Marilyn Atkinson is the Founder of Erickson Coaching International and originator of the Solution-Focused Coaching methodology. A former Registered Organizational Psychologist, Marilyn is an NLP Master Trainer and specialist in Ericksonian Communications. Since 1980s she has been helping leading global companies and leaders through Solution- Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching. Marilyn has co-authored three books in "The Art & Science of Coaching" Trilogy (Inner Dynamics of Coaching, Step-by-Step Coaching & The Flow of Coaching).
Erickson Launches Complimentary Online Program Series
Erickson Coaching International is thrilled to announce that we will be presenting a series of online programs and meetings to honor Erickson’s 40th Anniversary. These will be offered free of charge as a gift to the Erickson community.
We are living in very challenging times. COVID-19 has become a pandemic requiring many of us coaches to self-isolate, quarantine, and cancel our daily work. Therefore, at this time, we decided to speed up our Erickson 40th Anniversary offerings with the aim of facilitating your learning and growth, even as – for many of us – our lives have been impacted in such a huge way. We can continue to develop through heart and mind and grow our coaching capabilities during this time. All of us can assist others to stay connected through ongoing, interactive contribution.
The dates for these upcoming series will be announced shortly. Please reserve your complimentary seat to receive updates about these dates.
Erickson’s 40th Anniversary online gifts to you include:
- The Eco Coaching Series. This new area of coaching development will be introduced with five 45-60-minute live sessions beginning in late March 2020. Presenters include Marilyn Atkinson, Peter Stefanyi, Christopher Cooke, Paul Gossen, and Rosa Tkacova. There will be a panel discussion with all presenters on social media to begin the series.
This series will open into the Eco Coaching Program, which leads to an Erickson Certificate as an Eco Coach. This will be our 40th Anniversary gift from Erickson to all interested coaches.
Register for the Eco Coaching Series
- Mindfulness: How to Meet Trauma with Inner Peace. We are meeting COVID-19 and the self-isolation requirement with the opportunity to calm ourselves, reflect, and uplift each other in difficult times. The six Mindfulness classes, videos, and small exercise programs included in this series are for all of us as coaches, not only for ourselves but for those we coach, especially those now on the front lines with COVID-19. All of us are on the front lines if we are coaching clients and friends going through various stages of fear. Many people are not used to isolation and the process of inward pondering that accompanies being alone.
Presenters include Marilyn Atkinson, Kim Leischner, Paul Gossen, Moera Saule, and Rosa Tkacova, with others to be announced. This series includes both live and recorded video sessions.
Register for the Mindfulness Series
- The Youth as Coach and Parent as Coach Series. This series of programs will be an ad hoc group of presentations for parents with stay-at-home families during the suggested isolation period. We particularly wanted to make available a small series of presentations for youth and teens between the ages of 12 and 16 who are home from school. We welcome both Erickson Coaches and parents to participate in these events.
Youth as Coach is a new Erickson program currently organized to be a summer camp in August, which has been reinvented as a small series of ‘taster’ programs due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This program is designed especially for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16. Various Erickson trainers and parents will be involved in these ad hoc presentations.
Register for the Youth as Coach and Parent as Coach Series
In April/May, Nadezhda Mihaylova, a well-known and senior Parent as Coach European trainer from Erickson, will begin the celebrated Parent as Coach program as an Erickson online program. This will be a separate, registered event with more information to be shared at a later date.
We invite everyone to join us for Erickson's complimentary 40th Anniversary programs and webinars. In the world, right now, we are in extraordinary times. Our aim at Erickson is to provide relief from fear followed by a global view of our opportunities to grow and develop day by day. It is important to all of us coaches to assist others to get through difficult events. We are joining together to support and to coach others in times of stress. The aim of Erickson with all these programs is to continue to advance coaching abilities and the compassion, humor, intellect, and vision of everyone we touch.
May your communities benefit from your participation and may your coaching vision grow. Celebrate 40 years of coaching with us and sign up and participate in this next 6-week period. I look forward to meeting you online.
President & Founder
Erickson Coaching International