Coaching & Leadership

Coaching can be likened to a bridge, taking you from one side of a river to the other, without risking falling into the water and being swept away by the current below (depending on the bridge and how much water is in the river…). Coaching is being with someone who is there for you, only, a coach who listens actively and asks you powerful questions to help you define your path forward, with lots of silence in-between…

The world we live in is going through a powerful process of change, not unlike a rushing river. How we react to that change is decisive in defining the quality of our lives, and the level of meaning we can find in our everyday actions. Coaching provides the opportunity to Stop, Reflect, and Listen…, and become a keen observer, of life, and more importantly, of yourself.

Although change is a constant in life, change presents challenges to our belief systems, which can easily get stuck in old paradigms. One such paradigm is the belief of infinite growth, as opposed to the available resources on a finite planet. This belief in infinite growth expresses itself through our actions, what we consume, buying stuff. We know, in the game of life, that “the guy with the most stuff …” doesn’t win, yet, stuff does give us a sense of accomplishment, and at least temporarily, gets us some attention, something close to feeling loved.

How can we allow life to be the more loving, beautiful, and compassionate experience we know deep inside that it is? How can we develop our personal leadership and make the conscious decisions and choices for a more meaningful existence?

Coaching helps you take steps on that path, while enriching your relationships and experience of life.

If this sounds interesting to you, contact me for more information.

christer(at)soderberg.com

P.S. For reference, I received my first coaching certification from ICF (International Coach Federation) in 2004. I became certified in axiology in 2006 (as developed by Dr. Robert S. Hartmann). I am certified in the “Leadership Diamond” of Dr. Peter Koestenbaum since 2006. I am a registered user of Open Space Technology (as developed by Harrison Owen) since 2008, and use “Focusing” (as developed by Dr. Eugene T. Gendlin) since 2004. I have just finished (February 2015) a certified accreditation in “Theory U” by MITx (Otto Scharmer and team). I am an avid reader of personal development and leadership literature and practice Zen meditation for many years. My favourite authors include J. Krishnamurti, Dr. David Bohm, Roshi Philip Kapleau, Shunryu Suzuki, Joseph Jaworski, Peter Senge, Peter Koestenbaum, Stephen Covey, Otto Scharmer, Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Richard Bach, and Daniel Quinn, among many others.

2 Responses to Coaching & Leadership

  1. Filipe says:

    I had the privilege to meet Christer at Connecting-Stockholm – a participatory performance about the urban future of Stockholm – in the architecture museum of Sweden. Christer is an angel. He glows! I have not seen him ever since. I look forward to see Christer again in the future!

    • I think you exaggerate a little… but hey, who am I to judge… 🙂
      Agora estamos na Espanha, como você sabe, Vamos ter que connectar de novo!
      Grandes abraços para sua linda Familia!

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