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Strategic Silence: The Key to Holding Space with Dr. Laura Janusik

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
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Strategic Silence: The Key to Holding Space


Newer coaches tell me they feel like a fraud because they don’t know how they add value when they’re just listening. More experienced coaches tell me that when they mastered feeling comfortable in the silence they felt like a real coach. That is the paradox of silence. It’s in the silence that you give great value by providing the client with time to think.

Join Laura, also known as DrJListen, as she unpacks some of the researched benefits of silence and 2 strategies to using silence that you’ll practice in break out rooms. This presentation has something for both beginning and advanced coaches!

Three learning objectives:

  1. Coaches will better understand how listening is helping the client by learning some research on silence.
  2. Coaches will learn two techniques that can be used to help your client go deeper.
  3. Coaches will practice the techniques to become more comfortable with strategic silence.

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Meet Laura Janusik

On a scale of 1 to 10, how comfortable and confident do you feel as a coach? Laura Janusik, also known as Dr J Listen, has worked with hundreds of coaches and found that beginning coaches often cringe at the idea of silence, and more experienced coaches say Silence is a primary factor in being an effective coach.

Silence is a part of listening, so Laura is leveraging her world-wide expertise in teaching and training Listening to help coaches with research-based solutions that work. These listening solutions help coaches to Listen Well, Hear More, and Change Lives. Her PhD in Communication and MBA and over 20 years as a leading listening researcher and professor help coaches better help their clients.

Laura’s published nationally and internationally and has been cited in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, US News World Report, and Choice: The Magazine for Coaches, among others.

Laura’s background includes 15 years of HR Management in private industry and 20+ years of academic experience as a professor, scholar, speaker and trainer. She’s the past president of the International Listening Association. Finally, she has 20 hours of Listening for Coaches courses accredited for ICF CCE’s.