I have been a ‘seeker’ all my life I am intensely curious about life and why things happen, how does it work, is there another way, I tinker and think and think some more. I will I try it out myself first, I make mistakes and learn, then test the idea with friends and colleges. The last stage is to offer what I have learned as a workshop – always tested and practical. I love to share what I have learned, join me on the journey to self discovery, Geoffrey
LIFENERGI™; Live Your Life By Design!
This workshop the result of my search for creating a life by design and authentic self-expression. The LIFENERGI™ workshop will provide you the tools and experience to help you plan, create, and manifest your most desired results – Transform Your Life. The focus of this workshop is to help you create the life you want. It focuses upon the skills needed and knowledge used to help you create a better life. Those who unleash their authenticity are free to create the life they want.
You are the creator of your life, it’s reflection of your own thinking and believing. As you think and believe, so is your life, so what do you really want? What stands between you and being in touch with your vision? What is it that gets in the way of you making changes today?
THE WINTER OLYMPICS
2003 was the real test for my knowledge of authenticity and leadership. I was asked to coach and lead a very distinguished group of leaders! It included winter Olympic athletes, political leaders, engineers, architects, social planners all at the same time!
I coached team the In Vancouver BC Canada for Olympic Evaluation Committee; who would decide if the Canada team could host the 2010 Winter Olympics It was hectic and fun. I went to Prague coached the Canadian team for the deciding presentation and Canada won!
Winning created a demand for my style of authentic presentation and further convinced me to keep on working to create a process or program for people to help lead an authentic life.
PRESENTATION POWER & AUTHENTICITY
How do you teach someone be authentic? Especially when all their lives they had been to “fake it until they make it”. This became my new challenge and learning curve! Inspiring and coaching people to be ‘authentic’ when they are exposed on a public stage. I developed a process and workshop. I had a participant who was very eager and kept asking lots of questions. It was only at the end of the workshop did she reveal that she was from UBC, and that started a conversation about me bringing the workshop to UBC.
Over the summer we had several discussions about the intellectual property, and they agreed it was mine and so I gave them my full workbook. After brainstorming we decided upon to name the workshop “Presentation Power”. I then led the Presentation Power workshop for 8years at UBC and then took it back to my private practice.
The Pursuit Of Excellence
It was 1984 and I took my first step in self awareness by taking the Pursuit of Excellence. I joined Context Associated (the parent company of the Pursuit of Excellence) in 1986 and entered their 2year Program Leaders Training; where I studied the background of and then led “The Pursuit of Excellence” program for 10 years. I expanded my experience with training at Professional Development Seminars: The Haven, on Gabriola Island BC. There focus is self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression, and integration of mind-body-spirit. I took the 5day residential programs: Come Alive – Couples Workshop – Men Body and Energy – Anger and Boundaries. I spent a wonderful 10 years with Context, but found myself wanting more…
The picture is of the graduate party AOE #66 – Gordon Lee
Fire Walking & NLP
A jolting wake up call, a failed marriage! I did not understand what had happened! I was a successful public speaker and we had a very good business, I wanted to understand what went wrong? I was introduced to Tony and I coached im on speaking, he then suggested I come to a Fire Walking Coaching & NLP Training, in San Diego. It shattered my long held beliefs of what is possible and it increased my hunger for more knowledge. Quickly and hungerly I discovered Virginia Satire and Milton Erickson, but that was not enough. Again I experienced it was only scratching the surface, I started to search for more…
Building A Business
I started my working life helping others ‘show’ a good face to the world – in the world of cosmetics and hair design. Only to find what looks ‘good’ often is a clever facade, smoke and mirrors. Still searching I went to work at MGM Film UK, and discovered where illusions and desires are created.
1996 I immigrated to Vancouver BC Canada and soon was building a life, starting a business wit a partner. Getting married and soon we had a family. I was ambitious and worked long hours and hard to build a future I became successful. But I discovered I was never satisfied. I became a professional speaker looking for applause and confirmation and that I was OK. It never worked.
I started to experience hi stress levels and my Dr. suggested that I look at mediation and a friend introduced me to Transcendental Meditation. TM helped manage the stress, but not the root cause.
Today I know the answer….