Employing Eeyore as Your Advisor

By Robert Holmes

Apr 23

I loved reading about the adventures of Christopher Robin and his childhood friends in Hundred Acre Wood. It was only recently I realized that the author of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne, gave these childhood characters a range of mental illnesses.

Think about it. Pooh Bear has ADHD, Tigger has hyperactivity-impulsivity disorder, Piglet has anxiety disorder, Christopher Robin has schizophrenia and Eeyore is clearly depressed!

It’s Eeyore we need the most

Eeyore the Donkey characterizes exactly the kind of depressive and moody individual who can be very useful to us in business.

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About the Author

Robert is an expert in the science of human behaviour and performance enhancement with a passion for neurology, leadership and the psychology of potential. He believes it is important to bring hard science to coaching, and that coaching practices be evidence based and research backed. Robert is a founding partner at Frazer, Holmes Coaching and current Director of Brand and Marketing for the International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA). Robert is a professionally certified coach (PCC) with over 20 years of business experience and an ICF Accredited Mentor Coach. He is an Associate at the National Speaker's Association, a member of the Coaching Psychology interest group at the APS, a certified Action Learning Coach, a Member of the Australian Institute of Management Consultants.