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EPISODE 15: SUPPORTING CLIENTS IN GRIEF

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

stepping in podcastGrief can blindside and disorient the people directly affected—and those who wish to support them. In this episode Adam speaks with Richard Levi, who facilitates grief support groups and coaches individual clients in grief. He offers some ways we can ready ourselves to join our clients in the abruptly new world that grief often creates.

Resources: 
It’s OK that You’re not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand, by Megan Devine

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EPISODE 13: GATEWAYS TO REAL CONVERSATIONS

MAY 23, 2018

stepping in podcastPCC graduate Kelly McGannon works in Washington DC, coaching and teaching mindfulness to leaders the US government. In this episode she talks with Adam about how today’s political / cultural climate offers opportunities to have new kinds of conversations with each other—and with ourselves.

Resources from this episode: 
The Fisher King, Arthurian Legend
On Being, Krista Tippett


Learn the elements of a truly productive conversation in our three-day workshop Masterful Conversations.

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EPISODE 12: WHERE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL COACHING INTERSECT

MARCH 21, 2018

stepping in podcastMichael Dolan, NVW graduate and founder of Truly Productive Leadership, joins Adam to talk about how addressing all the conflicting “to-do”s in our lives can actually empower our development by revealing what is really important to us.

Resources from this episode: 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen

 

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EPISODE 11: IMMERSING OURSELVES IN NOT KNOWING

JANUARY 16, 2018

stepping in podcastThis time Adam is joined by faculty member Cynthia Luna, who shares her own moving experience of pilgrimage and her insights on how Integral Coaching and the Professional Coaching Course embody this concept.

Resources from this episode: 
Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny
Read Cynthia’s blog post on this topic.

 

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EPISODE 10: THE PRISON OF PERSONALITY

NOVEMBER 9, 2017


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Adam talks with Susan Olesek, founder of the Enneagram Prison Project. They delve into the distinction between personality and essence, what power actually means, and how the Enneagram can help us shed ego and access the truth of who we are. Susan shares how this work has impacted folks who are behind bars—and all she has learned from them.

Graduates: you can interact with Susan live at the the Graduate Learning Lab, which she’ll be leading on November 18 in San Francisco. (Note that this event is open to graduates of the Professional Coaching Course only.)

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EPISODE 9: RESPONDING TO OUR TIMES, PART 2

OCTOBER 9, 2017


stepping in podcastNVW founder James Flaherty joins Adam for the second episode in a series devoted to the huge question of how we can possibly respond to the world’s ever-increasing crises. This time they focus on how we can come to know ourselves, others and the world beyond the surface-level experience many of us are used to—and why this is important. How can we connect more deeply to our circumstances and let our responses inform us? Cultivating this way of being may require letting some things go.

The book mentioned in this episode is Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

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EPISODE 8: RESPONDING TO OUR TIMES, PART 1

MAY 4, 2017


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NVW founder James Flaherty joins Adam for the first episode in a series devoted to the huge question of how we can possibly respond to the world’s many crises. With change happening faster than our bodies were designed to process—not to mention the fact that there is so much we can’t do anything about—why is it important to stay present and try to understand it anyway? How can we do this without getting overwhelmed? James and Adam begin this complex conversation with some eye-opening thoughts and useful resources.

Here are the books mentioned in this episode:
Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty by Zygmunt Bauman
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman
Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit

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EPISODE 7: NAVIGATING COMPLEX SYSTEMS

DECEMBER 6, 2016


stepping in podcastFor this episode we’re joined by faculty member Julie Engel. In her work with hundreds of individuals and organizations, Julie has deeply studied how we orient to systems. She has found that understanding the realities in which we’re living helps us avoid being swept up and reactive. Julie elucidates four types of systems, gives several resources for taking up our own study of them, and offers practices to keep ourselves grounded in the midst of chaos and complexity.

Here is some of the work mentioned in this episode:
Dave Snowden, Cognitive Edge
Dan Siegel, Mindsight Institute
David Rock, NeuroLeadership
Pat Ogden, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

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EPISODE 6: WAKING UP FROM BUSYNESS

NOVEMBER 2, 2016

stepping in podcast“What am I doing all this for? Why am I working so hard? Why am I running around so fast? ” As head of Google’s internal leadership consulting practice, Kathrin O’Sullivan is no stranger to questions like these. She joins us to explore all that busyness actually keeps us separate from, and how we might connect to a larger stillness.

 

Here‘s a great song about busyness.

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EPISODE 5: AT THE INTERSECTION OF FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY

OCTOBER 10, 2016

EPISODE 4: NO PERSON IS AN ISLAND—THE SYSTEMS WE SWIM IN

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016


stepping in podcastFor this episode we are joined by NVW faculty member Kristin Cobble, who brings her decades of expertise in organizational development to the conversation. We explore how systems (organizations, communities, societies) impact us—and how they can be transformed.

When you act on behalf
  of something greater than yourself,
    you begin
      to feel it acting through you
         with a power that is greater than your own.

This is grace.

—From “Grace and the Great Turning” by Joanna Macy.
Read the full poem here.

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EPISODE 3: INTEGRAL COACHING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

AUGUST 11, 2016

stepping in podcastFor this episode we are joined by Anamaria Aristizabal, a NVW faculty member and social innovation expert in Bogotá, Colombia, to explore how Integral Coaching supports those wanting to enact positive change in the world. (Hint:self-development is key!)

More on this topic:

Poem: Start Close In, David Whyte
Book: The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling, James Hillman

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EPISODE 2: WHY DOES COACHING MATTER?

JULY 6, 2016


stepping in podcastIn our second episode of Stepping In, we explore the topic of coaching itself. What is it to create a safe space for a client? Why is the coach’s own self-development so important? What makes the Integral Coaching methodology effective? We dive into these and other questions with our special guest Lizzie Winn.

Want a deeper dive into this topic? Here are some additional resources.

Article: Integrating Rigor, Compassion and Creative Design: The Promise of Integral Coaching and the Professional Coaching Course
Article: The Three Levels of Coaching
Video: Discover Integral Coaching

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EPISODE 1: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BODY

JUNE 1, 2016


stepping in podcastIntroducing Stepping In, the new podcast from New Ventures West.

This podcast is a bold inquiry into life’s biggest challenges with one of the oldest and most distinguished coaching schools in the world. In a spirit of curiosity, compassion, and honesty, we delve into how Integral Coaching can address some of the most pressing issues we face as individuals, as communities, and as stewards of our planet. We’ll explore what it takes to develop the sensitivity and capacity required to live and thrive in an increasingly complex world.

In our inaugural episode we explore The Importance of the Body when it comes to integrating insights into our life.

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