Mike Schwarzer, TLP 8 Insight Reflections, 10 August 2016
Are you in the transformation game? Do you want to create environments where people and organisations connect, collaborate and transform?
Then just for a moment think of a time and place when you had stimulating conversation with someone, a friend, a colleague, a mentor or a complete stranger that you have never met before. And during the course of this conversation you had an insight, a blinding flash of the obvious, an awareness that you didn’t have before like solution to a problem, that you had been pondering over for ages, starred you right in the face!
It’s those kind of experiences that show us that we not only have the potential but also the capacity to instantaneously step beyond our blind spots. Reach into our deeper resources, see the world out there with greater clarity and insight, and connect easily with others!
What would it be worth to you to solve a complex problem through a simple conversation?
If your job is to lead and bring about change in yourself and others, if you could bring about this change and help others solve complex problems through a seemingly simple conversation, what would that be worth to you?
Let me ask you this? … What is an area in your work or business that holds you back? … What are you and your organisation not experiencing because of that? … What thoughts come to mind when you think about that? … and how do you feel about that? … What pictures and sounds and sensations describe what you are thinking and feeling? … Do you like this? … Does this way of thinking contribute to the growth of your business? … Does this way of being help you solve your problems and those of your clients? …
Now imagine ... you could change that and have this area in your work in just the way you want it to be? … Just go there now … how is that? … What thoughts and feelings come to mind? … What pictures, what sounds and what sensations describe this new experience? … Do you like this? … Is this compelling?... Does this serve you and your business? … Would this way of thinking support you in solving your problems and those of your clients? ... Is that something you want to keep it? …
How did you feel going through this little exercise? What change did you notice? Which of this two experiences did you find more enjoyable and more useful?
The secret is in knowing where to point the conversation!
The above questions form the basis of a powerful conversation for transformation. These questions are not random. They are deliberately pointed at the underlying structure that drives your experience, the human experience. This structure is made up of multiple dimensions through which we access our inner wisdom, through with we create meaning and through which we embody meaning. Seeing and understanding this structure puts you in the driver’s seat for creating change in yourself and in others and the impact it has on the growth of your people, your organisation and your clients.
If what I have shared arouses your curiosity and you want to learn more about leading change, connecting and collaborating easily with others, and solving complex problems using powerful conversation then read on or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, I like to thank you and I look forward to serving you with my next reflection!
to your best
PS Are you ready for the next step?
Here is how it is going to work!We are in the business of helping leaders and organisations to solve the problems that they have not been able to solve elsewhere and create the results they want to achieve.
We help them to step outside of themselves, out of their blind spots and get a wider view. We help them to create bigger minds with a bigger capacity to operate in and through complex environments.
Think of the things that keep you and your team awake at night? What problems would you like to have solved that would make your time working with us worthwhile? If we could help you do that, what would that be worth to you?
How to solve those problems and more is what you will experience when you work with us.
Our approach is transformational and works best if you fit the following criteria:
- You are a new or seasoned leader of people (i.e. team-leader, department head, general manager, sales manager, HR professional, training professional, OD professional, coach, etc).
- You work in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environments.
- You are asked to do more with less. To create better outcomes with less resources.
- You’re an enthusiastic, optimistic, open minded and friendly people-person.
- You genuinely want to make a difference and create an environment where people can flourish and organisations can thrive.
- You have an open approach to learning, and are willing to step out of your comfort zone if necessary.
- You can keep a secret.
If that’s you, then reply to this email here or call +61 419 866 427 and let us know a little about some of the pressing challenges that keep you awake at night and what would be one thing that you could do better or do more of that would make a difference in your life and your work. If emailing, make the subject line “Transformational Leadership'.
Why work with us?
“My conversations with clients used to be transactional, now they are transformational. It’s not about the widgets I sell anymore, it’s all about the relationship with the person. It’s really exploring and addressing the client’s needs and solving their problems instead of a preset agenda of what to sell. This shift in my thinking has profoundly increased the business I am generating now”
Connor O’Rourke, General Manager Sales, Datacom Systems SA, Adelaide, SA
“I attended ‘Powerful Conversations for Leading Transformation’ and observed Mike conduct such a conversation. Mike was able to change his client’s attitude and approach to a problem almost it seemed, without the client being aware of what was happening. There was no “technique” used, it was simply a chat and the result was remarkable”
Rob Parkinson, Rob Parkinson Coaching, Adelaide, SA
“When working with a client just recently, I was able to bring into play a number of the principles about the higher intentions and states that they are in. After doing this program it really helped me to understand the nature of our higher intentions and also to communicate this to my clients … you could see the light bulbs going off for them.”
Listen to how one of our programs impacted on Michelle Holland, former Manager, People & Culture, City of Salisbury, SA and a recent graduate! Click on this link https://youtu.be/gDNT4rgsUD8 or the picture above.
Want to collaborate with us to help you solve your problems?
Contact me here or call +61 419 866 427 and explore how we can support you in solving your problems.
to your highest and best
PPS if this is not for you but you know of someone that might be a good fit please forward this email to them and ask them to reply to this email address email@example.com.
About Mike Schwarzer
Mike is a Performance Strategist & Modeler and an Internationally Certified Trainer in Neuro-Semantic NLP with the International Society of Neuro-Sematics ISNS. The ISNS is a global NLP community, operating in over 40 countries, dedicated to helping people actualise excellence by transforming Meaning into Performance. He is also a leadership team member of the Institute of Neuro-Semantics Australia the Australian branch of ISNS. An experienced facilitator and coach, with an ability to connect and align people and organisations, he helps them to fine tune their performance wizardry to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to go!
For more information about Mike visit www.mikeschwarzer.com and www.thoughtleadingpeople.com.au.