Workshop of Surprises – with Peter Szabó and Natália Kallay

110 000 Ft

2020. november 23. 9.00 – 17.00 (CET)

7 ACSTH units




We invite coaches for our workshop in a year when we could all experience how hard it is to think about the future and talk about our hopes, and when only two things remained solid: the loss of control and facing the uncertainty of the future on a daily basis.

To top it, if we zoom out of the reality of our Covid-influenced daily life, what we see is that scientific evidence shows: “if we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” (Sir David Attenborough)

Given the reality of that, how can a coach partner up in a co-creating process with his/her client? How can s/he be present, while building a safe and supportive environment for a thought-provoking and creative process, which inspires clients to bring the best out of themselves both professionally and personally?

All that being said, we invite you kindly to our Workshop of Surprises.

The workshop will be useful for you, if you, as a coach, a leader, a consultant or someone who use professional communication at work wish to

  • make progress with your own questions and see possibilites emerging from your very practice through the things you master
  • continuously improve your coaching practice with stuff that is tailored for you
  • exceed your best hopes about your professional expectations with your practice
  • put your best in your learning supported by the endless trust and best hopes of two MCCs

Natália Kallay, MCC

Peter Szabó, MCC

What we know for sure is that:

  1. We’re going to create room and space for our work together.
  2. A good deal of curiosity on your part might prove useful.
  3. We’ll be trying to meet you all in the place where you are in your lives right now.
  4. You’re going to join us with some thoughts in your head, and some things to think about, and in a specific mood. It is not impossible that you might also have some expectations towards us or the day ahead of us…
  5. … and we suspect that the actual topic of the workshop is going to unveil on the 23rd November, before our very eyes.

Our attitude towards the day – which we’ll hopefully share with those of you joining us – is similar to what Lao ce wrote in Tao Te Ching:

When people see some things as beautiful,

other things become ugly.

When people see some things as good,

other things become bad.


Being and non-being create each other.

Difficult and easy support each other.

Long and short define each other.

High and low depend on each other.

Before and after follow each other.


Therefore the Master

acts without doing anything

and teaches without saying anything.

Things arise and she lets them come;

things disappear and she lets them go.

She has but doesn’t possess,

acts but doesn’t expect.

When her work is done, she forgets it.

That is why it lasts forever.”

Why do we do it like this?

Because we like to let ourselves be surprised by our participants, and also because of what often happens in coaching – sometimes even through the the whole session: we try and try to figure out what the conversation should be about, we’re making and re-making a contract with our clients, relaxing into this uncertainity, and trusting the other’s competence.

For those of you, who’d like to know some more specific details about the things that are going to happen, we have the following fixed elements to build on:

  • Our focus and our presence,
  • The formal topic of the second module of the Brief coach training (core competencies and coaching practice),
  • Accompanied by our informal topic.

So what will make this day work? 

Writing this introduction, we suppose that we’ll observe each other from different perspectives while the topic of the day unfolds through our conversations. Adopting Peter’s terminology, we might say that we’re going to practice the art of re- and re-tuning all day long.

What is the point of this whole thing? 

Success gets what it wants and happiness wants what it gets. This workshop might bring both for its participants. Our suspicion is that by re-tuning for something we didn’t wish for, and realizing that we can still shape our future and have our possibilities open, we’re going to have an immediate answer for the question: how should we handle the current situation and the dilemmas coming with it?

The training is an open module  of the Brief Coaching training II.

20% percent discount from the total price for members of the Hungarian SF Association (sfegyesület), ICF Hungarian Chapter members (icftagság) or Solutionsurfers Alumni (alumni). Use the proper coupon code (without the brackets) while purchasing the order. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us at

További információk


Natalie Kallay (MCC), Peter Szabo (MCC)


23th, November, 2020.

Number of training hours

4×90 minutes


Adina Apartment Hotel / Zoom

ACSTH points

The module will be documented with 7 ACSTH units.


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