Cécile Randoing is the owner and founder of the Foresee You — School of Being, a coaching company assisting people in breaking free from their inner limitations, stepping into their unbridled power, and reaching their full potential. Cécile utilizes an expert combination of ancient earth wisdom, spiritual practices, accountability, and responsibility. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a Co-Active Training Institute faculty member.
Armed with her 16 years of coaching experience, her mission is to guide professional women on their self-mastering journey as they fully reconnect with their femininity to become their inner light guardian. She offers her clients a wealth of multicultural and multifunctional experience, as well as a thorough understanding of the dynamics of corporate life. Join us as Cécile talks about mastering the self, balancing feminine and masculine energies, and learning how to be your own guardian of light.
Can you tell us a little about your life before Co-Active and coaching?
I started my career as an engineer, mainly working abroad in South America and England. I would occupy a product manager, an R&D director, or a deputy general manager role. Then I came back to France because of family and security reasons. I was living in a volatile country in South America, and we were attacked. So, we came back to France. After that, I entered a consulting firm and did strategy and management consulting. And then, little by little — I don’t know how I came to that — but I started to work on people. I discovered Co-Active coaching. My company was offering Fundamentals in our summer university. So, I did the Fundamentals coaching course and told myself, “This is what I wanted to do.”
I was an excellent consultant — problem-solving-oriented and solution-focused. I was the antithesis of a good coach.
I love challenging myself and learning new things, especially if it’s complicated.
How long ago did you first come across the Co-Active Fundamentals course?
I took Fundamentals in 2006. But I started coaching in 2002, though it was more of a self-study approach. Then I discovered Co-Active, and I loved it. Thanks to that experience, my career took a very different turn.
At first, I stayed with the company I was working with: Capgemini Invent. While there, I did the training and the certification to become a coach — my company covered everything. And in fact, I took the lead of an entity in the company: a business unit called Transformation University. Here, I started to develop coaching programs for our clients and leadership programs, and I sold a big, big project with Adidas and involved CTI in the project.
It appears that you have a successful, high-performing, and productive career, but do you believe that you always knew something was missing, that you craved something, and that there was a gap there?
I think I was craving meaning in what I was doing — to know my purpose and experience human connection — because all my relationships were very transactional.
When I was a consultant, I’d go into a company and know there was a problem. So, in my eyes and perspective, I was there to find a problem. I was focused on solving the problem, not so much on the people at the beginning. But then, little by little — thanks to what I’ve learned and the quality of coaching — I focused more on the people and the relationships.
You’ve been coaching for 16 years. Did you have to balance coaching with your previous career paths for a while? Or did you have to come up with a way to combine them?
I created coaching and leadership offers in the company I was working for. So, in the consulting firm, I took the role as head of this entity, Transformation University. We had clients: we were working for the Paris city hall, for example. So, I created a coaching business. But a coaching business and consulting do not operate under the same business model. Unfortunately, it didn’t work in the end, but it lasted maybe four or five years. It was fulfilling, and we created great leadership programs. I also had fun working with a wonderful and experienced team.
How much of your coaching experience has been primarily through CTI or have you worked in other coaching modalities and faculties? What has your journey been like?
In the beginning, I worked mainly with the Carl Jung approach and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). In 2006, I began my training at CTI. I finished the training sometime in 2010 and did leadership training in 2010 and 2011. I started becoming a faculty member in 2012 while working in my previous company.
Later on, I became a faculty member for CRR Global. After some time, I quit being an employee and created a boutique consulting company in the UK focusing on teams and 21st-century ways of working.
Now, I’m working as an independent coach. I mainly work with leaders and coaches, and I introduce more human relationships and intuitive work in the business world because most of my background is in corporate. Maybe a year or six months before COVID, I started to create a program, especially for women, called Self Mastery.
I love to work with women with the same profile as me — with the same executive experience, education level, and overall successful career but lacking meaning in their work.
So, I created a program for these women; it’s a very, very impactful program. It’s a mixture of coaching, a touch of leadership, a lot of energy work, and Native teachings — particularly Native American teachings. I offer a group version of the program for women to come together and a VIP version for in-depth personal experience. A lot of men contacted me to work on this program, so that’s why I created a kind of VIP version for men also.
You’ve mentioned spiritual intelligence, the Akashic records, and the balancing of feminine and masculine energies. Why are these important, and how do they play a role in your work? Let’s begin with spiritual intelligence: what is it, and how does it affect your coaching?
Spiritual intelligence, I would say, could be seen as the word “spiritual,” but it’s not. This concept is starting to be considered in the corporate world, even though not everybody talks about it yet. You have cognitive, emotional, and relationship intelligence, but spiritual intelligence is the overarching intelligence.
So, I crafted this definition:
“Spiritual Intelligence is moving toward self-realization in service to oneself or others and higher.”
Most of the time, I start to work with my clients on the self or relationship level when I work with teams. It always begins with asking themselves, “Okay, what do I need to do as a leader to improve myself and my relationships, to be more successful in my job or my career, to be happier in my life?”
But it always comes back to asking yourself, “Do I trust myself fully? How am I limiting myself? What steps do I need to take to reach my full potential? What is the true meaning of my life?”
So, you need to have that kind of self-mastery first. And as you do the work, you realize that you are connected to something bigger as you work on your identity, the meaning of your life, your inner knowing; and then you connect to a higher principle.
