Hi! My name is Mike, and I have a problem. Actually, I have a bunch of problems. My guess is that you have a bunch of problems too. And it’s awesome, because that means we all have something in common already, without talking about our jobs or the weather. I’m a human and you’re a human and we both have a bunch of problems. That’s what being an adult human in our society is all about.
I want to get to know you. Truly. Not just in the surface sort of way that permits us to speak about surface topics. I want to know what makes you tick, what makes you laugh, what makes you scared. I’m fascinated by the human condition and we are all raised in a society in which the darker parts of our human condition are silenced. We turn the volume down on our sadness. We don’t talk about our anger. All of the I’M FINES and ALL GOODS we use to describe how we’re feeling compound into resentment and various states of stuckness. There’s a big old elephant in the room. There’s a wide open door that we’re avoiding. There’s a hole in the floor that we’ve covered with a ratty old carpet. We usually know exactly where it is and how to avoid it successfully, but sometimes we trip and fall right in.
Listen: there’s a lot we need to talk about. And there are lots of opportunities for us to talk to people about the stuff we need to talk about.
Over the years, I’ve gotten to know a diverse spectrum of different people, and I’ve learned how to communicate effectively and essentially. I’m here to meet you where you are and suggest meaningful action to help you get where you need to go. I ask hard questions, I listen, and I keep it real. I will give you my full attention and I’m willing to ask the questions you’re not willing to ask yourself.
What’s true of horses is also true of humans: You can lead them to water, but you can’t make them drink. I’m not here to make you do anything. I’m here to ask smart questions so you can arrive at the answer yourself. We’ll get to the watering hole together and we’ll share a celebratory sip.
I’m also a certified yoga teacher. Yoga is a physical and mental practice that gives us a beautiful opportunity to pause and be with ourselves right where we are in the present moment. Yoga exists off of the mat in a lot of different manifestations, and I incorporate the practice into a lot of my consulting and coaching.
This is all to say: I’m excited to get to know you. Ready to get started?