McNabs Motivational Meet-up
Written by: Tamara Arden
McNabs hosts a monthly motivational meet-up at their offices. They utilise the time to connect, explore and share their stories, lessons or goals with the group.
January’s edition was Gary Segal, an organisation and relationship systems coach, who introduced his life story with focus on goals, fulfilment and purpose.
The meet-up explored the idea of how each person finds their way into life’s work, the work that has called out to us in imaginative ways throughout our lives, whether we have chosen them or not. Fascinated by the way we as humans use our minds to create our reality and heal our minds, Gary, by pushing boundaries, has discovered his life’s calling and the connection between him and all things, including the divine.
Gary coaches teams and groups of people to build up their relationships.
He coaches in contact and call centres where there are thousands of disenfranchised people trying to earn a meagre living while exposed to pressure and violence.
“I have walked a road of 20 years which brought me to this place, and want to bring meaning back into the machine. If I am here to serve someone else, in whatever it is, by solving a problem for them or building a product, that part of my human nature is being fed”.
He opened the discussion to the table, allowing attendees to share what fuels their drive, what objectives they want to live out and what they want to achieve- for a fuller future.
In explaining his work, Gary says he spends his life teaching people how to be back in relationships.
“In the old days, customers used to be our friends. We lived down the road and if shoes didn’t fit properly, they would meet that friend the next day. They couldn’t get away with producing an inferior product,” he says.
“They sat in church or went to the fair wearing those shoes. In those days, there was real sense of connection with our work. People benefited from the work. From that came a sense of connection to our relations and the materials we worked with. There was love for the wood and the tree that gave it”.
Gary helps people reconnect with customers to help them serve better. He wants to help customers feature in the world of retail.
“If we are kind to ourselves, we can create magic and bring ourselves back into relationship with one another and bring meaning,” he concludes.
For more details on Gary’s work, visit http://www.gameoncoaching.co.za/