Interview with Michelle Willer

HBA, CTA-CC, Entrepreneur and founder of New Paradigm Thinking


Q. What is the goal or mission of New Paradigm Thinking?
Q. How do your programs work?
Q. How are you different from other business “coaches” and things like that?
Q. What results can clients expect?
Q. How quickly can clients expect results?
Q. One result from working with you is that individuals get really clear on their unique abilities, knowing what rewards bring them the deepest satisfaction, and how to be profitable in that zone. Can you comment further?
Q. For what type of individual is this program NOT going to work?
Q. Do you personally apply the principles that you work with your clients on?
Q. What are the options clients can choose from?
Q. What if I have a few additional questions I’d like to ask first before working with you?
Q. OK, sounds exciting! How do I get started?
Q. Tell us something about your own personal goals. What’s behind the name “New Paradigm Thinking”?


Q. What is the goal or mission of New Paradigm Thinking?

My goal is to help individuals that have lost touch with themselves to reconnect with their true potential and hence live a more fulfilling and energizing life while affecting the people around them and the systems and environment they are in. The second part of that is that I truly believe that when people reconnect with their unique abilities and passions, they have incredible ability to influence those around them. So the broad mission or secondary goal of New Paradigm Thinking is to empower these talented individuals that have the ability to create positive change in the world of business and to awaken them to that potential. Whether it be through innovative ideas, revolutionary leadership strategies, exemplifying new business models, or just living passionately (which is contagious and sets a great example for employees and colleagues alike). To empower these individuals to really shine – to live more fully aligned with their potential, to help them grow their vision and hence themselves. To empower them to take what they’ve been settling for, and get them to move into a greater, more powerful personal position so that they may affect change in the way that they are completely capable of doing, but for perhaps many reasons there’s been a hesitancy or confusion preventing them from really stepping into their full potential for greatness.


Q. How do your programs work?

The programs are tailored to each individual client and to their unique needs. I’ve created programs specifically designed to give you clarity, hone your ability to have laser-focus, think in a new way and be able to make decisions more easily and with more certainty. To empower you in shaping your vision and goals for the future, and clearing the path and paving the way to get you there. The over-arching goal though is to get you living a more inspired, fulfilling and energizing life – a life that you are excited to live. A first step towards this future is getting you to realize your own unique gifts and talents and how they contribute to this picture. I help you to get really clear on what it is that is unique to you and how you can capitalize on it, and what will serve you in achieving your vision.

Each program is structured to keep you moving consistently towards your Vision with increasing clarity and invigoration. Step by step support and accountability from someone who has the highest interest in seeing you succeed is a major component. A common challenge is that individuals simply don’t know what their passionate work is. They’ve been so “nose-to-the-grindstone” building their business or career that they literally haven’t stopped to sit back and really think about what is they would really be brilliant in and passionate about doing. For many reasons, they don’t think they have that as an available option to them right now – they think perhaps they’ll be able to do their “passion” work once they retire, or make enough money to support that passion first. They just haven’t realized yet that those are not mutually exclusive – they can do and have both. The saying is so true: where there is a will, there is a way.

Throughout the programs we identify the various and key sources of inspiration for you also.
Inspiration is what drives us to be creative and helps us funnel our energy to where it matters most. When you find out what inspires you, you find major clues to where your most unique abilities are. You then begin to tap into your source of innovation. And when you get really clear and focused, you start to innovate ways to make your ideal life happen.


Q. How are you different from other business “coaches” and things like that?

There’s two parts to that answer: Firstly, I’m not a “jack of all trades” coach. My focus is on unlocking that sweet-spot well of wisdom and creative potential that’s inside. Helping you tap into that innovative place, vision-eering and unmatched support is my specialty. The support and accountability component to my programs is key. Most coaches offer packages of sessions but that’s not how I work. The second part to what makes me different is that I’ve designed programs to ensure you get the results you desire. They’re specifically designed to help you succeed in reaching the next level of your potential. I don’t book single sessions or allow you the easy opportunity to give up along the way. You enroll in a program that ensures your success. It’s too easy to let fears or doubts stop your progress if you’re inconsistent or have to continually schedule time as you go. When you’re in a program, you’re in a program – you are carried along in that momentum, take consistent steps and have a targeted timeline that you feel supported in. Because my goal is to see you succeed, I’ve designed a model to help you do just that. I become your biggest fan and supporter. The programs I offer have a cohesiveness that goes way beyond scheduled stand-alone sessions.


