As a finance executive and business strategist I came to realize I couldn’t reach my financial targets or strategic goals without every member of my team playing full out. As I worked to help each person optimize their potential I saw how different everyone was—each one requiring a unique approach to their personal development. Discovering new ways to impact people and performance turned into a passion I pursued relentlessly.
This became exponentially more important a few years later after I fell down a mountain. The result of this fall from grace was about three years of down time—the first spent as my body disintegrated and the next two invested in rebuilding. At my lowest point, I could only be out of bed for a few hours a day with any type of activity being near impossible.
As hard as this was it turned out to be a great gift. I realized the need to sit still and explore what was buried deep within myself. Most of the next 3 years was spent in a cocoon. I went in as a caterpillar—knowing full well how this creature fit into the world. However, I emerged as a butterfly and I’m still trying to figure out how this entity fits in.
The journey back into the world required me to recreate aspects of myself that had been lost along the way. I put into action the learning I’d accumulated over many years. Restoring physical health and vitality to my body wasn’t as simple as it sounds. First off, I had to get off the emotional roller coaster—moving through and out of my depressed state. Then I encountered beliefs that were holding me back. Things like “If I exert myself the pain will return.” “I’ll never be able to work again.” “I have nothing of value to contribute.” All very toxic and extremely powerful at keeping me stuck in a dark place.
Progress came by spending a lot of time with a variety of tools. The body became stronger, my mood lifted, my thoughts and beliefs turned positive and I began to see elements of life I was passionate about. I created a vision of how I could contribute to this new world I was experiencing. This is when my life began again.
My passion for impacting people and performance was brought to life through this journey and resulted in the Wolfwind Awakening Project presented on this website. I sincerely hope you join us for your own journey of awakening.