Life Coaching Cultures can change the world for EVERYONE!
That’s just the way it is, we have to accept it.
We can courageously co-create something WAY better! Free the people!
and the Jedi
Life coaching is part athletic/arts coach, part human potential movement and part hero’s journey guide.
The hero’s journey portion requires a worthy nemesis… and boy do we have one: The Industrial Culture of Hierarchical Control! ARGH!
Almost every player with a coach has a dream for some kind of change in their own lives and the world around them. This requires an epic quest to challenge the status quo and reclaim their power!
In Star Wars lingo, The Industrial Hierarchical Control Culture is “The Empire”, the Life Coaches are ‘The Jedi”!
Culture is a big, amorphous thing.
The idea is that none of us here started the Industrial Culture of Hierarchical Control; it was here when we got here. It is just the latest version of various hierarchical control cultures going back a few thousand years.
We were all subjected to it and it got into us; as Humans we absorb culture.
And then we participate in it and even unknowingly contribute to keeping it going UNLESS we proactively act to co-create something new. This is what I am pointing to with the idea of Life Coaching Culture that is co-creative and Egalitarian.
Let’s have a look.
|Industrial Culture of Control||Life Coach Culture of Co-Creation|
|Time frame||~ 1880 – ~2030||1995 ~ 2010 – ????|
|The Framework||Everything – schools, businesses, communities – is run by authoritarian control like a military operation.||Most things are run like a talented performance art or athletic team co-creating inspiring experiences.|
Innocent teachers, managers and business owners become unwitting henchmen for the dehumanizing top-down hierarchy.
The 5 C’s
Tell them what to do
Show them how to do it
Make sure they do it right
Inspired Life Coaches and coach-approach teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders play to unleash the best of Human Nature.
The 5 BE’s
The urge to Become through play
The ability to Believe in a dream
The need to Belong with a dream team
Extract value and resources to accumulate wealth
Express and receive love
Empower the drive to be free in every individual
|The Power||In the “system”||In the YOUnique Superpowers
of Individual Players in
an uplifting environment
Sitting silently at a desk
memorizing the right answers
working alone completing tasks
preparing for the test..
and then life in the cubicle
|Life (and Online)…
Learning from the world
co-creating, sharing, connecting
playing games with global friends
pursuing the next level…
and then life in the world!
Do it right the first time
(at school) Do your own work
After you fail, play again
Together we play better
Get to the next level
|You are a||Worker / servant
Co-Creator / Investor
|You have a||Job
with a Manager / Boss
|Dream / Purpose
with a Coach
|What you do||Complete tasks
|Co-Create Results and Experiences
Express Superpowers to add value
|Why?||To earn a living||To live your dream and GROW|
|The Feeling?||Suppressed & Traumatized
Unique voice and power silenced
|Rewarding and challenging experiences and opportunities to contribute make every day a fulfilling adventure|
|The Path to Success…||
Do it right
Fit in by being like the others
Play big to make a difference
Find a place / group that embraces ALL of who YOU are
Things – More is better
Things that inspire you
Experiences that expand your skills and awareness;
|You aim to||Save some money for retirement;
then you can enjoy life.
|Co-Create a freedom-filled lifestyle
make it better
The point of this chart is to help you SEE the Industrial Hierarchical Control as a co-created culture, rather than this is just the way it is; or worse, this is the way it is meant to be.
Along the way of coaching hundreds – and eventually over 1,000 – amazing people, I saw these patterns so many times:
Folks whose dreams had been squashed.
Folks who had so much fear of their own human nature … and playfulness.
Folks who had completely lost touch with their unique power and voice.
AND… these were the folks who were generally confident and optimistic about life!! These were the folks with the determination to hire a Life Coach.
What about the 99% who would not even think of hiring a coach? How far away are they from the life of co-created egalitarian freedom?
Whoa! Really far.
Most of the time the past events that lead to the loss and fear were experiences with other people.
I began to actively wonder.
Why are we living this way?
Why do we treat each other this way?
Meanwhile… the Global Life Coaching movement was – and IS – happening!
There is a better way for us to live; a better way to treat each other.
We CAN co-create a life coaching culture where:
- Where our Dreams are alive!
- Where we all play big to make a positive difference in each other’s lives.
- Where we are willing to risk failure, learn fast and grow.
- Where each of us find a place / group that embraces ALL of who we are.
- Where we are all encouraged to own our value and appreciate the value of others.
Bucky Fuller, the wise sage of the 20th Century, often said that you don’t change culture by fighting against it. You change culture by creating something better and inviting people to it.
This is what the Global Life Coaching Movement is all about!
The right column of the chart – the Life Coaching Culture of Co-Creation – will provide you a beacon of light that you can move toward.
Going back to our Hero’s Journey metaphor…
When you venture out into the world for play for your Dream…
And when you coach (and guide) others in pursuit of their dreams…
You will see the effects of the Authoritarian / Industrial hierarchical control culture EVERYWHERE.
Our mission is to:
SEE it and then courageously choose co-creative freedom.
Help our players SEE it and then courageously choose co-creative freedom.
That is what Wise Rebels do.
Together, we can do it.
The important thing is that we can all participate in our own way. Bringing a co-creative Egalitarian culture to a family, group of friends, community or company creates a ripple effect of good that literally changes the world.
The Life Coaching Force… is with you! (couldn’t resist)
Being a Life Coach…
You will become a wise rebel who is profoundly capable of setting people free!
You will be able to recognize the impact of Industrial Hierarchical Control in everyone you coach and gently encourage them to reclaim their power. “Use the Force, Luke”
Center for Coaching Mastery Program
In the Center for Coaching Mastery Program we amplify the impacts of the Industrial Hierarchical Control on a regular basis and practice the path to Connected Age Co-Creation.
You will become a master at shining a light at what is possible when we reclaim our human nature and our unique power. Some people will be too afraid to trust you. But the ones who do will love the adventure… and the feeling of being alive!