Transforming your relationships

When fight or flight doesn’t seem right

The fight or flight response.  It comes into play when we are faced with a dangerous situation that needs our instinctual wits to help us to safety. Humans have chosen the correct choice enough times in our evolution to keep the species growing and thriving.  OK.  That’s great.  So what’s the problem? The problem comes in when we are triggered… Read more →

The Art of Taking Up and Not Taking Up Space

Have uncovered an interesting concept with my clients lately: Taking up space in a personal interaction leads to diminished connection and joy. Taking up space in our life leads to increased connection and fulfillment. In conversation, whether it’s a sales conversation or a talk with your wife, leaving the space between you open naturally produces better outcomes.  Asking questions and… Read more →

Simple Steps to Overcome SOS – Sudden Overwhelm Syndrome

Do you have a saturation point of input or stimulation, that when reached, renders you WAY less effective? Do you lose your cool in front of coworkers, kids or strangers when too much change is happening at the same time? I call this Sudden Overwhelm Syndrome.  It is common because we all have a threshold where it kicks in. Many clients come… Read more →

How to Keep Your Dignity AND Be More Effective in the Workplace

Do you wish that you had more presence of mind during important conversations? Do you say things that just aren’t true for you in the moment and then have to revisit a conversation to get your point across? Do you find yourself strong-armed into doing tasks that aren’t yours because you couldn’t stand in your strength and say NO? You are… Read more →

Just Say It

Just Say It

 At ODT we coach men in becoming more effective in their lives.  We look to achieve tangible results in specific areas.  One area is in having a tough conversation. The goal is to reach the point where someone else’s reaction to what you say (whether it be a compliment, idea, or concern)  does not dictate either: * your mood *your… Read more →

Valentine's Day Advanced Playbook for Men

Valentine’s Day Advanced Playbook for Men

The Valentine’s Day Basic Playbook for men is available all over social media right now. It focuses mainly on the two big ways to succeed with your partner on this special day: 1. Be a great communicator and 2. cover all the bases The communication part is about asking what she wants, i.e.  Where do you want to go to… Read more →

Trapped by Categories

Trapped by Categories

One of the cornerstones of Open Deep and True is coaching men in the art of opening to new possibilities. We are guiding men into living with a more fluid, expanded version of masculinity. Just as strong and competent as before, but with more freedom, choices, and connectedness.Why is there a need for this? For a long time, men have… Read more →