Who is it for?
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People looking for their “third age” who are financially free
We’ve worked with clients in large corporates (e.g. DLA Piper, PWC) who don’t necessarily need to work anymore. They enjoy the work “enough” to keep on going but their heart just isn’t in it. They’ve never really set foot outside of a corporate before so it can be quite daunting – with a plethora of opportunities, where do you start? uuness is about shaping your best optimal future by thinking outside of the square. These choices may involve starting a new business or becoming an entrepreneur. Or, it may be that there is another career out there which you haven’t even thought of. There are, in fact, 1388 careers in the world and there’s a lot that we can miss: https://www.careerplanner.com/ListOfCareers.cfm
In short? Our process allows you to clarify your uuness and nail what you will do with it.
People leaving corporates or selling an existing business who have some idea but need to shape it clearly and figure out to present it.
When people are in this situation there are two tasks to be done. One is the why;
Does the why connect with the what? We know that from goal setting, you may have a goal but it’s only with a strong ‘why’ will you be propelled to keep going during the time it takes to get a new thing going. People often fail with a new idea or business because their why isn’t strong enough. In this situation we look to find your life purpose and how it connects to your idea to ensure it’s strong enough.
Secondly, given our experience we help you with your personal style. What’s that? Personal brand is rather a wooden idea which is more about how you present yourself. Personal style is both about how you present yourself but also how you behave. Our behaviour is like jazz, we’re permanently improvising. Once we’ve found your personal style – we can clearly guide you in terms of how to present this through digital material and, critically how you approach meetings and setting up your business.
In short? Our process ensures your idea connects with your deep why and optimises how it should be presented.
People who just feel there has to be “more in life than this”!
Henry Thoreau said “Most men live their lives in quiet desperation and go to their graves with their song still in them”. In our experience, that’s a bit extreme and sexist (it is from 1864) but it makes the point!
Our research shows most people don’t know their purpose beyond helping their family. We’ve worked with people who are “happy enough” but just feel like there’s something missing. It’s something they couldn’t put their finger on. Just an on-going sense that something is absent, that they weren’t using or realising their potential properly. This is incredibly common and our Resource Centre shows exactly how many people feel this way.
Why is this? There are a lot of reasons – we’ve worked with people who realise they haven’t been exposed to enough things to help them decide what’s really “them”. But more often than not it’s because they have not done a deep dive into their past in anything other than a rational sense.
Let’s be clear what that means. Dr Bruce Lipton showed that our subconscious mind processes about 20,000,000 bits of data a second. Our conscious mind only processes 40. The problem with this is that any conversation about your life purpose is usually, a rational one. Any conversation about your future career, is likely to be a rational one. You’ve never unlocked the full amount of data.
The uuness process works to unlock the subconscious because often the clues to your real purpose lie in a lost or forgotten memory. Sometimes the answer is a revelation but more often than not it’s just a growing sense of certainty which emerges more and more strongly.
In short? To get beyond this feeling that there should be more to life than this, you’ve got to unpack your unconscious for clues about when you are in flow.
People wanting to find their “super power(s)”
Here’s an example to illustrate the point.
We’ve worked with TEC/Vistage coaches who want to understand more clearly what they bring to a situation. This situation is broadly applicable to anyone who is an executive coach but for the sake of a real example we’ll stick with TEC/Vistage as it illustrates the point. By way of context, TEC/Vistage is the largest CEO/Senior management professional and personal development organisation in the world.
As a TEC/Vistage “chair” you are responsible for facilitating an intimate team of CEO’s and senior managers to help their businesses perform better and resolve long term business issues. It’s a very subtle skill to achieve this, requiring a huge range of practical skills (business “nous”) and emotional intelligence. It requires chairs to have real knowledge of where they are strong, where they are weak and what their internal driver is.
The more that chairs understand their real drivers, the more they can contribute. So we’ve helped chairs understand their real “super power”, which is strongly correlated with life purpose.
For example, we worked with a New York chair for whom uuness helped him realised he “didn’t have to have all the answers”. This was hugely empowering for him – he realised some clear boundaries about when to draw someone in and when he didn’t need to.
In short? If you are an exec coach you need to understand your true internal drivers to understand how you facilitate effectively.