You want to crank out your A-game every single day of the week. It's what you're paid to do. It's what you get out of bed to do. And it's what you got into this business to do. But sometimes, a gremlin wakes up your head and the anxiety creeps in, the swagger drops out of your stride, and you start doubting your mission and ambition -- or if you still even have one.

But as frustrating, confusing, and annoying as it can be to plateau, slide backwards, get stuck, or burnout, it's not because you can't handle the situation (or the person, expectation, promotion, or giant leap). It's because you're trying to break into new territory with old tools and a worn-out guidebook.

 
 

 
 

THE habits, BELIEFS AND RITUALS WHICH GOT YOU THE LEVEL OF SUCCESS YOU HAVE TODAY, ARE THE EXACT SAME THINGS STOPPING YOU GETTING THE LEVEL OF SUCCESS YOU CRAVE NEXT.

 
 

 
 

It's called a hypnotic loop, or a 'confirmation bias'. And as the saying goes 'If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got.' 

So to optimise your performance, maximise your potential, and inspire the living bejesus out of yourself, your teams, and your family once again, you need to snap out of the loop by getting crystal about your quest, congruent with your core identity, braver than your negative head-chatter, and free of any bullshit holding you back. That, (not brute force or yoga), is how you upgrade your internal OS, and program your creative brain for brilliance 2.0. 


But like any modern-day Mac, you can't do that yourself, or with a run-of-the-mill coach who hasn't got the qualifications to be directive, the firsthand experience to know exactly what you're going through, and the faintest idea of how to speak to, and help you reprogram, the part of you responsible for ALL learning, behaviour and emotion: your unconscious mind.

Which is why most coaching engagements fail to make any permanent and long-lasting change. The cognitive models and conscious questioning they use are akin to de-heading a thorn bush but leaving the roots intact. You'll get the thorn-free life you what you want for a while (if you're lucky), but as soon as the compost hits the plant (or in our case the shit hits the fan) the weeds will come back stronger than ever, and the old patterns of behaviour will resume as normal.


SO IF YOU'RE COMMITTED TO MAKING CHANGES. HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE YOUR FEARS. AND ARE READY TO CREATE A LIFE YOU NEVER WANT TO ESCAPE FROM, HERE ARE MY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.  


When we work together you are my brief, you are my inspiration, and it's your story which dictates the way we work together -- not some off-the-shelf coaching script, or sheep-dip mode of therapy. But that doesn't mean I'll buy into your story, or the BS you tell yourself. I'll call it how it is. Tell you what you need to hear, not just what will make you comfy.

I'm a springboard, not a crutch. So I'll Illuminate your blindspots and give clarity to your vision. I'll challenge your preconceptions and shatter your inner demons. I'll ignore your fake excuses and hold a mirror to your life. And I'll NEVER let your your bullshit hold you back, or keep you down.

And in return you agree to:

  • Not reach out to me unless you're REALLY committed to changing
  • Don't ask for rates equivalent to a dime-a-dozen therapist -- I'm good, not cheap
  • Follow through on your commitments, and don't bullshit me if you don't
  • Take good advice when it's given, and especially if it stings
  • Show up fully present, because both our time is valuable
  • Don't flake out on a session with less than 24 hours notice, it's rude unless unavoidable
  • Call BS on anything you disagree with, I don't like working with doormats
  • Remember me when you're totally crushing it!
 
 

 
 

FORMAT AND FEES

Forget 50 minutes, 60 minutes and the cold-shoulder between meetings. Every session we engage in will be 2 hours deep (less if you need less), and between those weekly head-to-heads I’ll be available on email, WhatsApp and FaceTime for any questions, queries, victories, or wobbles. This keeps your trajectory on the upswing and your velocity from decreasing. 

Because I coach worldwide, all sessions take place over Skype, phone or FaceTime and project fees vary from whether you're having a one-off 'ignition' session (at special request), or a 30, 60 day or 90 day intensive. 

The way our partnership unfolds, and our schedule is locked in, will depend on the targets you set yourself (whatever they are I'll get you aiming higher), the deadlines you're shooting for (whatever they are I'll make you hit them faster), and the weight you throw behind the process (whatever that is I'll get you throwing more).

 
 

 
 

If you'd like to learn more about my work, or jump right in and book an orientation session, please get in touch using the form below or via matt@leadingleft.com / +44 (0)7718 899 545.

 
 
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