Perhaps one of the best ways to explain how psychics fit in the corporate world is to talk about some of my experiences…..
I started my corporate career when I joined the Comptroller’s department of Imperial Oil (Exxon’s Canadian affiliate) in the early 70’s. Despite not being fully aware of my abilities as a psychic, I used them often at work. To the great surprise of my staff, colleagues and supervisors, I had an eye for finding the hidden mistakes. I recall the time I was heading up a high profile year-end project. We were required to produce pages upon pages of analytical data on very long spread sheets. A staff member brought me one of the final spreadsheets for review… it was about two feet wide and just as deep, columns upon columns of numbers. Saroj said it was all balanced and when I checked the totals they all seemed right… but I looked at the sheet for a minute longer, then pointed to a set of numbers somewhere in the middle of the spread sheet and said “there’s the problem, check these totals, I think they are wrong and it’s made everything else look right.” She was most annoyed, having spent days getting the columns to all add up and balance across as well as down…. 4 hours later she came back in shock…”You were right, how did you know? How could you find that so quickly?” flabbergasted might be a better word than shocked…. we were all promoted soon after that project was completed for having out-performed every other team in the history of the company… you see we actually did the project twice, yet we came in on time and on budget….while we built new systems to gather the data from our databases, we were doing the project the old way, with calculators and our brains. When the systems results and our manual reports all tallied, we knew that no team would ever have to struggle through the old manual system again. Another of those times when my good instincts paid off in saved time and money.
This marked my move to the systems environment, a natural for a psychic.. you see psychics, among other things, read the flow of energy around, through and in an entity. You could say that psychics are intuitive systems analysts…. and since we also read people in the same way, and organizations are made up of people, it often is very easy for a psychic to see where the bottlenecks are and also where negativity is sourced in a company.
I recall a time when I was analyzing a distribution operation that needed a new order-processing/inventory management system – the owners couldn’t explain a dramatic increase in inventory losses over the past year or two. I spent almost a week working in the warehouse and at the customer service desks, tracking orders from beginning to end, documenting their current systems… As the week passed, I became increasingly concerned… I could find no flaw in their systems to explain the losses… but all week I kept flashing on a vision of products disappearing out the back door in broad daylight… it wouldn’t leave me alone… In my minds eye, products were flying of their own accord out the back door, never to be seen again… At the end of the week, I met with the owners to present my findings…. my recommendations shocked them. I told them they didn’t need a new computer system… instead they needed a theft management system, a camera system at the loading docks and on the shipping/receiving desks…. and to fire some of their warehouse staff. I asked if they knew of any staff members with connections to parts dealers or automotive shops… sure enough, two of their long-term shipping-receiving clerks had such a connection – one of them had a brother who had opened a new shop about two years earlier. The owners were stunned… these two – trusted employees, personal friends of the family, – were getting ready to retire in a few years and weren’t very happy at the company pension plans… brother presented them with the perfect opportunity to make some extra money.
As I became more experienced and comfortable with being psychic, I began attracting contracts that would enable me to use all of my training and talents. For one such project, I was asked to help the owners take a fast-growing multi-million dollar MLM company worldwide. The project was to help them define their mission, objectives and goals, and establish a new international business and marketing plan. We got hung up on the first task – setting the mission statement. For days we wrangled with the words, trying to get them right… we would think we finally had the right statement, when one of the three owners would notice something they didn’t like about it, so we started again, and again, and again…. On the third day, I had had enough… I sent everyone home to think about it and told them I would come back in two days to discuss this once and for all… As I drove home that night, I “saw” the problem… each of the owners was in this business for a different reason… in my vision I saw them each heading in a different direction… one wanted a multi-national and all the money, travel and recognition this would bring him, the second wanted to be a writer, known as an expert in the field (environmental protection) and the third just wanted an interesting little shop that he could move things around in, a place to connect with people… they were so close to each other, they couldn’t see that they didn’t all want the same thing… So, I called each of them over the next two days and asked what they private goals were… sure enough my seeings were accurate. When we met as a group, my advice was to stop the project, to dissolve the company and of course their partnerships. Their mouths dropped in unison that morning – the first time in months that the three of them had been in agreement about anything… they all knew I was right, the business couldn’t succeed… they needed to stop struggling and move on independently with their own personal goals. They wrapped the business up over the next few weeks – shocked again at how quickly they could unravel i t- but then, none of them had noticed it had been unraveling for months already.
