On the morning of 8 June 2023, in London, Severin Sorensen, M.Phill, and Host of the Arete Coach Podcast delivered the following paper on "The AI-Enhanced Coaching Triad" at the British Psychological Society's Coaching Psychology Conference for Researchers and Practitioners. The presentation was given at the Friends House Conference Center, where it was simultaneously broadcasted for in-person and online attendees with hybrid access via Zoom video. This presentation explores the integration of AI technology into the coaching process, focusing on the co-creation of conversations between the coach, coachee, and an AI coaching companion.
This presentation explores the integration of AI technology into the coaching process, focusing on the co-creation of conversations between the coach, coachee, and an AI coaching companion. Severin Sorensen, an experienced executive coach, shares his journey of incorporating AI tools, such as ChatGPT and Fathom Notes, into his coaching sessions. By leveraging AI, Severin aims to enhance the coaching experience, provide immediate insights, and co-create new materials for consideration. This presentation examines the opportunities, risks, and ethical issues associated with this AI-enhanced coaching approach, emphasizing the value it brings to clients (coachees) and the importance of maintaining a coaching-oriented mindset.
Severin Sorensen, M.Phil., serves as the CEO of ePraxis LLC, a top-tier executive coaching and talent recruitment firm. As the host of AreteCoach.io and Arete Coach Podcast, he bridges the gap between the Art and Science of Executive Coaching. He is the author of three books focusing on the intersection of AI and coaching, including the acclaimed "The AI Whisperer" series and "Next 10: Coach Wisdom for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and CEOs Wondering What Moves to Make Next." In 2005, he successfully exited from a company he founded, now part of Interface Security, the 7th largest US security integrator, attributing his success to Vistage's executive coaching and peer groups. As a former Vistage Chair (2010-2018), he coached many executives and facilitated peer groups, receiving both the "Rookie of the Year Chair Award" and “Mentor Chair” honors. Today, Sorensen has provided over 8,000 hours of paid professional executive coaching sessions. He has also invested in learning from 800+ hours of personal coach development training, with certifications including ICF ACSTH Certified Executive Coach, Certified Organizational Development Coach, and Certified Life Coach. He earned his M.Phil. in Economics from King's College, Cambridge University.
Sorensen, S., (2023) The AI-Enhanced Coaching Triad: Co-Creating Conversations between Coach, Coachee, and AI, and Associated Opportunities, Risks, and Ethical Issues. BPS Coaching Psychology Conference 2023: Integrating research and practice. London. 8 June 2023. © 2023 by Severin Sorensen. | All rights reserved, with the exception that researchers and news sources may cite brief quotes or synopsis of information from the article along with this citation.
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