COURSE “DAC - Advanced Coaching Dynamics” (Online)

March 30, 18:00 – 19:00 CET

In this interactive workshop, Clark Friedrichs will be giving you a vision of the content of this course, including:
  • An overview of three powerful dynamics you can use with your coaching clients
  • An introduction into the power of using the body, space and movement while coaching clients
  • How expanding range will move clients toward action grounded in what they really want to create

Course Information

What you will get?

  1. Dynamics in 3 dimensions that help your clients create powerful action plans and inspire them to overcome obstacles 
  2. Techniques to challenge your clients and have them explore real situations using role play 
  3. Strategies to help your clients overcome internal conflicts, by negotiating with their saboteurs 
  4. A stronger connection with your clients, from your own authenticity 


An experiential and interactive learning environment.
Powerful, proven structures inspired by different schools and methodologies, including Co-Active Training Institute; CRR Global Coaching Relationships; and Strozzi Institute Somatic Coaching, among others.
The capacity to explore advanced skills very effectively.
At the end of the course you will receive 7.5 CCE units from the ICF, of which 6.5 are Core Competencies, and 1 is Resource Development.

Clark Friedrichs

Clark Friedrichs CTI Coach

I am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and have worked as a coach with thousands of people, from executives to students, over more than 22 years in the profession. I am also a senior faculty member of the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) where I have held various roles. As Director of Leader Training and Development, I helped train more than 150 new faculty members, who work with CTI in their global operations.

I was born and raised in the United States and studied Geography at the University of Colorado, after which I worked at National Geographic magazine in their research division for more than 5 years. After investigating the physical, exterior world, I became fascinated with the internal geography of humanity. I then began a personal development path that led me to coaching.

As President of Green Light Go, I am committed to creating learning experiences for people from all walks of life, through our partnerships with CTI, CRR Global, and the Strozzi Institute. I am also committed to developing advanced coach training to influence the impact coaches can have on their clients, in a more powerful and authentic way.

Clark Friedrichs CTI Coach

What you will learn

This strategic formula enables you to help your clients define a goal and embody it, by setting up a circuit in the workspace where your clients will remember their internal and external resources and find out what obstacles impede them from reaching that goal.

This dynamic uses movement and spatial exploration, among other things, helping to create mental structures in 3 dimensions. Our body; the environment; and objects that are around both the coach and client, exist in 3 dimensions.

Representing your client’s mental constructs in three dimensions is a way of tangibilizing their desires, their fears, their beliefs and also their capabilities, invoking their body. Facing each of these mental constructs represented by objects helps mobilize the nervous system and give your client new information and resources they didn’t have before.

In the process of doing the DMF you will see how important it is to challenge and acknowledge your client; be direct; and confront and question them without “beating around the bush”, so to speak. And you will see that effectively using these basic skills—essential to coaching—depends on the ability of the coach to calibrate in the moment the intensity with which they “take charge” in service of their client. Neither too much, nor too little. The experience of coaching takes place in the resonant space that exists between what is too much, and not enough.

Advanced Coaching Skills:

During our training as coaches we learned that the coach must coach the client, not the saboteur. This makes sense because it is essential to not confuse the voices of one and the other. But in this course we continue to break the rules!

This time, the saboteur will be our client. The saboteur, our internal critic, has its own personality, it way of talking and its own purpose. By establishing a dialog with this part of us which in the end could include an alliance, we help our clients to clearly distinguish and be able to negotiate with the intention to integrate this part into the whole person.

This work is especially useful when the client doesn’t have their saboteur clearly identified or when their saboteur is taking charge of the situation and the client is in a direct fight with it.

The power of this work is based on the effective dialogue between one and the other. Without fighting and without yielding, we can recognized and combine them. The skill to combine and align is another Advanced Coaching Skill that we will explore.

