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Après Sessions embrace embodied and progressive practices. Holistic Health. Train Your Brain. Find Your Freedom.

 

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Our holistic approach to optimal health and performance empowers you to discover your true potential.

 

Everything we do is about finding your freedom.

 

Why “Après”? Because “after” coaching, you will find your line.   

 

Inspired by riding mountains and surfing oceans, Après Coaching Sessions are a nod to the discipline and diligence necessary to master these epic environments, the freedom found in doing so, and the reward of post-excursion celebrations known as après-ski. Après Sessions, on and off the mountain, are holistic meaning an integrated whole experience.

 

Holistic health coaching considers the whole human system to spearhead what we find in the state of “flow” resulting in optimal performance and wellness in all realms of life.

 

Joni Madere - Teach. Coach. Consult.

 

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SPOTLIGHT: MIKE TEWEL, Founder/CEO // ARTRPRNR

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Based in Miami Beach, Mike Tewel, Founder and CEO of ARTRPRNR is an example of the quintessential American story: He grew up in a large family where money was always a struggle. Being the oldest he felt the pressure to chase money, so at the age of 19 he took a sales job in a very profit driven company which eventually led him to starting his own company and becoming an entrepreneur.

Turning 30, he had found success, but not “whole-hearted” success. He had done well, but wanted to do more, this time with heart and soul. Fresh out of a long relationship, he took off for a brief vacation to Costa Rica. He had come to the realization that his personal growth needed some attention, canceled his return ticket and stayed for a month. During this time, he committed to two things. Commitment  #1 was to read one book per month, which was a big challenge at the time coming from a fast paced lifestyle. Commitment #2 was to travel for at least one week every month. By making this time and space for himself, he was able to drop in to what *Mike* really wanted out of life. He read not 12, but 20, books that year and spent a lot more than 12 weeks traveling.

During that first trip to Costa Rica, he also began practicing yoga and eventually added meditation. These tools and experiences along with his commitment to personal development brought him to the realization that his values did not align with his businesses partner at that time and it was time to make a change. This series of events and his personal dedications sent him down the path to where he is today.

While driving on the freeway in Los Angeles, he was listening to a podcast that talked about licensing your ideas to brands and earning royalties. This struck a chord. He thought, “If I can gain a small percentage of every idea I come up with, I would never have to work.” “But how do I find businesses to offer my ideas?”

He had always rubbed shoulders with many artists and over time they turned to him for advice given these folks don’t usually have a natural inclination toward business. It was here he noticed a void… To bridge the gap, he first created an event called “Innovators and Executors” with his friend, Israel Brod. The Innovators wore white, the Executors wore black. He threw himself into the arena of event production which he did not know much about, and what do ya know, made some magic happen. The event was successful and he now had a database he felt he needed to engage, so he started a newsletter which led to a blog then known as ThinQBeta.

But it was time to do what all high performers must do, dig a little deeper. He really needed to walk his talk. He wanted to find more direction to spearhead his intentions. So he dropped into himself again.

Mike made space and time to write down what he wanted. Visualizing what it would look like and connecting to the emotions and feelings derived from what it would feel like to find what he was seeking. He also honed in on the 80/20 rule asking himself where he could find the most fulfillment with the lowest compromise of his lifestyle values. He found:

1.  freedom to be location independent
2. connection with intelligent high achievers / creating opportunities for growth while meeting the emotional needs of human connection

Enter the rebrand. Introducing ARTRPRNR.

This was the scariest move yet. “I jumped into something I knew nothing about with no existing resources or industry connections”. In his previous businesses, he was more reactive and found opportunity among his existing network. This time he was being proactive, but he was completely on his own.

Within holistic health, we have learned that if we are not challenging ourselves, we are not growing. We are not pushing ourselves enough. Or often, we are pushing ourselves too much and in inefficient and unsustainable ways. At Après Sessions, we have honed in on an exact percentage that qualifies for growth without burnout. Learn More - #SessionIt

As high performers, we must continually turn and tweak the knobs and levers within our human design to continue to perform daily in a manner that serves everyone we encounter each day. Here is where we find that sweet spot where life aligns and we feel and perform at our very best.

