"When I have tough conversations or just conversations I find boring where I feel some emotion coming up, I try to remember those principles and then they help me to come back to the place of curiosity.”
Irina is Co-Active Coach and accomplished the Co-Active Intermediate in January 2021. She found it to be one of the most powerful experiences for her self-development.
I really like the general approach in the model. You see people as whole creative resources, that you dance in the moment, that you try to listen to their third level of listening. When I have tough conversations or just conversations I find boring where I feel some emotion coming up, I try to remember those principles and then they help me to come back to the place of curiosity. I found that it made the communication somehow easier. I also try to apply it in communication with my son, but of course, because he's a child on a more lower level, with the will of life, metaphors or trying to ask powerful questions.
For me, it was the process and fulfillment. I really like the part of what you cannot be with. I think it's where you truly meet yourself and learn to self-manage and to communicate better and to recognize yourself better. And fulfillment also made a huge impact because it really connects you with the stronger parts of yourself and gives you the power to think in different ways from the more true self.
There was a lot of 'aha'-moments, a lot of aspiring moments in terms of the tools. But what I also found inspiring, was how the leaders were working together. Because at every module we had leaders who never saw each other before and had completely different leadership styles and they were always able to find a way to dance together in the moment in a very spontaneous, improvised way. That was very inspiring. And also the community, how the safe space was created, how confidential it was, how everybody really felt in the end of each model as if they were a family.
Yes, for sure I would. And I already did. Actually a couple of people already even went to the program, even my partner. So yes, it's amazing. It's a great way to recognize yourself. Even if you don't want to be a coach. It's a great way to connect with yourself and to live a more fulfilled life.Find out more about Co-Active