My life’s mission is to be a facilitator of self-awareness, who opens a gate to self for others and creates learning and reflection spaces where people can explore and discover deeper connections within themselves and with each other. For the past decade, building on my passion for the science of human development and using research from neuroscience, positive and developmental psychology I have designed courses that help leaders explore who they really are and why they do what they do every day. I coach my clients so they can lead and live more wisely and ultimately, so they can actualise their potential for flourishing careers and lives.
I deeply believe that, by being more aware of ourselves, we can actually become not just happier, but also more responsible, more caring of others, more conscious of our impact in the world and more capable of actively choosing to make that impact a positive one. Conscious leaders build businesses that are not only profitable, but also ethical and sustainable, businesses that not only grow, but also nurture the wellbeing of their employees and become forces for good in the communities they touch.
I am convinced that supporting people on the path to higher consciousness is a great way to spend one’s life, or at least a great way to spend mine.
After having witnessed so many amazing personal transformations in my clients and having gone (and still going) through my own, I am a deep believer in the power we all have to change, to grow into wisdom. I believe this power exists not only at individual level, but also at organisational level. I am keenly aware that nobody can create change for us but ourselves. Thus I am but a guide to those who choose to work with me – a supporter and a partner on their journeys. My art is not in providing definitive answers – I don’t have them and perhaps nobody does – but in being present, in asking powerful questions and in creating and holding a safe space for people to access their most precious resources. I work hard to be, as one of my clients once said – “undisappointable” – and approach my clients from a perspective of unconditional positive regard. I trust them to do the rest.
HOW I CAN HELP
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The title of this post is a quote from a wonderful TED Talk by psychologist Susan David on the fantastic resources humans are capable of harnessing when they embrace their "negative" emotions. There is no such thing as "negative" emotions after all, Susan David says -...read more
Over two decades ago, a remarkable man, a psychology professor called Martin Seligman, had a dialogue with his 5 year old daughter that would change his own life and the course of the science of psychology itself. As they were weeding their garden and the father...read more
Just as nobody argues that, in order to maintain a healthy body, one has to eat a balanced diet and practice sports, lately more and more people understand that in cultivating a healthy mind and balanced emotional life takes work. Meditation is one way to get there and it’s result, Mindfulness, is one amazing way to step off the “hedonic treadmill” which makes so many people chase happiness as an ever elusive external goal and start looking inside for more sustainable personal wellbeing and actually building a joyful, fulfilled life, from the inside out.read more