Quality of Mind: Realising Exponential Potential

Oct 16 2020 32 mins 28

Quality of Mind - Realise Exponential Human Potential in every aspect of life and work. A game changing understanding of the Mind to transform Business. Subscribe to hear interviews, examples and ideas, that might just change how you see the world.





What is the understanding of reality behind Quality of Mind?
Oct 16 2020 52 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can exponentially increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being for any individual or organisation. In this episode we explore the nub of the understanding that underpins the foundation of Quality of Mind. We recommend unless you are already familiar with the benefits and implications of the understanding, you have a listen to some of our other podcasts first, otherwise this might sound irrelevant to the business world! This is a conversation between Piers Thurston and fellow Quality of Mind programme delivery expert Rena Loizou We talk about: How realising that any reality is 'real but never true' is foundational to experience the benefits of Quality of Mind What do we mean by 'real' and 'true'? How can we actually explore this in our own experience? How do we get to see reality as more 'real and not true', and therefore benefit from more resourcefulness, wellbeing and potential? Curious - want to know more? Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast where we explore, albeit in a different way, a similar direction We have plenty of other episodes on the benefits of Quality of Mind, and past clients explaining the difference it has made to their work and lives. If you are curious to see whether science agrees yet, watch Anil Seth's TED talk and Don Hoffman's The case against reality If you recognise the spiritual element of what we are pointing to and want to explore more then check out Rupert Spira's excellent podcast The Essence of Non Duality Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts More about Rena Loizou here


“When you’re sure there’s more to life than this” A conversation about disillusionment, the rat race. Is there another way?
Aug 19 2020 39 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can exponentially increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being for any individual or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with fellow coach Helen Amery. They discuss the common, but misunderstood topic of disillusionment. Usually we think it’s terrible to be in a state of confusion or disappointment about life when in fact these times provide the perfect opportunity to discover something new and fresh. If you’re asking these questions - Is this it? Does it have to be this hard? - then this episode is for you. We talk about: How we can normalise a low level of satisfaction with life and become 'comfortably numb', before we get more aware of being disillusioned with our lives What is going on when you aren't feeling connected and loving life? How your lifestyle and circumstances are never actually causing your disillusionment with life - it just really looks like they are How we confuse what is a brick and what is jelly.....(jelly & bricks - yes,really!) How we become limited by our imaginations about what is possible The illusion of being trapped by our need for a certain lifestyle and money How, once we understand what’s going on, we see we have infinite possibilities, including staying with the exact life we already have but with a deeper sense of contentment and joy. Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Helen and her work at Wild Fig executive coaching, and her LinkedIn profile Listen to Helen on her journey as she startsto have realisations about the principles behind Quality of Mind in this special behind the scenes 3 part mini series Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast: What are the principles behind Quality of Mind? Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts



What is at the core, behind the 'magic' of Quality of Mind? A chat with corporate coach Dominic Scaffidi
Aug 03 2020 39 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can exponentially increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being for any individual or organisation. Please note this episode gets a little technical (or some might say profound!) so you might want to listen first to some other episodes (e.g. benefits and role and relevance of Quality of Mind) This is part 3 of series of chats with fellow coach Dominic Scaffidi - in this conversation we reveal what we have been pointing to in other episodes: What is it that we are realising about the nature of the human experience and reality that unlocks so much resourcefulness, potential and wellbeing in people? In this episode we discuss: How innocently and invisibly we usually start in the wrong place What do you think we mean when we say 'you' or 'I'? We reveal a different view... What is this 'real but not true' and illusion all about? How the very nature of reality is misunderstood, and that leads to us to being more of a limitation of potential than we need to be. So what next? Curious - want to know more? Have a listen to previous interviews with Dominic where we discuss 'The highest leverage point - A discussion to explore what really makes the difference' or How does this understanding transform the transformative effect of coaching. Dominic runs his own executive and team coaching business HR Possibilities, and you can find him on LinkedIn here Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind 'I have some questions' a podcast episodes that discusses some of the common questions in the understanding What are the benefits: Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days. Or hear from another coaching client, about the 'The simple, surreal, yet life changing nature of it all' Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on LinkedIn and has a large collection of articles and posts