Q. What results can clients expect?

I’ve created programs specifically designed to give you clarity, hone your ability to have laser-focus, think in a new way and be able to make decisions more easily and with more certainty. Clients who work with me can expect:

  • Clarity on your Vision, a detailed plan of action and unwavering support
  • Learn how to laser-focus and be able to make decisions more easily and with more certainty
  • Begin to think in a more productive and advantageous way
  • Achieve important steps to get you closer to your vision
  • Experience passion and excitement
  • Have someone to help you stretch and grow, and who will support you each step of the way as you achieve your goals
  • Support and accountability from someone whose interest is to see you succeed
  • Tools to help you break down and break free from the self-limiting beliefs holding you back from your highest potential
  • Help with getting your vision off the ground
  • Renewed passion for what you do and excitement for the future again

I help my clients to tap into their own wisdom, and hone their intellect and target innovation. And it almost always (in my experience thus far) spills over into every aspect of their lives. I mean, how can it not? Once you peel away a layer, you reveal a fresh, inspired, less hindered version of you – a greater version of you, so it’s bound to affect all areas of your life in some way.

Do you know what are some of the most common obstacles or challenges to individuals in reaching higher successes? You may be surprised to know, but confidence in their ability and “readiness” for taking the next step is one of the top. There is a subconscious fear of putting yourself or your idea out there in a big way that is intimidating, and paralysing in fact for some. Many people have a great idea or plan that they sit on for years waiting for the right time, when really, the right time was when they first had the idea! They sit on it instead because it’s “safer” that way, and they lie to themselves about all the reasons why it’s not feasible at the moment to justify their procrastination. (I used to be the biggest culprit of this so, I speak from experience!).


Q. How quickly can clients expect results?

That depends on a couple things: where you are when we start and what level do you want to pursue, which is personal preference. Some individuals know fairly quickly exactly where they want to get to and are ready to fast-track and move ahead at a good pace to get there, while others prefer to take it a little slower at the beginning until they get a firm grasp of exactly what it is that they want. The programs are designed to bring those answers to the forefront at the beginning, so once we know that, the “curve” generally spikes upwards rapidly in terms of tangible results. This is what I’ve come to call the “quickening” element.


Q. One result from working with you is that individuals get really clear on their unique abilities, knowing what rewards bring them the deepest satisfaction, and how to be profitable in that zone. Can you comment further?

Well, what that really boils down to is your passions, what you derive the greatest pleasure and motivation from. The things you could do all day long every day and never get tired of doing. The things that actually fill you full of energy and excitement to keep doing more of it and actually keep expanding and developing expertise in. Sometimes it comes in the form of an adrenaline rush even. This is the “sweet-spot” I talk about with my clients – and when they find that, their whole life changes. This is the arena you want to be working in as much as possible.

For me, one of my greatest passions is assisting others find these “aha!” moments. I could do it all day everyday and I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of it. It gives me a great feeling too when it happens – it also tells me that I’m on track with living within my own unique abilites.


Q. For what type of individual is this program NOT going to work?

I want my clients to get everything they can out my programs, so individuals that really just want to have someone listen to them as they wallow in a self-defeatist attitude probably won’t get the maximum results that they are looking for, as they are sub-consciously sabotaging their own progress in fact. We all have limiting belief patterns and/or habits that hinder our success so you should be willing to look at those areas in order to get to the next level – any highly successful individual will tell you that. Individuals should at least be open to looking at alternative options for their life. So I work best with people who are open to discussing the posibility of a greater vision than what they’re living now / their current scenario. That’s why the initial “getting acquainted” call is so important. We get to know each other a bit and we both decide if the match is a good fit.


Q. Do you personally apply the principles that you work with your clients on?

Yes, definitely, and I’m constantly improving upon them. Each day I try to stretch myself and my vision for what I can do and what’s possible. The more I learn and develop, the more I can share with my clients. My self development is the number one priority in my life. I’m constantly learning and exercising my creative potential. And I learn a lot from my clients also – and my clients are actually one of the greatest sources of inspiration for me. They are constantly impressing me with their courage and innovation and the leaps and bounds they make. It’s encouragement for me to keep pushing the envelope for myself as well. I really care about my clients. They’re all so unique and they’re a joy to work with.


