Success eluded him, because he experienced two mental breakdowns due to the resurfacing of an illness he first experienced when 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, Wallace partners with Peter on development work for the whole Trans4mind site and its future plans. Recently, 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.
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....
In the following recording from local Irish radio, Wallace (accompanied by our business mentor Dayna Caceres) discusses how Trans4mind Training originated and was developed over the last few years...
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.
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.
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 personal development resources, 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.
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 with the training provided at Trans4mind.com and we can do this as humanity; it is our God-like spiritual nature.
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."
Read more about the life and views of Peter Shepherd at his Bio page.
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.
Aidan creates and maintains the sophisticated and highly secure system that our online training and coaching services depend on. Recently invited to join the Postgraduate Programme in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (Level 9) at the U.C.D. Innovation Academy, he graduated from Dublin Business School with a Higher Diploma in Computer Science (Web & Cloud Technologies). He revels in identifying and implementing common-sense, effective solutions for business success in a fast-moving technological age. Just the man for us!
Trans4mind Company Tree
The Trans4mind PrinciplesThese 6 principles are used to manage Trans4mind:
- The Principle of the Integrity of the Whole
The integrity of the whole outweighs the integrity of any part of the company. This principle protects the company at all times. One person's interests are not senior to the financial well being of the company and the vision and mission of Trans4mind.
- The Principle of the Minimum
In all that we do - we do it with the minimum use of resources and complication. This principle ensures economy of effort and simplicity of approach, leading to the discovery of the most effective and user-friendly methods that everyone can understand.
- The Principle of Attention
When listening we do so without judgment and opinion and in so doing enter fully and completely into the other person's world - not necessarily with agreement but with acceptance. This principle ensures we understand each person's point of view and allows us to grow through such interaction.
- The Principle of Giving One’s Word
Each person is asked to reflect quietly before giving their word to any action or task. This is necessary because each person will be expected to keep their word once it has been given, either verbally or in writing. We are all invited to hold one another to account for delivering what we have promised. This principle creates order and efficiency in all we do.
- The Principle of Response-Ability
That each person always focuses on our capacity to make things better, communicates directly when we perceive any situation that calls us to, and does not engage in fault finding or excuses in regard to ourselves or others. This principle ensures that each person takes personal responsibility for each situation they find themselves in and uses even challenging situations to advantage.
- The Principle of Believing in the Best in Everyone
This includes ourselves, our colleagues, and our customers. While we always seek to appraise every situation clearly and honestly, we can also choose to focus on and nurture the best in everyone. This principle ensures that the positive is emphasized and everyone's personal development needs are met.
All that we do and all that we engage in at Trans4mind is benchmarked against these six principles and adjusted where necessary as a result.
The discipline required of the Directors to be an example of these principles and each member of staff in our company to practice these principles, cultivates inner guidance in the entire workforce, because this is the skill that gives rise to integrity, simplicity, attention and order.
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