Most of what I know comes from my life-long study of nature: complex adaptive systems, evolution, optimization, uncertainty, scarcity, niches, robustness, competition and so on.
Sharing an understanding of these "laws of nature" -- in ways that are accessible, understandable and actionable -- is the hallmark of my practice.
Much of the rest of what I know comes from many years of working with people: strengths and vulnerabilities, goal seeking and self-destruction, fantasy and delusion, joy and pain, results beyond imagination and epic failures.
Helping people to utilize positive practices -- and avoid negative ones -- for how to think, act and succeed is a cornerstone of my work.
I strictly avoid anything like a "one size fits all" approach to my work with clients. There are always differences in people and their circumstances which make their cases unique. I ardently respect, advocate and defend individuality.
Over the years, however, I have developed a set of core topics that often serve as fundamental building blocks for my clients. I rarely encounter a situation where one or more of them isn't useful in diagnosing and resolving issues.
In addition, my philosophical toolbox is crammed full of various topics, concepts, ideas, analogies, metaphors, charts, diagrams and even cartoons. These are invariably useful for enhancing insight and strengthening understanding.
This "bricks and mortar" approach is the essence of my expertise and how I help my clients create the strongest possible foundations on which to build their success.