A hybrid of laser-like practicality and cutting-edge visionary insight, Scott Schwenk has been catalyzing the inner evolution and leadership development of individuals, relationships, and larger groups and organizations for over 25 years. His work and teaching is a blend of stillness, unexpected expansion, laughter, discovery and potent actionable insights revealing dynamic inner freedom and a thriving outer life.
Born with intense empathy and clairaudience (intuitive hearing) already online, Scott sought understanding and freedom at every turn. Having spent several years living and studying in a Hindu-Tantric monastery in his mid-twenties, Scott has cultivated a number of long apprenticeships in leadership development, tantric meditation/philosophy, spiritual awakening, vedic ritual, and facilitating later stage adult ego development. In the private sector, the bulk of Scott’s work is private master coaching worldwide clients in waking up, growing up, cleaning up, and showing up. He teaches weekly meditation classes for Unplug Meditation and Wanderlust Studios in Los Angeles and Wanderlust Festivals in various locations.
Scott credits working consistently over time with incredible mentors and teachers, starting as a small boy. Among those he honors and deeply thanks are Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Sally Kempton, Venita Ramirez, David Elliott, D.R. Butler, the YMCA Leaders Corps, MIT's Sloane School of Management, and his mother and father.
In his own words...
"My core practice is the practice of being true to the present moment, ever deepening my capacity to embody that Love which has no outer cause; to be free from attachment to this world while wholeheartedly showing up and savoring the joy and gift of being in a body on this gorgeous living breathing planet -- and from that foundation, to support those who are deeply called to the work of Waking Up, Growing Up, Cleaning Up, and Showing Up." -Scott Schwenk
What is the Work?
Waking Up -- Training in recognizing wider and more refined states of consciousness, ultimately recognizing the one Conscious Force which sprang forth from the Big Bang and temporarily has become objects and beings throughout the entire Kosmos -- to recognize this Consciousness as one's Self, as well as the Self of All.
Growing Up -- Developmental psychology has been mapping ego development from birth onward, and particularly over the last thirty plus years, has observed the possibility of adult ego development continuing beyond 25 years of age, infinitely when supportive conditions are present. Growing Up encompasses key capacities like increasing emotional intelligence, deepening and widening the capacity to see ever more perspectives on any moment, in realtime rather than only in hindsight. Growing Up continues to focus on digesting historic tensions in the body from moments we were unable to fully process at the time. Growing Up is essential to the awakening process; our emotional freedom is the ceiling on our awareness. We could say that the stages of Growing Up are like installing a new operating system on a computer or device which allows the device to have ever more coherence, greater functionality, and a deepening suite of abilities and capacities. The more we Grow Up, the easier it becomes to perceive what is referred to as Awakening as it begins to dawn, deepen, become stable, and ever more become our sense of self -- Infinite, Empty, Luminous, Unconstructed, and Self-Aware.
Cleaning Up -- "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." ~Carl Jung
Illuminating and emptying out the unconscious is the work of Cleaning Up, and there is tremendous overlap with the work of Growing Up. The work of Cleaning Up addresses blind-spots in our bodies, minds, emotions and behaviors -- unconscious being and doing arising from undigested and hidden tensions from the past.
Showing Up -- When we are significantly engaged, consciously and consistently with recognizing our True Nature, dissolving and digesting the wounds and tensions of the past, and are living more often in flow-states (or what athletes often call "the zone", where clarity and right action are intuitively obvious in the moment, or entirely not worth thinking about), we are well prepared to explore the work of Showing Up. Showing Up arises as a sense of "calling" in life. While so much of the human activity on the Earth at this time arises from old wounds and the sense of unmet needs, Showing Up arises from Freedom. In this stage of the Work, we are expanding on the evolution and transformation that until now has been primarily focused on oneself and expand it to include relationships, groups, world, and Kosmos.