As we go through life or experience challenging or traumatic events and experiences, we develop different protective mechanisms for surviving and thriving. Over time, those shields or masks become a part of our identity, how we see ourselves and how we show up in the world.
We eventually forget that we no longer need those masks to thrive but are unwilling to take them off for fear of who and what it will reveal or that we will not survive without them. Sometimes, we are unable to take them off because we do not know how to. Hence, we remain men and women behind masks. Living a life of purpose and being a coach calls us to unmask and reset.
This reflective and interactive session will introduce you to the UnMasking concept, give you a taste of the experience and offer some basic understanding of what is needed for you to UnMask and come home to yourself.
As Paul Coelho puts it: “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”
Okokon Udo, PhD, PCC, CPCC, CMC
Dr. Udo is an adjunct faculty member in Fielding’s Evidence Based Coaching program and the founder and CEO of Soul Engineering, LLC. He is committed to creating the right conditions for leaders to discover or rediscover their true selves and bring that to bear in their work, delivering value for themselves and their organizations.
Okokon is an international change management, leadership and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant. He has served as assistant professor and chair in Integrative Health and Wellness at Northwestern Health Sciences University, assistant professor in the MA program in Organizational Leadership at St. Mary’s University, faculty member in the Executive Coaching program of the University of St. Thomas and the Co-Active Training Institute — delivering programs in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Okokon holds a PhD in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Luther Seminary, MA in Process Oriented Psychology (focused on conflict facilitation and organizational change) from the Process Work Institute (PWI) and a BD (Bachelor of Divinity) from the Theological College of Northern Nigeria.