International Coaching and Mentoring School
Mastery in Behavioural Aptitude (MBA)™
Incorporating Holistic & Positive Psychology Coaching™
Here is some contextual framework to enable you get the most out of the Optimal Edge Life & Business Coaching, and International Coaching and Mentoring School (Mastery in Behavioural Aptitude, MBA™) – Holistic Education for personal, professional career, business, and organisational development and success in all things.
These principles allude to basic understandings of how people behave and interact, and how holistic coaching & mentoring facilitates collaboration, creativity, innovation, action and results.
As you read the Guiding Principles, you will begin to understand, appreciate and identify with the values and beliefs that are the core of our education and training method.
Coaching effectively unlocks unique creativity and ingenuity in people; and unleashes innate leadership potential and enhances efficiency, excellence, and optimum performance; and creates an environment where people produce exceptional and extraordinary results.
Everything is connected and interrelated
We believe that people have something in common; and human beings, species, and all things are connected; thus, we should appreciate our common connections by loving, honouring and valuing ourselves and others. Everybody and everything matters, and all are important in the scheme of existence.
We believe that people are drawn together in Organisations (public or private companies, religious and spiritual, NGOs, governments, countries and nations) through a compelling vision, mission and shared values.
Inquisitiveness is positive, and useful catalyst for learning and creativity
We believe that people are inquisitive by nature; and wonder, curiosity and inquiry are the source of all learning. An organisation that encourages curiosity accelerates learning and creativity.
Contribution when rewarded can be fulfilling
We believe that people are fulfilled when they are making purposeful and useful contribution. Organisations can grow leaders at every level by consistently recognising and rewarding individual contributions.
Connection enhances creativity
We believe that People Grow from Connection; and connection is the fountainhead of creativity. Collaboration is a conduit and powerful tool for enhancing people’s strengths and generating innovative solutions.
Listening Imparts Values
We believe that people seek out value; and listening provides an ever-present access to value. Listening beyond words is the underlying currency of valuing human capital.
There is good in every situation
We believe that discernment reveals the opportunities in every situation. When people make the shift from self-interest to self-responsibility, it enhances the quality of interaction with colleagues and clients. “Always look on the bright side of life;” view the “cup” from “half-full” summit; and focus on the premise of “win-win” axis.
People Live by their Perception of Reality
We believe that people live from their perception; an inclusive, present-based perception of reality is the platform for effective action. Recognising that people perceive reality through their own filters leads to effective communication and creates a platform for positive action.
An expanded consciousness leads to better choices
We believe that people have the right to their choices; and a broad-based awareness is antecedent to better choice. The positive shifting of perspectives is a precursor to an expanded and enlightened awareness that can reveal fresh and better choices.
The Synergy of Integrity
We believe that careful and appropriate development; and synergy of good ethics, character, and career/profession/vocation/calling creates integrity; and most people define their own integrity, attentively and deliberately in continuous alignment between the organisation’s vision, mission, values and their own.