Business Coach - Sowers Project
Occupation: Performance Coach. Motivational Speaker
Company: Sowers Project
Location: Castle Rock, CO.
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2012 9:43am
I am a Certified Professional Coach and Motivational Speaker; founder of Sowers Project; faith-based Coaching & Consulting. Sowers Project exists to plant the seeds of service, communion, cooperation and compassion among leaders. I believe in the power of transformational leadership, aimed to impact the life of many through unconditional service.
I assist leaders, professionals, and parents who know they are capable of more; people not content with things as they are and refusing to stifle the restlessness of heart that points them toward something greater and sets them on the inward journey to reach the star that shows the way to love, to success and fulfillment. I help them to perform and deliver at a higher level, and become more effective leaders. In turn, this creates a ripple effect as each of these leaders make tremendous positive changes on their own lives, personal relationships and, of course, their colleagues.
My coaching practice is built around two distinctive areas.
The first is Coaching for Performance. Coaching is a performance-enhancing process that enables you to do something successfully in a shorter period of time with less effort. Performance Coaching helps you to unleash and develop your potential to maximize your performance at work, at home, in sports, etc. Our clients are people who know they are capable of more; people who want to achieve and deliver at a higher level. The coaching relationship raises the levels of self-awareness, enthusiasm, passion, and commitment. This coaching approach is suitable for a wide range of situations.
The second distinctive area of our coaching practice is the implementation of the value of Spiritual Capital to stimulate creativity, encourage moral behavior and live more purposefully. This impacts your work life, family life, and social life. Spiritual Capital has been defined as the wealth, the power, and the influence that we gain by acting from a deep sense of meaning, our deepest values, and a sense of higher purpose (Zohar). Therefore, Spiritual Capital implies acting in accordance with our deepest values as we lead lives committed to service.
My services include life and business coaching from a Christian perspective.
Why do I do this?
I spent 7 years in a monastery in Europe sharing my life with a community of brothers. Following my stay at the monastery, I started planting the seeds of communion and compassion among Christians as a family and relationship counselor.
In January 7th, 2000, when I was 28 years old, I had an accident in Costa Rica, while attending a convention; as a result of the accident I was a quadriplegic, caused by an injury to the spinal cord between C3 and C4.
Quadriplegia is a traumatic life-changing event. At 28, I knew little about quadriplegia. That was all about to change. Laying in a hospital bed I remember thinking of all things I would love doing again. The thing that I missed the most was running. Until that day, I had been a runner for many years; actually the day of my accident, in the morning, I had gone for a run without knowing that it would be the last. In spite of my condition, I kept a positive attitude towards life that prevented me to fall into a desperation.
Thanks to God, after two months under this circumstance, I started moving my toes just a little bit. Then is when I started a long and excruciating therapy treatment; 10 hours a day of physical therapy that even for the average healthy people would have been very challenging. After six months the doctor said the therapy was over; and I was allowed to resume my professional life. I was already walking without any help, and able to have a normal life in spite of a few small consequences.
The first thing I tried was running; I went to a park and started running. Unfortunately, I couldn't; my body was not behaving the way I expected and was unable to do it. Nonetheless, I tried again... same results; it was not a confortable experience, and after a couple minutes I couldn't go on. Although I was not having a good time running, my heart kept dreaming of this old passion.
As a runner, I had learned that to succeed in a race three things are essential: passion, determination and training. Determination is all about supporting your intentions or your dreams with a strong will. Although physically I was not the same, my will was still invincible. I was not the kind of runner who would get disheartened because my competitor had an insurmountable lead in the race. I kept trying because I was determined to run again. After several years of hard work, I can tell I am a runner again and participate on races, where nobody can tell or even believe what happened to me.
Now after that experience, I've found the courage and determination to help others in having the life of theirs dreams. Because when there is little you can do, there is a lot to fight for. As long as there is something you can do, no matter how difficult it may be, you should never give up. Passion, determination and commitment to our dreams is what keeps us alive.
I have multiple college degrees, which include Philosophy, Theology, English Philology; MA in Strategic Planning, and an Accredited Coach Training Program by the ICF; for a total of 11 years of college education.
I am very interested in the mission of building relationships and enhancing lives; I am committed to helping Christian men to fulfill their life purpose, their mission, and their dreams. I enjoy going to work each day knowing that the work I am doing enables others to live their life to the fullest. It is a good feeling to go home at the end of the day knowing I have made a difference.