Provocative Coaching

Facilitated webinar 9.30am - 12.30pm. Please see below for the follow up Action Learning Group dates and further information.

Overview of Content:

This is a very practical webinar where there will be the opportunity to explore the questions outlined below by sharing your own personal experiences of change and challenge.  The facilitator will encourage you to think about your own practice and the extent to which you incorporate provocation and challenge into your work with clients. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with a peer coach to explore these themes.”

  • How difficult is it to change behaviours?
  • What influences you to change?
  • What does truly provocative coaching look like?
  • How do you create the conditions in which you can challenge your clients?
  • What’s different about working with senior leaders – and why might you need a provocative approach with them?
  • How can you take a more provocative coaching approach to be a catalyst for change with your clients?

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the webinar delegates will be able to:

  • Have identified a behaviour that they have changed over the last 12 months and have reflected on this experience
  • Describe their own approach to change and challenge
  • Apply techniques that will bring more provocation into their coaching practice
  • Recognise some new ways of tackling clients who are resistant to change

Recommended Reading:

Challenging Coaching – Blakey and Day

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart by Mary Beth O’Neill


The follow up Action Learning Groups (ALG) will run virtually as follows:

For those attending the facilitated webinar on Thursday 9th June 2022 the ALG will be on Thursday 23rd June 2022 from 9.30am - 11.30am.

For those attending the facilitated webinar on Wednesday 23rd November 2022, the ALG will be on Wednesday 7th December 2022 from 9.30am - 11.30am. 

Please ensure that you put both the facilitated webinar and ALG dates into your diary.  Full joining instructions and pre-work will be sent around a month beforehand.

About the presenter

Graham Clark


Graham Clark is The OCM's Director of Coaching & Consultancy practice which works with our clients to develop new and more powerful ways of connecting potential to purpose in themselves and their organisations.  Graham is a seasoned coach of individuals and teams, including work at FTSE 100 board level.  Graham is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.   He has over 15 years' experience working in senior roles in management consultancies including 5 years as Head of Hay Group's coaching practice. He authored the chapter on "Implementing Coaching and Mentoring" in our recent book.

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