Founder: Goodbye Daily Grind
Ikigai Coach & Inspiration Engineer
He has real presence on stage and a sparkle in his eyes. He gives sage and direct advice and his wisdom is delivered in an inspiring way. That coupled with a wicked sense of humour and a no BS approach.
I’ve seen huge positive changes in my life thanks to him and Ikigai in only 6 weeks. I highly recommend you jump with both feet in if you’re considering upgrading your life.”
I think what impresses me most about Chris is that he walks his talk, he’s been through experiences that would floor most people and has emerged as a triumphant phoenix from adversity.
He will challenge you, with love, to be the best that you can be and will do whatever he can to support you in that aim.”
“Having trained and worked as a coach myself for a number of years I’ve experienced first hand the magical results when you give someone a supportive and reflective environment to think and speak into. When it comes to minds 1 + 1 equals much more than 2. So I was fascinated to see what might come out of a group like this. 6 people connecting to support each other and be supported. So far I’ve been able to define and focus precisely on my priorities and have begun to change unhelpful habits. I’ve made decisions I’ve been hanging on for months and made progress where I wasn’t even looking before. This has been without any difficulty or extra effort. Just participating in the group and checking in once a day to update, ask for support, inspiration or contribute a pearl wisdom as and when the moment calls. Teamwork at its best.”
“Chris is a rare human being. In our 1-1 sessions, he is challenging, honest, compassionate and full of wisdom. Since receiving the 1-1 coaching from him I have received funding to develop an app, I have got real clarity on my goals, and I have expanded the number of private clients I work with. Chris is infinitely generous, and it is incredibly reassuring to know that a human being with wisdom and heart is available to support me.
As a result of the Ikigai Mastermind Group support Chris has facilitated, I have received incredible support and wisdom from a group of very talented individuals. The feeling one gets to belong to such a supportive group is difficult to describe, but I have thought several times over the last few days that this group Chris has facilitated has genuinely restored my faith in humanity. I have had so much joy in this group, in terms of advice, direction, and just feeling supported, that I have invited in several friends to join, as I was so excited to share the love. Thank you Chris. You are a diamond.
“Living in an isolated rural home, raising 3 children with my husband. While being a business owner, it doesn’t leave me much time to get out and meet people or grow my social network. Being a business owner, you are the one always contacting other people for their services to grow your business, which can feel like you are pushing alone and that no one values you so much that they would miss you if you stopped pushing. Or certainly, that is how I felt. I was already practising law of attraction based techniques that I coach my clients with, however, the one truth that wouldn’t leave me is that we are the sum of the 5 people we surround ourselves with most. My kids and husband are so focused on their own careers social life and schooling, they have no time to mentor me, or give me daily motivational inspirational pep talks, or be very interest in my work. I so longed for that community feeling, where I was a part of something that benefited me, while being valued for my service to others.
Then I joined Chris Paradox’s Ikigai Mastermind group and every thing fell into place. Within the first 1 to 1 and group online hangout, I was given very valuable homework which I devoured. It directly impacted my business outlook, giving me a strong sense of direction, clearer knowing of who I am and what I have to offer. The ikigai FB page quickly turned into a ‘whats app’ group with daily threads where our small group could get to know each other’s day to day movements and be accountable to one another for the daily practises and challenges we all accepted from Chris. This tight knit group regularly engage in praise giving, feedback, inspiration by sharing knowledge and resources, all the while strengthening our friendships through this medium.
In the space of a few months I have felt completely fulfilled in my business, with a vast increase in my client basis and mentor support circles, all because of the dedication that Chris Paradox commits to making this hub effervesce. A truly inspirational leader who leads as if he’s following, does all his own homework and asks the group to hold him accountable, making him an equal. Being a part of anything Chris Paradox creates and organises is always such a giggle and fulfilling wholesome experience. I am so blessed to have found Ikigai Masterminders and to be a part of the community that Chris Paradox is building, I love welcoming and meeting new members as they arrive. I look forward to the future now, because I am fully ‘in joying’ my present moment. Day to day gratitude is my new life long practise, it was before I joined the ikigai group, but together with like minded individuals gratitude is magnified beyond that which an individual can manifest. I carry around their positivity daily in everything i do. Thank you Chris.”
“I was inspired by Chris Paradox when I first met him in the early 2000s, but since I started working with his Ikigai Mastermind program, I’ve felt a whole new level of inspiration, have been supported by a fantastic group of like-minded companions, and consequently my life has been moving forward in ways that I’ve been hoping for and visualising but not quite achieving for years.
The particular flavour of inspiration that Chris brings is one that fits perfectly with my own deep seated desires for my time on this planet, and which I’m sure will be shared by many: I don’t want to fall blindly into society-endorsed roles, or allow fear of failure to stop me from being the most creative and successful version of me that is possible. I want to work to find my most valuable assets and share them with the world to create a brighter future. We all have the potential to shine and give our best, but sometimes we need a little help along the way, from friends and mentors – people who share our vision, or have been on the journey and learned the pitfalls and shortcuts.
To inspire by example and gentle but determined persuasion towards a life lived embodying your most optimistic desires for yourself is a true and rare skill that I’ve seen grow in Chris over the time I’ve known him. When I heard about the group he was setting up, I didn’t hesitate in signing up. I felt ready to embrace the challenges and adventures of revealing my true self and honoring my creativity with purposeful action, and I trusted Chris to be the best possible facilitator, having seen his own fruition into a successful and much loved stand-up poet, host, MC, and Inspiration Engineer.
I now feel well on the way to overcoming my time management problems, my assertiveness issues and a whole host of other things that have been niggling away at me in the background of my subconscious. A large part of this is due to the support of the group as a whole, and has also definitely been hastened through blockages by the assignments and practices that we’ve been given. I can’t recommend this process highly enough, so I’ll just say: Try it, with an open mind, and be prepared to be surprised at where you can go if you just believe, and breathe.”