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CI Series 2018: Active Listening

  • October 24, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Deep Listening is a webinar led by Dr. Walt Hastings (DMin, MCC), that will focus on ICF’s core competency #5:  Active Listening.  Active Listening is the ability to focus completely on what the client is saying and is not saying, to understand the meaning of what is said in the context of the client’s desires, and to support the client’s self-expression.  It is listening without an agenda, distinguishing between the words, tone of voice and body language.

Here are some realities about listening.

  • Listening is a foundational coaching skill.
  • Listening can be a rare gift to others (less than 5% of people feel truly heard).

  • Listening is hard to do well.

  • Listening well is a critical skill and it is essential to good coaching.

  • There is no point in asking powerful questions if you are not going to listen deeply.

  • Coaches observe the 80/20 rule (listen 80% of the time).

  • LISTEN and SILENT are spelled with the same letters. (Let silence do the heavy listening!)

  • Listening is NOT passive, but requires actively, intentionally and intuitively grasping facts, feelings, mindsets, etc., in what is said AND not said.

You are invited to participate in this webinar to strengthen your listening skills.

This core competency event offers one (1) hour of ICF/BCC/CCNI continuing education.

Your Presenter


Walt has been coaching for 18 years. He holds the MCC credential with the ICF. Walt is the Credentialing Director for CCNI. He also is active in his local Colorado ICF Chapter, having served on the Board for five years in various capacities as Credentialing Director, Membership Director and Treasurer. Walt received his coach training from CoachNet, from Creative Results, and from Coach U.

Walt earned the DMin degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2000. He served in pastoral ministry for about 35 years, including 10 years as lead pastor. Having planted a church himself, he also has coached about 75 church planters. He presently serves as Director of Strategic Planning at his local church. He and his wife, Sharon, have recently been accepted on the staff of One Challenge, where they will be doing short-term mission trips, and Walt will be providing coach training for that organization.

Walt and Sharon enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, travel and cruises.

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