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The Humanistic Tradition in Transformative Coaching

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The Humanistic Tradition in Transformative Coaching

The humanistic tradition is central to coaching and to transformative coaching in particular. Yet in many ways, it is often only loosely understood in the coaching profession whilst being more fully developed and considered in other fields such as psychotherapy and counselling.

In this second presentation of the Transformative Coaching series, Nick will consider the topic of “The Humanistic Tradition in Transformative Coaching”.

Taking a brief historical tour over the key thinkers and practitioners in this field, he will draw out the journey that coaching has been on to reach its current state.

He’ll consider notions of self-actualisation, the primacy of the phenomenological experience, the unfolding nature of being and the vital nature of relationship, as he builds a more detailed picture of the humanistic tradition.

Finally, he’ll explore what this means for transformative coaches in particular and where they can encounter unexpected challenges with their own personal, deeply-held assumptions about personal growth and change and notions of accepted truth.


Nick is the founder and CEO of the Animas and International Centre for Coaching Supervision. Along with his love of coaching and supervision, he is a a passionate learner with a fascination for philosophy, psychology and sociology.

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