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Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

Laura Divine, MBA, MCC, is the Co-Founder of Integral Coaching Canada Inc. (Ottawa, Canada), the coaching partner of the Integral Institute and Integral Life. A Masters graduate of Executive Programs from Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, she co-developed the Integral Coaching® application of Integral Theory. She is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, is Integral Coaching Canada’s Senior Teacher/Faculty Trainer and also teaches Tai Chi.

Source: Integral Coaching Canada, Inc.

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.

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 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. 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.

Divine offers free articles at her corporate web site:

The Shape of Compassion
Joanne Hunt 2006
Building the coach’s container (body) to sit with strong emotions.

I Can Handle It – Understanding Capacity
Joanne Hunt 2003
For all those people who shoulder the burden and have the strength to do it

I Really Want It But Do I Have To Change?
Joanne Hunt 2003
A personal story about my own attempts to ‘change’ and discovering what it takes

Coaching: The Dance of Change and Resistance
Joanne Hunt 2003
Working with resistance as a coach or as a client

Coach? Mentor? Leader? Manager? [English original]
Joanne Hunt 2002
An article that distinguishes various disciplines and how they each relate to Coaching

Coach? Mentor? Leader? Gestionnaire? [French translation]
Joanne Hunt 2002

The Power of Pause
Joanne Hunt & Laura Divine 2002
Why it is so difficult to slow down and how to bring pause into your life

The Conversations We Have [English original]
Joanne Hunt & Laura Divine 2002
How to become more effective in day to day conversations that occur

Les conversations que nous avons entre nous [French translation]
Joanne Hunt & Laura Divine 2002

Divine contributed to recorded discussions available at Integral Life:

Integral Coaching The Flavors of Presence

Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

Integral Coaching The Many Ways We Grow

Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

Integral Coaching

Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

 Integral Coaching Communicating Across Worlds

Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber

Integral Coaching Orientations

Contributors: Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine and Ken Wilber