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Unmasking with the Values Based Integration Process

Doing the ‘Big Dig’ On Life

This is our main street in Barrie right now.


If you had driven down it a few months ago, you never would have noticed there was a problem. It wasn’t terribly bumpy. There weren’t any potholes or sinkholes or anything else to give it away. But the pipes deep underground were getting old. People with mobility impairments were struggling to get around. And the clock was ticking before something bigger and more expensive went wrong – probably in the middle of winter!

So our city started “The Big Dig”. It’s a lot of work. It’s going to cost a lot of money. It’s a big inconvenience. But I’ve seen the plans. It’s going to make things underground much better. It’s going to make things at street level much better. It’ll be worth it – when it’s done!

The coaching journey can be like that.

We dread the time and the work and the expense. So we put it off. But the problem is, the longer we put it off, the more work it becomes.

It takes courage to do a ‘Big Dig’. Courage to dedicate ourselves to the process. But I promise – it’ll be worth it in the end!


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About the program

In 2017 I was newly self-diagnosed with atypical autism, struggling with burnout, and striking out when it came to therapists who could address the issues I was facing. At the same time, I was building skills around life coaching, shame reduction, and trauma-informed therapy for work. Gradually I realized that what I needed – an embodied, autonomous, agency-driven coaching approach to unmasking – was not something I was going to find “out there”, but something I was going to need to create if I wanted to recover my life. This was the moment the Values Based Integration Process was born.

Having developed the program for myself – and having seen the incredible results it brought in my own life – I began to use it with coaching clients. The results were out of this world!

After conversations with Dr. Devon Price, the technique was featured in his book Unmasking Autism. With it, came interest in the technique and the decision was made to begin training coaches and therapists to help make this toolkit more readily available.


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