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About CoreSelf Mapping

There is a part of our brain that acts as an internal awareness or guidance system. This mechanism in the brain is called our Internal Observer, as referred to by Dr. Ernest Hilgard, a prominent psychological researcher, and teacher in the 1950s-1970s. Dr. Hilgard’s research demonstrated that the Internal Observer is a part of our mind that is unique in its ability to sort out positive alternative pathways in difficult situations.

The process of mapping allows your mind to shift into activating this internal guidance system and to allow you to answer to following questions as you are writing your own CoreSelf Map.

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Jonathan Thomas

Because he was born into a family of teachers and craftspeople, it is not surprising that Jonathan began his adult life working with clay and teaching children and adults how to make functional and beautiful objects on a potters wheel. He spent ten years after college perfecting those two skills. Moving into an administrative role, he became the founding director of a large and successful regional community art center in Northeastern Ohio.

Out of this experience, a new direction emerged. The challenge of coaching both individuals and teams to higher levels of accomplishment became Jonathan’s focus. A masters degree in Social Work at Columbia University in New York provided opportunities to develop expertise as a teacher and trainer of communication skills.

Coaching individuals and teams in the medical field occupied the next phase of his journey. In addition to directing an outpatient hospital team for twenty years, he developed a private counseling practice. Clipboard sketches created in the process of studying successful partnerships became the foundation of CoreSelf Mapping. Using the visual perspective learned during his earlier career opened up pathways to creative communication strategies for work with patients and colleagues. Empowering others to create their own mapping solutions as individuals and in teams became his central mission.

Over the years, professional contacts in many fields saw possible applications of CoreSelf Mapping in their own disciplines and asked for more technical and practical information. The Simple.Not Easy partnership was formed to respond to those requests. CoreSelf Mapping continues to evolve into a means of achieving breakthrough insights in response to challenges in many fields including executive coaching, legal mediation, wealth management and fitness training.

Timothy Preston

Timothy Preston is a Managing Director, Co-founder, of Simple.Not Easy., LLC, a company that utilizes CoreSelf Mapping™ tools to coach companies and their teams to tap into their unique Internal Observer to ‘Elevate their Vantage Point and Expand their Potential’ both professionally and personally.

Tim has always had a passion for creating; at a young age it was creating residential and commercial buildings from a blank piece of paper, next at age 29 he created a few companies that were later acquired, and Simple. Not Easy represents the latest passion – creating untapped potential in companies’ most important asset: People.

He divides his time primarily between New Hampshire, Maine, and Arizona – depending on the teams he’s working with and the weather.