“There is no more powerful source of creative energy in the world than a turned-on, empowered human being.”
—John Mackey, Whole Foods Founder
Wellbeing for Business
As human evolution progresses, the way we define and relate to business shifts. The old paradigm of survival of the fittest at all costs, is slowly being replaced by the model of conscious capitalism - holistic cooperation over cut throat competition. One of my passions is applying the principles that support individual growth and expansion to the collective body of individuals called a business.
I often use the analogy of a car to illustrate the efficiency and power at play when all parts are working together, thereby moving the vehicle and the passengers in the same direction. Imagine if each wheel had it's own agenda and began pulling in opposition to the other wheels and the driver. This is what happens in a business when internal competition overshadows cooperation around a clear guiding purpose. You might say, your purpose is the driver, your business is the vehicle - made up of every member of your organization - which carries out that purpose.
In this model, the importance of key leaders being meticulously and consistently aligned with the purpose of the business is pivotal. The other members of the business orchestrate around this core alignment. Profit margins become a byproduct of the value placed on purpose and people. In addition, the product(s) or service(s) offered are a means to fulfill the guiding purpose.
Our work together may include:
- Individual sessions with key leader(s) to define or refine a clear concise purpose
- Individual sessions with key leader(s) to refine their connection with the agreed upon purpose and how to model that for the people they lead
- Small group and company-wide sessions to cultivate a sense of reverence for the business purpose and appreciation for each team member's role in fulfilling it
- Visualization, guided imagery, and training in self-inquiry skills that encourage mindfulness