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How many of us avoid making a complaint because we don’t want to upset someone or make the situation worse? We don’t want to “rock the boat.” So instead, we just suck it up and pretend nothing ever happened. And yet, somewhere in the...

Want to Strengthen Your Relationships? Complain!

How many of us avoid making a complaint because we don’t want to upset someone or make the situation worse? We don’t want to “rock the boat.” So instead, we just suck it up and pretend nothing ever happened. And yet, somewhere in the...

Jennifer Einolf is a graduate of the 2015 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Farmers know that it is foolish to expect a field to produce the same crop, season after season, without rest and amendment. After investing resources and energy to the production of one...

Living in Fallow Fields: Seasons of Questions Not Yet Answered

Jennifer Einolf is a graduate of the 2015 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Farmers know that it is foolish to expect a field to produce the same crop, season after season, without rest and amendment. After investing resources and energy to the production of one...

Martina Payette is a graduate of the 2012 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. As we go about our day, we move in and out of conversations with family, friends, colleagues, managers, leaders, and people whom we are meeting for the first time. Our presence, particularly,...

Presence – Your Personal Brand

Martina Payette is a graduate of the 2012 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. As we go about our day, we move in and out of conversations with family, friends, colleagues, managers, leaders, and people whom we are meeting for the first time. Our presence, particularly,...

“Mommy, are you okay?” says my little 8-year old Sophia in a concerned and inquisitive voice. “Ya, fine,” I say automatically, in a bit of a monotone. Suddenly, I realize I am elsewhere with my attention. Sophia looks directly into my eyes and continues...

Deepening Relationships & Eliciting Wisdom: Communicating Like an 8-Year-Old

“Mommy, are you okay?” says my little 8-year old Sophia in a concerned and inquisitive voice. “Ya, fine,” I say automatically, in a bit of a monotone. Suddenly, I realize I am elsewhere with my attention. Sophia looks directly into my eyes and continues...

At Newfield, we often point to the necessity of going beyond seeing someone as an isolated individual. We recognize that is it necessary to see people as situated in a larger context. How has this person been shaped, influenced and impacted by their culture...

Organizational Opportunity: Unfolding of Self in the Workplace

At Newfield, we often point to the necessity of going beyond seeing someone as an isolated individual. We recognize that is it necessary to see people as situated in a larger context. How has this person been shaped, influenced and impacted by their culture...

"When we learn ontological coaching, we go from seeing the world as painted with a limited palette to seeing it with an array of new colors. It becomes filled with possibilities and hope. Graduates of our programs leave having discovered that their life can...

Being A Coach, Being the Change

"When we learn ontological coaching, we go from seeing the world as painted with a limited palette to seeing it with an array of new colors. It becomes filled with possibilities and hope. Graduates of our programs leave having discovered that their life can...

Marty Raphael is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. This is an excerpt from Marty's podcast, "Rethinking Leadership." You can listen to the full episode here. I think the most generative definition of a leader is someone who declares the shared...

How Coaching Can Change Even the Most Resigned Leader

Marty Raphael is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. This is an excerpt from Marty's podcast, "Rethinking Leadership." You can listen to the full episode here. I think the most generative definition of a leader is someone who declares the shared...

What does it take for our subconscious way of seeing the world to shift, for old stories to lose their power? In this audio, Charles Eisenstein talks about the prevailing worldview that is deeply ingrained in us and how it is only now that...

Breakdown to Breakthrough

What does it take for our subconscious way of seeing the world to shift, for old stories to lose their power? In this audio, Charles Eisenstein talks about the prevailing worldview that is deeply ingrained in us and how it is only now that...

Steve Levin, MCC, is a graduate of the 2001 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. How do you turn a client prospect into a committed client? The key is to give them a powerful experience of being coached, even during a preliminary “interview” session. Instead...

The Art of Enrolling Clients

Steve Levin, MCC, is a graduate of the 2001 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. How do you turn a client prospect into a committed client? The key is to give them a powerful experience of being coached, even during a preliminary “interview” session. Instead...

Review of The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You, © 2010, by Karla McLaren “Emotions—especially the dark and dishonored ones—hold a tremendous amount of energy,” writes Karla McLaren. Her experience as an empathetic counselor has supported her in developing...

