As soon as you complete the pulse check below and press send you will be able to download the PDF version of my Changing What's Normal book. Sparkenation 6 in my book 'Discovering Your Life's Work' will help you a great deal because it contains lots for you to think about concerning the 16 statements of the pulse check.
Sparkenation: a spark that ignites passion that leads to action that changes whatís normal.
My sparkenations are important yet nowhere near as important as what you hear yourself say to yourself, when you read, hear, or see my sparkenations and then do your work.
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The magic of meaningful mentoring
It took me awhile to discover my music.
Your music is your talents or gifts.
I have had the great fortune to have had many mentors who have influenced me over the 40 years of my working life. It is not so much what they have said, rather it is what I have said to myself when I listened to them that has challenged me; and when I took action on what I heard, it has changed my life for the better.
I also had the great fortune to work alongside a truly great sporting mentor Terry Jenner who became my best friend for 20 years. TJ passed away on 25th May 2011. His passing has left a great void in my life. His philosophy however that mentoring is about ďenhancing the giftĒ lives on through my work.
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
My mentoring is about being that friend to you for a time.
It may be for a few hours, or a day. Sometimes it is for a few hours or days regularly over the course of a year.
Itís about uncovering your Ďmusicí and 'enhancing your giftsí.
Often my role is to help you to do what you know you should do that you are not currently doing.
As you take action, our work together often results in a breathtaking surprise. I have no way of knowing when this will happen, it just does when you are ready. You discover something profound in this moment of moments about your talents and you begin to live your music in such profound ways that what seems like magic happens in your personal and business life.
Obviously I canít be this kind of friend to many people, just a few each year.
My clients tell me that my gifts are to
"see what most people don't,
and to say what most people won't"
so clearly I value No BS. I do appreciate too that my candor is not for everyone!
If your looking for a Coach, itís not me!
However, if you genuinely want a Mentor who really understands the magic of meaningful mentoring, please contact me.
I specialize in helping people to do their life's work and to create and achieve highly successful change initiatives.
Research shows more than 70% of change programs fail! See my reasons why below.
All of my mentoring work is customized to meet your needs, expectations and desires.
I use John Kotter's famous 8 step change model as a framework for my work as follows:
#1. Create urgency. I provide sparkenations in person, in print, and online as I work alongside you to engage the hearts and minds of your people.
#2. Form a powerful coalition. I work alongside you as you form powerful BS free relationships.
#3. Create a vision for change. I coach you to create and deliver a compelling story people will buy into and engage with.
#4. Communicate the vision. I teach you advanced communication techniques and presentation skills that stir hearts, shift thinking, and inspire people to step up and embrace your vision.
#5. Remove obstacles. I mentor you in the art and practice of appreciation and accountability conversations that lead to the removal of fear of change and other obstacles that cause change programs to fail.
#6. Create short term wins. I co-create with you unique success milestones and how to celebrate their achievement in ways that maintain momentum.
#7. Build on the change. I co-design with you momentum magnets and meaningful measurements that embed the change/s into every day transactions and interactions.
#8. Anchor the changes in corporate culture. I help you adapt your performance leadership style and systemization so that desired change/s become integral to all aspects of your workplace.
Most change programs fail
Most change programs fail in my experience for 13 major reasons:
The people charged with making the change happen donít really believe in it and therefore their work is half-hearted at best
The change program is designed to take too long and the status quo wins
The expectations are unrealistic
People are not genuinely appreciated when they do well
People are not held to account when they fail to perform as they agreed they would
Measurements of progress are poor or non-existent
Desired change is actually problem solving which usually means a return to the status quo rather than real innovation
Intentions, emotions, and thinking doesnít change and therefore any behaviour change that may happen doesnít last
There isnít a real shared-view about why the change is crucial/essential
There isnít a real shared-view on how the change will happen and who will do what, and when
Leaders donít understand all change is personal first, relationships second, and organisations third
Leaders donít personally change
Broken relationships remain broken
The presence of any of the above reasons will most likely mean your change initiative will see you go backwards.
3 Possible Next Steps?
Complete the Doing Your Life's Work Pulse Check above.
Simply give me a call to discuss possibilities on +61 418 807 898.
I make myself available most Mondays to provide mentoring on skype or telephone complimentary. I provide this service for two reasons. 1) is simply to help others. 2) try before you buy so that you can decide whether or not I can be your performance partner.
You can book your complimentary Monday morning mentoring call (it will be Monday morning wherever you are in the world) simply by calling me on +61 418 807 898 or emailing me with a date and time. If I am not available I will email you back with my availability.
My work is a long term view yet clarity, agreement and focus with you on the next doable, noticeable and measurable shift.
I also mentor accredited mentors of the Enhancing Their Gifts Systemô - the simple framework that profoundly unleashes employee talent.
Essentially there are 4 requirements to become an accredited mentor of the Enhancing Their Gifts Systemô
A buy-in to a central philosophy as outlined in the video here. To paraphrase Goethe - If we see people as they are they can only get worse. If we see people as they can be they can only get better.
Advanced presentation and communication skills.
You have complimentary products/services.
Willingness to participate in a mentoring program with me that includes following the system in your own life and work, paying a small licence fee yourself, and meeting agreed "sales" goals.
Please contact me to discuss becoming an accredited mentor.
the simple framework that profoundly unleashes employee talent.
Guaranteeing your employees feel valued, fulfilled, and loved.
Easy to implement and embed.
ROI tangible, not just talk.
Please experience the system first hand here where you also download the PDF version of my Changing What's Normal book with my compliments.