Dr Carolina Valiente
Existential Coaching… Or finding the place where we want to be…
We have just finished an illuminating weekend of intense work with Yannick Jacob. The human and professional quality of all participants could not have been better. Yannick demonstrated again his abilities as a coach and as a moderator of a challenging topic.
What is existential coaching about? We can say that it is looking deeply into the coachee’s life to decipher their most intimate concerns and values. However, the concept comprises much more than that.
Existential coaching in my opinion, expresses what the transformational reflection and coaching are all about. It brings together the exploration of dilemmas and challenges within a framework that depicts many profound questions in life.
Among the many things from our valuable discussion, a message was apparent: we don’t need to look for the meaning of our life “outside there”.
We can live a meaningful life by really living what we have when we have it, and improving it when and how we choose.
Congruence between purpose, values, actions and relationships can be achieved. However, the exploration of these dimensions needs time and a safe space to take place successfully. Coaches can facilitate this journey and assist many clients (and themselves), by bringing the existential perspective to the Coaching table. Then it could be possible to investigate dilemmas that may come from a lack of awareness and dis-alignment between the core dimensions of existence.
The learnings from this weekend will definitely complete my coaching training. The learnings are useful to myself as a human being, useful in my general coaching practice, and especially useful in my coaching activity.
I feel very happy of having this great opportunity to enhance my coaching and my life.
Big thanks to Yannick!