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Who is Laura Divine?

Laura has been practicing in the field of coaching for over twenty years and she brings extensive leadership and business management experience to her ability to directly apply Integral Coaching® in complex settings. While living in her hometown of San Francisco, Laura spent fifteen years in the telecommunications industry accumulating comprehensive executive experience in leadership, business effectiveness, change management, total quality systems, strategic planning, and coaching implementation within large scale systems.

Throughout her corporate career to the present day, Laura has invested extensively in advancing her knowledge and skills in the fields of coaching, human resource development, interpersonal dynamics, and leadership capacities. During her corporate career, she was also selected to attend Executive Development Programs at both Harvard University and at University of California, Berkeley. Since 1995, she has focused exclusively on the discipline of coaching and understanding adult human development. She has been an attentive student of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory and also completed the inaugural offering of the Integral Life Practice program through the Integral Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 2004.

While well known as the co-developer of the trade-marked Integral Coaching® method and process, Laura is also held as a pioneer in the field of coaching in Canada's capital. As a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) coupled with her unparalleled experience in field of coaching, Laura's work in developing standards for this profession has enabled large Canadian organizations to distinguish among various coaching approaches during times when an extensive range of coaching was flooding the marketplace and decision-making was challenging and complex. Her expertise has been called on by the Federal Government and leading private sector organizations in implementing coaching programs nation-wide. She has helped to establish the highest standards for the coach selection process in many organizations. Coaches, clients and organizations continue to benefit from her dedication to excellence in all facets of the field of Integral Coaching®.

Laura's profound devotion and powerful embodiment enables people to grow and advance the health, meaning and integrity of their lives not only by directly coaching clients but also by co-creating a training school where people can come and develop into skilful contributors to others as Integral Coachesâ„¢. Laura is the leading trainer at Integral Coaching Canada and she has also developed advanced Mastery Courses meeting the needs of already certified coaches. She works closely with the Integral Coaching Canada faculty ensuring that the wisdom and knowledge of this training architecture and approach to human development is richly understood and transmitted. Laura is the primary holder of the lineage of the Integral Coaching® method and process and holds this responsibility with skilful means and wise compassion.

Laura has provided her in-depth training and workshops in Canada and the United States. Laura currently sits on the executive management team of the Integral Coaching & Consulting Centre of the Integral Institute. All who work with Laura would describe her as a gentle yet powerful force who brings the precision of wisdom and the stamina of steadfastness in ways that leave people astounded at the progress they make.

Laura is a long-term practitioner of tai chi and has begun teaching tai chi in the shortened Yang-family form developed by Professor Cheng Man Ch'ing. She is a proud holder of this lineage as well. Laura has an active Integral Life Practice and continues to dive more deeply into her spiritual development and application of AQAL principles in her life.

Laura has appeared on Integral Naked:

Integral Coaching. Part 3: The Many Ways We Grow8/5/2009
Integral Coaching. Part 2: Communicating Across Worlds7/8/2009
Integral Coaching. Part 1: Orientations5/27/2009

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