Conversations to further the field of coaching.

Recent Episodes

Darren Gold

Episode 105

Meaning-making, Leadership & Identity Construction

The way we ascribe meaning informs every aspect of our lived experience; it may be the single most impactful place to look when we want to create change.

In this conversation with executive leadership coach Darren Gold we explore the impact of meaning-making on leadership behaviour, locating leadership blockages, how adult development impacts meaning-making and wiring beliefs into the body.

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Debra Pearce-McCall

Episode 104

Interpersonal Neurobiology & Working with Emergence

The impact of our relating is becoming ever more recognised as a crucial piece of the puzzle in our ability to thrive.

In this conversation with psychologist and consultant Debra Pearce-McCall we dive into interpersonal neurobiology, the emergent property of mind and how to harness it in coaching, emotional contagion and its implications, the dance of emergence and structure and relationality in the workplace.

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Kiosh Iselin

Episode 103

The Role of Desire in Habit Creation

Learning how to motivate ourselves and our clients is key to creating the changes we want. Simply knowing what’s good for us isn’t enough for us to change our behaviour, so what role does desire play in the physiology of habit formation?

In this conversation with desire coach Kiosh Iselin we explore the mechanics of desire, the role of desire in habit creation, hacking the dopaminergic reward system and working with self-blaming and procrastination.

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Tomas Björkman

Episode 102

Navigating the Cultural Shift & Fostering a Developmental Society

We are facing the shifting of an age. Humanity can and must radically transform – what individual and collective actions are constructive to facilitate this process?

In this conversation with entrepreneur Tomas Björkman we take a meta view of the current times of social and political upheaval and explore lessons from deep history to deep psychology, considerations in transforming complex systems, the fragility and transformation of social constructs and the individual shifts we can make.

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Deb Dana

Episode 101

Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Coaching

As coaches, we understand the need to meet our clients where they’re at and instinctively tune into their nervous systems. Polyvagal theory helps us refine this capacity and provides a framework to help our clients understand their nervous systems better.

In this conversation with consultant Deb Dana we explore the three organising principles of polyvagal theory, coregulation, methods of self-regulation, how to adapt to your client’s nervous system and how to approach trauma.

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Amanda Blake

Episode 100

Memory Reconsolidation & the Neuroscience of Change

The way we engage with the world is largely rooted in learned habits that are deeply embodied. How can neuroscience and embodied coaching inform how we help our clients change?

In this conversation with leadership coach Amanda Blake we dive into the neuroscience of change, ways of knowing, how to work with embodied habits and the deep philosophical waters of transformation.

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Holly Woods

Episode 99

The Golden Thread of Purpose

Purpose is often spoken about as an elusive thing that requires a certain amount of luck to locate it. But what if purpose was something that was woven throughout our lives, leaving hints at every turn?

In this conversation with master coach Holly Woods we explore purpose as a golden thread throughout our lives, how to recognise it, how purpose manifests through stages of development and the magic and struggle around purpose that manifest in the later stages of development.

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Ram S. Ramanathan

Episode 98

Unpacking Systemic Coaching & Redefining the Industry

Coaching is still a relatively new modality and remains unregulated; as such it’s a rich ground for innovation as well as ethically questionable behaviour.

In this conversation with master coach Ram Ramanathan we discuss the dark side of the coaching industry, systemic coaching, working with stakeholder perspectives and fostering collective intelligence.

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Kimberley Parsons

Kimberley Parsons

Episode 97

The Power of Team Coaching

Organisations are increasingly aware of the extent to which their efficacy and success depends upon their teamwork.

In this conversation with executive and team coach Kimberley Parsons we explore the scope and process of team coaching, decoding norms in the ecosystem, key issues that teams struggle with, and harnessing collective intelligence.

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John Vervaeke

Episode 95

Stealing the Culture & Solving the Meaning Crisis

We live in times where information is rife but wisdom is in short supply, where ideologies abound but meaning is scarce, and the time for taking mediating actions on the abundant crises we face is limited.

In this conversation with cognitive psychologist John Vervaeke we explore the symptomology of the meaning crisis, how we create meaning and lie to ourselves, the “religion of me”, the potential of wisdom practices and solving the meaning crisis.

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Verity Symcox

Episode 94

The Coaching / Therapy Divide & When To Refer Clients

The responsibility we have as people working in a helping profession means it’s important for us to know when we’ve reached the limits of our expertise, but working out where that line is can be tricky.

In this conversation with Executive Coach and Mental Health Researcher Verity Symcox we explore the distinctions between coaching and therapy, how to know when to refer, and methods of safeguarding ourselves as coaches as well as our clients.

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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.