How can you help your clients fulfil their personal and professional goals?

What resources can you offer to help them overcome limiting beliefs, or unhelpful patterns of thinking and feeling?

How can you support them as they engage their deepest values and discover change, growth and transformation?

In this workshop, you will explore Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and how it can help you and your clients develop emotional and behavioral agility. You will discover through personal experience how to enhance the transformational process of individual and team coaching.

The workshop

ACT aims at developing psychological flexibility. It makes it possible, even when we are faced with difficult internal obstacles, to align our actions with our values, opening up fresh opportunities for personal development and change.

ACT is an evidence-based intervention which is highly effective in promoting learning, innovation, resilience and performance.

During this workshop, you will discover the ACT matrix, a simple and intuitive model that enables you to integrate psychological flexibility into your coaching practice.

It will enable you to:

  • Become familiar with the six ACT processes and their application in coaching
  • Apply the ACT matrix in your individual and team coaching work
  • Understand how your deepest values support genuine behavioral change
  • Harness the insights of ACT to go beyond reactive patterns of behavior and ‘automatic pilots’
  • Integrate mindfulness and self-observation into your coaching practice
  • Bring your own ACT matrix alongside the matrix of your coachee to reflect on your coaching posture

Who is the workshop for?

The ACT and Coaching workshop is specifically intended for coaching practitioners who want to enrich their support model and strengthen the impact of their interventions.

The workshop is essentially experiential. It combines theory and practice to enhance your understanding of the ACT approach and its integration into professional practice. Throughout the workshop, we invite you to explore the model and practice its tools and methods on yourself, in preparation for practicing with your clients.

Workshop facilitators

Benjamin Schoendorff is the co-founder and director of the Institute of Contextual Psychology in Montreal, the main ACT training centre in Canada. He  is a clinical psychologist and pioneering ACT trainer, and has facilitated more than 250 workshops around the world. He is the author and co-author of numerous books on ACT in English and French, including The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix (2016).

Nadine Hemmer is an executive coach and trainer who works with European public institutions and large companies. A psychologist by training, she is accredited at the Master Practitioner level by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Benjamin and Nadine combine their areas of expertise to offer an in-depth approach to the use of ACT in coaching.

 Register here

The ACT & Coaching workshop runs over three days on the following dates:

17, 25 & 26 october 2022

The workshop takes place online via Zoom, from 2.30 PM to 6.30 PM (CET) / 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

To maximize our shared learning, there will be a maximum of 12 participants. For more information and to reserve your place, please follow the link below:

What past trainees say

As part of our duties at Industrial Alliance, we have to support several leaders on a daily basis and, for over a year, we have been fortunate to use the matrix as a development tool.

We use it with leaders, ourselves, our colleagues and our respective teams.

A special thank you to Benjamin Schoendorff for having supported us so well so that we can make this exceptional tool our own.

Chantal Tardif
Industrial Alliance
Organisational Development Director

Anik Dufort
Industrial Alliance
PCC certified leadership & consciousness development counsellor