Ami Cook, Founder of MindNavigator
All too often what’s going on in our interior worlds results in behaviours that get in the way of us leading and living fully in each of the roles we perform. We waste energy trying to control the uncontrollable, lose focus on the things that matter and experience disconnection, from ourselves, each other and the world around us.
Ami was confronted with this truth head on when she heard the thud of her newborn baby girl landing on floorboards, suffering a significant skull fracture after being accidentally dropped by her nanny.
“As I sat in the ambulance, the awareness that I had absolutely no control over my daughter’s life was profound. It’s one thing to ‘know’ and something else entirely to embody that experience. And the realisation later, as Eva recovered, that I’d wasted what might have been my last precious moments with my baby, lost in my own head instead of actually being with her, was even more confronting.”
Moved by this experience Ami immersed herself in human development and theories of human change. She transitioned from her successful corporate career to qualifying as a counsellor and in numerous leading-edge coaching methodologies and has accumulated over a decade of experience as a practitioner in the field.
MindNavigator is the culmination of Ami’s personal and professional journey in transformational change.
“When I’d finally uncovered the essence of what really works to help people transform, I felt compelled to create a system around it that could be shared with as many people as possible. Since the time we spend at work is significant, organisations seemed like a great place to start supporting people to increase consciousness, develop greater self-understanding and forge deeper human connections.”
Amy Gilmore, Human-centred Development Director
Amy began her journey to understand the human mind, emotions and causes of suffering 25 years ago. The search took her all over the world, to various teachers, courses, theories and ways of living well. After much training, Amy has spent nearly 10 years as a coach and facilitator, supporting clients to understand their mental structures, overcome self-imposed limitations and reduce unnecessary struggle in their lives.
She met Ami Cook more than ten years ago and they connected deeply over their passion for what has become known as human-centred development.
In 2019, Ami introduced Amy to her Mind-First® system, MindNavigator. Amy immediately recognised that MindNavigator is the way to make the theories, methods and practises that support transformation in a one-on-one coaching relationship, accessible to larger numbers of people as the world moves into the era of Human-centred Organisations.