To the world of work, Richard brings "possibility thinking" and holds a powerful presence and space for deep transformation.
Over 30 years ago, Richard began questioning personal and societal beliefs about what life and work was "supposed to be about." Something didn't fit. These common worldviews seemed devoid of meaning and lasting fulfillment. His "inner voice" called to him for something more. Within a short time, Richard courageously walked away from his "safe" corporate career to take a powerful journey into self awareness and transformation.
In this continuing journey, Richard invites leaders and groups to think and grow beyond their pre-conditioned limitations into a vision of ever-expanding potential and possibility. He helps them get in touch with their authentic gifts and put them into action.
Working internationally, Richard loves to facilitate and mentor leaders in re-inventing their lives and work from the inside-out. He is an expert in shifting limiting beliefs and fears that can hold people back from finding their authentic voice and living their passion. He supports leaders and organizations in discovering, integrating and actualizing their true potential; to create their ultimate, authentic, success and fulfillment experience.
You can work one-on-one with Richard, or attend one of his transformational workshops where you can learn how to quickly change subconscious beliefs or let go of past trauma through deep forgiveness and shadow integration work. You can find Richard's personal transformation offerings on his ElevateLife, www.wisdomways.net website.
Richard Schultz has deep experience in the corporate world, spent over 15 years working in a variety of sales and account management positions for IBM and other software companies.
Since leaving the corporate world, Richard’s training and experience became deeply imbedded in the practice of facilitating and training people in these "whole person/whole system processes". His attentive, authentic style and presence naturally opens the space for his clients to embrace and take action on the deeper changes or expanded potentials that are emerging within the system. Richard's favorite group processes are “Open Space Technology” and Bohm Dialogue. For personal transformation, he finds that there is nothing like "shadow-work" to reconnect people to the whole of their brilliance!
Richard has extensive training & experience as a leader, facilitator and coach including the following change processes or models:
Assessment Tools and models to assess individual and organizational values and cultural alignment. Inspired by books such as “Built to Last” by James Collins and Jerry Porras, Cultural Transformation Tools® assist leaders in building aligned “Visionary Organizations” that have the internal capacity to prosper and change.
Richard is certified in these processes and joins hundreds of consultants around the world with this designation.
The Genuine Contact™ Program - www.genuinecontact.net
This leadership program works with and trains leaders and organizations to work with and facilitate the “whole person and whole system”. By honoring and trusting that people or teams already have the answers to complex problems, the Genuine Contact™ Program and tools facilitate the emergence of this collective wisdom, assisting the organization in finding their natural health and balance. The method naturally develops a strong sense of community and connection not normally experienced in organizations
Richard is a Certified Trainer and past Co-Owner of Genuine Contact™ Program. He served on this organization's international Leadership Vision Team to create a strategic plan for the Co-Owners of the program and several years on the management team. Within any facilitation design that Richard undertakes for a client, he has the opportunity of engaging the mentorship, expertise and support of this large international community of “whole system consultants”.
Tools and training for exploring and describing the core intelligences and deep values that flow beneath what we believe and do as individuals and organizations. This unique values-based model charts the evolution and emergence of living human systems that focuses on natural designs and offers whole integral solutions that are ecological, systemic, and life-affirming.
Richard is extensively trained in this model which informs much of his consulting work.
This powerful co-active model of coaching empowers leaders in creating the changes they desire in life. This is a partnership that is not just about achieving goals, but also discovering the lessons and wisdom inherent in life experience …building healthy perspectives, balance and resilience in our life and work.
Growing up in Saskatchewan, Canada, Richard has spent the bulk of his life between Calgary, Germany and New Brunswick. Richard loves the outdoors, especially hiking in the mountains, cycling, camping, or exploring our marvelous planet.
Richard is a co-founder of the Greater Moncton Peace Leaders' Collaborative which began the initiative to have Greater Moncton become an International City of Peace on International Peace Day, September 21, 2020. He has also facilitated Peace Cafés in the Moncton area and online.
Travel has been a constant life companion — sometimes traveling months or even years at a time to deeply experience the local cultures or environments. Although he has traveled and lived a couple of times in Europe, his favorite travels now tend to be countries like India where a soulful adventure always seems to await him with mysteries unfolding that are beyond belief!
We are an international group of facilitators, trainers and coaches with a shared mission to elevate the world of work in collaboration with other like-minded, like-hearted leaders and organizations.
ElevateWork specializes in facilitating highly effective online meetings, holistic leadership mentoring and cultural change. Open Space Technology, Bohm Dialogue, online Open Space conferences, participative online meeting facilitation, and facilitator training are our specialties.