Re-Emerging from Pandemic - What Leaders need to know. An interview with Caroline Brewer
Jul 06 2020 39 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can exponentially increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being for any individual or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Caroline Brewer. Caroline, has 30 years of HR experience both working in organisations and as a coach, discovered the transformative power of principles behind Quality of Mind, she has since gone on to devote her work to sharing the principles, and has just published her first book. In this episode we discuss: How organisations have been responding to the crisis at different need levels, physical, mental and beyond. We didn't need to wait for a crisis to get better - our need to recognise that adaptive ways of working weren't caused by crisis, there is another factor to consider. As we re-emerge how can we keep some of the fresh thinking and pattern disruption The positivity paradox Curious - want to know more? ''More Than You Think: Seeing the magic that lies behind our personal thinking'' Caroline's brand new book here Caroline runs her own coaching business Designed2Thrive and you can find her on LinkedIn here Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind 'I have some questions' a podcast episodes that discusses some of the common questions in the understanding What are the benefits: Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days. Or hear from another coaching client, about the 'The simple, surreal, yet life changing nature of it all' Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on LinkedIn and has a large collection of articles and posts


How does this understanding transform the transformative effect of coaching. An interview with corporate coach Dominic Scaffidi
May 19 2020 49 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can exponentially increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being for any individual or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Dominic Scaffidi. Dominic, after a highly successful career in blue chip HR, discovered the value of coaching, which then became all the more powerful when he realised the impact of leveraging this new understanding of the mind. This episode explores what is truly transformative about coaching from this understanding In this episode we discuss: The three key differences between this approach to coaching and conventional coaching How you will come to realise you don't need coaching...! Why you will always be a limitation of your self What do we mean by 'transformative'? Curious - want to know more? Have a listen to the previous interview with Dominic where we discuss 'The highest leverage point - A discussion to explore what really makes the difference' Dominic runs his own executive and team coaching business HR Possibilities, and you can find him on LinkedIn here Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind 'I have some questions' a podcast episodes that discusses some of the common questions in the understanding What are the benefits: Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days. Or hear from another coaching client, about the 'The simple, surreal, yet life changing nature of it all' Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on LinkedIn and has a large collection of articles and posts










The highest leverage point - A discussion to explore what really makes the difference
Jan 31 2020 48 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Dominic Scaffidi. Dominic, after a highly successful career in blue chip HR, discovered the value of coaching, which then became all the more powerful when he realised the impact of leveraging the source as opposed to working at the symptom. Listen in to find out more... In this episode we discuss: The value of truly seeing what emerges when we see that normally we only operate at the level of symptoms. How resistance is only ever a creation of mind. Why will power and discipline are warning signals to watch out for. Why we don't want to waste our time coaching and training experienced leaders on skills. How we innocently insist our apparent reality is caused by the 'outside world', not the mind. Curious - want to know more? Dominic runs his own executive and team coaching business HR Possibilities, and you can find him on LinkedIn here Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind 'I have some questions' a podcast episodes that discusses some of the common questions in the understanding What are the benefits: Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days. Or hear from another coaching client, about the 'The simple, surreal, yet life changing nature of it all' Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on LinkedIn and has a large collection of articles and posts





"I have some questions...?" A chat with a HR Director who recently got curious in the understanding behind Quality of Mind
Dec 09 2019 42 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation - Quality of Mind: Realising Exponential Human Potential In Every Aspect of Life & Work. A rare opportunity for curiousity, intrigue and insight In this episode Piers chats with someone who is a relative new comer to this understanding. Most people interviewed on this podcast are clients who have already had an immersion in the principles or fellow practitioners, this time we get the chance to speak to someone who has just started to get curious about the understanding behind Quality of Mind. Introducing Laurence Hollobon. Laurence is an experienced HR director and HR consultant, and has a broad and rich international corporate background. She has kindly agreed to come on the podcast and ask some of the questions that have arisen for her as she started to get curious about Quality of Mind. This episode is a real time question and answer session. In this episode we discuss: What are the key principles behind Quality of Mind? What is the role of brain? What is this principle we talk about ''our experience of the world is real but not true''? How do people get in a better Quality of Mind? How is this different to other approaches? How is this applicable and relevant for the modern corporate world? Curious - want to know more? Laurence's profile on Linkedin Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days....An interview. Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts.


