My Perspective on the World
I subscribe to the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors. My approach to life is through humanity to others, it is encapsulated by the notion of an open society described by Nelson Mandela as ‘Ubuntu’.
It is about sharing, caring, trust, kindness and generosity, happiness, eternal optimism and an inner spark of inherent goodness within each person, it joins us to form ‘community’.
This is at my core, around it my dominant lens as a coach is to see people through an attitude of ‘unconditional positive regard’ (Carl Rogers http://previous.focusing.org/upr_iberg.pdf) and alongside that I use somatic exploration and a mindfulness approach to the work I do.
I am passionate about coaching and using it as a joint exploration with the coachee, enabling them to find the integrity of their journey. It is done through examining their dilemmas, unfolding their barriers and discovering new horizons in their lives.
I value inclusion, celebrate diversity and am committed to taking a stance against processes (particularly racism) that work against these principles.
I live through a political and ecological perspective in relation to climate justice and the impact of it on every level of our lives.
Working with Associates
Whilst a lot of my work is solo, sometimes it is necessary and beneficial to involve an Associate. If a group is large, or a team has a complex set of roles and/or conflicting responsibilities, for example. I am fortunate to have a large network of colleagues who can be invited to a partner me in such circumstances. All of these associates share my values and standards, whilst bringing other perspectives and experiences to the project.
I am a member of the following professional organisations:
The Association for Coaching - https://www.associationforcoaching.com/
The Climate Coaching Alliance - https://www.climatecoachingalliance.org/
The Association of Coaching Supervisors - https://www.associationofcoachingsupervisors.com/