Jazz Resilience in Your Signature Presence
What would coaching look like and feel like if you saw yourself as a Jazz musician? What it would be like with your clients if it were more natural for you to create in the moment without and agenda? One of the profound experiences we can have as coaches is the authentic and original processes and results that come from truly dancing in the moment. Come spend an inspirational hour with Brian Fraser. You have the opportunity to explore Brian’s work with Jazzthink here as well as view a document about Jazzthink and leadership here.
During the call we will explore:
- Gaining and sustaining your sense of confidence as a coach
- Adapting to the needs of your client
- Maintaining rapport to get results
Brian Fraser’s roots are in faith-based nonprofits. Throughout his university years, he ministered with Presbyterian congregations in Ontario. In 1985, he was appointed dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, the Presbyterian college at the University of British Columbia, and professor of history at Vancouver School of Theology, focusing on the dynamics of effective leadership and organizational development.
He is a graduate of the Royal Roads University executive coaching program, holds the International Coach Federation’s Professional Certified Coach designation, and teaches a coaching skills course for nonprofit leaders at Douglas College in Coquitlam, BC. During his time as dean of St. Andrew’s he focused on the dynamics of effective leadership and organizational development and Brian founded the Elder’s Institute, a national leadership training program for those who govern and serve Presbyterian congregations and courts in Canada.
In 2002, Brian left the university to establish Jazzthink, where he uses the wit, wisdom, and workings of jazz to provoke SMARTer conversations that generate flourishing communities.
Brian continues to practice the arts of nonprofit leadership as part-time minister with Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Burnaby, BC, and serves on nonprofit boards dealing with social enterprise and professional speaking.