Playing the Edge Coaching

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Tina Geithner, Ph.D, Presence-Based® Coach,  ICF-Associate Certified Coach, ICF-Registered Mentor Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Find your "edge".
Play it well.
Transform your life.
How would you like to be able to play your “edge”?
“Edges are places where opposites meet. Where fear meets courage and suffering meets freedom. Where solid ground ends in a cliff face.
Where we can gain a view that takes in so much more of our world. And where we need to maintain great awareness, lest we trip and fall.” 

- Roshi Joan Halifax -
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My Approach

Providing engaging, interactive, and experiential frameworks, the edge play approach allows me to provide you with a customized plan to help you develop the capacities, skills, and tools that will support you in how you want to BE and what you want to DO.

Merging the science of human development and mindfulness, my approach is designed to help you feel more empowered in navigating your developmental "edge", direct the focus of your attention more skillfully, and develop your ability to be present and aware. All of these support you in making better choices and moving forward in alignment with what's most important to you - your values.

Maybe you've heard that "growth begins at the end of your comfort zone". There's definitely some truth to that. A commitment to growth requires stretching yourself beyond the status quo. And the trade-off for the discomfort associated with that is living into your potential and making a truly positive impact on the world around you.

It's all possible, and sustainable, with the guidance and partnership of a professional ally who is prepared to help you navigate your current "edge" and move beyond it.





The Nature of Our Work Together

Ontological Coaching is concerned with the nature of human existence and with Being, rather than Doing. This method is supported by empirical research on neurophysiology and the biology of cognition. It represents an integrated approach to how we see and interpret the world in reference to ourselves what matters most to us.

Developmental Coaching is founded in adult development theory and focuses on meeting the client where he or she is. It works with the client’s structural interpretation and potential for being and doing with a focus on developmental advancement - increasing mastery and advancing capacity (knowledge, attitude, skill, emotional intelligence) toward the next level of development. Developmental coaching is transformative.

Embodied Coaching is based on the science of somatics and facilitates whole-body awareness and intelligence (Silsbee, 2018) through mindful exploration of the physical foundations of our emotional experiences and habits or conditioned tendencies. It is “[a] holistic, embodied, experiential approach to coaching - one that includes and incorporates the whole self,” (Blake, 2017). It addresses how we typically respond to and navigate life. It helps us move from reactivity and managing people, concepts, and things in order to gain control, approval, and safety to centered responsiveness and big-picture thinking, intuition, and flow characterized by perception, compassion, and confidence (Palmer and Crawford, 2013).  It equips us to be able to see our triggered responses through multiple lenses” (Silsbee, 2018) so that we are better armed with the capacity to intervene in a “habit loop” and choose a different response in order to effect a more positive outcome.

Practical Coaching: This experiential approach to coaching and learning incorporates practices designed to enhance awareness; develop knowledge, affective capacities, and skills; and design safe-to-fail experiments (Silsbee, 2018). These practices support skill development in low-stakes situations for application in real-life situations. Learning by doing in and between coaching sessions facilitates growth and development more quickly because it is rooted in and effects changes in our neurophysiology. Examples of practices include self-monitoring or observation to develop awareness, mindfulness practices, and stating a declaration or commitment and working with its physical embodiment. Assessments (ProfileXT/Select, Checkpoint 360, and assessments focused on values, strengths, and somatics) may also be included to increase self-awareness and foster the ability to entertain alternative perspectives simultaneously and see “bigger picture” views.

Please contact me about how I can help you or your team play your "edge".