You’ve tried conventional coaching. Now try this.
Businesses Grow When People Do
“The problem with most failing businesses I’ve encountered is not that their owners don’t know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations—they don’t, but those things are easy enough to learn—but that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know. The greatest businesspeople I’ve met are determined to get it right no matter what the cost.”
– Michael Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited
You’re here because you want something, and you think there’s something you don’t have that’s in your way.
That’s the place where we all begin, before we realize it isn’t true. I started there, too.
I began my career at E-Myth as a business coach in 2002, but when I saw its limits, I did what Gerber wisely counseled: I became determined to get it right.
Like you, I also sought knowledge, skill, tactics, tools, systems, etc. I learned enough to teach an entire business school curriculum.
It helped people, but not enough. The potential for deep transformation was not yet tapped. There was more to me, too.
Do you feel that way sometimes? That you’re supposed to be more? But you don’t really know what?
What does your deepest inner voice say when you’re still enough to hear it?
What Is Life Trying To Tell You?
Life teaches us with challenges that force us to evolve. When we try to get what we want without changing, it rarely works. But it doesn’t stop us from trying, right?
Who does Life call you to be? Can you sense it?
What stops you from letting go to that?
I had every intention of just being a business coach, but Life had other plans. My passion for getting it right fueled decades of deep inner work and self-realization.
I learned dozens of models, and distilled the best of it into Clear and Open: a universal, psychospiritual paradigm for leadership development.
Whereas most models are constructive, attempting to add knowledge, inspiration, skill, etc. to an individual, Clear and Open is rigorously deconstructive.
If you sense that you are in your own way, then how much sense does it make to improve that version of you?
What if what you needed was already there, and only needed to be revealed?
I’ve found in myself and with my clients that the most powerful transformation occurs when you lose the version of you that obstructs the truth of who you are.
That’s what gets you what you want.
Most of us spend many years trying to improve the self that isn’t working, like repainting a rusted out car. I understand. I did it, too.
Often we need to exhaust ourselves before we surrender to truth. I’d like to save you the trouble, and a lot of time.
How tired are you?
Because eventually, you find that what you’ve been seeking was already there, when you have the courage to truly get out of your own way.
Do you know exactly how, in excruciating detail, how you’re in your own way?
Because if you don’t, not much will change.
That’s the first step, and I can help you take it.
While Clear and Open’s focus is serving business leaders, I serve anyone who has a passion for truth, a hunger to learn, and the courage to be different.
If you’re ready, book a 15m discovery call with me. I’ll show you how you’re in your way. This is why you’re here.
This is why we’re all here.
I offer knowledge, tools, inspiration, and many other powerful aspects of coaching, therapy, and consulting, but it’s all in service of revealing the truest and most powerful You.
It’s challenging work, but I think you’re worth it. Besides, without the real You, nothing is ever enough. Have you noticed?
When you’re ready to let go of what you think you know, Clear and Open awaits. I’d tell you it’s unlike anything you’ve experienced before, but I’d rather you decide for yourself.
Ways to Engage
A la carte online training to support your pursuit of excellence. Topics focus on the most common obstacles to help you breakthrough to extraordinary. Learn at your own pace.
Join the community and get access to all online courses as well as live weekly webcasts for personalized support. Share the journey with others who can help you find the way.
For those deeply called to greatness, there is no substitute for a personal guide. This is the fast track to your destiny, for those courageous enough to follow their heart and do the work.
Clear and Open Online Courses go deep. Professionals who are serious about growth don’t have time for fluff. Learn how to get consummately well-organized, hold people accountable, solve any problem at the root, and more.
The catalog is constantly expanding, and courses are available a la carte so you can find the right one for you or your people. Courses are self-paced, but you’ll be inspired to move quickly to get the results you’re after.
Nothing Is More Precious Than
Your Time And Attention
Serious self-development begins with making time for it. This free mini-course is 3 short videos that help you reclaim hours every week so you have more time for what matters most.
Become a Dojo Member
The Clear and Open Dojo is a community of like-minded professionals committed to growing up, waking up, and realizing excellence. Get the direct feedback, accountability, and intensive training you need in a challenging and supportive digital setting.
