Experimenting with Experiments

February 20-21 & 27-28, 2024

ONLINE ~ Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

Are you ready to move beyond sitting and just talking with your clients?

Do you want to hone your skills to experiment with your client in the moment?

What’s possible? As a practitioner, you can open up space for novel experiences that enable your clients to view themselves in the world differently. As you work with them in the here and now, you co-create creative experiences that support deep personal learning and highlight integrated and sustainable shifts in their experience and behavior.

Gestalt Experimenting is creative. With an experimental mindset, our bias is toward doing and generating new data, rather than rehashing a concretized narrative or talking about life experience abstractly. This allows the client to lead from their experience and enables the coachee and coach to spontaneously co-create a powerful experience in the moment to engage the client in active self-exploration.

This workshop. In this practice-rich four-virtual-session workshop, you’ll hone your skills of partnering with your client to design, grade and contract for Gestalt experiments. You’ll experience what’s possible as you witness, coach, and are coached using the soft structure of experimenting.

Come curious and ready to play a little, try out a little, and learn a lot!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the applicability of Gestalt experimenting throughout the coaching conversation.
  • Practice partnering with a client to design, grade and contract for an experiment in the context of coaching.
  • Experience successful conducting of experiments, including building awareness, debriefing discovery/learning with the client, and designing actions and next steps.
  • Explore how to integrate experimenting more fully into their sessions with clients.
  • Hone advanced ICF and Gestalt Core Competencies.



February 20-21 & 27-28, 2024, 12:45pm-4pm.


Your Facilitators:

Melissa Kelly-McCabe is a strategist, MCC and GPCC™ credentialed executive coach and dynamic public speaker with over 25 years of experience. She assists leaders in developing clarity of strategy, creating positive and lasting change to realize their personal and professional vision. She coaches women looking to design their next era and live their most fulfilled life. Melissa hosts personal and group retreats in beautiful places all over the world.

Michelle McGregor, MSOD, ACC, BCC, GPCC™ – Michelle is an execution-focused credentialed coach & consultant with a high proficiency for leadership development, professional coaching, organizational effectiveness, and strategy implementation. Her value add includes facilitating the transition of an organization’s goals into results by engaging leaders and team members at every level through effective change strategies and building strong partnerships.

Continuing Coach Education (CCE):
12 Core Competency ICF CCEs
2 Resource Development ICF CCEs
12 GPCC CCEs hours

Prerequisites: This is an advanced Gestalt workshop. MUST have experience in a deeper Gestalt Program at GIC or another Gestalt institute.

We do hope you’ll join us!