'A Unified Theory of Coaching and The Unified Coaching Model', by Adina Tarry

4th July 2007

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18.30 – 20.30, The Romanian Cultural Centre, 8th floor, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE; Tel. 020 7439 4052, ext 102; e-mail: mail@ratiufamilyfoundation.com; Entry is free but booking is essential. Coaching has increased exponentially in the last few years mainly due to demand from business. But the picture emerging is fragmented between a multitude of clients, suppliers, coaching models, professional associations, training providers, methodologies and tools, backed by increasing but insufficient and un-coordinated research: the picture of an industry’s growing pains towards becoming a bona-fide regulated profession. This fragmentation is however only an example of what seems to be a weakness of the western thinking paradigm, which is to take a great deal of attention in specific narrow areas of interest with little inclination or tradition for an integrative big picture. ’A Unified Theory of Coaching and The Unified Coaching Model’ has been developed by Adina Tarry as a proposed way to integrate not only the perspective on coaching but also on ethics, professional development, self awareness, national and organisational cultures, by using a complex evolving systems approach to human systems and combine bio-psycho-socio-philosophical perspectives in an integrative manner. Bibliography: Tarry, A (2006): The new order at the edge of chaos: a unified coaching perspective on the complexities of evolving systems. Fractal Publications. ISBN-13: 978-0-9554716-0-5 A “complex evolving system” herself, Adina Tarry is a Business Psychologist and Organisational Development Consultant, with an extensive delivery portfolio in Coaching, Psychometric Assessments, Talent and Change Management, as well as Strategic HR. She is also an Associate Lecturer (London Metropolitan University, Thames Valley University, and West London College) in HR Management and Consulting, and Business Psychology subjects. Her early business career spanning internationally, over 15 with companies such as IBM, Alcatel, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Adina has lived in Paris, Sydney, New York, Johannesburg, Bucharest, Düsseldorf and London and speaks several languages. On a personal level, she delights in the arts and science (particularly quantum physics and space projects), travel, cultures, yoga, dancing. Adina is also a published author of literary fiction and poetry. Details at: www.adinatarry.com Culture Power is a programme initiated by the Ratiu Foundation, consisting of a number of seminars focused around a presentation followed by a constructive dialogue with an invited audience. The domains are varied, ranging from contemporary art to money remittances and political theory, passing through architectural studies and advertising. David Webster, Director of the Anglo-Romanian Economic and Political Forum, will chair the discussions. Organised by The Ratiu Foundation UK www.ratiufamilyfoundation.com