I do a lot of work on the limiting belief structure, which I call a Personal Control Room: the lens through which you perceive, see, and experience life. This lens is, most of the time, unconscious. It’s your life production control room filled with images that create your reality — it’s your personal truth!
Transforming the Personal Control Room is a radical, healing, and freeing act; it allows you to connect to — in Co-Active language — the “leader within” and be guided by it.
But there is also a dimension about being concerned for the good of others. So, you develop better relationships, connect with the environment, understand your connection with life, and understand that your role — in addition to learning — is to serve.
I mainly work through referrals — word of mouth. People come and see me because I’ve been recommended by someone they know. So, they know that it’s profound work. But in the end, it’s light because you finish more aligned, freer, and happier!
Can you elaborate more about intuitive guidance and the Akashic records?
Intuitive guidance is a more business-like term you can use instead of talking about Akashic records. You can find a lot of definitions and explanations for the Akashic records. A lot of people talk about records of the souls or about an energetic storehouse of every thought, intent, word, emotion, action, event, and experience that has ever occurred in time and space. It is the imprint of all experiences of all lifetimes, realities, entities, and life forms — not just humans.
I have a scientific and engineering background. I’m not into stuff like angels’ hierarchy and all that. I talk about the field of information we’re soaking into every day, where the consciousness lies. The philosopher and systems theorist Ervin Laszlo calls it the A-field or Akashic field. This is my perspective, and I teach my students to access this field and tap into its sacred wisdom.
Accessing your Akashic records is the ability to quiet the mind and open your perception channels to get information in the forms of vibration you may perceive in your body, ears, mind, eyes, or thoughts.
It’s about learning to release everything that keeps you heavy and in low, dense vibration. So, increasing your vibration is about releasing all those stories from the past: the limiting beliefs, the stuck emotions — your Personal Control Room — to connect to and get information from that field of life. You can ask questions to Akashic records about your past, your present, and the potential of the future. You still have free will, and nobody will tell you that you should do this or that. And then, once you can access your Akashic field and have some practice, you can use this energy to help others heal and integrate it into your coaching approach. So many people, especially coaches, are interested in accessing and working with Akashic records.
Let’s talk about feminine leadership and energy balance. What is the role of these feminine and masculine energies in your coaching?
They are very important to me and are the starting point of my relationship with my female clients. I’ve trained for about 10 years with a Native American medicine woman and have been learning Tao since I was 18.
Integrating the polarities of feminine and masculine energies is very important to understand; how they play in each of us — in our bodies, our lives, behaviors, beliefs, relationships, and life.
I think it’s critical right now, primarily since the #MeToo movement has raised awareness. Women are finally starting to take more space, express themselves more freely, and be listened to more. I would say feminine energy is their gift, and it is dangerous to say masculinity is bad. We don’t assume that masculine energy is negative. And what is important is the balance between the two, and in ourselves, our relationship, and the world.
Most women I work with — and men also — don’t recognize or value their feminine energy. This is because our society does not train us to understand this energy and its power — even though it’s everywhere: in the forms of creativity, dreaming, intuition, expressiveness, and healing, even if it’s not always labeled as feminine energy.
Masculine energy is traditionally thought to be analytical, cold, and clinical, whereas feminine energy is more intuitive and emotionally aware. Is that the kind of dichotomy we’re addressing here?
Some of that stuff is accurate. Emotions are not masculine or feminine; emotions are emotions. They’re just energy in motion. So, how we deal with emotion may be different between feminine and masculine energies. For example, feminine energy is more receptive and holding; it is more intuitive — getting information through feelings before the mind knows and understands. It’s also more inwardly projected.
On the other hand, masculine energy is more action or goal-oriented. It is assertive and more outwardly projected.
It’s not a gender thing. Everyone has the capacity and the potential to use these energies. And often, people need to balance those two energies a lot better. We are all carriers of feminine and masculine energies. However, these energies are sometimes out of balance and rejected. Regardless of our past experiences and choices, we always have the opportunity to embrace these energies and understand what they need to become and how they need to integrate within us for a more balanced sacred version of ourselves.
Taoists say everything in the world has a yin and yang. They express all phenomena and existences together. This applies to everything in life. Working with women, I help them reconnect with this feminine energy because we all have been trained with a kind of masculine perspective of action and goal-oriented, competition, solution-driven finding, but not always a healthy male perspective. As a result, we suffer from the excess of a false masculine force. This is not the true or sacred masculine that has always naturally guided humanity toward honor and courage.
A “heartless and abusive” force that causes war, suffering, materialism, and abuse of Mother Earth — these afflictions that are difficult for us to escape — and profound insecurity and fear drive this false masculinity. In the modern world, men and women attempt to increase their power and calm their insecurities by embracing it. So, it’s essential for women and men to first reconnect with their true feminine and heal the masculine in them.
It’s about accepting who we are and not trying to be someone else. It’s about finding balance, inner peace, and strength that allow us to be, experience, and activate these energies when needed.
Because being is more feminine and doing is more masculine in Co-Active, can you say that feminine is more about dreaming the ideas, the pure potential, and the magic, while masculine is more about manifestation? Is that the Co-Active philosophy’s subconscious?
From my point of view and experience, yes. The Co-Active philosophy talks about the being and the doing. It’s everywhere. It’s in the name, model, philosophy, and founders’ history. Co-Active has been so powerful for me because I’m already drawn to some of these philosophical dimensions. And then, the Co-Active model fits. Even though it was not the first step I took into coaching,
Co-Active was a door opener for me to dive deeper into spirituality and Native teaching.
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