9 episodes

Welcome to Soul Whispers, the official Soul-based Coaching podcast where we are inspiring conversations about new paradigm coaching. Your host is Annemiek van Helsdingen, founder of the Academy for Soul-based Coaching which has impacted the lives of 1000s of coaches and clients. She love sharing insights and experiences that can make us all even better coaches, healers, therapists and leaders in this time of rapid transition. You can expect new perspectives and rigorous new paradigm coaching practises, all rooted in yin fuelled wisdom.

Soul-based Coaching Whispers Annemiek van Helsdingen

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Welcome to Soul Whispers, the official Soul-based Coaching podcast where we are inspiring conversations about new paradigm coaching. Your host is Annemiek van Helsdingen, founder of the Academy for Soul-based Coaching which has impacted the lives of 1000s of coaches and clients. She love sharing insights and experiences that can make us all even better coaches, healers, therapists and leaders in this time of rapid transition. You can expect new perspectives and rigorous new paradigm coaching practises, all rooted in yin fuelled wisdom.

    8. How to create communities where people can thrive

    8. How to create communities where people can thrive

    In this episode, Annemiek has a conversation with Certified Coaches Mirjam van Ruth and Judith Peters, about:


    How we can create communities where people can thrive.
    How to design those communities.
    And what difference that makes.

    We touch on themes of:


    how belonging doesn't mean having to change yourself to fit in
    learning to thrive in women-only groups, to the point of now running women's circles
    what it truly means to be seen
    how we can stay out of drama while being fully present with everything that we are (including our triggers)
    the role curiosity plays
    and some of the design principles that make all this possible, because none of it is accidental!

    We are using Invoke Your Client's Magic, the Soul-based Coach Certification program as an example, so everything that we share comes from the experience of running this program and community for the last 7 years.

    Enjoy, and tell us what this episode brought you!

    • 31 min
    The healing power of being witnessed

    The healing power of being witnessed

    The healing power of being witnessed

    I got a beautiful question about the healing power of being witnessed: where does that comes from?

    I think we've probably all noticed the difference it can make when we are going through something, and someone can hold space for us and we are just allowed to share what is going on, without immediately being drawn into a conversation of how to make it better, how to fix it.

    But why is that? In our dominant culture we rush towards making the uncomfortable go away, and we were taught that taking action is THE thing that’s needed to make things better.

    That there would be healing power in ‘just’ being witnessed goes against all that.

    So in this episode, I'm going to dive into why being witnessed is such an incredibly nourishing, life affirming, healing experience.

    I touch on the social layer, the therapeutic layer and the ancient spiritual wisdom found in the eldest Goddess myth preserved for us: Inanna's Descent about transformation and initiation.

    If you would like another reminder of why doing less often leads to a whole lot more of deep transformation, this episode is for you.

    • 15 min
    Why it's hard to stay rooted in inner authority in our current coaching industry as coaches and clients

    Why it's hard to stay rooted in inner authority in our current coaching industry as coaches and clients

    Welcome to an inspiring, multi-layered conversation with Keri Jarvis, intersectional feminist, developmental coach and community activist, about why it's so hard, in the current coaching industry, to stay rooted in our inner authority.

    Teachers that Keri honours on this conversation are: Bear Hebert (they/ them) and Kelly Diels (she/her) and Danielle Cohen (she/ her). We highly recommend that you check out their work.

    To connect with Keri, go to: www.kerijarvis.com Instagram @keri_l_jarvis TikTok @kerijarvis21

    And as always, if you want to find out more about Soul-based Coaching, visit us at Academyforsoulbasedcoaching.com

    • 47 min
    How can you tell you listen well? ~ The Four levels of Listening

    How can you tell you listen well? ~ The Four levels of Listening

    We all agree that listening is one of the most important skills as a coach.

    So here is an interesting question: how can you tell you listen well?

    Part of honing and developing your coaching skills is about becoming aware of the subtle parts of the coaching process, and how you know what you do is working for your client at any given moment.

    Experienced coaches often say ‘well, I feel it’, or ‘it’s intuitive’.

    But it’s really interesting to start to find out more about that intuition, and where it comes from.

    Because you will find that there are observable signals and behaviours that you pick up on. And once you become aware of them, you can also start to see where you may miss signals, and where your interpretation can be upgraded.

    That’s exciting!! Because this is where you can grow their skills considerably, making it less hard work and more co-creation with their clients.

    In this episode, we focus on the Four Levels of Listening that Otto Scharmer identifies in Theory U, and the relationship with Holding Space like we do in Soul-based Coaching. I’m joined by Judith Peters, Certified Soul-based Coach and long time facilitator of transformation in organisations, for a rich conversation on something that seems so obvious.

    One of the most exciting parts of this conversation is that it points to conditions for emergence: for things, ideas, changes, to be born that did not exist before.

    This is the hallmark of Soul-based Change, and what we expect to happen in our sessions: we are leaning into an emergent future.

    As Judith says: “This is why we are here. This is the job. Opening the door for the future.”

    Have a listen and let us know your thoughts!

    Connect with Judith on LinkedIn or check out her website.

    Find more about Soul-based Coaching on academyforsoulbasedcoaching.com

    • 33 min
    We all need more magic ~ my Winter Solstice Ritual

    We all need more magic ~ my Winter Solstice Ritual

    In this episode I am celebrating the return of the light. I’m sharing the most magical moment of the year with you from my childhood and taking you with me into my favourite Winter Solstice ritual.

    • 15 min
    The limits of Goals in coaching & the superpower of Desire

    The limits of Goals in coaching & the superpower of Desire

    Traditionally, what does a coach start with?

    By determining their client’s goals.

    That’s important, right, because otherwise, what are you there for? And why would a client pay you money to support them?

    The way we look at that in Soul-based Coaching?

    It’s a funny one, because yes, and also, no.

    Of course, you need direction as a coach, a reference point throughout the work together, to help you determine where to direct attention for the client and how to best be of service.

    We want to know what it is the client wants, and how they will know they have gotten what they want.

    We want the client to create a very clear picture of what they want to call in.

    But when you look at it from a new paradigm perspective, goals are pretty limited as the anchor for your coaching session.

    In this episode, let’s dive into why that is the case, and what else you can do.

    In the episode, I share:


    What the limits of goals are in a coaching setting, and what you miss out on when goals are what you anchor your sessions in
    The relationship between goals and DESIRE
    Why desire has such a bad reputation, and how that is a testament to its power to create
    Why so many of us live with a lid on our desire, and how that is holding us back in living the life we came here for
    How to start helping your clients tap into the creative life power of desire to supercharge their results, without setting desire itself centre stage (because that would probably just distract!)

    Curious? Have a listen and share your thoughts with me, I love hearing from you!

    • 22 min

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