The Brilliance of Emotions

Review of The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You, © 2010, by Karla McLaren “Emotions—especially the dark and dishonored ones—hold a tremendous amount of energy,” writes Karla McLaren. Her experience as an empathetic counselor has supported her in developing...

In this brief audio Julio Olalla, founder and president of The Newfield Network, explores his perspective on becoming. He shares how our own becoming is entwined in a greater collective shift that is immersed in the mystery of life itself. Listen to this short...

Becoming at the Edge of the Mystery

In this brief audio Julio Olalla, founder and president of The Newfield Network, explores his perspective on becoming. He shares how our own becoming is entwined in a greater collective shift that is immersed in the mystery of life itself. Listen to this short...

How can we be present to challenging emotions—both our own and those of our clients? In this audio, Anna Chitty offers a practice that allows us to both be with an experience and give it space at the same time. Anna Chitty has been...

How to Be Present When Challenging Emotions Arise: A Somatic Centering Practice

How can we be present to challenging emotions—both our own and those of our clients? In this audio, Anna Chitty offers a practice that allows us to both be with an experience and give it space at the same time. Anna Chitty has been...

Sislena Ledbetter is a graduate of the 2004 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Here’s the typical progression: you are in a great client/coach relationship and you are moving forward well and good work is being done. The client comes on time, is excited and...

When Your Client Falls Off the Map

Sislena Ledbetter is a graduate of the 2004 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Here’s the typical progression: you are in a great client/coach relationship and you are moving forward well and good work is being done. The client comes on time, is excited and...

What does it take for us to shift our way of being? In this audio, Bob Dunham talks about the misconception that information alone can change our lives, and what questions we might be asking for deep transformation. Bob is the founder of the...

Transformation in the Information Age: Asking the Questions That Matter

What does it take for us to shift our way of being? In this audio, Bob Dunham talks about the misconception that information alone can change our lives, and what questions we might be asking for deep transformation. Bob is the founder of the...

Lynn Carey is a graduate of the 2002 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Twelve years ago, I had a massive brain hemorrhage—the result of my struggle with a large brain tumor and the many interventions to try and remove it—which left me suddenly dependent on...

Embodying Gratitude

Lynn Carey is a graduate of the 2002 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Twelve years ago, I had a massive brain hemorrhage—the result of my struggle with a large brain tumor and the many interventions to try and remove it—which left me suddenly dependent on...

Natasha Dalmia is a graduate of the 2012 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Take this moment to notice what are the first few words that come to you when you fill in the blank in the sentence below: 'Change is ___________.' How you completed the sentence...

Anticipate Bold Change as a Discipline for Empowerment

Natasha Dalmia is a graduate of the 2012 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Take this moment to notice what are the first few words that come to you when you fill in the blank in the sentence below: 'Change is ___________.' How you completed the sentence...

Rosi Torriani is a graduate of the 2009 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. I was at the opera. It was an open scene, so at the end of act one, the curtains did not close. We watched as a new scene came sliding down from...

Living the In-Between

Rosi Torriani is a graduate of the 2009 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. I was at the opera. It was an open scene, so at the end of act one, the curtains did not close. We watched as a new scene came sliding down from...

Deborah Baron, NCC, ACC, is a graduate of the 2016 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. A couple of weeks ago, I began working with a new client. In our first session, each time I got curious and asked her a question, she answered me by...

The Many Sides of “I Don’t Know”

Deborah Baron, NCC, ACC, is a graduate of the 2016 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. A couple of weeks ago, I began working with a new client. In our first session, each time I got curious and asked her a question, she answered me by...

Jennifer Einolf is a graduate of the 2015 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Intelligence expert Jean-François Noubel walked out barefoot onto the stage of the ICF Converge Conference in Washington DC and invited the members of the audience to remove their shoes as well. A few...

Uncovering the Hidden Architecture of Culture

Jennifer Einolf is a graduate of the 2015 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Intelligence expert Jean-François Noubel walked out barefoot onto the stage of the ICF Converge Conference in Washington DC and invited the members of the audience to remove their shoes as well. A few...

Dr. Kristen Albert is a graduate of the 2012 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. You are a coach. You’ve trained to become a coach, and you’ve worked to master your art as a coach. Your coaching practice is going well and you feel good about...

