What I Do
I help people innovators, change agents, experts and other leaders live their potential by helping get them get clear about:
- Who you are
- Your peak work
- Your strategy for where you are going, how to get there, and how to step up to the next level
- Sharpening up and packaging up your ideas and your message
See my service page for more about what I do.
- I trained as a coach in 2003
- I hold a Ph.D. in Economics and Philosophy, and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Engineering
- I am a former consultant in a Business Intelligence consultancy
- I led over 7,000 people through change and transition in large organisations
- I am active in the transformation community of speakers, coaches, consultants, educators, event hosts and online marketers.
My “superpower” is creating clarity.
I can get to the root of things so that you can find what directions to commit to, and know what to do next and know what steps to take in what order to get to where you need to go.
More broadly, I create perspective, insight, and understanding that brings about personal growth and realisation of potential.
I find a larger view, and see the connections between things.
Whether that’s looking at global, industry and market trends, working with a client, or researching for a Ph.D. across philosophy, economics, psychology and sociology, I see the patterns and make connections.
For individual leaders, this means that I can see your patterns and reflect them back to you so you can find your direction or make changes.
For organisations and individuals I can quickly get to the “root” of the issue, so we can resolve it.
I am passionate about anything to do with personal development and activating human potential, including:
- Articulating your philosophy, beliefs and values
- Developing your ideas
- Business design
- Career reinvention
Why I Do This Work
I have three core beliefs that drive me in doing this work.
Living our purpose is our purpose
I believe we all are born with potential and a purpose.
It is our blessing and gift if we can live our purpose and make our difference.
I have been on a spiritual path since 1991. While I was a student at University of California at Berkeley, I became immersed in Buddhist and Yoga philosophies. I became vegetarian, started yoga, and started meditation. I explored the idea of becoming a monk with Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self Realisation Fellowship, before heading off to India, Nepal, and Sril Lanka for 6 months seeking out and visiting spiritual teachers.
Over 25 years reflecting on and practicing spiritual principles has given me insights about connecting with self, finding who we truly are, and living our values.
I am particularly focused around an understanding of “dharma” – as principles of eastern philosophy, as a practice, and as a concept of “path” to living our life.
This spiritual journey led me to additional insights as to how we go through changes and transitions in our life’s journey.
Ideas can change the world
The world runs on ideas.
Everything we do is through the lens of some concept or idea we internalised from someone else.
The people who work with ideas can and do change the world.
From 1999 to 2006, I undertook a Ph.D. in Economics and Philosophy, where I studied the spread and impact of economic ideas.
I was looking at which ideas become influential, and why.
I also studied the process of how economists created and developed new economic ideas.
I was working under doctoral supervisors who who were global thought leaders in their fields, such as Behavioural Economics and Evolutionary Economics.
I love to help people develop, sharpen, package, and deliver their ideas.
Change is permanent
The world is moving fast. We are in the era of agile and disruption. Change is the new constant.
For over a decade, I led individuals through the process of change as organisations introduced new ideas, systems, and processes into their business.
I led over 7,000 staff through this process of change, mainly around new business processes and IT systems for projects in the $1M to $100M+ range
I love helping people reinvent their life or career and figure out their new goals and how to get there, and to support them through the process of change.