Purpose – This paper aims to focus on an ontological approach to executive coaching and transformational learning. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is largely drawn from the methodology for ontological coaching designed by Newfield Network. Concepts are applied in actual coaching examples. Findings – The paper finds that through a transformational process of reflection and deliberate change, we can create a new coherence of self to meet and transcend challenging circumstances. This is consistent with double‐loop learning. Originality/value – This work explains in concrete terms and examples how the ontological approach can be applied to expand knowledge and engage in transformational learning.
VINE – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 24, 2008
Keywords: Coaching; Learning methods; Transformational leadership; Breakdowns; Individual psychology