CRISIS post: The dynamics of social transformation – the need for systemic, evolutionary and synthetic intelligence

In this final post of a series on the dynamics of transformative change, I turn to the systemic interaction of the elements explored in previous posts (compelling narratives emotionally engaging with tribal identities, catalytic events disrupting the twin barriers of habit and power), within our complex human systems and the Read more…

CRISIS post: The dynamics of social transformation – how habit, power and catalysts influence social change

In my last post I developed a hypothesis for how societal change or transformation takes place as a function of compelling narratives, emotionally connecting with tribal identities. In this third post I am adding the other key ingredients that influence how change takes place: the paradox of habituation and adaptability, the dynamics of Read more…

Personal development and the leadership coach

16th September 2018 Aubyn Howard ‘The unexamined life is not worth living…’ Socrates as reported by Plato Why are personal and professional development inseparable in coaching? Within psychosynthesis coaching, we view the coach’s ability to practice a psychospiritual approach as a function of their own level of personal development, psycho-spiritual training Read more…

The alchemy of coaching

Alchemy is making a comeback.  Cast into the shadows by the enlightenment and modern science, the notion of alchemy, albeit in a metaphorical sense in relationship to human consciousness and will, is seemingly becoming relevant again. Definition:    al·che·my   alkəmē/   noun: alchemy the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the Read more…