Application Form – Part Two

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  • Part 2: Essays, Section A

  • This part of the application involves long-form answers and essays, which you may not wish to complete now (or all at once). If at any point you want to save and resume your work later, you must: 

    1. Click the “Save and Resume Later” link at the bottom of the page and 
    2. Save the URL provided on the following screen.

    This will enable you to return to this page to continue or finish your work. You need to repeat this every time you wish to save your work and return later — otherwise your work will be lost.

  • Please answer these two questions in approximately 100-300 words each.
  • Part 2: Essays, Section B

  • To help us understand you better and to give yourself an experience of what engaging in the Professional Coaching Course could be for you, please take some time and honestly reflect on these questions.

    This is not a competitive exercise. The point isn’t to promote yourself or convince us to accept you as a student. Rather it’s about seeing beyond your usual habitual ways of knowing yourself and exploring in a deeper way what your edges of strength and developmental are, right now, in your current life.

    Please answer each question in 200-400 words.

    Thank you.

  •  3. At New Ventures West you will become a member of an active coaching community dedicated to the study of Integral Coaching. As a first step, we ask that you assess yourself in the following categories. The definitions are below.

    For each assessment, please

    • choose your competency level
    • cite several examples as evidence of your assessment.

  • Cognitive

    The ability to make observations in a particular field of activity (e.g., business, philosophy, cooking) and then to synthesize the observations into a coherent understanding. “Understanding” means that possibilities for action are seen, accurate predictions can be made and potential breakdowns foreseen.

  • Emotional

    The ability to discern your own emotional states, what are you feeling at this moment, what is the background emotional tone of your life, what emotions are present when you experience difficulties, etc.; also, the ability to discern the emotional state of others, even when they themselves may be oblivious to it or denying it. This includes the ability to stay present and available in relationship and in communication in the midst of strong emotional events, be they yours or others.

  • Somatic

    The ability to observe what is happening in your body, e.g. energized, tired, heavy, open, tight, etc., and to include what you observe into your understanding of the current moment. It’s being able to tap into the wisdom of your body that may have a different insight into what’s happening than your intellect or your emotions.

  • Relational
    The ability to initiate and sustain mutually satisfying relationships. This competence includes being able to listen deeply and communicate profoundly with a wide variety of individuals and groups. Also included is the ability to compromise, see the world from different points of view, and be supportive of others’ intentions. The ability to set aside one’s own desires for the sake of the relationship while maintaining a sense of one’s own worth and dignity.
  • Spiritual

    The ability to create a life dedicated to the benefit of everyone, not only for the advantage of yourself, family, company or clan. This means the competence to initiate and sustain practices that strengthen your bond to the wide web of life connecting all people, all living systems and all things. This also includes developing ourselves into an active member in communities dedicated to compassion, wisdom and service to others.

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