"Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Claus. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will? "
~Jon Bon Jovi

Living Beyond Ourselves

There is a mystery
A wondering

We all experience it
If we are truly honest with ourselves

We wonder
About how to live

How to live our dreams and
How to find care

How to live our truth and
How to be understood at our core

How to be ourselves and
How to meet our deepest longings

How to experience adventure and
How to experience companionship

How to live a life of deep meaning and 
How to get connection

How to make an impact on the world and
How to experience relationships

How to be creative and
How to be truly known

How to live our art and 
How to be held

How to live beyond ourselves and
How to be loved without condition

There is a mystery
A wondering

And for me
There is a commitment
To both

by Ken Carlson More poetry here

Authentic Development is Growing!

Grand Opening of Geneva Office on January 24th 


Authentic Development has opened a new office in the heart of downtown Geneva, IL near the corner of State and 3rd in the Unity Building. 

Join us for free drinks and appetizers on January 24th from 5-7pm at Stockholms Brew Pub which is directly below us.

Welcome us to the neighborhood!


Downtown Chicago at The University Club

Authentic Development has also joined The University Club of Chicago which is located across from Millenium Park at the corner of Michigan and Monroe. 


Contact us at phone number 847.873.9559 to set up a meeting if you live or work in the city. We'd love to buy you a drink in the Presidents' Bar or have lunch at the Front Grill with you. 


From the Blog: Riding the Unicorn

Imagine you in your home, winding down from a long day and the door bell rings. You open the door and there is a solitary unicorn standing there. You are understandably surprised. You are shocked when the unicorn starts speaking to you and in english says, "Get on! Let's go for a ride!"  

What's your response? Of course you are going to get on the unicorn. You are either in a dream or it's a chance of a lifetime—so no matter what—you are going to go for a ride. 

Is there anything magical in your life? Anything that has you in awe? Is there anywhere in your life where you experience unbridled joy?

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What is it that your really want for your own life?

You're ambitious.
You're successful.
It seems you have a pretty good life.
You know though--that everything isn't what it seems.

We tend to do the same things over and over again in our lives expecting different results. We chase the dreams of our 20s only to find in our 40s that none of those things really mattered. What we really wanted was a life of joy. A life of friendship. A life of adventure. 

Instead, we find ourselves living for someone else's idea of a perfect life.

Try coaching.

Coaching changes lives. Coaching will bring you new discoveries. Coaching works! Give us a call or drop us a line. We'd like to provide a kick-ass, fighting for your heart, no holds barred coaching session. We guarantee that you will be called to action on something critical in your life and that call will come directly from inside you.  Learn more...


Learn more about how Authentic Development can help you and your team come alive.

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