Coaching & Transformation
“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes” Hugh Prather
Change is like a climbing unknown cliff face…
Imagine you are hanging from your finger-tips. You’re tiring and there are sharp rocks below. It feels rational to hang on for as long as you can. Your grip is slipping! Being told to “let go” only makes things feel worse.
Maybe you need a coach to help with the climb, we can help!
We help individuals and organizations manage and transform change, by using our knowledge, experience and creativity. This leads naturally to new way of achieving. Your journey begins with you understanding your purpose and mission; so, you can inspire and motivate everyone. Together, we can help you develop and articulate your desire as a leader and create the results you want.
“The Modern Alchemist” & Leadership Coaching
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller
The Challenge Today
Authenticity has received a significant amount of attention as more and more people search for meaning and happiness, particularly in their work lives. How one chooses to try to live more authentically depends on their own perspective on authenticity.
Different people have different views about authenticity and everyone feels very strongly about their own views. What is ‘authenticity’? Is being authentic being completely honest and participating in the here-and-now? Is it an honest conversation with a friend, or completely focused on cleaning out the garage, getting the next goal etc. I suggest it is much more.
Authenticity involves many other aspects, including, eg, being centered with yourself and others, living in a completely integrated fashion with your values and principles, always feeling complete meaning or sense of purpose in your life, etc.
Many philosophers assert that if an individual is not living authentically in their lives, then they lose meaning and can fall into chronic anxiety, boredom and despair.
Developing Your Context to Lead
This is a stimulating, results-oriented coaching program that prepares you to take your next step as a leader. During your coaching, you will have the opportunity to look at your leadership from different perspectives and make some choices to become even more effective.
Through coaching, reading and discussions you can increase your understanding and use skills such as creating agreement, focusing on solutions, resolving conflict and working as part of a team.
You are invited to look at your self-limiting attitudes, habits and patterns, and to examine different points of view to find out if they are more effective for you. You will expand your context to allow yourself to be, do and have more of what you want as a leader. You learn an amazing amount about people, which will serve you in personal and professional interactions with others.
Personal Leadership Coaching;
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you” Jim Rohn
I am dedicated to helping you succeed! As your coach have a clearer view of the game than you or the players do. As your coach I will help you evaluate your skill level and keep you on track with what is important to you. You will see yourself clearly, as your peers do. You will improve your performance. You will see what is going on around you. You will improve your confidence and sense of control. My mission is to assist you to create the life you say that you want, I am in service to you.
The most important question when hiring a coach is, “will we be able to work together?” so, here are some key points for you as you evaluate me and make your decision to hire me as your personal coach.How I Coach Clients
Because each Professional Coach has his or her own style of coaching clients, I thought that you would be interested in knowing how I coach, what I expect of my clients and what my clients can expect of me.
My Clients are Great
I am blessed with the privilege of choosing my clients. I want and enjoy each one of them. They are all growing, successful and well and I am assisting them to further their personal and professional lives.
I Expect Your Best
If you are hiring me, then you’re probably ready to do and be your best. And if you aren’t doing your best, I’ll ask you to. If you can’t do that at that moment, I’ll understand and do what you need to be heard, loved and helped back into the groove.
I Make Direct Requests
From time to time, I’ll make a direct request, like “will you accomplish X by the end of the month?” You may accept the request, counter-offer (with what you can do) or decline (rare). I’ll make you right whichever way you respond.
I Give Straight Advice
If I am sure of the situation, and you’re open to it, make specific suggestions on how to handle a problem or “go-for” an opportunity. If I am not sure, I’ll say so. Regardless, use the best of what I say and use your own judgement.
I Don’t Step Over Much
When I hear a funny tone in your voice, or hear you say something that I just can’t “get”, I’ll ask you about it. Often, it is these small moments that offer the chance to resolve something. However, I don’t confront; I’ll merely invite you to look at something.
I Give Homework
I usually ask that the client come up with three goals, actions or breakthroughs to have between this call and next. If it is too much, say so. If you want more, just ask.
You Are Expected to Use Me, Not Depend on Me
As your coach, I am a resource and presence for you to use to your best advantage. I can share upwards of 5,000 key distinctions and principles that will increase your success and add to the quality of your life. I ask that my clients use me as this resource and friend, but not to let themselves get into the position of needing me (or the coaching) as a dependency thing or ‘fix’.
I Am Here – I Want To Hear It All
If you have a personal problem or are upset with something (even with me or your coaching), or you are just starting to realize something big, can’t wait to share a breakthrough or talk about it to get clarity – contact me.
What Is My Next Step? Where do I sign up?
To hire me send me an email from the contact page and I will contact you (usually by phone) and if we click and are able to work together I will send you an intake form. I look forward to meeting you soon, all the best Geoffrey
PS. Or you could register for the GXL newsletter and get a regular boost, burst of energy and focus.
PPS. The Modern Alchemist private newsletter registration will open on November 1st 2018 – I know you were ready – what a tease – well we are busy uploading lots of articles and videos and busy prepping new content and we want to be and do our best for you – so, send me an email and get early preferred registration.
Get “The Modern Alchemist” private stuff…
“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” Kakuzo Okakaura
Here’s the thing. I’m an independent researcher/writer/coach. I write for people who are interested in developing the skills of leadership, communications, facilitation, and I don’t have to sell ads.
