In this short video (2:38) I reflect on some participant feedback that I received earlier in the day. Feedback is just feedback. There is no good and bad, only thought makes this so. However, this was certainly an encouraging message.
After reflecting on the feedback I wondered if the recipes of success were down to the energy that I brought, the precision of the workshop and the stretch I intended for participants.
Whatever my perception, it is really important to reflect on
A few months ago I was driving home on the back of running a workshop based on my book (It’s Not About The Coach). On the one hand I was really excited having taken the written (and sometimes intuitive) word and created a more practical face to face event.
On the other hand I realised that in order to spread the message of the book (getting the most from coaching) I had to create a Delivery Tribe to take the workshop
Are you and your team agile enough to change? If you are then you’re probably making great progress and embodying organisational culture. In this short video (3:07) I compare the profile of the beach in the same way we can look at organisations and culture.
Culture is energy. On the beach the energy comes from the left hand side, therefore, the majority of the pebbles on the beach are found on the right hand side. A very straightforward observation, yet the
Just about everything I do in life has a purpose – a run, a project, a posting, a conversation. I encourage people to live on purpose, this is at the source of being authentic. Sometimes we know that too much purpose doesn’t serve us. Too much thinking, too much strategy, too much planning.
Being without purpose can sometimes scare us. So to practice what I preach I spent 4 minutes and 45 seconds without purpose. It was scary, but there was
Hopefully you’ve been enjoying and learning from my recent postings based on my experiences of putting together The Seven Secrets of Authenticity as a online course. I have successfully mapped and hacked authenticity so that you can quickly access it. To borrow a phrase from the tech world my aim is to now open source this information.
This vid now reveals these secrets, but don’t be surprised if you know some of them already…
1) IDENTITY – aligning yourself.
2) INNER – skillfully
If you aren’t asking yourself enough questions then you probably aren’t being authentic. Questions dominate human development, whilst accepting the norm is a form of human domestication. So avoid the traps and question your way out of trouble.
Use your imagination to make sure you are headed in the right direction asking my favourite question of all time – who are you being?
Then if you experience any (internal or external) barriers simply ask yourself – how do you know (what you
When I recorded The Seven Secrets of Authenticity online course it gave me the opportunity to explore compliance and defiance in detail. Recognising that authenticity relies on exploring our inner values and demonstrating them in the external environment skilfully. It’s this final word that is so important. If we aren’t skilful then we often end up being compliant or defiant neither of which brings long lasting results.
If we ignore or suppress our values too often then we are compliant. Have
Identity has really cropped up on my radar of late. All too often we actively pursue a false identity or act on one that we un-knowingly fall into. In this short video I describe my reflections on being labelled a teacher.
This identity of being a teacher is neither false of unknown to me, but it is inaccurate. Often created due to the environment in which I operate. Being authentic encourages us to search for our inner values and I never
LSD? No I am not supporting drug use as an effective way to encourage natural authentic change! Instead I am back down Storm Beach exploring Long Shore Drift (LSD) – a patient continuous approach to change. One that involves progression and suspension, as pebbles move and fall with the waves and tide. Natures secret, well is often secret. So imperceptible that we hardly notice it. Perhaps we can learn from this? Maybe we don’t need the hurricane of change as we re-structure
Do you want to achieve high performance? If you do your start point has to be authenticity, that’s just the way it is. Authenticity taps into some of our most basic needs – instinct and intuition. Notice these words start with IN – authenticity is a ‘work in’ not necessarily a work out. The practice of recognising our inner values. Here is a short promo vid…
So in order to get you started I am in the process of creating an