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Presence-Based® Coaching

Pragmatic leadership
development for tomorrow’s challenges.

Leaders simultaneously face immediate complexities and unknowable futures. Leverage current leadership
challenges as catalysts for future capacity.

Leading edge practice. Deeply human. Organized towards what matters most.

TOOLS FOR COACHES AND LEADERS

Coach Training

Sophisticated, in person training for experienced and new coaches. Fully ICF-accredited certification program. Leading edge content.

Our Approach

Pragmatic, integrated approach to human growth and development. Real world results, synthesizing multiple disciplines.

Community Resources

An extended community of practice, with on-going support for life-long development, and a growing Creative Commons resource library.

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The Presence-Based Coaching program is a powerful and generative learning experience.  The integration of Doug Silsbee’s unique and expansive concepts and models, his powerful personal presence, and his ability to convey sophisticated ideas in a manner that makes them readily understood and easily integrated combine to make the program profound and impactful.

Steve Heller, PCCProgram Director, Leadership Coaching Certificate Program Institute for Transformational Leadership; Georgetown University

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Presence-Based Coaching is a masterful treatise on coaching in the consciousness age. This book brings structure and strategy to accelerating the evolution of leaders.


Richard BarrettAuthor, Liberating the Corporate Soul

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Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people.  The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this.  As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee’s approach both practical and profound.

 

Arthur M. BlankPhilanthropist; Co-founder, The Home Depot; Owner & CEO, Atlanta Falcons

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Your work was profound, important, and interspersed with plenty of psychological stirring of the right sort — beautifully done. I appreciate the great combination of your smarts, humility and strength — a perfect combination!
 

Pam McLeanCEO, Hudson Institute of Coaching

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Bebe’s unflagging commitment to teaching Presence-Based Coaching, and to mentoring and developing coaches, is both precise and loving. Her laser feedback is deeply insightful while her inviting presence is encouraging and supportive. Bebe’s gifts are integral to this exceptional learning experience, which goes far beyond how to coach.

Dr. Ross Ungerleider, M.D.Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon and Author
  • Foundations

    Foundations

    Presence-Based Coaching draws from multiple streams.

    Mouseover the stones to the left to sample a few lineages integrated into this leading edge approach.

  • Resilience

    Resilience

    Presence leads to resilience: the capacity to be creative and resourceful and to take optimal action, no matter what’s going on around us.

    “Reality does not take breaks.”

    – AH Almaas

  • Somatics

    Somatics

    Whole person learning and practices produce embodiment, a compelling leadership presence, and physiologically supported change.

    “We are what we have practiced. What we practice now is what we will become.”

    – Gautama Buddha

  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    Rigorous attention on present-moment experience enables choice and awareness. Inhibiting automatic behaviors opens new possibilities.

    “My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind.”

    – William James

  • Developmental Psychology

    Developmental Psychology

    As humans grow, the arc trends towards more flexible and complex thinking, holding multiple perspectives, and an ever larger circle of care and concern. Seeing this arc accelerates its unfolding.

    “The fewer perspectives you have, the more certain you can be that you’re right.”

    – Randy Chittum

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

    Interpersonal Neurobiology

    Human connectedness takes place below the level of language, one nervous system to another. Knowledgeable self-regulation leads to authentic and trusting relationships.

    “You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.”

    – Vironika Tugaleva

  • Complexity

    Complexity

    A world that is increasingly complex requires new and sometimes counterintuitive leadership. Relying on what has worked in the past often makes matters worse.

    “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”

    – Eric Hoffer

Foundations

Presence-Based Coaching draws from multiple streams.

Mindfulness

Rigorous attention on present-moment experience enables choice and awareness. Inhibiting automatic behaviors opens new possibilities.

“My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind.”

– William James

Somatics

Whole person learning and practices produce embodiment, a compelling leadership presence, and physiologically supported change.

“We are what we have practiced. What we practice now is what we will become.”

– Gautama Buddha

Developmental Psychology

As humans grow, the arc trends towards more flexible and complex thinking, holding multiple perspectives, and an ever larger circle of care and concern. Seeing this arc accelerates its unfolding.

“We are what we have practiced. What we practice now is what we will become.”

– Gautama Buddha

Complexity

A world that is increasingly complex requires new and sometimes counterintuitive leadership. Relying on what has worked in the past often makes matters worse.

“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”

– Eric Hoffer

Resilience

Presence leads to resilience: the capacity to be creative and resourceful and to take optimal action, no matter what’s going on around us.

“Reality does not take breaks.”

– AH Almaas

Interpersonal neurobiology

Human connectedness takes place below the level of language, one nervous system to another. Knowledgeable self-regulation leads to authentic and trusting relationships.

“You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.”

― Vironika Tugaleva