Integral Coaching Canada – A Class Endorsement
We are a graduating class of the Integral Coaching® Certification Program that Integral Coaching Canada developed and teaches globally. We successfully completed the program in June 2010 and are now Certified Integral Coaches™. We are a class of professionals including a Psychologist, a Corporate President, International Consultants and Coaches. HR Directors, a Professional Photographer, retired Executives, and Government Managers, from six countries around the world.
We are excited to share with you a few of our experiences through this profound path of personal and professional development. We would like to share this from the perspective of what it was like being in a program that was so thoroughly challenging, yet so fully supporting of each of us. How, through the ICC methodology, developed by Laura Divine and Joanne Hunt, each class member was so deeply honored for their unique and inherent qualities, while simultaneously, through skillful, timely and personalized means, we were patiently guided and encouraged to fill in the needed qualities and capabilities required to become Embodied Certified Integral Coaches™.
Entering this program, we clearly understood that our final Certified Integral Coach™ status was not a pre-given reality. Certification required the embodiment of clearly taught and well-defined coaching skills, as well as significant levels of personal responsibility and initiative to “act on” the guidance that was offered to us. Joanne and Laura took great care and attention to clearly identify where each of us would need to focus our efforts in order to gradually acquire the embodied skills we needed to become certified. An essential aspect of this transformation was our ability to recognize and work with our own limitations. The program allowed for abundant opportunity of live practice. As classmates, we engaged in numerous coaching conversations, each of them encouraging us to see and work with our developing edges in new, creative and safe ways. Joanne and Laura clearly identified which of our current well-developed skill sets would be useful to employ and embrace, which of our current ways and skills would limit our capacities to grow into Integral Coaches™, and what developmental path lay forward for each of us.
Through the impeccable and comprehensive design of this program, we all felt thoroughly supported throughout the entire process, not only by both Laura and Joanne, but also by ICC and the extraordinary faculty team including Phone Coaches and Study Group Mentors. Everything was clearly defined and transparent, all expectations and opportunities were made completely obvious and fully available. This enormous safety net allowed and encouraged each of us to explore and practice at the outer edges of who we were becoming. It was up to each of us to decide how far to go. ICC could hold it all.
In a shifting world that demands continuous change and endless adaptation, it is difficult to know where to turn and who to trust in our evolving development. Clearly, life will not allow us to remain static or complacent with our ideas of self, growth, or happiness. We are all being asked to grow and evolve in some way. In this age of the internet, and endless access to information the answer always appears “out there” with someone else holding the key to our empowerment and happiness. What makes ICC so different? It is the comprehensive and thoroughly penetrating nature of ICC’s “integral” or “inclusive” coaching approach and course design. It is not just more information “out there” that you are lacking and need to attain before you can become happy and effective in the world. It is about “what’s in here,” your embodied sense and understanding of your authentic and evolving self, expanding newly revealed capacities and skillful ways of bringing your service, whatever that may be, into the world in whatever circumstance and situation you currently find yourself.
If you’re reading this page, you might be interested in Integral Coaching® as a way to increase the efficacy of however you are serving the world. Well, then, you have found a page that offers our perspective of how profound it is to study with Integral Coaching Canada. We would like to summarize our experience with what we feel to be truly important in our time spent with ICC.
We want you to know:
1. We thoroughly endorse this school.
2. We would highly recommend their coaching training to anyone interested in becoming a Certified Integral Coach™.
3. We have been incredibly supported by our teachers and faculty members in an integrated and compassionate ways.
4. We experienced massive transformation not only in our personal lives, but also in our capacities to relate to others in empowered and appropriate ways that continue to this day.
5. We directly experienced how the impeccable design of the training developed us into embodied Integral Coaches™ as well as advancing our capacities in other professions and services.
6. We were able to learn, practice, and integrate our knowledge and skills into an embodied understanding through many occasions of receiving feedback on our client work and our live coaching conversations.
7. We strongly feel ICC is positioned in a role of leadership, capable of offering and modeling the essential qualities of true integration and embodiment to both the industry of “coach training and development” and the newly emerging “embodied Integral community”.
Please feel free to contact any one of us, if you would like to speak to us directly about studying with Integral Coaching Canada. We’d be happy to spend time with you.
Finally, we’d like to extend our thank you to Joanne Hunt and Laura Divine, the founders of Integral Coaching Canada.
June 2010 Integral Coaches™
Steve Beckett (London, U.K.)
Paulette Carlson (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Martin Cloutier (Verennes, QC, Canada)
Alexandre Costa (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Susanne DiCocco (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Alex Douds (McLean, VA, USA)
David Duggan (Dartmouth, NS, Canada)
Kate Jackson (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Andrew Johnson (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Shane McDermott (Sedona, AZ, USA)
Michael Phillips (Boulder, CO, USA)
Mark Richer (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Sam Roberts (Berkeley, CA, USA)
Liz Seaton (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Ellen Sprenger (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Bettylynn Stoops (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Aleksander Teisseyre (Warszawa, Poland)
Nathan Woogums (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
If you’d like to contact any of us, you can find our contact information at:
Lastly, if you’d like to hear the actual words of other Integral Coaches™ who have graduated from Integral Coaching Canada, check these videos out: