An Integral Coach is a coach who works with the totality of a human being. This means we are cognisant and respectful of the clients’ cognitive, emotional and physical being. Working then with the thinking, being and doing of the client ensures that the shifts coaching provides will be embodied at a very deep level, making certain that the client moves forward in a different way.
As a coach I have a strong commitment to my clients and spend much time outside of the coaching sessions thinking deeply about each one. It is important to me to understand and know the individual fingerprint of each of my clients, given that they have been molded and shaped by their unique circumstances.
Understanding each individual’s fingerprint is key to working along side them as we explore ways to integrate them fully into their world. I therefore spend much of our coaching time listening, observing and facilitating a conversation that fosters meaningful insights into my client. I observe how clients: represent themselves, investigate their social world; their habits; relationship with their body; their quality of self-care; the amount of attention and energy they have available to take on change, and much more. The method attends to the person’s individuality as well as the social context in which she/he is embedded.
This along with the practices of self observation and reflection, allows my client to come to know ‘self’. This creates the foundation upon which my client builds a path of acceptance and then in the most straightforward terms, builds a competence (e.g., flexibility, courage, etc.) or competence’s to face their life situation. Practically speaking, it leaves my clients with the following outcomes:
- Long-term excellence
- The ability to self-correct
- Competence in being self-generating
Duration of programme
Spontaneous coaching : Three sessions
Integral / Executive coaching : Ten to twelve sessions