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This course is designed to have class members participate in the process, as well as observe how the process advances. It is a course designed to both teach and inspire. Accordingly, enrollment in this class is limited to optimize the experience, so we encourage interested coaches to reserve a place in this unique and compelling experience. 

Coaches who complete the course will understand how to use myth to draw out emotions and observations, uncover their clients’ resistance to self exploration and encourage change, often with significant breakthroughs in perspective. 

This is an advanced technique, but coaches of varied experience levels can benefit by improved understanding of narrative – specifically metaphor through myth – and its ability to change their clients’ stories and, thus, their lives. Indeed, Mentor Agility’s Raconteur Coaching™ process and certification is steeped in the use of powerful narratives to facilitate change. 

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the power of myth as a tool for Raconteur Coaching™ to help coaches guide clients to facilitate breakthroughs in self discovery. 
  • Advance coaches’ understanding of narrative – as practiced in Raconteur Coaching™ – to create significant improvements in client self awareness, creativity and reduced resistance through myth.
  • Provide coaches who participated in Session One with opportunities to deepen their understanding of applying myth to client challenges. 

 

Course Information

Course Instructor

Kwame Scruggs Kwame Scruggs Author

G. Kwame Scruggs has over 20 years of experience using myth in the development of urban male youth. He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Kwame also holds a MS degree in Technical Education with an emphasis in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Akron where he also completed all the course work for a MS degree in Community Counseling. He has conducted numerous workshops on the use of myth to engage urban youth, presenting at Columbia University’s Teacher College, Clinical Psychology Program, Grand Rounds, Rutgers University School of Social Work Doctoral Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute, C.G. Jung sites of New York, Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia and the Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture. Kwame is the founder and director of Alchemy, a non-profit organization in Akron, Ohio established in 2003. Alchemy uses mythological stories to engage urban adolescent males. In 2012 Alchemy was one of 12 programs to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities—the nation’s highest honor for after-school and out-of-school programs. Alchemy was also the backdrop for the award-winning, feature-length documentary, “Finding the Gold Within.” Kwame is a recently appointed board member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership.

  • Enrollment in this course closed on 07/24/2020.