Hello! I am Richard Ingate. I am a Professional Coach!
I am a qualified Lifecoach, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and various other bits and pieces gathered along the way. I combine and adapt my skills to help people wake up to their own truth from within the trance/dream/conditioning of social compliance that has produced such a toxic society.
My journey began in the 1970s with martial arts and Buddhism (it was the time of Bruce Lee and the Shaolin temple) and has taken me on retreat into Buddhist monasteries, academic study and living, working and training in Malaysia.
I am interested in continuing my own journey of learning and development and helping others to continue, or even begin, their own.
Perhaps the flavour has changed as I have become a better cook (I think). In my earlier days I was more focused on individual transformation but as I get older it seems more important to me that whatever our individual path is, that it should be of benefit to the world too.
One aspect of that looks to me to be about changing our engagement with the so called 'norms' of our societies and especially so around the notion of 'work'.
Here is something I wrote earlier on this theme:
You are either living by default and at the whim of society, employer, fate, or you are waking up and shaking off the conditioning that binds us all to a greater or lesser extent. Anyone, in any situation, can begin to wake up.
I help people stand in their own truth and create new contexts and ways of life.
That may be by transitioning from employed work prisons to meaningful self employed work that is a contribution to your (global) communities. It may also be working with people trying to work within institutions who are trying to create a culture change from toxic to empowering, which serves all concerned rather than making a profit only for the few.
My coaching can be quite direct and in challenging your limitations there may be a certain amount of discomfort. But you will grow through that and start to become the person you could NEVER become if you had kept that outdated conditioning.