VIDEO: Chris Yonker Speaks on Organization Health – Part 2

In this video, Chris Yonker points to organizational health as the most important thing you can do to move yourself and your company forward. Chris talks about the book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni that radically altered his thinking about how he works with other people. The first dysfunction mentioned in Lencioni’s book is the absence of trust. People define trust in many different ways, but most people would say it means predictable behavior, though that is not the true meaning of trust. Trust is the ability to be fully vulnerable with someone else. The ability to bare your soul with other members of your team, knowing it’s alright and necessary to do so. As humans, …

VIDEO: Chris Yonker Speaks on Organizational Health – Part 1

In this video, Chris Yonker talks about the importance of organization Health. In the masterful book, The Advantage, by Patrick Lencioni he says that organization help “trumps everything”. Chris uses the example of a dysfunctional family. In a family where there are continual breakdowns, what is the environment like? How will children of a family like this be sent into the world? Leadership in an organization is no different. How an organization overcomes challenges is directly affected by the functionality of the business. Often times, organizational health is overlooked because people are too close to the problem. Or they don’t know how to fix it, or it’s too hard or uncomfortable. We’re not built to overcome these challenges in a …

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.

VIDEO: Chris Yonker asks “Who Do You Really Think You Are?”

Chris Yonker asks you to examine who you really think you are. It is a question many people have been asked since childhood. Our belief about who we are was not programmed in us at birth, but filtered from our experiences up until this point. In many cases, who we think we are is not based on truth. In this video, Chris gives you a helpful exercise to determine your beliefs about yourself, and which of them are empowering and those that are not and encourages you to work with a coach to change your hallucinations. Life is about transformation and growth which can be obtained by being more conscious about who you really think you are.