Master Coach - Byron Low
25+ Years Coaching Experience

Master Coach - Byron Low with 25+ Years Coaching Experience. I believe that Coaching is one of the most effective ways of developing leadership in others; people matter and coaching works.

Robin Williams Stared In Dead Poets Society A Movie Where He Plays The Role Of A New English Teacher

 

In 1984, Robin Williams stared in Dead Poets Society, a movie where he plays the role of a new English teacher, John Keating. The school in which Mr. Keating is joining is an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its archaic traditions and high standards. Mr. Keating uses unorthodox teaching methods to reach his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents as well as their school. With Keating's help, his students learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day. It is through this movie that many learned about the Latin phrase Carpe Diem; meaning, seize the day.

So much has happened to our world in the last few weeks it is almost difficult to put it all in perspective. How can we respond to such a tumultuous world that seems to be in an ever-changing state of chaos? How do we make the most of times like these; times of crisis and significant change? So much is happening in the world around us; it makes us feel dizzy and out of control.

How can we respond when so much has changed? Now, we work from home and we not only have to do the job we are being paid to do but we also have to teach our kids because they are no longer able to ‘go to’ school? All of this, on top of being inundated with new information; it can be hard to focus and concentrate. It appears that everyone’s work quality is suffering.

I love the passion that Robin Williams’ character, John Keating conveys and brings in the film, he is truly inspiring. He says in the film, “Carpe, Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.” “That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” “Only in their dreams can men be truly free.” He continues, “If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”

How can we Seize the Day when we have been asked to Social Distance or Self Quarantine? The following are merely thoughts:

We Can Act Responsibly:

We Can Adjust

When we are asked to adjust our daily routine and we choose to not go about our day as we would normally and are mindful of how our actions could impact the lives of others then, when we do this, we are being responsible. Not adjusting our behavior and living as if nothing has changed is hard to justify, even if you disagree with the request because if there is even a remote possibility that social distancing will work then it is our responsibility to act; we must act responsibly. We must be willing to adjust for the sake of others.

We Can Be Ready

I have to be careful when going to Costco. Whenever I go, I get in trouble for buying more than I need. Why do I do this? Because I never buy anything we do not use as a family. In my mind, we can never have enough toilet paper, etc., but this drives my wife crazy because we live in a relatively small house with no place for storage. So, I have been asked to only get what’s on the list. Well, have you tried to find toilet paper lately? I have and the supplies are low. Unbelievable, right when one of my greatest weaknesses can be useful and helpful, there’s a dwindling supply of all paper products. I love to be prepared (see the Boy Scout motto – I was not a scout). How about you? Do like to be prepared? I think when we are prepared, we can do our job and live our lives better. What are you doing to be more prepared?

We Can Look Out For Others

Yesterday I was looking for household paper products online because on my last trip to Costco I only bought things that were on my list. Like I said above, most retailers have a very low supply, but I found lots of paper products on eBay. Milton Friedman would be proud! Selling paper products online via eBay during a world-wide pandemic is an example of monetarism in action. Well done for these folks and their personal wealth but not so good for others, not exactly a great example of looking out for others, huh? How can we look out for others? Common sense stuff: like be kind to others and giving folks the amount of grace you’d like to have; staying at home to be as safe as possible – not putting other people at risk; saying “hi” when you see the neighbor walking their dog and be friendly within six feet J. Look out for others, give people a call, call your clients. I am on the phone for my job and this past two weeks, much of these conversations have been about what’s going on in the world and how they feel about this and how they are doing. I bet if you reached out to your family and friends, they’d want to talk.

We Can Get Informed:

We Can Stay Informed

There’s a limit to this, but we need to take responsibility to be informed, to read and to listen for ourselves because there are lots of people out there who want to tell you what they think is going on and these folks can be a little weird. So, get your news from multiple sources and take the responsibility to be informed. Be curious and find out for yourself. The internet is a great thing, use it wisely, but use it.

