Ontological Coaching is characterised by coaching to Way of Being. Our Way of Being is the underlying driver of communication and behaviour. Our perceptions and attitudes, many of which may be deep-seated and out of awareness, exist in our Way of Being. Change in these perceptions and attitudes can result in the removal of significant barriers to learning, and the spontaneous development of more effective patterns of communication and behaviour.
Way of Being is regarded as a dynamic interrelationship between three areas of human existence – language, emotions and body. Coaching in all three areas of language, emotions and body has the potential to be transformative, for it can generate profound learning and deep constructive change.
About the Facilitator:
Karen White has played a role on a number of coach training faculties for the past 13 years.
In addition, she has been coaching for 15 years following a 20-year career in the corporate world She held key leadership roles, spanning strategic and operational business areas.
While working in a corporate environment, she realized many people were surviving and not thriving, seeing work as a means to an end. It dawned on her that there was an opportunity to support others to derive meaning and enjoy their lives whatever their context, and not wait for the time when they had “arrived” somewhere else.
Karen is one of approximately 1,200 Master Certified Coaches (MCC), worldwide, accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
She is passionate about developing coaching as a profession. As such she is the Director of Training for The Ontological Coaching Institute and co-leads the 18 months Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership Programme in South Africa, the USA and Europe.