Conversations to further the field of coaching.

Recent Episodes

Dave Snowden

Episode 85

How the Natural Sciences Can Inform Coaching

Coaching has some fairly established approaches, but they are generally not based on empirical data. Could the practice of coaching benefit from taking a more scientific approach to the development of its methodology?

In this conversation with management consultant Dave Snowden we explore using the natural sciences to inform coaching theory and practice, the role of context and relating in behavioral change, and the value of the numinous.

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Carley Hauck

Episode 84

Conscious Leadership in a VUCA World

How does inclusivity foster high performance? How is the pandemic impacting the workplace? And what are the key qualities leaders need to be fostering in order to create resilient organisational culture?

In this conversation with leadership development consultant Carley Hauck we speak about coaching in the pandemic, emergent workplace culture, the challenges of a VUCA world and the relationship between psychological safety and high performance.

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Robert Stephenson

Episode 83

Cross-disciplinary Approaches in Narrative Coaching

Our collective narrative is crumbling and forcing a re-evaluation of both our personal and our collective story. How can we help our clients create new narratives in these times of great uncertainty?

In this conversation with coach and trainer Robert Stephenson we explore how to create new narratives when the old ones break down, cross-disciplinary coaching and working at our leading edge, and the hidden power dynamic in the coaching relationship.

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Abdul Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas)

Episode 82

Cultivating our Personal Essence & Embodying our Unique Contribution

In a society that reveres doing and neglects being, how can we allow the two to inform each other in a way that leads us to ever increasing wholeness and purposeful contribution in the world?

In this conversation with spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas we explore the different stages of spiritual inquiry, the relational quality of spirit and how it can inform our attunement to our clients, and the distinctions between the concepts of purpose and contribution.

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Michael Meade

Episode 81

Following the Call, Living Myth & Uncovering our Genius

In a world that is suffering from a dearth of soul, how do we find our way back to deeper levels of meaning-making and identity?

In this conversation with storytelling and mythologist Michael Meade we explore the current state of the world through the lens of myth, the concept of unique individual genius and how to access it, and the role of imagination in bringing forth our calling.

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Greg Thomas

Episode 80

Embodying Cultural Intelligence & Embracing the Cosmos

In these times of intense challenges, how can we use our imaginations to devise ways of collectively working together to flourish?

In this conversation with writer and teacher Greg Thomas we explore the potential of cultural intelligence, the key of race and the core competencies for constructive collective evolution.

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Tom Fazio

February 5, 2021
86 minutes
Episode 79

Unlocking Mind-Body Peak Performance to Become Weightless

What does warrior training have to do with COVID-19? In these times of prolonged stress, how can an integral approach based on ancient wisdom help us cope with contemporary challenges?

In this conversation with peak performance trainer Tom Fazio, we explore how training the body builds mental resilience, the role of nutrition in meditation and why creating tension is an important part of releasing it.

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Vivian Dittmar

January 27, 2021
64 minutes
Episode 78

Transrational Ways of Knowing

Rational thought is a valuable way of approaching reality, but could it be that we need to expand our ways of knowing to meet these unprecedented times?

In this conversation with coach and speaker Vivian Dittmar we explore the power of transrational thinking, the different types of thought or knowing, and what can get in the way of us having access to each of them.

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Ria Baeck

Episode 76

Collective Presencing & Fostering Collective Intelligence

As the negative effects of hyper individualism continue to reveal themselves on a personal and global level, could it be time to look to collective practices to lead us into the future?

In this conversation with transformational change agent Ria Baeck we explore the emergent practice of Collective Presencing, how to foster collective intelligence and the new methods of evolutionary creativity available to us.

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Vernice Jones

December 30, 2020
52 minutes
Episode 75

The Power of Groups to Heal

It’s been a year of intense emotions and leaders have been under greater pressure than ever, forcing many to lean into their own emotional struggles.

In this conversation with leadership coach Vernice Jones we unpack how to help clients be with strong and complex emotions, different ways of helping them open to change, and creating deep shifts in awareness through shared presence.

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Rob McNamara

Episode 74

Re-Imagining Adult Development in a Time Between worlds

How do we re-imagine what we are as a species so that we become a life-fostering collective? And how can we foster change in the face of the developmental challenges we face?

In this conversation with leadership coach Rob McNamara we discuss our relationship with complexity, the devolution of adult development and some original ways to create significant shifts in consciousness.

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Your Host

Joel Monk

I’m a coach, trainer and entrepreneur.

Recently I saw on a deeper level how all the things in my life orient around cultivating a sense of ‘aliveness’. By this I mean – what is it to be awake and fully expressed in this moment? How can I metabolize the conditioning that binds me so that I can wake up into deeper expressions of authentic, embodied human presence?

I’m deeply committed to awakening the leader that lives in all of us. We’re all being invited to align with what wants to live through us and from here we can truly serve the world with our work.