Coaching & the 100%Life

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The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Albert Einstein

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking

Albert Einstein

Coaching is a transformative partnership which supports the move from who you are to being the best version of yourself you can be.

coaching

Who do I coach?

I coach people who are inspired, courageous and ready to do what it takes to go from average to awesome.

How do I coach?

We usually kick off by figuring out exactly what your true ideal destination is. Let’s be honest, clarity is pretty key when you set off for any destination. No point turning up in Austria when you actually meant to head to Australia! Many of us also envision life goals or dreams without ever exploring where they came from or what those idealized notions are in service of. If they’ve been inherited – say from implicit or explicit parental messaging for example – when that goal is finally reached, the hoped for sense of fulfillment and lasting satisfaction simply isn’t. We’ll work on that!

How the rest unfolds depends on what arises from session to session … moment by moment. My coaching is a developmental style, meaning together we explore and craft a learning, optimal health and life plan which enables this forward movement and together we guide it into action.

If there’s a keystone of my coaching, it’s a quality called presence.  Like its close cousin mindfulness, presence is a powerfully transformative quality we all experience in passing moments and are certainly palpably aware of when when we’re in its company. Often unexplored and similarly undeveloped, nonetheless, it’s both immediately accessible and eminently learnable. One of my teachers, the leadership development and coaching master, Doug Silsbee defines it thus in his aptly-titled  book Presence-Based Coaching:

“Presence is a state of awareness, in the moment, characterized by the felt experience of timelessness, connectedness, and a larger truth.”

 

All truly great leaders intuitively access and embody this powerful state. You too can join the club.

But frankly all these cool skills, knowledge, hacks (yes, we typically cover plenty of these too!) and coaching moves besides, who I aim to coach is you – meaning the unique, fascinating, possibility-filled individual that only you are. No two of us are the same so no one simple formula will ever effectively fit all. I truly see the monumental range of possibilities that exists for you – for all of us. And I also understand that skillful coaching is a powerfully, transformative alliance that potentiates possibility to reality.


I thought it’d be valuable to unpack what I mean by a 100%Life. Seems a little mysterious in a way doesn’t it?

So why not the 110% or 200% life? C’mon. We’re all adults here and we all should know that there isn’t any such thing as more than 100%.

Equally overdoing it can often be the very reason why you’re even here reading this now and contemplating working with a coach. Nope, what I’m pointing to is how we can have a life which is 100% full and complete. One that not only addresses the issues of say finding a more appropriate career path or building greater security but one that also understands that having a great job also feels pretty empty if there’s no meaningful relationships or your health and fitness is absolutely terrible.

The well-known American motivational guru Zig Ziglar put it down as,

‘You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.’

 

Indeed how can we possibly think we’ve achieved our full potential if we only do so in one domain without addressing all the others?

I’ve also had a lifetime of research and experimentation in many areas of optimal human functioning. From my early years spent in the elite athletic and artistic field of dance, through my engagement with leading researchers and experts in the area of longevity and aging via the Grow Young Project, to my current work in the fascinating community of biohackers and at-the-coal-face-of-research-in-application as Head of Coaching and co-creator of the groundbreaking Bulletproof Coach Training, I’ve been consistently learning, evaluating and applying what makes us function at the top of our game for over three decades now.

A 100%Life means together we optimize all areas of your life to create a truly 100%, firing-on-all cylinders you!

 

So whether it’s work, earnings and professional fulfilment or health, brain function and cutting-edge exercise and diet protocols we can and very likely will go there.

As I’ve already said,

‘Coaching is a transformative partnership which supports the move from who you are to being the most awesome version of yourself you can be

 

Firstly let’s note it’s a partnership. A coach isn’t a mentor, a therapist or an advisor. We don’t have all your answers but what we do have is some really good questions that help you discover your answers. Let’s be honest how can anyone else possibly have them? I’m not the expert in you – you are!

