We believe that every single person was born a unique, one-of-a-kind, extraordinary Masterpiece. Unfortunately, most of us never even come close to fully realizing that Masterpiece in our lives.
As we go through childhood and grow into adulthood, our interactions with people, cultures and systems can cause us to lose sight of our true selves. Starting at a very young age, we can begin to believe falsehoods about ourselves that begin to cover and mask our true Masterpiece.
Over time, those false layers can become so thick that we can totally lose sight of the Masterpiece we were born to be. Removing those layers, and then intentionally walking in our unique Masterpiece is the best way to fully recover our true selves.
This framework is a disciplined, well-designed, engineering approach to Unleashing the Masterpiece in our lives, and intentionally creates a reliable and robust path to transformation in ourselves, our relationships, our working teams, our organizations and our communities.
The principals of UTM have collaborated and distilled decades of research and practical, hands-on experience into four principles of transformation that are relevant and pertinent to any context:
People who have done the hard work of difficult change in their lives, and have come out the other side successfully, can not only tell others how it's done, but SHOW them how. Only transformed people can effectively help others transform.
Self awareness is a primary component of an abundant life. Self awareness only comes through transparency and vulnerability with authentic friends. Being an accurate mirror for someone is one of the greatest gifts you can give - or receive.
Our society is so obsessed with information and learning, that practical application typically plays little or no role in individual development. One of the best ways to practice successful application is engaging others to help them do the same.
Personalizing principles for our specific life context, from moment to moment, can be challenging. Overcoming this challenge requires arranging pairs of seemingly contradictory principles, and then maintaining a dynamic balance between each pair.
We developed a five part program of courses using our framework, that we call Transformational Rhythms.
The word Rhythms communicates the main concept of our program: transformation is an ongoing process, that requires continual investment, in every context of life.
A Transformed world is made up of transformed organizations and communities.
Transformed organizations and communities are made up of transformed teams, groups, and families.
Transformed teams, groups, and families are made up of transformed relationships.
Transformed relationships are made up of transformed individuals.VIEW DETAILS
This program will help you, as an individual, live a transformed internal, life, which will enable you to reproduce this internal tranformation in others around you.VIEW DETAILS
Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less. We all have the capacity of tremendous influence in every single one of our relationships - whether we realize it or not. This program helps you be the best steward of every opportunity for influence (leadership) in each relationship in your life.VIEW DETAILS
Whenever we are a part of a team, group and/or family, we should make the whole team better, and the team should make us better. No matter what particular role any individual plays in a team, that individual has an integral part to play in creating and maintaining the optimal team culture.VIEW DETAILS
Organizations thrive when every single member takes pride and ownership in teh mission and vision of the organization. Individual members of an organization thrive when the organization views each and every one of them as a Unique Masterpiece and capable of meaningful contribution to the mission and vision.VIEW DETAILS
If we want to really change the world, the process needs to be self-sustaining, and self-reproducing. Organizations and communities at this level become catalysts for transformation in other organizations and communities, by being transformed themselves at every level of teh platform.VIEW DETAILS
The Transformational Rhythms Program has produced phenomenal life change in Illinois State Prisons. Since 2016, more than 250 indiviaul prisoners have taken courses in the program, and most prisoners have taken multiple courses, as both participants and assistants. We currently serve more than 175 prisoners per week in Illinois State Prisons.
We desired to test out the program in one of the most difficult and demanding environments we could find. The results of the last three years have given us the confidence and the desire to extend the program beyond prisons to young adults, marriages, parenting, professionals, nonprofits and anyone desiring real, sustaibnable transformation in their lives.
We have marketplace, faith-based, and faith-neutral versions of our program available, in print, PDF, and digital online learning formats.