psychology

Changing the World One Leader at a Time. The story of the Transformational Coaching School.

Changing the World One Leader at a Time. The story of the Transformational Coaching School.

…through my work I was hoping they became more conscious, more awake, more responsible and wiser leaders. And some of them did. Some of them went back to their teams and did things differently. Yet all of my efforts still felt like drops in an ocean and the impact of a few days’ course seemed always too quick to fade, as soon as people got back to their normal routine, to their (often not so conscious) bosses, to their teams…

3 Books That Blew my Mind (and Heart) in 2018

3 Books That Blew my Mind (and Heart) in 2018

These books made me think, challenged and helped expand my view of the world, opened up whole new universes of feeling and understanding and helped me grow as a human being. These are books that got me reflecting and the books that got me crying - sometimes both at the same time. There are several readings that I found transformational this past year, but three books in particular stood out, so I am sharing them with you, in no particular order. I hope that, if you haven’t read them yet, you might include them on your list for 2019 and that they bring you at least as much inspiration as they brought me.

Books for Inspiration: "Feeding Your Demons" by Lama Tsultrim Allione

Books for Inspiration: "Feeding Your Demons" by Lama Tsultrim Allione

Embracing our demons without fear might mean breaking that bond that kept us tied to them in the first place. Want it or not, you are inextricably tied to your enemy. Hatred, bitterness, resentment, fear are the ties. Embracing your enemy with love and forgiveness, particularly since we're talking about an inner enemy, means cutting that tie. It also means integrating the shadow part of you, that part you never liked and always denied, learning the valuable lesson it has to teach you and moving forward with your life. In modern coaching and psychology, this approach is now widely used, as we know that people’s undesirable habits usually have “secondary gains” - hidden benefits that, when they are understand an honoured, the person can finally let go of the negative behaviour and replace it with a healthier one.

What is Adult Psychological Development and Why Should You Care?

What is Adult Psychological Development and Why Should You Care?

In a world that is continuously changing in ever faster, more disruptive ways, understanding that you, as an adult, still have a long way to go before really "growing up" might become paramount. Consciously taking time for introspection, looking for opportunities of personal, vertical development might soon become a necessity, as Artificial Intelligence is changing the landscape of work and our common humanity is subjected to challenges our species has likely never encountered before. This article is meant to bring the concept of "adult development" to the forefront of your mind, to invite you to be curious, to challenge your own assumptions and to ask yourselves, how can you become ever more conscious and aware as a leader, parent, partner, friend and, ultimately, human being?