You've come here because you know you want to make some changes
but you're not sure about professional coaching and don't know what
"Integral Life Coaching" is.
"Is it real?"
"Will it help?"
Or is it some woo woo babble designed to separate you from your hard earned money?
What is A Professional Coach?
- A coach is a professional who helps you reach a goal or make a change in your professional or personal life
- Guides you through the change process
- Helps you evaluate and decide which steps to take in order to reach your objectives
- A collaborative relationship
Who works with a Professional Coach?
- Healthy, successful people who are a bit stuck, or want to change something in their professional or personal life
What makes Integral Coaching Different?
The Integral Coaching® Model is about human development. It is not a series of weekly, never ending conversations. It is a process that guides you through change and helps you build the skills to effectively integrate the change into your professional and personal life. The coach and client work together to define and clarify goals and develop specific practices. The practices are designed to help the client develop specific skills and 'muscles' to integrate the changes required to achieve goals.
The Integral Coach™ guides their clients to explore their topics or quest for development and change from several different perspectives and lines of human development based on Ken Wilber’s integral theory. The Integral Coach™ is trained to see the world through their client’s eyes and help their clients expand their current view of the topic and develop skills to live in a broader view of their topic in their personal and professional life. For more information see Integral Coaching® Canada. Here is an article with a simple explanation of integral theory.
This integrated method of human development from multiple perspectives allows clients to develop a lasting mindset change rather than simply providing the short-lived value of coaching conversations with a thinking partner. It also allows the client/coach relationship to have a defined path. The client embodies a new way of being and thinking.
The process takes 6 to 9 months on average to complete, depending on the goals and the effort you, the client, put into the assignments and the process.
There are many benefits of professional coaching...
The Integral Coaching® Process
Part 1 – Exploring the Topic (1 to 1.5 hours)
Part 2 – Coaching Plan, Developmental Objectives, First Assignment (1 hour)
(1 hour each)
Meet every 10 to 14 days to review assignments designed to develop muscles needed to achieve developmental objectives and introduce new ones
Review progress and decide on future plans as well as celebrate and honour accomplishments
Benefits of Professional Coaching
Change in attitude and mindset
Increase in confidence, self-worth and personal credibility
Enhanced performance skills at work and in life
Development of advanced communication skills
More engagement with life and at work
Improved ability to respond positively to stress and pressure