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Episode 125

Working With the STAGES Model

March 22, 2022
100 minutes

Models of adult development haven’t been around that long, but possibly the most complex and constantly evolving of these is the Stages model.

In this conversation with Terri O’Fallon we explore the Stages developmental model, the nuances of the higher stages, the significance of the transpersonal stage, challenges that come with stage shifts, shadows and incongruencies in stages, coaching clients at higher stages, and the potential and difficulty of integrating metaphysical questions in stage development.

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In this podcast we talk about:

00:45 The development of the Stages model
04:10 Introduction to the Stages model
13:55 The subtle and metaware tiers
19:40 Children through the stages
24:35 The Teal and MetAware levels
34:15 The Transpersonal stage
39:10 Manifesting insubstantiality
46:25 Trailing edges and shadow issues
52:25 Pitfalls of stage changes
1:00:22 Coaching at higher developmental levels
1:06:35 1st, 2nd and 3rd person perspectives
1:13:25 Understanding generational influences
1:17:00 The mystery of our origins
1:29:20 The potential of spiritual practice

Resources Mentioned:
Susanne Cook-Greuter
Robert Kegan
Jane Loevinger

About Terri

Terri O’Fallon

Terri O’Fallon, Ph.D. is a researcher, coach and designer of transformative containers. She does ongoing research on the Integral Stages developmental model which supports a MetAware tier with four later levels of development and is a partner of Developmental Life Design, which creates programs based on the STAGES model. Terri is also a co-founder of Pacific Integral and is a certified scorer of the Leadership Development Framework, an assessment tool useful for examining ego-maturity in adults and its embodiment.


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