Unless the coach is open and connected to spirit, it is hard to help others connect. When my coaching goes deep, I embody spirit, which influences my intuition and use of metaphor.
Although I have been a priest in an African Traditional Religion for over ten years, 18 months ago I considered myself cut off from spiritual awareness. I felt utterly mechanical in my rituals and offerings. I say this because if I can make the shift, I think anyone can.
In one program, I called on the ancestors to be present, invited folks to tap into social justice energy or just breathe and be mindful. One person found this alienating. Huh? I am not always sure if my spirituality is welcomed. My sense is that mainstream society is pretty divorced from real spirit in their daily lives and are guided by manipulative political-spiritual soundbites. I choose to fully step into my own spirituality, while being careful not to offend.
In my view, there are a few things coaches can do to support ourselves and our clients to step into spirit:
I connect with the larger more expansive vision of Spirit that is connected to the sacredness of all beings on this planet as well as the environment. Many of our clients need support to pull apart and differentiate these aspects in order to de-clutter their spiritual path.
Coaching is life-changing, world-changing work. The coaching programs at Leadership that Works go beyond theories and models and work with clients on a deeper level. You learn how to coach the whole person: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Whole person Transformation.
Transforming the world.