The Numina Blog

What To Do If You Are Languishing

The New York Times suggested this week that languishing may be the dominant emotion for 2021. Therapists speak of a spectrum from depression to flourishing. In the middle are these feelings of stagnation or emptiness, which some call languishing. Apparently over the...

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Sustain Your Growth

Have you ever tried to improve yourself in some way, while you’re surrounded by people that don’t support your efforts? It’s like swimming against the current. This is exactly what happens in companies when certain individuals are committed to their growth, but the...

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Exactly as You Are

What if there were a way to predict how relationships will unfold over time? New beginnings are ripe with possibility. A fledgling relationship, a coveted job,or moving to a new town all present a bright, shining opportunity to get it right. At these times, we tend to...

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You Can Act 6 Months Earlier

The conversation goes like this. You just made an important change to your team or how it operates. You tell your coach, “I wish I had done this six months ago when I first felt the need.” I always encourage leaders not to brush such moments aside, but to learn what...

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360 Feedback? Ask This First

Most collaborative efforts have some kind of feedback process. These range from informally reviewing what worked and could be done better to sophisticated lists of qualities against which your team and your bosses score your recent behavior. We have conducted...

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Pathology Versus Self-Emergence

I often get asked, “What is the difference between coaching and therapy?” 
Typically—in the medical model at least—the word therapy suggests correcting an imbalance or ailment. I realize there are countless forms and methods, many of which have a strong positive...

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David Lesser

David Lesser

Founder CEO

David is a social entrepreneur who believes the best way to change the world is to empower people to be more fully themselves. He has guided people and organizations through crucial transitions for over 35 years, acting as coach and confidant to CEOs and senior executives aspiring to the highest levels of personal growth.