Executive Marriage Coach – Hitting the Wall, Guest Article

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Leadership, Sustainable success

Please read this article about an upcoming telesummit and book release by my friend Maria Gamb.

Hitting the Wall – What is the Change and How Do We Make It?
By Maria Gamb

There are times when we all hit the wall.

We hit that wall when we start to wonder whether or not what we’re doing is making any kind of impact – not just on ourselves and our families, but also on those around us.  So many times I have heard people ask, “Am I supposed to be working at the job I currently have?”  People question their level of fulfillment and wonder what it’s all for – especially given all that’s transpired from an economic standpoint over the past few years.

Something’s gone awry in business. On morning radio and TV shows, pundits argue one way or the other about how to cure this problem.  Recently I watched one commentator waving a large red pointer as he jumped up and down about financial projections and shortfalls.  But is this really what’s going to motivate business to change and bring it back to its bastion of integrity and profitability?

Executives and entrepreneurs alike are facing the same problems: lack of motivation, less than stellar morale, and lack of fulfillment or a sense of accomplishment.  They are fearful about their security and future.

But simply leaving the corporate world and working for oneself is not necessarily the solution. Sitting in a local coffee shop the other day, I overheard a conversation where one professional-looking woman was speaking to her sympathetic friend.

As she sipped her Americano, I heard the woman say, “I just want to walk out of this job and go weave baskets on the beach in Bali!”

Her friend replied, “Hey at least you have a steady job! I’m self-employed and it feels that way for me too.  I thought I was supposed to be happier this way. I thought I was going to feel fulfilled doing work I believed in.  But I can’t honestly say I am.”

They both stared at each other, looking beleaguered.

People want to feel productive.  People want to make a difference where they work no matter what it is that they do.  Many are tired of the problems we’ve faced in business year after year and are fed up.  And they want to be making a better living (read money).  However they are not quite sure how anything will get better.

So what’s the alternative?

It actually starts with each person– from corporate executives to the office worker to the self-employed– realizing that they are so much more powerful than they know, and by taking personal responsibility for their own happiness and fulfillment.  It means they will have to make a shift and undergo the same kind of transformation needed in many businesses today: working from the inside out.

We start change by changing ourselves.
I thought this topic was of such importance, I wrote a whole book on the subject called Healing the Corporate World: how value-based leadership transforms business from the inside out.
To celebrate the launch of my new book, which is coming to Amazon on October 12th, I would like to invite you to attend a very special fr*ee 4-part online telesummit with 9 guest speakers on this very topic:
“Transforming Business from the Inside Out”

October 4th-7th
1pm EDT/ 10am PDT/ 6pm UK/ 7pm CET
Register FR*EE at

http://www.mariagamb.com/book/telesummit.html

On this event, over the course of 4 days, you will get to hear thoughts from a distinguished panel of 9 passionate and innovative authors and speakers (ok, I’m one of them) to discuss the ingredients for becoming the ‘Change Agent’ in your business, in your life and in the world.
Below is an overview of the 4-day line up.
DAY 1: CHANGING OUR MINDSET FOR SUCCESS
Monday, October 4, 2010

•    VIP Guest: Greg Reid, Filmmaker, Motivational Speaker, #1 best-selling author of several books including Three Feet from Gold
•    Host: Maria Gamb, former Fortune 500 executive, business consultant and author of Healing the Corporate World
•    Host: Lynn Serafinn, transformation coach, marketing coach, author of The Garden of the Soul.

DAY 2: BLAZING A NEW TRAIL
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

•    VIP Guest: Allison Maslan, Life and Business Strategist, #1 selling author of Blast Off! Your Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality.
•    VIP Guest: Pam Slim, Business Coach and best-selling author Escape from Cubicle Nation: from Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
•    Host: Maria Gamb, former Fortune 500 executive, business consultant and author of Healing the Corporate World
•    Host: Lynn Serafinn, transformation coach, marketing coach, author of The Garden of the Soul.

DAY 3: RELATIONSHIPS AND IMPACT
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

•    VIP Guest: Nicole Heimann, Leadership Coach and founder of 5C! Concept GmbH, Switzerland
•    VIP Guest: Rich Gallagher, Business communications expert and author of many books on the topic including The Soul of an Organization, How to Tell Anyone Anything and his #1 customer service bestseller What to Say to a Porcupine.
•    Host: Maria Gamb, former Fortune 500 executive, business consultant and author of Healing the Corporate World
•    Host: Lynn Serafinn, transformation coach, marketing coach, author of The Garden of the Soul.

DAY 4: INNOVATION AND CREATION
Thursday, October 7, 2010

•    VIP Guest: Chuck Vollmer, founder and President of Jobenomics, and author of the book of the same name.
•    VIP Guest: Michael McMillan, speaker, designer, creative consultant and author of the books Pink Bat, Paper Airplane and others.
•    Host: Maria Gamb, former Fortune 500 executive, business consultant and author of Healing the Corporate World
•    Host: Lynn Serafinn, transformation coach, marketing coach, author of The Garden of the Soul.

I believe people are the greatest raw material in any business when their mindset and belief is focused on creating rather than competing. When our values and rules of engagement, both for ourselves and our teams, are in alignment, we can finally become the Change Agents and get past that brick wall.

I hope you’ll join me October 4-7 to hear what some of today’s leading business innovators also have to say about this subject.