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The Generative Wholeness Way

Get Unstuck & Pursue Your Dreams

The essence of professional coaching is supporting individuals to get unstuck from a life dilemma or challenge, and transfer the learning from the coaching forum into pursuit of opportunities and dreams that generate higher personal and professional fulfillment. As our individual lives unfold we each begin to seek our unique purpose. In the process of discovery and fulfillment of a declared purpose, we each develop specific habits, patterns of interaction, a personal style or way of relating to life choices and environments. Sometimes these habitual behaviors create a “familiarity” that causes a loss in objectivity of how one relates to others and to a personal vision that is satisfying and authentic.

We may become disconnected from other people and find our sense of perspective distorted. At other times, planned and unplanned change brings those habits and ways of living into question. Expectations for professional achievement rise, challenging an individual to adopt a new style or perhaps an expanded level of capability and contribution. At the same time desire for personal satisfaction is heightened and often generates frustration in the competition between personal and professional aspirations. A great deal of energy is expended toward bringing ideas, emotions and actions into unity or at least synergy.

Asking the questions “Is this all there is?” or “What’s next?” or “Is this truly how I want to live my life?” are signals of a new stage of life seeking to emerge. Simple questions that open interior doorways of profound self-discovery through reflective noticing and conscious naming of the unique Essence of an individual that seeks to express completely.

Restore Access to Personal Essence

Generative Coaching restores a person’s understanding of personal Essence, the core of who they are and how that activates choice for another relationship to life, one that releases a greater sense of effortless vitality. Once brought into awareness and clarity, transformative living generates moments of ecstasy when one knows oneself through and through, never alterable by anyone else or any condition in life.

A capacity internally to trust, know our truth, to fundamentally and completely believe in who we are comes from self-awareness of Essence -- no matter where we are or whom we are within any setting or context. This is a core principle in order to embody personal sovereignty. Sovereignty is the intentional heart of Generative Coaching

The pacing of a Generative Coaching session is slower than other forms of coaching. To be highly effective, clients learn to pause so that insight about the self is allowed to resonate fully. This style of coaching invites you to savor the silence. Silence stimulates clients to partner with greater breadth and depth of vulnerability. Vulnerability is the source of innate creativity.

Generative Coaching Process

The coaching process generates a disciplined intensity that challenges our perspectives and chosen direction in our lives. The individual sessions create an environment for reflection upon our belief system, creating awareness and insight to our current modes of perception and living.

The coach is available to listen, to serve, and reflect with unconditional acceptance. The coaching relationship is a partnership of power, respect and dignity. It is designed to inspire you to create higher levels of energy and to become more internally aligned and therefore more effective in interpersonal relationships in any domain of our lives.

The coaching relationship challenges you to an expanded view and understanding of personal learning, growth and commitment to action. It also challenges our mental and emotional models that influence personal and professional perceptions. The one-on-one relationship provides you with an accountability resource for decision-making and making progress towards fulfilling established goals.

Coaching is not an event rather it is a process involving:

Connect to Effortless Vitality

Ultimately the outcome of Generative Coaching is Generative Wholeness™. To be generative is to embody the dynamic capacities to originate, create, learn and produce desired results. The term “dynamic” is key to inviting change rather than being at the effect of change, passive and sometimes feeling powerless. Believing, trusting and honoring our truth that in any moment we can adapt and adjust are practices of personal sovereignty. This is possible because as human beings we innately have the capacity to originate and to create. When we originate we use our imagination and this naturally activates creativity to bring an idea into form.

Change can be instant and we lose nothing. Yet, a narrative continues in our society that change is hard and takes a long time. Generative Coaching supports clients in consciously choosing to step into life in new ways. Living in the state of being that is Generative Wholeness™, clients consistently choose change that sustains connection to effortless vitality.

Janet Harvey, MCC

Janet Harvey, MCC ,CEO inviteCHANGE, has 30 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience with 12,000+ coaching hours, primarily in organizational and executive leadership engagements.