What Coaching and Healing Professionals Say about Deep Coaching
Deep Coaching reveals a well-articulated, precise blueprint for change that is immediately accessible, universal in application, and profound in its orientation. With simplicity and acuity, Roxanne weaves together a rich tapestry of the human experience illuminating what is possible when we reorient our clients to a truer, more expansive sense of self. Inevitable struggles become unique pathways to our client’s highest aspirations and deepest knowing. Whether you are new to coaching and the Enneagram or have decades of experience, this book will not only transform your coaching but also nourish a deeper understanding and experience of compassion, joy, and true freedom.
DIANA REDMOND, PCC, ICF
Mentor Coach, Enneagram Coach and Facilitator
Experiential Learning Leader
Roxanne’s language in Deep Coaching helps me approach the human condition with compassion and hope as a pastor and spiritual director. She frees us from shaming framework often imposed by religion or psychology and invites deep curiosity about the ways we’ve been formed and why. Her work with the Enneagram lights up paths of liberation toward greater connection with ourselves, with others, and with whatever we might call the divine. It’s become an essential part of both my pastoral and coaching work!
REVEREND JULIE VAN TIL
IEA Accredited Professional
DCI Certified Enneagram Coach
This book changed my life! Roxanne Howe-Murphy offers a compassionate, wise, and insightful book about the human experience. Educators will find the practices valuable for personal and professional development. It also changes communities. I found it incredibly useful in designing and implementing educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Read it for yourself and for those who you serve.
IRMA VELASZUEZ, LHD
Founder of Wings Learning Center and De Colores Arts
Author, Fish Dreams: A Mother’s Journey from Curing Her Son’s Autism to Loving Him as He Is
The first edition of Deep Coaching proved an invaluable tool and guide as I moved from my physician role of treating illness to my role of guiding that same patient and client into a new relationship with their deeper knowing. This new and enriched volume, I am sure, will be as worn and dog-eared as its predecessor. Helping my consulting patients and coaching clients to look through the lens of Enneagram core type has been revolutionary. I enthusiastically urge anyone wishing to work with physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to embrace this volume.
KAREN A. VAN ZINO, MD
Deep Coaching Professional
Author, Midnight’s All a Glimmer: Poetry, Personality, and the Power to See—An Anthology
Deep Coaching is both profound and practical. Roxanne’s wisdom and counterintuitive approach to change is powerful. Her approach described in this book has changed my life. As a result, I have increased my capacity to be more present, aware, compassionate, and choiceful. This book also provides a practical guide for using the Enneagram and deep coaching to support clients in accessing their gifts and releasing old patterns.
MARCIA HYATT, PCC
Leadership Coach, Creator of Best of Ourselves Podcast
Author, What Have I Mythed? Stories for Reflection
Roxanne’s visionary way of teaching the Enneagram when combined with coaching offers us a powerful map for how to walk with someone into the tender territory of personal transformation. Deep Coaching opened me to the Enneagram as an embodied, heart-opening, truth-telling journey that has led to shifts in perspective and sustainable change in my life and the lives of my clients. This book is a one of a kind treasure!
DEVON CARTER, ACC, CMT
Somatic Enneagram Coach and Deep Coaching Institute Faculty
Roxanne Howe-Murphy’s writings and teachings have had a profound impact on my life as an executive in state government and as a coach and human being. Deep Coaching is a magical combination of compassion, wisdom, insights, and clear, pragmatic, hands-on tools and practices that support personal exploration and growth through the power of presence and attention to our three centers of intelligence. The second edition of this brilliant, insightful, and very practical book has high value for leaders who seek a deeper understanding of the amazing diversity of human motivation.
SUSAN M. HANSCH, MA, ACC, IEA
Deep Coaching Certified Professional
Retired Chief Deputy Director of California Coastal Commission
After studying the Enneagram for years with other teachers, I am grateful for both the creation and further development of Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change. Reading Roxanne’s words evokes the wisdom I’ve always known within myself. The art of deep coaching is Roxanne’s invitation to each of us to relax into who we truly are. It invites us as coaches to create an expansive container to help both ourselves and others to explore any experience from our three centers of intelligence: the sensations of the body, the emotions of the heart, and the quiet mind, revealing the mystery of ourselves as we relax our personality reactions.
BRIAN MITCHELL-WALKER, PCC
Riso-Hudson Certified Enneagram Teacher
IEA Former Board Member
Racial Justice Facilitator
Certified I.D.E.A. Enneagram Practitioner
Roxanne’s work is a brilliant discourse on how we can benefit from honoring the wisdom of the Enneagram to move our clients toward life’s fullness. It is a gift to my Rosen Method bodywork practice, to my clients, and for my own journey toward living a more spontaneous life. Deep Coaching offers rich insights into how we can realize our own capacity to be present as we untangle the knots of our default patterns, allowing for a richer and more authentic life, free from our conditioned responses and in greater alignment with our truth.
