HOW A LACK OF FULFILLMENT INSPIRED MEANING THAT FIT A MEANINGFUL NEED IN THE WORLD
NGS began with the musings of two wholistic psychotherapists; Dave Wali Waugh and Michael Talbot Kelly. They noticed that within their counselling practices, many people were feeling an overwhelming lack of fulfillment and meaning in their lives. They also found that this was true across all age groups, professions, and backgrounds. What was more alarming was that they were seeing younger and younger clients walk into their offices so that what was once termed as “midlife crisis” now became a “quarter life crisis”.
Dave and Michael were so concerned about this pattern that they dedicated the next 20 years of their lives to study and help those in these situations. They noticed that when these individuals discovered their “Natural Gifts” and apply those gifts to a need or cause that was meaningful to them, they experienced a completely different life – one filled with more joy, passion, meaning and purpose. Thus, they came up with a map and a vision, and began the mission of creating a society. The society’s mission would be rooted in helping others heal and identify their Natural Gifts so that they could live on purpose and ‘love their life’.