Why People Do Not Change

How can so many companies today invest millions into training, coaching, and consulting, yet so few of them obtain the change they seek? The answer is that they are missing the center of their problem. The ONLY thing that changes results is behavior. According to Dr. Wyatt Woodsmall, there are four reasons that people resist change. He calls them “chance to,” “how to,” “want to,” and “able to.” 1. Chance to: Systems problem – It first starts outside of the individual by measuring objectives and metrics. Improvement also needs to happen through the interaction of the parts of the systems. For example, the culture needs to support the change. If you don’t change the culture, the culture will ultimately undo …

VIDEO: Chris Yonker Speaks on Spiritual Energy and Core Values

In this video Chris Yonker explores the idea of spiritual energy with an excerpt from the book “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loeher and Tony Schwartz. He talks of spiritual energy not in the context of religion, but as a connection to a deeply held set of values and a purpose beyond our own self-interest. What is your life purpose? What do you hold as your personal value? Replenishing our spiritual energy is a vital resource in our lives and an area where many executives and entrepreneurs tend to not delve deeply enough. How will you take your unique strengths and assets and invest them in others in a greater way? That is what spiritual energy is about.

On Meditation

About a month ago, Parade magazine ran an article about the growing popularity of meditation.  It’s interesting to note that many very successful entrepreneurs today meditate on a daily basis. In 2013, I set out to integrate a mediation practice into my life. I studied various forms of meditation by reading books, attending webinars, watching videos, listening to audios, and attending workshops. Not only have I found meditation to be radically powerful in my own life, many of my private clients have also benefited by way of the ripple effect. While there are many different strategies you can employ to meditate, all practices have one common objective: to better control one’s mind.  Whether you are an Executive, an Entrepreneur, or …

Coaching the C-Suite

I recently came across an article in Fortune Magazine about Tony Robbins, “The CEO Whisperer,” which goes into detail about Robbins’ unique approach to coaching C-Suite executives and the impact his work has had on many multi-billion dollar companies. The article states that “his ability is to help successful people not only take their performance to the next level, but also find personal fulfillment in the process.” Further, it emphasizes the importance of finding the right coach to propel you toward success–especially as a C-Suite executive. Part of Robbins’ ascent to the level of personal success and mastery he has achieved can be attributed to being mentored by highly skilled individuals such as John Grinder and Wyatt Woodsmall (whom I’ve …

VIDEO: Chris Yonker on How We Run Our Minds

In this video, Chris Yonker turns your thinking to how you are running your own mind. He uses an example from his experience as a karate instructor of young children to break down the importance of being self-aware. Most people go throughout their day without thinking about how they are thinking. But who really runs your thinking? Are you truly aware that you run your own mind? Much time is often spent wondering about the future or dwelling on the past, and not tuned in to specifically what we are doing in this moment. Chris encourages you to be more conscious of how you are thinking and to consistently ask yourself if you are tuned in or not.