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28 January 2024

Is the world a friendly place?

How can you build optimism? It takes willpower to move your attention from problems to the strengths that will solve them. That willpower is a little easier when you surround yourself with people who are also looking for strengths and solutions. It’s not about looking for a bright sid
2 December 2023

Do you have it all together?

Flow is one kind of congruence. Another is a sort of touchstone that allows you to know when all parts of you agree on a next step. This often comes after you have deliberately gathered as much information as is avaiable to you before you make a decision. At some point, searching and testing alternatives stops giving you new information. When it’s time to choose, you do what feels right.  What feels right is congruence. It’s the choice that is grounded in your awareness, settling your body and your mind. It’s the choice you know you can live with.
21 November 2023

How Well Do You Know You?

The way the human being is structured, our enormously complicated brains run most of our behaviours outside of our conscious awareness. We literally don’t know what we’re going to do next, most of the time. How research and stories help us explore the vast territory that makes us who we are.
29 September 2023

3 Drivers of Growth: Purpose, Process & Perspective

The techniques and tools of NLP are processes for making change. But the real effect of these processes is only possible when you use them for a clearly shaped purpose so that you can observe tangible results. And you can only predict results when you deliberately adopt different perspectives to mentally model what is happening and what might happen next
28 August 2023

Who are you and what do you want?

A better way to think about the point of a mindfulness practice is to see it as a way to connect with what is present now so that you can recognize and adapt to change. Your choices depend on your answers to two questions: ⁃ who are you? ⁃ what do you want?
Breakthrough
20 June 2023

Where play and purpose meet

Fun is not something you create to build a team up so that you can break them down again with work. Fun comes from play and play leads to innovation. Play creates energy, openness to diversity, and a willingness to explore ideas which do not, at first, seem practical.
Late spring woods
21 May 2023

Slow Down to Speed Up

What’s got you wound up? It could be that restless feeling that you have lots of ground to cover before you take a real break. Or that chaos of the end of the school year. Or maybe you’re doing the things you used to do but they just don’t feel the same as they used to. You’re curious about what could be better and scared of making things worse. Your instinct might be to work harder or to play harder. But it’s possible you need something different.
15 April 2023

Why it’s so hard to improve your soft skills

Breaking a skill into chunks that can be practiced takes expertise. Adjusting performance on chunks so they result in better skills also takes expertise. The way to get better at soft skills is to find an expert who has the interest and the patience to coach you through drills until you improve.
7 April 2023

New workshop series on what stress is trying to teach you

Is it a problem or an opportunity?

New Book!

Shifts: A Tool Kit For A Better You

The information and techniques in Shifts: A Toolkit for a Better You provide tools for building self-awareness and changing existing patterns so you can choose, act, and communicate with greater confidence and satisfaction.