About the people at Trans4mind.com
Peter Shepherd, the founder of Trans4mind.com
Peter Shepherd has earnestly travelled the path of personal growth all his life. As a child he studied Buddhism and found there a validation of each individual as a spark of the universal consciousness. There were meditative methods to help the person attain a higher level of that consciousness for themselves. However, he decided to both stay clear of organized religions and also to look for better ways of expanding consciousness that do not take lifetimes to achieve their goal.
He realized that inner gnosis - intuitive knowledge of spiritual truth - was the way to go, since fundamental truths are simple and graspable when we look inside to our intuitive understanding. What remained complex was the structure of mind, and the million and one ways that mind sneaks in to obscure or corrupt our natural insight.
Thus began a quest to understand the mind and the spirit and to find out how to master these things. He received training in rational-emotive psychotherapy but also studied the 'transpersonal' dimension of consciousness, that which is beyond the ego personality, as pioneered by Assagioli, Grof and others. He found these two divergent branches of psychology only really formed the full picture when combined as one. The everyday, rational and behavioral understandings of psychology were just as important as the more esoteric understandings to do with consciousness, and in fact each needed the other to provide a true and holistic picture of things.
He wrote the book Transforming the Mind which summarized his knowledge to date, and further developed the most effective methods he'd found to create a set of home study courses, accessible and beneficial to all. Moving to France, he began running the web site full time, to reach all those people who are looking for the same things he had searched so long for - and to be of service in the most valuable way he knew how.
Peter lives in a restored farmhouse at a beautiful rural location in Bourgogne, France, with his wife Nicole...
As individuals, our being has several components: consciousness; mental processes; emotions; and the physical. One depends on the others. Even the layers of our brain - the cortex, limbic system and primitive/reptilian - correspond to our head, heart and gut. Each can do nothing much on its own.
We function in the world according to our programming. This software is in our minds and the hardware is our brain and nervous system. We are largely unaware that we can actually change this programming, switch one program for another, or actually to rise above the level of mind and write new programs for ourselves as the meta-programmer. We can do this as individuals and we can do this as humanity; it is our God-like spiritual nature. But first we have to come to terms with reality and point ourselves in the right direction… the resources on Trans4mind have been developed for that purpose.
Peter's goal in life has been to break free of the consensus trance, to find instead his own truth and to help others find their own truth also. He declares his life purpose to be: "To contribute and maintain the services needed to help human beings consciously evolve toward a more loving, peaceful and just world."
This requires tools. Peter comments: "Because we are each such different individuals, with personal goals and at different stages on our various paths, I've found there is no singular tool for transformation, there are many, and I've tried to select the very best ones for the Trans4mind web site. I trust that you will benefit immensely."
Peter is co-creator with Wallace Huey of the Trans4mind Training series of interactive video workshops. Before that, in the 1990s, he developed an advanced program of spiritual development called The Insight Project. This is the foundation of Trans4mind, it's theoretical base being described in his book Transforming the Mind, from which the site was named. Read more about the life and views of Peter Shepherd at his Bio page, read his Articles and listen to the Podcasts. Also find out about Peter's book Daring to Be Yourself and the free online Positive Approach Course.
The Raise Your Vibration resource is something Peter put together that is close to his heart. It's a free daily meditation program to help you make the state of unconditional love an integrated part of your life, which is key to lasting joy and fulfillment. Love is all you need!
Peter also creates the Previous Inspiring Quotes of the Week newsletter, based on key personal development topics, which has a large subscriber base. He is always available to help individuals - see the Get to Know Us page.
Peter also runs two very different sites, Mind Development that continues the work he did in the 1980s with Gregory Mitchell, training study and communication skills to increase effective intelligence; and Hotel Search World-Wide that presents fun and informative pages to help you plan holidays and book the hotel you need at the right price.
By the Trans4mind founders: Peter Shepherd & Wallace Huey.
Imagine if - with the help of personal development - the values of the heart could be brought into our families, communities, charities, organizations and businesses... what kind of a world would this create?
Wallace Huey - Co-Founder of Trans4mind Ltd
and Director of Training
Wallace entered the architecture profession in 1983, working in the profession until he turned 30 years of age. He then set up a small management training business in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he lived.
