About

Welcome to Better To Be Human

more than just a name, it's a philosophy I live by every day!

In a world where people crave genuine connections, authenticity, and personal growth, I’ve made it my mission to empower individuals and companies alike. Whether collaborating with a team or working one-on-one, my mantra remains simple: be human.

Throughout my extensive corporate journey spanning over 20 years, colleagues often praised me for my down-to-earth, relatable, and human approach. It might sound funny to be thanked for “being human,” but it captures what everyone truly craves – authenticity and real conversations. Recognizing this, I decided to expand my reach and share my knack for building strong relationships with a broader audience.

Bonney sitting on couch smiling with coral background
“From growing up in a working-class background to becoming the first in my family to graduate college, I’ve learned that the path to success is paved with determination, resilience, and unwavering belief in oneself. My journey reminds me every day that by being human and trusting yourself, you can achieve anything.”

You Might Be Wondering

why choose to work with me...

With over two decades in the corporate world, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise. Navigating the wild and fast-paced world of a dynamic startup, I’ve done it all! From handling late-night customer requests, researching how to fix the problem at hand, and regularly engaging with Fortune 100 executives. This diverse experience allows me to understand all facets of a business, recognizing that, regardless of role or level, human connection is necessary.

I am committed to delivering exceptional results for clients. But it’s not all about serious business. Along this transformative journey, we have a lot of fun too! I firmly believe that enjoying the process is as important as achieving the goals, and I bring that enthusiasm into every interaction!

If you’re seeking someone with a proven track record, a genuine passion for human connection, and a blend of expertise and approachability, look no further.

Let’s work together and turn your motivation into meaningful change!

The Power of NLP

I discovered something called Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which had a profound impact on my life. I love how it focuses on achieving specific outcomes and goals. Through NLP, I gained a deeper understanding of myself and others, which greatly benefited not only my professional life but also my personal life as a friend, mother and wife. I now see the world with much more clarity, and you can too!

Presuppositions

A presupposition is something that you assume to be true, especially something which you must assume is true in order to continue with what you are saying or thinking. From an NLP perspective, the presuppositions can be broken down into 5 categories: Mental Maps, Behaviors, Resourcefulness, Communication and Mind.
Our perceptions of reality are shaped by our individual perspectives or “maps.” These maps are constructed from our beliefs, life experiences, upbringing and memories. It’s important to recognize that everyone has their own unique map, and as a result, there is no single, objective reality. However, the good news is that we have the capacity to expand our maps over time by remaining open-minded and receptive to new ideas and perspectives.

In essence, it’s about putting ourselves in each other’s shoes and viewing situations from their perspective. This practice not only promotes respect but also enhances our ability to connect and communicate effectively with others.
Understanding human behavior requires recognizing that behind every action lies a positive intention. Instead of trying to “fix” people, our approach should focus on helping them identify and modify their behaviors into more desirable and useful ones.

It’s essential to acknowledge that people operate based on their unique perspectives and available resources, striving to achieve the best results within their existing systems. Their strategies are influenced by their beliefs, thoughts and emotions. By assisting them in adopting more effective strategies and behaviors, we can bring about positive changes in the outcomes they experience.
The most adaptable element in any system wields significant control, aligning with the principle of respecting each other’s perspectives. When you understand someone’s viewpoint, you become the flexible element in the system, granting you more choices.

In life, there is no true failure, only valuable feedback. Every experience offers an opportunity for growth. It serves as a guide, indicating where adjustments are needed for future progress, propelling you forward.
The true meaning of communication lies in the response it generates from the recipient, shaped by their unique perspective or ‘map.’ It’s not about how you intended it, but rather how it’s received that matters. People often say, “I didn’t mean it that way,” highlighting the importance of recognizing diverse interpretations.

Communication extends beyond words; it encompasses non-verbal cues like body language. Remember, you’re always communicating, even without speaking. Understanding that each person has their own map is key to effective communication.
Our mind and body are intricately linked within the same system, each influencing the other. When you experience a stressor, your thoughts may reside in your mind, but you’ll likely feel physical sensations like tension in your stomach, a racing heart, or a headache.

This stress response involves the release of chemicals like cortisol, impacting both your mental and physical state. Notably, it can hinder logical thinking by shutting down the prefrontal cortex.

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

I truly believe that being successful means being true to yourself. It feels amazing to embrace who you really are! I left my job in the corporate world to start my own coaching and training business because I realized I didn’t fit the typical corporate mold. For many years, people thanked me for being helpful and listening, saying it was refreshing because I was down-to-earth, relatable and well…human. What a funny compliment to receive, “thanks for being human,” but that’s what people crave – authenticity and real conversations! I decided to lean into it and take it to a wider audience. Building strong relationships is one of my core strengths. I have a natural ability to connect with others quickly and easily.
Founder & CEO

Bonney's Picks

Welcome to my personal collection of literary treasures! Here, I’ve gathered pieces that have profoundly impacted my life and worldview on the journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Dive into these pages, and may you find the same wisdom, motivation, and growth that I did.