“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”

—Fredrich Nietzche

My Values

I’ve found most business relationships are built around our values.  Following are my personal values that form the way I engage with my clients and strategic partners.

Live Consciously

Ken Wilbur said, “We’re laying down the tracks for future humanity to follow.” And in doing so, I believe we need to show up with the greatest wisdom, integrity, and authenticity as we can.  To live consciously means to live my life on ‘purpose’ with a clear understanding of how my actions and decisions impact people and the broader system around me. And I strive to accomplish this with humility and with respect for others.

Integral Approach to Wholeness


“When you tug at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world.”

I see the world as an integrated whole rather than a dissociated collection of parts. Whether in consulting to improve an organization’s structure, culture, a major process redesign, or coaching with a client to develop authentic leadership skills, I work with clients to make the larger system visible, to respect diversity, and to link interrelated people, systems, and tasks. I apply Systems Thinking and Integral Coaching methodologies to accomplish this value.

Flow


“There is an invisible force orchestrating everything in nature…and it’s available to you.”

An implicit order and flow lies beneath the surface of our lives. I trust in life’s capacity to self-organize in sustainable, interdependent systems.  I work with clients to hold seemingly conflicting forces of chaos and order, to have the courage to trust the mystery and complexities of life, and to encourage the embodiment of ‘flow’ in them.

A Fundamental ‘Yes’ Approach


“Whatever you dream, you can do… begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Goethe.

One question we each have to answer for ourselves: Is this whole event of life a big Yes, a No or is it neutral? For me, it’s clearly big “Yes.” We each are an expression of life’s continual expansion of creativity.  I start with the premise that people already hold perfection and focus my consulting and coaching around inviting a person’s innate perfection to the surface rather than focus on fixing, forcing, or manipulating outcomes.  I apply Appreciate Inquiry and Integral Coaching to support this value.

Relationships are Key


“When we seek connection, we restore the world to wholeness.  Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to one another.”
Margaret Wheatley, author, “Leadership and the New Science

Great leadership and great companies are generated through relationships and collaboration; and accomplishments are achieved through the power of people coming together with vision and purpose.  This is built on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation for diverse perspectives. We build Community by ‘coming-into-unity’ with others.  I utilize the tools of Dialogue, Shared Vision/Team Values, World Café, and Team Coaching to support this value.

Balance


“What you will need (both for the organization’s sake and for your own) is the ability to bend and not break, to let go readily of the outdated and learn the new, to bounce back quickly from disappointment, to live with high levels of uncertainty, and to find your security from within rather from the outside.”
William Bridges

Being self-aware opens the mind and heart to a balanced understanding of duality. Reflection is just as important as action – and I strive for this balance every day.  Integral coaching, through a combination of reflection and action, provides the insights and balance for leaders to truly understand, embody change, and achieve their ability to sustain changes over time.

Taking Risks


“Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is not path and leave a trail.  You will see great chasms.  Jump!  They’re not as wide as you think.”
Joseph Campbell

Achieving goals often requires making personal changes and taking risks at an emotional, spiritual, personal, financial and organizational level.  And often, it’s taking the risk that creates greatness.  As your business consultant and leadership coach, I will support you to build the courage to take the risks that result in you accomplishing seemingly impossible dreams.

Living Your Truth/ Being Authentic


“Let no man that can belong to himself be of another.”
Paracelsus

I act with truth and authenticity and I communicate what I’m honestly thinking—with sincerely—often to ‘make the invisible visible’ to others. I trust my inner compass to keep me in alignment with what I know to be my truth, and I teach and encourage others to do the same.

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