Franca Sala Tenna is a legal practitioner, educator and qualified Ontological Coach.

Jane Chilcott is an ex CEO, an HR Professional and a qualified Ontological Coach.

Franca Sala Tenna

What is Ontological Coaching?

Ontology is the study of being. Ontological Coaching works from the premise that as humans we ‘show up’ in three inter-related areas, namely our language, our moods and emotions and our body. When life is not working the way we want it to, then it can be because one or more of these three areas are resulting in us either seeing, thinking, feeling or acting in a certain way that is not helpful. The role of an Ontological Coach is to be an observer of the person being coached, to ask useful questions and to reflect back what they are seeing in order for the person who is being coached to change the way they are being to a more helpful way.

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Why use an Ontological Coach?

Often workshops provide useful content, but knowledge without application is wasted. However, even when knowledge is applied people can get stuck in a certain way of being and not be able to apply the knowledge learnt. A skilled coach is able to work with a person to identify where they are stuck and provide them with the tools to move on, in order to achieve the result they want.

How to Use an Ontological Coach?

The most common way that people engage Franca is by attending one of her courses related to being a manager and wanting to explore in more detail the application of the content. It is normally recommended to engage in 4 coaching sessions spread over 2 months, in order to obtain the best results.

What people say

Jeremy MaherManager Sustainability and Environment, City of Bayswater

“Franca has worked with me over the last year in a coaching capacity. Franca has worked with me to gain a better understanding into my own behaviour and leadership style and helped me identify how I can better work with my team and colleagues to continue to improve my contribution to the organisations outcome. I would recommend the experience if you are looking for a deeper understanding of how what you can do to work with a range of people to become a more effective leader.”

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Public Courses

Our next public courses in Perth are as follows:

Contact Officer Workshop

Date: 13th August 2024
Venue: Virtual
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Grievance Officer Workshop

Date: TBC
Venue: TBC
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Grievance Officer Report Writing Workshop

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