How Good Do You WANT To Be?

Research suggests that fewer than 2% of American adults plan intentionally for the future. Sure, everyone has hopes and dreams of experiencing milestone events; college graduation, landing the first job, great adventures abroad, living single in the city, dating in a serious relationship, marriage, starting a family, buying a home and living with some sense of purpose. But very few ever sit down and write down where they want to be in the future. Fewer still are the bold and intentional souls who ever become mindful of why they want what they want.

How about you? How good do you want to be and what are you willing to exchange for realizing your vision of a preferred future?

If you are considering how to map out an intentional and purposeful future but aren’t quite sure how, I think I can help.

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Get Back to Better! Go from where you are today to your best vision for a preferred future with a transformational coach as your guide.

Dr. Mark Kolkman

Over the turbulent years of my adult life I have persevered to overcome trauma, termination and transitions. I have done the work to dig out of the hole, so to speak, but the most significant instances of transformation and sustained recovery I have ever experienced never occurred when I went alone. Even when I had supportive friends and family, I have ever, only and always been a better version of myself when I was well coached.

And I’m not just talking about way back when in high school or college. Yes, competitive athletes are always a more likely to be a successful team player or successful individual athlete while being coached by a knowledgeable professional coach.

Consider the times in your life when you were well coached. How did it feel? What did it lead to? Were you better? Did you achieve greater success or experience wins more frequently than if you would have gone alone?

Irrespective of whether you had a close personal relationship with your coach or a staff of coaches, it is reasonable to assert that the coaching you received very likely led to better overall performance.

So if coaching helped guide you to success when you were a Little League player, gymnast, actor, Mathlete, Science Olympian, or cross country runner why would you ever stop being well coached, no matter what competitive situation you face today?


If you are interested in connecting with Mark to explore more about The Back To Better Process, working with him as a Transformational Coach or how to use the SOUL of your story to reveal the HEART of what matters, don’t hesitate to book a FREE, no obligation Concept Clarity Call.

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Face Change and Move Toward Your Vision of a Preferred Future

Transformation is the act, state or process of change in form, appearance, nature, or character; the conversation of one form to another.

Physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually change often requires nearly impossible effort over time. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

“Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant’s into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don’t just think it — ink it!” – Unknown

James Arthur Baldwin (1924 – 1987) was an American novelist, playwright, poet and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of racial, social and class distinctions in Western society in regard to the mid-twentieth-century United States.

Some of Baldwin’s essays are book-length, including The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976). An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema as the Academy Award–nominated Documentary film I Am Not Your Negro (2016). One of his novels, If Beale Street Could Talk, was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning dramatic film of the same name in 2018, directed and produced by Barry Jenkins.

James Arthur Baldwin https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin


Move Toward Your Vision of a Preferred Future With A Transformational Coach

The journey toward transformation is never easy when you go alone. Find out how partnership makes all the difference at www.MarkKolkman.com and connect today for a FREE, no obligation, Concept Clarity Call.


Dr. Mark Kolkman is a transformational coach specializing in work with fun, successful clients who recall the peak performance and success they once achieved when they were previously well coached as a performing artist, student or athlete.

Mark serves as strategic guide and asccountability partner with clients seeking to make substantive changes in the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual components of their lives or leadership congruence in their businesses.

Mark personalizes the proprietary Back To Better Process so that each client gains clarity, grows competence, gives confidence and lives a burgeoning and congruent life at home and at work!


If you are interested in connecting with Mark to explore more about The Back To Better Process, working with him as a Transformational Coach or how to use the SOUL of your story to reveal the HEART of what matters, don’t hesitate to book a FREE, no obligation Concept Clarity Call

30 minutes with Mark is only one click away. Schedule a call today!

What Others Need to Change vs. What Needs to Change for Others

The #BackToBetter Coffee Cup Challenge for the June 10, 2020.

As you enjoy a quiet cup of coffee to begin the day or grab and go as you run out the door, consider what change you most seek in the world around you.

Is your the focus of your social media posts, intellectual effort and personal attention on what “others” need to change or rather on the “others” that may benefit from the change you invest in, implement yourself, or use your influence to champion for the sake of someone else’s benefit?

What can you begin today and implement over time to stop what is wrong, do right, seek justice and take up the cause of “OTHERS” around you.

Transformation begins today at http://www.BackToBetter.community

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

The old saying goes that a rising tide lifts all boats.

The opposite is also true. Low tide grounds boats and strands the sailors and passengers until high tide returns.

Consider this, low intentionality will strand you and your plans well before you achieve the results you are capable of accomplishing.

What if you created a #BactToBetter High Tide Plan for your business, relationships and your life?

Let’s connect on a FREE – no obligation – concept clarity call and develop a plan to turn the tide to get you from where you are to where you want to be, as early as TODAY!

http://www.MarkKolkman.com

Back To Better: Transformation Cycle

The Back To Better mission and framework has NEVER been more relevant to the public narrative in every community than during the isolation and trauma of COVID-19 and the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in the Spring of 2020.

Transformation of the head, heart and hands and the reconciliation necessary to heal our Nation will not take root, spout or grow where there is disconnection, isolation or contempt for others.

In issues where taking sides has no redemptive value, the Back to Better movement offers three strong alternative courses of action: grace, mercy and justice, for all and for the sake of others.

The sustained hard work of transformation of our physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual selves BEGINS when once disparate individuals, communities, counties or countries move outside or our respective comforts zones.

In unison, some must stand down but still find ways to speak up. Others must sit down, not speak, listen up and use access to influence change.

Please join our #BackToBetter movement.

Better begins OUTSIDE of the COLLECTIVE COMFORT ZONE and doesn’t end.

This is not a NEW NORMAL, it is the TRUE NORMAL = LOVE leads the way ever, only and always.

Back to Better | Episode: 020 | Kaylin Risvold | June 1, 2020

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Kaylin Risvold is a relationship builder and communicator. She brings each of those talents and many more to her role as the President and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.

In this episode of The Back to Better Podcast, Kaylin shares how the insights she’s gained during the saga of life during eh pandemic has shaped her as an individual, spouse, parents and professional. We cover topics including, employee empowerment, changes in paid time off policies, and life/work balance. In addition, we discuss the circumstances of justice in our country and how the principles of Back to Better extend past COVID-19 and well into collaboration together, for the sake of others in 2020 and beyond.

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

Contact Kaylin at krisvold@naperville.net

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


If you are interested in connecting with Mark to explore more about The Back To Better Podcast, working with him as a Transformational Coach or how to use the SOUL of your story to reveal the HEART of what matters, please feel free to schedule a no obligation Concept Clarity Call at your earliest convenience.

Back To Better | Episode: 019 | Marty Sloan | May 31, 2020

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Back to Better | Episode: 019 | Marty Sloan | May 31, 2020

Marty Sloan and his family are new to our community. Marty leads Calvary Church as the Senior Pastor after serving in a similar role at a church in Arkansas.

In this episode we reflect on leadership, communication and faith amid times of crisis.

#BackToBetter welcomes Marty Sloan to Naperville!


If you are interested in connecting with Mark to explore more about The Back To Better Podcast, working with him as a Transformational Coach or how to use the SOUL of your story to reveal the HEART of what matters, please feel free to schedule a no obligation Concept Clarity Call at your earliest convenience.