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Anatomy of a Session


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Anatomy of a Session


"Ideas are the mightiest influence on earth.
One great thought breathed into a man
may regenerate him.
"  W. E. Channing

How do I build up a session?
Our session begins with a conversation where we uncover your intentions for the day and some of the history of the challenge you face, internally or externally. Next we eas into a relaxed and focused state, similar as in a meditation, where we can access your internal conversation about the goal. Here we can clear the inner obstacles you have been facing and the barriers to being successful. We come back to a conversational mode at the last part of the session, when we can integrate what we learn and embed it to your daily meditation practice. (If you don’t have a daily practice yet don’t worry, that is the first thing we’ll focus on when we start to work together.)

What can we get done in a session?

We can explore and solve a pressing issue, like getting ready for the next board meeting, getting clear about an important milestone, talking to investors or starting a project. We usually plan a longer program, consisting of five session, and we create a roadmap of the different goals we want to achieve in the program.

How can I get a new look into my leadership?

In our sessions we move towards integrating the conscious and the unconscious. We achieve this through stories, narrative re-aligment. We are working with symbols, like Jungian archetypes. If you took the Leadership Archetype Quiz and learned your archetype we can go deeper to discover the meaning of this archetype for you. We assess the strengths and limitations of your archetype and develop a strong connection that can use as a new leadership resource.

How long is a session? In person or over 'skype'?

A session is 90 minutes long. In person in San Francisco, New York or Budapest, depending on my travel schedule, or over the internet all over the world. I work with clients in all over the world. I use a video conferencing tool called Zoom for the long distance work.

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Mindfulness


Mindfulness


Mindfulness is active existence in the moment. I don’t dwell in the past, I don’t fret about the future, I am in the here and now. I use all my senses to just be. Breath this in, soak up the smells and the colors, look at the details using my focus and also my peripheral vision. What can stand in the way of being in the moment are our subconscious programs sometimes called the our "autopilot".

Our autopilot works great when we drive a car and talk with a friend at the same time. When we get there we realize we have no idea how we got there. Our auto-pilot also breathes air and pumps our blood (isn't it great that we don’t have to consciously work our lungs and heart?). But when early childhood negative programing takes over, we say or do things that we don't want to say or do. Or we cannot do those things we do want to do.

In our sessions we start by establishing an easy but transformative mindfulness practice. The practice itself is easy - creating the habit is the harder part. I have experience in guiding clients amidst pretty chaotic life circumstances to create the space for their practice. This mental and emotional space for personal and professional transformation will be beneficial in more ways you can imagine, way beyond the span of our sessions.

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Leaders in FLOW


Leaders in FLOW


How to use flow to bring creativity, self motivation and positive emotional valence to your workplace

Flow is defined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as a subject's complete immersion in creative activity, typified by focused self-motivation, positive emotional valence, and loss of self-consciousness.

Prof. Csikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looked to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow." In his research he showed that it is not only creative activity but also work that can get us into flow.

I define flow as an energized state of mindfulness. I use a flow state in our sessions to create an energized state mindfulness where my clients can create the optimal surrounding for new ideas and breakthroughs. In this state our actions and thinking is freed from the conventional constraints of supervisory attention and control, allowing sudden insights, seemingly unbidden, to emerge.

According to cutting edge neuroscience flow brings significant changes in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain integral to the creative process. Areas like organization and drive were marked by an increase in activity, while those parts responsible for close self-monitoring and editing were deactivated. 

Our coaching in flow state will bring you unrestrained bursts of inspiration and the creativity of your ideas brought forth will surprise you.