Your Coaches

Chris Alder and Helena Alder are both very passionate about putting theory and insight into practical, everyday action, and they have been on their paths of self-development and spiritual practice for the past 20 and 15 years respectively. When coming across the cutting edge Integral, all-inclusive map synthesised by modern day philosopher Ken Wilber, they both gained new perspectives and powerful insights into the workings of human existence, which in turn inspired them to train to become Certified Integral Master Coaches with Integral Coaching Canada and set up their company Point Coaching.

02 Reduced Helena is passionately interested in empowering women, and she works with her clients on topics like confidence, direction in life, finding your voice, or any other topic that supports your well-being and success. With her main background in dentistry, qualifying as a dentist (C.ODONT.) in Norway in 2004, she knows what it is like to struggle with confidence, and what it takes to build it.

Helena has also been fiercely engaged in exploring the deeper meaning of life for the past 15 years or so, and her desire to put insight into action brought her to study Integral Theory and subsequently train as an Integral Master Coachwith Integral Coaching Canada. Helena’s style of coaching includes a unique sensitivity to working with people, tending to their well-being effectively with compassion and humour. She works mainly with individuals, supporting them in discovering what deeply matters to them and being a trusted guide and co-traveller for their next steps, but she also does bespoke speaking assignments and smaller workshops on request.

Helena is also a co-founder of Edinburgh Integral, a non-profit organisation that works to promote all things Integral in Edinburgh and the wider Scotland. She is very much inspired by the following teachers; Joanne Hunt, Laura Divine, Ken Wilber, Junpo Roshi, Doshin Roshi, Thomas Hubl and more for their wisdom and insight.

In her free time she loves to go running, meditating, being with friends, reading and having fun. When time permits she goes off to Norway to visit her beloved family, including five nieces and one nephew.

  • Certified Integral Master Coach with Integral Coaching Canada having completed over 200 classroom hours
  • Enneagram Personality Types Training
  • Member of the Integral Coaching Consortium

Chris Chris is passionate about sustainable change and development and is highly dedicated in helping his clients achieve this; coaching clients from all walks of life, both on a personal level and within a business context. To support him with his work he draws upon his extensive knowledge of management within the Catering and Hospitality industry in which he worked in for over 20 years. This facilitated him travelling extensively, working in a wide range of environments from Super Yachts to Eco-Villages, sometimes in stressful situations and to tight deadlines; so he is fully aware of the pressures to deliver in our modern society.

He is also a trained workshop leader and highly skilled at leading groups in a practical and dynamic way, and his most recent venture includes Integral Incubator Europe, which is a cutting edge workshop style way of incubating your ideas, business or personal. For now they run in Holland, but for the future Chris will be contributing to bringing them across Europe. Chris is inspired by the work of the Integral Institute in Boulder, Colorado and takes an active role in helping to find practical ways to implement Integral Theory which are beneficial to his local city of Edinburgh and to the whole of Scotland.

In his spare time he enjoys cycling, reading, cinema, meditation and cooking.

  • Certified Integral Master Coach with Integral Coaching Canada having completed over 200 classroom hours
  • Enneagram Personality Types Training
  • NVC (Non Violent Communication) Training
  • Findhorn Foundation Experience Week Workshop Leader
  • Member of the Integral Coaching Consortium

 

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