What does 'Spirituality'
mean in this context?
The word 'Spirituality' understandably elicits different
responses in different people. In the context of Jeff Bow
Executive Coaching, it simply means a deeply personalized
approach that recognizes the greatness of your individuality.
We will begin from the assumption that your deep sense of
self and your sense of connection to a Divine Presence larger
than your self are two important sources of information, inspiration,
energy and guidance in your life. Together, we'll look for
practical ways to apply your personal values and gifts to
the everyday challenges of leadership.
"Through his excellent example, he has always
inspired me to be
more accountable to myself, my life work, and ultimately
my deeper dreams. I always think of Jeff as “a
midwife for one’s dreams”."
Kathleen Thurston, owner of Divine Order consulting
In many traditional personal-development models,
spirituality is seen as just another slice of a person's whole
life pie, as in the picture below.
The old model*
Jeff Bow coaching starts from the premise that this old way
of seeing the role of spirituality misses an important truth
about the nature of the spiritual dimension of life. As illustrated
in the picture below, spirituality is more than just "another
aspect" of life, it is a leader's essential, core source
of power and guidance.
The Jeff Bow model*
In the Jeff Bow model, the Coach's role is to help clients
clarify their purpose and expand the possibilities in all
parts of their lives - professional, financial, and personal
- by deepening their personal connection to the source of
*Inspired by Coach for Life's 'Life Balance
Wheel' - © 1996
Working with Jeff
As a client of Jeff Bow coaching, you can expect that Jeff
will do four things.
- Listen well - Through deep listening, I seek to
fully understand what is important to you.
- Create safe space - The safe, confidential relationship
we'll establish together will provide the support structure
within which you can do the deep and vulnerable work of
- Direct your awareness to your own highest vision
- In the context of the safe space of the coaching relationship,
I guide your attention to your own highest vision for your
life, encourage you to process shifts in your awareness,
and support you in objectively assessing what it will take
to move forward in creating a professional and personal
life that resonates with your core values and truest objectives.
- Hold you accountable - Amidst the competing demands
of daily life, it is easy to lose focus and rely on old
habits of mind and patterns of behavior. As a coach, I promise
to keep you focused on what's important to you and in alignment
with the values of who you are.