Featured Graduate: Romina Portas

Romina Portas is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is a project manager and entrepreneur currently developing a program about cross-cultural coaching. She was born in Italy, and works in Italy, Spain, and Pakistan. Here is more about Romina and her story: Three years ago, I decided to move to Pakistan to broaden my horizons and develop an inter-cultural coaching program. After one year living in Pakistan, I then became involved in another project to better understand the culture and country.…

Is Coaching Part of Your Encore?

Is Coaching Part of Your Encore? by Ruth Tongen Encore career is the term used for second half of life work that has greater personal meaning and creates social impact. Are you considering an encore career in your future?The number of people choosing to pursue encore careers is growing rapidly. In 2011, Penn Schoen Berland found that 4.5 million Americans between the ages of 50 to 70 are in encore careers and 21 million will join them in the next five years. Studies by Babson College…

What is Integral Coaching, REALLY?

How can we talk about Integral Coaching with Others?  How can we talk about an integral coaching model with others in a way that makes sense? To start a conversation describing Jean Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness might not help keep it simple either, particularly when some people aren’t very clear about what coaching is in general!Here is one way we describe it:Our integral coaching model collects the more subtle information we all get as human beings. Sometimes we don’t know how to collect that information, name…