I am certified as an Integral Coach®, following the so-called integral approach based on principles developed by the American philosopher Ken Wilber, who has defined four perspectives (“quadrants”) through which we experience the world; these relate to two axes: “individual <=> collective” and “interior <=> exterior”, which represent:
– the “subjective” perspective of our individual and interior experiences: our thoughts, emotions, memories, states of mind, perceptions, and immediate sensations;
– the “objective” perspective of individual and exterior things: our material body (including brain) and anything that we can see or touch (or observe scientifically) in time and space;
– the “intersubjective” perspective of our collective and interior experiences: our shared values, meanings, language, relationships and cultural background;
– the “interobjective” perspective of collective and exterior things: systems, networks, technology, government, and the natural environment.
Integral coaching aims at helping a client in all of these four perspectives so that he(she) can reach a balance amongst them and develop corresponding competencies as necessary, from where he(she) is at this particular time and according to his(her) specific issues that he(she) is facing.