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!
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 the Peace Leaders Collaborative. ElevateWork is an organizational development consultancy with a mission to transform the world of work. The Peace Leaders Collaborative has a mission to expand the culture of peace in our communities and the world.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!