I had so much fun doing my impromptu rooftop interview with Kate Northrup Moller, one of my favorite personal growth connoisseurs. Please try to excuse that we are staring straight into the sun and squinting, that day became suddenly and unexpectedly bright. Perhaps it was the content? Anyway, it’s still worth a listen if you are curious about Handel’s “special sauce,” my inspiration or need a pep talk on how to have difficult conversations. I am so grateful to Kate for “getting” Handel’s special brand and the magic of telling the truth. But here it is in her words….
I first learned of the Handel Group executive and life coaching company through taking this wacky, amazing, and really fun workout class called IntenSati. (The class involves intense aerobic activity, spoken affirmations, martial arts, dance, and good, old-fashioned calisthenics. Keep your eyes pealed for a future Glimpse TV episode with Patricia Moreno, founder of IntenSati.) To be totally honest, before I started working with the Handel Group, whenever I met anyone who told me they were a life coach I sort of smirked and discounted it. I never took life coaching seriously and I had a totally unenlightened opinion about the whole profession. I was given a highly discounted trial session with a Handel coach after a workshop on manifesting. I went into the session having half-assed my homework and not really expecting much. Needless to say, given that I’m now featuring the Handel Group on Glimpse TV, I was completely knocked off my feet in the best way possible. I began working with Rebecca Bent, the current CEO of the Handel Group, and during our first session she called me out as a “faker.” I was shocked. I was stunned. I was incredibly annoyed. And somewhere deep inside me I knew she was right. The unraveling around some of my avoidance and faking tendencies began in October 2009 and I continue to coach with the Handel Group now. Their methodology is not for the faint of heart. They are all about personal integrity and telling the truth. I had to fess up to the fact that I’ve never been real keen on the truth and, in fact, I’ve spent most of my twenty-seven years doing back flips and emotional contortions to avoid it. Since working with Rebecca, and now my new coach Molly, my life has transformed in many ways, including much deeper and more authentic relationships with my mom, dad, and sisters, a creative outlet in this blog and Glimpse TV, more financial abundance than I’ve ever had, and a stronger sense of self-worth that comes from knowing that I’m telling the truth. The journey continues and I’m a very pleased customer.
Laurie Gerber, president of the Handel Group, joined me on the roof last week to share the number one mistake people make when having tough conversations (and how to avoid it), why the truth is so sexy, her life’s mission to make the world a better place, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!
The Biggest Mistake People Make In Tough Conversations: Glimpse TV with Laurie Gerber of the Handel Group from Kate Moller on Vimeo.