What did being psychic have to do with solving these rather common business problems? Any good business consultant would eventually have come to the same conclusions I did… but the truth is that being psychic saved me a lot of time and my clients a lot of money… In the situations I described above, I got there… to the answers, the solution to their struggles, much more quickly than I might have with traditional methods. As soon as I stood back from the problem my objective third eye could take in the bigger picture, and thus triggered the images of the owners’ diverging goals. It was the same with the distribution operation – my analytical mind was focused on their systems, but my third eye noticed something out of balance with the people of the organization, kept sending me images of parts going out the back door…. and this led to quickly identifying both the problems as well as the solutions
These days I do a lot of readings for business clients, but I am too busy with my own business to search out corporate consulting contracts… Still, in my dream world, there is a place for a corporate psychic, right along side the corporate psychologist and the head of Corporate security.. Like the empath Deana of Star Trek fame, psychics would be trusted to guide the ship through unknown territories, seeing what eyes cannot… Dr Geri DeStefano eloquently describes how the corporate psychic would function… and increase profits…
The Role of the Corporate Psychics
by Dr Geri DeStefano
I’ve been a psychic and a therapist for over 25 years. In my private practice I’ve often had clients who came to me for psychic readings to deal with any number of personal problems. Usually, the areas that they wanted advice about were the standard stuff of life: relationships, career, family, life…. After working with me, these clients realized that I provided them with clear, concise and practical ways that they themselves could employ to approach these problem areas. Very quickly, these clients began to ask me questions on how they could begin to apply these same strategies to their businesses and work environment.
What evolved out of those inquiries was a practical methodology to assess, enhance and to bring into action people in business. I want to stress the “enhance” part here. Oftentimes when a business approaches a firm that specializes in organizational management and consulting, there is a tacit agreement that “there’s something wrong and it has to be fixed”!
This is at a point when it is almost too late to remedy the problem, it usually costs big bucks, (which a business or corporation can ill-afford to spend at that critical point) AND, more importantly, owners and upper management are faced with their own subconscious “fears” that it was something they did…or didn’t do well enough. So while a business may be motivated to seek outside assistance there may be many factors that can prevent or impede a healthy recovery.
As readers of energy, we are trained to see into and through the energy of the organization and the individuals that comprise it, to get to the root of the problem – often before it requires serious and costly outside intervention.
SOME BASICS TO CONSIDER:
Within every business or corporate structure there is excellent talent and ability. There is usually a main motivation for wishing a business flourish. And people work very hard to achieve their goals. Owners have staked their entire fortunes and poured their vital life force into concepts and systems to market their products. So for an outside firm to come in and sell their services based on fear and the idea that they’re going to somehow “fix” it can potentially, in fact, undermine the very solutions that the ailing business needs. Instead of approaching the problem from “there’s something wrong and it has to be fixed” how about replacing it with “there is no problem here, there’s just work to do!”
The first step is to enhance the talent, motivation, mission and self-esteem of everyone concerned. This provides an atmosphere of safety and confidence. What I learned and applied initially, was that everyone in a business setting needs to be “seen”, “heard” and “acknowledged” for their process. This includes everyone from the head office right down to the janitors. And, most importantly, everyone must know and understand how they are personally responsible for their part of the whole.
The employer has hired each person for his or her unique abilities and expertise. And while they may be the best people for the job there may be factors within the structure of the organization that impede the flow of creative ability.
There are always breakdowns in the communication process at some point or another. This seems to be the biggest factor in why many businesses run into problems.
Owners and upper management are often overworked and stressed by the daily demands placed on them to perform. This stress can result in eroding the fabric of the workplace, cause health issues and result in a high level of absenteeism.
Everybody has a personal life outside the work place. It would be great if everyone could leave that personal life at the front door when they go to work every morning. Some people manage better than others. And, the fact is, that most can’t. Yet, in the workplace there is very little room for people’s personal issues. No one really wants to hear it or deal with it. Yet, these factors can weigh heavily upon workers and diminish their capabilities.
THERE ARE “SOULUTIONS”: THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS JUST WORK TO DO!
No, I didn’t misspell solutions! I’d like to think that along with individuals having a soul, a vital spark of life essence, so does a corporation! And in order to heal the soul of the corporation you need “soulutions”!
Non-profit corporations, law and medical practices, hospitals, mid-sized corporations and small business owners have approached us. We have chosen to look at each one of these “entities” as a “whole” system and not just a collection of different people and agendas. It’s very similar to viewing the business entity as a family system. In our assessment process, we speak with everyone, privately, to get a “feel” for their personal issues, their concerns in the workplace, where they feel “empowered” or “dis-empowered” in their jobs and note any recommendations that they may proffer. This is not just a simple fact finding task on our part. During the interview process, utilizing therapeutic and psychic abilities, we are able to access a much deeper level of information. All information is confidential with the goals being to:
1. personally empower whoever is sitting in front of us; 2. gain an overview of the corporate “entity”; 3. begin formulating strategies to produce outcomes.
