We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Berv and Sumaya Abuhaidar of Blue Dot Coaching, and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason and Sumaya, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind our success is that we help people find the source of lasting change in their lives, and we do so in a way that is filled with ease and inspiration, rather than hard work and willpower. Unlike most approaches to life coaching, we don’t share tips, tools, or techniques. The reason for this is that these all rely on willpower, which is a finite resource, and when willpower wanes, so too can our commitment to change. What we share instead is focused on insight, seeing our lives in a new way. When we see things differently due to a change in understanding – about who we truly are, and about how our minds work – we naturally do things differently. So our coaching is filled with breakthroughs as our clients see hope and possibility where previously they felt stuck or thought the way through would require lots of work on themselves. Because our approach is so enjoyable and beneficial for our clients, we find new clients almost exclusively through word of mouth. Clients whose lives have been transformed in wonderful ways is the basis for our success.
What should our readers know about your business?
At Blue Dot Coaching, most of our clients come to us when they are stuck in some aspect of their life. Stuck at an unhappy place in their marriage. Stuck not knowing what to do about a big life decision. Stuck feeling unfulfilled at work. Stuck feeling anxious or depressed. We get people unstuck. Quickly. And more than that, we help people find ease and joy in their lives, no matter what the circumstances. There is a “rising tide” effect of our conversations in people’s lives. If they come to us about their personal lives, they often find life at work feels easier. And if they come to us about work they describe remarkable changes at home too. There are many wonderful coaches and therapists in our area. What really sets us apart is how we help people. Our approach isn’t about learning new techniques or practices. Our approach isn’t about hard work – on yourself or with others. And our approach isn’t about having the discipline to adopt new habits. What we do is deceptively simple. We share with people an understanding of our innate wellbeing, and how to access it. We share with people the ease of finding a clear mind. As people become more acquainted with this understanding and how it operates in our lives, then the benefits effortlessly show up – more hopefulness, creativity, possibility, clarity, connectedness, and more. We love what we do, and we are delighted to have a remarkable rate of success. Because of this, most of our clients come to us as referrals from other very satisfied and happy clients.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of our favorites are the Denver Botanical Gardens, Red Rocks Ampitheater and Park, getting a Human Design reading with Peter Berv, any of the Escape Room experiences in the area, hiking at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the hot springs in Idaho Springs, and definitely Frasca Food and Wine for dinner. Oh, and Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland are really unusual and fun. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
In our life coaching work, we share an understanding about human psychology and spirituality that is part of a global movement to relieve suffering and bring greater joy, ease, and freedom to as many people as we can around the world. Jason serves as a board member of the Three Principles Global Community (www.3pgc.org), and both of us are advanced practitioners in the field known today as the Three Principles. Our lives were transformed when we encountered this understanding nearly 20 years ago, and we are overflowing with gratitude for our mentors who have helped us deepen our understanding and our ability to help others. Dicken Bettinger, George and Linda Pransky, Barbara Patterson, and Elsie Spittle have been among our most inspiring teachers. For those interested in learning more about the understanding that lies at the heart of our work, we recommend any video on YouTube by Sydney Banks, or the book The Inside-Out Revolution, by Michael Neill.