Is your “Monkey Mind” sabotaging your leadership success?
The “Monkey Mind” represents the part of our brains that is more primal. You may have heard of the “fight or flight response” or the “amygdala hijack.” These refer to how our brains respond to threats in our environment. But even as life has become less “wild,” this system is still working away in the background, looking for threats. Unfortunately, in our modern world, we often label difficult situations as dangerous. This causes our brains to transition from “what’s best for my long-term success and happiness?” to “how do I survive right now?” This shift in focus is how the Monkey Mind can undermine you and derail your success as a leader. Targeted leadership coaching can turn this around.
Like any “animal,” people play to their strengths. When a deer is threatened, it relies on its speed to escape harm. When a bear feels threatened, it depends on its strength to prevail. And when a smart person is threatened, they rely on their data to get them out of trouble. If someone is very social, they may call on their tribe to help them. You get the idea. The point is that when we are stressed, under pressure, or maybe just “hungry,” we may turn to one of our strengths and overuse it. And that’s what makes it so hard to identify. When we are using our strengths, it feels like the right thing to do. But if we are employing them in a negative way, we will damage our relationships, reputation, and accomplishments.
Working with a trusted advisor (aka Monkey Mind wrangler), you’ll discover what’s getting in the way of your success in leading your team and navigating your career to higher levels of success. This outside perspective can be exceptionally valuable, especially when paired with a roadmap to extraordinary leadership and support to keep you on track.
I help disruptive leaders be more effective and less problematic. These leaders are smart, high-energy, and passionate — but sometimes their style is challenging for others. I also work with the teams they lead. These people are committed to doing meaningful work and want to rise above the clutter to accomplish more remarkable things. When led well and pulling together, they become more effective, consistent, and fulfilled — without the usual stress, overwhelm, and lack of work-life balance. I do this by helping them optimize their strengths, apply those strengths in a way that inspires others, and get the most important things done in a healthy and sustainable way.
WHAT WE DO
We coach leaders and teams to be more effective, balanced, and impactful by developing their executive skills and their mental fitness so they can perform at their best while also enjoying the ride.
We coach leaders to performance by developing two key areas; their executive skills, and their executive thinking. Our clients increase their resilience, which allows them to become the effective, authentic leaders they always aspired to be. And we help leaders develop the most essential skills they need to be effective so they are not overwhelmed with work and training.
Team culture is essential to business success, and we coach teams to succeed through the harmonious interplay of skilled individuals. By integrating proven organizational and team-building methodologies, our coaching instills the structure and values necessary for long-term team-based success. By developing both the team environment AND the people on the team, they grow at surprising rate.
Team Workshops & Retreats
In the hectic world of everyday business, there’s often little to no time for reflecting upon past achievements, lessons learned, team relationships, and overall values and principles. Our workshops and retreats provide an invaluable forum for grasping these bigger picture items, and for developing sound roadmaps for future endeavors. The right mix of insight, skills, and fun create the optimum environment for change.
Mental Fitness Programs
Mental fitness has now rightfully taken its place alongside physical fitness as a key component of overall health maintenance. For this reason, we offer the mental fitness and brain health programs that help leaders, teams, and organizations achieve and maintain optimum mental and emotional fitness. This gives them the energy, focus, and resilience they need to perform at their peak, and still have something left for their personal lives.
Where Leadership Coaching Can Help
Success in a new role
All of these areas are enhanced and made possible by developing your mental fitness. This allows you to operate at your best, and bring out the best in others.
Our Leadership & Teamwork Success Process
Step 1: Discovery
Step 2: Launch
Step 3: Coach
Step 4: Measure & Celebrate
Step 1: Discovery Process
Step 2: Plan & Launch
Step 3: Coach, Train, Facilitate
Step 4: Measure, Celebrate, and Level-up
Your Next Step
Are you intrigued about how we might be able to help you get past your Monkey Mind and discover new ways to be even more effective as a leader? Great! We’d love to help you right now with a resource that you can review and apply for some immediate benefits.
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You’re also invited to schedule a complimentary 30-minute strategy call with our ace Monkey Mind coach (aka leadership coach), Shawn. You can come clean with Shawn and talk about how Max is getting in your way and get an idea or two to show up differently tomorrow. Click below to schedule this free session.
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