Why Coaches Need a Coach

Dr. Kristen Albert is a graduate of the 2012 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. You are a coach. You’ve trained to become a coach, and you’ve worked to master your art as a coach. Your coaching practice is going well and you feel good about...

Whether you are new to coaching or a seasoned coach, explaining ontological learning and ontological coaching can get you brain-tied. In this special audio blog, Veronica Olalla Love, Newfield Network's CEO, explains what's behind the word "ontology" and why body, emotion, and language are...

What is Ontological Coaching?

Whether you are new to coaching or a seasoned coach, explaining ontological learning and ontological coaching can get you brain-tied. In this special audio blog, Veronica Olalla Love, Newfield Network's CEO, explains what's behind the word "ontology" and why body, emotion, and language are...

Creativity takes time. There is often a cycle to creativity. There are moments of unknown. What do I say, how do I begin? There are times when there is a lack of direction and a lack of clarity. What’s the central core idea? What’s...

The Virtue of Boredom and the Shadow Side of the Digitized Age

Creativity takes time. There is often a cycle to creativity. There are moments of unknown. What do I say, how do I begin? There are times when there is a lack of direction and a lack of clarity. What’s the central core idea? What’s...

Curious to know what’s it like to be a professional coach? Or what happens in a Newfield Course? Get an insider’s perspective from three of our graduates who are now successful coaches. If you’d like to hear all of their answers (to these questions...

Newfield Grads Reveal All

Curious to know what’s it like to be a professional coach? Or what happens in a Newfield Course? Get an insider’s perspective from three of our graduates who are now successful coaches. If you’d like to hear all of their answers (to these questions...

Tony Zampella completed the Foundation of Ontological Learning graduate course in 2005. A recent post from Harvard Business Review on superficial chit-chat discussed the challenges of becoming friendly with co-workers. It begins: How often have you had the following conversation at work? How are you?Good. You?Fine. This...

Upgrading Conversations Beyond Idle Talk

Tony Zampella completed the Foundation of Ontological Learning graduate course in 2005. A recent post from Harvard Business Review on superficial chit-chat discussed the challenges of becoming friendly with co-workers. It begins: How often have you had the following conversation at work? How are you?Good. You?Fine. This...

Children are often seeped in wonder: Where do babies come from? How does a worm become a butterfly? I don’t recall many wonders in myself as a child. From a very young age, I remember my father had a rational and mechanistic explanation for...

The Cost of Clarity

Children are often seeped in wonder: Where do babies come from? How does a worm become a butterfly? I don’t recall many wonders in myself as a child. From a very young age, I remember my father had a rational and mechanistic explanation for...

Deepa is a Newfield Program Coach, mentoring students in our Certified Coach Training Course. She received her Newfield Coaching Certification in 2000. If you are on a train, do you walk the length and breadth of the train to get the best seat for...

The Heart of Making Decisions

Deepa is a Newfield Program Coach, mentoring students in our Certified Coach Training Course. She received her Newfield Coaching Certification in 2000. If you are on a train, do you walk the length and breadth of the train to get the best seat for...

Life Time Learners for Life Enjoy thinking outside of the box? Curious about going beyond traditional thinking? Then these authors will shake you! “Biology never understood life,” says Elisabet Sahtouris, a prominent biologist. She, along with Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton, have been challenging...

Books That Illuminate: Biologists Break Boundaries

Life Time Learners for Life Enjoy thinking outside of the box? Curious about going beyond traditional thinking? Then these authors will shake you! “Biology never understood life,” says Elisabet Sahtouris, a prominent biologist. She, along with Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton, have been challenging...

We live in a challenging time. As a result of the coming together of several significant factors, this moment in time is turning out to be especially consequential. Here in the West, after centuries of relative stability and consistency in our ways of thinking,...

The Crisis of Disconnection (and a New Path Forward)

We live in a challenging time. As a result of the coming together of several significant factors, this moment in time is turning out to be especially consequential. Here in the West, after centuries of relative stability and consistency in our ways of thinking,...

Sylvana Caloni is a graduate of the 2010 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. My clients are intelligent. Some have degrees from prestigious universities. Many are well-read. They may have an analytical background and want to know the theory or science behind a model of behavior...

