Zen Coaching was founded in 2005 by Kåre Landfald from Norway. He was inspired by, among others, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, A.H. Almaas, Marshall B Rosenberg, Osho and modern coaching approaches. Kåre has degrees in Philosophy, Management and Information Systems, and has previously worked internationally for the UN and for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The students in workshops and trainings also contributed significantly to the evolution of the approach.
The first Zen Coaching workshop was held at a retreat centre in Sweden in 2005 and courses still continue there today. Over the years Zen coaching expanded as founder Kåre Landfald and senior coach Tine Vindelov carried the training into Norway, Denmark, Poland and South Africa. Today there is an international network of hundreds of coaches and upcoming teachers who offer seminars, individual coaching and other events in many countries around the world and in different languages.
Kåre Landfald about Zen Coaching: Kåre Landfald, founder of Zen Coaching on the question: What is Zen Coaching?