Creativity is increasingly considered to be a crucial factor for people's success is both business and life more generally. But little is understood about the conditions that ignite it. Coaching is a fast growing profession and practice to enable individuals to clarify and pursue their outcomes. Rarely is creativity explored as a tangible ingredient of the coaching process. This book explores the different facets of creativity and how coaches can inspire both themselves and their coaches to reach an insight moment and find creative solutions.
The book covers the creative processes of New Zealand Counselling Psychologist David Grove - coined ' Clean Language' and 'Clean Coaching' and offers a variety of perspectives to view what creativity is, and how to ignite the creative spark in oneself and others. This book is not a substitute for undertaking training in Clean Coaching. It provides an informative introduction to what an in-depth training course could provide, as well as offering a stand-alone resource for improving your creativity in your coaching work and a wealth of further references to explore if required.
Chapters include: - The value of creativity - How creativity gets stifled - by education, organisations and ourselves - Six Lenses through which to view creativity Creativity is a gift Creativity is an ability Creativity is an accident Creativity is a process Creativity is a decision Creativity is a space - Giving the gift of creativity - At your creative ‘best’ - The magic of metaphor - Finding the inner creative - Strengthening creative muscles - Staying out of your coachee’s way - Clean Language questions - Use your imagination - Creating the conditions for ‘accidental’ insight - Serendipity – pick an object - Using props to springboard into creativity - Looking around for the unexpected - Following the process to creativity - Networking answers - The paradox of insight - Starting a Clean Coaching session - Deciding to be creative - Creating the conditions for creativity - Getting into a state of creativity - Getting in touch with creativity - Exploring multiple selves - Turning ideas into action - Creating a space for creativity - Space matters - Clean Space - Bringing creativity into your coaching – a summary - Recommended reading