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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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]
Matthew Zoltan

Matthew Zoltan

Episode 131

Demystifying Meditation

Many people struggle to adopt a consistent and effective meditation practice - a practice that has for millennia proven to be a reliable path to inner peace and insight. In this conversation with former monk and meditation teacher Matthew Zoltan we explore the effects of indoctrination through organized religion, the fallacy of meditation techniques, life from outside-in versus inside-out, somatic expression of emotions, regulation through sensation and the long term effects of meditation. [Read more...]
Kim Barta

Kim Barta

Episode 130

Types of Shadow and How to Work With Them

The word “shadow” is liberally used nowadays but do we really understand what we mean by it? In this conversation with psychotherapist Kim Barta we explore what shadow is and what it is not, the evolution from 1st person to 6th person perspectives, the three key forms of shadow and how to address them, content versus process shadow and matching the release technique to the shadow type. [Read more...]

Amanda Blake

Episode 119

From Perception To Meaning-Making

Our understanding of how our brains work continues to evolve, as well as our understanding of how we create meaning. How can we use advances in cognitive science to help our coaching clients? In this conversation with Amanda Blake and John Vervaeke we dive into cognitive science and how it can help us understand meaning-making, how cognition is not in your head, different forms of knowing, reciprocal opening and narrowing and how cognitive science translates to practical tools for coaches. [Read more...]

Dom Liber

Episode 117

The Practice of Inquiry

There are many avenues of exploration into the psyche; Inquiry is one that brings an aliveness and immediacy that can give rise to a sense of wonder, possibility and radical awareness. In this conversation with Diamond Approach teacher Dom Liber we explore the practice of Inquiry, how it differs from analysis, the role of somatic sensing and language, applying Inquiry in coaching practice and potential pitfalls for coaches. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
John Vervaeke

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. [Read more...]
Marita Fridjhon

Marita Fridjhon

Episode 93

Systemic Coaching & Tools for Emergence

What becomes possible when we include a much wider context? And what can the relationships between things and people teach us about what is occurring? In this conversation with coach and CEO Marita Fridjhon we dive into systemic coaching, the three phases of emergence, how systems speak and how to engage with them and the current challenges for coaches. [Read more...]

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.