David Matthew Prior


David Matthew Prior, MCC, BCC is President of Getacoach.com, a New York area leadership consultancy that provides executive and team development internationally. David was one of the pioneers of the coaching profession in its early days as a Founder and Board member of the Professional & Personal Coaches Association (PPCA) in 1995, which eventually merged with the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 1998. At ICF, David served as Co-Chair of the Ethics & Standards Committee, followed by his term on the ICF Global Board as Vice President and Executive Committee Member. David isa long time Core Faculty Member in the Columbia University Coaching Program. In addition to an MBA from Thunderbird in international business, David’s work is complemented by his background in theatre arts, with a particular passion for applied improvisation.


Leveraging the Dynamics of Support and Challenge for High Performance: A Coaching Demonstration focused on Facing the FACTS
This session invites participants to challenge some of the sacrosanct philosophies and teachings of multiple professional coach education and training organizations regarding the non-directive principle, holding the client’s agenda and the role of rapport in the coaching relationship. Attendees will calibrate themselves as coach practitioners along the ‘support-challenge continuum’, followed by a live coaching demonstration aimed at addressing the dynamic tension between challenge and support using an organizational coaching model (FACTS).

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