We live and work in multiple relationship systems – our cultural, professional, organisational and family relationship systems, often invisible to the naked eye. Each system creates its own loyalties and different experiences of belonging. These hidden underlying dynamics act like a force field which if ignored or violated can dramatically impact our capacity for success.
Systemic coaching helps us to be aware of the systems we come from, create new insights on the impact of these, on our relationships and world, opening up new horizons for individual and organisational health and growth.
How does it work?
At the simplest level, it is creating a three dimensional perspective of the system ‘as is’ to create new insights, perspectives and identify resources and options.
What is different about this approach?
On old advert by Heineken said that it’s beer reached parts that other beers cannot reach. The same is true for systemic coaching.
Using a systemic approach, you are looking at the problem at a whole new level, that’s beyond the individual and beyond the visible. You are invited work with native gut and visceral intelligence, less cognitive, less words, less story and deeply powerful insights.
Systemic methods are increasingly being used to tap invisible information within and between systems, to take a whole picture view of the underlying forces playing in the background and their impact. This frees clients from familiar perspectives, stand in the truth of “what is” and see the issue in the context of the wider system, leading to greater alignment, congruence, coherence and integrity through the system, enabling individual, team and organisational health.
Benefits of working systemically include:
- Rapidly surfaces and creates a powerful coaching agenda with real clarity and focus.
- Quickly identifies and reveals the roots of very challenging underlying issues.
- Illuminates otherwise invisible blocks, finds hidden resources and resolution.
- Provides powerful diagnostics for individuals, teams and businesses at a refreshing pace.
- Helps clients to find their ‘place’ using a uniquely powerful approach.
- Invites greater trust and recognition, personal accountability and responsibility.
- Creates a focus on ‘seeing the whole’ and ‘acknowledging what is’ which creates greater trust and safety to work with and resolve real issues.