The Transformational Odyssey shows readers how to take charge of their self-growth and development. It does this by providing readers with several applied techniques for engaging in deep self-learning in a more profound and fundamentally life-changing way.
The word “odyssey” connotes a long, and sometimes arduous and meandering journey. Although an odyssey may present the traveler with unexpected trials and challenges, in the end it may yield increased wisdom and knowledge. Building on this metaphor, The Transformational Odyssey introduces readers to eight passages that they will inevitably encounter during their own personal odysseys of self-discovery. Each of these passages involves a uniquely different learning challenge that, as it is successfully navigated, increases the reader’s capacity for self-growth.
The Transformational Odyssey is written in a conversational style, as if I were sitting down next to the reader to share my forty-plus years of experience as a personal coach and life transition counselor. Since different people learn in different ways, this book incorporates a variety of different learning methods, including actual cases, exercises, suggested actions, famous quotes, and metaphors. For those readers to would like to dig deeper on a given topic, at the end of each chapter I have included a separate section that introduces readers to related cutting-edge research in such topics as mindfulness, meditation, narratives, and future selves.
Executive coach & college professor, with 30 years of corporate talent management experience, and author of nine books, including Working Deeply: Transforming lives through transformational coaching (co-authored with Dr. Ken Ideus), and The Transformational Odyssey.
In this chapter of my book I talk about how we can easily become stuck in the past when we cease being attentive to those hundreds of small, daily decisions that either direct us to joy or misery.
Mindfulness is the path out of this trap, and the tool we can use to stop repeating those "mistakes" (life choices) that no longer work for us.