Whether you are lining up at the start of 100-meter dash or preparing for the drop of a puck or about to take the stage and share your artistic talents, the mental and emotional preparation for each performance is the same. The emotional container that holds our thoughts and feelings determines how all of our hard work, practice and talent show up. As a graduate of The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Jason fully appreciates the experience of “putting yourself out there for the world to see.” It’s unnerving, and sometimes results in a debilitating inner voice that shuts us down. If you are an artist that has to be at the top of your game but struggles with an inner critic, Jason and Robyn can help you process that voice and create a place from which you can perform with complete safety and trust. If you’re looking for some support, they understand and can help you. Here are some examples of how Jason and Robyn’s expertise will enable them to support you…
Jason lost or better still came DFL during his Olympic final in rowing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games. He faced and felt, what was at the time, an unimaginable blow. Jason, and the other members his crew, felt the shame of that loss as they were publicly called out in Canada’s national newspaper—The Globe and Mail. At the time, he was 25 years old and didn’t possess the skills, maturity or presence of mind to cope with—or even seek for help to cope with—that shame. He was left to his own devices. What followed was a 15-year journey of self-discovery that changed his life for the better. Jason now has the perspective and tools to assist anyone who has experienced an unexpected challenge and is seeking help to not only manage that challenge, but also come through it having discovered the many new opportunities that abound.
The pressure of being on the World’s Stage is something that brings perspective to everything Jason and Robyn have done since racing at the Olympic Games. When you’ve been on the starting line of an Olympic final, having had the gumption and courage to get yourself there, the perspective one takes from that moment provides a reminder of what we’re capable of under the gun. If part of your artistic life requires tremendous amounts of stress management, they can not only help you manage that stress, but thrive in it!
In 1994 Jason witnessed a Canadian National Team middle-distance runner named Robyn Meagher go from dead-last at the start of her 3000 meter Commonwealth Games final to a Silver Medal finish—it was remarkable. Watching Robyn race, and knowing her motivation—to do her best—challenged everything that Jason had been led to believe about how real competitors achieved high performance and, ultimately, won. Jason was a traditional “stick and carrot” athlete—he rowed to win or, perhaps more truthfully, avoid losing. Robyn ran because of how good it made her feel inside—the byproduct of that was two Olympic Games, numerous international medals, repeated World top-ten ranking and a seventeen year National Team career—all because she simply loved running! Today, Jason has learned what Robyn knew all along—that intrinsic motivation is not only THE most powerful and effective source of motivation we are hard-wired to experience, it is the most sustainable. Jason and Robyn will help you connect with your intrinsic motivation and reap the benefits of improved performance and a more fulfilling life.
Let Jason and Robyn inspire you to make changes that will not only bring measured results, accountability and success, but also a stronger sense of purpose, fulfillment and happiness. To find out how you can achieve a life beyond your original dreams and goals, contact them today. They looks forward to meeting with you and getting started soon!