A Wholeness Hangout

A New/Old Story: Considering ICF Coaching from a 3P Perspective

Wholeness Hangout MandalaProfessional life and business coaching emerged as various practitioners realized something about the inherent wholeness, resourcefulness, and creativity of their clients. They developed an appreciation for their clients’ inborn capacity to learn and grow, and they noticed that a certain kind of attentive, respectful, resonant engagement (often called Presence) between individuals catalyzes and accelerates that capacity.

I and the coaches who join me for this hangout have been trained in the International Coach Federation (ICF) tradition of coaching. Each of us independently encountered an understanding that we have come to regard as the source code for transformative coaching. This understanding, commonly known as The Three Principles, has radically changed our work. The shift from believing in client creativity, resourcefulness, and wholeness to seeing it as the true and reliable basis for our work with every client every time has profound implications, shifting the locus of our attention from outcomes to our clients’ understanding of the human experience.

Brief bios of the panelists and resources for more information about the 3 Principles appear under the replays. 




Here are a few resources as context for this conversation. Email me if you would like further suggestions.

The Three Principles Global Community (audios, videos, blog, list of practitioners)

About the Coaches on the Panel

Click on each coach’s name to learn more about each person’s background and scope of work.

Dominic Scaffidi has been coaching corporate clients for nearly 10 years. He is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, Certified Executive Coach and a graduate of Michael Neill’s Supercoach Academy. Find Dominic on LinkedIn

Shaline Perera is a graduate of Coach Masters Academy currently going through the process of earning the Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She was introduced to the Three Principles in August 2017.

Molly Gordon joined the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 1996, earned her Master Certified Coach credential in 2003, and has grounded her coaching in the Three Principles since 2013. She is a instructor/facilitator/mentor for coaching programs at the University of MiamiCoach Masters Academy, and 7 Paths Forward. Find Molly on LinkedIn. Molly on Facebook.

Sandra Koenig trained at the Coaches Training Institute and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), as well as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. She is currently on staff at Michael Neill’s Supercoach Academy, and through that academy has an Advanced Certified Transformational Coach credential.

Piers Thurston has been a full time coach since 2001 with over 10,000 coaching hours experience working with range of business and private clients. He has been coaching from the Three Principles understanding since 2011. Find Piers on LinkedIn

Watch or Listen to Other Wholeness Hangouts

Click here for links to the replays of previous Wholeness Hangouts.

Resources for Deeper Insight into the Three Principles

The first book listed is a wonderful introduction to the Three Principles. It is followed by books written by Sydney Banks, whose awakening was the basis for The Three Principles. After Syd’s books, you’ll find a selection of books by his students.

  the space within by Michael Neill                                                                               

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