Leveraging the Shadow for Greater Client Transformation

One thing I go deep into when I support clients to become Master Facilitators or Master Coaches is to understand the Shadow, all its layers, and how to effectively use it in your facilitation and 1:1 work to help your clients move past limiting patterns and obstacles.

When I train my Master Facilitators on all this in person, a core tenet is that you can’t support your clients with their Shadows if you’re not willing to fully look at your own. And so we go very deep into magically and sacredly helping you journey to the depths of your soul to come face to face and then become friends with your Shadow.
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A Love Letter to Coaches Who Go Deep

I don’t know about you… but I cringe at surface level coaching and advice…

All of the noise about “live your best life” and “be positive” and “high vibes” is just one half of the equation. (And if I can be so bold… the half where not much real and lasting change happens for our clients).

I love the shadows. The craggy depths of the human psyche. I love to go deep.

How about you?

I wrote this “love letter” for you to inspire you to keep on doing what you’re doing and to remind you of the incredible value that you offer.

It’s too easy to lose sight of this in a transformational industry that can sometimes be a bit flashy or surface-oriented. We can feel as if we’re getting drowned out by pretty instagram pages and quick fix promises.

Those of us who go deep? We need each other. We need reminders to stay the course and keep doing the work.

I wrote this love letter for you. You can read it at the link below.

A Love Letter to Coaches Who Go Deep

One of My Deepest Struggles… And Its Gifts

I’ve got this dichotomy inside of me:

On the one hand, I know deep in my heart, body, soul, and mind, that my work is really good. That the work is super-valuable and transformational. I know I’ve earned my place as one of the best coaches in the industry. And I know that no one comes close to me when it comes to teaching master level coaching and facilitation skills to individuals who like to dive deep and who desire to get into the depths with their clients.

On the other hand…I sometimes wonder if I suck. If the work just isn’t good enough. If I’m a fraud.

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Some of my Facilitation Blunders (3 Case Studies & the tools I developed from them)

It’s true that I’m known as one of the best workshop, ritual and retreat facilitators in the industry, but what you probably don’t know is this: In my nearly 20 years of facilitating (& training others to facilitate!), I’ve made tons of mistakes. Not just little mistakes, but real biggies. The kinds that are cringe-worthy and the kinds that I’ve shed some real tears over.

But that’s how I’ve learned and that’s how I’ve developed so many of my facilitation tips and tools.

I decided it would be fun to share 3 Case Studies with you on mistakes I’ve made and the facilitation tools that came out of them.

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The 4 Levels of Transformation you must provide your clients

(integrate this into EVERY coaching session, workshop, retreat and curriculum you create)

 

transformationIf you’re keyed in to the self-development and transformation industries, you know that a lot of folks right now are pretty pissed off at the services they’re receiving:

They are complaining that they’re not shifting,
they’re not learning,
they’re not transforming,
and they’re not growing.

Now of course, some of the complaints are total BS (excuse my language).
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A Love Letter to the Ones Who Go Deep


If you are a coach, practitioner, facilitator or healer who likes to go deep, you and I are definitely coming from the same place.

I wrote today’s “love letter” and manifesto for you to inspire you to keep on doing what you’re doing and to remind you of the incredible value that you offer.

It’s too easy to lose sight of this in a transformational industry that can sometimes be a bit flashy or surface-oriented.

We created the manifesto as a pretty PDF so that you can print it out and keep it close at hand when you need it.

Here it is: http://JoannaLindenbaum.com/LoveLetterPDF