Your heart’s desire, your deepest aspiration––that is what I serve. Particularly how it manifests itself in human enterprise: the hat you wear, the role you play. You tell me what you want to achieve (even if it is simply clarifying your intention), and, if we agree the chemistry and timing are right, I’ll help you travel meaningfully in that direction: vision, strategy, branding, positioning, communication, tap dancing in a hammock.
Here is a sampling of what’s possible:
Honoring the moment: Any number of people call only when they need a sounding board for a current situation, say a job interview, an immediate conflict or a bright idea they want to brainstorm.
Discovering your life: Over a series of telephone conversations spanning roughly a month, you tell me your life story. Everyone who has ever done this with me has said it was a transforming event. Not because of me (I’m just a sympathetic ear attached to a curious mind), but because of the gift you give yourself of gaining a deeper appreciation for the richness of your life experiences, and how those experiences can serve you. At the end of our conversations, we’ll review what we’ve learned and discuss how it can strengthen your choices moving forward––with or without my assistance.
Establishing your vision (for you, for your enterprise): A vision is the story we tell ourselves that defines who we are and how we will engage our life. A vision is useful to the extent that it helps us, no matter the circumstance, answer what may be life’s two most important questions: What’s going on, and what’s the healthiest action I can take in this moment? Whenever our vision does not serve us in this way, either it needs work...or we do. You and I collaborate in establishing yours. It is a challenging, and rewarding, adventure.
Creating your 21st Century Resume: This is a story that conveys who you really are in ways no traditional resume can. To check one out, see what I wrote for myself: “Becoming Useful”.
Provoking your colleagues: I do my best to say yes to speaking requests. I talk about how we humans are evolving and why there is every reason for great optimism. I talk about the nature of health for an individual or an institution and what it takes to develop it. I talk about the single most important human activity: cultivating our passion to learn from our experience. I talk about the power of storytelling––that how we define our world creates our world. I talk about the meaning of life and how the universe works––not that I know, necessarily, but like all of us, I’ve got stories. And all of my stories stem from my sense that the spirit of the universe is playful, loving and deep.