We are about to conclude the first month in 2017! The whole year is only a 12-month journey, of which one month is almost gone. Now is the time to propel yourself to your next level of success in all key areas of your life, work and business.
If you are ready to embrace an awesome year of achievements, give yourself the best gift of the year. Join us in the first Brilliance 2017 seminar series scheduled to be held Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Houston, Galleria and Saturday, January 28th in Missouri City.
The Brilliance 2017 Seminar Series is a career, life, and business master class designed to:
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We have just concluded the first working week in 2017!! How did that go? How well did you do towards achieving the goals you had set for yourself in this New Year. Remember, 2017 is a 52-week journey, so how would say week one went?
When we set goals for a new year it gives you the impression that there is time. This gives room for procrastination. The truth is the time to start is now. I’ve heard it said: “ By the yard, it’s hard, but inch by inch everything is a cinch.” Well then, lets set each week as a way to measure the ‘inch by inch’ of our 2017 journey shall we?
It’s not too late! You can start from now and start to make a new ending. There are 3 simple steps to ensuring you achieve your New Year goals:
STEP 1: WRITE IT DOWN RIGHT NOW! Lets start with the very first step, write down your goals for 2017 (no more than 5 broad goals please). Using a table format helps. What would you like to happen in your career, relationships, finances, health and spirit? In front of each goal, put a deadline. Ask yourself what you need to do to achieve each if these goals by the deadlines you have noted. What do you require to achieve each goal? What barriers, behavior and beliefs will you need to overcome?
STEP 2: ACCOUNTABILITY! Hold yourself accountable for your achievements. Your future is a blank canvas; you write or paint on it what you wish. It is not what happens to you that matter, your response to life is what matters most. You can hold a DIY (Do It Yourself) periodic review of your goals or get a personal life coach to help hold you accountable. Whatever way you do, just ensure you measure the steps you are taking weekly / monthly towards achieving success.
STEP 3: CELEBRATE each victory, no matter how little. AFFIRM your convictions in an Affirmation statement that you read out loud to yourself regularly. Daily affirmations are a very great way to maintain resilience, momentum and commitment. Life is going to throw some curved balls your way on your route to success, you will need to have a strong positive mindset to tackle the challenges and keep winning. An example of an affirmation statement is provided below as a guide. Please don’t copy and paste someone else’s affirmation statement. Don’t delay, read it, get inspired and write your own.
“I am a person of incredible value
I am Unique, I am special I am more powerful than I show
I seek self-transcendence
For the improvement of others and myself.
I propel others and myself to pursue our dreams with passion
I am an encourager who takes ownership and responsibility
I have let go of things that hurt or held me back
I am a leader and I make great things happen, one commitment at a time”
And now that we are ready to embrace an awesome year of achievements, lets kick back, relax and have a fun filled weekend. As you rest, recover and retool remember: “the only thing that limits your future, is the limit of your imagination. Never underestimate the power of a visualized dream”.
I’m looking forward with excitement to excellent year on every front! I hope you are too.
As the economic terrain get more competitive and more businesses seek to excel, a corporate coaching expert and former management executive in various leading bluechip companies, Mrs. Joké Coker, has proffered effective coaching of corporations top manpower as a major panacea for the tasking economic challenge.
During a recent teleconference with journalists, the Chief Executive Officer of Constellation (Formerly INL), an international coaching, training and consulting firm with presence in the United States, affirmed that top level management must be on top of their game, by accessing world class leadership coaching to help them succeed especially in the current terrain. “Now more than ever, business leaders, require the support of world class coaches to enhance their ability to Clarify, Focus and Execute the corporate vision and successfully navigate the current economic tempest”. As the year draws to a close and many organizations are busy preparing their plans for the new financial year, leaders must provide direction even in the midst of many uncertainties.”
Leadership coaching is a process where we essentially help individuals to clarify, focus and execute their goals. A leadership coach helps senior executives to be the best that they can, be it in the work environment or private life. On the need for leadership Coaching at a time like this, Mrs Coker explained: ”The simple answer is that every executive needs somebody to talk to. Such Executives need a trustworthy, confidential listening ear that is non – judgmental, attached to the right skills, exposure and experience to help you think through the options in your mind and come up with the best possible choices in order to achieve better results or outcomes. That person is a coach.”
She went further: “Typically, the outcomes we achieve in work, life or play depends a lot on the choices made. Wouldn’t you like to learn how to make better choices and get better outcomes out of your interaction with others at yourself? Most of us are accustomed to the concept of coaching in this application to athletics/sports. If you take a moment to think about it, we are simply referring to superior performance. High performing athletes achieve successful outcomes in their sport and thereby earn money, fame, and the type of positioning they seek in their community. You know, this concept of high performance is now available for all of us not only sportsmen. Leadership Coaching is a powerful tool that applies that concept of consistent high-performance in our Board rooms, our open plan office spaces and even in our personal lives.”
“Essentially, what a leadership coach does is help leaders to achieve that high-performance in every aspect of their lives. Remember that we are all leaders in some context of life. For example a managing director Leads the business initiatives of his organization, a Chairman leads the deliberations of a board meeting, a parent leads in the home, while a teacher leads in the class room environment. A president and other political leaders lead a country, making choices that affect people’s lives. The ability to achieve consistent high-performance in any one of these leadership areas is certainly desirable in my view and is in the interest of the greater good.”
