Introduction

To develop an adapted therapy for high-performers and fast decision-makers we assess the differences in locations and dynamics between high-performers and fast decision-makers (HPFD in this article) and therapy. Based on these differences we propose a specific set up in order to do therapy in an adapted environment and with an adapted way of interaction. The aim is to create a suitable opportunity for high performers and fast decision-makers to integrate the benefits of therapy in their lives. Since therapy is by nature time-consuming and asking for a deep commitment it seems often incompatible with the HPFD lifestyle, therefore therapy is presented in an adapted form.

 

The best location for therapy
It is a proven fact that the environment greatly influences the outcome of therapy. A stimulating environment is an individual choice that enhances the results of therapy both in durability as in quality. We are proud of our success in offering every client the advantage of a suitable and adapted environment to do their therapy. This ranges from simply working online from home, enjoying high mountain resorts in the Sierra Nevada. For those who feel at ease to conduct their therapy ‘between business e.g. in a business lounge, a first-class hotel or over lunch, we have a business class arrangement.

 

Dealing with problem solvers
Therapy is, in general, a lengthy and often emotional affair. HPFD lifestyle naturally shies away from this form of interaction. Because in the HPDF experience, this way of dealing with problems is ineffective, unsuccessful and not cost-effective.

In my therapeutic encounters with high performers and fast decision-makers, it took me some time to realize that I was not dealing with unwilling patients but with individuals who had a strong drive and determination to think as fast problem-solvers. Therefore expertise told them that interacting with people only bears fruit by direct and concrete approaches. Lying on a psychiatric couch so to speak was certainly not their cup of tea.

 

A flexible approach
Thus I had to change my approach If I wanted to offer these successful men and women the same opportunities to work on their feelings and thoughts, as I did for anyone else.

A new and exciting aspect of my work opened up when with the help of many well willing patients we together explored new means to interact in such a manner that I could do my work, without them having to change their personality or their way of interacting.

Once used to the specific HPFD dynamics that came with this trade I started to enjoy the challenge. I can even state confidently that my work, in general, has benefitted from this experience.

 

Consistency pays off
Life is a bigger and more complex phenomenon than work. For high performers and fast decision-makers, life can be lived as mainly consisting of work. When this starts to be conflicting on a deeper level of the human life experience and fast solutions increase the internal conflict, therapy might be the only way out. Delving into yourself without immediate clear results can feel counter-intuitive for problem-solvers, but doing the delving with strategic therapeutic guidance will yield results.

In the same spirit, we will when the inevitable long intervals occur not consider this as finishing the therapy per se (unless requested). If life confronts you in a later stage with new difficulties you always have the possibility to continue the therapy and not losing the benefits of steps already taken hereby avoiding having to start anew,

 

For whom
One generally associates managers, politicians, and entrepreneurs when thinking in terms of high profile and fast decision-making although many professions like a concerto pianist, to name something completely different, can fit the description of  HPFD.