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Fractals are a growth pattern; endlessly repeating themselves in spirals, like a sacred code to growth – (much like your thoughts), such as this Mandelbrot fractal, made in FRAX.
I have found it is the only worthy direction to go, to expand my consciousness I mean. It’s a squiggly path, yes, albeit a rewarding one. Going from feeling unworthy because I am not perfect and never will be, to accepting what is. On that path, I have had to turn every stone, ask for support, train, practice, and re-wire my brain – not to mention open my heart – to learn more about what self-worth outside perfectionism is – for me. I am still not who I know I can be, but I have become unstoppable in the practice/living a more conscious life.
From my perspective as of now, it appears to me that our future depends on each of us doing our inner development work; becoming better selves, to be better for others. Firstly, for ourselves, secondly, for those around us at home and at work, and thirdly, for our contribution to the larger whole; our common future – entirely a co-creation!
The key challenge in the world, is finding ways to work together, to solve the problems we have created ourselves. The solutions that must start by relationships, many relationships. Being in relationship with ourselves, and understanding the interdependent relationships with all life forms.
My alma mater is architecture, and because I understood that relationships first, is what creates great agency and outcomes, I turned to contribute to ´building people´ instead of buildings a while back. I coach (a few) individuals 1:1, but mostly organization- and relationship systems at work and in private. My niche is sensitive creatives with a large agenda.
Our roles in a coaching relationship: You bring your whole self. I listen deeply, ask open questions & attune coaching tools & skills to your topic. In an experiential way, the relationship between who you think you are, and who you really are, will gradually reveal itself to itself. We commit to your unfolding together; sometimes with resistance, sometimes in revelation, sometimes with a surprise; as edges are being crossed, and transformation starts to happen. And it does happen – every time!
Expanding Consciousness PROGRAM for conscious coaches
by Dr. Ilaria Distefano, co-facilitated by Silvie Le Muzic.
My dear developmental friend, coach-colleague, genius, beautiful human, Dr. Ilaria Distefano, offers an 8-week program for coaches engaged in constant expansion of consciousness, committed to the unleashing of human potential, capacities, and skills necessary to evolve in the current level of complexity.
There are currently a few places left in the program. Seen from my perspective, this is a very rare, and rich offer in many ways.
By a miracle she has asked me to assist her in the facilitation – and we would be delighted if you joined us!
- Upon completion – YOU will receive 12 Continuing Coaching Education credits that can be used toward the renewal requirements of an ICF credential
- 8 weekly sessions of 90 minutes via Zoom
Upcoming dates: next round, to be announced
Ilaria writes: As coaches, we can play a key regenerative role in the personal, social, and planetary crises of our time. Engaged in constant expansion of consciousness, for ourselves and our clients, we can support the unleashing of human potential, capacities, and skills necessary to evolve in the current level of complexity.
Adult development theory offers frameworks to understand and support whole-being and whole-system evolution as expansion of consciousness. In the developmental perspective, human evolution occurs through shifts in awareness, as the ways of making meaning of ourselves, others, and the systems in which we operate become increasingly comprehensive and integrated.
So how can we coaches constantly expand our capacity to be conscious, compassionate, and engaging invitations to development?
It starts with our own developmental work!
Insights from developmental theory and practice show us that personal work is not enough. We need each other to grow. The expansion of consciousness is a relational process.
In good developmental company, we find unique invitations to dig deeper in self-exploration and self-discovery, and precious inspiration and opportunities for development. This is the invitation extended by the communities of developmental inquiry and practice.
Interview with a ´systems native:´ Dr. Louis Klein.
My foundation lies in system thinking, and relationship systems. I seek to learn more, and gravitate towards systems oriented thinkers and practitioners. Polymath Dr. Louis Klein is especially systems-steeped from multiple fields of operation. I got to meet a true systems native, and ask him messy questions. I love how this conversation turned out; rich and generous reflections that needs to be shared – perhaps with you? What would the world be like if we had skills to think and act from a pod-mind, like schools of fish, or a flock of birds? This interview was featured in the Action Research Plus Blog (08/2021). Louis Klein unpacks how systems thinking is crucial in our times of complexity, rapid change, and where love has its natural place in science. Read more here and download the PDF.