Hi, my name is Mike Kennelly. If you’r thinking about working with me, or recommending that a friend or loved one work with me, there are things that you should probably know before you decide about that. Not in order of importance to you or me, I am or have been:
I bring to the Relationship
Martial Arts Instructor
Guide to, and for, Artists
Teacher of a path to Enlightened Living
Founder, and Executive Director of a Community Mental Health Center
Consultant for investors in real estate
Consultant for International real estate investors, and their agents
Mentor to many start ups, or small businesses
Life style, and environmental consultant, for integrating an individual’s inner world, and outer world, seamlessly
A 21st Century Philosopher that has created a powerfully practical system from which each person can craft their own unique Life Design
An expert on guiding personal relationships to developing their own individual potential
A powerful and effective partner in accelerating personal growth, including post traumatic stress disorders, post accident injury rehab, post divorce or post relationship recovery, and post cosmetic enhancement surgeries.
Reviewing life long training, socialization patterns, gender or identity reconfiguration.
Discovery, mapping, and development of an individual’s potential when freed from their own assumptions, limitations, baggage, and confronting external pressures to be limited by outside pressures.
An expert at blending different cultural, or generational norms and expectations, to create sustainable and enriching romantic relationships
You need to bring to our Relationship
If you, or your’s, are thinking about working with me, these are the commitments I require of you:
Courage to face the unknown possibilities of your own potential. That’s neither simple nor easy.
An acknowledgement that fundamental changes in you often require fundamental changes in the people closest to you. They need to be strong, too.
Stamina, especially mental and emotional stamina and flexibility.
Hard work away from our work together. People change very rapidly when they work with me, sometimes so rapidly that it can shake up their own internal assumptions, and everyone else’s around them. Identities never operate alone, or in a vacuum, so expect that you, and everyone around you will be touched by your changes. Be ready for internal and external resistance.
Do not lie to yourself, or try to lie to me. To change fundamentally requires a willingness to face the unknown, particularly the unknown of your own potential. My commitment is to your potential. Competitive athletes know the saying “No Pain No Gain!” Life requires a powerful level of commitment to produce a powerful development of a person’s own potential. I’m committed to your potential, a step at a time, and nothing less. Never give up, never give in on yourself.
A commitment to let the people around you define themselves, for themselves. Even when others make mistakes, you need to understand that mistakes can be an important part of the learning process. You can’t save them from their own learning curve, you can only distract yourself from your own. Don’t fall into that trap, even when people you love tempt you.
I’m calling your attention to this now-while you will prefer positive support in your change process, even rejection and attempted sabotage of your changing is an indirect acknowledgement of your changes, and in that form is a type of acknowledgement that others see your changes too. Get it? You being different can threaten them remaining the same.
We will work to support changes in you and your life, and, in doing that will try to support your significant others changes as they adapt to yours. But you need to remember that a good relationship is based upon a good matchup of two competent and balanced adults. Working to support a relationship is second to working to support yourself. Good relationships are based on the working partnership of well balanced individuals.
Don’t be afraid to be different. What is mainstream today may not be mainstream tomorrow. What is more important to remember is that a balanced life is often at odds with the current social norm, but a balanced life provides the best foundation for the future for all of us. It’s not a criticism to be seen as visionary. Even when you make others uncomfortable. You will need to learn to be comfortable within your own uniquely balanced self.
If something you read resonates with you and I sound like someone you’d like to work with, the best numbers to reach me are (310) 202-8707 or (307) 200-9064. I’ll look forward to speaking with you.