Awakening the Spirit of Creative Collaboration

Inner Listening for Outer Listeners

Coaching for Personal and Professional Development

Especially for group facilitators, mediators, coaches, and consultants -- we know that the quality and depth of the listening presence that we bring to our work, makes a significant difference with regard to outcomes. 

Yet to do our best work, we also need to have others, who are able to listen deeply and well to us...

Hi, Rosa here... I love helping people learn how to facilitate emergent process in groups. At the same time, being able to listen deeply to our own selves is a key element in the work. The places inside of us that still need to be heard and held, are usually the limiting factor in our ability to be fully present with others.

I still remember a gentleman who attended one of my "Heart-Centered Listening" workshops. When we came back to the full circle after having engaged in a deep listening activity in triads, he reported back with a note of surprise:

"I came here to learn how to be a better listener to others, since that's what I do as part of my Community Relations work in municipal government. Yet today I discovered that to be a better listener myself, I need some listening, too!"

Those of us who are drawn to facilitating emergent processes in groups, also need to learn to facilitate our own "internal process".  To paraphrase Whitman, we each "contain multitudes", and the dynamics of our own inner life can have strong parallels with external group dynamics. 

My role when serving as an Inner Relationship coach, is to support you in this inner work and offer gentle guidance as needed.

It is an honor to work with you, as I know that your work in turn influences many others. Please contact me if you are interested in exploring whether working together might be a fit.

Rosa's practice of Inner Relationship coaching is informed and inspired by Richard Schwartz' Internal Family Systems model, Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin's Inner Relationship Focusing, and Jerry Donaghue's Inner Empathy work, among others. (However, the "secret sauce" that ties all the various ingredients together, is all her own! :-)



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