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Podcast featuring Mee Ok Icaro interviewed by Jen Anderson on the Inspiring Coaches show. The episode is called Coaching and Plant Medicine: A Safe Space for Growth

Coaching and Plant Medicine: A Safe Space for Growth with Mee Ok Icaro

We sat down with Mee Ok Icaro to discuss the role of plant medicine in coaching. A powerful voice in the world of visionary medicine and personal growth as a life purpose coach, a writer, a book Doula, a sacred medicine advisor, and integration specialist, Icaro is dedicated to helping individuals heal and find their path in life; skilled in Gabor Maté’s compassionate inquiry, a method she has personally integrated for over a decade to transform her own life.

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Learning From Challenging Situations

Having coached many people over the past 15 years, I’ve witnessed my fair share of human struggle. I’ve had the honor of walking with many as they navigate their way through life’s challenges – the good, the bad and the ugly. As a result of these many experiences I’ve had with my clients, I have come to the conclusion that, while painful, confusing and downright frightening some of these challenges can be, they force us into consciousness of our strength and potential. They are the things that truly let us know who we are and what we are capable of. But how do we coach someone who is tormented by worry, heartbreak or total confusion into seeing it as a growth and learning opportunity? Here is a bit of a checklist to help coach someone from tormented to enlightened.


This means the coach has to be patient and have the ability to sit in the discomfort of it all with their coachee without pushing for solution and resolution. Just being with someone as a calm, still presence can be the most helpful thing you can do to help them move forward. Listening with just silence and nods can be a gift beyond measure when someone is in a state of confusion or fear. It’s important that the coach holds, within themselves, the belief that there is a way out, around, over or through all this and that the coachee will find their way to it when the time is right.

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