This isn’t to say that I don’t have a ton of knowledge, hacks and skills which can be of enormous value. That I do have and in time we get to them. But I still don’t have your answers!

We see it is also a transformative  partnership which implies there is change, growth and development as an end result and frankly that’s a big part of what this alliance is all about – working together with a goal of you growing, changing and developing over time. Becoming the person you know you can be and living the life you truly are capable of. My job is to facilitate that and help you keep your eye on the prize.

With this we now look at that latter part about shifting from where you are to where you wish to be. Coaching is all about this – how we go from our current state to a better one. Our ideal self. It’s invariably forward focussed and this is a helpful way to see the difference between us and psychotherapy. The latter is generally concerned with clearing up the past to make an easier present, whereas we coaches are more about where and how you’d like to be and creating practical ways to get there from here.

This is a fairly simplistic rendering but it’s a good enough overview of the main points. As I keep saying if you want to know more then book a call. Hand on heart I do not bite.

A great and clearly important question.

Mostly we connect on the Zoom platform which offers voice and visuals in the same way as Skype but with a lot more stability and functionality. It’s very common for coaches to work in this way these days and obviously means we can coach in many environments providing we each have a connection and privacy, but more importantly means you don’t lose time traveling to sessions and back.

Oh and as such obviously you can be anywhere on the globe to coach with me. I regularly work with clients from all over the world and the only catch for us is to suitably sync timezones. I’m generally on US eastern apart from business travel times.

With Zoom you can also connect via smartphone app as well as computer. If necessary you may simply call in as a normal voice-only phone call.

I do offer face-to-face coaching in the Chattanooga Tennessee area and for business clients we will typically combine a mix of Zoom and face-to-face.

I also offer coaching hikes. I’ll post more on this on a separate page however I’m located on the stunningly beautiful Signal Mountain with a huge range of wilderness trails on the doorstep. We take 2 hours from trailhead where we’ll meet, and coach along the hike, stopping regularly for snacks and whenever a pause seems appropriate. Often insights and new views which are not so easily accessible when in the office or in our regular everyday environment, are far more easily revealed when we’re out in nature.


How the rest unfolds depends on what arises from session to session … moment by moment. My coaching is a developmental style, meaning together we explore and craft a learning, optimal health and life plan which enables this forward movement and together we guide it into action.

If there’s a keystone of my coaching, it’s a quality called presence.  Like its close cousin mindfulness, presence is a powerfully transformative quality we all experience in passing moments and are certainly palpably aware of when when we’re in its company. Often unexplored and similarly undeveloped, nonetheless, it’s both immediately accessible and eminently learnable. One of my teachers, the leadership development and coaching master, Doug Silsbee defines it thus in his aptly-titled  book Presence-Based Coaching:

“Presence is a state of awareness, in the moment, characterized by the felt experience of timelessness, connectedness, and a larger truth.”

 

All truly great leaders intuitively access and embody this powerful state. You too can join the club.

But frankly all these cool skills, knowledge, hacks (yes, we typically cover plenty of these too!) and coaching moves besides, who I aim to coach is you – meaning the unique, fascinating, possibility-filled individual that only you are. No two of us are the same so no one simple formula will ever effectively fit all. I truly see the monumental range of possibilities that exists for you – for all of us. And I also understand that skillful coaching is a powerfully, transformative alliance that potentiates possibility to reality.

I thought it’d be valuable to unpack what I mean by a 100%Life. Seems a little mysterious in a way doesn’t it?

So why not the 110% or 200% life? C’mon. We’re all adults here and we all should know that there isn’t any such thing as more than 100%.

Equally overdoing it can often be the very reason why you’re even here reading this now and contemplating working with a coach. Nope, what I’m pointing to is how we can have a life which is 100% full and complete. One that not only addresses the issues of say finding a more appropriate career path or building greater security but one that also understands that having a great job also feels pretty empty if there’s no meaningful relationships or your health and fitness is absolutely terrible.

