Integrative Coaching Team
Founder of Integrative Coaching
Warren’s personal journey that led him to begin Integrative Coaching is an extraordinary one. His path has been the proverbial road less travelled way of arriving at the place where he is now. Anxiety, depression, and suicide were the motivators to investigating consciousness, not an academic interest and career path out of school like it is for so many others in this industry. It was in this very struggle of questioning the meaning of life and our purpose here on earth that Warren discovered something within that changed everything. What unfolded within changed his personal narrative and perspective completely. He came to believe that if he could master a life of meaning, joy, and inner peace, he could live a purposeful life, one with conviction.
He searched for enlightened sages when modern medicine, academia and psychology failed. He had to find his way through the jungle to the Himalayan Mountains where he lived for six months spending 12 hours a day in solitary meditation. This life-or-death investigation led him to personal realization and to a profound understanding of consciousness and the inner workings of the mind. His is not an intellectual understanding of the subject but direct experience of the very nature of consciousness itself.
This new path led him to the discovery of fundamental importance, that self-awareness and meditation are intricately linked to a life of inner-balance, inner-peace, and self-mastery. He has spent many years with different teachers, therapists, psychotherapists, coaches and gurus, each with their unique role in his life.
It is from these experiences that Warren has dedicated his life to healing, learning and transforming himself so that he may help others do the same, to help them become their own masters of their destiny. His passion for helping others with meditation, coaching and self-mastery has come from overcoming his own inner demons.
“The secret to access the divinity, actualize your greatest potential, and live a life filled with love, meaning and purpose is within you.”
As the founder of Integrative Coaching, Warren has developed his own unique integrative coaching approach wherein the unconscious mind can heal and transform one’s life. As a qualified and experienced Master Executive Coach and Master NLP Coach, he has studied many different forms of meditation, yoga, philosophy, coaching and psychotherapies.
Although Spiro has all the necessary credentials and academic qualifications for a coaching role, he credits his own life experiences as the most valuable tools for helping others. He has struggled with loss of loved ones, has endured heartache and pain, and has failed enough times to discover that life’s difficulties are the best teachers, if you are willing to learn to accept the lessons that they have to offer.
Spiro believes that these experiences have permitted him to access his own humility and vulnerability, allowing him to hold the space to serve others and help them to transform their lives.
Spiro has been closely affiliated to Warren for many years and was one of his first Yoga students from his teaching days in the early 2000’s. He has a deep respect for Warren’s understanding of the psychological and spiritual process that each of us must take on this journey towards self-discovery. As such, he was very keen to work together with Warren as they both have a shared vision for the potential of Integrative clients.
“I know that change can feel very terrifying at times and therefore, I see my job as being able to provide an accepting and a non-judgemental environment so that people learn to feel safe enough to look within, as it is from within where they can discover that they really do have all of the answers themselves.”
As a senior integrative coach, Spiro splits his time between coaching private clients and training students at the academy He is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and has a genuine interest in each client’s wellbeing. He also loves to work with Integrative students and to witness the tremendous amount of growth that comes with being part of this extraordinary transformational experience each one of them encounters.
Barry suffered mentally, emotionally and physically for almost a decade before having a spiritual awakening that allowed him to embark on a path of self-healing. He started off working on his physical body by studying Nutritional Therapy, energetic work (Reiki) and was eventually led to Warren as a teacher to work on the psychospiritual aspects of his being.
Four months into his training, working closely with Warren, he knew that this is what he needed to do – to help others learn how to heal themselves so that they can in turn help the ones close to them.
Barry believes that engaging in self actualisation, individuation, connecting with the divine is a journey that cannot be put into words as to how worthwhile, healing, joyous, comforting or peaceful it is nor how profound the clarity is that you receive to engage in life. It’s not an easy path as it requires you to integrate trauma, pain, suffering, let go of beliefs and ultimately attachment to identity – but nothing else will fill that innate hole, that innate desire for expansion everyone has at the core of their being.
“People are capable of way more than what they dream is possible or realistic. A lot of people feel trapped, powerless, stuck, unloved, and in pain, when it is completely possible to heal yourself and live a life that flows easily, freely and joyfully. It’s like waking up after being asleep. Living after being dead. I want to help others to wake up, to live life, to connect to life.”
He is passionate about living holistically, giving nourishment to both body and mind by eating intuitively and movement such as Muay Thai, Calisthenics and Yoga. Barry looks after content management and support for student coaches as well as new client discovery sessions and integrative coaching sessions. In his role, he is as a catalyst and container for a client to heal themselves.
Siobahn Eksteen (Shani)
Before joining Integrative Coaching, Shani not only hated her job but felt deeply unfulfilled in all aspects of her life. After sending out hundreds of job applications, she still had no idea what she wanted to get out of life and work.
During an emotional breakdown, her best friend asked her if there was anything in the world she could do, what would it be? The answer quickly trickled out of her mouth, “I want to do something with consciousness and the spirit. I want to learn more and live in that.” Three days later, she came across Warren’s job ad, and she knew that this is exactly what she was looking for.
Three years later, Shani is just as passionate about her role at Integrative Coaching as if it was her first day. She believes it is a great privilege to do this work and to be part of expanding consciousness and healing. She has become an essential part of the Integrative Coaching team.
“Integrative Coaching is a safe space for healing and expansion, and I absolutely love that I get to be part of that. I get to see and feel first-hand how lives are being changed and the feeling of relief that rolls over everyone who opens themselves up to this experience, it’s really incredible”
As Warren’s Executive Assistant and the Office Manager, she ensures that everything functions smoothly so that clients can get the most out of their sessions.