When the Intellect is Not Enough for Transformation: Consider Emotional Learning

Sylvana Caloni is a graduate of the 2010 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. My clients are intelligent. Some have degrees from prestigious universities. Many are well-read. They may have an analytical background and want to know the theory or science behind a model of behavior...

Humanity has reached the point where we are beginning to see that the interpretations in which we have been living are insufficient to face our present crises. Both our knowledge, and our ideas about knowledge, are insufficient. We need to become aware that our...

Transformational Learning & the Art of Coaching Series – Part 1: Rethinking Knowledge & How We See the World

Humanity has reached the point where we are beginning to see that the interpretations in which we have been living are insufficient to face our present crises. Both our knowledge, and our ideas about knowledge, are insufficient. We need to become aware that our...

Regret, guilt, compassion, thankfulness, joy, anger, indignation, fear, anxiety, courage… the realm of human emotion is vast and all over the place! Sometimes, we feel our emotions as a small stirring, other times, they seem to have taken over our entire being. Sometimes we...

Demystifying Emotions

Regret, guilt, compassion, thankfulness, joy, anger, indignation, fear, anxiety, courage… the realm of human emotion is vast and all over the place! Sometimes, we feel our emotions as a small stirring, other times, they seem to have taken over our entire being. Sometimes we...

Adam Bergeron is a graduate of the 2015 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Viktor Frankl is (likely incorrectly) attributed with this now-famous quote: “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies...

Blame, Responsibility & Emotional Freedom: An Intertwined Dynamic

Adam Bergeron is a graduate of the 2015 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Viktor Frankl is (likely incorrectly) attributed with this now-famous quote: “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies...

There are no two absolutely identical people.  Even identical twins have differences, not to mention different life experiences. That seems obvious enough. If everyone is different (different social markers, different life paths, different values, different cultures), it’s a wonder humans can communicate at all. ...

Failure, Mishaps & Fiascos: How to Manage Miscommunication

There are no two absolutely identical people.  Even identical twins have differences, not to mention different life experiences. That seems obvious enough. If everyone is different (different social markers, different life paths, different values, different cultures), it’s a wonder humans can communicate at all. ...

Marty Raphael is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Many of us have felt afraid to even broach the topic of the recent election with friends and family who hold a different worldview from us. This campaign and election hit the...

How to Dissolve the Us vs Them Mindset

Marty Raphael is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Many of us have felt afraid to even broach the topic of the recent election with friends and family who hold a different worldview from us. This campaign and election hit the...

Anthea Ong is a graduate of the 2014 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. "See how Nature - trees, grass, flowers - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, the sun - how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch...

The Practice of Silence

Anthea Ong is a graduate of the 2014 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. "See how Nature - trees, grass, flowers - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, the sun - how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch...

Note: This blog was written by Eileen Mandir, a current student of Newfield’s Certified Coach Training Program. She is on a mission to bring coaching to leaders and teams in a way that can reach the grassroots of organizations. She engages with her clients in...

The Magic of Being Naive

Note: This blog was written by Eileen Mandir, a current student of Newfield’s Certified Coach Training Program. She is on a mission to bring coaching to leaders and teams in a way that can reach the grassroots of organizations. She engages with her clients in...

(Note: This blog was written by Luz Betancur, a psychologist with 15 years of experience in psychotherapy. She focuses on Humanistic, Gestalt, systemic and transpersonal therapies. She is a family constellations facilitator of and teaches primal dance.) “We do not need to go any further,...

Primal Dance: A Reunion with the Meaning of Life

(Note: This blog was written by Luz Betancur, a psychologist with 15 years of experience in psychotherapy. She focuses on Humanistic, Gestalt, systemic and transpersonal therapies. She is a family constellations facilitator of and teaches primal dance.) “We do not need to go any further,...

Ellen Ericson is a graduate of the 2014 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha Many of us have the opportunity...

Life Through the Lens of Joy

Ellen Ericson is a graduate of the 2014 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha Many of us have the opportunity...

What would it be like if you and I realized that we were truly free? How would our lives change if we discovered that who we think we are is something that can be forever transformed, shifted, deepened, and developed? Many of us believe...

