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Lyssa deHart, MCC- Coaching and Metaphors - ICF AR OK Monthly Chapter Meeting

  • Thu, August 22, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom



Metaphors are all around us; they flow through the daily rhythm of our conversations. Unless they are wildly obvious, we may miss them. Join this fun webinar and learn to play with the power of visual language. 
John Geary said, “Whenever we describe anything abstract: ideas, feelings, thoughts, emotions, concepts, we instinctively resort to metaphors”

Discover the neuroscience of metaphors. Metaphors light up the brain of the person who uses them and they can be used to create outcomes, give clarity of distance, as well as support deep transformation. 

Learning to use the metaphors that your clients bring to the conversation is far more powerful than scripting your metaphors into the coaching conversation. Metaphors are vivid doorways into who your clients are being, their deeply held beliefs, their vision of themselves and their sense of what they want. This awareness can give you a powerful tool to get curious with greater ease. 

Key Takeaways


1.     The differences between Metaphors and Similes.

2.     Neuroscience + Metaphors.

3.     The power of using the Metaphors that your clients bring to your coaching conversations.

Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, BCC, EMCC, is an author, podcast host, and an expert in the coaching field. She has written 'StoryJacking: Change Your Dialogue, Transform Your Life,' 'the Reflective Coach,' and she is the host of the Coaching Studio Podcast. Her upcoming book, ‘Light Up: the Science of Coaching with Metaphors’, is set to release in early 2024.

Using her understanding of the ICF Core Competencies and her knowledge of Neuroscience, Lyssa works with Professional Coaches to expand the capacity to partner with their clients through how they show up and hold the space for those with whom they work. She created the ICF Credentialing Exam (ICE) PREP and the Power of Metaphor Certification Program. Her PREP Course is designed to support coaches to pass the updated ICF Exam. Her Power of Metaphors Course is designed to invite coaches to tune their ears to metaphors and better understand and utilize their clients' metaphors.

Lyssa is dedicated to strengthening the coaching community by improving the coach-client relationship's quality and impact.

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