Just sitting in the room with Steve Hardison changed my perception of myself and the world. My head spun as I argued with my own limitations while sitting before me was a man who completely mirrored my amazing greatness and beauty. And the way he did it blew me away. My whole being was being flooded with his intensity, and passion, about all I am, have always been, and ways I could give my gift to the world. I have been changed with every meeting I have had with Steve. Not only by the insights about my life, but more importantly through the inspiration of the way he lives his. He lives it fearlessly, lovingly, and without apology. What a model! Thank You Steve, I love you.
Steve Hardison has an amazing gift for hearing and seeing things that others just don’t hear and see. He could listen to me for 5 minutes as I described a problem and then spend the next hour helping me to see the thinking that caused the problem in the first place, but more importantly, the thinking and the actions that would solve it.
His coaching impacted every aspect of my life. My business profits soared. I found new perspective and strength as a husband and father. I soon learned that Steve had been so masterful in his approach that the principles and insights had not just been learned intellectually but had fundamentally changed who I was and how I thought and acted. I was even more amazed to see how quickly I gained the power to do the same for others. I became a more helpful and insightful friend and mentor in virtually every relationship in my life. It was so exhilarating to feel this new found power come into my life and I found great joy in passing it on to others in the same wonderful way it had been given to me.
I am a more powerful, insightful and effective person because of my association with Steve Hardison. I am also a more kind and helpful and committed husband, father and friend because of the things I learned from Steve. Money was a small price to pay for the lifelong benefits that still make a difference in my life every day.
The beautifully creative spiritual poet Rumi recommended, "Let the beauty we love be what we do."
Which is why at a recent seminar I gave on "100 Ways to Create Wealth" I rolled a piano out and sang, "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." My life in music.
I've written about Steve Hardison in many books. In 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself I said that I could write an entire book about Steve Hardison's remarkable work in coaching and consulting, and someday I just might. Examples of ways that he coached me to higher levels of performance are plentiful. But I think the greatest thing he has taught me is the value of coaching itself.
Once you open yourself up to being coached, you begin to receive the same advantages enjoyed by great actors and athletes everywhere. When you open yourself up to coaching, you don't become weaker--you grow stronger. You become more responsible for changing yourself.
In The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck writes, "The problem of distinguishing what we are and what we are not responsible for in this life is one of the greatest problems of human existence...we must possess the willingness and the capacity to suffer continual self-examination."
The best coaches show us how to examine ourselves. It takes courage to ask for coaching, but the rewards can be great. The best moments come when your coach helps you do something you have previously been afraid to do. When Hardison would recommend that I do something I was afraid to do I'd say, "I don't know if I could do that."
"So don't be you," he would say. "If you can't do that, then be someone else. Be someone who could do it. Be Brando, be Bruce Lee, be anybody, I don't care, as long as you do it."
Steve's coaching contribution to my life is illustrated in these words by French philosopher Guillaume Apollinaire:
"Come to the edge," he said.
And I believe these words by Rumi could also have been written by Hardison:
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
As a too-busy executive with a family which includes a Special Needs son – I was searching for a solid foundation, an infrastructure upon which to build my life. Steve helped me identify the things that are important; helped me learn from the best-of-the-best and helped me discard those things that are not useful. He continues to bless our lives with his support and presence.
Imagine sitting on the edge of the universe looking into an unknown world that contains some life form. Imagine not having any idea what it is like there. No idea of how or if you would survive there. Then you have someone who says it is the most amazing place to be. It is life, it is beauty, it is truth, it is integrity, it is fulfillment, it is commitment, it is peace, it is completeness. Welcome to life after coaching with Steve Hardison. Steve, thank you for showing me how to live. I love my new life. I love you!
Steve Hardison has made an indelible imprint on my life—and on how I view myself and my opportunities. Insights I have gained through his coaching still resonate, day after day, year after year; and they continue to positively influence my thinking and my responses. Steve is an extraordinary man, with extraordinary commitment, and extraordinary ways of helping people discover more about themselves and their possibilities. For me, he is the Ultimate Coach.
