Are you making the change you want to see with your full creative potential?
We live and work in an ever more complex and rapidly changing world. The challenges seem to be getting bigger but we have less and less time to address them. It’s hard to keep up and the target is always moving. With the constant demands and pressures of the day job, we can often feel overwhelmed and lose sight of how we can best harness our talents in service to things that are of greatest meaning to us.
To perform at our full creative potential, I feel it is more vital than ever to make the space regularly to stop, question, reflect, reassess and ensure our actions are consistently in line with our highest aspirations. When was the last time you asked yourself whether you are being your most impactful and effective in all that you do? To what degree could your values be (even) more closely aligned with your roles at work and/or home? Are you continually moving towards the most authentic, purposeful, integral and courageous version of yourself at this exciting, uncertain and critical time?
coaching with andy raingold, founder of change in nature
If this resonates with you, I can support you to identify, create and sustain personal and professional change. This will help you to uncover your deeply held values and motivations, unlock limiting assumptions and fulfil your highest aspirations. It involves seeking new insights and guidance in response to the important questions in your work and life and then setting a number of stretching goals that we work to achieve over a number of sessions. As part of this process, we can head outside into the great outdoors which can help to provide creative inspiration, shift perspectives and connect to the bigger picture in the current challenges you are facing.
A key part of the process is being held accountable. Research shows that very few of our ideas and commitments to ourselves are acted upon. It is often 10%! But this jumps to 95% when you are accountable to someone else with a specific goal and timeline. Such commitments are a big factor in turning visions into reality and I have found this to be really powerful in my own life.
I perform a number of varied roles in my life, such as a coach, speaker, mindfulness practitioner, environmental campaigner, social entrepreneur, outdoor educator and group facilitator with a wealth of experience leading people through transformation. In everything I do, I seek to make a difference and am constantly challenging myself to create, learn and evolve. This has led me to run a green pressure group, lead a cancer charity, set up a nature based social enterprise, sit with hospice patients, volunteer at homeless shelters, advise environmental groups, mentor young boys, support refugees in Greece and collaborate with San Bushmen in Namibia. I bring all this experience of making big changes in my life and creating change in the lives of others into my coaching. This encompasses both the worlds of social change and business. As Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group for over seven years, I have worked with not only thought leaders, MPs and Government Ministers, but also a diverse range of executives to drive change, with clients including some of the following major brands:
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