Nuggets Mai 2018
These last couple of weeks flew by fast. Here are a few more Nuggets for you – as always short & sweet:
What I’m reading
Wait but Why
Roughly 311 days and 22 hours ago I decided to give voice to perhaps the most important decision of my life – I asked my then girlfriend and love of my life to marry me. I’ve recently been re-discovering Tim Urban’s phenomenal blog (remember the Instant Gratification Monkey?) and particularly this entry rung a cord with me in many ways. So many existential themes running through these lines. Next PubPsychology session on The Psychology of Big Life Decisions is long overdue I think.
What I’m listening to
Anderson Paak – Tiny Desk Concert
Somewhere between James Brown, your favourite MC and a drum machine this guy will make you happy with pure vibes, amazing talent and a smile as big as mine 😉
What I’m excited about
I’ve just finished 2 days of filming the Positive Psychology for Coaching weekend with an amazing group of coaches here in London and captured by the phenomenal Jan Vrhovnik and his team at OWN so that in the near future you’ll have access to the long-awaited online version with monthly live-seminars and an accompanying learning group. Oh and I’ve got an offer on the table to publish An Introduction to Existential Coaching with a big UK publisher! Happy days 🙂
What I’m pushing for
Coaching Supervision!!! I think everybody should have somebody in their life to discuss their work with – a safe and non-judgmental place to reflect, think, question, ponder, strategize, dare, explore, take risks and get support. Somebody on your side but not afraid to speak up when they feel or see something. As to make supervision affordable I’ve blocked every 4th Friday of the month (and the preceding Thursday evenings) to run a number of groups. If you’re interested, add your details to this form and soon we’ll be having a conversation.
Tell a friend! If they believe in coaching but aren’t working with a supervisor yet, I think something’s a little off… and places are filling up quickly.
What I’m being inspired by
I’ve been reading and seeing more and more by Jamie Wheal and Steven Kottler, who founded the Flow Genome Project to study consciousness-altering states and particularly flow states as often experienced in action sports, something that I’m quite familiar with and have also studied as part of my very first piece of research. Their latest book Stealing Fire is a trip into the possibilities of the human organism and the more I get in touch with the more I am amazed at what some people are exploring. Time to move to Silicone Valley after all? I reckon they could use a few existential coaches and I’m more and more convinced that the future of the human organism will be significantly shaped there.
That’s it from me for now. As always, if you have any feedback, thoughts, comments, questions or recommendations, I’d love to hear from you!