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Paul Byrne

Episode 87

Coaching: An Industry in Transition

As the pace of change accelerates and organisations begin to develop a systemic view in order to meet the demands of increasing complexity, how can the coaching industry best respond? In this conversation with executive coach Paul Byrne we explore the current and emergent business model of coaching, transitioning coaching to a collaborative ecosystem and the architecture of organisational change. [Read more...]

Theo Dawson

Episode 86

How Learning Really Works

Many of us are aware that we weren’t really taught how to learn (and usefully retain) knowledge at school, and as adults the lack of this skill often leads to frustration when trying to learn something new. In this conversation with Dr. Theo Dawson we explore the central problem of the educational paradigm, how learning actually works, the relationship between context and performance, and how neural networks can inform learning. [Read more...]

Dave Snowden

Episode 85

How the Natural Sciences Can Inform Coaching

Coaching has some fairly established approaches, but they are generally not based on empirical data. Could the practice of coaching benefit from taking a more scientific approach to the development of its methodology? In this conversation with management consultant Dave Snowden we explore using the natural sciences to inform coaching theory and practice, the role of context and relating in behavioral change, and the value of the numinous. [Read more...]

Robert Stephenson

Episode 83

Cross-disciplinary Approaches in Narrative Coaching

Our collective narrative is crumbling and forcing a re-evaluation of both our personal and our collective story. How can we help our clients create new narratives in these times of great uncertainty? In this conversation with coach and trainer Robert Stephenson we explore how to create new narratives when the old ones break down, cross-disciplinary coaching and working at our leading edge, and the hidden power dynamic in the coaching relationship. [Read more...]

Abdul Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas)

Episode 82

Cultivating our Personal Essence & Embodying our Unique Contribution

In a society that reveres doing and neglects being, how can we allow the two to inform each other in a way that leads us to ever increasing wholeness and purposeful contribution in the world? In this conversation with spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas we explore the different stages of spiritual inquiry, the relational quality of spirit and how it can inform our attunement to our clients, and the distinctions between the concepts of purpose and contribution. [Read more...]

Michael Meade

Episode 81

Following the Call, Living Myth & Uncovering our Genius

In a world that is suffering from a dearth of soul, how do we find our way back to deeper levels of meaning-making and identity? In this conversation with storytelling and mythologist Michael Meade we explore the current state of the world through the lens of myth, the concept of unique individual genius and how to access it, and the role of imagination in bringing forth our calling. [Read more...]

Greg Thomas

Episode 80

Embodying Cultural Intelligence & Embracing the Cosmos

In these times of intense challenges, how can we use our imaginations to devise ways of collectively working together to flourish? In this conversation with writer and teacher Greg Thomas we explore the potential of cultural intelligence, the key of race and the core competencies for constructive collective evolution. [Read more...]

Ria Baeck

Episode 76

Collective Presencing & Fostering Collective Intelligence

As the negative effects of hyper individualism continue to reveal themselves on a personal and global level, could it be time to look to collective practices to lead us into the future? In this conversation with transformational change agent Ria Baeck we explore the emergent practice of Collective Presencing, how to foster collective intelligence and the new methods of evolutionary creativity available to us. [Read more...]

Alan Watkins

Episode 73

Fostering Growth-oriented Organisational Cultures

Our global reality is that organizations will decide whether or not humanity can shift enough to avoid planetary disaster, more so than politicians. In this conversation with organizational consultant Dr Alan Watkins, we explore how to educate leaders about the developmental gradient, how to help them and their organizational values move up the levels, and the leading edge of our collective evolution. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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.