Creating Sacred Space During the Coaching Conversations

There is an old Irish phrase “I stand on your ground when my feet are sore”… How do we offer that ground as coaches so that the clients can find, safety, comfort, nurturing, integrity and truth as they excavate truths from the deeper parts of themselves under the unprocessed emotional debris…

Here are some of the practices I found to be supportive over the years as a as a coach so as my students

  • Establish three distinctive energetic space: Your Space, Client’s Space and the Sacred Space. As you start coaching conversation and be sure your space does not overlap with your client.
  • Continuously practice mindful awareness and self-reflection. More aware, more awake you are, less likely you will offer your debris into the coaching conversation or the Sacred Space.
  • Admire your client’s offerings during the coaching conversations as if you are admiring an art piece.
  • Release your needs to have opinion about the client offerings. Only person gets to have judgement about their offerings is the client.
  • Understand your needs and consciously work to fulfill them outside of your coaching sessions. Remember, your unfulfilled needs often become your do-minions during your sessions.
  • Understand and in-body true meaning of compassion. Authentic compassion is one’s ability to stand still by someone in pain without any need to change anything as they move through their trans-formation at their time frame.
  • Develop self-compassion for you. We are unable to offer others what we don’t have for ourselves.
  • Origin of the word for “prayer” means “to ask”. Treat every inquiry you are making with the client for the client same degree of reverence.
  • In silence we hear the answers to our prayers. Honor the silence.
  • Reverence is contagious, so as humor, compassion and love. More you are able to sense them and experience them for you, more you get to offer them into the sacred space.
Sacred Space

Click to listen to the meditation recordings to create sacred space: Peacefulness with Tijen Genco

May all your conversations be as sacred as you are!

With loving kindness,

Tijen Genco, MS, MCC, NBC-HWC, MBB, E-RTY200

Published by Tijen Genco

Tijen Genco is a certified Professional and Life Coach. Her client portfolio include C-Level senior executives, division heads, and chiefs of staff across wide variety of fortune 100 companies; country managers of non-profit organizations; entrepreneurs, lawyers, and seasoned coaches. Tijen holds Master of Science degree in Management with concentrations in Organizational Behavior and Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has obtained Master Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma Productivity Improvement Methodology from Merck Sigma Center of Excellence. Tijen’s engagements as trusted advisor and management consultant have resulted in multi-million dollars in productivity benefits for fortune 100 companies. Tijen holds certification in various Yoga methodologies, Pilates and Meditation. As a wellness coach she has been instructing mind-body classes at prestigious clubs in the US since 2008. Tijen specializes in Executive Coaching, Organizational Development and Cultural Transformation along with Process Excellence. She provides individual as well as group/team coaching and workshops to corporate clients and private audiences worldwide. Tijen is passionate about social issues and participates in Social Responsibility efforts. She extends her specialty of cultural transformation and behavioral changes in the healthcare industry to non-profit organizations for enabling desired behaviors towards better health. In 2013, she served 3 months in India helping to improve the quality of Maternal Health services in the rural areas, coaching non-Government Organization resources. She has served at the board of International Coaching Federation (ICF), Philadelphia Chapter, as the VP of Education and Professional Development. Along the side of her coaching business, she is chairing the Global Executive Coaching Community of Practice of ICF, and instructing mind-body classes.

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