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Episodes tagged Adult Development

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. [Read more...]

Spring Cheng

Episode 51

The Resonance Code

How can we create change in our cultural infrastructure? If our social structures were a live being how would we apply acupuncture to solve our issues? In this conversation with Resonance Path Institute co-founder Spring Cheng we explore how our fundamental way of viewing ourselves is a major behavioural primer in the way we engage with the world, what the East can teach us about selfhood, and how these shifts can positively impact collective structures. [Read more...]

Carolyn Coughlin

Episode 50

Getting Your Clients World

What is the biggest challenge for leaders today? The term ‘complexity’ has become a buzzword, but how does that translate into being a personal challenge for leaders and how can we help them navigate that challenge? In this conversation with executive coach Carolyn Coughlin we dive into the feedback mechanisms unveiled by adult development theory, the core challenge for leaders facing complexity and the role of language in creating breakthrough shifts. [Read more...]
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Steve March

Episode 49

How to Deepen in the Face of Fear

Our clients are facing situations in our ever more complex world that defy simplistic problem-solving. How can we help to foster deep resilience and availability to what is being asked of our clients in these times of upheaval? In this conversation with senior coach Steve March we explore an emergent approach to working with fear and personal growth utilizing the Four Depths model and how to move our clients into deeper levels of presence. [Read more...]

Geoff Fitch

Episode 48

Meta-Aware – Growing Beyond Conventional Development

At this crucial time in humanity’s evolution, how can we most effectively facilitate change as coaches? How can we best relate to the wide scope of development that we encounter in our clients?In this conversation with Geoff Fitch, an expert on integral leadership, we explore the shift from conventional to post-conventional awareness and what that means for us at a personal and professional level as coaches and how we can facilitate the shift in our clients. [Read more...]

Margaret Wheatley

Episode 46

Coaching from Deep Service in times of Collapse

There are many signs that we are a civilization in collapse. How to be with this time of upheaval? And how can we as coaches contribute in the most meaningful way? In this conversation with Margaret Wheatley we explore what meaningful work looks like and how coaches can contribute at this time, the roles of presence and despair, individualism and selfless service, and how to foster resilience in the face of collapse. [Read more...]

Alan Watkins

Episode 44

Extinction vs Emergence: Your Role in the next Phase

Coaches are at the forefront of the battle for a more conscious, sane world via the impact they have on leaders. As we consider our role, what are the elements that will define our success? In this deep dive with leadership expert Alan Watkins we explore the crucial switch from descriptive to developmental diagnostics and why this is so important, the skill of emotional regulation and how that impacts a leader’s ability to facilitate transformation and the potential inherent in neuroplasticity. [Read more...]

Robert Kegan

Episode 33

Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Fostering a culture of adult development is something many innovative companies are exploring – so why are most of them still struggling to create an environment that fosters potential? In this conversation Dr. Robert Kegan explains what’s not working and why, and the key elements of shifting an organization into becoming a growth culture. [Read more...]

Jennifer Garvey Berger

Episode 32

Uncovering the Deep Principles of Change

Contrary to conventional wisdom, we don’t stop growing when we exit childhood. In fact, understanding the stages of development that adults go through can completely change the way you see the world. In this episode adult development expert Jennifer Garvey Berger explains the different stages, how they impact leadership styles and why it’s important to be able to recognize them for effective coaching to take place. [Read more...]

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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.