Like journalists, all good coaches ask a lot of questions. We help bring up questions that help people unpeel their choices to the point of recognizing intentions. Once you get to understand (clarify) the intention of your actions, you will be able to focus on that underlying intention while making other better choices in the future. This invariably leads to better outcomes.”
Harping further on why staff require coaching at a time like this, Mrs Coker noted: “Workers in organizations need clarity and direction.
Leaders face more challenges in the uncharted terrain fraught with uncertainties. As we prepare for the New Year, it s not just about having the typical annual strategy session with your top management team. Something has to be different. Each organization that wants to stand itself out has to draw out the best in their people. Tight headcount budgets require Directors to use fewer hands to achieve greater business results. This requires effectiveness and clarity.
“Individuals, who also wish to up their game, both in their professional and personal lives now need a coach more than ever. With the intensity of competition out there for the available scarce resources, individuals need to be at their best and put their best feet forward to stand out in the crowd.”
The Constellation CEO gave kudos to some companies in Nigeria who are visionary enough to quickly appreciate the fact that they need to consistently sharpen the skills of their manpower, particularly in times of economic downturn such as Nigeria has found itself.
“From our research, many of these companies have availed themselves of the services of world class coaching Consultancy such as ours and they are the better for it. The participating top employees on completion of such training are excited about the quantum of knowledge acquired and new business skills impacted.
“Knowledge is power. In times of recession, a company’s top manpower requires all the knowledge on global finance, global best practices, HR management, Advanced Negotiations etc. These and more are needed to steer a corporate entity on to consistent success.”
Constellation’s International Nigeria specific offerings include: Executive Coaching, Advanced Negotiation Training, Sales Force NLP Training, NLP Practitioner License, Life Coaching, Employee Motivation, Self-mastery, NLP Masters Practitioner License, NLP Coach Training, Team Coaching and Coaching Foundations.
The coaching firm clientele base cut across Board Executives, Management Teams, Financial Institutions, H.R Practitioners, Companies with women’s Health workers, Sales Team, Experienced Trainers, Professional Associations, among others.The Constellation boss posited that an added advantage of bringing Constellation to Nigeria at this critical point is its ability to help conserve scarce foreign exchange.
She noted that a number of corporations, especially the multinational, who are desirous of world class coaching often go offshore to avail themselves of such services with all its implications for the nation’s scarce foreign exchange. Now that Constellation has brought the same service to our shores, “such services can be paid for locally thereby conserving our hard earned foreign exchange, even while still acquiring the same skills and knowledge.”
To give Constellation Nigeria the stamp of global approval and international recognition, it deserves, the certificates for its NLP Practitioner Licence Programs are signed by both the Lead Coach in Nigeria, Mrs. Coker, and by Dr. Richard Bandler, (the co-creator of NPL worldwide).
“This”, Mrs. Coker said “ensures that the qualifications received are international in nature and delivered to the highest global standards.”
For some management experts, Constellation unique selling point is the fact that consulting is driven by a Lead Coach who combines a world class coaching certifications acquired from one the best coaching gurus in the world with years of successful experience in corporate management at the director level in both local and international organizations. These include companies
such as GTB, MTN, MoneyGram International and Constellation Coaching Group LLC USA.
Mrs Coker, Constellation’s Lead Coach, is a highly accomplished global executive with more than 25 years experience in banking, finance, telecommunications and now coaching. She is also a thought leader in Team Coaching and a Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP and Licensed Trainer of International NLP Coaches.
“With such diverse and rich background”, remarked a management expert, “you can see why corporate Nigeria needs no longer to look beyond Nigeria for world class coaching. We have it here now.”
We recently held coaching sessions for some of our corporate clients in Abuja, Lagos and Portharcourt. At INL our coaching style is different, we make sure students are fully engaged by delivering the course in a fun but high effective method. The pictures can’t even begin to tell half of the story. See them below:
Are your actions consistent with the person you desire to become? Action are what will make your dreams come to life.
Is it your desire to become financially independent? Then, act like it. Would you like to be in great physical shape? Then, act like it.
The actions you take will create the reality of your life.
Coaching is rapidly becoming the fastest and most effective method of developing excellence in people. In today’s world,we are (more than ever) expected to be multi-skilled, multi tasking, highly trained professionals, able to adapt to dynamic change – while embracing the challenges of a highly competitive marketplace. Good performance management leads to self-motivation and a positive attitude that is solutions focused in a fun filled work environment. This is what Coaching with NLP can help deliver. Administered properly, coaching with NLP helps engender a high energy, innovative work environment that propels our top talent to sustainable excellence and profitability.
We all use many business processes daily without even realizing it. From the car manufacturing plant to the service oriented businesses such as banking, telecoms etc – processes are pivotal in the successful implementation of any business strategy. If you go through the same steps every time you sell a product, attend to a customer or contact a new client, then you are familiar with business processes. You’ve likely come across the results of inefficient processes too.