A Grounding Practice in a Fragmented World

About six years ago, I noticed a shift in my coaching practice. People were coming to their sessions more fragmented and with heavier loads. I also noticed that it took a little longer to get into each session.

Since then, two comments I often hear at the end of sessions have stuck with me:

  • I feel more grounded.
  • I feel lighter.

As a researcher, such trends and patterns have given me pause.

Being a Coach Today

Over the last two years, three events have rocked so many Americans: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the George DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-06-06T22:36:54-04:00June 6th, 2022|Blog|2 Comments

Contemplative Learning to Access Innate Wisdom

Developing leaders, integrating cultural change, and adapting to innovation requires a “contemplative learning,” that ventures beyond accumulating knowledge, to deepen vertical growth. In brief, vertical learning increases awareness and surfaces assumptions and blind spots, allowing the person to unlearn outmoded beliefs.

“Unlearning” can be disorienting. It involves a blend of openness, compassion, and discipline to relax our identity and question our belief system.

Here, I borrow three Tibetan concepts and practices —the Three Defects of the Pot, the Three Prajnas, and the Four Reliances—to open our minds to the cycle of learning and access our innate wisdom.

By |2022-06-09T16:19:53-04:00February 14th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Completing Your Year: Remember, Forget, Recover

As we enter the new year, we’ve likely made a resolution that we may have already broken or forgotten. At some point, we’ve all celebrated this annual resolution ritual.

A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol with 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions failed, even though 52% of the participants were initially confident of succeeding.

What if this well-worn resolution ritual itself is incomplete?

As I see it, we start each year clean, distinct from the previous year. We reduce the previous year’s experiences to objects of improvement to best, such as losing weight, DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-01-10T11:12:55-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Blog|0 Comments
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