Courageous Authenticity

"Think about yourself as a tiny magnet, drawing things toward you. When you think you have more powerful energy, you’re much more attractive."

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Radiate your True Self

The origin of the name Courageous Authenticity came out of an understanding that so often people are torn between a false choice.

For instance, you are on your way to a meeting. You have a choice about who you will be in that forthcoming situation: either you will be a chameleon, acting as your best self in just that one scenario, or you could just be who you are, be authentic and know that people will accept and embrace you. The idea of the best self is somehow different from the true self.

Courageous Authenticity brings those two things together and recognizes that we are all our best when we are our true selves. That doesn’t mean there won’t be times when you communicate slightly differently for a particular audience. However, when you have compartmentalized your life so that your work and home people are different, you are diminishing yourself. You’re creating characters as if you’re a director in a movie. Think about who you are going to be.





How Does It Happen?

Courageous authenticity is trusting that you are a uniquely gifted person with valuable perspective and that living fully engaged from that perspective is your path to joy and impact. To become aware of who we are and our choices, we must:

  • Do some introspection; consider that when you’re being truly authentic, what’s true about you?
  • Think about why, the motivation; consider why being that way is really in your best interest.
  • Reflect on skills you need to build in order to stay present in the moment. Sometimes, when fear shows up and you become ego-absorbed, you let go of your true self. Try to adapt and adopt your environment and let yourself shine through.
  • Understand your MVP: your mission, vision, and principles.


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Magnetic Energy

When you think you have more powerful energy, you’re more attractive. Think about yourself as a tiny magnet, drawing things toward you. A tiny magnet will attract small amounts of individuals or influence, but  a large magnet draws in everything around it, making a stronger connection.

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-Kari Saddler, Trainer
Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching iPEC

"John is highly skilled at helping his clients identify priorities and passions, and align plans with dreams. It is always an absolute pleasure to work with John, and the things I learned from him continually provide value. I highly recommend John."

-Skelly Holmbeck Business Manager
Next Era Energy

"Through John Geraghty’s sessions and one-on-one conference coaching, I have finally discovered who I am. There is an inner strength within myself that I never knew existed – until now. He was a very important influence when I was at a major crossroad in my life. With John’s help and advice, I was able to deal with the negative emotions, doubts and fears that I have felt during this past year. I have made the most of some bad situations, and I couldn’t have put things into perspective so easily without John helping to guide me. I am now living my life on purpose, with a new energy."

-Vicki Bruns MBA Student
University of Tampa

"Coaching with John Geraghty has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. Over the past 15 years, through many twists and turns, curve balls and home runs, John has been there to help me create, nurture and protect my family, my business and my well-being. He is the perfect trifecta of being wicked smart, empathetic and bold. He inspires me every week to go confidently in the direction of my dreams and instills in me the belief that I can be more than I ever knew. In every possible way, my life, business partnership, marriage and friendships are better because of John. He is truly the best in the business."

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Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

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