Michael S. Seaver opens Act 2 with a discussion of purpose, mission and the distinction between the two. Michael makes fascinating observations about his process of self-discovery breaking away from the established patterns of his youth to become his own man. He affirms, “I am not the mental models that my parents distilled in me…” For Michael, finding his mission was a series of “iterations and processes,” or as he puts it, his “Earth School” curriculum.
Michael expands on this idea of identifying the mental models of our younger days to draw clear conclusions about our emotions. As he says, “I promise you that you can tie them to an origin event from your childhood.”
After slowing down and examining his own emotions against that childhood framework, Michael began to see patterns, subliminal messaging, and programming that informed not only his own experience, but so many aspects of society at large.
We discuss novel therapeutic models like Forest Bathing, which Michael expertly explains as one of the best ways to reconnect with the things are natural and matter most to us.
Michael lines up the runway in Act 2 by discussing his new book, “I Know: A Practical Guide for Awakening to What's Within and Finding Work-Life Integration.” He brings us home with a deeply personal story of a time when, feeling overwhelmed by his life, he laid on his floor contemplating taking his own life. His savior? None other than his cat, Cleopatra, and her purrs of love.
Michael S. Seaver is an award-winning executive coach, leadership consultant, keynote speaker, and author. He’s on a mission to unlock human potential to help people uncover and live their purpose and live a more meaningful, authentic life. Michael’s unique methodology has revolutionized how leaders can live authentically and how organizations engage employees. He offers no-nonsense strategies to help people find confidence in their life’s narrative, find commonalities across generations working together, and communicate with emotional intelligence.