What is Integral Coaching®?
- Integral Coaching® is a discipline that enables you to become more aware of your current approach to situations, to see new possibilities and then to build sustainable new competencies to achieve outcomes that deeply matter to you.
- “Integral” means inclusive of everything, entire, complete, whole. So, at its deepest root, Integral Coaching® refers to a way of coaching that is whole, complete and integrated. Further, Integral Coaching® includes frameworks and developmental principles based on Ken Wilber’s globally recognized Integral Theory.
- “We each have a unique way of perceiving ourselves, others, the world. It is like a pair of glasses that we put on each day as we awaken and don’t even know that we are wearing them.” — Laura Divine, co-founder of Integral Coaching Canada
Integral Coaching® is a methodology developed by Laura Divine and JoAnne Hunt, founders of Integral Coaching Canada. It is grounded in Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, which is widely recognized as the most comprehensive and coherent knowledge framework available.
Integral Coaching® meets you where you are in life, and offers an approach that supports you as you move toward more fulfilling personal and professional development.
Integral Coaching® enables you to become more aware of your current approach to situations, to see new possibilities and then build sustainable new competencies to achieve outcomes that deeply matter to you.
Each coaching program is highly individualized and designed around the topic in your life where you most desire change.
You’ll gain clarity around how you’ve approached your topic and the “lens” you’ve been viewing your world through. It’s challenging to change something when you don’t even realize it’s happening.
With your very first practice in the the coaching program, you’ll get to observe your current approach, or way, in action. As you get to know more about and see your current way, you can begin to understand that your current way is not the only way. Change is possible.
You will receive a metaphor for your Current Way of Being, as well as a metaphor for your New Way of Being. Each coaching program comes with highly individualized Developmental Objectives and practices to support you in developing the capabilities and “muscles” needed to embody your new way of being.
One of the most beautiful things about Integral Coaching® is its “Transcend and Include” approach. The goal isn’t to make your current way of being go away. There are many wonderful things about your current way that are included as you begin to embody your new way.
Integral Coaching® programs are not “one size fits all.” Each person has their own unique way of making meaning and viewing the world and, because of this, each program is highly customized to each individual.