Methodologies and Theories:

Transformational Coaching: This approach to coaching is about coaching a way of being, as a means of producing major shifts in perception, behavior and results through all aspects of communication and relationships. This, in turn, creates a new way of being and a new reality. We support people realizing the core of who they are (being). This inspires clients moving forward designing a life that reflects the core of who they are, rather than the fear or thoughts or feelings from the past that are the source of most peoples lives.

 

Transformational Leadership:A transformational leader empowers followers through a clear articulated vision and inspires them to experience the same passion and motivation to fulfill goals for positive change in groups, organizations, communities and overall society. A transformational leader is a positive role model who fosters positive supportive relationships by keeping the lines of communication open so that followers are free to share their unique contributions and they are recognized for it. They encourage followers to explore their creativity and innovative approaches by doing new things and recognizing endless opportunities to learn.

    • Burns, J.M. (1978). Leadership. N.Y: Harper and Raw

    • Bass,B. M,(1985). Leadership and Performance. N.Y: Free Press


Facilitation: The art of bringing people together with the learning opportunity, by helping them learn through self-discovery. For facilitation to be effective, the emphasis must be on both the acquisition and the use of the new knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities. Facilitators are guides to the learning destination “with” the learners, but not one of them; responsible and accountable to the group. Their goal is to equip the learners for self-development and continual learning. 

    • Adapted from: Facilitation Basics, ASTD Speaker Orientation, May 2007


Adult Learning (Brain-Based): Scientists once believed the brain develops more rigid with age. The brain is actually dynamic and flexible. The brain is literally shaped by experience. “We now know that the human brain actually maintains an amazing plasticity throughout life. We can literally grow new neural connections with stimulations, even as we age. This fact means any learner can increase their intelligence, without limits, using proper enrichment.” (Jenson, 2000, p. 149).

Brain based learning focuses on issues specific issues that are in context and meaningful for the learner. When learners are more engaged in the learning process and it’s application to their lives they are more motivated and take ownership of the process. (Korsgaard Sorensen & Muchu 2006, p. 307).

    • Jensen, E. (2000). Brain-based learning. San Diego, CA: The Brain Store.
    • Korsgaard Sorensen, E & Murchu, D. (2006). Enhancing Learning Through Technology. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing


Experiential Learning:   The process of making meaning from direct experience. It is learning by doing and reflecting on the process. According to David Kolb, the learner must be wiling to be engaged, reflect, and must have the skills apply the learning from the experience to new ideas and new approaches to problems and challenges.

    • Itin, C. M. (1999). Reasserting the Philosophy of Experiential Education as a Vehicle for Change in the 21s century. The Journal of Experiential Education,.22(2), 91-98.
    • Kolb. D. A. and Fry, R. (1975) Toward an applied theory of experiential learning. in C. Cooper (ed.) Theories of Group Process, London: John Wiley


Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic. Understanding and developing skills and abilities in Emotional Intelligence is critical in interpersonal development and in leading groups and organizations.

    •  Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam.


(NVC) Nonviolent communication: Nonviolent Communication (is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.

    • CNVC founder, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD