Welcome and thanks for your interest!
The intention is for this blog to be a forum in which we can have conversations about the things that give meaning to our lives.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Raymond Ferrier and I run a coaching and consulting company called Raymond Ferrier Coaching and Consulting Associates (RFCCA for short). We provide coaching and consulting services to individuals and businesses in the areas of health & wellness, life-, executive-, and health- coaching, ergonomics and interpersonal communication. You can learn more at RaymondFerrier.com.
I have been blessed to be able to blend my personal, academic and professional interests in the work that I do with my clients. From a relatively young age I have been consumed with questions that broadly speaking had to do with the relationship between the individual and his or her physical and social environment and its effect on our functioning. Having to deal with an early childhood move to a different country, brought the implications of culture and community in close -if not always pleasant- perspective. The questions that arose from this experience were the driving force behind my decision to earn my Masters degree in Sociology years later.
Being a very physical person, who loved to play sports, I also developed an intense interest in the inner workings of the body and the ways we can improve its function and performance. This eventually culminated in a career and doctorate in physical therapy.
Inevitably, those paths led to my third preoccupation; the workings of the mind and brain. The fairly new discipline of social neuroscience, to me, is at the crossroads of these interests that have had such tremendous influence on my life and career. Social neuroscience and its sidekick interpersonal neurobiology are the foundation on which much of my coaching work and my personal inquiries around the nature and meaning of life is built.
It is my intention to share with you thoughts and questions that arise in the course of my work, life and study, around my quest to gain a better understanding of what makes us individually and collectively function in a healthier, happier and more meaningful way. It is my believe that this quest only has real meaning within the context of community. I request that you be part of my community.