We have discovered that clients work best on important issues when they are not in their everyday settings.
We recommend that you think of a place where you are away from the people, pressures and anything that will distract from engaging and making your Legacy Forum a successful and productive time.
I used to have a house on Lake Sammamish in Redmond, Washington. It was five minutes down the hill from Microsoft. Many of my clients were executives from Microsoft. They would come to my house and we would walk out onto the dock to talk. The dock is the photo above.
Over the years I have met clients at vacation homes, on boats, in the mountains, on the golf course, in retreat settings, in hotels or some other private venue with few distractions.
I believe we all have special places that work for us. For me it is near water, on the beach, a long drive and pine forests. What are your places?
Working on problems, formulating ideas, making great decisions, strategizing complex systems, planning a lasting legacy, does not happen in a 50 minute therapy session. The Legacy Forum normally starts with us spending a full day together. We need to get to know each other and develop a good platform for powerful and meaningful outcomes.
We also work with clients and their families by creating retreats over a period of days.
We live in a world where speed, immediacy and the demand for a solutions is now. In a crisis that may be true but it is not the recipe for a great life.
Our process requires a forum that in conducive to and respectful of people who are serious about issues that will profoundly affect their legacies and lives.
Coaching and counseling for personal issues often takes the short format of a few sessions of an hour over a number of weeks or months. We have found that starting with the minimum of a day, with follow ups, half-days or regular shorter interactions creates powerful outcomes.