Personal Development

Our public-sector programs are designed for experienced and discerning individuals, those familiar with personal-growth work and are intent upon elevating their capacity to embrace life fully and expand their ability to navigate its most challenging and rewarding opportunities. Human nature is paradoxical, and the choices we make about which facets to empower and which to rise above are vital to sustaining our well-being and deepeing our sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. The following portfolio of programs have been delivered to thousands of individuals for over three decades.

A profoundly moving and effective growth opportunity designed for high-achievers, successful leaders, and motivated professionals. Our mentoring clientele includes hundreds of Fortune 100 executives, enterprise-level country leaders, global thought leaders, and world-class entrepreneurs. Unlike other mentoring opportunities, the fully customizable SupraSelf Mentoring Program delves deep into one's "inner terrain of greatness," the hidden dimensions of character, core capabilities, and ways of being that evoke extraordinary levels of enthusiasm, devotion, personal resilience, and accomplishment.

Join Val Jon Farris for one of his five-day "Sacred Time" retreats hosted in the Axis Mundi Retreat Center located in the UNESCO World Heritage town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. "Sacred Time" is an ancient term used by the Maya, Aztec and Toltec civilizations to describe a way of living one's life between, below and beyond the confines of our familiar understanding of reality. These exclusive five-day "life expeditions" are designed for professionals, business leaders, executives and successful entrepreneurs who are seeking what’s next in terms of living a deeper, richer, and more fulfilling life.

A powerful exploration into the depths of one's self, not the self we are used to, but a higher presence of being arising from our core being. The "Stones" serve as a map that illuminates the way between our outer life challenges and our inner places of wisdom and capability. The power of the Stones comes from the paradoxical reality that all of Creation dwells within each of us and that we are capable of accessing its infinite resources when we set aside our ego agendas and need for self-importance. The Stones of Truth illuminates the terrain between our finite presence and our infinite nature, opening the way for a life worthy of embracing and celebrating fully.

A three-day journey into the inner landscape of the human psyche, the rich inner terrain of our deepest and highest emotional selves . . . one that includes liberating one's self from what we call “The Box,” an all-encompassing restrictive way of being and behaving we form during our first five years of life. This invisible structure protects us from threats, rejection, abuse, pain, loss, and criticism, but at the same time insulates us from experiencing the joy of being fully alive. Not only does the Box restrict our experience of aliveness, it diminishes our expressions, creativity, capacity to love, and most notably, to contribute who we truly are into the world.

Click on our companion "TWS" website logo to explore our full complement of personal development offerings. Our Travelers site also provides networking opportunities, membership programs, expeditions to sacred locations in Central and South America, and information about our "Axis Mundi" Retreat Center located in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

"I would rarely consider working with someone in this capacity besides my husband but I intuited that Val Jon would lend the objectivity and spiritual altitude I was seeking and I did not question my 'hit' Val Jon instantly created a safe, sacred and laser light of truth space. He just SAW me, saw things he could not have known had he not countenanced it from on high. He was loving, insightful, challenging (in a good way) and kept referencing me back to my own guidance."

Alisha Hayes

Life Coach and Spiritual Guide

“Outstanding, the best mentoring I have ever experienced. Val Jon Farris is an experienced coach who teaches from the heart. This mentoring program delivered big value and it showed me things that would be very hard to get any other way."

Alberto Golbert

Latin America Continent HR Director, Hewlett-Packard Company

"Val Jon completely got who I was on our first meeting.  Using the “Stones of Truth” he helped me to explore some deep issues I had around my well-being, success, and relationships.  It was quite extraordinary.  After we worked together things have shifted profoundly and one family issue around my son that was very painful for me is almost healed and a large business deal that I had written off resurfaced the week after."

David Couper

CEO & Founder, David Couper Consulting

"I recommend Val Jon Farris as a top-notch professional mentor, exceedingly creative, inspiring, with deep domain knowledge in transformational leadership, sincere and a passionate crusader making a huge difference, always willing to go the extra mile!"

Himanshu Jani

Director HR, Asia Pacific Continent, Agilent Technologies

"Val Jon's work was a life changing experience for me that I will hold in high regard forever.  The ability for us together to put a finger on and resolve inner complexities that I truly never knew existed within me has made me a better person with my family and a stronger leader in the workplace."

James Bateman

HP Enterprise Account Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company

"I've had the honor of working with Val Jon Farris in HP's Latin America Region.  He designed and delivered leadership programs to managers and executives in many Latin America countries, inspiring them to achieve better results through high impact skill sets.  I recommend Val Jon as a highly skilled professional, exceedingly creative, inspiring, with deep domain knowledge in transformational leadership, sincere, passionate and always willing to make a difference."

Carlos Apollonio

Human Resource Manager, Miami Headquarters, Hewlett-Packard Latin America

"Val Jon is a true thought-leader.  The leadership courses he designed for us spurred on self-realization, growth and behavior changes on the job for a multitude of our leaders.  Val Jon as a facilitator was wonderfully challenging to our leaders – and they flourished under his tutelage.  The years I spent working with him were productive, allowed me to improve as an L&D leader and I/O psychologist, and made a long-term impact."

Suzzanne Ippel

Senior Manager, Learning & Development, Intuit Corporation

"I could not imagine going through life without the wisdom I gained from attending this program. I am moving forward at an incredible pace.”

Colleen Moore

Psychologist & Marriage Family Counselor

"Deep experience and extraordinary mastery of delivery and engagement."

Jeff Hoffman

Former CEO,

"A never-to-be-forgotten experience.  I’m getting so much more accomplished in my life.  Truly extraordinary!”

Dr. Carrie Thachuk

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor & Business Owner, Bukovina Naturopathic Medicine

“The mentoring skills fostered successful business practices and strategies for me and my entire staff. I can personally recommend them and this mentoring program without reservation.”

Rick Carlisle

Owner & CEO, Arktegraf, Incorporated

"It was the most powerful experience I have ever participated in.  It made a positive impact in every area of my life.”

Scott Emerich

Yoga Studio Owner & Entrepreneur

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