On February 1st and 2nd, the Cohort 11 of the LSCC training program participated in the fourth onsite: Coaching and Systems. This onsite focused on teaching the techniques and skills needed to coach a group or organization to reach their goals and develop their potential.
Seth Harshman is a local Enneagram expert. Seth became interested in the LSCC training program after collaborating with Lark’s Song’s Emily Hathway on various Enneagram workshops. While working with Emily, Seth was inspired by the way she embodied the coaching assumptions, and was drawn to become an LSCC himself. After receiving his certification, Seth plans to work as a professional coach, using the Enneagram as a coaching tool with his clients.
The Coaching and Systems onsite focuses on various groups, including family systems. Seth explained, “At the onsite, we talked about family systems. You’re sitting there learning, but then immediately applying the learning to your own family. Really powerful even on a personal level, not even taking it and applying it to anywhere else yet.” The information discussed at this onsite not only provided Seth with the tools to coach groups, but also gave him practical advice for his family relationships.
Throughout the training program, Seth has experienced an exciting transformation within himself, in addition to the transformation he was seeing in those around him. The experience assisted onsite was particularly powerful for Seth. He explained that he “showed up and decided not to allow [his] typical inhibitions to get in the way.” He decided to do what Lark’s Song coaches call “sandboxing it,” or getting in the sandbox and playing full out, without fear of messing up. This experience taught him that he was more capable than he had thought he was.
To those who are considering signing up for the next cohort, Seth explained, “You’re not just picking up a set of skills; as you learn the assumptions that come with coaching, and eventually begin to inhabit those assumptions, you start to change because you are seeing yourself differently now.”
“That’s where the real coaching lies: The leadership that you give yourself first around these things, the changes that happen to you around these things, and then when you take those changes that are taking place in you to someone else, that’s where you are able to facilitate change in others.”
For more information and to sign up for The Lark’s Song Certified Coach training program, visit www.larkssong.com/overview.
BY Jaylan Miller | Writing Intern