Coaching that transcends modernity

Simon Western
4 min readJan 25, 2021

Simon Western

H.L.M. Masséna ensemble — Tour Ravenna Arch Arch Jean Sebag Paris, 1975

Lorenzo Linthout ph

At the heart of coaching approaches lies a dominant 20th century narrative. Coaching, (and leadership) are infused by the ethic of modernity, focusing on individualism, functionalism, scientific reductionism, behaviourism and goal focused…

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Simon Western

Executive coach, academic, author, psychotherapist. Thought leader: Eco-leadership, eco-coaching & social change. Informed by psychoanalysis & critical theory