iDiscover is a cutting edge personal & professional development program for individuals and teams. Our boutique approach attracts high achievers from all industries & walks of life.
It is an opportunity to re-define your direction with purpose and re-ignite it with inspiration and enthusiasm. It offers you a chance to reconnect with yourself at the core level and connect deeper with the people in your life. You will reassess your priorities and have access to new levels of fulfilment. If you are serious about identifying and realising your full personal and professional potential, we invite you to join us to re-discover yourself and the World.
Reconnect with and/or clarify your career direction, professional identity or niche that fulfills and inspires you; overcome internal conflicts and mental obstacles that are slowing or stopping you from moving to the next level; develop a strategy and plan to accelerate progress in your chosen career direction; substantially improve your professional performance.
Discover how to switch from consuming to fulfilling personal and professional relationships. Increase your emotional intelligence. Find out how to identify and move beyond what’s stopping you. Learn both the art and science of effective communication; how to deal powerfully and effectively with disagreements, disputes, competition, criticism and conflicts.
Learn how to implement advanced behavioural change tools. Increase your mental resilience. You will become assertive and effective when dealing with adversities, changes, losses and disappointments; clear any emotional baggage, stress or anxiety that distracts you from being present; increase your performance, self-esteem and self-value; become more vital.
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iDiscover is a deep and intelligent review of yourself that will elevate your personal life and upgrade your professional life. The insights you will gain from this unique and structured self-discovery process will save you precious time and energy.
No matter how well we think we know ourselves, we can always know ourselves better. Get a deeper understanding, reach new heights and peaks, and expand our vision to be bigger and clearer. We always have the choice to become more empowered, liberated and present in our life. This program is designed to help you to find and connect with your inner voice, and help you make it clearer and louder than all outside opinions. It's designed to clear fears, limiting beliefs or any background noise that clutters your mind. It will launch you to a new league of personal and professional performance with clarity. It's designed for small groups, of up to 12 people, so that each participant gets plenty of personal attention. iDiscover is both a mind and a heart opening experience. It is a powerful ‘reboot’ that will allow you to become more yourself than ever before; it will provide you with grounded tools to become the best version of yourself.
8-12 people at a time
Attendees are of all ages, but mostly between 25-55 years of age
They are accomplished & ambitious
Curious & open-minded
Every participant benefits from full personal attention
People from all backgrounds and walks of life
Professionals and entrepreneurs from different industries
Interested in going to the next level personally and professionally
42-44 hours of tuition
Intelligent inquisitive processes
Highly personalized and introspectible exercises
Pragmatic, well explained and focuses on tangible results
Practical philosophy that increases emotional intelligence and self-awareness
A philosophical/psychological approach aligned with some of the great western and eastern thinkers
Structured and designed to resolve big range of personal professional issues
Boost professional development and performance levels
Clarity on fulfilling professional/personal direction
Enhance clear communication
Opens up new possibilities in existing and new relationships including conflict resolution
Increased mental resilience and the ability to deal with stress effectively
Increased level of contentment and fulfilment
Accelerated behavioural change and efficient time management
It's a cutting edge personal/professional development program for individuals and business teams who want to breakthrough and grow to the next level. Over the course of 42 hours' tuition you will go through a series of intelligent processes that will increase your self-awareness. You will be introduced to an original and innovative model of understanding human behavior. The program is designed to help clarify and accelerate a career path that inspires and fulfills you; it will help you to increase levels of performance and strengthen resilience and emotional well-being. It will also help you to inject clearer communication into your personal and professional relationships. The program uses 'Emotional Intelligence Practicals' (E.I.P.) to achieve its goals and is led by its creator Gal Stiglitz.
Thursday 04:00 - 09:00pm
Defining Goals / Map your Life
Managing Expectations / Values
We will get to know you and your needs deeper through mapping your life and defining your personal objectives for the program. You will also be introduced to some key principles that will make sure you get the most out of it.
