Engaging Spiritual Wisdom in Secular Coaching


Presented by:

Adam Robersmith


Workshop Description:

Spirituality—our sense of connection to that which is beyond and deepest within us—has a powerful effect on our daily lives. Yet, exploring client spirituality is often reserved for specialists in coaching and related/allied professions.

Inviting our clients to engage their spiritual wisdom can help them to better understand their motivations and choices, become unstuck or discover new paths forward, and create lasting, sustainable change in their lives.

You don’t have to be a spiritual director to support someone in that level of exploration and integration. You need only be willing to engage them in a spiritual conversation.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to engage someone else’s spiritual awareness with a series of open-ended questions and discussion techniques to apply that wisdom.

You’ll also learn when and how to refer someone to find a spiritual director, clergy person, or religious community. Finally, you’ll have your own opportunity to engage in the sort of reflection and exploration that this process offers.


Workshop Benefits:

  • Discover how to engage spirituality and religion with clients who wish to do so without having to be a religious professional.
  • Understand your client’s motivations and choices which are grounded in belief, practice, and preference.
  • Make a referral to a spiritual specialist as appropriate.
  • Increase your spiritual awareness by using this process.


Presenter Bio:

The Rev. Dr. Adam Robersmith is a Unitarian Universalist minister, spiritual director, and storyteller. Educated at Cornell University, Starr King School for the Ministry, and Chicago Theological Seminary, he has studied science, theology, history, and the arts. The range of his interests and education allows him to support the spiritual and religious lives of people with a wide variety of beliefs and spiritual practices. When he isn't ministering, he is also a gardener, fiber artist, and baker who loves a good workout. He lives in the woods in Connecticut with his partner of 23 years and their dog.