I believe that work can be defined as an analogy with gardening: ‘Rearranging raw materials to draw out its potential for the flourishing of the community’. This definition of work (paid or unpaid) points to a higher purpose to create. A purpose I share with every leader. In my case, creation entails helping you develop a more complex mental state as well as a broader repertoire of behaviours that leaders like you need to thrive in increasingly complex and uncertain words, roles and lives.
It is my passion to meet people where they are in their development and to be able to work with the ‘raw materials’ that are available: the awareness, the goals, the biography, the frustrations, the filters, the fears, the contexts, the desires, the hopes, the visions, the pressures.
My personal drives are independent thinking, creativity, innovation, development, harmony, and connection.
I have discovered that when I bring these drives into a coaching relationship (individual or team) it helps create a safe and challenging climate for growth. The developmental theories and methods that I use, help the client and myself to create the right mix of challenge and support over time and enjoy the company.