You are most probably an ambassador of change in the life of your clients. Feelings of helplessness, not being able to find a way out, or looking for help are the most common reasons why people turn to a coach. A high number of well-established coaching and facilitation techniques exist and you are probably using multiple ones.
Knowing about ego development theory can help you adapt other tools to be more developmentally tailored and impactful with your clients. So, we would like to present to you a different kind of mindset: it’s about vertical development – showing the way towards maturity, offering the opportunity of a more complete, liberated and fulfilling worldview, which is almost always the core reason clients come to you, even though it may not be expressed this way.
Vertical development refers to how we learn to see the world through new eyes, how we change our interpretations of experience and how we transform our views of reality.
This model can give you a better understanding of why your clients behave the way they do.
Susanne Cook-Greuter’s Ego Development Theory is based on more than 35 years of research and is validated by the data of thousands of evaluated tests. Susanne also does professional coaching for individuals, in addition to facilitating organizational development. She travels globally to share her insights and to teach courses. Participants in her intensive training course will learn about – as well as experience – the potential of this full-spectrum developmental coaching method.
If you are not a professional coach but someone who is interested in integral theory or personal development, you can gain valuable knowledge from the course, also.