Table of ContentsABOUT
WHAT WE DO
WHO I AM
WHY WE DO IT
Thinking Feeling Being is about Philosophy, Psychology, Coaching and practical solutions for everyday life, work, home and purpose.
After 30 years as a high-performance athlete and Project and Change Manager I became a qualified Coach, Mediator & Mentor to help people and organisations achieve their goals.
However the website goes beyond this and explores the change at a deeper level with reading, research and reflections from Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gabor Mate, Jordan Peterson and many more. I examine structures and models of change from mythology, philosophy, neuro-biology and every-day business and organisational change.
WHAT WE DO
Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future. The focus is on the individual and their ideas and opportunities, to define their goals, set their path, and achieve their success. Coaching is about listening, reflecting, asking questions and unlocking YOUR potential.
Organisational Coaching (typically for employees)
A typical example may be coaching related to business goals (projects, change or teamwork) or personal development (performance appraisal, personal development or leadership). The coaching content is confidential but aligned to outcomes agreed with the organisation.
Business Coaching (typically for entrepreneurs)
A typical example may be coaching to support small businesses and entrepreneurs with mission, vision or values. It may include the development of products, services, setting and managing goals or the operational aspect of running a business.
Coaching that is related to one specific time-limited goal. Examples include academic goals (eg achieving an MBA) or sport performance (eg winning medals) or personal goals (eg writing a book)
Personal (Life) Coaching
Sometimes instead of goals what is needed is a “thinking space” to reflect on situations, to find yourself, explore new directions, understand relationships or consider new options.
Mentoring is development driven, looking not just at the current job function but beyond, taking a more holistic approach to career development. Mentoring is non-evaluative, while coaching is based on measuring performance change. Due to the personal nature of mentoring, a mentor will more often than not draw on their personal experiences and expertise to help their mentee. This could be in the form of sharing a story that taught them a valuable lesson, or a challenge they overcame in their career.
Mediation promotes listening and understanding. It encourages a mutual solution focus, and therefore repairs and rebuilds collaboration, communication and trust and will deliver better outcomes. Business Mediation is an effective method for conflict resolution. It is successful between around 80% of the time. Parties discuss their disputes facilitated by an impartial third person(s) who supports them reaching a mutually agreed outcome.
It can be better than alternatives including court litigation, arbitration or ombudsman decision because is inherently less adversarial, less expensive, and less stressful and confidential allowing for a flexible process which may help to preserve relationships. Moreover, people are far more likely to stick to an agreement reached in mediation because people place a high value and greater ownership in outcomes they shared in creating
Restorative Adventure can occur indoors or outdoors as well as in urban or rural settings. It incorporates games, trust activities and wilderness based activities. Mentors incorporate kinaesthetic and natural elements into many of our sessions with activities such as hiking, fire-crafting, kayaking, orienteering, climbing, tracking, swimming, hiking, biking, wilderness exploration and more.
WHO I AM
I was a Triathlete at Commonwealth Games 2006 and Athlete Representative at the Glasgow Games in 2014. I have also represented GB in Triathlon, Ironman and Rowing and am 4 x National Champion for Coastal Rowing (2017 and 2021, 2022) with 2 of these as Cox/Coach.
Having ‘retired’ from high-performance sport I am now training as a Sea Kayak Leader and in 2022 spent 14 days kayaking in the Greenland artic wilderness.
As a Project and Change Manager work included the incorporation (‘privatisation’) of the Post Office and Ports of Jersey, and Project Director for the Health and Social Services Governance Review. My business Adapt Consulting Company has been delivering people, process and technology projects since 2015.
I am a former tutor/mentor for the Chartered Management Institute and as a UK IoD Mentor for BeTheBusiness supporting start-ups and commercial businesses. I am also a past member of the Public Accounts Committee.
The thread linking all these things together is the ability to support people and organisation to define and deliver their goals.
WHY WE DO IT
I do this because I am interested in the process of change: the step-by-step processes; and then motivation behind the change process (and thus the interest in Philosophy & Psychology)
I am also a volunteer for James Ark Jersey. The charity seeks to support fathers and their families going through difficult life challenges. One of the most common is family separation. We aim to lower conflict and offer emotional support through the separation process. We support fathers and their families suffering from long-term separation to find effective ways to reconnect with their children.
MBA, Chartered BCS, Banking and Compliance Qualifications
PRINCE2 & LEAN-Greenbelt, ToC, Six-Sigma, Scrum/Agile
APMG Change Practitioner,
ICF Accreditation Trained Coach and QMU qualified Mediator
PostGrad EC Competition Law
Tim HJ Rogers