Southeast Regional Webinar: What if Questions were the Answer? Exploring the Principles and Practices of Appreciative Inquiry for our work as Coaches (ICF Central Florida)

When: 9/14/2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
One of our most powerful tools we have as coaches are the questions we ask.  In this interactive webinar, Management Professor and Appreciative Inquiry specialist, Dr. Lindsey Godwin, will invite us to re-examine the power of questions in our professional practice. Unpacking the principles and science behind Appreciative Inquiry, Dr. Godwin will explore how questions shape our reality, our ideas about possibilities for the future, how we see our clients, our colleagues, and our very selves. If what we ask determines what we find, learning to ask appreciative questions can help us create the futures we most want for ourselves and others.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Define Appreciative Inquiry
  • Describe the principles of Appreciative Inquiry as they relate to coaching practices
  • Understand the impact our questions have in shaping our work as coaches
  • Explore the science behind Appreciative Inquiry and strength-based approaches to coaching
  • Identify the elements that make questions more impactful in our work as coaches
  • Explore reframing questions to create more generative outcomes with clients

This session has been approved for:  1 Core Competencies and 0.5 Resource Development

NOTE: This is a two-step registration process:
1. Register here with ICF Charlotte Area Chapter
2. Receive a confirmation screen and email with a Zoom registration link. Click on the Zoom link and complete your registration to receive a personal Zoom link from ICF Global.

Meet Your Presenter: Dr. Lindsey Godwin

A professor, practitioner, and possibilitizer, Dr. Lindsey Godwin has a passion for helping individuals and organizations leverage their potential through strength-based change.  She has a master's degree in conflict resolution from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution George Mason University, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with the founding thought leaders in Appreciative Inquiry. She currently holds the Robert P. Stiller Endowed Chair of Management in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College (Vermont, USA), where she serves as the Academic Director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (AI). A sought-after international speaker, consultant, and facilitator, Lindsey has worked with organizations across the globe and her work has been published in a variety of journals and books and presented at conferences around the world. You can learn more about Lindsey's work at