Transcending and Including Our Current Way of Being: An Introduction to Integral Coaching

Joanne HuntArticle, Coaching, Cognitive, Defenses, Emotional, Intrapersonal, Journal of Integral Theory & Practice, Leadership 1 Comment

This article provides an introduction to the Integral Coaching® method developed by Joanne Hunt and Laura Divine, founders of Integral Coaching Canada, Inc. A brief introduction to the field of coaching is offered using the four quadrants to appreciate the underlying assumptions of how change occurs and how schools of coaching have approached the rapidly growing field of adult development. Further delineation of Integral Coaching Canada’s use of subject-object theory and a “transcend and include” developmental model is provided and resides at the root of this school’s AQAL approach to change. Included are the necessary steps of working with a client’s Current Way of Being (the strength of its identity, horizontal capacities, and inherent limits) as well as the cli- ent’s emerging future, a New Way of Being that better supports a client’s desires, intentions, and response to the call that he or she uniquely hears.

Joanne Hunt

About Joanne Hunt

Joanne is the Co-Founder of Integral Coaching Canada. She is a lead instructor for Integral Coaching Canada's advanced programs, and students describe her as an expert coach, a playful human being and a passionate, skilled teacher. Rooted in her own commitment to living with personal integrity and authenticity, Joanne brings this dedication to how she teaches, how she guides faculty and how she coaches clients.