The Inner Game of Leadership

There’s a natural "source-fulness" that is moving through every human being.  This might look like passion, or inspiration, or vitality. Some might call it "life force."

For some, this source-fulness is blocked or dampened. Great leaders, though, are full, unfettered expressions of this inner spark.

Leadership is about tuning into the natural, effortless movement of life guiding the individual—tuning in through intuition, presence, clear decision making, self-authorized ownership, and passion.

Often, past habits, fear, poor communication and ego interfere with the unlimited potential that is held by this life force. This is exemplified in the performance coaching equation I work with (coined originally by Inner Game of Tennis Coach Timothy Gallwey):

Performance = Potential - Interference

Working with me results in a sense of ease. With clear, articulated vision, removing the blocks that are in the way of acting on this vision, having a sense of deep relaxation, and identifying actions to move towards the vision, serendipitous events occur along with clear results.

Basically, the vision becomes real, and it often seems hard to believe how it happens.

This applies to individuals in leadership roles as well as teams and, ultimately, entire organizations. With less, more relaxed work, and by clarifying vision and action, far more is accomplished.

Imagine if an entire community had the ability, permission and skills to tap into this power. Natural creativity arises, inspiration is kindled, and solutions emerge that could never have been found before.

About Justin

Justin Follin is an Executive presentation and performance coach/consultant. He specializes in working with public speakers, visionaries, performers and organizational leaders to 'up their game' in front of any audience. His unorthodox approach combines mindfulness, leadership development training, improvisational exercises and executive coaching tools to transform his clients’ abilities to inspire and lead. His work helps speakers and performers connect with audiences, better articulate core messages, and shift their ability to deliver big impact, dynamic presentations in high pressure situations. In a short amount of time, Justin’s clients experience far greater freedom and ease on stage an off--many overcoming long standing public speaking or stage anxiety in a matter of weeks. Along with his private consulting work, he is a communications and marketing lead for a global leadership and management consultancy as well as a singer, songwriter and bandleader in Austin, Texas.
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