Success eluded him, because he experienced two mental breakdowns due to the resurfacing of an illness he first experienced at 23. There followed a decade of extreme mental torment from which he emerged a transformed human being. After working for a period for an international charity as a volunteer, he went back to the world of management, this time as a self-employed consultant. In 2000, after a profound spiritual awakening, he wrote his book, Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off, a poetic manual that takes the hand of the reader and gently guides them toward a powerful realization of inner guidance. While writing the book he courted and married his soul mate Carolyn and moved to Dublin, where he now lives. In Dublin Wallace worked as a personal development trainer, but realized he had insufficient energy to carry on with his public speaking engagements, due to his mental condition. Feeling at a dead end, Wallace turned within for guidance and received powerful inspiration to work as a Heart to Heart coach on an Internet magazine, being immediately guided toward Peter Shepherd and the Trans4mind emagazine.
Peter accepted Wallace's offer to become the principle Life Coach at Trans4mind.com straight away and, after a number of months, Wallace and Peter began to develop the previous Heart to Heart coaching service and the Trans4mind website together. Today, after a number of life changing inner experiences, Wallace is a Spiritual Teacher, Mystic and practical Businessman who partners with Peter on development work for the whole Trans4mind site and its future plans. After a marked improvement in Wallace's health, he has felt inspired to return to public speaking in his role as an inspirational speaker, introducing the public to a more tranquil way of life through his Trans4mind Personal Development Training workshops in Dublin and now online at Trans4mind.com. Wallace is Director of Training at Trans4mind and he co-developed the Trans4mind Training curriculum with Peter Shepherd. More recently, in response to the homeless crisis in Dublin, Wallace leads a weekly discussion forum on love, life and spirituality in a lecture theatre in Rathfarnham, near where he lives.
Wallace lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife Carolyn. He designed his garden and built it with the help of a local builder. He has many romantic evening meals in the gazebo at the bottom of the garden....
What is the source of Wallace's inspiration?
Wallace is powerfully inspired to help others - a result of his compassion engendered by his own time of trial, the 10 years he spent experiencing mental anguish. His inspiration comes from within, delivered through inner guidance. If you would like to know more about Wallace's life experiences and learn what led to his passion for coaching, you can read his book Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off and read the articles he has written for Trans4mind here. We need to face up to the challenges of life but where can we turn for support? Fortunately there is a great resource available at all times - our inner guidance. Wallace's book provides many personal examples of how inner guidance has proven invaluable, and his training courses teach each of us how to recognize and use this essential gift.
Wallace has a five-fold mission:
- To provide the means for a vast untapped resource, the wisdom and compassion of life coaches, to be offered to people facing life challenges.
- To offer personal development services which have love as their only source of inspiration.
- To express this freely offered love and wisdom in the form of innovative self-empowerment services, which stand as a landmark for personal development on the Internet.
- By these three means, to bring the personal into personal development on the Internet.
- Not to rest until, along with Peter Shepherd, he has brought personal development based on love, in every area of human endeavour to every region of the world, thus assisting the Trans4mind vision - to make the human heart visible in community world-wide by harnessing the full potential of the Internet.
To further his mission, Wallace is introducing a real-world question, answer and discussion forum in his home ground. The forum will focus on love, life and spirituality, where Wallace will share new understandings. See Wallace's Dublin Forum: Discover the Secrets of an Abundant and Fulfilling Life!
Learn more about Wallace on our Get to Know Us page.
Nicole Shepherd, service provider of Trans4mind.fr
Nicole has been director of centers for leisure and vacation for the last 17 years and has recently started devoting her energies to teaching personal development directly to young people and to develop the Trans4mind.fr site. As an educator she believes that children need to learn much more than they are currently taught in school: how to direct their own learning, how to understand and best use their emotions, and to be able to communicate with confidence and empathy.
In 1998 she met Peter Shepherd as a student on his Insight Project course of spiritual development and soon discovered they share the same ideals and values. Indeed as soul mates they share an unconditional love that has enlightened both of their lives. Peter moved to France and they married in 2003.
Now that Nicole is free to work more on the Trans4mind site, expect to see the French version advance rapidly. In addition, Nicole will be contributing her experience and expertise in the fields of education, parenting and relationships in the form of articles and eBooks, both in English and French. You can find out more about Nicole on the French website, Trans4mind.fr and on her Bio page.
Carolyn Huey, Director of Trans4mind Ltd
Carolyn has been a student of personal development most of her adult life. Over the years she has participated in a number of high quality personal development trainings both as a student and coach, such as completing life coach training with James Martin of Team Life Training.
