YOUR EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
Think back to when you were a kid. What did you dream about doing with your life? Becoming an astronaut? Ballerina? Pirate? Movie star? Big-league pitcher? President? Inventing something? Writing a great book? I can guarantee you this, you did not dream about emails, meetings, and commuting so that you could pay your credit card debt…
What happened? Most likely, you convinced yourself that the dream of an Extraordinary life was beyond hope, so you settled for trying to have a comfortable life with nice stuff and a nice title. Only it’s not so comfortable. Your work is unfulfilling, you worry about layoffs and you don’t see your loved ones nearly enough. If you’re a man, you probably feel like a castrated beast of burden, not a wild mustang. If you’re a woman, you probably feel like you have to pretend to be a man get ahead. You sold your soul and didn’t get much in return.
I believe that we were each meant to have an Extraordinary life, and I’m here to help you to define and realize your Extraordinary life. OK, maybe you won’t really be a pirate or ballerina, but we’ll find the dream and the passion and make it happen. What does this mean practically? It means:
- Finding your Mission or Purpose
- Developing your style of Leadership
- Getting comfortable with Taking Risks
- Managing Conflict in a productive way
- Shaping your Personal Brand
- Getting the important things done through better Productivity and Time Management
- Becoming the Man or Woman you want to be
- Having a great Romantic Relationship
A word of caution, this is an epic journey, not a quick fix. If it were a quick fix, you (and everyone else) would have already done it, right? But it is very doable, with the right focus and support. (Click HERE to request a complimentary strategy session)
ONE ON ONE COACHING
So, how does Coaching work, you ask? Typically, you and I schedule two 60-minute calls per month, in which we discover your passions and goals, see where you are holding yourself back, and set goals to advance your dream between calls. You can email me with questions or observations in between and I will respond with thoughts and suggestions. Also, some clients find a shared document helpful, in which you can journal your ideas and I comment, or you list your goals and I hold you accountable to them.
How long does it take? Well, think about it like this, how would you rate your life on a 1 – 10 scale? Plan on about six months for each “point” of improvement in your life. With that in mind, I offer 6 and 12 month packages.
So, when you are ready, call me at +1.773.454.7606 or click HERE to request a complimentary Strategy Session.
We offer in person, instructor-led workshops on a variety of topics, including:
- Time Management and Priority-Setting
- Conflict Resolution
- Strategic Planning
- Values-Based Leadership
- Creativity and Innovation
- Accountability (for men)
- Empowerment (for women)
Based on more than 15 years of teaching and training experience, we have developed a proprietary system known as Right Brain Training. This system increases uptake by the participants by:
- Creating compelling, emotional and values-based to adopt the new behavior
- Addressing possible sources of resistance to the new behavior
- Establishing a system of ongoing support and accountability to reinforce the new behavior until it “takes root” and survives on its own
Because we have found that the standard “one-and-done” corporate training often fails to yield sustainable change, we like to present training as a series of two to five shorter presentations, typically 60-120 minutes (a “lunch and learn,” for example), spread over a number of weeks.
We have found that this significantly increases the adoption of the new behavior, and thus, the return on the client’s investment. Put another way, you don’t learn to play a musical instrument by seeing it demonstrated in class, and then trying it once or twice. You learn by practicing new techniques every day, and reporting back to a teacher or partner until it becomes second nature. That’s what we offer.
Dave presents keynotes, breakouts, and webinars on a variety of topics (see below for examples). He has presented for Georgetown University and the University of Chicago, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary International, The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and the Lions Club. Dave also hosted launched Ignite Chicago and hosted it twice.
- How to Be Extraordinary
- Productivity in the EMail Age
- Sacred Leadership
- The Case for Magical Thinking
- Why Emotions & Values Matter in Business
- How to Get a Job Without A Resume