This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Author, Speaker, and Master Coach, as well as the Founder and Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC.
Maria offers purpose-driven people simple yet powerful tools for training our brains for success.
Designed and refined over decades of training with people all over the world, her work turns timeless wisdom into practical skills that have helped tens of thousands to live and serve with clarity, focus, ease, and grace.
As Founder and Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, she has trained thousands of people worldwide in the nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental sectors.
She is an expert in leadership excellence, personal/professional development, and financial empowerment, whose work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. A lifelong agent of social change, Maria has contributed in areas such as civil rights, racial justice, women’s empowerment, and health & human services.
Maria is the author of two highly-acclaimed books: The Energy of Money, available in five languages, and its follow-up, Mastering Life’s Energies, both of which have given people everywhere a way to begin putting success principles into immediate practice in their lives.
Sam kicks off the show by talking about the quotes of the day and mentioning preconceived notions, and choosing you own story. Sam talks about how the story you choose to tell yourself, is how the world will see you. Sam moves on to talk about the law of attraction, and how imagining the things you really want alone will make you feel better. He continues to talk about how the law of attraction really isn’t about having more “stuff.” Sam then introduces his guest on the show, Maria Nemneth. Maria talks about how she got into life coaching, and how it began with her own kind of money breakdown.
Sam and Maria talk about why you might need a coach in the first place. Maria talks about the “monkey mind” and the aspect of the mind that is always making us think of doubt. Maria talks about the training the mind on what to focus on-- mostly the things that will serve us and support us. Both Sam and Maria talk about shifting focus and not paying attention to negative thoughts, and that it really is a matter of discipline when it comes to changing your mindset.
When they come back from break, Sam and Maria talk about what exactly is “ontological” coaching. Maria also talks about choosing who you want to be in life, and really focusing on your own qualities that you want to bring forth and contribute. Maria talks about “being” and how she started ontological coaching. Maria reads an inspiring quote that she dug into throughout her life, and how it relates to being willing. “Nevertheless I am willing” is a line of words that changed her life. Maria talks about the science of the brain and how you need to cool it down before you can have a good idea.
Sam starts back from break by talking about how we need to unite-- for example, the climate crisis in our world. Maria talks about a tool to use, that is simply a definition for success that can be helpful to listeners. Maria talks about the “gateway to grace” and how it always starts with gratitude. Simply making a specific list of things we are grateful for can change the way we think everyday.