The well-known American motivational guru Zig Ziglar put it down as,

‘You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.’

 

Indeed how can we possibly think we’ve achieved our full potential if we only do so in one domain without addressing all the others?

I’ve also had a lifetime of research and experimentation in many areas of optimal human functioning. From my early years spent in the elite athletic and artistic field of dance, through my engagement with leading researchers and experts in the area of longevity and aging via the Grow Young Project, to my current work in the fascinating community of biohackers and at-the-coal-face-of-research-in-application as Head of Coaching and co-creator of the groundbreaking Bulletproof Coach Training, I’ve been consistently learning, evaluating and applying what makes us function at the top of our game for over three decades now.

A 100%Life means together we optimize all areas of your life to create a truly 100%, firing-on-all cylinders you!

 

So whether it’s work, earnings and professional fulfilment or health, brain function and cutting-edge exercise and diet protocols we can and very likely will go there.

As I’ve already said,

‘Coaching is a transformative partnership which supports the move from who you are to being the best version of yourself you can be

 

Firstly let’s note it’s a partnership. A coach isn’t a mentor, a therapist or an advisor. We don’t have all your answers but what we do have is some really good questions that help you discover your answers. Let’s be honest how can anyone else possibly have them? I’m not the expert in you – you are!

This isn’t to say that I don’t have a ton of knowledge, hacks and skills which can be of enormous value. That I do have and in time we get to them. But I still don’t have your answers!

We see it is also a transformative  partnership which implies there is change, growth and development as an end result and frankly that’s a big part of what this alliance is all about – working together with a goal of you growing, changing and developing over time. Becoming the person you know you can be and living the life you truly are capable of. My job is to facilitate that and help you keep your eye on the prize.

With this we now look at that latter part about shifting from where you are to where you wish to be. Coaching is all about this – how we go from our current state to a better one. Our ideal self. It’s invariably forward focussed and this is a helpful way to see the difference between us and psychotherapy. The latter is generally concerned with clearing up the past to make an easier present, whereas we coaches are more about where and how you’d like to be and creating practical ways to get there from here.

This is a fairly simplistic rendering but it’s a good enough overview of the main points. As I keep saying if you want to know more then book a call. Hand on heart I do not bite.

A great and clearly important question.

Mostly we connect on the Zoom platform which offers voice and visuals in the same way as Skype but with a lot more stability and functionality. It’s very common for coaches to work in this way these days and obviously means we can coach in many environments providing we each have a connection and privacy, but more importantly means you don’t lose time traveling to sessions and back.

Oh and as such obviously you can be anywhere on the globe to coach with me. I regularly work with clients from all over the world and the only catch for us is to suitably sync timezones. I’m generally on US eastern apart from business travel times.

With Zoom you can also connect via smartphone app as well as computer. If necessary you may simply call in as a normal voice-only phone call.

I do offer face-to-face coaching in the Chattanooga Tennessee area and for business clients we will typically combine a mix of Zoom and face-to-face.

I also offer coaching hikes. I’ll post more on this on a separate page however I’m located on the stunningly beautiful Signal Mountain with a huge range of wilderness trails on the doorstep. We take 2 hours from trailhead where we’ll meet, and coach along the hike, stopping regularly for snacks and whenever a pause seems appropriate. Often insights and new views which are not so easily accessible when in the office or in our regular everyday environment, are far more easily revealed when we’re out in nature.



Get in Touch

If this above has fired your imagination as much as your motivation. If you are ready for the life you deserve. To roll up your sleeves and do the work of dropping deep into your possibility, then contact me and book a call. Your life can change.

Contact me now

Get in Touch

If this above has fired your imagination as much as your motivation. If you are ready for the life you deserve. To roll up your sleeves and do the work of dropping deep into your possibility, then contact me and book a call. Your life can change.

Contact me now