Meet Alex Iglecia, MA
What Makes Your EPIC?
Thanks for beinge epic.
My mission is to help creators and leaders move forward with confidence,
by embodying their global contribution and life’s work,
so their gifts create the world we all want to live and thrive in.
My name is Alex Iglecia.
Everything I have overcome has been about sharing my gifts, recognizing my power, finding my way and not needing to save anyone, including myself. I’m here to embody Being Epic, and invite you to embody Being You.
What are here to be and do without apologizing?
You are already the hero of your journey (and the greatest ally and the villain, too!) While you’ve been successful in many ways, are you stepping across new thresholds right now? You’re already past the point of no return, aren’t you?
Many clients tell me they had experienced a settling and compromise because they tried to create a stable business.
What were they looking for? A way out of the emptiness. A way home to what they had always known.
It’s not about the money for you, is it? It’s not even about you, is it? What it about for you? It’s about everything. You. Me. It. We. Everything.
My Global Contribution:
Everything I do is about a fundamental transformation that I have been doing since I was born. Yet I never thought I was one of those people who knew what they were meant to do. Instead, everything broke me. Creativity broke me. Exercise broke me. Purpose work left me disappointed and after a decade of personal work and may tens of thousands of dollars of investment and debt, I was unfixable.
Yet along the way, there were spurts of… something. I created the Epic Workout to help leaders use their exercise as leadership development. I worked within an international consulting organization that facilitated massive change across hundreds of stakeholders. I taught combat. Here’s one fun and specific example of something that I couldn’t help but bring to the world:
In 2014 I met with a group of men to talk about who we were, what inspiration is possible, and how we could contribute to each other. It was a nice day getting to know each other beneath the surface. The next day, meditating, I knew I had to put a billboard up that said “Thanks for Being Epic!” That message was already something that had been inspiring me for years, but this burst insight showed that what was mine to do next. There would be a billboard with my message on it in San Francisco! Within weeks, I held a Being Epic event, raised the money, and put this billboard up for one month with the help of the Inspiration Campaign.
Nothing ever fixed me, but something did happen.
I discovered what I really do when I mapped my Global Contribution.
I recognized how my whole life made sense, and that changed everything.
Everything I do is an expression of the deeper genius, transformation, and gifts I’m capable of. You too. Even when you don’t think so.
If you have a message, a story, a unique point of view,
a bigger game or a life to live that you’re not done expressing yet,
then I am so excited for you!
Alex Iglecia, MA
Creative Facilitator, CEO, Aliveness Alchemist
Former NASA Engineer and born-again Ninja turned Mind-Body Enthusiast with a Masters in Conscious Evolution & two black belts, I am an authority in developing personal authenticity and a creative facilitator for communities of creators, artists, movers, shakers and visionary men and women with a message and a mission.
Despite unique achievements and years of deep personal growth, global experiences and expensive coaching, I struggled to find my way. It was so painful that I often wanted to quit on myself, on my marriage, my calling, and sometimes – quit being here on the planet.
When I finally discovered a way to make sense of my life and see my life as a message, I was able to stop living other people’s lives and choose my own. I felt driven to share these discoveries and create activating experiences for leaders dedicated to their natural energy, purpose, inspiration and contribution.
Aloha: I See You
Former Designer, Engineer, Teacher & Trainer
I am honored to have shared the stage with and learned from unique and successful global gamechangers. These amazing individuals include Marcia Wieder, Tim Kelley and Brendon Buchard, Peter Diamandis, Sally Hogshead, Jesse Koren, Christina Morassi, Sage Levine, Scott Mills, Robert Bussey, Jill Miller.
I began teaching pragmatic self defense to adults when I was 15, and has been passionate about helping people trust who they are and feel empowered ever since. These themes of freedom and communion with self and other have been the driving force in many of my projects and adventures in engineering, yoga, yoga teacher training, marketing, coaching and his latest creations.
Imua: Let’s Move Forward
What will contribute to a greater world?
I developed a unique process that helps leaders get the kind of clarity about their life’s work that typically takes months and years of deep searching. In less than an hour, you can walk away with a radically personalized roadmap for your personal growth and creative contributions.
This Global Contribution Map helps people find more ease and alignment with what they’re great at, want to do, and feel they must do with their life on earth.
Conscious Evolution Mind-Body Research
INVESTIGATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE BODY AND MIND DURING BODY-BASED TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICES TO THE PROCESS OF NON-PHYSICAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
This study explores how physical work performed in conjunction with the human body was expressed in the mind, and specifically, how opening the body’s physical structures manifested in an opening of a practitioner’s values, perspectives, and beliefs with and without additional philosophical guidance. The study asked:(1) Does opening the body’s physical/energetic structures affect/go-with opening of structures of consciousness? (2) Are transformative openings the result of working with the body, with the mind, or both? (3) Does one’s belief system/worldview predict or affect the changes in consciousness realized from a body-based transformative practice?(4) Does fragmented body-based practice affect consciousness differently than whole-body body-based practice?(5) Does “what comes up” during a body-based practice mentally and/or emotionally relate with the theorized qualities (i.e., anger, love) based on body regions, according to Eastern or Western thought?
About the Study
Sixteen participants across the U.S.A. participated in a study to determine how the above questions may be answered. These sixteen participants ranged in age, gender, and life experience were split into two groups of eight. The first group was named Practice and received physical instructions only. The second group was named Study and received physical instructions as well as philosophical/awareness guidance, ideas, and instructions. This mixed-design process consisted of five parts: (1) demographics and Belief-as-Preparation for Transformative Practice, (2) pre-program survey to measure consciousness in terms of Ayurvedic, chakra/elemental view, Chinese Medicine elemental view, Jean Gebser’s five mutations of consciousness, and Spiral Dynamics’ eight levels of value-meme development and to develop three predictive scores to test against final results; (3) 12-day series of guided systematic body-openings; (4) post-body session questions to assess the physical, emotional, and mental phenomena experienced by each participant; and (5) post-program questions identical to the pre-program survey to measure possible changes in consciousness.
- Mind opening, or expansion of values, beliefs and worldviews, seems to go along with body openings as a result of body-based opening practice, independent of additional guidance. Additional guidance appears to increase the results of opening in the mind. Transformative openings seem to result from working with body alone in addition to working with mind and body together. One implication of the two points above is that physical practice alone, even without specific knowledge or guidance, has the potential to be personally meaningful and life changing in addition to being a ‘healthy thing to do.’
- Prior beliefs and current values and worldview do not seem to predict or strongly influence results from engaging in transformative practices. Rather, in-the-moment guidance plays the critical role. One implication is that what we pay attention to during practice, or what we hear during practice, may matter most of all if the desired outcome is a fully mind-body, meaningful, or even spiritual aim.
- Fragmented or isolated body work does not appear to result in significantly different results than working with the whole body, when it comes to examining results in the mind. Further, the abstract idea of ‘fragmentation’ when it comes to transformative practices may be an illusion or otherwise meaningless distinction.
The final conclusion, relevant to teachers, movers, practitioners, healers and all body-workers is this:
If all your work is focused on the body, you will likely facilitate and support some growth in consciousness over time, i.e., you will become a better person for it. To take conscious control of your life and set yourself up for greater personal growth in the direction of your choice as well as in unexpected and unpredictable ways, this study suggests that both body and mind practices are necessary to integrate in one’s practice.