authenticity

How the “Coming Out” Process Supports a Coaching Mindset

Coming Out of the closet as a gay man is a choice. Yet, making that choice requires considering several consequences. As a coach, the experience of coming out offers many lessons we can use to support people in living their truth.

I contributed a chapter to the book “Coaching Wisdom” – written by gay male coaches. In this chapter, I explore how the “coming out” process supports a coaching mindset to serve clients in becoming whole.

My mentor, Devorah, a black woman living with Parkinson’s disease, shared this thought with me: “We all live in closets and struggle with DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-02-24T20:06:02-05:00April 17th, 2023|Blog|2 Comments

The Experience of Being in 12 Practices, part 2

What is the experience of being? I explored this inquiry in a two-part blog. In part one, I explored an interdependent understanding of being. In this blog, part two, I will introduce the 12 practices that support this new understanding of being.

This new dimension of being views humans as co-creators of our world. However, most psychological models relating to the self and human functioning imply that the self exists as a discrete, separate, and independent entity. Therefore, learning professionals, seldom appreciate this interdependent nature of being nor the generative capacity it reveals. They both impact learning DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2023-05-18T09:39:57-04:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Authenticity: Leadership Intelligence, part 3

Recall the introduction of the four types of leadership intelligences—Awareness, Trust/Integrity, Authenticity, and Commitment—that support the development of the being of being a leader. We first explored Awareness and then Trust/Integrity. This blog examines Authenticity.

Authenticity has been hijacked by popular culture to mean anything from being real to channeling one’s id. This has led people to sputter impulsive thoughts that have never previously crossed their minds as a way to showcase being “more real” or “genuine.”

As a buzzword, authenticity has emerged without rigorous assessment as to what it is; this post takes a step DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2024-01-06T10:59:12-05:00December 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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