Realizing Freedom (Through Discovering the Power of Language)

What would it be like if you and I realized that we were truly free? How would our lives change if we discovered that who we think we are is something that can be forever transformed, shifted, deepened, and developed? Many of us believe...

Michael Papania is a graduate of the 1992 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Many of us have, at some point in our lives, met someone who knows a lot and is successful in their profession, and yet, they struggle with connecting or relating to...

The Beauty and Power of Being

Michael Papania is a graduate of the 1992 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Many of us have, at some point in our lives, met someone who knows a lot and is successful in their profession, and yet, they struggle with connecting or relating to...

Gonzalo Cordova is a graduate of the 2005 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. There is a world before our eyes that we are blind to. Only when we see through different eyes can we begin to uncover this other world… one that holds keys...

How to Reconnect with the Power of Nature

Gonzalo Cordova is a graduate of the 2005 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. There is a world before our eyes that we are blind to. Only when we see through different eyes can we begin to uncover this other world… one that holds keys...

Patti Owen-DeLay is a graduate of the 2007 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. “Evolution is a messy process. So, anybody who really wants to make the effort to strive for something new is going to have to be willing to make mistakes, take wrong...

The Messy Path to Evolution

Patti Owen-DeLay is a graduate of the 2007 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. “Evolution is a messy process. So, anybody who really wants to make the effort to strive for something new is going to have to be willing to make mistakes, take wrong...

The word emotion has to do with movement. All emotion is a predisposition to action. For example, if I feel respect for you, I will act towards you in a completely different way than if I feel contempt. Respect and lack of respect, love,...

Unlocking the Power of Emotions

The word emotion has to do with movement. All emotion is a predisposition to action. For example, if I feel respect for you, I will act towards you in a completely different way than if I feel contempt. Respect and lack of respect, love,...

Kymberly Johnson is a graduate of the 2001 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. We are living in a time when humanity faces monumental predicaments, the scale of which we have never seen before. Technological innovation is one way to confront these challenges, but the...

Save the World from the Inside

Kymberly Johnson is a graduate of the 2001 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. We are living in a time when humanity faces monumental predicaments, the scale of which we have never seen before. Technological innovation is one way to confront these challenges, but the...

Aaron Sugarman is a graduate of the 2013 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. If you find yourself with a sense of not being on the right track, not getting enough done, or just generally feeling unfulfilled, consider the advice the Cheshire Cat offers Alice...

Feeling Directionless? How to Ground Your Goals

Aaron Sugarman is a graduate of the 2013 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. If you find yourself with a sense of not being on the right track, not getting enough done, or just generally feeling unfulfilled, consider the advice the Cheshire Cat offers Alice...

My head is wedged between two pillows, my left arm lays there unmovable, and I’m flat on my back on the living room floor. The window is open, and as the breeze comes across my face, I feel it and it’s excruciating. It feels...

Lessons from my Living Room Floor

My head is wedged between two pillows, my left arm lays there unmovable, and I’m flat on my back on the living room floor. The window is open, and as the breeze comes across my face, I feel it and it’s excruciating. It feels...

Terri Werner is a graduate of the 2005 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Is everyone born with a ‘core self’ that is fundamentally good, wise, strong, creative, and whole? I believe so. Do you? If so, what led you to that belief? Often, the...

Embracing Goodness in Ourselves and Others

Terri Werner is a graduate of the 2005 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. Is everyone born with a ‘core self’ that is fundamentally good, wise, strong, creative, and whole? I believe so. Do you? If so, what led you to that belief? Often, the...

Quentin Finney is a graduate of the 2016 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. When I was young, my sense of purpose was linked to my goals. Many people feel this way, that their purpose is to achieve their goals. When I did achieve my...

The Essential Difference Between Purpose and Goals

Quentin Finney is a graduate of the 2016 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. When I was young, my sense of purpose was linked to my goals. Many people feel this way, that their purpose is to achieve their goals. When I did achieve my...

Deepa Awal is a Newfield Program Coach and a featured presenter this year at the ACTO conference in Toronto, Canada. We spoke to her about what is most important to her when it comes to coaching. Deepa had been running skill building workshops for...

The Power of Coaching

Deepa Awal is a Newfield Program Coach and a featured presenter this year at the ACTO conference in Toronto, Canada. We spoke to her about what is most important to her when it comes to coaching. Deepa had been running skill building workshops for...

