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The Liberator Engineer

Liberator Engineer

The Innate Potential Model has at its core 12 archetypal Personal Leadership types featured in the international best selling book Personal Leadership Style: How To Lead Your Life With Effortless Happiness, Confidence And Purpose

The key message and personal leadership lesson of the Liberator Engineer is ‘breakdown the old and build the new’ Liberator Engineer

Your key innate strengths are

  • You are very in touch with all extremes of emotion and not afraid to show these extremes even though this may challenge others in a big way – you always mean well and being demonstrative is just you!
  • You are passionate and inspiring in every element of your existence
  • You naturally draw others to you with your ability to see opportunity in everything and to create a-new, no matter the situation at hand
  • You are here to serve others on a big level, showing the way forward and out of the darkness to those who have lost the ability to shine their own lights from these dark places
  • Very in touch with bodily sensations and are generally fully aware of your own sexuality, combining that power with your passionate fiery nature to express divine beauty in the world
  • You are able to direct your passionate fiery energy into creating the new for yourself and others in a supportive, non threatening, embracing way
  • You know when to use your incredible power and you are aware of the appropriate time to do so
  • You know you can be intimidating but rather than using this to your powerful advantage you use it to welcome others into your life in a safe way, showing them that you can help them to challenge their demons and find truth in their own light


Limits: Real or Imagined?

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Yesterday I asked you to help me to answer a question I am fascinated in at the moment (well to be honest it’s fascinated me for some time) and that was to define what it means to live a limitless life.  I look forward to sharing all the responses with you in the near future but in the meantime I got to thinking about the opposite of being and experiencing limitless.  That is a life filled with or bound by limits; a life in the box perhaps?

In particular I began thinking about whether the limits that we can experience are real or imagined.  These thoughts came after a great conversation I recorded with my friend Jennifer Lee, founder of Artizen Coaching and award winning author or The Right-Brain Business Plan

During our chat which will air in the next couple of weeks on Creative Possibility – The Limitless Life on Web Talk Radio, Jenn and I talked about many things that would be limits as examples of the things that get in the way of us living an empowered, confident, more joyous and abundant life

Where do these limits we experience come from?  Are they real or imagined?

How often have you got yourself in such a mess that you just can’t seem to find a way out.  What sort of limit does this place on you and what impact does that have?  Most importantly how does it make you feel?

When it comes to busting through limits one of the first things I like to do is challenge whatever it is that I see as a limit.  I take the approach that it’s not real until proven and most of the time I end up deciding that what I got myself so bound up by isn’t really that real or that big of a deal after all.  I’ve become entangled in the emotion and perception or belief that it’s real and when that happens it’s time to challenge it big-time!

Here’s a quick exercise to help you to see things from a different perspective

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Embracing The Real You: 3 Questions To Help You Discover And Speak With Your Own Voice

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In today’s post I promised to share the first of 3 Counter-Actions To Take To Show Up As The Real You a genuine effortless success creating strategy that’ll support you to address any challenges that have arisen from your personal identity confusion, a theme we’re expanding on currently

So what to do to combat comparison, one of the biggest contributors to identity confusion and block to you being and sharing the real you?

Use Your VoiceSpeak with your own voice!

Now some may tell you this should be child’s play.  In my experience speaking with your own voice can be a real challenge.  That’s compounded by the degree of comparison you’re wrapped up or trapped in.  Here’s 3 steps to help you discover and speak with your own voice

1. Ask yourself “What will it take for me to stop comparing myself to others?”

This is an extension of what I shared yesterday and I do have a tendency to bang on about this topic as it’s something I’m passionate about.  Comparison is something you have to shed if you’re to discover and speak from your own voice.  This question may seem simple but it’s very powerful so ask away, allow yourself the space and some quiet time to hear the answer and then take action and follow what you hear

2. Ask yourself “When I share with others (with my spoken or written voice) what am I most passionate about, what makes my heart sing?”

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The Real You: Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 2

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Last month I shared some key insights into the state of identity confusion.  This included providing a bit of psychological background into the origins of this term as well as some benefits to getting clear on who you are.  Knowing your true self is about having a clear identity (you can read part 1 here)

I promised I’d be back with a second installment in this series as it’s something that I see as a big challenge for many people.   So here it is, part 2 of the Overcoming Identity Confusion series, The Real You

In this post I agreed to share with you key insights into how to create a powerful identity and I plan to do that by sharing 3 things that you are probably doing right now that are potentially leading to increased confusion, growing overwhelm, loss of confidence and a sense of not only “who am I” but “what on earth am I doing?”

3 Actions Destined To Keep You Hiding And Confused

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2013: What Does It Mean To Me?

It’s the first day of the new year.  A time when people feel tired, a little worse for wear after celebrations the night before.  A time to reflect and to decide that things really are to be different this year.  Take a moment to think about your 2012 and all that happened in the past 12 months.  Use today and in fact the entire month of January to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for you

I’m starting the year by participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge hosted by a dear friend Michelle Shaeffer (I had Michelle feature as a guest on last week’s podcast episode of my radio show – listen in here!) and her colleague Michele Scism – together they have been running 4 successful challenges each year teaching bloggers how to get their blogs to soar!

