Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching responds to the call of coaches who want to be able to work with the whole person, with the inner as well as the outer worlds, and not just at rational and behavioural levels but at emotional and spiritual levels as well.
Psychosynthesis is unique amongst psychologies in the emphasis it places on self and will at the centre of human psychological functioning. This holistic and integrative psychology provides the foundations for working with leaders in ways that respond to today’s emergent crises.
Psychosynthesis coaching is an increasingly popular approach that is finding its way into the mainstream as a response to the needs of coaching to engage at depth with emotional content and in the transpersonal realm of meaning, purpose and values. This book introduces psychosynthesis coaching to a wider audience and provides a comprehensive guide to this approach for both coaches and leaders.
This book provides the context, models, methods, skills and techniques for coaches to engage with their clients within the larger context of Self and Will, alongside working on inner and outer agendas and goals of any description. For coaches, leaders and organisational practitioners alike, this approach is also about coaching our inner leader – knowing that this work always starts with ourselves.
Table of Contents
Introduction and overview
Chapter 1: Context is all
Chapter 2: Origins, elders and developments
Chapter 3. Personal and professional – Part 1
Chapter 4. The leadership challenge and the call to coaching
Chapter 5. Coaching psychology
Chapter 6. Psychosynthesis as a coaching psychology
Chapter 7. Personal and professional – Part 2
Chapter 8. The full model of psychosynthesis coaching
Chapter 9. Boundaries, ambiguities and contexts
Chapter 10. Personal and professional – Part 3
Chapter 11. Leadership development
Chapter 12. Organisational systems and the systemic perspective
Chapter 13. The developmental perspective
Chapter 14. The somatic perspective
Chapter 15. Coaching leaders in change, in crisis and towards synthesis
Chapter 16. Coaching the Will
Chapter 17. Psychosynthesis techniques
Chapter 18: Insights from neuropsychology and the implications for psychosynthesis coaches
Chapter 19. A new synthesis and the future of psychosynthesis coaching
References and bibliography
About the author. Index
Aubyn Howard is the co-founder of Psychosynthesis Coaching Limited and holds an MA in psychosynthesis psychology and MSc change agent skills and strategies. He draws upon more than 30 years’ experience as an organisational consultant, facilitator and coach and is an APECS accredited executive coach. Aubyn lives in France with his wife Diana.