Derek Rydall

Derek Rydall is a prominent life coach and active speaker, bringing his unique brand of inspiration to audiences around the country. He writes for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, among others.

Books by this Author

In his bestselling book Emergence, Derek Rydall helps you throw aside the self-help books and recognize one simple, radical truth: the answer is already in you.The harder we try to change, the deeper in the hole we get. We find a new partner but have the same old fights. We strive for an ever-bigger paycheck but end up broke at a higher income bracket. This is what happens when the basic principle of life—the Law of Emergence—is disrupted, stopping you from knowing that you are the...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Life is not a problem to be solved, but an adventure to be lived!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire a lot of people, for the various aspects of love, light, genius, or mastery they express. Oprah is up there. Michael Beckwith and Nirvana Gayle, two of my mentors. Obama, for his poise under pressure. I know I'm cheating by naming several! There are artists and other experts as well, but I'm leave that a mystery for now.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I don't really identify with anyone, in terms of feeling like they're just like me. But I do identify in terms of being drawn to, or aspiring to emulate. My top ten list would be: Jesus, Buddha, Einstein, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah, Obama, Shakespeare, Spielberg.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. In terms of speaking, probably 'consciousness, vision, purpose, destiny, excellence, genius, and power.' I can hardly have a conversation with someone without touching upon those. Phrases might be 'take it to the next level,' 'live life to the fullest,' 'follow your dreams/destiny,' 'awaken to the truth.'

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In my best moments, the answer is 'right where I am.' In other moments... an ecstatic embrace with my beloved...or anywhere that is full of joy, adventure, and conscious, creatively inspired people!