Executives and high-level professionals deal with a great variety of situations and sources of stress. The anxiety, fatigue, or loneliness that comes with the pressure of decision-making can take a toll on a person’s welfare. Even the most self-possessed businesspeople find themselves bogged down with uncertainty or decision paralysis at critical times in their careers.
Therefore, my coaching process is focused initially on helping clients realize their own needs and desires. The tools and techniques that I use involve listening attentively and questioning in depth, which enables a client to understand his or her struggles with greater acuity. With new insights and perspective, the client is empowered to formulate their own solution and create a plan to implement it.
The conversations that come about in our sessions are always confidential and based on mutual respect, care, and openness. So even when these deep-diving questions bring up turbulent feelings, you can always trust that I will help guide you in developing the right resolutions for you.
The Ontological Coaching Method
The practice of Ontological Coaching has become increasingly regarded as “the gold standard of coaching”, with a now-global reputation for its innovation and power as a methodology. It creates a comprehensive framework for navigating the uncertainties and the constant flux of daily life with resilience, keen awareness, and clarity of mind.
Ontology, by definition is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence, or reality. As a method for coaching, this refers to examining one’s complete “way of being” through the key ways humans experience the world — the physical body, the emotions, and the language we use. The domain of language and communication is an especially key component of the methodology, and is understood as a critical factor in generating our realities. In personal and professional settings alike, our use of language shapes the outcomes of our interactions and the futures we create.
Since a person can’t change what they aren’t aware of, a deep reflection on these things is a critical part of the process. Naturally, pursuing this in the context of coaching requires the exchange of language. A client starts by expressing words that describe their current reality and begins to reflect as conversation unfolds. Then, through deeper exchanges and powerful questioning, they are able to draw out deeper reflections and find new words to express realized values, goals to strive for, or a new course they want to chart.
The beauty of Ontological Coaching is that it entails a deeper dive into the self than conventional, goal-oriented coaching. Its ability to catalyze deep transformation and shift chronic patterns makes a powerful endeavor for both individuals and organizations. Once equipped with the skills instilled by the ontological methodology, possibilities open up, perspectives expand, and potentialities for a self-designed future emerge naturally.