Trace Hobson, Chief OAM: Organizational Alchemist & Mystic
Chief OAM: Organizational Alchemist & Mystic
In a typical, mainstream organization, you might call Trace Hobson the Chief Operations Officer or something uninteresting like that. However, at the Center for Transformational Presence, we prefer far more creative and colorfully descriptive titles. Therefore, Trace Hobson is our Chief OAM (pronounced “OM”)—our Chief Organizational Alchemist and Mystic. Trace serves in this capacity through his own company, the Canadian Centre for Transformational Presence.
Trace Hobson is an intuitive and multi-dimensional leader. Over the last thirty years, he has worked globally in technical and non-technical industries coaching executives, managers, leaders, teams, and organizations on expansion, leadership, and transformation.
When he was just 15 years old, Trace began working with his entrepreneur father. From there, he worked his way up to executive-level positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. HIs broad professional experience, his passion and deep commitment to the principles of conscious leadership, and his personal soul mission have now come together in his leadership role in our global Transformational Presence community.
Trace is a fellow steward of Transformational Presence and embodies the work of our community by providing support through leadership, coaching, company development, partnership management, program expansion, succession planning, and content creation.
Using the cutting-edge frameworks, tools, skills, and programs of Transformational Presence, Trace helps executives, leaders, coaches, and organizations find their way through our current turbulent and uncertain times. One of his gifts is his ability to translate and integrate Transformational Presence concepts and approaches into the areas of leadership, management, organizational development, and the very practical areas of business. As one member of community said, “He has the ability to make Transformational Presence real and accessible for people.”
Trace and Alan have co-created the Transformational Presence Company Development Program and the Transformational Presence Manifesto Process. Both of these programs are supporting individual leaders and organizations in their transition from old paradigms of leadership and management into new paradigms of creating a world that works for all.
Alan Seale and Trace Hobson have established a Global Strategic Alliance with the intention of creating a world that works for everyone. Trace’s role in this Alliance is to steward the expansion and succession of the work of the Center for Transformational Presence. This is being accomplished through strategic alliances and partnerships with coaches and companies throughout the world.
About the Transformational Presence approach and his role in our community, Trace says:
The reason that I find the Transformational Presence work so compelling is because I get to be me inside of this unique space that we create together—the kind of space that people everywhere long for. It’s a space of freedom and authenticity—a space where we all get to come and play unapologetically and explore our unique gifts, our conditioning, our insecurities, and our magnificence. It’s a space of unconditional acceptance and love that transforms anything that comes into it.
For me, personally, as I allow myself simply to breathe and be present within that space, somehow my cynicism, resistance, judgment, and fear is transformed into deeper compassion and awareness. The Transformational Presence space inexplicably weaves it all together with a consistency and texture of love, connection, laughter, and joy that I can barely explain. Each time, it is unique, yet each time it’s also reliably the same, in spite of my fear and doubt. I love this space and I want to support others in learning how to create it, too.
At the end of the day, I believe that everything that I have been through, both personally and professionally, has brought me to this point in the here and now. I am here, bringing all of who I am, to serve people and organizations with transformational tools and processes that can help them find themselves, their authentic power, their unique contributions to our world, and most importantly, their wholeness.