developmental conversation

ones flow of meaning making follows a path similar to adult psychological development. from impulsive urges, to diplomatic agreements, to gaining expertise, to excelling in that expertise, to realising the limits of that expertise, to acknowledging the systemic nature of things, to working with the systemic nature of things. the rabbit hole of perception is always as deep as you wish to pursue - and then a little deeper

alex staniforth

i'm an artist who graduated from durham university in finance. my passion is meaning making and enabling meaningful contact in others. it is my joy to accompany developmentally inclined people through their processes

i trained with the following organisations for my cpd: academy of executive coaches for both gestalt and executive coaching (ICF accredited institution), mindfulness now for mindfulness teacher training (bps accredited institution), harthill consulting for the leadership development profile, strengthscope (bps accredited tool) and mental health first aid (mhfa). i've experience in a 'big 4' consulting firm, a risk modelling company and more recently in social enterprise

conversations i offer are based on the paradoxical theory of change - we make sustainable change when we become more ourselves, not when we try to be something we are not. the premise is simple, the process is hard. through our time together we will work on developing awareness, compassion and self-adaptation as a means to better respond to and interact with the anxiety latent in the developmental process

i'd recommend a call with me before we work together as this will allow you to get a better sense of me, and for me to gauge the suitability of what i can offer you