the stats aren't good: 87% OF CREATIVE LEADERS cite chronic levels of STRESS, ANXIETY, ANGER, FRUSTRATION, GUILT, ISOLATION AND DENTED SELF-CONFIDENCE AS DAILY EMOTIONAL STATES. 74% have BEEN BURNT OUT AND 7% SAY "NOT YET"
clearly the way we're working isn't working.
SO as the Pressure continues to rise as resources continue to dwindle, HOW DO YOU excel at THE JOB YOU LOVE WITHOUT IT BREAKING YOU, YOUR TEAM OR YOUR MARRIAGE?
For decades, elite athletes have harnessed the power of performance psychology to smash through plateaus and dominate opponents. And in the corporate world, executive coaching is as commonplace as super-cars and million dollar bonuses.
So in an emotionally demanding, pressure-cooker environment like ours, where our state of mind and sharpness of brain are the most valuable things we posses, isn't it time to upgrade the way we compete in the high-stake game of creativity?
THROUGH one-to-ones, workshops and masterclasses I HELP my clients develop THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL MUSCLE NEEDED TO build SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE™ AND a creative Life THEY NEVER WANT TO ESCAPE FROM
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"Whether we like it or not, the way we currently generate high-performance in today's high-stake creative industry is no longer sustainable."
In our always-on, instantly accountable world, the pressure to be brilliant at a moments notice no longer arrives in intense but well-spaced waves. It arrives as one massive, unrelenting tsunami – with no known endpoint.
This perpetual state of arousal hijacks the part of your brain responsible for getting things done, and puts you into a reactive, fear-driven mindset that's more focused on putting out fires and avoiding the chop, than rebuilding and restoring the mental and emotional strength you need before the next 'big one' hits.
Which is why the archaic, guilt-fueled way of working is having a catastrophic effect on the emotional health and wellness of our most talented teams and leaders.
SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE™ fusES THE LATEST FINDINGS IN neuroscience and performance psychology TO HELP YOU BURN BRIGHT WITHOUT BURNING YOURSELF (OR YOUR TEAM) OUT.
In an effort to survive the modern-day creative battlefield we've built walls around our feelings and attempted to be emotionally bulletproof.
But because the coping mechanisms we've cobbled together have become increasingly overstretched, they no longer work like they used to.
So as we climb the ladder and the stakes get higher, we find ourselves increasinlgy unable to bounce back from the mental and physical stress of a nervous system that's on red alert 24/7.
Without us even being aware of it, the 'threat thermostat' in our unconscious mind gets cranked up to 11, and our overly aroused brain adapts by constantly scanning the environment for reasons to lash out, go on lock-down or give up and run away – in what it now believes to be a hostile world.
This permanent state of hightened arousal is exhausting, demorilising and if left unchecked, it can see us spiralling down into burnout or depression before we know what's hit us.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE™ REMOVES the subconscious handbrakes and self-defeating bullshit that is Keeping you stuck in emotional headlocks you can't get out of.
If you've ever failed to silence the heckler in you head, or lost the battle against stress, anxiety or overwhelm, the reason is simple: you've been trying to reason with the wrong part of your brain.
Despite what your conscious mind thinks, it doesn't run the show. Modern science has shown us that 95% of your life is run by your unconscious mind. And because it's a million times more powerful than its conscious cousin, willpower will have next to no effect on it.
Which means that the mental and emotional things that block you, hold you back, or cause you personal and professional pain and suffering, are a result of automatic unconscious programs which run without your conscious knowledge or control.
So if you want to change the way you generate high performance and engage with the world, you need to make that change at an unconscious level. Otherwise you'll resort to old, hardwired patterns of behavior that we're installed in your brains system software before the age of 7.
Yet most coaches, consultants and trainers still rely on conscious processes like questioning, analysis and task setting to help their clients. Which is like asking someone in the last carriage of a freight train to steer it in an entirely new direction when it's speeding down the tracks at 100pmh. It won't work!
So when I work with teams and individuals, I work from their unconscious mind out, to make sure that the changes we make will hold firm when put to the test of modern-day leadership.
SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE™ never squashes right-brained creative thinkers into boxes designed for left-brained corporate thinkers. Here's why...
I've spent 20 years working in the same high-stake creative industry as you. So I know from firsthand experience what kind of shit gets thrown at you on a daily basis. And from thousands of hours of hands-on coaching, I know what it takes to prevent it sticking.
I'm not bound by the shackles of a rigid one-size-fits-all coaching script, template or silly little GROW Model. You are my brief, my inspiration and it's your story that dictates the way we work together. But that doesn't mean I'll buy into your story. I won't. I'll tell it how it is. I won't sugarcoat it. I'll point out the blindspots you can't see and never let your fears hold you back.
I won't tinker around the edges of your life making incremental changes on a superficial level. Together we'll dig deeper than you've ever dug before to launch you higher than you've ever soared before. Because these letters after my name BA Hons, DCH, DHP, MNLP, Adv. EFT, MRP, mean I'm trained to handle all manner of psychological peaks, troughs and gridlocks you're dealing with.