About Us

The MindFix Group

Founded in early 2018, The MindFix Group is a collaboration between a small number of highly-trained, deeply knowledgeable, passionate mind-experts with a simple purpose: Deliver revolutionary programs that alleviate the self-sabotage our own minds create that hold us all back, and help high performers achieve even more—rapidly and with minimal effort.

Erin Pheil

MindFix’s founder, Erin Pheil, began to study how people tick and why they do what they do as a teenager. After completing a BA in Psychology and MA in Digital Media, she blended her understanding of people with technology and founded Followbright, an award-winning and nationally-ranked web agency, in 2002. She continues to contribute to the company’s business development and overall strategy. Erin’s been featured in books, magazines, podcasts, webinars, newspaper columns, and events/conferences, has given keynote talks on instincts and behavior, is Kolbe and DiSC certified, and has trained with the leaders of a variety of personal and professional development programs over the past decade and a half, from Sandler Training to Strategic Coach.

Mike Parker

Mike Parker is the developer of a groundbreaking modality called Liminal Coaching, and has over 30 years of experience in global systems helping clients to innovate, overcome challenges and improve performance across a wide range of domains. Mike’s interests are deep and broad, ranging across psychology, anthropology, philosophy, math, business, music and economic systems. All this is supplemented by culture studies and a life devoted to Systems Thinking. Mike has an MBA in innovation, finance and strategy and has supplemented this with further post-graduate studies in Systems Thinking and Governance. He is a qualified Solutions Focused Therapist and a Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute.

Erin’s Story (aka, how MindFix came to be)

My name’s Erin.  And, despite the sparkly outward suggestions of success (like awards, speaking engagements, a beautiful home in the mountains on a river, my agency’s longevity and success, generating millions of dollars for myself and for clients etc.) I always had a deep, persistent sense that I was a fraud, inadequate, and unsuccessful.  Like, a REALLY deep sense of these things.

I always felt like things were never quite right, that I’d never achieved enough, and that I was never really ok.

These thoughts and feelings negatively impacted (and sometimes even completely sabotaged) everything I did… from how I communicated with my significant other to how I handled projects with clients to how I felt when I woke up each morning.

These invisible, mental barriers completely held me back from ever deeply enjoying the rich life I’d dreamed of, then actually built for myself from the ground up.

There were more days than I’d like to admit where I simply didn’t want to get out of bed.

What’s worse, none of my mind’s faulty programming was logical.

I knew, logically, that I was “good enough”.
I knew, logically, that I was “smart”.
I knew, logically, what I needed to do to get better results for my life.
I knew, logically, that I was more than capable of solving my challenges.

So why did I feel so damn STUCK?

I knew if I could just get through the mental barriers holding me back, I’d be able to finally live the life I dreamed of, deserved, and longed for.

I wanted desperately to get rid of what felt like a fifty pound weight I’d been carrying around on my shoulders since my youth.

Unfortunately, finding that solution did not come easy.

Over the past decade and a half, I invested six figures in more mindset gurus, therapists, coaches, courses, trainings, and consultants than I can count in an attempt to remove myself as the barrier holding me back.

NONE of the variations I explored were especially appealing. I tried…

  • Rehashing my problems again and again (and again) in years of therapy
  • Journaling my thoughts and feelings (more rehashing)
  • Taking a pill every day to dull the feelings of anxiety
  • Forcing myself (through sheer will?! Repeatedly?? MORE willpower?) to take new actions
  • Completely changing my spiritual values and adopting new ones
  • Meditating extensively every single day

Everything I tried seemed unbearably slow at best… and harmful at worst (it took me years to figure out one of the medications I was taking was CAUSING my anxiety, not reducing it…).

All the while I so deeply wanted to stop holding myself back.

I wanted real, measurable RESULTS, and I wanted to experience it in days or weeks, not years.  (I’m a bit on the impatient end of the spectrum, it’s true.)

Why wasn’t I getting anywhere????

I wanted to rip my hair out.

AND THEN….

Then came what I call “THE REALLY, REALLY DARK PERIOD” of my life.

