My mission is to transform the way people are managed in corporate America, such that management by threat is extinct and managing for the wellness of the whole person is the norm. I believe it behooves any company to do this and it will positively impact their bottom line. The Master Plan is a clear pathway to managing for sustainable high performance and the health of one’s employees and oneself, without being invasive or awkward. This program fosters accountability and trains people to manage their mental, emotional and physical space for sustainable excellence and wellbeing.
In 2006 I left a job which demanded more than my failing speech could deliver. Over 6.5 years I had managed, coached and trained thousands of individuals, by the last few years I was accountable for training an average of 300 leaders and managing their results in 30-60 events/wk. I had loved my job,and it was one of those cause/jobs, except for a few things: I hated the hours, the results at any cost mentality and the “press” of it or what I would now call the manufactured state of emergency that was ever present regardless of one’s actual performance.
I believe this enviroment had a direct impact on my wellbeing over time and in this way I contributed to the development of my condition. The hours 75-80 hours /wk combined with the PRESS and the continual activation of the body’s fight or flight system from 2-3 times a day to once every hour PLUS an eat on the run diet coke filled empty nutrition habit formed a perfect storm which pummeled my immune system. There was no recovery time, no release of tension; I was strung like a violin and it took me hours and more than 1 drink to wind down most days. My work dominated my life, my dreams, my friendships and when I was on vacation I would most likely be collapsed on a couch with a twice annual sinus infection.
It took me 6 months to feel normal and hear myself think after I left. I went parttime in June and within 2 weeks my headaches/jaw pain went away. The first 2 months I slept 18 hrs/day, then 14hrs/day for 2 more months…I lost 25 lbs of the 70 I had gained in my 6.5 years there. During this time I contemplated what didn’t work for having sustainable results in that enviroment and why that company had such horrific turnover despite it’s committment to high performance. I came to believe that sustainable high performance is a function of a high level of self care, and in fact self care can be a primary access to sustainable excellence. I combined this with the structure of thorough planning ( trust me it took some mega watt planning to manage 300ppl by phone!) and began to develope the Master Plan program.
“The age of the proudly sleep deprived diet coke infused executive is over. The time for treating our human resources as precious and renewable has come.”~ ME