Many times the saboteur has been with the client for a long time and your client and the old fight and frustration that comes from being against this part of the person has a profound negative impact on the client. Clients are right to fight but the saboteur also has its purpose and perspective and it is possible that it has been hurt as well. In those cases we must first normalize it. Normalize with empathy and compassion and observe the signals that is show us what the intention is between the client and their saboteur.

The initial disfunction of the relationship between our client and their saboteur can be considered the “primary”. When you work with your clients in the way, it is good to put your attention there and normalize it, honoring this primary all the while being aware of what is happening between them through this dialogue which means a “secondary” is emerging. This is the place where it will be possible to integrate and continue moving forward together.

Advanced Coaching Skills:
Attention to the secondary

Since you can’t be the shadow of your client—something we will talk about in the next course—the majority of the time the coach will not be present when your clients are facing their challenges they brought to the coaching sessions. This is the actions that they are taking.

When your client feels stuck in their daily life just thinking about a difficult conversation they need to have or have been avoiding for some time, you as a coach can practice with them—not just have them feel prepared for it.

This Advanced Dynamic gives you a concrete structure to bring real situations into the coaching space whether it be virtual or in the office. It permits them to practice with you in a safe space and learn from the experience.

This is a dynamic that requires courage on the part of the coach to put them in the role that they will represent the person that the client need to have a conversation or confront the problem head on, without delay.

The effectiveness of this technique is to create a safe space of experimenting and have the courage to step into the role play as an actor. Following the steps of this dynamic and the rules that permit the client to become aware of how they are being in the face of this challenging situation. You have to use all the skills that we have talked about including the following:

  • Calibrate: You need to be strong and flexible, pushing and letting off the pressure in service of the needs of the client.
  • Tangibilize: This is to enter the interior world of your client and make it real externally in the coaching space. By identifying the decision with a word or concrete action you will create awareness that it is something real, tangible.
  • Attention to the Secondary: This is to help your client be aware of things they don’t know about themselves or the situation that they are living. This is the beginning of making this unknown known or visible through their actions and expressions and from this discovery they can construct a new reality.
  • Normalize/Combine: This is the quality of being able to empathize with all the parts of your client that you observe and legitimize without judgement to help take the situation of the second level of understanding where the primary can be honored.
  • Courage: This quality is essential to generate answers that are not previously thought out and through these signals the learning can come. Courage isn’t something only goes outside but goes deep inside. Sometimes the coach needs courage to enter with the client to look at a topic and do it without judgement.

10th to 13th March ’22


This course is targeted to

Experienced and all level coaches

Training Dates

April 09 –
17:00 – 19:30 CET
April 10 – 09:30 – 13:30 CET


230 € + VAT

With this programme will obtain 7.5 hours ICF Continuing Education units, comprising 6.5 hours in Core Competencies and 1 hours in Resource Development.

With this programme will obtain 7 hours ICF Continuing Education units, comprising 6.5 hours in Core Competencies and 1 hours in Resource Development.

What people are saying

The DAC course was eye-opening for me. I felt a vast, open space to be creative. I particularly found value in negotiating with my saboteur instead of fighting it. Those inner critics never really go away and it was interesting to hear their side of the story. The role-playing was a great angle to bring into coaching situations – i initially underestimated the impact this could have. It involved courage and depth and really provided perspective. This is one i have experimented with since, and clients love it!

I would highly recommend this course if you are looking to expand your range and take your coaching to the next level.

Vidhya Thomas, Singapore

I highly recommend the DAC course delivered by the magnificent Clark. This workshop is definitely for advanced coaches who are looking to refine their skills. I particularly like how Clark leveraged on what we already knew as certified coaches and upskilled it for us. I love the exercises – they are simple to follow, yet powerful and added more layers to my existing skills. As a Faculty Member of CTI and The Leadership Circle, I came with a loaded tool-kit but this workshop still enabled me to upgrade what I already have. 

John Tse Tow, PCC, CPCC, ORSCC, Hong Kong

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