My Magnus Opus
Inspired Living Revolution
I am hoping to usher in a new era where people no longer operate from a sense of fear, but from a place of inspiration. I would like to ignite this desire in as many people as possible so that we can make it a world-wide phenomenon.
With the workshops and training I do I am inspired to help more and more people connect to the genius within, to share our gifts without apology or reticence, but with a sense of delight and abandon, that needs no courage. To lift the injunctions of our past so that we can really, really LIVE from the bottom of our hearts.
I have tried many things, some worked, and some didn’t. Some worked better than others. I have studied all my life to find the things that make the difference that makes the difference. These I will share with you. I am not saying I have all the answers, but I have a lot of experience and really good ways to help you come up with the solutions you seek to get the outcomes you desire.
I took a two-year sabbatical to develop the concepts, training, workshops, interventions and surveys.
My most ardent wish is to see more people operate from an inspired frame of reference rather than sabotaged by unknown, unconscious fears.
Activating the Genius Within
Genius Within endeavors to bring out the best in everyone. Together we hope to find ways for the human race to become better guardians for everything in our world; to have a more synergistic relationship with ourselves, our environment and the other inhabitants of this planet.
In my 45+ years of work in many capacities, many industries, and many roles I felt a victim without a voice at times. I had to bear the brunt of discrimination, verbal abuse, macho bullying, sexual harassment, mismanagement, and been privy to deceit and all kinds of other shenanigans. Hence my desire to ensure that people have a forum where they can speak about such experiences openly and without fear; at the very least get it ‘off their chest’, and at best prevent others from having to go through such experiences.
“My wish is to turn this situation around for future generations.”
There must be something wrong with the system
It’s a crying shame that more than 90% of people are unhappy in their jobs since we spend most of our waking life and energy focused on ‘making a living’. This discontent bleeds into family and social-life and contaminates most other aspects of life as well. In my opinion it is vital for the health and survival of everything on this planet that we find a better way of being in this world. My wish is to turn these statistics around for future generations.
… Imagine what it would be like if people jumped out of bed in the morning because they couldn’t wait to get to work….
Get better feedback
What makes Genius Within unique is we provide the safe space that ensures you get feedback you would otherwise never have access to on a personal and organizational level so that we can uncover the hidden factors … on the one hand the risks and threats that undermine and sabotage your best efforts… and on the other the gifts and talents that could make all the difference and give you the leverage you need for greater fulfillment and success (in your work-life as well as your private life..)
We deal with the root source of what’s not working, and by doing so the symptoms are addressed automatically. Because we deal with the source, the transformation requires much less effort, energy, tenacity, willpower and is much more pervasive and longer-lasting.
Genius Within Business
So in the business context we provide a diagnostic tool to find out what’s not working and interventions to deal with whatever is ailing the business; – [When you give staff a confidential forum you open communication channels and get feedback and insight you would otherwise never have. Threats can be dealt with before they escalate, and risky business can be nipped in the bud.
“Prevention is always better and cheaper than cure…”
The anonymity and confidentiality of the assessments makes employees feel safe so they are more likely to tell you what’s not working than if you asked them personally.
But best of all, with some assistance, most people can and will make a more substantial contribution to the wellbeing of the company.]
Happy people are easier to work with and more productive
Do you know someone who would like to sort out staff hassles and/or skyrocket profits?
More about me
I am an inveterate explorer, un-rehabilitated workshop junkie, life-artist, dancer and avid lover of travelling, books and shoes, not necessarily in that order. I have also drunk enough tea to sink the Titanic, and lately coffee as though it is soon going to go out of fashion.
I believe I am on the better side of half a century and have more than enough experience in just about anything you care to mention. I have dabbled in so many things; some favourable, some better forgiven or forgotten.
My biggest failing at this stage of my life is my sweet tooth and chocolate in particular (dark Belgian chocolate is my favorite). I have my urges pretty well under control… most of the time.
My only addiction is watching videos, and I have to set limits here or my eyes would seize up. Once I get going on a juicy or fascinating series, it is difficult to stop. Thank goodness the video shop closes at 9 pm and I do not have an online account or I would be in serious trouble.
My challenges are that I am an idealist and strive for perfection. I am impatient. I want everything and I want it now! I must admit, some would not agree with this.
What makes people ‘tick’ has always been my greatest fascination
I have been a life-long learner. During my spare time I have studied psychology, alternative medicine, various therapies, and the latest brain research inter alia. Being super practical, pragmatic and hyper-sensitive I believe I have found best practices to turn things round not at the symptomatic level, but at a much more fundamental level. Operating at source makes the transformation much more pervasive, long-lasting, and requires much less energy, willpower, tenacity, because the focus is different, more specific and exact.
No people no problem, no people no solution.
I have dabbled in various fields and made a study of some like Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Reiki, Swedish Massage, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology. I practice yoga, breath-work, meditation, and mindfulness. I love walking, hiking, being in nature.
I have developed websites, blogs, studied search engine optimization and am at the moment learning about Online Marketing; my biggest challenge to date.
I am an artist and have exhibited in a number of places from Cape Town to Pretoria in South Africa (not abroad yet). My artwork has been used as illustrations in books and on book covers.
I have, inter alia, taught art to disadvantaged learners at the Sophumelele School in Phillippi (a suburb of Cape Town), taken part in Toastmasters Junior Leader Development, trained entrepreneurial skills to school children in my free time, taught Life Skills as part of an enrichment program, and been a model at a fashion show to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation.
I took a two year sabbatical to create the Genius Within concept and bring it to fruition.
I have worked in, for, and with Government, a number of Corporate Companies, Non-Profits and Small Business Organisations in many diverse roles. I have worked in and/or managed Marketing (most aspects), Admin, Finances (most aspects), IT (most aspects), Fund Raising, HR, Stock Control, Logistics, Training, and others that I can’t even remember. I have spent time in the Mining, Insurance, and the Fuel industries.
I have a 4cm thick file of certificates from computer programming to graphic design, from Coaching, and various Massage Therapies to Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy. My interests have always been broad.
Why do I want to do this?
As you know we spend more than half our waking day at work, in transit, or preparing for work. Job satisfaction affects all aspects of our lives. I would love to help more people do what they love and love what they do. The more satisfaction we get from our job, vocation or profession, the more it affects all else. The happier we are at work, the happier we can be at home and the more it ripples out to everyone we come in contact with.
What effect will it have?
We are all blessed with certain gifts and talents. I would love to help you find and cultivate these in order to give greater expression to them and transform your dreams into reality.
Transform the individual and you will transform your business
Organization change starts from the top and filters down, individual by individual. We would like to transform the internal issues that impact the morale and well-being of each person working in the organization, that in turn affects the bottom line.
I do not believe we are only flesh, bone and brains. So the Genius Within solution, though it makes use of the latest brain research and neuro-plasticity to affect change, it also has a spiritual aspect, call it soul if you like. I prefer not to name it, because it could then become open to misinterpretation and misrepresentation.
Why I use space as my emblem
- Like space, we are made up of more space than anything else even though we have physical bodies. (Between atoms there is a hellova lotta space),
- I believe most of our capacities are fathomless, but have been curtailed by socialization, and limited by fear.
- We all exist in the ‘soup’ of our present co-existence, but influenced by all that has gone before, which means we are intricately connected on so many levels in so many ways. (A shooting star we see today has long gone; it’s just that light has taken this long to reach us in this galaxy).
- I know our true nature is ‘bliss’, even if it is difficult to connect to most of the time, if not all the time (for most of us).
And at the risk of becoming too esoteric I’ll leave it at that.
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