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Funcomfortable: The Uncomfortably Fun Truth About Growth with James Garrett

  • 21 Jun 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom presentation


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The biggest thing that holds our clients back is staying in their comfort zones. Whether it’s avoiding feedback, procrastinating, or not pursuing their dreams, avoiding discomfort keeps our clients stuck. Embracing discomfort is the key to growth and the good news is that it’s scientifically trainable. 

The real question is how do you help your client embrace discomfort? In this session, you'll learn the five science-based tools to help your client change their actual brain chemistry by adding the magic ingredient of FUN. Fun is what makes our brain want to repeat a behavior. But it's also a skill. The better you get at combining discomfort with fun, the more momentum and growth your client is going to create in their lives. 

What you’ll see and learn

  • How to facilitate “getting-out-of-your-comfort-zone-exercises" with clients.

  • Differentiate between whether a client needs help moving out of their comfort zone (needs more challenge) or whether they need help moving out of the panic zone (needs less challenge).

  • Define for clients how their brain naturally resists discomfort, but that with skillful application, the client can make the discomfort of growth more rewarding by adding fun, play, and enjoyment.

Who is this session for

This session is for coaches who want to feel more confident and be more effective in helping their clients to embrace and work through challenges and the discomfort associated with that. 

This session will be held via Zoom. Registrants will receive Zoom details in advance of the session.

This session qualifies for a minimum of 1.5 Resource Development CCEUs. Application for Core Development CCEUs is pending. *Registrants must be ICF members and attend the full session to qualify for these credits.

Speaker bio:

James Garrett is a brain coach and founder of Brain by Design. He’s spoken on stages ranging from Harvard to TEDx and his work has been featured by The New York Times, FastCompany, and Harvard Business Review. He spent years doing research with some of the best psychologists in the world at Columbia, Tufts, and Yale.

He's also a content creator and course builder and his course called, “Brain Science for Coaches” has been rated as one of the best courses for coaches and is currently certified by ICF for 30 continuing coach education credits. He's a certified coach through the Whole Fit coaching program. He also built one of the only brain-based positive psychology curricula in the Middle East and trained thousands of Arab youth in partnership with Queen Rania of Jordan.

A rare combination of scientist, trainer, and entrepreneur, in 2019 James launched the Deep Change Project, a personal journey to discover what’s possible at the outer edges of neuroplasticity and to overcome fear.

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