Course Description

Focus on the Fundamentals

This is a collection of the essential teachings of Clear and Open. In any practice, the foundational elements form the basis of success or failure. For beginners and those more experienced as well, this resource helps you return to what's most important to maintain focus and proper context for all of the other teachings.

Josef Shapiro

Since I first trained as a business coach at EMyth in 2002, I’ve been a change agent for thousands of business leaders and managers. Coaching is a fast-growing industry, but it's also very young. I'm a perennial student and never satisfied with the pace of human change because I think we can do better. For me, it’s an unsolved mystery and the needless suffering inside workplaces around the world hangs in the balance. It affects us all. Learn more at

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introductory Context

    • Introduction: Finding Your Resolve

    • The Being Aspect of Learning.mp3

  • 2


    • The Responsibility Paradox - Podcast

    • The Nature of Being Offended - Podcast

  • 3


    • Navigating Resistance

  • 4

    The 5 Stages of Engagement

    • 5 Stages of Engagement Part 1- Crisis - Podcast

    • 5 Stages of Engagement Part 2 - Survival - Podcast

    • 5 Stages of Engagement Part 3 - Security - Podcast

    • 5 Stages of Engagement Part 4 - Thrival - Podcast

    • 5 Stages of Engagement Part 5 - Flow - Podcast

  • 5


    • Don't Supervise - Meta-Supervise

    • Dealing with Excuses

    • The Cycle of Disengagement

    • Disrupting the Cycle of Disengagement

    • Defining Supervision and Its Impact

    • Learning How To Meta-Supervise

  • 6

    Productive Remorse

    • The Anatomy of Non-Apologies

    • CLEARing the Way To Productive Remorse

    • The Anatomy of Apologies

  • 7


    • How to Use Deep Practice to Improve