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When a Leader finds their MINDMATCH™, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN: An Entrepreneur discovers exactly where to invest her life savings; a Corporate Leader becomes a magnet for high achievers; and Expert Professionals create breakthrough solutions.
A MINDMATCH™ is a state of self-command  where a leader’s life purpose, values and talents align to produce a success greater than the sum of its parts. A MINDMATCH™ equips a leader to become the CEO of ME! and take control of their own destiny, rather than be ruled by it.
Every leader possess the potential to achieve a MINDMATCH™. But, not every leader taps into that potential. That’s why great leaders, like great athletes and performing artists, have coaches. And, that’s why dedicated coaches develop methods and tools to help them make that tap.  The MINDMATCH™ Process is such a tool.
Hello, I’m Emmett Murphy and my professional life purpose is to help leaders tap into their MINDMATCH™ potential.  It’s a purpose I’ve had the privilege to share with extraordinary clients and colleagues as a coach, psychologist and author.
My colleagues and I discovered the MINDMATCH™ Process through 20 plus years of experience and research with client partners. One of its most valuable components is the Comprehensive 6-Factor Multivariate Situational Assessment. It’s driven by an algorithm that creates a special point-counterpoint dynamic that stimulates a leader’s imagination and the ability to identify roadblocks and opportunities for success with great precision.
Every day, I get the opportunity to help leaders utilize The MINDMATCH™ Process to:  Identify the full scope of their own talents and aptitudes; address difficult or crisis issues; attract and retain top performers; develop emerging leaders; increase productivity; and, most importantly, map a path to personal and professional success.
My colleagues and I have also developed the MINDMATCH Professional Coaching Certification Program for leaders who wish to expand the scope of their professional skill-set. You can review them at or   
These offerings follow in the footsteps of our other work, including the NY Times Bestseller Leadership IQ and such others as Talent IQ, Leading on the Edge of Chaos (with Mark Murphy), The Genius of Sitting Bull – 13 Heroic Lessons in Leadership, and others.
Please email or call me to schedule a no-obligation colleague to colleague discussion of your present interests. I promise you a friendly and stimulating conversation. Contact me at: or call me at US 855.720.3292, globally at +1.716.799.5059, or Skype me at Emmett.Murphy.7.

Welcome to MINDMATCH

EmmettWelcome to ASK EMMETT, a blog designed to provide you and I a forum to discuss the real-time challenges and opportunities each of us face in everyday life. This is an opportunity I’ve looked forward to for some time and now, with the assistance of some wonderful colleagues and clients, I think we’re ready to step forth and invite you to join us. Whenever you find yourself in a pickle of a situation, have a special insight you think would contribute to discussion or have a work or personal challenge, please feel free to email me at: or

My colleagues and I will read every correspondence sent to us and, unless you explicitly state otherwise in your email, we will maintain absolute confidentiality regarding your identity when using your question or comment. As both professional coaches and clinicians, we strongly adhere to HIPPA and general professional standards of confidentiality. Having said that, however, we do want to take advantage of the rich insights and timely realities you can bring to our collective attention. In this context, to put some form and structure to things, we have defined our purpose and criteria for response to your communications as follows:

PURPOSE: The purpose of ASK EMMETT is to serve as your active coach and partner in helping you achieve a MINDMATCH in your everyday work and personal life; to help you translate your vision and values for a better life into practical solutions that meet the challenges and fulfill the opportunities you face everyday.

To do this, my colleagues and I, in cooperation with a wonderful team of clients who have served as your representatives, have concluded that each Blog contribution should meet, or come as close as possible to meeting three criteria.

First, the contribution should apply principles from the MINDMATCH™ Process to address a real-time challenge or opportunity you have brought to our attention.

Second, that application should provide a practical behavioral insight or solution, including actual script content and mind-state launch advice.

And, third, it should provide a context for that insight or solution – a brief one. I’ve been encouraged – strongly and with good humor – to keep contextual and more evidence based reasons readable and brief. For those who wish to explore any given issue in greater detail, my colleagues and I will provide follow-up references.

So, with those remarks as a starting point, let’s begin with our first array of questions and comments: