Highly experienced, award-winning Leading Psychologist, designing and delivering powerful high-impact results in complex high-consequence situations. enabling individuals and organisations to consistently succeed in challenging situations.
I’m Ian McLaren Wallace, an award-winning psychologist, designing and delivering powerful and innovative processes, which enable individuals and organisations to consistently succeed in challenging situations. I work with high-potential individuals and high-performance organisations to help them discover meaning, find purpose and unleash potential. I employ these methods in a range of situations from one-on-one coaching and leadership development all the way through to large-scale cultural transformation and strategy evolution.
The foundation of all your future success is your wellbeing, not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. My approach isn’t just some happy-clappy method for trying to feel good in the short term. Instead, it enables you to engage with the all the tensions and challenges that you invariably encounter and positively transforms them into sustainable wellbeing.
The better you feel, the more that success that you naturally achieve. Your heightened sense of wellbeing enables to consistently become both more self-aware and situationally aware. Being more aware isn’t just a nice-to-have – it’s an absolutely vital quality that results in dramatic rises in your levels of productivity and creativity. I help you to do more by actively connecting you with your future self.
The better that you feel and the more that you do, the more that you understand who you have the potential to become. And rather than feeling that you are fundamentally limited by the judgements of other people who are always trying to tell you who you are, I enable you to understand who you have the power to become. To be courageous, to be compassionate, to be human.
What I do is to help you to do the work that matters most to you by enabling you to feel better, do more, and be human. I do this by designing and delivering unique experiences, which enable you to navigate whatever is challenging you, in a pragmatic and innovative way.
Powerful Psychological Processes
The methods I use are based on the latest research in understanding human behaviour, using powerful psychological processes and practical methods, which give you the self-awareness and situational awareness to make the most of challenging situations.
Who You Really Need To Be
Rather than trying to tell you who you should be, I enable you to discover who you really want to become. I help you to shift your perspective from seeking the acceptance and approval of others to being the person who you really need to be, no matter what challenges you are engaging with.
Unlock That Hidden Potential
I do this work with high potential individuals and high-performance organisations. Even though you and your organisation may appear to be performing well, you always have far more potential than you may be currently aware of. The innovative methods I use enable you to unlock that hidden potential, so that you and your organisation can use it to do the work that matters most to you.
HOW I DO IT
My key areas of expertise are in developing leaders and transforming cultures.
Leadership is not simply a position of authority to be gained or a badge to be won. Leadership is a continually developing process where you choose to step into uncertainty and invite those who follow you into opportunity. Your key role as a leader is to make sense of uncertainty. As you do so, you will naturally identify what are the most meaningful actions that you can take as a leader. You will also realise how to create value by working with purpose, giving you the confidence and self-belief to develop truly valuable leadership skills and capacity.
Culture is the unseen space that your organisation performs in. That unseen space permeates all aspects of your organisation, influencing everything that you do. Your culture tells the story of where your organisation has come from and what it has the potential to become. The typical method of working with culture to try and codify it as some logical and tangible object. The reality is, however, that culture is a process, dynamic not static, emerging, existing and evolving in that unseen space.
Expertise and Experience
I employ my expertise and experience in a range of high-consequence situations from one-on-one coaching and leadership development all the way through to large-scale cultural transformation and strategy development. This work is done in a very pragmatic and practical way, which naturally engages and inspires all those involved. I provide you with the opportunity to go deeper than you might normally do, giving you the confidence to go to the edge of what seems possible, so that you can move beyond it into the truly valuable.
Why I Do It
Why I do it is because years of experience in using these methods have proved it to be the most effective way of unleashing human potential. Although there are all sorts of processes and methods been currently used to try and promote creativity and innovation, the reality is that most of them just don’t really work anymore, if they ever really did in the first place.
Achieving Your Chosen Objectives
These conventional methods continue to be used just out of habit or laziness without really considering why they are being used or how effective they actually are in achieving your chosen objectives. It would be easy enough to show up as a consultant, mentor, coach or facilitator, use these outdated tools, take the money and go home, but my truth is that doing that just doesn’t look like a successful outcome to me.
The Most Prized Skills
The most prized skills in the modern workplace are human skills, the capacity to effectively understand others and understand yourself. The people who will find my methods most transformative are those who possess established technical, organisational and administrative skills but may find it challenging to communicate what they really need to say.
Reveal Your Unknown Potential
I also do what I do because other providers tend to avoid the unknown, the unseen and the uncomfortable. My fundamental understanding of human behaviour enables me to create safe and comfortable environments where you can reveal your unknown potential and unseen value. My reward comes from doing what no other provider can do, by enabling you to do what you never thought you could do.