“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” –Albert Einstein
"If you want to teach people a new way of thinking... give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking." –Buckminster Fuller

To escape the hamster wheel life, you need a new tool.

You need a tool for locating the elements missing from your current way of thinking, and for mapping out the direction of your purpose.

The reality is, you have everything you need to feel fulfilled, on purpose and fully alive. You just can’t see it quite yet.

Purpose: the reason why something is done or created, or for which something exists.

Mapping: the process of symbolizing valuable information in relation to a larger whole.

Flow: complete absorption & genuine satisfaction in what one does - intrinsic purpose.

“Flow is the way people describe their state of mind when consciousness is harmoniously ordered, and they want to pursue whatever they are doing for its own sake.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow
We begin by mapping out the four aspects of your psychological wholeness...

The first aspect of your psychological wholeness is your Essence...

Your Essence is who you are with no obstructions - your flow state, your zone of genius, effortless ease. You didn't earn it, you can't change it, it's just who you are deep inside. You might call it your Higher Self.

Next come your Strengths - the conduit for giving your gifts to the world...

Unlike your Essence, your Strengths can and must be developed. For example, Mozart was a musical genius. He heard entire symphonies in his mind. But only by practicing every day was he able to pour his gifts forth into the world.

By playing to your Strengths, you begin to experience Flow. Your Downfall knocks you out of Flow…

Your Downfall rears its head when you’re not living your Purpose. Anything you do that takes you out of Flow, even if you’re technically good at it, is in your Downfall.

Shadow is the final aspect of your psychological wholeness, and with good reason…

In your Shadow is everything you hide, repress, and deny. By definition, it is your unconscious. Whatever is missing from your life will, ultimately, be found in your Shadow.

When you begin to make the unconscious conscious, you release the Gold hidden in your Shadow and begin fulfilling your Purpose in life.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman
The basic Purpose of every human being is to reclaim the Gold in our Shadow, invest it in developing our Strengths in order to give our gifts to the world in powerful ways that lead to Flow or peak state experiences.

This is the reason you were born. This is how you come alive. 

This is your very own Hero's Journey.

Ready to map out the four aspects of your psychological wholeness, retrieve your inner Gold and begin living your unique Purpose in remarkably powerful ways?

Purpose Mapping™ is an exhilarating process that illuminates your Essence, Strengths, Downfall & Shadow to show you:

  1. Why you do what you do - the evidence of your unique Purpose and contribution.
  2. Direct ways to make the Gold in your Shadow conscious and transform yourself.
  3. How to elevate your instinctual behaviors, and move from Downfall back to Flow.

...but it’s definitely not for everybody. (In fact, most people would rather not know.)

It’s also a significant investment. Because only those who value their Purpose enough to invest in unearthing it will do the deep inner work needed to experience a life of true fulfillment at the pinnacle of self actualization.

If that’s you, I’d love to gift you with a complimentary call to learn more about what you want to create and what’s getting in your way.

If you’re curious to take a deep dive into your interior landscape and experience the thrill of self-knowledge at a level you never knew was possible, let’s talk.

We’ll tap into what you want most in life, and why you don’t seem to have it.

You’ll get to learn more about the Purpose Mapping™ process itself, the logistics and how it all works.

But more importantly, you’ll get to go deep inside and return with a powerful insight that you can apply in your life whether you decide to proceed with the full Purpose Mapping process, or not.

This is my gift to you because, if you’ve read this far, I believe you are an extraordinary person worthy of knowing yourself more robustly.

And in all transparency, this is one way I express my Purpose, so I often reach my Flow state on these discovery calls, which I love.

Let’s play!

We’ll explore what you want to create, what is obstructing your flow, and which version of Purpose Mapping™ may be the best fit for you right now.

Who Is Purpose Mapping For?

This work is for you if...

  • You are in a major life / career / relationship transition and want to make the most of your opportunity for growth, healing and reinvention.
  • You are anxious to take your life to the next level, but you need a guidance system and a seasoned coach to get you through the scary places.
  • You are fascinated by deep psychology and you crave self-knowledge because you know, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
  • You are absolutely committed to living an extraordinary life, and you are eager to dive in and do the work necessary to fully live your Purpose.

This work is NOT for you if...