Friday 08:30am - 08:30pm
An Introduction to EIP - Introducing the Ontological Model of iDiscover / Connecting the Dots
Making Sense of Human Behaviour / Foundations + Communication
You will learn a new model for understanding human behaviour that allows you to know yourself and others better and get the most out of your relationships. You will create a map of your personal values and gain clarity on what's most important to you.
Saturday 08:30am - 8:30pm
Enhance Emotional Intelligence & Performance
Past-Self / Gratitude
You will rediscover and empower yourself, increase your self-esteem and self-value and clear emotional baggage. This day will improve professional performance levels and allow you to be more present in your personal and professional life.
Sunday 08:30am - 8:30pm
Re-Define Career & Purpose
Future-Self / Purpose
You'll build your self-awareness and clarify your most fulfilling career direction, mapping out a strategy to make it happen. You will also organise and develop the personal plan you need to go out and achieve your goals. This day is also an opportunity to clear out whatever is stopping you from moving forward.
6.30pm - 8:30pm
Shift of Behaviour + Summary & Conclusions
Building Momentum / Vision
2hrs - Flexible later date TBC (usually 2-4 weeks after main weekend) + Assignments. A follow up evening session with Q & A and closures. It gives you a chance to discuss the outcomes of the program having had a few days for reflection, and create momentum moving forward.
iDiscover attracts high achievers from all industries & walks of life. It is for anyone who is serious about identifying and realising their full personal and professional potential. For those who are not willing to compromise on the quality of their lives.
People attend iDiscover for different reasons and come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Most attendees are working professionals aged 25-55. Of the hundreds of attendees we have had: entrepreneurs; scientists; artists; athletes; financiers; actors; intrapreneurs; contemporary dancers; students/graduates of ivy league universities; MD’s/healthcare professionals; army navy and airforce officers; pilots; musicians; producers; art dealers; CEO’s and senior management of fortune 500 companies; filmmakers; DJ's; photographers; lawyers; executive coaches; investment bankers; hedge fund managers and angel investors.
The program's participants tend to come from very diverse backgrounds and because of its nature it often leads to them forming deep lasting friendships.
Emotional Intelligence Practicals (EIP) or Practical Emotional Intelligence is a term that describes a pragmatic philosophical/psychological approach towards living, and was developed by Gal Stiglitz.
A) Career Fulfillment: Dissatisfaction in existing career. Confusion and inability to choose/create a fulfilling career/lifestyle.
B) Relationships & Communication: Frustration in existing relationships, tension, conflicts. Inability to create/sustain fulfilling working relationships.
C) Change Management: Inability to deal with changes/losses/disappointments or with high pressure/stressful/overwhelming situations that drain and age people.
Gal believes that Practical Emotional Intelligence is an essential skill to have in the 21st century and that it's the missing link in modern education. It's lack is creating low self-awareness which is actually one of the main causes for many mental conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictive/compulsive behaviour and so on. He believes that like any form of intelligence it can be acquired by anyone willing to learn it.
The iDiscover (EIP) methodologies are intelligent self-inquisitive processes of practical philosophy and applied psychology designed to expand our mind, clarify our vision and bring us to our centre. They are a product of years of research in human sciences, a culmination of the works of thought leaders in the area of human behaviour and human potential. They are inspired by the following great western and eastern philosophers and thinkers:
Leibniz, Spinoza, Rumi, Hegel, Nietzsche, Sophocles, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Séneca, Abravanel, Ramchal, Avicenna, Plotinus, Cicero, Thales, Pythagoras, Kant, Buddha, Confucius, Laozi, Mahavira, Mozi, Hippocrates, bar Yochai, ben Zakai, Hillel, Akiva, Philo, Maimonides, Nachmanides, Ha-Levi, Gersonides, Pascal, Maharal, Savasorda, Sohrevardi, Attar, Sanai, Hafiz, Galen, Boethius, Descartes, Lavoisier, Locke, Al-Biruni, Al-Ghazali, Averroes, ibn Gabirol, Al-Farabi, Al-Kindi, Rashi, Avicebron, Aben Ezra, Sforno, Baal-Shem-Tov, Ha-Ari(Luria), Bruno, Pico della Mirandola, Machiavelli, Berkeley, Shakespeare, da-Vinci, de-Rossi, Wolfius, Mozart, Beethoven, Baumgarten, Hobbes, Hume, Mendelssohn, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Hutcheson, Lessing, Schelling, Goethe, Mill, Newton, Smith, Marx, Swedenburg, Liadi, Malbim, Pestalozzi, Planck, Einstein, Tolstoy, Scheler, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Herbart, Rosenzweig, Disraeli, Galton, Twain, Tesla, Bergson, Buber, Freud, Wallace, Weber, Taylor, Hesse, Boas, Morgan, Young, Maxwell, Spencer, Kafka, Boltzmann, Thoreau, Einstein, Durkheim, Dostoyevsky, Kook, Verne, Maklay, Wilde, and William James.