The simple, surreal, yet life changing nature of it all. An interview with a coaching client
Nov 08 2019 33 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Will Innes, who recently undertook a 6 month Quality of Mind 1-1 coaching programme. Will has a background in employer brand, technology, candidate experience and change. He openly shares his experience of the nature of this change and the benefits it has bought him, his family, and his work. In this episode we discuss: What attracted Will to undertake Quality of Mind coaching. What is different about life and work now. The deceptively simple yet game changing nature of this understanding. How the substantial benefits emerge from seeminly simple realisations. How something surreal can turn up so practically. The wider implications... for everything! Including how organisations see diversity & inclusion, creativity and trust. The sustainable nature of it. How this works at a more upstream level than mindfulness or meditation and therefore mitigates the need for practices like that. Curious - want to know more? Will's profile on Linkedin he kindly offered to speak to anyone curious to know more about the value of this understanding. Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind . Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days....An interview. Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts.















What is sourcing our everyday intelligence? An interview with Barb Patterson
May 15 2019 34 mins  
This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Barb Patterson. Barb is from Oregon in the US, and has had a successful 25 year career in Learning & Talent Development, and she is now a global coach and consultant. She works with leaders and entrepreneurs introducing & educating them to the understanding we call the principles behind Quality of Mind In this episode we discuss: Barb's own story in how she found this previously 'invisible' understanding and how it is now her sole focus with clients What it means to her clients when they experience the pervasive nature of this understanding How currently undervalued the role & relevance of Quality of Mind is in business, but how that could change What is behind our psychology, that drives our intelligence How would realising there is something spiritual and 'sourcing life' be useful to help everyday business performance Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Barb and her work here , check out her podcast 'Real Business, Real Lives' Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast: Dramatic Shifts in Productivity, Mental Wellbeing & Purpose from Just 3 Days....An interview Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts


“See the Transformation Unfold” - Part 3 of the ‘Behind the Scenes’ mini-series.
Apr 18 2019 37 mins  
In this mini series we have the rare opportunity to get an insider's view of someone starting to see the unfolding of their realisations of the principles of Quality of Mind. Helen Amery, herself already a successful coach in more conventional approaches, has kindly agreed to share her experiences as she embarks on a 1-1 Quality of Mind coaching programme with Piers. This is a 3 part mini-series. Part 1 before the coaching started, Part 2, after 4 weeks one during, and now Part 3 after the programme. In this 3rd part, we are couple of months after we finished the coaching programme, and we discuss: What has developed further since our interview in part 2, how is this understanding impacting Helen's work and life How Helen's initial relief that her life is more 'buoyant' (part 2) has reduced, because now there is less 'down' to come back from How her understanding and grounding in this has become embodied, obvious and in her 'DNA' How Helen has now dropped her twice daily mediation habit How surprisingly effortless it has been to make the transition to working with clients from this understanding How we might benefit, but our thinking stops us, from leaving our illusory comfort zone to explore something new and take a 'risk' Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Helen and her work at Wild Fig executive coaching, and her LinkedIn profile Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast: What are the principles behind Quality of Mind? Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation.










The missing piece of the puzzle for business consultants. An interview with Rich Habets
Feb 11 2019 40 mins  
The missing piece of the puzzle for business consultants. An interview with Rich Habets This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Rich Habets. Rich has many years experience as a conventional business change consultant in large organisations, and has now found out what makes change really work, and therefore now solely focuses on enabling this understanding of the mind to facilitate business transformation. In this episode we discuss: How Rich realised that all the things conventional business consultants are doing to enable progress and change are missing the vital piece of understanding about how the human mind operates, and therefore not enabling full and effective benefit realisation, Why is it that this understanding is not mainstream, and 'hard to see until you see it', Rich shares an example of how one realisation saved an organisation $m, The difference between 'knowing' something and insight-fully realising it, Still Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Rich and his business on his website, You can find out more about Quality of Mind, Check out this short podcast: What is the role of and relevance of Quality of Mind?, Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts





