I was feeling frustrated, sad, and angry about the state of the world and my powerlessness to change it. In just a few months, my progress has been incalculable. Josef is helping me sift through a lifetime’s worth of my own “stuff,” including things I thought I’d dealt with long ago. I can honestly say that I have never felt more at home with myself than I do right now and this in the middle of a global pandemic!
Working with Clear and Open has been far more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. The value I receive from investing in my monthly membership fee goes far beyond the numerical amount that leaves my bank account. The Dojo Ranking System is a pathway towards the realization of my most authentic Self. As a leader, life is lonely by the very nature of the job. Clear and Open helps me to not only be okay with that loneliness, but to also listen, learn, and appreciate it for what it is, a Divine gift.
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.”