Existential Psychology with Yannick Jacob

Yannick Jacob

During the Covid-19 pandemic, collectively and individually, most people and organisations have come face to face with existential concerns such endings and death, meaninglessness and absurdity, (lack of) freedom, and/or isolation. Coaching clients are and have been facing life-altering choices and profound questions with regards to who they are being and becoming; how to navigate through and beyond this crisis; and how they relate to themselves and others in an increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world.

Now, more than ever, existential philosophy is relevant to individuals, groups and organisations as the world and our clients have and will continue to experience their human condition more fiercely and increasingly find themselves faced, personally and professionally, with the weight of existential questions, which always influence the way we navigate and experience our life and work.

This talk will introduce the basic tenets of existential thought and how it relates to coaching practice. It will lay out the landscape for existential coaching, define its frame and illustrate its practical application.

About Yannick Jacob

Yannick is an Existential Coach (MA), Positive Psychologist (MSc), Coach Trainer & Supervisor (DIP) and Mediator (SPCP Dispute Resolution). He’s the Course Director of the Accredited Certificate in Integrative Coaching at the School of Positive Transformation, for which he’s gathered many of the world’s most influential coaches, and he’s the former Programme Leader of the MSc Coaching Psychology at the University of East London.

Yannick is part of the teaching faculties at Cambridge University and the
International Centre for Coaching Supervision, and he presents at conferences
internationally. Every 1st Tuesday of the month Yannick hosts a Coaching Lab that gives novice and seasoned coaches the opportunity to be a fly on the wall
for a live coaching session, and he is the host of the popular Coaching Uncaged
podcast, as well as his own podcasts Talking about Coaching and Talking about
Coaching and Psychedelics. His book, An Introduction to Existential Coaching, was published by Routledge. Learn more about Yannick and his work at
www.existential.coach and www.RocketSupervision.com.

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