Integrating What? The Integrative Stance Of Transformative Coaching

The Integrative Stance of Transformative Coaching

In the fifth and final foundational presentations of the Transformative Coaching series, Nick sets out to explore what we mean by the integrative stance and what exactly we are integrating. 

He first explores how the integrative stance is a natural consequence of the primacy of the subjective human experience and questions the extent to which the attachment to, or advocacy of, a particular discipline or form of coaching can be truly client-centric.

The integrative stance is one of essential openness to what works in evoking awareness and creating change and provides a rich and diverse landscape for both the coach and client to traverse. 

Yet as Nick shares it can be problematic in becoming merely light-fingered eclecticism and done badly at can prioritise technique over the humanistic endeavour. 

As a result, Nick sets out to understand what it means to be intentionally integrative and suggests that the deeper roots that connect theories and practices are what allow transformative coaches to be ethical, congruent and masterful even when dancing lightly over a range of approaches.

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