Coaching with Play

gwen-gordonApril 11th, 2007
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Handlery Hotel, 351 Geary St., San Francisco

Please join two distinguished coaches, Gwen Gordon and Charles Roppel, for a fun-filled glimpse into Come Alive! The Artful Play of Coaching.

Come Alive! The Artful Play of Coaching was designed for coaches who want to tap into the joyful power of play in their lives and practice. Think of coaching at its best… the joy and ease of the dance, the effortless brilliance, and sheer aliveness! It’s pure play.

Come hear how Gwen and Chuck inspire coaches to get playful by:

  • Providing the holding that naturally liberates play
  • Inviting play when it’s absent
  • Playing with the blocks to play
  • Broadening and deepening the playground

At the end of the presentation, Gwen and Charles will close with a 15 minute coaching session designed to give the audience a small tasted of how the Come Alive! program can take coaching into greater freedom, range and mastery.

Gwen Gordon, MA, is a graduate of the Co-Active Leadership program and teaches play at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and Holy Names University. Gwen started a life of play designing Muppets for Sesame Street. She has received an Emmy award as a writer, written the study guide for the film “What the Bleep Do We Know?!” and is currently writing a book on play as a spiritual path.

Chuck Roppel was trained and functioned as Catholic Priest in the early years of his career and from this role evolved into health promotion and disease prevention work within the framework of Community Mental Health Centers in Kentucky and California. He has been the Director of the San Francisco Mental Health Association, and for 13 years the Director of the California State Department of Mental Health’s Office of Prevention and Mental Health Promotion. Following this assignment, he was the director of a private retreat and conference center in Sonoma County, California . Most recently, since 2000, he had been a faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute, maintaining a private coaching practice and training Co-Active coaches throughout the world.