Out of nowhere, I was hit with chronic pain that completely sidelined me for nearly 2.5 years. I couldn’t move without pain. I couldn’t exercise, bike, snowboard, work out, recreate—and for a constantly active, outdoors person who literally moved to the mountains *so that* she could be active outside on a daily basis, this only intensified the suffering.

I went to HUNDREDS of appointments. I saw what felt like every doctor, practitioner, therapist, and specialist in the state. I spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to figure out why I was now miserable in my body in addition to my mind.

No one helped.

In fact, most practitioners only made my pain and anxiety worse.

I’ll never forget the day everything changed.

I was sitting on a couch with a therapist. She was looking piercingly into my eyes.

She said, “Erin, you are miserable and in pain because you don’t believe you’re okay, or good enough. You are miserable and in pain because you base your self worth completely on your latest achievements.”

“Ok!” I answered.  “I can see that. So let’s fix it!! How do we make my mind BELIEVE I’m good enough?? Let’s do it!”

She looked at me and said, “It’ll take lots of time and patience and faith. We’ll begin to dive into this in our many sessions ahead over the upcoming months, and we’ll really explore what it would mean to be ok.”

And that was the moment everything changed.

I knew I didn’t want to spend more months or years exploring and faith and rehashing what we’d already covered.

I didn’t want to THINK and EXPLORE being ok.

I wanted a shift.

And I wanted it RIGHT THEN. I wasn’t going to wait any longer.

I needed to figure out how to change something in my mind that was deeply programmed. And if she (and all the others) couldn’t help me do it, I’d figure it out on my own.

I walked out the door that day knowing I’d never go back.

THAT was the moment I KNEW that if I wanted to move forward with the rest of my life, I needed to stop looking for the answers in standard modalities that didn’t do anything for me.

So I set out and did exactly that.

I researched incessantly.

I studied with masters in California.

I trained in human behavior and instincts in Arizona.

Back in Colorado I devoured books with opposing opinions on how the mind worked and tested everything on myself and everyone else around me who would let me (thanks everyone).

I was sick and tired of feeling awful—physically AND about myself.  I was sick and tired of holding myself back. I couldn’t be active and I was in pain, but I had a new mission in life. I was going to figure out how to effect change for myself RAPIDLY and PERMANENTLY.

And I DID.

I finally discovered that when I carefully blended various modalities and approaches into a new, elegant process, I completely ELIMINATED the majority of mental roadblocks holding me back.

This “custom blend” eliminated my challenges systematically, logically and permanently. (The best part for me? No “woo-woo” involved.)  It happened fast. It wasn’t years. It wasn’t painful.  It didn’t require more journaling or time-consuming self-work.

At first, I simply healed my own mind and challenges and I was deeply satisfied.

After all, that’s all I’d been aiming for all along. I had no intention of doing more than that.

I was free of the negative self-talk and doubt. I was no longer holding myself back. I was the better version of me I’d knew I had in me all along.

Then I ended up helping a few friends with their roadblocks.

Then I helped a few close colleagues.

And suddenly people I’d never met were asking for help.

I was fascinated to see how SO many, many, many high achievers and high performers secretly dealt with huge, invisible mental barriers just as I had, despite being outwardly successful by nearly anyone’s yardstick.

For example, there was my friend, the CEO of a $26M company, who was unconsciously sabotaging his entire personal life because of his deep-rooted fear of not being liked.

There was another friend, a pro national BMX champion, who felt weighed down and burdened every single day by a deep sense of never feeling good enough.

There was a colleague, a brilliant international consultant, who dealt with waves of anxiety each time he began working with a client, which had begun to impact his ability to deliver value and instill confidence in those he worked with.

Interestingly, most everyone I spoke with had attempted to address their issues through personal development books, YEARS of therapy, coaching, and/or mentorship.

Just as interestingly, they all experienced limited to NO meaningful change—which is why in early 2018 I finally decided to step back from my agency and change people’s lives full time by making my program available to those outside my immediate circle.

And that’s when The MindFix Group was born.

Welcome to your new life.

When you're sick and tired of getting in your own way, and you know you're capable of SO much more, it's time to talk to us.