I have a limited number of hours to support individuals who may wish to solve a problem in their lives or to grow personally, professionally or socially. Alternatively, I invest time in a single group to oversee their transformation via creating culture change. Sometimes, I help leaders understand how to get the most out of their group. Details of both offerings are below. If you wish to work with me in this context please email: email@example.com
Firstly, if you would like to read about my own journey toward a happier life, please click here.
Our aim will be to empower you to solve the problems of your own life i.e. you won’t need to come back to me if we are successful.
After spending some time getting to know you, your daily life and what you would like to achieve, there are 4-keys we will use. We may use some more than others depending on your individual situation.
- Embodiment: We look at the various ways you can get out of your head. A lot of our magic comes when we stop overthinking and start learning what feels good and what doesn’t feel good to us. Classic examples are things like exercise and getting into nature, but there are other techniques that can be incorporated into busy daily lives such as breath work, meditation, intermittent fasting and cold water immersion. We will work out a strategy that fits into your life.
- Connection: Linked to the first point, we are sometimes so lost in our heads and screens that we have lost track of deep and meaningful connections with others. Many of us do not belong to a single group with a common purpose, one of the most powerful mental health boosters there is. We will conduct an overview in this area and use step 3 to help you identify key connections for you.
- Creativity: You might think “I’m not creative”. I used to think this until I discovered that while I can’t draw or make things very well, I can write, create visions and creatively solve problems. The beauty of creativity is that we’re the boss. Unlike our work or sometimes our social lives, where we are being dictated to, learning to tap into our creativity gives us 3 keys to thriving: autonomy (we decide), mastery (we can get better at it) and meaning (it is worthwhile to us and maybe others too). Having learned what feels good in step 1, we can identify creativity that serves us and maybe even find connections in step 2 that allows us to belong to a group of like minded people (finding our tribe).
- Attention Diet: For a long time, what we put into our mouth was the only diet we had to worry about. Our attention is now more fractured than ever because put simply, there is too much information / things to do and not enough time. This is often what is blocking us from thriving using steps 1, 2 and 3. We are the information in our environment. We will do a full overview of yours. This is important because if we start consuming more nutritious information, when we are doing steps 1 and 3, good ideas will pop into our head rather than junk info. Just like food, a bit of junk is ok, we will look at a good balance for you.
The combination of getting to know you and these 4-steps are often helpful in shining a light on your purpose (known to the Japanese as Ikigai). I have written about how I discovered my Ikigai and how you can discover yours too. You can read this piece here and I am happy to assist you further in this process.
Group Culture Change
I got into this work through being myself. In other words, a pattern emerged whereby people in the various social situations (sports teams, University, industry, house-mates) I found myself in were describing me as a transformational leader. I tend to be able to make the ship go further and faster in a way that benefits all of its inhabitants. I have written about the skills and personality traits that have made me successful in this domain here.
Briefly, I use the following process to transform the culture of a group:
- Define the problem to be solved or goal to be achieved
- Demonstrate the behaviour (s) required to solve the problem
- Get to know and tap into the key skills within the group (NB. before developing vision or strategy)
- Create a vision with a purpose that the group can unite behind
- Empower people to act according to their natural strengths and interests in service of the united vision