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The Interdisciplinarity of Professional Coaching: A Whole Person Globalized Imperative

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As a “scientific” coach with an interdisciplinary and global perspective, you fully appreciate the many realities to be found in a relativistic perspective, having encountered many of these realities in your own diverse life experience. You can also appreciate the need to make commitments in the midst of this relativism and can artfully assist your coaching clients in making their own thoughtful and often very difficult decisions and commitments in a relativistic context. You are a generalist and a provider of both art and science as engaged through an interdisciplinary and global lens. A very challenging skill set!



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  1. Rey Carr

    November 21, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I like this article and its argument for the generalist coach. It probably would have had a stronger impact had it been written about 20 years ago before the “niche” concept began to permeate coaching. Many coaches have bought into the idea that creating a niche area is the most effective way to get clients. Some coaches have straddled this advice by adding several niches to their service descriptions.


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