Curtis is passionate about having people live the lives that they want to live. Having worked with hundreds of people within corporations and in the public sector he has seen first-hand the quiet desperation that pervades so many people’s lives.
In his career over, the last 30 years, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, energy companies, government agencies, unions, teachers, students, and parents. The common theme running through almost all of his work with groups and individuals is a longing for greater self-connection, self-understanding, a deep desire for meaningful and purposeful work, and for a greater sense of fulfilment in life. This, to him, is one of the great tragedies of the post-modern world, and is why he does the work he does.
His vision is for people to be living lives that are meaningful, creative, and fulfilling, and that includes his own. In his individual and team coaching and his Organizational Development work he engages his clients on a very personal and professional level. He is known as someone who asks the hard questions in a way that has people hear and respond to them.
In his coaching he has trained to incorporate more of the person into the process than is usually done. By working with the physical, emotional, energetic as well as the mental bodies of his clients, they are able to produce profound changes in a shorter period of time than one would accomplish only addressing the mental body.
He likes to use a combination of The Leadership Circle Profile, Myers/Briggs, team coaching, open space technology, Theory U and experiential activities to maximize learning. He has found that by attending to the diverse ways in which people learn, groups/teams gain greater levels of understanding, trust and productivity in a much shorter period of time.
Newfield Network: Ontological Coach
The Strozzi Institute: Master Somatic Coach
International Coach Federation: Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Certified MBTI instructor
Certified in The Leadership Circle Profile