444: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Jeffrey Kramer

Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Kramer, P.E., PWLF, CPM, CCM
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, Ascension Leadership Group, LLC

A civil engineer who spent a career in the public works design and construction industry, I have made an enormous transformation over the past 3 years. Prompted by a burning desire to make a difference by helping others be better, I become a John Maxwell Team certified coach and speaker in the summer of 2013. It was then that I founded Ascension Leadership Group and began speaking and teaching others about leadership and communication principles, developing programs, and writing a book. Before too long, though, I realized was having difficulty with progress and connection, and that I really wasn’t clear on what I was trying to accomplish.

In the spring of 2015 I began the process of becoming a Deeper Path Team certified coach, and it was then I had the revelation. I was a perfectionist, and it was in my way. With the help of my coach, Kary Oberbrunner, we developed strategies to address this addiction, and a plan to get past it. I shelved the projects I was working on, and began a process of study and reflection that led me to today. Where exactly is that?

Personally – I am growing and improving on a daily basis; my relationship with my wife, Sharon, and our 4 daughters is the best it has ever been. I am not criticizing every little thing, making them feel inferior, and sending them to tears. Instead I am building them up, showing them their true worth, and they have responded with incredible growth and success of their own. I am awed and humbled by the family we have become.

Professionally – I am getting ready to launch a multi-level coaching program on self-leadership; a different book, one on overcoming perfectionism so you can live your life, is in the works; a reflection journal template that focuses on the items that were key to my progress is drafted and on its way to the designer for layout so it can be published; and I am speaking and coaching with a clarity that allows me to truly provide value to those I work with. In addition, several other programs and projects are outlined and queued up waiting their turn on the priority list for development.

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Musical Background: ‘TAKE THE CHANCE’ by Nicolai Heidlas 

About the author

Engel Jones

Engel was born and raised on the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He is the podcast host of  "Twelve Minute Convos w/ Engel Jones", an Entrepreneur and Life Coach. His passion and purpose is to help you the Entrepreneur find Y.O.U.R.S-Your Own Unique Real Self. After having 1001 conversations in 3 months he uncovered Y.O.U.R.S, a tool used to reconnect you to the hidden passion and purpose which are essential to creating a brand of Y.O.U.R.S. Engel believes and lives the principle of Zig Ziglar where you can have everything in life if you help enough other people get what they want.