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Richard Schultz


Life Mentor - Healer - Facilitator of Change


Richard Schultz

 Life Mentor - Healer - Facilitator of Change


Richard Schultz

Life Mentor - Healer - Facilitator of Change

The power of story

We all have a story about life — experiences, decisions, trauma, emotions, beliefs, mistakes, relationships, successes and failures. If you decide to do mentoring or healing work with me, we'll look at aspects of your story because hidden within stories, are the keys to discovering life purpose, core values, belief systems and why you behave the way you do. Stories are also a primary way we connect with each other in relationships.

It is my hope that by sharing some of my own story, you will get a sense of whether I can assist you in living your best life. If you feel a connection to my story, experience, skills, or just feel drawn to connect with me, please reach out. I have discovered that within these attractions to connect, life regularly works its magic!

My Story

The story of my work for the world

After life-changing experiences in India in 1997, I knew that I wanted to work with individuals and organizations to facilitate conscious, transformational change. People, including myself, had so much unrealized potential and the material life we were each conditioned to strive for, was just a shadow of what was possible.  In 2001, I created WisdomWays to explore this human and spiritual potential and bring my growing awareness and skills to support people in living extraordinary lives, far beyond the norm. I was also attracted to discovering what was possible when people genuinely connected and consciously collaborated in service to creating a better world. The exploration and work continues to this day and probably will until the day I release my last breath.

In the first part of my journey, I did a deep dive into life purpose and values work, the human elements that drives our sense of meaning and fulfillment. This led me to learning how to design and facilitate workshops and group collaboration in processes like Open Space Technology. From there, life led me to learning and developing multiple systems to help people master and free their minds — the source of human limitation and suffering. These systems included techniques to reprogram limiting subconscious beliefs, release and balance emotions, forgive the unforgivable and my personal favorite, shadow integration work to find lasting peace. In my life mentoring programs and workshops, I endeavor to pass on these techniques and gifts of wisdom and experience to my clients.

More recently, I have co-founded two other organizations, ElevateWork and Cohering Community. ElevateWork is an organizational development consultancy with a mission to transform the world of work. Cohering Community has a mission to elevate our capacity to thrive together by changing the conversation and rebuilding trust through the practices of circle-work and open dialogue.

In 2021, twenty years after I started this business adventure, my business and branding for this website and my services becomes ElevateLife. This change brings it into alignment with ElevateWork, plus my sense of where I need to go next with my work for the world. Through ElevateLife and ElevateWork, I feel called to step out in service to the world more — into a more global space to Dialogue and collaborate with other leaders and co-create holistic solutions for the great challenges facing humanity at this time. Please contact me if you have a similar mission for the world.




Cohering Community

Qualifications, Trainings and Experience

Following are some of many training programs and experiences I have learned from or taught over the years. This formal training and work experience represents a tiny fraction of the experience I have had because, like you, our most significant learning comes from the raw interaction with the ups and downs of life itself as well as the teachers and mentors that show up at the perfect time.    

Personal Transformation

Business & Organizational Transformation

Author/Book Influences

I used to have a habit of scanning bookshelves as one way to get to know people. You can find out a lot about a person's interests and passions in the books they read, the movies they love or the music they listen to. For me, I read mostly non-fiction and if you were scanning my bookshelf, you might notice the following authors/books that have had an influence in my life and my work.

