Taking 100% Responsibility is the first principle of success.

But how?

We offer the first how-to approach for understanding, taking, and teaching personal responsibility.

Individuals, leaders, coaches, and agilists use our approach to take charge of their mind and life.

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Our clients are busy, successful people

They are smart, caring, and ambitious. High-performers. Looking very good on the outside.

But on the inside, they usually have problems

They think these problems just come along with success:

  • Work-life imbalance. “Balance”, what’s that?
  • Feeling bad about not living up to expectations as a friend, partner, parent, or employee.
  • Feeling trapped in obligations — burdened with too many “have to’s”, no choice!
  • Feeling prey to the “jungle out there” — never being good enough.
  • Blocked by the economy, pandemic, time constraints, sucky work culture, bad boss, politics, …
  • “I’m in a white male world — and I’m not one.”
  • “I don’t like certain things about me — the way I look, the way I act.”
  • “I don’t feel like I measure up — never good enough, a poser.”
  • “Why does stuff keep happening to me!? It’s like life is against me.”

If you identify with any of the above, you are not alone.

(More importantly, there is nothing wrong with you.)

You live in a “coping culture”

You and I have been taught to suck it up and take the bitter with the sweet.

“Coping” with crap is considered a success strategy — a valuable skill set. You are great at it.

(“Coping” is a big market for all kinds of content. A recent Amazon search returned 40,000 titles… ”How to Cope with a Bad Boss” etc.)

There’s just one huge problem with coping. You’re never happy, never free.

Your mind has to hold onto and work on that coping continuously — this is the garbage, the constant mental demands, chewing, processing. It’s cumulative, and it uses lots of processing power and storage in the mind.

And returns very little value.

See how coping affects your life. Take the Responsibility Scorecard Self-Assessment.

Responsibility-thinking gets you out of coping

With Responsibility-thinking, you can be resourceful and happy — we call it

“Being free, powerful, and at choice.”

And it is available to you and everyone, all the time.

Responsibility is owning your power and ability to create, choose, and attract your reality.

Responsibility-thinking provides you with ever-increasing freedom, choice, and power.

Freedom means freedom from stuckness, coping, and self-torment.

Choice means experiencing enough as opposed to lack.

Power means self-empowerment, the ability to be, do, and have what you want.

Transform your life with Responsibility-thinking

Responsibility-thinking is a proven technology — an applied behavioral science — for taking charge of your mind. Applying it makes you wiser and happier. Successful people apply it every day to get what they want in life AND get rid of what they don’t want.

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Join the Responsibility Community to learn more about how the coping mind and culture works and how you can move from coping to growing.

The Responsibility Process served me well during a very rocky few months. Finding Responsibility (and Taking Wins) was a daily effort, but well worth it as a way to keep sane and use my ‘whole brain’ in solving the daily challenges and roadblocks of the job hunt. As I start my new job, I can use the Responsibility Process to build relationships quickly and contribute early. I’m looking forward to it!

Stephen Younge
Colorado-Based Agilist

I’m the best version of myself. Working with The Responsibility Process is one of the best things that has happened in my life. Thank you so much.

Barbara Misiur
Scrum Mastery, ScrumCenter, Zielona Góra, Lubuskie, Poland

“I go through the responsibility process several times a day. It is helping me to be happier with my own decisions and helping my clients to lead and empower people, for real. 🙂 It is simple yet so powerful and difficult to master, but worth investing your time to learn, to become aware, to confront your thoughts and beliefs.”

Clebar de Cunha Pinto
Lean - Agile Coach, Peru

I’ve grappled with downward spirals of self-doubt and self-criticism from my really harsh inner critic, but had never felt as empowered to overcome these feelings like I did when hearing your message.

Mark Biro, COHAA
Path To Agility Conference

A year ago, I was struggling. I was overwhelmed by problems and demands, I wasn’t happy with the direction my job was going. In the last year of working with Christopher, I have worked out what matters to me and what I really want. I give the team space to take responsibility and ownership for their delivery. I found a different way to inspire people in their work, and I am enjoying it so much more.

Ian Brockbank
Manager Of Software Engineering, Cirrus Logic, Scotland

Gain insights about how and why you (and everybody else) are reacting when things go wrong at the job, in your life, in your family, etc..and how to impact others differently.

Daniela Stanojlovic
R&D Manager, Readsoft, Sweden

Having a Responsibility practice is like having a treasure map that actually works – you find so much more gold than stumbling around in the dark.

Craig Dial
ScrumSensei, CPanel, Houston, Texas

Christopher gave a course at IBM in 1995. It changed my life, and I am eternally grateful. I even downloaded The Responsibility Process poster for my daughter!

Dale Legband
Director Of Data Science

I catch myself every day a few times now justifying or blaming or feeling obliged to do something. And it works! Next day, I catch myself sooner and feel lighter and in control, owning the situation earlier than before… As an Agile Coach, [The Responsibility Process] will be very helpful to my future approaches of getting people on board in change & transition journeys.


I gained more ability, but more importantly, my quality of life has increased significantly and continues to do so. Today I am happier, healthier and more free, and I continue to enjoy Responsibility Mastery and the wonderful community around it.

Towo Toivola
Head of Methodology, EKE-Electronics Ltd., Helsinki, Finland

It gave me a fundamental capability that now I wonder how I ever managed to do without.

Curtis Verstraete
President, On Purpose LP

I could not figure out how to be responsible and still do what I wanted to do instead of doing the things I am obligated to do. I now recognize that I have the choice, the freedom and the power to practice the responsibility process where my actions align with who I am and what I stand for. It’s liberating!

Kimchi Chow
Creator/Producer, Asian Women Of Power Podcast
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