ARTRPRNR’s Founder, Mike Tewel, has hit his sweet spot in highlighting creative influencers elevating humanity. Creativity, entrepreneurship, wellbeing and wanderlust wrapped up into one beautiful package. With a sweet membership program launching soon, their online magazine with a travel and lifestyle focus is not to be missed. And for all you analog lovers such as myself, a very limited print edition is in queue, too.

Mike was kind enough to reach out last year featuring me as a creative and entrepreneur within wellness. Mike, we thank you immensely for taking the time and space to drop into you, find what serves not only you, but your community, and take not only yourself, but those around you, from where you are now to where you want to be.

Hey you. We need you now. Let’s Apres.

START UP & CLIMB FOR LIFE /// Alex McAfee

 

Everyone wants to be a start up business these days. Understandable.  Especially if you run in our circles of freedom fighters.

But have you ever been a part of any start-up team? Especially within a more progressive business model? Have you put in the hours? Have you honed optimal performance in any one area of life? Have you become really really clear on who you are, what your purpose is, where you are now, and where you want to be?  

Navigating start-up business can be heaven and hell all at once - much like rock climbing.

Learning to maintain your center, breathe, honing a key skill such as full-blown grit, as well as soft skills that allow you long term vision, creativity, and of equal importance, vulnerability, which is quite key in finding support and community - all are essential. This will not happen overnight. Experience is everything.  And simultaneously, do you have, at your fingertips, a second set of eyes and a neutral ear to listen, support and guide you? Even if you do, family and friends, business advisors, and mentors can be awesome, but the necessary neutrality along with the skills to truly take you from peak performance to peak-to-peak performance are key. A start-up coach provides!

We decided to bring Alex McAfee into the Aprés Coaching collective as start-up coach and consultant given his vast climbing experience which refined the initial skill sets necessary to become a successful entrepreneur himself before becoming a truly independent start-up coach, consultant and advisor. Not to mention our soft spot for his commitment to supporting those with our same “make good happen” credo in place. His start-up experience within wellness, yoga, fashion and technology is truly a progressive mix where we at Aprés believe we are all headed. Here’s to future… we, too, have Alex to thank!

Learn more about how climbing trained Alex for working within startups HERE and HERE  🚀

Outside of coaching, Alex is also CEO & Founder of Conrad Men’s, a super hot custom leather bag line for men which includes meditation cushions – we love. He is also Founder of SeekRetreat, an online yoga retreat booking destination.

Below: Alex soloing in Mallorca last summer.  Above: Living out of his VW van some time in the 90’s making his dreams of climbing for life come true.

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SOFT SKILLS

 

While we are in full support of men and women equally, a lot of attention is being brought to the roles of women in business given the recent U.S. presidential election.

The majority of people who work in holistic coaching, wellness, personal development, health care, and related realms happen to be women.  Women striving - we can only assume by their chosen professions - to make the world a better place. 

The world truly needs, now more than ever, the “soft skills” both women and men have to offer.  Much like any athlete, practicing is the only way to improve and expand upon those skills.

”Knowledge, education and experience – whether in the mountains or in business – are crucial, but so is developing soft skills." -John Winsor, CEO at Speakeasy Guild

The soft skills according to John Winsor include:

Vision

Anticipation

Commitment

Flow

Grit

Partners

A few more to consider…

Communication

Self-awareness

Teamwork

Collaboration

Adaptability

And, the ability to show vs. tell.

So while we are still in winter mode, NOW is great time to reassess your goals as well as your skills, especially your soft skills.  Do so before spring blooms, rolling right into summer... a sea of outdoor events, kids out of school, and enjoying the sunshine... so that you can perform at your best throughout this year.

How can you cultivate further self-awareness in order to continually reassess and improve upon your skill sets?

What are your goals?

And how can you meet them while keeping your health and sanity in check AND while continuing to make a difference? 

Man or woman, we are all connected, and a second set of eyes on your future will take you from where you are now to where you want to be. 

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