My name is Seth Elliott. I am a passionate advocate for human flourishing in the ares of work, government, education, faith, and family.
Unhealthy cultures and underdeveloped leaders are misunderstood problems.
In most cases, the core issue is not what's broken, but what's missing. For as long as humans have worked together, organizations have typically engaged in a type of natural selection where winners are promoted for their tangible, financial results leading to an excess of competitive energy. This is drives most, if not all, of the people and culture problems in organizations and society.
The modern response has been to attempt to better equip bold, brilliant business minds with a host of other capacities neuroscience and common sense suggest are more the wheelhouse of psychologists, counselors, and priests. That’s the balance problem. The leadership development paradigm, with all its content curation, coursework, classroom training, and off-site experiences, is certainly necessary but not sufficient.
We need uniquely gifted masters of the human terrain to partner with successful business leaders to drive profit and human flourishing.
IPL is an evolutionary step in internal coaching and consultation that better positions uniquely trained and gifted coaches closer to the real-time work of an organization to solve the most prolific and enduring leadership and culture issues. I guide organizations through an implementation process that brings a new set of positions, policies, and practices that energize the human assets of an organization. The end result is a balanced leadership formula where sustainable high performance and human flourishing are achieved.
I integrate insights from positive psychology, organizational theory, neuroscience and my own Christian faith tradition to help others create healthy culture, enhance teamwork, navigate complexity, and resolve conflict. I also draw on my formal education in business (MBA) and psychology as well as experience as an organizational leader, consultant, author, classroom trainer, coach, mediator, and leadership development specialist. The goal? Always high performance and human flourishing.