Our motto: “Minds, like parachutes, function better when open.”
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.
Wallace accepted Peter'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 Heart to Heart coaching service and the Trans4mind website together. Today, after a number of life changing inner experiences, Wallace is a Global Visionary, 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.
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.
Wallace's Mission in Ireland
Wallace has introduced real-world talks in Dublin, where participants have opportunities to put their questions to Wallace in person. These weekly Meetup talks, held every Wednesday night, are on "Passing Through Uncertain Times With Success." They empower participants to deal creatively with change, by facing up to and mastering the major transitions in their life. In between Wallace's weekly talks participants are supported by Trans4mind Personal Development Training and Coaching online. These talks are being held in the training room in Trans4mind's Global HQ on the ITT Campus in Tallaght, Dublin.
Learn more about Wallace on our Get to Know Us page.
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.
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.
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. Each 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."
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."
These articles summarize his overall ethos and philosophy... The Path of Love - Love is the source of universal truth, therefore the perfect guide in our lives, and we each have an unlimited supply within us because it is who we are. We are made by Love, we are made of Love, and we are made for Love. And The Holistic Approach to Personal Wellbeing - The mind, body and spirit interact; it's important to understand how this works, in order to adopt a comprehensive and effective means of personal development.
A resource that my colleague Wallace Peter have put together is the Get to Know Us section: this features our most personal work amongst the resources here at Trans4mind.com. Also through this page, you can let us know if you have your own personal development challenge that you'd like us to assist you with.
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.
In 1998 she met Peter Shepherd as a Trainee 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!