I have known Steve Hardison for nearly 25 years. During that time I have watched how passionate he has always been about personal transformation. He is always reading new books, doing workshops, attending schools and studying people and their nature in general. During the five years that we spent coaching with him our lives changed dramatically. Our eyes were opened to new concepts, ideas and ways of looking at the world that never would have occurred to us otherwise. We learned how to look at life and the challenges it brings with renewed enthusiasm and ways to solve those challenges with greater ease. Personally, Steve is a kind, generous and brilliant human being. He also possess an innate intuition that he uses to meet people wherever they are and assist them from there. He is a man full of love and a desire to contribute.
All the best,
Choosing to have Steve Hardison coach me is one of the great defining moments of my life. Steve’s insights, observations, and challenges woke me up to a life of possibilities and wonderment. With that awakening and Steve’s masterful help and technologies I love my life. I now feel blessed to live in the realm of courage, capacity and joy. Thanks Steve for your significant part in my life.
Hiring my dad to coach me (and humbling myself to be coached) will forever be one of the best decisions of my life. It is a powerfully unique experience to be coached by Steve Hardison. It is even more unique being his son throughout the experience. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I knew it was going to be miraculous. If I ever thought he would handle me gently or give me special treatment because I am his son, I was wrong. From day one my father wanted me to be committed just like any of his clients, including paying the coaching fee.
In the first few hours of being with my coach I was able to change the way in which the world occurs to me. Coaching with my father, or not coaching with my father, I'm confident that I would have been successful in most everything I did. However, now I will enjoy the journey as a natural self expression of who I've become. I have a new relationship with my wife. I have a new relationship with my family. I have a new relationship with myself.
Working with my father has been and will continue to be the best investment of my life.
Lots of love,
He has the willingness to sit with you in the deepest, darkest places of your mind as a powerful beacon of light. He has the ability and commitment to see for you what you do not have the courage to see for yourself. He has the insight and intuitive power to hear what you do not have the courage to hear and the uncanny knack to say what needs to be said so you can hear it.
If I had one gift that I could give to every human being on the planet, it would be to have a coaching experience with Steve Hardison.
There are few coaches in the world who create a practice by invitation and referral only. Steve Hardison is one of them. And when I learned of the incredible commitment that he requires from his clients, I knew that I wanted to find a way to be coached by him.
Steve is one of the most fiercely loving people I have ever met. He helped me understand the power of commitment, and to live life 'from' a committed place. I spent an entire year flying from Los Angeles to Phoenix and back for my coaching sessions. And slowly we shone a light on, and then stripped away, every belief and thought that holds me back. In their place we created an entirely new way of me showing up in the world.
I'm still me. I still have doubts and fears at times but as Benjamin Disraeli once said, "We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance." And whilst I used to get that intellectually, Steve helped me truly BE a creator of circumstance. I am forever grateful.
Steve Hardison is by far the most power-filled coach on the planet. He has a huge heart and an amazing intellect combined with electric spiritual energy .The value he provides is exponentially greater than his fee. If you have a chance to work with Steve your life will take on a quality that is as rare as raw meat. You will not be the same. You will see the world differently and begin to see the world through a whole new lens. Having said that, the actions you will take will be bold. You will go do things and create things that you have been stuck on for years. Your life will become a fun adventure that is riddled with joy and results. If you should get an opportunity to work with Steve…take it… don’t pass go…take it.
I believe that your incredible way of being and level of commitment is something that can only truly be understood and emulated through the experience and gift of spending time with you. I feel so blessed that I am one of the lucky ones on this planet who have had that gift.
Being coached by Steve Hardison is by far the most incredible and transformative experience of my life. In the past year working with Steve, I have grown more, accomplished more, and learned more about myself and my mind than I had in 33 years of an already rich, full, successful life. The insights and ways of thinking that Steve has shared with me are deep fountains of power from which I will draw for years to come.
Steve is a man of his word. I have learned that I can always count on him to keep his word and do what he says he will. I am inspired by the values and principles by which he chooses to run his life and his business. Without a doubt, the value I have received from working with Steve far exceeds the value I received from my Columbia Law School education, which I prize dearly.