Additionally, we attend staff meetings as a silent observer. This allows us to simply witness the underlying group dynamics and communication styles.
After compiling the necessary information we meet with owners and upper management for a “focus group”. There, we present recommendations and strategies for how to enhance and operate within their environment. Additionally we pin point the desired outcome. Typical recommendations can include and are not limited to:
Re-arranging, physically, the work environment to allow the maximum flow of energy and creativity.
Instituting a daily “staff energy” session, 30-45 min. company time, for all staff members to check in with each other on daily tasks, goals etc.
Creating a “stress release” room on the premises. This can be an exercise-type room or a quiet meditation room depending on the needs of the corporate entity.
Facilitation of conflict/resolution groups.
Making available to all employees some type of “informal” therapeutic process. This could be mini-sessions with an on staff therapist or on site massage (many masseuses will bring a portable chair into the office for a 10 min. neck and back massage) Amazingly, this does wonders for people’s morale and stress levels!)
Workshops on communication skills, developing intuitive abilities for the purpose of enhanced creativity, stress reduction, meditation, substance abuse, and creative play to name of few.
Review of dress code
Provision for child-care facilities, on site, to accommodate working parents.
Review of bonus and incentive programs.
Review of works flows, systems and procedures to identify bottlenecks, duplications and unnecessary steps.
Depending on your needs and the nature of the problem, in addition to meeting with owners and upper management we also meet with everyone employed by the company in either a small or large group format. The purpose of this is to “enroll” everyone in focusing on the same goals, create a safe space for everyone to contribute ideas and suggestions and to boost the corporate energies through collective effort. There is an instance, at a Japanese car-manufacturing factory that is illustrative of this point: at the weekly group meeting of all employees it was a janitor who came up with an innovative idea for part fabrication that saved the corporation time and money. In that climate of collective cooperation a janitor had an opportunity to be “heard” and “acknowledged” for a creative solution.
SOME OF THE REASONS WHY PSYCHICS CAN AND DO WORK WITHIN THE CORPORATE WORLD:
Your caring matters –
Clients and their employees all know from the very beginning that we are Psychic Therapists and consultants and are amazingly open and receptive, for the most part. Through the private interviews,and personal readings, people frequently comment that they think it’s great and seem to feel appreciative that their employers are willing to utilize such a unique service. It has had the effect of employees viewing their employers as “caring”, “concerned” and “open” to new ways of thinking.
You get honest information –
On another level, through the initial interview, people are very quickly put at ease, since, as psychics, we tend to have very sensitive and accurate people-skills. Interestingly, people will often share information with a psychic that they don’t share with others. Additionally, because the goals for the session are to “see”, “hear” and “empower” the client, it generates a non- threatening dialogue in which people feel free to disclose their deepest concerns and issues.
You need an objective view –
Psychics can “fit” within a corporate model is because they can perceive information at such a subtle and non-intrusive level. The psychic is careful not to add to or make waves in the prevailing energies of the corporate entity. Psychics who are working in this field are trained to be neutral, objective fair witnesses, impartial observers and readers of energy.
To be successful, everyone needs an edge –
Psychics are simply individuals who have realized, consciously, that they have enhanced abilities. They take it as a given that all people have these abilities whether they’re aware of them or not. In the corporate world we invariably run into natural intuitives who have channeled those abilities, creatively and productively, into their work. Every successful businessperson I know is also a fully functioning intuitive, even though they may not describe it in quite those terms. Part of the process that we’re proposing is to develop the business owners’ and managers’ “latent” and natural abilities to enhance and function with them creatively. In the corporate world being tuned in psychically gives one an “edge” to perform even more effectively and profitably.
How it Works – the Practical Details, in an Ideal World
The size and needs of the corporation will determine how many counselors would make up the team. All the members of the team are professionally trained intuitives; they’ve all run their own national and international businesses and corporations, their abilities, professionally, include computer technology, psychology, law, financial services and media. All consultations are billed on a per hour basis.
Depending on your needs and the nature of the problem, in addition to meeting with owners and upper management, including CEO’s and Boards d Directors, we also meet with everyone employed by the company in either a small or large group format.
The purpose of this is would be to “enroll” everyone in focusing on the same goals, create a safe space for everyone to contribute ideas and suggestions and to boost the corporate energies through collective effort. There is an instance, at a Japanese car-manufacturing factory that is illustrative of this point: at the weekly group meeting of all employees it was a janitor who came up with an innovative idea for part fabrication that saved the corporation time and money. In that climate of collective cooperation a janitor had an opportunity to be “heard” and “acknowledged” for creative solutions on KAMARPROJEKT.