Coaching to Emotions Workshop

9th-14th October, Chouvigny, France


How Comfortable Are You Working With Emotions In Your Coaching? With Your Own? With Your Coachee’s? Are You Able To Take Your Coachees Into The Emotional Domain Or Do Emotions Scare You A Bit? Have You Learned To Befriend Them Yet? I Find That I Use Emotional Distinctions Every Time I Coach And That They Are At The Core Of All My Work With Leaders And Teams.

This workshop is an opportunity to build your understanding of emotions and develop comfort and ease bringing them into your coaching.


This immersive workshop that will produce emotional, linguistic and somatic learning in the domain of moods and emotions. All aspects of activities will be viewed/reviewed through the lens of the emotions they trigger, the messages of those emotions and what human concern they take care of. We will tease out the stories of emotions and begin the practice of rigorously listening to them. In the end the aim is for you to befriend your emotions, understand them as a source of support in life and a key tool in effective coaching.


You will learn to:

  • Notice and name emotions
  • Unlock emotions through connecting with nature
  • Connect emotions and their stories
  • See emotions as information
  • Connect emotions with the body
  • Shift moods and emotions
  • Listen to and learn from emotions
  • Unveil emotional cultural discourses
  • Coach from emotions
  • Coach to emotions



October 9th-14th. 2016.

Workshops will be held in Chouvigny (map) in central France, a 45 minute drive West of Vichy, in a Lovely rural location at Amsara Retreat Centre. It begins with dinner on Sunday evening and ends Friday morning.

Program includes 3 monthly group follow up calls.

Cost: €2750 including room and meals. Enrollment limited to 12.



Across the ancient castle of Chouvigny, perched in the gorges of the Sioule river, the Amsara Campus welcomes learners of all horizons.

It provides a space and time outside ordinary life to learn new skills, reflect on the life journey, find strengths and allies to start a new project, go deeper in the practice of professional competences or work on self-knowledge. Amsara Campus is a place for learning together, learning from one another, exchange, and grow happier and wiser.

Groups and teams of up to 12 people come to work, play, experiment and enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding nature. The entirely renovated farm house has training rooms in the barn (Grange Atelière), and living quarters in the Tournebride, with spacious grounds and a vegetable garden overlooking the medieval castle.



The “Coaching to Emotions” workshop was an incredible week of learning and growth. The setting was beautiful and the rhythm of the course was perfect. Prior to the workshop, I was hesitant to bring up “emotions” with the leaders that I coach – after all, many of them are in a “check your emotions at the door” corporate culture. However, Dan has somehow made the territory of “emotions” a less scary place to lead my clients. I left the workshop with greater confidence and tools and strategies that I was able to apply right away.  I’m continuously blown away by the powerful shifts that my clients experience when noticing, naming and understanding the story connected to their emotions. Jill Meaux, MS, CPLP, ACC Excelerant
When it comes to self-observation and self-development work, as a leader, one of the hardest elements of that is knowing WHAT you are observing in the process. UnlearnRelearn re-educates you about the plethora of emotions available to everyone and how to consciously observe and choose those emotions to support what you need to move forward toward your goals in life. Unfortunately, in many societies we have suppressed or resisted emotions as a tool for success and satisfaction. Our world often labels the term "emotional" as bad or inappropriate! Emotion is simply E-Motion, Energy in Motion, helping to move us forward. Dan’s leadership and insightful facilitation approach through this powerful workshop opens the door to those emotions as a powerful leadership resource helping all leaders begin to uncover those hidden emotions in a safe, strategic manner that every leader can benefit from. Nicoa Dunne


Dan creates immense value--far beyond the reach of one's own imagination. The emotions workshop was an amazing opportunity for learning and growth, personally and professionally.  Dan is an incredible coach and teacher, and it was truly an honor to participate in the program.  Elisa Canova
Dan's workshop has opened up a whole new dimension of coaching to me.  Emotions mostly get a bad rap in our culture. They're considered wild and unpredictable, the antithesis of logic, and certainly not welcome at work. Dan teaches an entirely different perspective.  Learning to distinguish between the many  emotions I and my clients experience and the human concerns they address allows an entirely different point of navigation through life. This was mostly invisible to me. By distinguishing the human concern that different emotions address I'm able to hear the message they carry and the actions they predispose me and my clients to. Rather than being something that gets in the way of sound decision making I've learned how paying attention and honoring emotions can guide you and your clients to better decisions, deeper insights and deeper satisfaction in life. One of my best learning experiences!  Oh, and did I mention Dan Newby is a kind, funny and inspiring coach/teacher? He is. Colin Reed

Course will be led by Dan Newby and co-facilitated by Valerie Beyssade. Dan is a long time ontological coach and trainer who lives in Spain and works with coaches, leaders and organizations worldwide. Valerie is a French coach and facilitator who works globally and is the founder of Amsara Retreat Centre.

A note from Valérie, co-leader of the Coaching to Emotions Workshop

Why I am so excited to co-lead with Daniel,

This will be the first workshop at the Amsara campus, and we will lead it together: this is a 10 year old dream come true.

When I first met Daniel in 2006, I had this dream of a leadership center in nature, and it seemed very far off. It took chance, determination, vision, cultivating deep attention to the voice of my soul, to create this venue. Daniel has supported me from far and in this project I had many occasions to experience the widest variety of emotions!

I am proud and excited, and deeply committed to welcoming learners for this very special program where, in addition to the work on emotions, there will be lots of opportunities for the dance of the masculine and the feminine.

Cherry on the cake: the opportunity to learn in 2 languages: French and English.


I have loved attending workshops led by Valérie. The preparation and content had a powerful impact on me, and her leading style is gentle and kind, full of creativity and attention to each participant: a dream!
— Gaëlle Gautier
In my professional contacts with Valérie, I have discovered a powerful coach, fair and humble in her stance and contributions, using simple tools and approaches, true and authentic in her relationships. She is an enthusiastic, wise and optimistic woman.
— Chantal Priou

This program is best suited for coaches or leaders committed to deep learning in the emotional domain.

 - 35.75 ICF CCEUs will be awarded.

Enroll by contacting Dan Newby at

*If you are based in USA, a similar workshop will be held in New Mexico in September (18th to 23rd). Learn more