  • You are comfortable where you are and prefer playing it safe - spinning your wheels (or mine).
  • You believe that “It’s all love & light,” and have no intention of facing your Shadow or discovering the Gold hidden there.
  • You are a spectator in life, sitting on the side-lines, or wanting someone else to work harder for your transformation than you are willing to work for it.
  • You are a spiritual bypasser, seminar junkie or other form of “all talk, no action” tourist through life.

I especially love working with…

  • Transformational Leaders seeking ignition for their rocket fuel
  • High-Achieving Introverts that need a coach who gets their world
  • Misfit Executives / Entrepreneurs craving stable access to their flow state

We’ll explore what you want to create, what is obstructing your flow, and which version of Purpose Mapping™ may be the best fit for you right now.

ps - I offer some partial scholarships for adoptees, single mothers and ex-military looking to transform their lives because I was adopted and I feel a commitment to help heal the generational ripples that haunt families with trauma.

About Craig Filek

I’m a father, a depth coach and highly attuned facilitator bringing over 20 years of experience in transformative men’s work, shadow work and authentic relating to this unique process for radically clarifying your purpose, making a powerful contribution, and stepping into your flow.

Enriched by a decade of applied study in Ken Wilber’s Integral Philosophy, and a founding member of the Integral Center in Boulder, CO, my work is informed by the factors that precipitate growth and development in human systems.

Through the Purpose Mapping™ process, I serve as your field guide into the rich interior world where you’ll retrieve undeniable truths about who you are, why you’re here, and what gets in the way of giving your gifts most powerfully.

In all my coaching ,I ensure integration of your life-changing insights by distilling them into a new sequence of simple daily habits that nurture your flow state and build creative momentum in stable ways.

Let's envision a world where everyone is enriched by a healthy relationship with their individual purpose. Where families, teams and communities organize around their shared purpose, and everyone plays to their strengths to create a world we can all be proud of.

What Others Are Saying

Wish I had done this in high-school!

"This has been one of the most enlightening things I have ever done in my life. Most people need to do this. It’s better than psychotherapy!”

-- Denise | Retired Investment Banker | London, UK --

Swimming in new opportunities.

"Craig's genius is asking the right questions; slowing me down to go further and deeper. Having my Purpose Map and daily integration practices has opened up an entirely fresh perspective of what it means to live in authentic flow."

-- Julie | Executive Coach & Management Consultant | Montreal, QC --

My life has been unrecognizable to me.

"After hearing so much positive feedback about Craig’s work, I retained his services and was so pleased with the results that I renewed 4 times. Since working with Craig, my life has been unrecognizable to me. I'm more successful, happier, healthier and in love than I've ever known possible."

-- I.H. | Senior Partner of top VC firm | Los Angeles, CA --

The gift of true and deep listening.

"The 'after shocks' of our Purpose Mapping session keeps touching my work, making me a better person and a better servant to the world.”

-- Christiane | Marketing Consultant & Coach | Pasadena, CA --

I've been quite driven by my shadow. 

"Getting to my core has opened up so much clarity about how I'm showing up in the world, how I want to show up, and how to close that gap."

-- Alexis | Lawyer, Business Priestess | Boulder, CO --

I literally felt like there was a mirror being held up to me.

"I could see & embrace myself in such a confident, loving way. This is who I am, I’m just going to be all that I am and give what I’m here to give."

-- Kendra | Women’s Prosperity Coach | Seattle, WA --

Learn to play to your natural strengths.

"Craig shows how all the pieces of your personality work together to express your purpose (or derail you if you’re not living your purpose so you can get on the right track.) All of the information you will learn in his program, are completely APPLICABLE to your life."

--Jesse | Student | Rochester, NY --

A pivotal moment in stepping out on my path. 

"I could see and accept the gifts I brought into the world, and discover at a felt-sense level where my shadow held me back."

-- Martha | Law Business Owner & Coach | Boulder, CO --

Serious insight about my work, my values and how to start…

“Craig led me through his process with kindness, intelligence, dispatch and real skill. At the end, I had a serious insight about my work, my values and how to start -- this is something I've been struggling with for about 2 years."

-- Nathan | Serial Entrepreneur & Consultant | Boulder, CO --

We’ll explore what you want to create, what is obstructing your flow, and which version of Purpose Mapping™ may be the best fit for you right now.

We’ll explore what you want to create, what is obstructing your flow, and which version of Purpose Mapping™ may be the best fit for you right now.

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