We are undergoing and affected by change constantly, all while attempting to gain sense of who we are and our place in the world. As a very young boy I was fascinated with how things worked - at age 5 taking an egg beater apart and then reassembling it. This knack for observing and figuring out complexity or things that aren't working seems to come naturally and seems to have benefited others. The gift of reasoning and coming up with solutions alongside people, who are functioning well, but in need of creative solutions or in developing their own pathway that works for them makes up for over 40 years of my professional work life, Well, okay, and my personal life as well.
Most of my own career, learning opportunities and successes in mental health, spiritual care and education appear to be the result of persistent effort or grit, and an element of synchronicity or luck, You know, just being there at the right time and place and being open. We can sometimes notice our persistent patterns and poor choices that result in our repeating mistakes and we can just reach an impasse. These patterns, choices and challenges can often be figured out with the proper lens and approach they can be resolved. The first act as a solution oriented consultant is to listen intently from your perspective,, and to lead from behind.by asking pivotal questions and to listen for barrier breaking insights, behaviours or solutions from your perspective that will work for you.
I've enjoyed a satisfying professional life that spans nearly 40 years and accumulated a fair number of education and training milestones. Here is a birds eye view of my own progressive learning and experience:
Exemplar Institute / Exemplar Coach, 11 - Present Private Practice EAP Vendor/Provider, Coaching, Counselling & Mental Health Education MBTI, SDI, EQi, Enneagram, DrinlWise and Other Assessments - Certified
Stress Coach Inc / SC Solutions at Work, 96 - 04 Corporate Board Game & Participant/Training Manuals Inventor & Distributor - North America
Blue Cross - Employee Assistance Centre Full Time EAP Services Position: Resource Coordinator, 86-87 Position Manager EAP Clinical Services, 87 - 96
Kelowna Counselling of Professional Counselling Position: Adjunct Instructor, 04 - Present Life Skills Coaching Solution Focused Therapy & Coaching Spiritual Faith Based Counselling Career Planning & Development
Position: Executive Director (Registrar) / Senior Education Administrator