Do you know that deep down, nagging feeling that something’s not right, despite all the surface indications that life’s going well? Overwhelmed with it all? Tired of playing small? Feeling exhausted from the struggle and wondering what you are fighting against?
What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.Morpheus
Splinters in our mind, splinters in our heart, splinters in our soul. If you’re a proper grin-n-bear-it type like me, you might be able to manage those irritating splinters for a long, long time, but sooner or later, it becomes unbearable!
I help you identify your unique splinters and why they are there. (And on a deeper level, the how of the splinter- the felt sense experience of what it’s like to have that particular splinter.
When I work with you, with compassion, clarity, and challenge, I’ll help you reconnect to your “why” and deepen your awareness around Who You Are and What You’re About. You’ll learn to trust yourself, get out of your own way, and create a more meaningful life. You’ll learn to get into and listen to your body, to understand and regulate your emotions, to unpack limiting beliefs, and tune into your inner forces of drive, purpose, and meaning.
For most of my early career, I felt just like you might be feeling right now. Like what I was doing didn’t matter. That I was just going through the motions. Unsatisfied. Unfulfilled. Wanting to feel like what I was doing made a difference. In my corporate life, I felt penned in and craved freedom and creativity.
When my mom passed away, I decided I couldn’t live that way anymore. Gradually, everything that had been so cloudy came into focus. I finally had clarity. And with clarity comes direction. And with direction, comes action.
Now, that’s what I help you find with my I help you find clarity and direction when it all seems murky and so far away. As a coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of men to achieve results that matter to them. If you’re interested in working with me, contact me now.
As I studied mythologist Joseph Campbell’s stages of the Hero’s Journey, I realized this is far more than a writer’s storyline structure, but a journey of the human spirit.
My clients tell me that when they work with me, they learn how to build careers, relationships, and lifestyles they truly want and step into a better version of themselves along the way – the true reward of a hero’s journey.
“Mike and I worked together for twelve months, a timeframe which, unbeknownst to us at the start, would be a transformative period within my career. Mike helped me navigate emotionally and financially stressful situations — furloughs, job offers, and salary negotiations — until I ultimately landed a leadership position at a company where I now earn a salary that a former colleague told me would be unattainable. Through each situation, Mike emboldened me to focus on my core values and helped me develop deeper confidence in my own abilities.
“In our time together, my professional mindset shifted from “employee” to “leader.” At many forks in the road, Mike encouraged me to look past my own fears and self-doubt and make choices aligned with my values, motivations, and goals. Where I am today would have been hard to imagine only twelve months ago; my skill set didn’t necessarily change, but my trust in my ability did.
“Mike helped me achieve this growth through emotionally literate, mindful coaching that encouraged me to trust my own ambitions while cutting out the noise of other people’s opinions, expectations, and biases. He is responsive, thoughtful, and intentional, and he shows up ready to address dynamic professional challenges in a way that stimulates reflection, growth, and confidence.“DeLaine Mayer, Brooklyn, NY
How to Work With Me:
Step One: Email me and tell me a little about you and your situation.s
Step Two: We discuss what’s going on in your life and decide on a theme for our work together.
Step Three: I guide you on your journey on the creation of a more meaningful life.