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Thursday, 3 December 2009

"spiritual?"

I recently attended a training session for coaches. The presenter was asking us about what gives us energy. Is it activity that is intellectual, emotional, physical, or spiritual? What fascinated me was that most of the coaches in the room struggled to engage with the word 'spiritual' - indeed some seemed strangely hostile to the word.

However there is growing interest in 'spiritual' things by which I don't mean religions but people's concern for meaning and purpose in their life and work, not to mention concern about the planet we inhabit together. Furthermore authors are writing about spiritual intelligence as an important area of development alongside IQ and EQ.

It seems to me that effective coaching requires some awareness of the different areas that affect people's lives. Even in business coaching, although the goal of the coaching will be business-related, effectiveness requires a whole-person viewpoint.

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