Authors/Books that influenced my life

  • Dr. Helen Schucman — A Course in Miracles
  • Michael Singer — The Surrender Experiment (+ others)
  • Richard Rudd — The Gene Keys
  • James Redfield — The Celestine Prophecy (+ others)
  • Gregg Braden — The Divine Matrix (+ others)
  • Byron Katie — Loving What Is
  • Eckhart Tolle — The Power of Now (+ others)
  • Neale Donald Walsh — Conversations with God (+ others)
  • Dr. Bruce Lipton — The Biology of Belief (+ others)
  • Dr. Wayne Dyer — The Power of Intention (+ others)
  • Paramahansa Yogananda — Autobiography of a Yogi (+ others)
  • David Hawkins — Power vs Force (+ others)
  • Deepak Chopra — The Book of Secrets (+ others)
  • Marianne Williamson — A Return to Love
  • Ester & Jerry Hicks — Ask and It is Given (+ others)
  • Debbie Ford — The Dark Side of the Light Chaser
  • Debbie Shapiro — Your Body Speaks Your Mind
  • Joseph Chilton Pierce — The Biology of Transcendence
  • Dr. Joseph Murphy — The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
  • Lynne MacTaggart — The Field (+ others)
  • Rupert Sheldrake — A New Science of Life
  • Robert Augustus Masters — Knowing Your Shadow
  • The Dalai Lama — The Art of Happiness
  • Don Miguel Ruiz — The Four Agreements
  • Hermann Hesse — Siddhartha (+ others)
  • Sadhguru — Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
  • Dan Millman — Way of the Peaceful Warrior
  • Dr. Brian Weiss — Many Lives, Many Masters
  • Richard Bach — Johnathan Livingston Seagull
  • Warren Redman — 9 Steps to Emotional Fitness (+ others)
  • John Bradshaw — Healing the Shame that Binds You

Authors/Books influencing my work

  • Harrison Owen — Open Space Technology: A User's Guide (+ others)
  • Birgitt Williams — The Genuine Contact Way
  • Richard Barrett — Building a Values-Driven Organization (+ others)
  • Don Beck — Spiral Dynamics
  • Brown, Isaacs, et al. — The World Café
  • Janet Bray Attwood — The Passion Test
  • Jim Dethmer — The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leaders
  • Stephen Covey — The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Jim Collins — Built to Last / Good to Great
  • John Mackey — Conscious Capitalism
  • Brene Brown — Dare to Lead
  • Stephen Hobbs — Help The Help You Manage - Lead (+ others)
  • Christina Baldwin — Calling the Circle
  • Brian Robertson — Holocracy
  • Peter Block — Stewardship; Community (+ others)
  • Jutta Eckstein et al. — Company-Wide Agility
  • Daniel Goleman — Emotional Intelligence
  • Peter Senge — The Fifth Discipline
  • Peter Frost — Toxic Emotions at Work
  • Robert Greenleaf — Servant Leadership
  • Charles Eisenstein — Sacred Economics
  • Lance Secretan — Reclaiming Higher Ground
  • Colin Tipping — Spiritual Intelligence at Work
  • Edgar Schein — The Corporate Culture Survival Guide
  • Greg Nielsen — MetaBusiness
  • Eric Klein & John Izzo — Awakening the Corporate Soul
  • Kerry Patterson et al. — Crucial Conversations (+ others)
  • John Dalla Costa — Working Wisdom
  • Jay Conger — Spirit at Work
  • Henry Kimsey-House — Co-Active Coaching
  • Edward de Bono — Six Thinking hats

Richard's Personal Life

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Canada, Richard has spent the bulk of his life between Calgary, Germany and New Brunswick.  Richard loves the outdoors, especially hiking in the mountains, cycling, camping, or exploring our marvelous planet.

Richard is a co-founder of the Greater Moncton Peace Leaders' Collaborative which began the initiative to have Greater Moncton become an International City of Peace on International Peace Day, September 21, 2020. He has also facilitated Peace Cafés in the Moncton area and online.

Travel has been a constant life companion — sometimes traveling months or even years at a time to deeply experience the local cultures or environments. Although he has traveled and lived a couple of times in Europe, his favorite travels now tend to be countries like India where a soulful adventure always seems to await him with mysteries unfolding that are beyond belief!

Ladakh, India, 2010

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Richard Schultz assists leaders in unlocking their true potential, authentic power and inner wisdom to create extraordinary, high impact lives. Courses, life mentoring and dialogue with Richard can help you live your legacy and build capacity to thrive with change!

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