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Mike Overwater: Founder or EKO

Mike Overwater: EKO Founder

Sometimes things come looking for you. Even if you don’t want them.  You can run – but not forever.  And when the running ends, the work begins.

Why did I start EKO? I didn’t really.  It started as one of those abstract indefinable feelings inside me. A burning nagging feeling that you can’t shake, but you can’t define.  It came out of somewhere and landed in me – and then grew.

The way I see it now – EKO actually started me.

It started some years back, and despite me trying to shake it, that thing kept hanging on. Finally I did something about it.

I’ve spent a long time – long long time – working in businesses and doing projects of all sorts of descriptions. I enjoy seeing the results.  Seeing people grow and take on new challenges is rewarding.  Through Performax, my project delivery business, and other vehicles, I’ve delivered some great outcomes for people which I’m immensely proud of.  As we all know change isn’t easy.

Working in some business environments can be challenging.  Dysfunctional.  Soulless.  Toxic.  Insincere.  Unappreciative.  Bureaucratic. Fiery.  Aimless.  Dispassionate.  Reactive. Political.  “Cover your arse” mentality first.  Fear ridden.  Ego-driven … you know better than me.

Filled with beautiful people wanting something meaningful for their lives – and stuck.

All these people wearing masks – to hide, impress, living as someone else to fit into their work environment. Afraid.  Trapped.  Consumed.  Tired.  Uncertain.  Conforming.  Disengaged.  Feeling unappreciated.  Running to a stand-still.  Confused. Lonely.  Angry.  Part of the system (the matrix).

I’ve been there. I know how energy draining that is.  Soul sucking.

It was while working somewhere a long while back that I kept getting this feeling that there must be a better way to support these people. I didn’t know what that was at the time – but EKO had landed and took root.  I didn’t realise at the time that, as with all great things, a bloody great deal of work, effort, pain, love, money and time would be required – but you don’t notice that because of the passion).Allow the world...

I started talking to other personal development coaches and a concept grew, and started taking form. Over a long period the feeling inside me grew and evolved into EKO – and it .

And the form it is taking is shaped by the experiences, learnings, and lessons (often painful) of working with a lot of people in a lot of different places – and supporting them.

It was only after a long time, through a lot of personal pain and triumph, grit and perseverance that I realised that the feeling inside me was all about helping people change their life trajectory. Enabling them to believe enough to take off their mask.  Get out of their own way.  Believe in themselves, and do the great stuff that is inside them burning to come out.  I know from personal experience that this is very difficult unless you feel enabled, empowered, and supported.  It doesn’t matter how much you think – it is about how much you feel it.

EKO empowers people to change trajectory. Empowering you by bringing consciousness to where you’re at, consciousness about what your trajectory is, and about what your real intentions are.  It is passionate about empowering you with the tools and support to close the gap between your Intention and your Action so you can make the move from where you are to what you really want and who you really want to be.

We’ve delivered some great change and developed some great tools to support beautiful people make change. Our amazing Life Conversation Maps (LCMs), ‘Just Do You’ program and the ‘Mastering my Morning’ Academy are just the start of the tools we’ve got to support people in their journey.  We’re super proud of them.  Built from the pain of life lessons.

I’m so very grateful for the hard and often painful lessons I’ve learned along my journey because they’ve helped me see and feel what I needed to feel in order to make the shift in myself and come through stronger to support others. It is a good place to be.  If you feel that pain and want to make a shift – please don’t wait.

We can take charge of our lives, invest in ourselves, and create a future that is ours – but we can’t do it with the same thinking that got us to where we are now. We have to Stop what we’re doing, Disrupt our current thinking, and Realign with what we truly want.

If you feel you need to change your trajectory please connect and get in touch. You deserve, and are worthy of, a great life for yourself.  If you want someone who’s been there already, beside you, reach out.  We may make that difference to you …

Yours truly,


Mike Overwater, Founder of all things EKO