No one knows what’s going to happen with this disaster; no one. How can we Seize the Day? How can we Carp Diem? I don’t know about you, but I would rather seize the day than get seized by my day. How about you? Let’s Seize the Day, even during a global pandemic. :-)

 

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Master Coach - Byron Low

Master Coach - Byron Low with 25+ Years Coaching Experience. I believe that Coaching is one of the most effective ways of developing leadership in others; people matter and coaching works.

 

  • 25+ years coaching experience (Master Coach).
  • Started over 22+ businesses and non-profits for self and others.
  • Expertise in strategic leadership development, team effectiveness, talent development, leadership pipeline development, leadership skills, resiliency and influence building, increasing focus.
  • I enjoy helping others sort through clutter to see patterns where others see complexity.
  • I enjoy explaining the "why" and why the “why” is so critical.
  • I relish painting the "what if" that inspires others to act.
  • I like leading others without having any direct power.
  • A long time ago I learned to listen first, then ask lots of questions.
  • I love getting results.
  • I am 100% committed to on-going change.

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

Byron has been a tremendous asset to myself and the team at Vivo Kitchen. I have been receiving weekly coaching sessions from Byron for over a year. In that time Byron has brought insight and tools to develop my professional skills in leading a team of entrepreneurial leaders and managers. The coaching is very specific to who I am and the opportunity I have as Executive Director of Vivo. We have also invested in the coaching of our core leadership with Byron to great benefit of both their personal and professional development. With Byron, you get more than a coach, you get a team member!

Jeff Mould

Executive Director at Vivo Kitchen


Byron is exceptional: he is one of the best executive, leadership and personal performance coaches working today. Since 2012 I've seen Byron help a number of people achieve order-of-magnitude advances, me included. He quickly and accurately assesses an individual's behavior and challenges, identifying what moves them ahead and what holds them back, then coaches them to achieve greater growth and surmount greater tests than they would think possible. The person who wants to direct their future by shaping the fundamental behaviors that underpin it wants to talk with Byron.

Jim Terzian

Helping leaders become increasingly sought-after, influential, and effective


I've had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Byron over the past several years as he has delivered a variety of coaching and team performance initiatives for several of his clients. With his deep passion, understanding and years of experience with a multitude of assessments, coaching tools and engagement programs, Byron is truly an expert at matching the best solutions to each of his client's unique challenges. He is a strategic thinker and results-oriented business partner.

I've personally observed Byron in action many times, and what comes through consistently is his deep desire to uncover what really matters. He pushes at just the right times to help his clients get to those pivotal "aha!" moments. But even more importantly, he uses his natural compassion, commitment and ability to stay present to bring them through the difficult change process.

Byron is one of the most authentic and caring practitioners I know. Combine his seasoned facilitation and problem-solving skills with his breadth of knowledge in the field of human capital management, any executive or HR leader looking for a partner would be well served to bring Byron onboard!

Kerry Leidich

Co-founder at Humantelligence


Byron is a person grounded in firm convictions – one of which is that people are important – and that we are each made with an ability to impact and lift our world. He uses the skills of discernment and quiet encouragement to bring to light drives, desires and capabilities that have perhaps been understated and or not fully developed Byron works with a vast diversity of people either in person or via a variety of communications technologies. The method is unimportant – the commitment to being with you – and to understand the issues is priority one.

Byron works on a time schedule that is adaptable and flexible. I have known Byron professionally and personally for over 10 years, and have found him to be a considerate and committed professional and friend. In a professional setting – Byron works to reveal the truth of a situation revealed, in a positive framework, with a focus on attainable solutions to existing problems. While he is trained and qualified in many disciplines and methodologies – none of these hold his attention as “essential” – rather –a desire to use tools / disciplines that are best fitted for the client / issues at hand. Best practices for you at the correct time. An observed core belief is that we have an ability to work through any and all things that may have impacted you and or progress in the past – and that working together makes many things possible that by ourselves are not. Byron is a great team player – leader and follower.

John Mills

Managing Partner at InterWoven INC