GISC Executive Coaching & Personality Dynamics On-Demand Info Session
GISC Executive Coaching & Personality Dynamics On-Demand Info Session
Recorded November 7, 2019 | 12pm - 1pm EST

On-Demand: Executive Coaching & Personality Dynamics Info Session

This Info Session  was recorded on November 7, 2019. It is designed to introduce you to the Executive Coaching & Personality Dynamics program from the Gestalt International Study Center (GISC). If you are new to GISC training, or need more information to decide if this program is right for you, watch the video and listen as they tell you - and demonstrate - how they approach the program. You obtain an excellent understanding of what to expect, and a good feel for how the program content will be presented.


(Watch towards the end for information on a special discount if you register by November 15, 2019.)

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Info Session Panelists

Mary Anne Walk

Mary Anne was the President of Walk & Associates, Inc., a global management consulting and coaching group, and previously Executive Vice President of a software company in New York City, which she joined shortly after retiring from AT&T as Vice President of Human Resources. Mary Anne is a summa cum laude graduate of Tarkio College, holds an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a MS in Management Science from MIT as a Sloan Fellow. She is certified as a Master Coach from the International Coach Federation.

Adriana Bellerose

Adriana Bellerose is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designated by the International Coach Federation, holds the Gestalt Coaching Certification from Gestalt International Studies Center (GISC), and is certified by National Training Labs (NTL). Bellerose is licensed with Management Research Group® (MRG) in Strategic Leadership Development and Personal Directions® assessments. Other assessments include DDI’s Targeted Selection®, Predictive Index® and McQuaig®. Bellerose is a member of the Organizational Development Network (ODN), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Gestalt Institute and presently sits on the Advisory Board for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).

Laurie Fitzpatrick - Session Moderator

Laurie is Managing Director of GISC. She draws on her international small business management and communications experience to advance GISC’s mission to bring about transformative growth in the individuals and organizations it serves. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Simmons College and a graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications from Harvard University. Laurie is a GISC and ICF Certified Coach.


Executive Coaching & Personality Dynamics

February 6 - 9, 2020


This intensive workshop, which takes place over four days, will discuss the coaching presence needed to coach executives. It will focus on understanding and working with the characteristics and manifestations of narcissism, perfectionism and control, anger and conflict management, burnout and issues of self-esteem.


Participants will explore how to coach each executive type differently and how to know when a referral to another practitioner is needed. Emphasis is on cases from participants' practices in relation to personality dynamics and coaching theory.


21 ICF Core Competency CCE

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The Gestalt International Study Center

The Gestalt International Study Center is tucked away on a beautiful retreat, just minutes away from the Cape Cod National Seashore. Beautiful year-round, Cape Cod's rugged coastline and authentic villages are particularly captivating in the winter months - especially when accompanied by a steaming cup of New England clam chowder.


See for yourself why our internationally renowned center is the favored retreat for leaders from around the world, and join us for Executive Coaching & Personality Dynamics.

About GISC

GISC is a nonprofit educational organization engaged in personal, professional, and organizational development worldwide. Our global community is engaged in training, study groups, conferences, research and the publication of books and our academic journal, the Gestalt Review, now in its 22nd year.

Three important elements distinguish our programs. Our training programs are rigorous, our methods based on years of research and successful application across disciplines, cultures and continents. The learning is applied, which means that our programs are concrete and practical, and you can put new skills to use immediately, although they may take much practice to master. The results are profound; there is a magnitude of impact in your work and in your life that is far beyond the norm. Because of this, many of our participants return year after year to GISC.

Gestalt theory originated in scientific research on human perception, was then applied to psychology where it gained recognition, and has subsequently been incorporated into many therapeutic models. Through the work of our founders and others over the last fifty years, the theory has been further developed into an extraordinarily powerful organizational development application, producing highly effective leaders, groups, and organizations throughout the world.

At GISC, we teach the application of Gestalt theory with a unique emphasis on perceiving and expanding existing competence as the foundation for achieving one’s own and others’ full potential. This seemingly simple shift in perspective opens up new choices and possibilities, provides a basis of trust and respect that supports both professional and personal development, and creates lasting change.