My Problem-Solving Framework, Stress Redesign Model and Personal Capacity Equation are easy-to-apply tools that are proven to free mental, emotional and physical space to focus on what matters most - at home and at work. My work inspires and empowers professionals to minimize inner angst so that they can spend more time in their sweet spot of performance, productivity, profitability, and personal fulfillment.
You only have so much mental, emotional, and physical CAPACITY to DO, THINK, FEEL, and BE each day.
How your capacity is allocated often defaults to decades-old patterns of behaviour that cause leaders to feel exhausted and start to resent their success. We're taught that healthy lifestyle choices like exercise, meditation, and nutrition are the keys to fix the burnout crisis; but they are just a portion of the answer. It's possible to rewire your relationship with stress to maintain success and have capacity left at the end of the workday to embrace guilt-free time away from the grind.
THE LIFT UP
A BIT OF MY STORY
Prior to launching my consulting and speaking practice in 2006, I worked as an executive director of a mental health organization, as a newspaper columnist and an avid volunteer serving on various non-profit boards.
Behind the scenes of my thriving business, I was struggling with grief and chronic nerve pain. I was consistently overstressed; burned out. Yet, I did my best to maintain professional appearances. It was exhausting.
My doctor told me I had to "reevaluate my expectations for my life, that I'd never work full time again, never be off pain meditation, and it was time to consider disability."
I knew giving up was not the answer. I left that hospital determined to not let my struggles define my success. Operation Fix My Pain - Fix My Life began...
Frustrated by typical, often trite resilience and stress management advice, I gathered insights from various modalities to formulate my own frameworks. For years, I kept my challenges secret, but I noticed many of my clients had difficult behind-the-scenes stories, too. This inspired me to share my truth and the methodology I created for myself with others.
Today, I share my message through books, media appearances and audience engagements.
During my most difficult time, while my friends were at parties, I was on my couch, fighting through my pain, trying to find the magic answer that would fix my life.
I invested thousands of hours (and still do!) to absorb as much personal and professional development ideas as possible. As I read books and explored countless modalities, I noticed that each idea offered another piece of the puzzle. What I really wanted was a way to wrap a tidy bow around my journey.
I was discouraged that I couldn’t find one modality or one guru to provide a complete answer for a more contented way to live. That frustration ultimately was a blessing because it kept me seeking and discovering more resources, many of which have informed my methodology that I teach today.
You'll notice hints of elements pulled from modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Mental Toughness, Mindset, Ancient texts, Faith-Based Teachings and others.
My obsession with making the human experience less filled with angst has prompted me to design several frameworks which have been tried, tested and tweaked by me and my clients - and some have been reviewed by medical professionals.
AMONG MY MOST POWERFUL CONCEPTS:
While this list may seem overwhelming at first glance, each model builds on the next. They are easy-to-understand and even better, easy-to-apply! Stay tuned for my next book: The Stress Illusion: Defy The Lies That Keep You Stressed as these will be outlined in full to make them accessible to everyone.
ABOUT MY CLIENTS
Since my core methodology is a universal problem-solving framework and way of thinking about life's challenges, the results for clients are as diverse as people and their circumstances. For example clients of mine have...
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