Ontological coaching was spearheaded and developed by one of thee founding fathers of coaching, world-renowned facilitator, Julio Olalla. This tradition continues through the work of his daughter, Veronica Olalla Love who is the lineage holder for this tradition and the CEO for the US branch of the Newfield Network. Newfield is an international coaching organization that teaches the Ontological coaching tradition.
Ontology is a fancy word that means the study of what is real or the study of being. Practically speaking it refers to how the 'real' world changes when our way of observing it changes.
Ontological coaching is an exploration of who we are as an emergent process; as our observer changes, we become something new, both internally and physiologically. Ontological coaching supports you to 'look at how you look' at your self and the world. Rather than simply trying to change your actions, you are invited to change the way you see everything. This leads to sustained positive change. Through this, many more possibilities become available to you which enables you to transform your life's challenges and gain deep insight.
Ontological coaching, supports you to connect with your own passion, purposefulness and care. Rather than a coach telling you what to do or who you are, you discover tools that allow you to mine the treasure chest of your own wisdom and awaken to answers that come from within.