Who we think we are today is not who we actually are underneath the surface.
We were born with distinct characteristics of being. However, we don't often show them off to their best potential due to how we were raised when growing up. As transformative leaders, it is our role to fully express our innate qualities and not the identity we tend to relate ourselves to.
More of this can be explored in my book "Who Do You Think You Are," in which we’ll discover your genuine intrinsic qualities, how to completely express them without resistance, and how it will help you develop as a leader. Tune in and get the gist of what my upcoming book is all about and how it can be simply more than a book. Enjoy!
In the grand scheme of life, breakthroughs are the shining moments where we find ourselves enlightened. But, before a breakthrough occurs, we’ll find ourselves in a multitude of binaries that may hinder our passage to life’s answers.
But, what are these binaries? How do you know if you’re caught in one?
This episode aims to provide you with a comprehensive pre-breakthrough of instances you might find yourself in. At the same time, I talk about the importance of letting answers unravel on their own rather than trying to discover it all by ourselves – this is where the true beauty of breakthrough comes.
Tune in to this episode and listen to how you can encourage the natural flow of breakthroughs in your life!
Living life to the fullest means graciously accepting and confronting our personal transformation. It can be overwhelming or it can be terrifying, to say the least, but, without the act of transformation, we wouldn’t be experiencing total embodiment and total expression.
Transformation, in itself, is the act of becoming who we’ve always been - becoming who we are meant to be. It's not to be downsized or magnified with societal standards or mere opinions.
To transform is to see past our own volition, break free from the armors of our past and confront the terrifying notions of our future. With transformation, we are guided towards embodiment, and ultimately, healing.
When one submits to the power of coaching to be transformed, the individual gradually confronts his perception of self. Navigating through overwhelming emotions can be difficult, but it's part of the process.
If you want to embark on a transformational journey with the help of a coach or with the aid of plant medicine, this episode will surely stimulate your thoughts and pique your interest.
Sit back, relax and listen.
"You are able to receive something precisely to the extent you were able to give it. You are able to give something precisely to the extent you were able to receive it."
Communication is the bloodline of life. Whether it's through verbal, written or non-verbal cues, navigating through life is made easier with communication. But, what about energy? Apparently, it plays an integral part to your being, especially if you engage in transformational leadership. The energy of giving and receiving allows for genuine interactions that build trust and openness.
In this episode, I talk about the importance of alignment and the impacts of contradicting energy in both giving and receiving. Tune in and enjoy!
Belief is a function of your identity. It guides your actions and intentions.
Whether it's personal life, relationships, career, or transformational leadership, one's identity shouldn't be restricted with a label. In a modern world guided with science and an evidence-based approach, adapting beliefs from certain archetypes, labels, names or skills will only cage your potential. These what-nots are keeping you from evolving and transforming. They leave little to no wiggle room for development and ultimately, learning.
Stick around and listen to this episode to understand what's wrong with this modern approach and why it's broken.
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as two members of the Forge, David Medina and Maximilian Hachtmann, do a live training of coaching and developing leadership. If you'd like to deepen your skills and hone your blade when it comes to being with people, supporting others, and developing leadership, don't miss this episode.
In this episode, we will be talking about some of the everyday experiences people can have as they welcome leadership into their lives—the willingness to step into the light and courageously practice it in the real world. Furthermore, in terms of leadership, we deep dive into the topics of depression, the lack of joy, anxiety, boredom, perfectionism and micromanagement. Gain value from this episode and pay it forward to someone who needs to give it a listen.
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as Adam live coaches special guest Tibi Sator around the first step of the client creation - connection.
True wisdom is gained through experience.
A leader possesses the natural longing for learning. But, it’s not the kind of learning where one hides away from criticisms, rejections, or blunders. It’s the kind where his willingness goes beyond unpleasant consequences to set an example where mistakes and failures are critical for the genuine application of learning. Thus, being able to grasp timeless wisdom. As transformational leaders, we understand that the actions we make create an impact. In such a high-stake environment, leaders end up in a place where they become less willing to learn.
In this episode, I’ll be discussing the most common red flags that indicate if you’re refusing to embrace the true dynamics of learning. I’ll also tackle the consequences of being trapped in such a complacent environment and strategies to break away from this detrimental cycle and integrate the genuine process of learning. Take heed, trust the process and let your desire to gain wisdom set an example for others to do the same. After all, the true essence of leadership lies in your ability to guide others towards wisdom and a life-long desire to learn.
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as Adam discusses all the ways he's failed or gummed things up on his own journey of transformation and entrepreneurialism, as well as these bonus topics: Transcending the mind and thoughts vs. Living in the moment, Self-care, Pre- and Post- coaching rituals, consistency, commitment, and pushing through when you don't feel like it.
In life, transformations aren’t always easy. Transcending towards a greater path means leaving your comfort zone. Easier said than done, right? This is one of the main reasons why people tend to settle. Sometimes, we are engulfed with fear that we cannot take action and end up settling. But, in life, settling is not the same as living. As human beings, some of us aspire to do more, have more and be more. This aspiration is what makes us feel alive and looking forward to a new morning. But, when you settle, you gently say goodbye to a life you could experience.
However, we can let go of this fear and start taking action by eliminating one crippling belief. We need to say goodbye to the belief that we don’t deserve the best. When fear starts to rationalize your act of settling, you know it’s time to take heed and start reaching for greater heights. You need to give up good to be great.
What's in the way of you living the life of your dreams?
Your resistance to a breakdown.