I write stuff, video and record more stuff. You pay for it, read it, and comment and we all learn. Yes, it’s that simple. Are curious, well click on the read more – and read more…
Look, you’re wondering; “What is the heck is this “The Modern Alchemist” private stuff all about and what do I get and what’s the cost?”
Here’s the thing. I’m an independent writer, thinker, and public speaker.
What that means is that I’m not under contract to any media service/outlet. I don’t have to sell ads or beg for airtime. I don’t have to pitch a dozen article ideas just to get a thousand words printed somewhere where people will read it.
I write stuff, I record videos, all with the purpose of helping you lead life authentically, make great presentations and become a powerful communicator. You read articles and watch them and maybe comment and start a conversation. It’s that simple.
Now, I’m very fortunate to be in this position. But it’s not an accident and I don’t have some a shady backdoor business, selling special supplements on the internet. I have you. My coaching clients and readers. People who love what I do enough that they’re willing to help me keep being able to do it.
There’s no middle man here. Because you’re awesome and you like to see amazing, independently-published, no-bullshit content that enriches and improves your life. That’s how it works, and that’s kind of how it should work. I imagine.
This isn’t a donation trip. No, I don’t believe a writer should grovel for money. If you support me and my work, you should get something in return. So, I’ve put together a lot of amazing content for people who are willing to shell enough money to buy me a couple of Americanos’ each month. In fact, it’s a hell of a lot of value for what you pay.
- Videos – discover practical steps to get where you want by becoming a powerful communicator
- Articles – learn valuable leadership and communication strategies for advancement that work
- Program Discounts – get exclusive rates for special courses
- Insider Offers – be first to hear about opportunities
Membership is only $6.95 USD per month, and you can cancel at any time. You can also purchase a year-long membership for $69.50.
Membership is a fraction of the cost I charge my one-on-one coaching clients, yet you get access to all of the same resources and insights I provide them. Clients who have made incredible progress in their lives and careers including promotions, starting businesses, saving broken relationships and finally attaining lifelong goals.
Become a member and you will get:
- Online courses and video library. Once upon a time, I had a number of professionally-made video’s on presentation skills and public speaking tips – members get access to their content, and a number of bonus videos I’ve created over the years.
- Unlimited access to articles and all content on the site. You’ll get a bunch of articles in the archive that are for subscribers only.
- Exclusive events and meet-ups in the future. Going forward, I will host meet-ups in major cities for subscribers when I’m there. It’ll be a cool chance to meet face-to-face and to meet other like-minded people who enjoy the ideas on the site.
So, if you’ve ever liked or shared an article of mine. If you’ve ever read something and thought, “Holy ****, that’s amazing!” If something I’ve written has ever saved you from a headache, a divorce, or imminent death. Consider throwing me a few bucks.
That’s all it is. A few bucks to feed Geoffrey and make Geoffrey write more Geoffrey kinda things. It allows me to keep doing what I do best. And it keeps things simple. No middle man. No ads. No bullshit. Just me yammering on and you reading, watching and (hopefully) liking it.
Join for the content, stay for the community. Now…..after all that “The Modern Alchemist” private registration will open January 15th 2019 – I know you were ready – what a tease – well we are busy uploading lots of articles and videos and busy prepping new content and we want to be and do our best for you – so, send a an email and get early preferred registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which payment methods and credit cards do you accept?
A: We use PayPal. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express…
Q: Is my payment secure?
A: Yes, we take your security very seriously. This page (and the entire site) is encrypted with 128-bit SSL, meaning that any information you submit is secure.
None of your payment information ever touches our servers. If you pay by credit card, we never store your credit card number or your security code (CVV code) the payment is handled entirely by PayPal. If you pay directly by PayPal, the payment is handled entirely by PayPal.
Q: What if I made a mistake or suddenly decide I hate you and want my money back?
A: You can ask for your money back up to 30 days after the transaction. I’ll send it back, no questions asked, along with the salt of my brow. Please note that refunds are not given by default, but only on request.
Q: Is this a recurring subscription?
A: Yes, you will be billed each month (if you choose the monthly subscription) or each year (if you choose the yearly subscription). You can cancel at any time, and if you cancel you retain full access to all content for the entire paid-for period.
Q: What if I want to contribute more?
A: If you would like to contribute more, you can and choose your own monthly or yearly contribution.
Q: When/how can I cancel my subscription?
A: You can cancel any time. There is a link in your member profile. Or you can email me, and I’ll get it done.
After you cancel, you have access to everything until the end of your paid-for period.
Q: Will you be doing any special events or meet ups for supporters in the future?
A: Yes! I hope to. Periodically, I travel for speaking engagements, and bid consulting. When I am in various major cities, I like to shoot emails to supporters in that area and have a little meet up. So yes, this is definitely something I’d like to do.
Q: What will the money be used for?
A: While the site may appear to be a humble personal site/blog on the surface, it has become its own beast. Two of us work on it full-time and another person part-time. The hosting bill for monthly readers including things like email servers, cyber security, storage, video hosting and so on, each month. So, as I want to continue to push the content here into deeper, more insightful places (and I do want to), then I’m going to need some help.