Marilyn Atkinson's Blog Postings
Greetings to all our dear friends, partners, fellow coaches, and World Game players. As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of so many moments of personal transformation for all of us. From my time in Asia, Europe, and North America, I am flooded with memories of your own evolutionary shifts and it has me smiling.
Most people do not notice that they can direct questions very specifically to both the conscious and beyond-conscious minds and get different yet very useful answers. If you only direct your questions to the conscious mind, you are limited in the world you access.
Transformational conversations are the means by which you help yourself and others become aligned and purposeful humans. They are the way through which we, as humans, express and live from our inner truth while supporting others in doing the same. Rapport is at the heart of these conversations.
Think for a moment about your childhood. What were your favourite stories? Fantasy? Adventure? Dream achievement? Children relate powerfully to adventure stories and their feelings about exploring life. Interestingly, when we read the kind of stories that typically make children happy, we find a plot that genuinely follows the deeper aim of living fully alive as a human being.
Inside each of us, we find examples of strong prejudices: young versus old, black versus white, fat versus thin, tall versus short, my team versus yours. These prejudices are largely unconscious.
Dr. Milton Erickson, the namesake of Erickson Coaching International, was an American psychiatrist working through the second half of the 20th Century. His healing abilities were world famous and he was widely regarded as a wonder-worker. As a young psychologist, I studied his approach to healing with great delight and personally discovered the power of his work as a doorway to professional love.
Leadership coaching is now the management model of choice in nearly half of all the Fortune 1000 Corporations in North America. That number is growing each year as advanced models of systemic managerial coaching take hold.
What is a World Game Coach? This Fifth World Game is a conference for thinking things through. What does it mean to think things through? What does it mean to commit to the realities you discover and then act accordingly? What does it mean to design your life to fit that?