At Neuragility, we help people, teams, and organizations grow into new ways of thinking, being, and acting so they can create, adapt, and prosper.
We do this in three phases:
1. We learn about you, your life, your business, and your goals to establish a baseline and act as an informed partner. Organizationally, we gather new, useful information, make sense of the patterns, stories, and perspectives we hear, and assess how others are coping with related challenges.
2. We co-create, working backward from the results you want to achieve. Working with you and pe
ople key to your personal and/or organizational goals, we co-design the desired state, the path forward, and the metrics that define success.
3. We both co-generate and ignite perspective through coaching, facilitation, public speaking, and consulting to help people connect, make sense, align, act, and learn.
There are three facets to Neuragility: biological and social health, individual agency enhanced through critical thinking, and collective practices that increase the intelligence and agency of a community.
Biological and social health include
rejuvenating diet, sleep, and exercise
building connections and community
engaging in focus, reflection, and meditation practices
pursuing hobbies, interests, and avocations
Agency & Critical Thinking include
engaging complexity, ambiguity, and claims of truth with skepticism, inquiry, and openness
identifying, deconstructing, and reconsidering your and other’s assumptions, reasoning, and social conditioning
recombining the elements of your experience and developing latent talents
using emotional intelligence to relate to yourself and others with wisdom and compassion
taking full responsibility for your thoughts, actions, and impact – intended or not
engaging people and situations in new ways -- while experimenting and learning
Collective Intelligence and Action include (all of the above, plus)
stepping back as a community to reconsider and update, together, the reference points and assumptions that frame people’s logic, relationships, identity, focus, and frames
a deep commitment to learning, integrity, and action
understanding the complexity, principles, and ‘logic’ of human social systems, the underlying social contract, and how leadership is an expression of that system
Personal: Flexibility, agility, continuous learning, focus, renewal, and results amid life’s changes
Business: Shared and unified purpose; leadership, ongoing acumen for disruptive change
Premises & Tenets
Summary: Throughout our lives, the degree to which we adapt and prosper is a blend of circumstances and the self-imposed limits we create as ways to assess and engage those circumstances -- our stories and mindsets. Adapting and thriving often means moving beyond limiting stories and mindsets by reclaiming our agency and authoring new ways of being.
Each of us has a fluid kaleidoscope of capacities, strategies, and stories that can be recombined in infinite ways. Too often, usually, due to overwhelming and numbing circumstances, we freeze our capacities -- and our identity -- into repetitive patterns and then demand that the world change.
Over time, we defend these patterns, confusing them with our identity, and confusing the survival of our identity with our actual survival. At this point, we have narrowed and sidelined our potential.
More times than not, we need to change.
We do this by first questioning our assumptions about how the world works and who we are -- a process of stepping back and freeing ourselves from the power of our patterns. Next, we learn new ways to think, act, connect, and reflect. As we continuously learn, we become more fluid, flexible, and generative leading to new insights and better outcomes. We apply new learning, pay attention to feedback, and refine our strategies.
While the stories we carry around can help or hinder us, our relationships to these stories are often the key to adapting to changing circumstances. These relationships often include detachment, discipline, reflection, humility, curiosity, and courage. Fundamentally, though, we help you and your organization, reconnect to the agility you need to create and perform.
What Makes Us Different
At Neuragility, a core tenet of our approach to learning and change is that the identities, stories -- and other assumptions we bring to a situation -- determine much of the situation’s outcome and its meaning. While many approaches to personal and organizational development deal with skills, traits, and self-awareness feedback, few address the role our identities and stories play in our ability to change the stories we (often, unconsciously) live within.
Addressing self (identity, ego, traits, preferences, and patterns) encountering situations is the standard scope of most business consulting, coaching, and training. This leaves out not only essential elements to adapt to change but also, most importantly, our relationships to those elements. The illustration below depicts not just our meeting situations with our stories (3) but also taking into account the relationship we have to these stories (2), the identity we bring to enact those stories, and the relationship we may have to the identity we bring to the situation (1). Agency in each of these areas creates greater agility to meet disruption and disarray.
The elements out-of-scope in standard models are addressed by Neuragility's broader scope (model elements 1- 6 below) starting with being, to observer, to conditioned self -- offering more ways to identify with who we are and then moving to situations, social conditioning, and zeitgeist offering a separation from patterns and a larger palette of what's possible. All of these come through an experiential approach to these elements and a reconsideration of our relationship and use of each.
We facilitate personal and collective agency -- enabling you to choose the stories and identities you bring to your situations and the times we live in. When we change these relationships we are able to use our identities and stories as assets, resources, and tools. We can naturally disassemble, reassemble and create new ones as needed.
To enhance individual and collective agency, we use processes that include analysis and logic, metaphor, an experiential review of our relationships to past and present situations, and a safe forum. With these tools and processes, we reconsider whether the way we’ve created ourselves and our stories give us perspectives that leads to satisfaction and performance. We then teach how to apply this learning in a continuous cycle of assess, engage, expand.
Agility & Resilience
Life Coaching/ Transitions