Master Yourself and Your Presentation. Control Your Destiny.
Would you like to be able to manage your stress? Remain calm and clear-headed in challenging situations? Think more creatively when problems arise? And have greater focus and a mental edge over your competition?
Would you like to present yourself and communicate more effectively in business and personal relationships?
Two of the major components to a successful life are (1) your internal thoughts and emotions, and (2) the way you present yourself on the outside. And these are related. We need to be able to manage our stress, remain calm in challenging business situations, have focus and clarity of thoughts, work well with others, and be realistically optimistic. But to really have an impact, we also need to present ourselves optimally in our clothing, body language, posture, and in the use of our voice and language.
I coach professionals in both personal state management (stress management, realistic positive thinking, etc.) and in their personal presentation for business as well as relationships outside the office. Let’s take a brief look at each:
Personal State Management
According to research by Cornell University and California State University, an individual who feels stressed at the beginning of a negotiation will come away with less value than those who were less fearful, more optimistic, and more confident. Stressed negotiators tend to be more passive and, instead of problem-solving, resort to making demands and requests — which could prove damaging to the relationship long-term.
Stress, worry, anger, a lack of focus, negative self-talk, etc., also affect relationships with employees and coworkers as well as relationships outside the office. And there’s often a health cost as well. WebMD estimates that 75%t to 90% of all doctor’s office visits “are for stress-related ailments and complaints.” Besides lowering the immune system (which makes us more prone to viruses), stress can be the cause of high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, heart problems, diabetes, and even arthritis.
I will mentor you in the use of simple stress management techniques and will help you to refocus your mental habits so that you will be more effective and in control day-to-day, and in high-pressure situations — both in business and outside the office. To find out more, click here.
Whether we like it or not, we are all judged by your appearance. One 2019 Princeton University study found that people judge an individual’s “competence” in milliseconds of seeing them, based on their clothing. As soon as we walk into an interview, business negotiation, or meet someone socially for the first time, they will have formed an opinion about us before we even speak.
And of course, it’s not just the clothing we wear or the words we use to express ourselves. A range of other non-verbal signals count: posture, body language, facial expressions, and our intonation all go to present others with an impression of who we are, and whether they want to be in a relationship with us, whether personal or professional.
To find out how you can present yourself for maximum effect in business or outside the office, click here.
Why work with me?
I’m a respected author and well-known lecturer on self-development, spirituality, and mental mastery. I’ve been interviewed on US and Canadian radio, as well as on numerous podcasts, about my work, and have spoken across the USA, from Los Angeles to Texas, and from Utah to New York City. In my most recent book The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician (published by Inner Traditions, February 2020) I explore meditation techniques from Zen Buddhism, Jungian psychology, the positive thinking movement, and elsewhere. I’ve been meditating for three decades, and practice techniques of mental clarity and emotional balance from ancient and modern traditions. As a result, I’m able to cope with stressful situations and those drawn-out stressful periods of life. But, while I’m a calm person, I’m also driven and focused. (Being calm doesn’t mean being passive.)
Over the decades, I’ve also cultivated multiple, high-value presentation skills — and not just because I often give public talks, which requires an understanding of posture, body language, and verbal communication (which words to use, intonation, pacing, and, of course, argumentation). I studied menswear design at the highly-prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (I now live in New York City) and I’ve worked in copywriting, mostly for apparel brands, so I understand how and why clothing works, and how to create the right impression through clothing as well as through words, use of language, and body language, etc.
Here are some of the benefits of coaching with me:
One size doesn’t fit all. Whether we’re looking at long-term goals or upcoming or short-term challenges, we will focus on improving those areas that will help you most in your pursuit of new successes in life.
Coaching sessions take place via phone, Skype, or Zoom, so it doesn’t matter where you are. We will also schedule sessions outside of your busy schedule so you can get 100% out of each session.
Everything we discuss remains strictly between me and you.
To get started, or to get some more information, message me using the contact form below.