Liminal Coaching for Business

Our clients are entrepreneurs. They have a vision and are working hard to create the change they yearn to see while the vanguards of the business world remain steadfast and stuck in the past. 

We refer to our clients as Liminal Leaders because they see innovation as a team sport and do not buy into the myth of the sole, genius inventor.

And they realize that nurturing human consciousness in the workplace is the next major leap forward in competitive advantage as it creates the foundation for new levels of innovation and collaboration within the organization.

Creating these conditions is not easy and that's where we come in.

Liminal Coaching gives your teams the power to better leverage their intuition, reduce stress and improve collaboration and teamwork by applying the latest discoveries of neuroscience across interdisciplinary groups in the workplace.

Mike has been working with the whole team at our innovation consultancy. Our work requires us to maintain a high level of empathy, deep listening, and quick thinking in order to effectively support our clients to navigate complex challenges.

We are more resilient to stress and more able to tap into a creative and collaborative mindset.
— Greg Judelman, Co-Founder at The Moment

A Modern Response to a Modern Problem

There is ample evidence that our ever increasing desire for process improvements is totally inadequate to deal with the incredibly fast changing environment in which organizations now have to operate. And yet, we cling to these 150 year old ideals like a drowning man to a punctured life raft.

In a contemporary environment of massive, high-speed and constant change the two qualities of any organization for survival and success have been repeatedly identified: leanness and agility.

In order to implement these two qualities, it is essential that all the people in the organization be capable of meaningful and positive responses to stimuli occurring in their interactions both within and especially at the boundaries of the organization.

We know from neuroscience that people who feel constantly threatened, stressed with no way of responding to stressors, of little value and deprived of most sense of agency will mainly operate from their primitive brain. And the primitive brain has pretty much three ways of dealing with everything: anxiety, anger and depression. None of which are helpful in the workplace.

The pressure to innovate is only going to increase in the coming years and it is not difficult to predict that the companies that create soar-away value from unbeatable competitive advantage will be those that understand the importance of consciousness in their organizations and in nurturing a workplace based on the higher functions of the neo-cortex rather than the swampy limitations of the primitive brain.

I’ve been working with Mike on becoming a better leader: improving my listening skills, focusing on the important rather than the urgent, maintaining a calm, relaxed, upbeat attitude, not getting distracted or annoyed by little things.

So far the results are quite astonishing. I find all the little things I usually procrastinate on are getting done. My office is clean, bright and organized. My mind is clear and fresh for work, I’m more proactive and much more productive with my time. And I feel great.
— Dave Gray - Founder of Xplane

Liminal Coaching for Business Packages

Liminal Coaching turns your people into Liminal Leaders and gives them the power to better leverage their intuition, reduce stress and improve collaboration and teamwork by applying the latest discoveries of neuroscience across interdisciplinary groups in the workplace.

Neuroscience research shows that subconscious parts of the brain are capable of doing massive parallel processing and are quite comfortable dealing with enormous complexity. Creative insights, novel solutions, and those precious shifts in perspective all flow more easily when we encourage and welcome this part of our unconscious. 

Our program is generally rolled out in three stages.

Stage 1: Senior Leadership Trial and On-Boarding with 1 to 2 individuals

Stage 2: implement full program with core leadership team

stage 3: Expand program to rest of the organization

Across each of these stages, we utilize a unique and growing toolkit as fits each organization and situation.

Liminal Innovation and Change Toolkit

  • Metaphor workshops
  • One-on-one liminal coaching sessions
  • Liminal Pomodoro program
  • Liminal Innovation materials and pre-recorded sessions

Our business packages are custom tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges of your workplace. But the end result is the same. We work to turn the members of an organization into a super-connected group of Liminal Leaders, helping them to open up their relational field and then work as feedback agents within the larger system. 


About Mike Parker

Mike Parker has over 30 years of experience in global systems and over 10 years helping clients to innovate, overcome challenges and improve performance across a wide range of business domains.

He is as comfortable at the director level in a global consulting company as he is sitting in the chair across from you and helping you overcome your blocks and anxieties.

Mike’s interests are deep and broad, ranging across psychology, anthropology, philosophy, math, business, music and economic systems. All of this is supplemented by culture studies and a life devoted to Systems Thinking. Mike has an MBA in innovation, finance and strategy and has supplemented this with further post-graduate studies in Systems Thinking and Governance. He is a qualified Solutions Focused Therapist and a Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute.