Max Answers Top Questions
What vision do you have for your life and your coaching practice?
Designing and Living a wonder-filled Life
What are the top three things you love about coaching?
Exploring the Impossible
Unraveling hidden patterns
Discovering and catalyzing latent potential
Before I started coaching I …
I THOUGHT I had it all figured out only to discover I had lots to uncover and learn about the real me.
What makes you laugh?
Life’s many paradoxes and ironies.
The legacy I want to leave behind is …
A life fully lived, appreciated and shared.
Who are your top three people you would want to coach and why?
My son – he is so like me in many ways and resists that realization. I would like to create more ease and flow in his life.
My daughter – she has limiting beliefs about herself that are getting in her way. I would like to see her find her next calling.
My other selves – I believe a good coach is a good coach to themselves.
What were the greatest benefits you received from studying at the Hendricks Institute?
Learning to see and deal with, “what is” vs. my illusions
Learning to love myself – really loving myself
Letting go of dysfunctional patterns
Learning what feelings I am having in the moment and then expressing them in appropriate ways
Learning to breathe
Creating real connections with myself and others
Tapping into my whole body intelligence
Whole body creativity
Laughter and fun
What real intimacy is
The movie that inspired me most was _______. Why?
Star Wars – the struggle to aspire to be something greater than oneself begins with inner awareness of who one truly is.
The Alchemist – a hero’s journey of self discovery, meaning and purpose.
What brings you the most joy in your day to day life?
Walking Berry, my yellow lab. I learn so much from her in the moment curiosity and genuine affection.
Top 10 things I couldn’t live without?
Meaningful life purpose
Amazing vistas of all kinds
A drippy late fall evening in Boulder, Co. was my introduction to Drs. Gay and Katie Hendricks. They were holding a special introductory workshop at Naropa University. The gym was packed with people some happily beaming and others like myself a bit offish reserved. Gay and Katie sat in front looking over the crowd, waving, smiling and SMILING. Something different was happening than the usual psycho babble BS I had come to expect when attending personal growth seminars and the like. These two had a presence and a way of being I had never witnessed before – no words yet communicating authentically in the moment. I was intrigued.
After witnessing some amazingly playful and powerfully improvised experiences with individuals that seemed to transcend time, I decided that I wanted to learn how they do what they do. I enrolled in their next Foundation training in Ann Arbor, Mi which began my apprenticeship with Gay and Katie. Since becoming a Transformational and Leadership Coach, I see and hear with my whole body, intuitive impulses arise to be followed and insights abound for my clients and myself. My life is an amazing adventure.