Belonging to Yourself and to Others

In our third episode of Coaching With Mastery and Elegance with Tijen Genco, we talk about belonging: Our deep and fundamental need to belong to ourselves and to others.

Tijen begins by defining belonging and discussing where this inherent need comes from, the importance of experiencing ourselves through our relationships, and the need for self-reflection to cultivate a rich inner world.

We examine the difference between true belonging and fitting in. She answers questions like, What happens when we experience the self-betrayal that comes with fitting in? How do we give ourselves permission to be our true selves?

We look at belonging to a group by birth versus belonging to a group by choice, and how our personality plays a role in determining the groups we choose to belong to.

We discuss the elusive question; How do we belong to ourselves?

Tijen talks about her internal “executive committee” and how this supports her sense of belonging.

The conversation shifts to how Tijen recognizes when a client is restricting or muffling their true self-expression, and how to help them “de-muffle” themselves. 

She also discusses how to create a deep sense of belonging when facilitating a coaching group.

Links that were mentioned during this episode:

Genco Coaching Upcoming Events Page

Rising Through Resilience Article and YouTube Video

“Re-Solutioning” of New Year’s Resolutions Coaching with Mastery and Elegance with Tijen Genco

In our 12th episode of Coaching With Mastery & Elegance With Tijen Genco, we welcome the new year by discussing resolutions. Year after year, we’re bombarded by “new year, new you” messaging that promotes resolution-making, goal-setting, and buying programs that promise to fulfill these goals. Tijen offers a different approach based on self-reflection that helps us tap into our intrinsic motivation, which she calls a “re-solutioning.” She invites us to consider our relationship to our goals and question whether they align with our values. As we discuss feedback, the conversation takes an unexpected turn: What makes it difficult to give our clients feedback, and how Tijen gives feedback? Hint: it’s not the “feedback sandwich.” Tijen also offers a beautiful way to cultivate more compassion, so be sure to tune in to our first episode of 2023! Show Notes: Genco Method Neurologic Approach to Coaching  Monthly Group Mentor Coaching for Mastery Genco Method Philosophical Concepts to Mastery Group Coaching Series  Morning Pages from The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
  1. “Re-Solutioning” of New Year’s Resolutions
  2. How to Invoke Authentic Gratitude
  3. The Impact of the Mentoring Relationship and Important Points to Consider When Choosing a Mentor Coach
  4. Discovering the Weight of Your Heart
  5. Defining and Enabling the Next Version of Yourself

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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