JEANIE C. WILLIAMS
Senior Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner
Deep Coaching is a groundbreaking contribution not only to the coaching field and Enneagram community but also to humanity as a whole. Human beings have the capacity to evolve, and this book is a road map for this evolution. Deep Coaching has been used as a guide by many coaches to support transformation and healing in the individual and collective consciousness. Through spiritual guidance such as presence and practical day-to-day instructions, Roxanne brings a radically compassionate approach to coaching, in a world that so desperately needs it. We each have the option to stay in a constricted state of being or to live into our highest potential; Roxanne not only creates a road map for the path to a wholeness and a meaningful life but also ushers you through the journey with radical honesty and deep love.
LARA HELLER, ACC
Certified Coach and Enneagram Teacher and Facilitator
Of all the traditional psychotherapy and training I have received, nothing has landed in my heart like the coaching course where I met Roxanne and her vision for personal growth. The deep coaching methodology has become the foundation upon which I have learned to explore my own inner sanctum. Maya Angelou said, ‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ This book is a gateway to the story of who we are, and we need to explore it, speak it, own it, and live to enjoy it every day. Deep Coaching teaches you first to deepen your understanding of self and, on the wings of this discovery, to coach others to recognize the joy to be found by reembracing the spark of life that first accompanied them into this world. Thank you, Roxanne, for giving so much back to a world so in need of the guidance you bring through this book and through your never-ending quest to help others live free in their deserved inner truth.
Addiction Recovery Coach, England
Deep Coaching embodies the sacred path that clients need to confidently reach their highest potential. In graceful support of this journey, Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy has adeptly combined an aliveness of the Enneagram with practical tools for presence. This masterful confluence illuminates the path of the seeker toward wholeness and radical acceptance of their full expression of being a messy, brilliant, beautiful, and courageous human.
Transformational Life Coach
Deep Coaching is a must-read for those who are courageous enough to walk the road less traveled and who are passionate about creating profound, sustainable transformation. Roxanne’s approach includes the coach as an instrument of love and interconnectedness, which spans beyond traditional coaching approaches. Her concept of shared commonalities among everyone reminds me of what we describe in South Africa as Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a Zulu term meaning ‘humanity’ and is roughly translated as ‘I am because you are.’ Hence, the ability to be seen, heard, and accepted precisely for who we are is a starting point for developing trust in the coaching relationship. This book is the best coaching guide for presence-based coaching practices and strategies to grow individuals and leaders.
ALICIA S. PIETERSE, MA
Founding Member of Nurturing Growth Trading and International Leadership
Depth Coach, Johannesburg, South Africa
I found Deep Coaching to be very helpful in deepening the coaching experience. As a licensed counselor, I unexpectedly found this book equally applicable in the realm of therapy. At its core, successful therapy is about connecting to people. The deeper the connection, the higher the likelihood for change and healing. The five pillars taught throughout this second edition and the elements of the iceberg model, along with all the suggested prompts and inquiries, teach us how to deepen the connection to others and approach our clients with the ability to understand, validate, and ultimately facilitate transformation.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Chief Operating Officer of High Country Behavioral Health
I highly recommend Deep Coaching as an indispensable guide for the spiritually wired coach actively engaged in deep inner work. Roxanne’s work uniquely depicts the architecture of personality structure by Enneagram types, integrates an understanding of each type’s relation to the Enneagram’s centers of intelligence, and intertwines deep understanding of the work of Presence. The book presents a wealth of wisdom and guidance for precisely tailored coaching to a client’s uniqueness by personality type. Deep Coaching supports a deep, dynamic coaching engagement that potentially leads to an ongoing deepening of the coach’s self-realization and subsequently actualizing such in the world through coaching with psychological and spiritual expertise.
The Narrative Enneagram Certified Teacher
Practitioner of the Diamond Approach
Roxanne Howe-Murphy artfully marries the science of the Enneagram with a delicious exploration of our deepest inner life experience. This book is a game changer for coaches and other professionals who seek insights into the psychological architecture and the resultant motivations, fears, and desires of each personality type. This book is key to my personal journey as well as the work I do with clients, as it offers an exciting vision of human possibility and a clear map of the nine paths supporting our transformation to our highest self-expression.
Coach, Consultant, and Corporate Trainer, Pretoria, South Africa
Working with the material Roxanne presents in this book changed my entire approach to coaching. Her presence-based way of working with the Enneagram and her counterintuitive approach to change has been truly transformative for me and my clients. It has completely shifted how I listen to myself and my clients and how I hold space for the client’s deeper intelligence to come forth. Witnessing the powerful effect it has had on the hundreds of leaders I’ve worked with has truly made my heart and soul sing! This unique approach has also become a key thread in our Women’s Leadership Circles. As a result, Deep Coaching is number one on my list of resources I recommend to other coaches!
IPEK SERIFSOY, PhD
Executive and Leadership Coach and Founder of Women’s Leadership Circles