An inquiry into peak experiences in a coaching relationship;encountering empathic resonance

Research suggests that some coaches experience moments of ‘empathic resonance’ in their coaching relationships. These profound peak experiences go way beyond ‘being on the same wavelength’ and can be a powerful and motivating force in a coaching relationship. The conference presentation included: a background to the facilitators’ heuristic and interview based research studies; a facilitated inquiry into participant peak experiences; an experiential exercise related to empathic resonance.

Reitz, M, (2007) An inquiry into peak experiences in a coaching relationship; encountering empathic resonance, EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Conference) , Ashridge, 3 - 4 April