Masterclass, 4th October, 2022, 14.00 to 17.00 BST

ACT Coaching: Using Functional Processes in Your Coaching Practice

Facilitator: Dr Rachael Skews

In this session, Dr Rachael Skews will explore how coaches can harness behaviour change processes effectively in coaching. Using ACT as an example, but extending into other CBT coaching psychology approaches and techniques, Rachael will outline how coaches can use psychological knowledge of human functioning, languaging and behaviour to help coachee’s move more effectively towards vital and meaningful goals. Coaches will have the opportunity to practice how they might use processes in a new coaching contract within the masterclass.

This session will draw on research and literature in process-based CBT, relational frame theory, and acceptance and commitment theory. Coaches will not need any prior knowledge of these areas to attend the masterclass, and will be provided with follow up reading to continue their learning post-session.

Dr Rachael Skews PhD

Dr. Rachael Skews leads the health coaching team at Headspace Inc. Rachael is passionate about helping people to live their best life by improving their health and their connection with things that bring meaning, purpose and joy to them.

Prior to joining Headspace, Rachael was an academic at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London where she ran the MSc in Occupational Psychology and PGCert in Coaching programmes. Her research interests are: coaching psychology; health, wellbeing and performance; contextual behavioural science; and workplace psychology. She has a particular interest in behaviour change through coaching interventions and exploring the processes of change in coaching.

Before joining the IMS as an academic, Rachael worked in business consultancy with a range of clients from industries across the private, public, and third sectors, both in the UK and internationally. She has extensive business-to-business commercial experience in the human resources and talent development sectors.

Rachael is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence Based Management.


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