The CALM to THRIVE Method

C ontemplative

A uthentic

L ifelong

M indful


T ime

H arness Creativity

R est

I nterpersonal

V alues

E motional Intelligence


This coaching framework aims to develop well-rounded, introspective leaders who are not only effective and productive but also balanced, fulfilled, and capable of sustaining their success over the long term.

By integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and slow living principles, clients can achieve their goals while maintaining their well-being and fostering a positive impact on their teams and busine


Foundation and Assessment


The term "Contemplative" emphasises the importance of introspection, deep thinking, and reflection in the leadership process. It encourages leaders to take the time to contemplate their goals, challenges, and expectations, and to assess their current state thoughtfully and deliberately.

Initial Consultation:

Understand your goals, challenges, and expectations.

Comprehensive Assessment:

Use an introspective questionnaire to evaluate your current state.


S. elf-Awareness and Reflection


"Authentic" refers to being genuine to oneself. In this stage, authenticity is cultivated through mindfulness, journaling, and reflection, helping leaders connect with their true thoughts, feelings, and values.

Daily Mindfulness and Meditation Practices: Enhance self-awareness.

Regular Journaling: Explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Structured Reflection Exercises: Analyse your leadership style, decisions, and behaviours.


V. ision and Goal Setting


"Lifelong" implies that vision and goal setting are ongoing processes. You’re encouraged to continually reassess your values, purpose, goals, and vision, viewing your development as a lifelong journey.

Uncover Core Values and Purpose

Develop Clear, Actionable Goals: Align these goals with your values and long-term vision.

Visualisation Exercises: Envision desired outcomes and the steps needed to achieve them.


Emotional Intelligence


"Mindful" development of emotional intelligence involves being aware of and attentive to one's emotions and those of others. This includes managing emotions effectively and cultivating empathy.

Techniques for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Exercises to Enhance Empathy and Understanding of Others' Perspectives


Strategic Slow Living Integration (T > TIME)

"Time Management" in the context of "THRIVE" emphasises prioritising tasks without rushing, aligning with the principles of slow living. This approach promotes intentional and mindful use of time.

Methods for Prioritising Tasks and Managing Time Effectively


Harness Creativity and Innovation (H > HARNESS)

"Harnessing Creativity and Innovation" means proactively leveraging creative thinking for productive outcomes. This involves creating space for unstructured time to facilitate spontaneous ideas.

Techniques to Foster Creative Thinking and Innovative Solutions

Periods of Unstructured Time: Allow for spontaneous ideas and insights.


Rest and Rejuvenation (R > REST)

"Rest and Rejuvenation" highlights the importance of rest in maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life. NSDR techniques help replenish energy and enhance creativity.

Strategies for Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Incorporate Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR) Techniques for Regular Rejuvenation


Interpersonal Skills (I > INTERPERSONAL)

"Interpersonal Skills" focus on effective communication and relationship-building. This includes strategies to enhance communication skills and foster positive relationships.

Teach Strategies for Building and Maintaining Trust.

Develop Effective Communication Strategies: Promote transparency and trust.


Values-Driven Leadership (V > VALUES)

"Values-Driven Leadership" means aligning leadership practices with core values and purpose. It emphasises ethical and authentic leadership that has a positive impact on your community.

Develop Skills for Effective Delegation and Empowering those around you.

Create a Leadership Legacy: Align with values and purpose.

Evaluate the Broader Impact of Leadership: On team, business, and community.

Mentor Others: Pass on principles of introspective and holistic leadership.


Emotional Intelligence (E > EQ)

"Emotional Intelligence" (EQ) involves developing skills to understand and manage emotions, fostering empathy, and practising effective communication for personal and professional growth.

Understand and Manage Emotions Effectively

Cultivate Empathy and Effective Communication

Resolve Conflicts Constructively

Delivery Methods


Tailored Plans and 1:1 Coaching - Based on individual assessments and goals.


Workshops and Retreats: In-person or virtual, focused on deepening practice and learning.


Digital Tools: Access to guided meditations, journaling prompts, e-books, and more.


Group Coaching Sessions: Foster community and shared learning.

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