Peter Volkofsky | Author & Life Coach

Peter Volkofsky is an author, spoken word poet and life coach. In 2017, Peter published his thriller Mia's Magic Wand. In 2015 he published Beautiful Quest as an Ark House imprint. Peter has been married to his wife Penelope for thirty-three years and together they have reared seven children.

Catalytic (cat•a•lyt•ic)

(adj.) a process that precipitates an event

The Vision

Individuals and teams reaching their goals.

PETE'S BLOG

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Pure, Sweet Moments

 

In a family there are some things that are pure, sweet moments: like a nice cuppa, making a fuss over a birthday, going out for brekky or dinner, or even playing a board game and there's always a competitor for that moment. The delicate bit is knowing when to postpone it and which competitors must be yielded to. Four days ago for example, my daughter and I had planned an early morning swim but I got carried away that night getting an introductory lecture session 'just right' because I knew I would not be seeing the class again for a month and they could not afford to be launched into this subject (leadership) on as bad a foundation as their predecessors in 2008—sorry old class if you're reading this. So, it was a long night and we put it off. But then there was another late night session, which meant more postponements. Then yesterday morning we finally got our swim and it was wonderful and there will surely be many more!

 

 

 

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Questions

 

Never give a straight answer to a crooked question.

 

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Becoming a Self


"What I meant was, if Atticus Finch drank until he was drunk he wouldn't be as hard as some men are at their best. There are just some kind of men who're so busy worrying about the next world that they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results."

(Miss Maudie in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird p.52)

 

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Family & Community


In all the blending of family, comradeship, teaching and mentoring that happens in a mission order there can be dangerous associations occuring across all kinds of lines of family diginity and respect, to the point that a student may well become an intimate follower of a teacher, but also a kind of admiring acolyte in a way that is undermining the honouring of their parents, their own self confidence and their trust in the power of God's Spirit living and working in them. So beware suggestions that this is all about making your students into 'followers of you'. To some extent they will inevitably be followers of any teacher who has served them well. But in the end, your hope must be that you will, as John
said, 'decrease' and Jesus will 'increase' so that they will in fact be followers of the true Messiah. Learn to faithfully and graciously allow space and distance for them to own that and to enjoy the growth and independence that comes with their decreasing need of your help and support. But be careful, sometimes, without realising what is happening, a natural and deep family kind of love develops because God is, unofficially, adding someone to your family. Here a much deeper relationship is appropriate and may well be a life-time one.