If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
Being serious about professional growth requires being serious about personal growth. You’re courageous enough to pursue your dreams, and not just dream about them, right? The Clear and Open Dojo awaits.
Every great leader is surrounded by mentors and advisors. You need someone who sees your strengths and your weaknesses better than you do–someone who keeps you grounded in reality yet on-track to your wildest dreams.
Do the people in your life see who you are and what you could become?
Do you have a deep sense you can be and do more than you are now? Do you feel called to lead at a higher level? What if that call comes from the You you’re destined to become? Have the courage to find out. Don’t wait to discover what you’re capable of.
Clear and Open helped me find my authentic self and share it with others. That allows me to be myself at work, with my friends, and around those I love. It dramatically improved the connection I have with others AND (without intentional effort) brought the right professional opportunities to me that both notice this way of being and value my “open” leadership style. It’s difficult to place a value on how much this impacted my life personally and professionally. In many ways I think I still don’t even know myself.
Since joining the online group courses of Clear and Open, I have learned to lean into productive discomfort, recognize unconscious defenses and motivations, and develop critical thinking skills. Committing to a daily meditation practice has also made a huge difference in my life. Josef’s style of teaching and coaching invites us to engage, take action and grow…not only on a professional level, but also on personal and spiritual levels as well.
Every once in a while I cross paths with someone who changes the quality of my life for the better. Josef has proven to be one of those people.
Josef has made a significant contribution to my life. During my time with him he’s illuminated areas of myself that I wasn’t aware existed, helping me recognize issues that were holding me back and helping me discover ways to improve them. I’ll hold the lessons that he taught me for the rest of my life. I can’t recommend him enough.
“Josef is the best coach I have ever worked with. He is tough, insightful and will hold you accountable. If you’re ready for the truth, if you’re truly ready for the next level, I promise he will help take you there. In less than 9 months I achieved results with Josef that were way beyond what I could have imagined. His tools and insights are invaluable part of my business and personal life. The bottom line: As a serial entrepreneur with 4 major business operations and a busy personal life, I need results and do not have time to mess around. I have worked with many coaches and consultants over the years, but none of them have come even close to producing the kinds of results Josef and I created.”
Clear and Open revealed to me my gifts. I had only a vague sense of the kind of leader I already was, buried under a pile of chronic overwhelm. I’m now well on my to becoming a bigger version of myself that I always thought was possible, but couldn’t quite see the path to get there. I see now that getting extremely well-organized is a key stepping stone to more advanced forms of management that I’m now able to learn and practice, and the business results are already starting to show up. I can’t wait to see where this leads me. This has truly been a game-changer and was exactly what I was looking for. Fantastic.”
Josef pushes my edge in a way that challenges me to be better. If I have blind spots or thinking that doesn’t serve me, I know Josef will help me see it. He gives me something I instinctively know I need to be my best.
When I contacted Josef, I knew that the CEO I was to get my company to our first million dollar year was not the CEO I had to be to get us to 5 and 10 million dollars. I had to be different, I had to learn new skills, I had to manage my people differently and I had to manage our resources differently. His insight was tremendous. The real proof is in the profits and the comments from my employees. ‘You are the best CEO we’ve ever seen you be and the best CEO I’ve ever worked for.’ Comments like those abound since working with Josef.”
“Josef helped us to realize that we were in the wrong positions in our company and with his help we restructured our company and rebuilt something stronger. We are now more accountable, we take issues head-on and do not let them fester. We are more organized and are creating systems to streamline our company. Josef helped us to start a budget for the first time, developed a clear organizational chart, detailed position agreements, and goals for our company. We realized that we were the ones responsible for burning out our employees and creating the high turnover. It’s been a lot of work and I know there is a lot more work to do, but I would not go back for anything. Working with Josef has saved our company, made it stronger, and lifted a huge weight off of our shoulders.”
Manage to Engage – The Clear and Open Podcast
Listen to some choice excerpts from the dojo webcasts and live courses. I share these these because I want to help, and offer a taste of the Clear and Open Community to the world.