organizations, teams and coalitions in state and local government, non-profit, corporate, and higher education arenas focused on advancing environmental, social, and educational causes.
Since 2006, she has cultivated a mindfulness practice and have delivered trainings on techniques to strengthen attention, compassion, and self-awareness. In 2016, Toral formed TLJ Coaching and Consulting, LLC to holistically provide leadership and life coaching, facilitation, and training services to individuals and organizations dedicated to transformational growth.