Today Carolyn works as a school teacher and year head, with a lifetime's experience guiding children in their education and career choices.
She has recently started her own innovative fashion accessories business, Twirleys. This business draws on Carolyn's skills in personal development to organize her business such that it promotes women's self expression in the craft of designing and making each hat, and empowers both the wearer and the charity that the business supports.
As a result of a life spent relating to a wide variety of people in the world of education and her more recent foray into business, Carolyn is particularly interested in coaching people in issues concerned with relationships and success.
Carolyn and Wallace are soul mates and marriage partners. They take the love they have for each other and use it to contribute to the Trans4mind vision. As a result they often find themselves having lively conversations about Trans4mind in the evening in their gazebo at the bottom of their garden.
In her new enterprise, Carolyn Huey designs, makes and sells her stylish women's hats - that she calls Twirleys" - that are ideal for weddings and the races. Her hats are designed and handcrafted using natural fabrics - each one is a mini work of art. Learn more at Twirleys.com.
The Trans4mind website
Facts and Figures
Typically over 400,000 monthly visitors, over 13,000 per day, read on average 3 pages each at Trans4mind.com each month, downloading about 800 GB of data from over 40,000 online pages. Most visitors arrive as a result of a Google search and 20% are repeat visitors.
In terms of nationality, 60% are from USA, 12% from India, 7% from Canada, 6% from Britain, rest are English readers from all over the globe. We also have Trans4mind sites in German, Spanish, French, Hungarian and more are in preparation.
Our income is derived from product sales - our own and those from companies we advertise and affiliate with. But income is not the prime motivation - our motivation is our vision: to assist in awakening the consciousness of men and women by harnessing the full potential of the Internet, and developing the power of community worldwide. We consider that a service and an honor; we are guided by loving compassion. As long as we have enough income to pay the bills then we are happy.
We offer a tremendous amount of helpful information freely. Our free in-depth personality questionnaire Know Your Own Mind remains one of the most popular on the Internet, ever since the site was launched in 1997. Both of the co-directors offer a book of their own on the site - 'Transforming the Mind' by the site's founder Peter Shepherd, was the original basis of the site, and 'Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off' by Wallace Huey, since four years ago when Wallace became our Heart to Heart Coach. We have 60,000+ subscribers to our free weekly mailing, Inspiring Quotes of the Week.
The Trans4mind Vision and the International Network
Trans4mind stands as a landmark in the world of personal development, because it is being devised, presented and maintained by the power of love. Trans4mind intends to harness the limitless power of the Internet, freely and in all the main world languages, offering personal development to every man, woman and young person that is specific to their life challenges. Furthermore, where a person needs in-depth help and support, Trans4mind will introduce him/her to the very best paid-for products and services.
Furthermore, the Trans4mind Network is now an international network of websites in different languages that co-operate to deliver the Trans4mind vision in multiple world languages and which use the Trans4mind brand and system of presentation.
In the Network each Trans4mind website is produced and managed by a Service Provider, working alone or when possible supported by others, working together to deliver personal development products and services, created with extraordinary care, brought to the visitor using the Trans4mind brand and system.
The Trans4mind.com website was founded by Peter Shepherd (psychologist) in 1997 and supported by Nicole his wife (educationalist) and later joined by Wallace Huey (life coach) - together they have created the Trans4mind vision, brand, system, and network. Peter and Nicole live in France, Wallace in Ireland.
At Trans4mind we have embarked on an exciting new project with world wide significance - we have begun to harness the power of the Internet and community to make the human heart visible and developing the power of community worldwide. Imagine Trans4mind available in every major language and region in the world. Imagine the impact this would have in every world language and culture. The potential is immense... There are now five sites online in the Trans4mind Network. Further sites in Russia and China have started development and all welcome assistance.
Trans4mind moved in to its new Global Headquarters on April 5th, 2016 at the Synergy Centre, an innovation and technology hub on the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) Campus in South Dublin. These offices are highly sought after as a prestigious business address in Dublin, Ireland, and we at Trans4mind feel very fortunate to have been invited to join as a participating company in the technology hub, known as the "Silicon Valley" of Europe.
If you are fluent in a language other than English, have a good understanding of personal development and like working on the computer, and if your life purpose would be fulfilled by being of service in this way, we invite you to join our World Vision and participate by becoming a Trans4mind Service Provider in a language of your choice. We will fully support you in doing this. Alternatively you may wish to become a contributor to an existing Trans4mind website in your native language.