Gal also integrated into the iDiscover methodologies some of the works and ideas of great educators, psychologists, artists, scientists, authors and thinkers of our recent times. His influences include:
John Dewey, Alfred Adler, Theodor Adorno, Janouch Korchak, Viktor Frankl, Lawrence Kohlberg, Emmanuel Levinas, Abraham Maslow, Vladimir Vernadsky, Pierre De Chardin, Maria Montessori, Claude Levi-Strauss, Ralph Linton, Robert Baden-Powell, Clifford Geertz, G. Stanley Hall, Ruth Benedict, Erwin Schrodinger, Kahlil Gibran, Primo Levi, Daniel Kahneman, George Santayana, Margaret Mead, Louis De Broglie, Erwin Schrodinger, Miguel De Unamuno, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, Gershom Scholem, Richard Feynman, Mary Douglas, William Du Bois, Rollo May, Hannah Arendt, Ayn Rand, Barbara Tuchman, Lev Vygotsky, Albert Camus, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Sarah Schenirer, Hans Jenny, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Fritz Perls, C.S. Lewis, Heinz Pagels, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinski, M. L. King, David Christian, Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, Daniel Schachter, W. G Sebald, Jean Piaget, Simon Baron-Cohen, Marcel Proust, Joseph Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Anais Nin, Paul Ekman, R.D. Laing, Boris Cyrulnik, Dorothy Rowe, Simone Weil, Kurt Lewin, Robert Zajonc, Stanley Milgram, Sean M. Carroll, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Sebastiao Salgado, J.K. Rowling, Paulo Freire, Anish Kapoor, AiWeiwi, Yuval Noah-Harari, Carl Sagan, Daniel Goleman, Simon Schama, Noam Chomsky, Ken Robinson, Ken Wilber, Alain de-Botton, Tony Buzan, Steven Pinker, Simon Sinek, Nassim Taleb, Otto Scharmer, Talal Asad, Shalom Schwartz, John Demartini, Gordon Allport, Hans J. Eysenck, Mortimer J. Adler, Robert M. Hutchins, Ami Vitale, Esther Perel, Gerald Schroeder, Shalom Rozenberg, Jonathan Sacks, Daniel Epstein, Yaacov Rofe, Spencer Wells, Christopher Nolan, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jonathan Harris, Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Sereno, Malcolm Gladwell, Micha Goodman, Mario Mikulincer, Myriam Yardeni, Rupert Sheldrake, Carlo Rovelli and Ray Kurzweil.
Led by: Gal Stiglitz
Founder of WOW Talks & iDiscover
An Educator, Cultural Thinker & Social Entrepreneur
Gal studied and taught for many years closely with educator Dr. John Demartini, further developing his teachings and methods. Gal is an autodidact and a polymath, conducting ongoing research in Human Sciences in order to advance his educational methods. His Human Sciences research includes:
philosophy (mainly axiology, teleology, language, culture and ontology), psychology, theology, anthropology, education, history, sociology, economics and linguistics (mainly etymology).