The goal of coaching is Self-leadership
Lead Coach and Facilitator at Choose Leadership | Working with Purpose Driven Leaders and Organisations
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I am currently participating in a transformative learning experience, Coaching with IFS, powerfully led by Guthrie Sayen and Barti Bourgault.

The programme is about discovering how to model and foster Self-leadership to create a culture of healing and awakening. The primary purpose of the programme is to support participants to heal and wake to our true nature in order to better support others to heal and wake up to their true nature. The secondary purpose is to develop our individual capability to work with and use IFS (Internal family Systems, aka Parts work) to support our clients.

This is a fascinating inversion. Typically knowledge and skills are the primary focus of development, and if you are lucky, you get an outcome or benefit beyond this. Here, transformation is the goal and the knowledge and skills just come along with that.

The concept of Self-leadership is central to this. I have long held that leadership is an inside-out movement. The idea of Self-leadership is that we are led by Self: the essence which is always there, sometimes obscured, but always alive with warmth, light and life. It is our core and our seat of awareness.

Self is characterised by: Compassion, Creativity, Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Calm, Connectedness, and Clarity.

The goal of all coaching is Self-leadership: to live deeply connected to yourself and responding, not reacting, to the world around you, in service of your purpose in the world.

What would it be like for you to work with a coach who is more deeply connected to Self and brings these qualities to their coaching?

What would it be like to be a leader who is more fully connected to Self and brings these qualities of confidence, calm, and courage into their organisation and the world?

I’d love to have a conversation with you about how I might support you on your leadership journey back to Self.

For leadership coaching and developement, get in touch

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