I'm often asked about "life coaching" Even though I identify it as Life Coaching, it goes to a deeper level, a level of BEING HUMAN. This is an article that may help to a better understanding.
Ontological Coaching is an extraordinarily powerful way to create real change. It is highly effective because it is based on a new practical understanding of the power of language, moods and conversations for behavioral and cultural transformation.
Learning and Change
In a world of increasing complexity and uncertainty, generated by what seems like relentless and accelerating change, coping effectively and living a meaningful life have become central issues in our everyday existence. Dealing with these issues requires learning and addressing a critical question:
“What learning is necessary to live and work well?”
Ontological coaches are skilful facilitators of profound learning that generates genuine transformation and more powerful and constructive ways of engaging with different aspects of life and work.
Ontology is the study of being – what it means to be human. Ontological Coaching focuses on our Way of Being, which is a dynamic
interrelationship between three areas of human existence – language, emotions
and body. Way of Being contains our often deep-seated perceptions and attitudes and is the underlying driver of our behavior and communication.
Coaching in all three areas of language, emotions and body can generate profound learning, resulting in fundamental shifts, both in self-perception and perception of what is possible in personal and professional life. From an ontological perspective, deep and lasting change requires shifts in language, emotions and body.
An ontological approach to coaching is based on a deeply grounded understanding of human beings, which has emerged from significant breakthroughs in a practical understanding of the power of language and communication. These breakthroughs emerged from major developments in philosophy and biology in the late 20th century.
In a world of constant and relentless change, we are faced with the challenge to continually re-invent ourselves so that we can successfully adapt to novel and unpredictable circumstances. Ontological Coaching supports people to become more powerful Observers, capable of not only taking more effective action, but also for becoming more self-generating as learners to meet the imperative for the continual development of flexible modes of thinking.