Ontological Coaching originates from the teachings of Ontology. According to Wikipedia, “ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and its relationships.”
Ontological Coaching therefore lives under the premise that you are a co-creator, and the nature of your being is related to your reality. An Ontological Coach introduces you to new possibilities through powerful questions and helps you take effective action. The role of an Ontological Coach is not to give you the answers because your inner knowing is creative and resourceful. They facilitate your process to acquire a deeper learning at a subconscious and conscious level, which goes beyond a session. This method is more sustainable than simply teaching the “how-to’s” that are only temporarily satisfying. They also train you to become aware of the three elements of the body, language and emotions, in addition to teaching you proper planning and strategy because everything is interrelated and relevant to the greatest human potential.
Keep in mind that not all coaches are the same. With all the benefits of Ontological Coaching, you are receiving beyond what an average life coach offers who works primarily with you to set goals and be your cheerleader. Julio Ollala, one of the greatest promoters of Ontological Coaching, describes it best in his book. From Knowledge to Wisdom: Essays on the Contemporary Learning Crisis sharing the following statement:
“Unfortunately, coaching today is practiced by many who have no credentials or studies, and who offer traditional consulting, training and advice from popular psychology under the guise of” coaching. “It is being practiced by those caught in the same habits and pitfalls. . to think that the customers they are trying to serve are in “.
That is why it is valuable to invest in hiring not just a coach, but also a Ontological Coach who is trained and knows what to listen to to guide you through your challenges. They have cleared their own mental clutter and are better equipped to handle their concerns in a safe environment. You commit yourself completely to your own benefit to eliminate any incongruity in your thoughts and in what you say you will do.
For example, having a fear of failure is actually setting you up for failure no matter what you say or do well because the underlying context is incongruous. Another way to understand this is to imagine that you are playing dart board. Only instead of focusing on the bullseye, your eyes are on the wall away from the board as you throw the dart. How likely are you to hit the bull’s-eye with the dart? Similarly, in life, your thoughts are like your eyes. And if your thoughts are not congruent with your actions, how likely is it that you will get what you really want? Are you willing to notice and observe the way you perceive failure? What if instead of thinking you will fail, you are operating from a place of trust knowing that you will succeed? How could that affect your actions and results differently?
With a trained Ontological Coach:
• Get a behind-the-scenes look at what drives your actions
• See what is keeping you from achieving your dreams
• Create shifts once and for all
The benefit to you is that you begin to experience true peace, happiness, and greater abundance. Who doesn’t want that?