What does this mean?  It means I’ll be posting something every day for the coming month.  It’ll likely just be a short message on my reflections over the month as I take up my own challenge to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for me in my life and business

Day 1: 2013 What Does It Mean To Me?Happy New Year

2013 is for me a fresh start.  I’ll be totally honest here, 2012 sucked for me in so many ways.  It also held some of the greatest opportunities for me to gain self understanding and on a professional level it was a successful year for me.  I achieved goals I didn’t really think I would, made and sustained some inspiring and powerful connections, worked with more and more committed, passionate, determined clients who saw abundant results in their own lives and businesses and so much more

That said I ended 2012 tired.  No, make that exhausted!

I am now excited about the prospects of the new year but wondering where to get the motivation, drive and determination I need to make it as successful as I know it has the potential to be.  So 2013 to me is all about self support.  It is about balancing my energy, taking time out when I know I need to, not when I fall in a heap.  It is about filling myself with nourishment – good food, plenty of activity, inspiring learning, saying yes to dynamite opportunities, connecting with people who speak my language and are willing to support me and receive my support in return.  It’s about loving and being loved.  It’s about colour and feeling fully alive each and every day.  It’s about things being effortless, easy, free and limitless

It’s going to be a great year.  I can just feel it!

What’s 2013 mean to you?  love you to share your thoughts below


Who Are You? Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 1

Who are you?  Is this a question that sends you into a flat spin, leaves you with a blank expression or fills your head with an overwhelming number of possibilities?

Knowing who you are is one of the most interesting journey’s you can take in life.  It has the potential to be filled with discovery and wonder, curiosity and amazement, purpose and potential and yet as a question “Who are you?” or more to the point “Who am I?” is referred to regularly as the one question that leaves a large majority of people feeling confused and challenged on a daily basis

Recently I’ve been working with a new set of clients and while their challenges have been varied, the primary root cause underlying their frustrations and limitations has been confusion.  Specifically self confusion which I see as potential identity crisis.  This topic has come up so often that I wanted to share with you a little about identity, identity confusion and how to overcome it over the course of December

First up let’s take a look at the first question to ask ourselves.  “What is identity?”

Identity is the underlying element of who we are.  It’s how we define ourselves – our sense of self.  It is also how others define us – and may, particularly in relation to business be described using words such as brand or branding, personal brand or reputation

It is also the sum of all of these things – who we are, our sense of self and how others define us

It is all of the different roles we play – partner, parent, business owner, friend, sibling, speaker, creator, marketing manager, author, student, and employer and so on

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What Sort Of Leader Are You?

Personal Leadership, also known as Self-Leadership, has been a passion of mine for quite some time.  Along side this I have had a life-long interest in understanding people.  By understanding I mean how we work, what makes us tick, how we relate to each other and how individuals can discover and share their innate gifts, something I call your Innate Potential

Innate Potential is the sum of all of our archetypal patterns, thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and actions.  It’s the expression of the gifts and challenges we were born with and the magical future we are yet to create.  In an effort to aid self understanding and the discovery or re-discovery of the many innate aspects to each individual I began to explore the connection between Archetypes and Personal Leadership.  What I discovered was that there were indeed a set leadership styles that were resonant with my understanding of Archetypes as a way to define similar patterns of expression in individuals

The Innate Potential Model of Leadership has at it’s core 12 individual leadership styles.  Each Personal Leadership Archetype captures a unique set of attributes that show up in all of us.  We each have all of the Archetypes within, but we have some that are much more dominant in us that others

The 12 Archetypal Personal Leadership styles are

  • Advocate Rescuer
  • Heroine Adventurer
  • Inspirer Believer
  • Liberator Engineer
  • Mediator Diplomat
  • Mentor Teacher
  • Mother Nurturer
  • Networker Connector
  • Pioneer Seeker
  • Queen Ruler
  • Shapeshifter Alchemist
  • Visionary Creator

If you’d like to know what your archetypal Primary Personal Leadership style is book a profiling session here



Love to Connect With Others? You Are a Natural Networker Connector


A Netwoker Connector hey?  Well you have a very engaging personal leadership style indeed!

As a Networker Connector you have a genuine compulsion to bring people together and with that you have a unique ability to connect all sorts of things (people, opportunities, outcomes).  With a canny ability to expand your sphere of influence by forging alliances and making connections amongst vastly different groups of people you are a natural messenger and communicator

With your natural weaving skills she can literally weave a web of connectivity, bringing people, resources and opportunities together no matter their origin or need.  In fact you enhance unity and harmony amongst others with the way you bring them forward to join together for a common reason and you love to celebrate the results of this ‘joining’

With your love of gathering you are a natural hostess who always ensures all her guests are well cared for

You are able to hover in space and time just like one of your totems the dragon fly but can also see beyond the illusions that others get misguided and confused by.  This means you have a great sense of clarity and vision for others, but not always for herself so you do need to be careful not to get caught up in the illusions of your own life

Love to know more about what it means to be a Networker Connector and what this means for your unique Personal Leadership style?  join me at an upcoming Effortless Success Seminar