We do not live isolated within our own body and mind system but in relation to a wider network of systems. Systemic coaching recognises that growth and development happen in dynamic engagement with wider systems that we are part of and that we relate with. The communities and cultures we are part of that shape our language, ways of being, thinking and doing. Systemic coaching is about the dynamic relationship between multiple levels of systems that are part of our lives.

Within my model of systemic coaching, the system itself and each area are functionally contextual. One area affects the whole system but also that the systems relate to the circumstances that the individual resides in. When coherence occurs across the whole system there is energetic alignment, stability and productivity. When coherence occurs across the systems we become happy.

Within my model, there are four aspects that relate to different parts of an interconnected system as shown in the diagram below;

Systemic Contextual Model of Coaching

Universal context

The universal context is the higher-level system, and the underlying essence of all being and becoming in the universe.  It can encompass ideas of God, spirituality, astrology, quantum physics and reality that is outside of human perception and consciousness.

Collective context

How our ‘being’ or ‘self’ works within the social constructs of societal, cultural and community systems. Includes our morals and ethics.

Self context

The sense we have of ourselves in the here and now which can link to the past and ideas of future self.  The awareness we have of ourselves and how ‘self’ can be developed. How our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning and vice versa.

Values context

The core and guiding compass of chosen life directions. Our values are connected to life purpose and personal growth (eudaimonia).

We live in the world and the world lives in us

Systemic coaching requires systemic perceiving, systemic thinking, systemic being, and systemic relating, I can uniquely offer all three of these and can help you to develop these skills too.

Systemic perceiving begins with recognising that we are part of every system we see and hear, and that we only perceive the world through our own subjective lenses and from a particular place within the system.

Systemic being changes our intention and how we present not just to another, but also to all that we can sense and experience in the wider system. This is to be in service of not just of what you want but what your world requires of you and from the coaching.

Systemic relating is the triadic rather than dyadic; it is not just a dialogue between us facing each other but where we are shoulder to shoulder collaboratively enquiring in the joint purpose of your work together and the emerging potential that is waiting within you and your wider context to come alive.