My coaching approach integrates the following influences:
My coaching philosophy is to open clients to a whole new world of possibilities for themselves and their organisations by changing how they perceive themselves and the world around them.
My entry point to coaching and my first coach mentor was Dr Robert Lee (Bob Lee), a founding member of Lee Hecht Harrison in his heyday and of iCoachNewYork in his later years. Bob Lee was a masterful and inspiring coach who appreciated the value of self-knowledge as a resource for both coach and coachee.
My Body-Mind-Consciousness Coaching Programme incorporates all of my learning from my own personal development journey and is my attempt to pay forward all I have learned from my many teachers.
As a parent, I became very familiar with the concept of child development; the different capacities children develop on the journey from birth to being a teenager. I had zero appreciation that development continues through the whole of life and that huge developmental leaps can be made by all of us, both in terms of our capacities and our perceptions of the world around us.
Ken Wilber and other philosophers have written extensively on this subject but I have found my intellectual home on this subject with Stages International, founded by siblings Terri O’Fallon and Kim Barta. The Stages approach goes beyond an intellectual model and focuses on the embodied reality of different stages of development.
Yoga as a philosophy is over 5,000 years old and focuses on self-realisation, or realising our full potential as human beings.
I have studied extensively with The Amrit Yoga Institute in America, an organisation dedicated to embodying and transmitting the authentic wisdom and experience of yoga.
My coaching is influenced by yogic philosophy and I am a huge advocate of the practice of Yoga Nidra, an ancient healing practice that could be mistakenly described as a form of guided meditation, and which I equate to micro-dosing. See www.LoveYogaNidra.com for further information.
Shamanism as a tradition goes back to the very beginnings of human existence, reflecting (wo)man’s ability to be fully present and to live in harmony with the natural world.
Whether academics from the fields of archaeology and anthropology or farmers serving as healers to their local communities, these shamans and shamanic practitioners have opened my eyes to a whole new way of PERCEIVING the world and of BEING in the world. They have modelled the power of being fully present.
systemic constellation work
Systemic Constellation work enables us to access a different part of our brains, the part of our brain Einstein was referring to when he said it takes a different mind to solve the problem than the mind that created it.
With this technique, we use objects or people to map out the elements of a challenge, both tangible and intangible, enabling us to view our challenges from a whole new perspective. The act of physically walking around the elements, and also seeing the physical elements from multiple perspectives, activates the wisdom of the body-mind complex.
The technique integrates a systemic lens with body-based knowing and intuition. With the systemic lens, we zoom out and include all factors that may have contributed to the challenge. Using body-based knowing and intuition we gather insights and information that deepen our understanding of the dynamics at play.