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The transpersonal recognizes and works with our yearning, ingrained in the human psyche, for something beyond the personal, beyond the material and the everyday. Coaching pioneer Sir John Whitmore was committed to the wider adoption of the transpersonal in life and work and the area of corporate coaching.
When coaches are familiar with the transpersonal dimension in themselves and the methods of addressing it in others, their capacity to help others is greatly enhanced. Even the most pragmatic of coaching interventions, such as daily task performance, is enhanced if the coach holds a transpersonal perspective.
In recent years, especially in Western culture, people have begun to wake up to the transpersonal within themselves through the emerging need to find meaning and purpose in all aspects of their lives and to work in the service of something beyond just making a profit. This was less urgent when we were more focussed lower down the Maslow hierarchy (on the survival, on belonging and material success), and when religion was the preserve of the spiritual. Affluence, global communication and the secularization of society have now brought the transpersonal onto many people’s agenda, both personally and at work.
Coaching tends to be viewed in the business world as an action-orientated way of addressing problems. Trying to fix things can be a dispiriting and energy draining approach for people. Put simply, if we focus on problems, then we will get more of them. If we look for where the positive energy is, the vitality, the spirit, and explore and build on it then this is what will grow, within an individual or within a company.
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A range of transpersonal tools and techniques are invaluable in helping people to reach the higher levels of performance, to fulfil their potential and especially to achieve in leadership positions. Transpersonal coaching is an empowering process which helps clients discover the power and effectiveness of who they really are. This core, source of our deepest values and qualities, is a well-spring of real strength, creativity and actualization. Operating from this core enables clients to connect with their staff, the vision of the organization and the global context fully and effectively.
Transpersonal Coach Training is a 2-day programme designed by Sir John Whitmore and Hetty Einzig. It will give you leading-edge coaching principles and techniques to help your clients discover the power and effectiveness of who they are and create deep and meaningful change. Practising transpersonal coaching will help you understand how self-mastery, multiplicity, authenticity and whole systems are paramount to achieving higher performance and authentic leadership in one’s self and others … MORE
‘Transpersonally Speaking’– Sir John Whitmore speaks to Stephanie Sparrow of Training and Coaching Today magazine
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