Conversations to further the field of coaching.

Recent Episodes

Linda Ford

Episode 66

How I Upleveled My Coaching Business

Does this sound familiar: you know who your ideal client is and you know how to sell but something still doesn’t feel as easeful or enlivening about your coaching practice as you imagine it could?

In this conversation with strategic coach Linda Ford, we explore what it means to coach at your personal edge, how to enrol clients who are a Yes to working at that edge, and the adaptive strategies that each of us have that can get in the way of us enrolling our ideal clients.

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Zak Stein

Episode 65

A Time Between Worlds

In this pivotal moment in humanity’s history, where the old structures are falling apart, how do we orient ourselves? What guidance is available to us, and how can we help people return to an inner source of wisdom?

In this conversation with educator and futurist Zak Stein we explore the deeper layers of collapse that are occurring, the socialisation and destruction of civil communication engendered by social media and how we need to adopt a different myth to lead us forward.

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Judith Blackstone

Judith Blackstone

Episode 64

The Realization Process

For millennia the wisdom keepers of various traditions have espoused the merit of awakening – of realizing our true nature – generally through shunning the body. But what if awakening could happen through the body?

In this episode with Judith Blackstone, a somatic psychotherapist and nondual teacher, we look at how trauma-release can go hand in hand with spiritual awakening, how subtle sensing forges connection and healing, and how we as coaches can tune into our client’s experience without needing to feel it in our own bodies.

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Brooke McNamara

Episode 63

The Poetic Mind & Coaching

Could the way out of the global crisis be rooted in a change of perception? The rational mind has failed to provide coherent change; might it be time to shift the way we perceive, experience and interact with the world?

In this conversation with poet and performer Brooke McNamara we explore what art can teach us about living in the present, why poetic perception is necessary in these times, and the importance of the unseen in fostering creative emergence.

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Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Episode 62

Internal Family Systems and Coaching

The dominant narrative of our culture is that we each have “a personality” that is relatively consistent and coherent. But is that really true? And more importantly, is it a helpful and health-promoting model?

In this conversation with psychotherapist Richard Schwartz, we explore what lies beyond the narrow definition of self, the key understanding coaches need in order to work with aspects of self, and how parts work is a portal to self-leadership.

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Amy Elizabeth Fox

Episode 61

Becoming an Embodied Transmission of Transformation

As the curve of chaos steepens due to COVID-19, leaders are more aware than ever of the shifting demands of organisational leadership.

In this conversation with leadership strategist Amy Fox we explore the new competencies required by leaders, the skills coaches need to help them in acquiring them and the missing pieces in organisational wholeness

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Erica Ariel Fox

Episode 60

The Power of Myth and Archetypes to Transform in Coaching

As we move deeper into these unprecedented times during the COVID-19 lockdown, how can we best support our leaders as their needs change in response to the global situation?

In this conversation with executive leadership coach Erica Ariel Fox we explore how the pandemic is affecting leaders, how we can adapt our coaching accordingly, and Erica’s innovative mythological approach

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Rick Hanson

Episode 59

Neurodharma – Where New Science and Ancient Wisdom Meet

As the world remains in lockdown and the dominant structures of capitalism are called into question, should we also be questioning our internal structures?

In this conversation with psychologist Rick Hanson we explore how neuroscience supports Buddhist teachings, why this is a particularly potent time to focus on self-actualisation, and simple practices to understand and embody the key principles of awakening.

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Jennifer Cohen

Episode 58

Coaching Leaders in Times of Coronavirus

The world is panicking and our leaders are stressed, and yet we need emergent, innovative thinking now more than ever – how can we best support them through these challenging times?

In this conversation with leadership coach Jennifer Cohen we dive into the nature of shock responses, how to help stressed leaders reorient towards possibility, development beyond “self” and redefining what service means.

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David Treleaven

Episode 57

Becoming a Trauma Sensitive Coach

As the practice of coaching deepens psychologically, the possibility of trauma coming to light increases. This brings up the important question of how we as coaches respond to a client exhibiting trauma symptoms.

In this conversation with David Treleaven, an expert on trauma-sensitive mindfulness, we look at what trauma-sensitive coaching is, how to recognize trauma symptoms in your client, and how to respond responsibly.

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Elizabeth A. Stanley

April 9, 2020
70 minutes
Episode 56

How to Find Resilience and Well-being in Times of Coronavirus

In these times of global lockdown as the novel coronavirus sweeps through the world, it’s more important than ever for us to understand how stress impacts us and how we can mitigate its effect on our health.

In this conversation with Elizabeth Stanley, Ph.D., we explore the relationship between stress and trauma, the two parts of the brain that are involved in the stress/trauma response and how mindfulness can help us resolve past trauma and mitigate the effects of stress.

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Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Episode 55

The Somatic Arc of Transformation

The Arc is a powerful conceptual framework created by the Strozzi Institute that is a guide map to the journey of embodied change. It contains key distinctions that can help us recognise what stage our clients might be on that journey. As we are able to recognise this we can more skilfully and artfully support our clients to take the next step.

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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.