+61-409-869-664 jan@brainpotential.net
Leadership Neuroscience

You know those times when part of you wants one thing but the other part wants another?  Or there’s something you really want to do but there’s something holding you back from doing it?

You may not have given much thought as to why you feel that way but how amazing would it be to have a tool to overcome those situations and get out of your own way?

Many years ago, I designed such a tool and it has helped thousands of people to achieve greater success in all areas of their lives.


What is Ego State Therapy?

“Ego state therapy is based on the premise that personality is composed of separate parts, rather than being a homogenous whole. These parts (which everyone has) are called ego states. The state that is conscious and overt at any time is referred to as the executive state. Some non-executive ego states will be consciously aware of what is happening, while others may be unconscious and unaware.” – Gordon Emmerson PhD, Ego State Therapy, Crown House Publishing (2003).

Ego State Therapy is the theory from which I developed my Executive State Identification (ESI) tool which has been used by coaches, counsellors, HR Managers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Leaders, and many more around the world.


What is Executive State Identification (ESI)?

ESI is a Mapping Tool that enables us to better identify the behaviour or an individual by breaking it down into ‘parts’ or ‘states’.  Working on the theory that it is not the whole person that requires change but rather just the inhibiting part or state.

These changes in behaviour will ultimately enhance an individual’s level of success, happiness, awareness, and achievement, particularly when focussed on achieving goals.

The use of ESI is done so consciously to bring about behavioural changes that stick!


What are the benefits of Executive State Identification (ESI)?

I’ve used my ESI tool when training and working with individuals from all walks of life – from senior corporate executives to prison inmates to entrepreneurs to school students and psychologists.  Working with such a variety of people has shown me that there are a host of similarities which intertwine us when we begin looking at our ‘State Maps’.  The major difference is the roles of the states in each individual and that’s what gives us our uniqueness.

No matter their background, ESI, when used in conjunction with training, coaching, facilitation, or one-on-one consultations, can bring about many or all of the following benefits:

  • Increased staff morale
  • Decreased staff turnover and absenteism
  • Decreased internal conflict
  • Increased revenue
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased engagement
  • Overcoming fears and anxiety
  • Improved confidence
  • Greater flexibility of behaviour in triggering situations
  • Aligned teams
  • Achievement of goals previously unattainable
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved organisation skills
  • Positive self-talk
  • More focused
  • Improved relationships
  • Communication skills
  • And so much more!

As the ESI tool can be applied to any area of life and any situation that may arise, once an individual knows the process, they can work through any situation and change their behaviour to those that better support them in achieving their goals.


How can I learn the Executive State Identification (ESI) tool?

Whether you are wanting to use the ESI tool for yourself or to help others, the first step to learning how to apply the ESI tool is by reading my book – “The Many Parts of You: Understanding the Puzzle of Your Behaviour” which is available for download for the tiny price of AU$7!


I also run certification courses and workshops for those who would like to use the technique to help others.  If you are interested in hearing about the next available courses, please register your details below and I will keep you informed once new dates have been scheduled.

Kind regards,

Jan Sky