Q. What are the options clients can choose from?

I offer several programs right now, each is at a different level of commitment and/or duration, for individuals with different needs. Check out www.newparadigmthinking.ca for information and details, or call me to book a “Get Acquainted” call.


Q. What if I have a few additional questions I’d like to ask first before working with you?

No problem, I’d be happy to answer all of your questions. You can call or email me to set up a “get acquainted” appointment by phone and I can answer your questions and we can find out if one of the programs would be a good fit for you.


Q. OK, sounds exciting! How do I get started?

Great. Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they know what they want and they take immediate action? They take educated risks and are decisive yet flexible to adapt and modify their game-plan to move forward toward their goals. They achieve success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well known fact that these individuals also take action based on gut instincts or strong “hunches,” if you will. So, that being said, since this feels right for you then go for it – congratulations on taking action!

Please call or email to arrange a no-charge “get acquainted” call. I will be happy to answer all of your questions and discuss program options, and which would be best for you and your specific needs.


Q. Tell us something about your own personal goals. What’s behind the name “New Paradigm Thinking”?

My personal desire is to fundamentally help change the way we do business, the way we see ourselves as part of the greater whole. Mutual respect and genuine intentions to make improvements in the world, to elevate the “norm” of how business is conducted to include things like personal fulfillment, mutual respect, unbounded creative expression, co-operation, challenge and excitement, growth, reward and profitability and the list goes like that. To help create a paradigm where each person aspires to be their best, whatever that means, and people aren’t pigeon-holed into jobs or roles that aren’t suited for them but someone else told them that’s what they should do. There is a way out of that “box” that most of us have been put in since childhood. The entire school system is geared towards making people these cookie-cutter, “standardized” things. The system is actually structured so that the goals is to ensure that children end up being more or less the same (hence the idea of standardized testing and the grading system that compares children to some “average”). Sadly, people are encouraged to aspire to be “average” or slightly above it, but not unique or different. Interestingly though, it is those individuals that break out of this mould that come up with innovative creations and solutions and actually influence how the world works. It is no coincidence that many of the individuals that have had the largest impact on society are ones that rejected the idea of “fitting in” with the standards and decided to create their own unique path.

So, one of my passions is to help people break out of that paradigm they’ve been boxed into and help them awaken their own individual uniqueness. If enough people do this, I believe that this is when the world will really change. We are all born incredibly unique, and sadly as we grow through the system we lose touch with that and by the time we graduate college or university many of us feel utterly lost as to what we “want” to do or what our unique talents are.

Imagine a world where everyone worked within their own unique abilities and passions? Think how different the world would be! If everyone chose to foster and capitalize on their unique talents and passions, we would end up having experts in everything imaginable. Instead, we mostly have status quo ‘workers’ that are largely unsatisfied with their lives.

New Paradigm Thinking is all about creating new paradigms for business. Changing the way we do business, by altering the way we think about business. To usher in new business models based on these principles. The old templates of thinking that we’re using no longer serve us – they actually never have, but we realize now that they’ve been doing just the opposite – they’re destroying the human spirit and unique creative capacity we have, in my opinion. The aspects that make us so unique as a species are being dulled over time and under-utilized.

The ultimate aim and mission of New Paradigm Thinking – the impetus for me starting New Paradigm Thinking – is to act as a catalyst to inspire talented individuals (that I believe have keys and answers to today’s problems), to step up to the plate and start playing a bigger game – the game they’re meant to lead. To assist these talented and capable individuals in waking up their greatness potential, thereby contributing to positive change in the world. And hand in hand with that is living a truly fulfilling and inspired life. Many individuals come to me and they don’t realize this about themselves, but I truly believe that they wouldn’t be crossing my path if they weren’t capable of this.

Here’s where you come in, and here’s where companies and businesses like yours come in. To pave the way for a new way of doing business. It is my passion to empower individuals to understand that there is a different and viable way of operating and come up with the creative steps and innovative solutions for the future that the world so badly needs.
This is my passion. Welcome to New Paradigm Thinking.