You are not your thoughts.
The less people care what they have on their mind, the better life gets. The more deeply they understand the human experience, the simpler life becomes.
More than 2000 years ago, the Greek scientist Archimedes famously said “Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand and I can move the world.”
While most coach training focuses on finding longer levers (i.e. techniques and strategies to create “leverage”), transformative coaching gives us a place to stand. We call that place to stand our “grounding”.
Each short-form lecture and mini-course in this section is focused on deepening your understanding of the principles behind the inside-out understanding, often referred to as “the Three Principles”, or 3P’s. “Understanding” in this sense is not an intellectual achievement, but something you get in the same way as you get a joke. Being able to explain why a joke is funny doesn’t really help anyone. If you laugh, it means you got the joke.
The equivalent of laughter in the transformative conversation is insight – those light bulb moments that suddenly allow us to see our problems, challenges, and circumstances in a new light. While most insights are more Homer Simpson saying “Doh!” than Moses hearing the voice of God, they are inevitably accompanied by a feeling of quiet, clarity, and spaciousness.
“Do not try to understand the words of the wise from an intellectual perspective. Listen for a positive feeling.“ – Syd Banks
What is the Point? (42min)
1) The distinction between being a researcher vs an explorer.
2) What are we pointing at?
The Meaning Of The Word ‘Grounding’ (13min)
Michael discusses grounding and coaching: Inviting clients to live from more solid ground.
Elsie Spittle: Listening to Wisdom and Sharing What You Know (7min)
The more I listen to my wisdom, the deeper my impact is.
Cathy Casey on Grounding (9min)
Cathy shares her personal experiences and what she thinks grounding is.
Grounding and Common Sense (6min)
The relationship between grounding and common sense, and why deepening our understanding of life changes everything for the better.
Exercising Wisdom Makes it Stronger (2min)
Elsie Spittle – There is no limit to the strength and infinity of wisdom.
The Feeling Does the Work (4 min)
Elsie Spittle – The more we live in that feeling, the more it does the work for us.
The Creative Power of Thought (3min)
Jack Pransky and Michael discuss the difference between ‘changing our thoughts’ and an understanding of how reality is created.
Mind is Spiritual – The Brain is Biological (2min)
Bill Pettit discusses the difference between Mind and the brain, the ticker-tape of life.
Explorations of Grounding
Dicken Bettinger (1hr 24min)
Dicken shares and explores life, the Three Principles, and what Syd Banks shared with him was the most important thing a human being can learn.
Aaron Turner (1hour 33min)
Arron Turner shares what he sees about grounding in his own life and why grounding is so vital in sharing this understanding.
Living and Coaching
Grounding Explained (3min)
Very succinctly, Michael describes grounding and how it relates to coaching.
Beyond Imagination (8min)
Michael Neill explores with Elsie Spittle her experience of living life from beyond imagination…
Commitment, Freedom and the Space Where Miracles Happen (8min)
Michael Neill and Aaron Turner discuss commitment and freedom of mind… And then deeply explore finding (and pointing clients toward) the space within.
Engaged Presence (9min)
Dicken Bettinger discusses how a state of engaged presence is our natural state and allows us to get the most out of life
Difference Between Ideas From Others And Insight (6min)
George and Linda Pransky – Could it be that the only ideas that are useful are the ideas that come from within?
Beyond Grounding (1 hour 13min)
Michael discusses grounding and the difference between a 3P Coach and a teacher
The Aliveness of Insight (7min)
Michael at Supercoach Academy Europe discusses the nature of insight.
The Source and Changing the Game (19min)
Michael: We are offering an entirely new way of understanding. What changes the game? What is impact?
Impact, Grounding, Presence (15min)
Michael exploring impact and its relationship with presence and grounding. You get to go first.
Elsie Spittle: Insight – Presence – Impact (3min)
Your Impact is your gift of presence, with everyone (clients, friends, family).