The greatest experience of my life was sitting in the Self Alteration room in your home, discovering the possibilities through the New Truths of my life, which are all a direct result of my commitment to my word.
My experience with Steve Hardison, truly the Ultimate Coach, was exhilarating! What a new world he helped Justin and I create in our sessions…each time we’d come away with a new huge discovery, renewed and excited about a new life that was unfolding exactly how we wanted it.
Sometimes he’d tell us things that were hard to hear - the hard truth, and all that was perfect about it. And then he’d help us find ways to question the parts that were causing us stress, and turn them into what we really wanted.
Steve has a remarkable ability to understand who is in front of him and communicate to them in a way that they can hear it. He is true integrity. He is someone I always felt safe with. I knew I could trust him to go with me into the dark moments of my past and gently bring in the light, creating new truths where there was pain, placing new beautiful meaning into my present. He taught me how to find the beauty in reality, how to find what it is I truly want, and how to speak it into existence. He gave me tools and strategies to help slow down my pressed world (thoughts) and bring myself back to peace; tools to continue finding light and joy and beauty in each present moment.
It’s hard to imagine what my life would have been like without these invaluable breakthroughs discovered because of Steve Hardison. How grateful I am for the blessing he continues to be in our lives.
Steve Hardison has captured the gift of fully engaging in loving service, and from that place of full engagement he carves out a dedicated space for each and every person he works with. It is true, as he acknowledges, that working with Steve is not for the feint of heart. He opens the door to complete honesty, complete authenticity, complete faith, and complete personal responsibility. He does not believe in limits and if there is a single gift that springs from working intimately with Steve, it is the opportunity to truly understand that the only limits that exist are those structured by our own thinking.
I walked through the doors of Steve Hardison’s office believing that I was expanded….enlightened….evolved and ready to conquer the world but for a few useful business tools I knew he could “teach” me. At the completion of my time with Steve, I had tapped into a stream of inner resources and understandings that would open a new space for my field of living. How? By dispelling the old thoughts about limitations and lack, separation and differences, restriction and freedom. I have learned to live into my word, and I have learned how the world lifts up to meet you when you walk that high pass.
Sitting down with Steve Hardison is like sitting down at the banquet of your own life. Every beautiful, delicious, exquisite morsel imaginable is laid upon this table, and you find, in short order, that the only strategy required is that you reach forward and take hold of any and all things of your choosing. The trick is to really know what it is you choose. Steve has a way of peeling the layers of story away to allow your own wise and unique truth to emerge. When you follow this unfettered call, as I learned with Steve, there is no way to escape the richness of full hearted living that has been waiting, patiently, all along for your attention. Steve is, indeed, The Ultimate Coach.
When I interviewed with Steve Hardison in Phoenix, Arizona, I felt somehow that his strong light had singed a hole in me. I experienced Steve’s light, his absolute dedication to me and my path while I was with him. For those two hours I was given his undivided attention, heartfelt listening, and unconditional support. In short, I was engulfed with love. There are very few places on this earth where that level of intimacy and trust are available to be mirrored back to us. That was my experience with every coaching session with Steve for about a year and a half.
To this day, I cannot fathom or explain exactly what happened throughout my coaching experience. What I do know is that something magnificent began happening. My experience now is that I am on some sort of “vertical trajectory” upwards. . . .Working with him is an exhilarating ride of a lifetime. I believe it only gets better from here.
Steve, I love and respect you. Your magnificence is luminescent. Thank you for all you are being in the world, and for the world. May your shining light be the beacon for others as it has been for me.
With grace, gratitude, much love, and many blessings,
I've had the privilege of coaching with Steve Hardison for two years now.
Steve taught me that it’s not about expectations; it’s about passion...finding out what we love to do and doing it. We can invigorate and liberate ourselves with commitment and passion, rather than stressing and imprisoning ourselves with expectation and obligation. Everything is more difficult when we do it out of obligation and fear. Everything is easy when we do it out of passion and love.
Steve never once told me I should or shouldn’t do anything. He taught me mostly by example, how to love myself for who I am, not for who I will be when I become something or someone. I am already a miracle maker, and I simply needed to know that. It’s only my own thoughts that stop me from “being” the potential that is already built within me.
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