Riding the elephant

Liz Hall Tatiana Bachkirova from Oxford Brookes University presented a non-linear new developmental framework for coaching the client’s “self-system” at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council’s annual conference in Amsterdam in November. Bachkirova’s framework involves coaching according to four groups of themes- coaching towards a healthy ego; coaching the ego; coaching beyond the ego, and coaching the soul.  Developmental coaching acknowledges a limited role of the conscious self and is explicit in its intent to coach the whole individual even where the coaching goals are specific, said Bachkirova. Developmental coaches might typically help their clients learn to trust their “elephant” […]

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