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Gaston Schmitz

Episode 143

The Vibration of Leadership

Start-up founders are a powerful force for change in a time when radical innovation is crucial, but they inhabit a particularly fast-paced and highly demanding work environment. How can we best support them?

In this conversation with Executive Coach Gaston Schmitz we dive into the particular challenges faced by Asian founders and the coaching approaches that support their growth, the vibration of leadership, how coaches can train their vibrational perception, and the foundations of intuitive coaching.

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Dave Snowden

Episode 142

The Problem with Developmental Models

Lately various voices have been raised in critique of adult development models, and the way coaches implement them in their work with clients.

In this conversation with management consultant and researcher Dave Snowden we explore some of the fundamental issues with models of adult development, how more fluid stories of self can be more constructive in facilitating change and Dave’s complexity science-based approach to coaching.

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Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson

Episode 141

Jean Gebser’s Work & Evolving Integrality

The conversation around adult development and integral consciousness continues to expand and evolve.

In this conversation with author and philosopher Jeremy Johnson we explore Jean Gebser’s notion of development, temporics, the unperspectival, the perspectival and the aperspectival, the move from sense-directed thinking to “senseful awareing”, the magic and the mythic and the invitation of this moment.

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Zak Stein

Zak Stein

August 26, 2022
87 minutes
Episode 140

Cycles of Growth in a Time Between Worlds

Taking a broader view of personality that includes more abstract layers of selfhood means navigating a more complex perspective on development.

In this conversation with writer and futurist Zak Stein we explore the challenge of our time in metabolizing tragedy and complexity, the post-tragic and post-traumatic growth, the difference between ensoulment and transcendence growth, and three streams of personal development and how they can impact a coaching approach.

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Indra Adnan

Indra Adnan

Episode 139

How Do We Transform Society

In this moment of systemic chaos, how do we attract a new world into being?

In this conversation with writer and psycho-social therapist Indra Adnan we explore what we’re being called to in this evolutionary moment, soft and hard power, community development, how human needs shape society, alternatives to our broken systems, multiple forms of agency and how we transform society.

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Jacinta Jiménez

Jacinta M. Jiménez and Karim Hirani

Karim Hirani

Episode 138

The Contemporary Edge of Effective Coaching

The world is changing – fast – and people and organizations are needing something different from coaching than they did ten years ago.

In this conversation from the Coaches Rising Sumit 2022 with Jacinta M. Jiménez and Karim Hirani we explore the current crisis in mental health and the role of coaches in addressing it, the shifting values in the workplace and coaching in organizations, the fine line between coaching and therapy and the future of effective coaching.

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Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson

Spring Cheng

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Steve March

Episode 137

Transformation in a Meta-Modern World (& the stage theory debate)

As we participate more and more consciously in our own unfolding, we need to ask what is working, what is holding us back, and how can we develop as individuals and collectively in a way that is in harmony with the wider ecosystem?

In this conversation with Spring Cheng, Steve March and Jeremy Johnson we explore the concept of liminality, animated intelligence, constructive and destructive developmental methods, two key pathways to creating change, our relationality and connection to the ecosphere, and embracing diversity within and between us.

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Toku McCree

Episode 136

Mastering Marketing & Selling With Heart

Many coaches feel they’re bad at the business side of coaching and struggling with marketing.

In this conversation with coach Toku McCree we explore how to make marketing feel good, the key components to selling with heart, the art of writing marketing copy and the relationship between coaching and leadership.

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Spring Cheng

Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Episode 135

The Descending Path

In many developmental movements there is a strong emphasis on so-called “ascendent” practices, which can lead to issues in the maturation process of the individual.

In this conversation with Spring Cheng and Tom Murray we explore the descending path and how it relates to the ascending path in development, the role of grief, learning and unlearning, how one direction influences the other and encountering and deconstructing complexity.

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Jerry Colonna

Episode 134

Modeling Wholeness

Many coaches are plagued by a sense that they have to “get it right” – a mindset that is counterproductive to great coaching.

In this conversation with executive coach Jerry Colonna we explore the essence of coaching, coaching in the crisis of modernity, spirituality in coaching, modeling wholeness, trusting our intuition and authenticity in coaching.

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Steve March

Episode 133

Coaching During a Global Cultural Shift

The days of certainty, of reliability in the external world are indubitably over, and our clients are having to navigate their lives within the context of these shifting times. What does that mean for coaching? How can we meet these complex needs and best serve our clients in these times?

In this conversation with coach Steve March we unpack the implications of the global moment for coaches and coaching strategies, solid versus fluid identities, fragmenting versus integrating approaches, parts-driven strategies, fragility and resilience, and what kind of coaching can best support people in the current context.

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Kim Barta

Kim Barta

Episode 132

The Evolution of Shadow Resolution

As coaches, our primary commitment is to serve our clients. This means fostering a high level of self-awareness around any preferences or projections we may expose our clients to.

In this second conversation with psychotherapist Kim Barta we explore the different types of therapeutic modalities and how to match them to the client, understanding the shadow, the stages of shadow resolution, relationship-oriented coaching, recognising mental calcifications in ourselves and depth coaching.

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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.