At Newfield, we practice ontological coaching. The world “ontology” can seem intimidating; it sounds like something very serious! But ontology is simply a theory of being. In ontology, we dare to ask: “What is a human being?” In our times and culture, we respond...

The Big Dance of Being

At Newfield, we practice ontological coaching. The world “ontology” can seem intimidating; it sounds like something very serious! But ontology is simply a theory of being. In ontology, we dare to ask: “What is a human being?” In our times and culture, we respond...

Jane Kerschner is a graduate of the 2005 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. “Retiring seems to put a magnifying lens on those pesky existential questions that we have perhaps been putting off: What is the best use of what I know to be a...

Retirement: A Time to Explore Living Deeply

Jane Kerschner is a graduate of the 2005 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. “Retiring seems to put a magnifying lens on those pesky existential questions that we have perhaps been putting off: What is the best use of what I know to be a...

Marty Raphael is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. What does a divorce coach have to say about love and relationships? We spoke to Marty Raphael, one of our program coaches, to find out: Couples come to me with a lot...

Joining Together to Split Apart

Marty Raphael is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. What does a divorce coach have to say about love and relationships? We spoke to Marty Raphael, one of our program coaches, to find out: Couples come to me with a lot...

Barbara Eisele is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. I was the Energizer Bunny that suddenly got unplugged. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis and with a tumor on my thymus gland. Months before the diagnosis,...

A Lesson in Surrender

Barbara Eisele is a graduate of the 2003 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. I was the Energizer Bunny that suddenly got unplugged. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis and with a tumor on my thymus gland. Months before the diagnosis,...

Insights on somatics from Newfield Program Coach, Carol Harris-Fike, NCOC, PCC I was leaving a 30-year career in education to become a full-time coach, had my house up for sale, and was getting married. These life altering changes arose six weeks after taking Newfield’s...

Want to Shift an Emotion? Go to the Body

Insights on somatics from Newfield Program Coach, Carol Harris-Fike, NCOC, PCC I was leaving a 30-year career in education to become a full-time coach, had my house up for sale, and was getting married. These life altering changes arose six weeks after taking Newfield’s...

"I had to learn to love business just the way I love spending time with people I care about." When I first started my business, I was winging it. I just did not know where to start. I wasted a lot of time in...

Business 101 from the Perspective of Our Heart’s Deepest Desire

"I had to learn to love business just the way I love spending time with people I care about." When I first started my business, I was winging it. I just did not know where to start. I wasted a lot of time in...

“One of the things that has astonished me is the realization of how much my emotional state influences what I can know.” From when we start school, from the beginning, learning is a very serious thing. It becomes separated from play and becomes attached...

Learning as Joy

“One of the things that has astonished me is the realization of how much my emotional state influences what I can know.” From when we start school, from the beginning, learning is a very serious thing. It becomes separated from play and becomes attached...

From a conversation with Julie Pate, Esq., a graduate of the 2014 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. When I read the description of the Foundation Course, I had no interest in becoming a coach—I’m a lawyer—but the course summary really spoke to me from...

Newfield Isn’t Just For Coaches

From a conversation with Julie Pate, Esq., a graduate of the 2014 Newfield Certified Coach Training Program. When I read the description of the Foundation Course, I had no interest in becoming a coach—I’m a lawyer—but the course summary really spoke to me from...

"We must dare to suck if we truly wish to engage with life and learn new things." I was in my figure painting class recently, in a group of women all over 40, when the instructor suggested to a fellow student she try a...

Dare to Suck

"We must dare to suck if we truly wish to engage with life and learn new things." I was in my figure painting class recently, in a group of women all over 40, when the instructor suggested to a fellow student she try a...

"Coaching invites us to be ambitious, in the sense of breaking beyond what we see as possible."

What Is Coaching?

"Coaching invites us to be ambitious, in the sense of breaking beyond what we see as possible."

"It was not that I changed, it was that I learned to access all of the parts of me that were hidden, locked down and misunderstood. It is not hyperbole to state that I am transformed."

What’s It Like to Attend a Newfield Course?

"It was not that I changed, it was that I learned to access all of the parts of me that were hidden, locked down and misunderstood. It is not hyperbole to state that I am transformed."