"See the Transformation Unfold" - Part 2 of the 'Behind the Scenes' mini-series. 
Nov 05 2018 42 mins  
"See the Transformation Unfold" - Part 2 of the 'Behind the Scenes' mini-series. (recommend you listen to part 1 first) In this mini series we have the rare opportunity to get an insider's view of someone starting to see the unfolding of their realisations of the principles of Quality of Mind. Helen Amery, herself already a successful coach in more conventional approaches, has kindly agreed to share her experiences as she embarks on a 1-1 Quality of Mind coaching programme with Piers. This is a 3 part mini-series. One episode before she starts, one during, and one after the programme finishes. In this second part, we are 4 weeks into the coaching programme, and we discuss: What has changed for Helen so far, how is this understanding helping her in work and life We revisit the topics (productivity, goal setting, values & beliefs, and relationships, and mental wellbeing) that we discussed in part one before we started coaching, and see what looks different to her Whether this is a valuable investment of her time and energy and is worth it! Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Helen and her work at Wild Fig executive coaching, and her LinkedIn profile Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast: What are the principles behind Quality of Mind? Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin has a large collection of articles and posts This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation.


"See the Transformation Unfold"- Part 1 of the 'Behind the Scenes' mini-series
Nov 05 2018 42 mins  
"See the Transformation Unfold" - Part 1 of the 'Behind the Scenes' mini-series. In this mini series we have the rare opportunity to get an insider's view of someone starting to see the unfolding of their realisations of the principles of Quality of Mind. Helen Amery, herself already a successful coach in more conventional approaches, has kindly agreed to share her experiences as she embarks on a 1-1 Quality of Mind coaching programme with Piers. This is a 3 part mini-series. One episode before she starts, one during, and one after the programme finishes. In this first part we discuss: What made Helen curious to explore the principles behind Quality of Mind in the first place? We set out Helen's starting point so we can observe the change she experiences over the coaching programme - How does Helen currently see and to relate to the mind's role on topics such as; productivity, goal setting, values & beliefs, and relationships, and mental wellbeing. How does Helen see change and development working currently? We also discuss that the role of mind is even at play when are you deciding whether to invest in your self or not... Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Helen and her work at Wild Fig executive coaching, and her LinkedIn profile Click here to find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this podcast: What are the principles behind Quality of Mind? Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin has a large collection of articles and posts This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation.






Dispelling the ‘high pressure - high performance’ myth. Interview An Interview with a Leading Forensic Accountant
Aug 08 2018 32 mins  
Dispelling the 'High Pressure - High Performance' Myth. An Interview with a Leading Forensic Accountant This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Rafi Saville. Rafi is a partner in a large independent accountancy firm, responsible for driving change internally and servicing a host of global brands. He discusses how he now has less stress, more flow and calmness which has led to increased effectiveness and performance. This episode discusses: The nature of the benefit of this understanding, and how it provides a rare combination of two often considered opposing forces - productivity and wellbeing. Dispelling the 'high pressure - high performance' myth How this foundational understanding helps you in every aspect of life from solving difficult work scenarios to playing the guitar and doing head stands Why this isn't mainstream yet, when for anyone who has realised the benefits, it seems totally relevant, necessary and valuable Still Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Rafi and his business at HW Fisher You can find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this short podcast: What is the role of and relevance of Quality of Mind? Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin has a large collection of articles and posts


How to save $800m by understanding your how your mind works differently. An interview with Dr Ken Manning
Jul 27 2018 41 mins  
How to save $800,000,000 by understanding your mind differently. An interview with Dr Ken Manning This podcast series explores a game-changing understanding of the human mind that can increase the performance, resourcefulness and well-being in any business or organisation. In this episode Piers chats with Ken Manning Ph.D. Ken is one of the most experienced practitioners of this understanding in the business world. He is the co-founder and President of Insight Principles, a US based consulting company bringing an understanding of the basic principles behind how the mind innately functions to global companies around the world. They specialize in helping companies achieve excellent business results and healthy corporate cultures by helping them understand the science at the interface of the human dimension in business. This episode discusses: How this understanding helps companies solving seemingly intractable challenges, saving them huge amounts of money, resource and heartache. What is it about conventional approaches that don't enable this amount of leverage of the human potential? What is this game changing understanding behind the mind? What is the inbuilt design for success and wellbeing that we all have a capacity for? Still Curious - want to know more? You can find out more about Ken and his business at Insight Principles Inc You can find out more about Quality of Mind Check out this short podcast: What is the role of and relevance of Quality of Mind in the workplace? Piers Thurston regularly writes about Quality of Mind on Linkedin and has a large collection of articles and posts .











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