I believe we have a precious opportunity in this lifetime to lead and positively impact lives. I am constantly inspired by my clients who step forward to further their growth and contribution, striving to create more of what they want in the world. I feel immensely honored to be able to work with people in this way. My clients tell me I am insightful, trustworthy and that I provide a safe container for our work.
I draw on an artistic background with a BFA in Fine Arts at Parsons, a branch of the New School in New York City and one of the leading art and design schools in the world. Afterward, I spent some time working in fashion design and fashion photography. I valued the creativity and beauty – and also longed to work with people in a way that more directly relates to us at our core as human beings.
I see myself as lucky because when I got married, my husband, Sunil, was in the middle of a coaching training with Integral Coaching Canada. He told me how he was applying principles of Integral Theory in coaching situations to help people create sustainable change in their lives. I had been a longtime lover of Integral Theory and this seemed to open up new possibilities for me in how to work with those principles while contributing to people’s lives in a profound way. He strongly encouraged me to take the training, and I did. So now we have two Integral Coaches at home. I feel grateful to have found my calling in Integral Coaching, a method that uncovers, honors and skilfully nurtures the beauty and gifts inherent in each of us – and also helps us step into action.
“Integral Coaching Canada offers what we believe to be the most complete and the most comprehensive coaching program available.”
– Ken Wilber: American Philosopher, co-founder of the Integral Life, and author of A Theory of Everything
For over 10 years, I have dedicated myself to learning about adult self-development and relationships. From 2010 – 13, I co-led a private online community in which nearly 100 members discussed the topics of life purpose, authentic living, and intimacy in relationships. Since 2012, I have led many initiatives as an active leader in the Community Building group of the European Consortium of Integral Coaches, a non-profit organisation with over 40 members and 80 associates. I lead interpersonal relating practices and other group facilitation work informed by my understanding of Integral. Also, I am a co-founder and Steering Committee member of 57 Coaches, a group providing pro-bono coaching to leaders in NGOs that are supporting Syrian refugees.
I look forward to meeting you.
“Renée is an amazing coach and facilitator. Her insightful analysis of my coaching topic and her strong accuracy contributed greatly to my personal and professional life. She could see things that I didn’t. As a facilitator, her strong awareness of herself, the space and group she is facilitating creates a safe and productive container that gets the best out of the session. I would not hesitate to recommend Renée.”
– Telmo Carlos