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

Defining and Enabling the Next Version of Yourself Coaching with Mastery and Elegance with Tijen Genco

What does it mean to reach your full potential? Reaching your full potential is regularly defined by achievements and accolades. Tijen offers a more expansive and heart-centered definition. For her, It’s about your divine design and what you're ordained to do. We speak of the envisioning process as a way to reach your full potential through self-expression and self-actualization. We all have our core essence and innate superpowers. This is at the heart of Tijen’s envisioning process that helps us understand who we are, what we’re here to express, and how we want to contribute to this world. We take a deep dive into how to identify your readiness to envision. Tijen answers questions such as… How do you know where your life feels stagnant? How do you figure out where you want to expand yourself next? Or, conversely, How do you know if your life is moving too fast and you need to prune or re-focus? Tijen also discusses how we can assess our clients’ readiness level to envision what needs to happen for them to feel ready. Tijen believes that inherently you know your potentiality whether you want to see it or not. Ultimately, it’s about creating sustained and balanced growth and finding pleasure in this alignment. The links that are mentioned during this episode: Defining and Enabling the Next Version of Yourself Retreat A Brand Called You: Understanding Your Niche and Branding for Your Coaching Business Genco Method Envisioning Process© For Coaches: A Guidebook for Coaches to Facilitate Creating Life Visions for the Clients Through Genco Method Envisioning Process© Genco Method Envisioning Process© Workbook For Clients: Inquiries for Envisioning Your Life and Dreams
  1. Defining and Enabling the Next Version of Yourself
  2. Appreciating Our Inner Dragons For a More Harmonic and Collaborative Life
  3. The Treasure Hunt for Our Lost Parts
  4. Genco Method Coaching with Precision
  5. Communicating What You Do as a Coach

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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