The Cleveland Consulting Group



Hi folks,

I've not taught any workshops for a while at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Hence ,you might be interested in the executive coaching workshop I will be doing in April. Beyond the description, I will be including two tools I have been developing for a number of years. These are very helpful tools when trying to understand how your clients break contact in interpersonal relations and the second is about how they avoid the present by jumping back and forth from the future to the past.

I am limiting enrollment, so if your interested, I suggest moving sooner instead of later.

Herb Stevenson

Herb Stevenson, CEO/President
Cleveland Consulting Group

Executive Coaching:
A Gestalt Approach

April 11-13, 2012

Overview of Executive Coaching

Executive development is a critical aspect of all organizations. In 1996, training and education efforts aimed at managers totaled $14.5 billion in the U.S. One of the more recent approaches to executive development has been called coaching. Distinct from other forms of training, coaching focuses on the method of learning. Under a coaching paradigm, it is believed that the more an individual is involved in identifying problems, in working out and applying solutions for them and in reviewing the results, the more complete and the more long-lasting the learning is. This form of self learning tends to bring about learning with a deeper understanding than learning that is taught. To give this more perspective, coaching is very different than teaching for instructing. It is best described as facilitating. The coach encourages the learner to learn for him/herself...As well as acquiring new job competencies, the learner gradually develops new and more effective learning skills. He/she becomes a proactive learner, capable of learning from almost any experience encountered.

Executive Coaching: A Gestalt Approach

Executive Coaching: A Gestalt Approach is a three-day journey through the field of executive coaching.

Day One will provide a theoretical review of how executive coaching evolved and the theoretical foundations that have been built in the last decade, including use of assessments and professional certification.
Day Two will continue the theory building as primary concepts underlying Gestalt theory will be presented and overlain onto executive coaching.
Day Three will focus on a series of exercises and live coaching that will enliven the theories presented and create a series of experience that will enable the study to embody the coaching process.

Experiential exercises are interspersed throughout the workshop.


Participants will become aware of the following:

  1. An overview of coaching how it has evolved into executive coaching including clear distinctions between coaching and therapy and consulting.
  2. Coaching theories and models that have evolved over the last decade from various fields including sports, business, consulting, and psychology.
  3. When to use psychometric assessment tools.
  4. Methods for creating coaching tools and techniques from everyday materials.
  5. Gestalt theoretical concepts such as the paradoxical theory of change, cycle of experience, unit of work, presence, awareness, contact.
  6. Personal coaching styles used by the participants with encouragement and support to stretch into new styles.

Who Should Attend

Working coaches, therapists expanding their skill base or transitioning into coaching as a career move, and students of gestalt theory and application will find this workshop a rewarding experience.

Take Homes

Participants will receive a detailed workshop manual with articles on the latest trends in executive coaching and the following texts for your library.

  • Edwin Nevis, Organizational Consulting
  • Marshall Goldsmith, et al., The Art & Practice of Leadership Coaching


$1,975 includes all course materials


Herb Stevenson, MA, CDP, CPC

To enroll, please visit the
Gestalt Institute of Cleveland website


The Power of Choice

Date to be Announced
Nosara, Costa Rica

Join Executive Coach Herb Stevenson for an exclusive three-day exploration to re-connect with your life purpose in order to live with greater passion and fulfillment.

Herb Stevenson is President/CEO of the Cleveland Consulting Group, Inc. and bridges the worlds of business and spiritual healing. He is a nationally recognized author, trainer, executive coach and management consultant. He has published 26 books on various aspects of banking and business. Herb's expertise in facilitating group discussion and individual goal setting will assure attendees achieve optimum take-home value, leaving the workshop ready to live a more fulfilling life with purpose and passion.

Tierra Magnifica is the premier retreat resort on Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast. Resort owners Steve and Maggie Jacobus will be your weekend hosts, providing an experience guaranteed to induce inspiration and transformation.

Learn more...


Becoming an Effective Organizational Intervener
Program (BEI)

Becoming an Effective Organizational Intervener is a dynamic program for people involved in leadership within organizations whether it be via day-to-day management or organizational change and development. It provides an introduction to the body of knowledge developed in the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Executive and Organization Development programs. In five exciting sessions, participants will explore our overall model and theory base as applied to individual, group, and organizational levels of system. The program offers participants a powerful and integrative opportunity to increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to become more effective interveners in organizations.

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