We are always unconsciously expressing our resistance to a breakdown. Maybe you want to have a loving relationship, but end up dating someone you feel like you have a chance with, just because it's safe. Or maybe you want to start a business, but couldn't leave your 9-5 because you're afraid of failing.
It is important to keep in mind that no breakthrough is created without breaking down. A breakdown is always an inevitability because life is infinite and abundant. Anything is bound to happen.
In this episode, Adam Quiney provides an overview of what breakdown is, how breakdowns occur, and how resisting organizational breakdowns highlights the fine line between management and leadership.
Jump in and listen how you can transform breakdowns into breakthroughs!
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as Adam discusses fear, transformation, controlling the process, partnering with spirit, prospering by serving and why trust comes hard.
In a world of constant chaos and conflict, it only makes sense to resolve issues and bring order to your life.
Well, not necessarily.
As humans, we are hardwired to seek harmony and consistency - both in our words and actions. After all, it is through order and balance that we can truly live our life. But, this too, is a limiting ideal.
So, how can we go through life without spending every moment seeking answers to life's questions or even doing something to synthesize your thoughts with a prevailing opinion that sticks truer with your belief?
This is where learning to sit in dissonance comes into play. As transformational leaders, we need to allow ourselves to comfortably accept conflicting thoughts or actions - in our minds and in our deeds.
We must understand that no prevailing opinion leads to faster development of ideas. And, the need to solve the discomfort caused by dissonance eradicates the possibility of learning - from feedback, opposing arguments, or even seemingly irrational actions.
By embracing dissonance and its conflicting nature, we allow life to take its natural course. Thus, accepting some things cannot be resolved or answered.
Let's talk about the dissonance, how we can sit through it, and understand how it can lead to a life of new learnings, experience and possibilities.
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as Adam discusses his recent experience sitting in sacred ceremony with Ayahuasca. He also answers questions, shares how this work aligns with transformational coaching, tells what he took away, and much, much more.
Can we genuinely be true to ourselves and show up exactly as who we really are?
We were born with innate qualities, yet depending on the situation that we are in, we tend to over-express or under-express our true selves. We’ve learned to flaunt our natural abilities to gain recognition and at the same time, we suppress those qualities with other people to be accepted. We’ve unconsciously provided a false charade of our true beings as a form of survival mechanism. The under-expression and the over-expression of our essence have become our shadows which are reciprocal to each other.
Now, you’ll be naturally and almost irresistibly going to be drawn to that underlying energy and potential partners that carry the same essence as you. Since these people - whether having a romantic relationship or business connections with them - are a reflection of you, you’re drawn to more of what you already are.
As you and your partner are either over-expressing or under-expressing your true and innate qualities, it may be deemed as inauthenticity of their shadows thus, the novelty of this approach wears off in both circumstances. We become frustrated by their inauthenticity but it also reflects how we are also unwilling to fully showcase and embody who we are. As transformational leaders, we possess both the medicine and poison for our partners. Thus, it’s also our role to accept their innate and natural essence and let them show up exactly as they are.
Let’s discuss the 2nd energetic law of leadership further as we dive deep into the meaning of this law and figure out how it is a reflection of what lies underneath the surface for both you and your partner.
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as Adam live coaches special guest Tom Lancaster around keeping promises to himself.
What’s the distinction between coaching and leading?
These two terms are commonly used in the same context yet their meaning is so different from one another. Although none of these words are superior or inferior in terms of meaning, it is important to differentiate coaching from leading if you aspire to create profound transformation. Coaching empowers someone to support them in whatever path they want to take and let them learn in their own way - your role as a leader is simply to be there on their journey. The duty of leading, on the other hand, is to make sure that they are getting supported in their path in the sense that coaches must model their work and stand for them to do the same thing.
Leaders coach while coaches lead. A leader uses the modality of coaching while a coach must bring the being of leading - which makes the two concepts entwined with one another yet both have distinct meanings.
There are also other differences between coaching and leading that need to be recognized to have a better understanding of these concepts. What other indicators can we use to distinguish coaching from leadership? What kind of approach should I use to achieve transformational leadership?
Listen to this episode as we analyze these two approaches, how one works with the other, and identify how the notion of agenda lies in coaching and leading.
On this week’s mid-week episode, tune in as Adam discusses topics such how to offer the breakthrough to someone that is closed, Coaching vs. Training, and how to navigate the two, how to navigate your impact and people's expectations and what makes coaching masterful.
Can we get rid of our fears permanently?
There’s always a standard way of how we think things work. Working twice as hard could typically mean acquiring twice as much salary and likewise, working less means less income to earn. This realm of predictability is simply increasing or decreasing your effort and having the equivalent result, thus no breakthroughs are applied. The realm of possibility, on the other hand, is anything and everything that you can think of that is not common. Working less but earning more? That may look unrealistic but it’s certainly not impossible.
As you can see, possibility exists entirely outside of everything we already currently know. We just tend to see it as impossible or a nice unachievable dream as our fears tend to get in the way. And this tells us why the possibility is always met with fear.
Fears protect us from stepping into the unknown. It keeps us from venturing and simply dealing with everything that we used to instead of trying new things. But, living a life of transformation means living a life where you are continuously taking risks. The goal lies in the realm of possibility wherein you’ll be leaving the world with what you are familiar it. And you can’t have limitless opportunities without addressing your fears.
If you’re a leader committed to breaking paradigms and forging forward to create the impossible, tune in to this series as I’ll go over the first energetic law of leadership and why do fear and possibility always show up in equal and opposite countermeasures to one another.