Feminine Fire allowed me to explore the parts of my life that were holding me back. I also powerfully connected with women of other cultures, ages and backgrounds. I realized how alike we really are. I know this experience will allow me to take everything in my life to the next level and have my relationships be much stronger. Laura Hobgood, Senior Manager, Washington, DC
I am now going to make a much bigger difference in my family and in the world. I can see my gifts and own all sides of myself. I appreciate all the parts of myself that I wasn’t accepting before. This is true freedom. Mariya Berezhnova, Manager, NC
Out of Feminine Fire I see that I am a leader. I can be free in all my relationships and this will allow others to be free. I am giving up trying to be perfect in my relationships and replacing it with being my best. I experienced this on a visceral level in the workshop. Feminine Fire allowed me to access both my male and female energy and create incredible connections with others. It was also a blast! Erin Dawson Linn, Teacher, NC
Masters has allowed me to be present with everyone. I am now cherishing each moment and seeing it as a gift no matter what happens. Joey Cassiba, Professional, NC.
I expect to see results in the domain of business. I can create from nothing without a predefined expectation of what will happen. I also see I can be neutral to my results instead of being in reaction. LaShanya Aikerson, Corporate Trainer, Speaker and Coach, GA
The most valuable part of this training was seeing the value of me choosing to be responsible for everything. When I am not, there are very negative consequences in my life. I see I do not have to live in survival and I flourish when I live from my principles. Laura Hobgood, Senior IT Manager, MD
The results I expect to get from this workshop is to be able to create ten relationships with my children and my partner. I now have the tools to practice Mastery everyday. When I have an experience that in the past I would have reacted to, I have tools to shift. Dave Szigety, Deputy Director Business Relations, NC
I now have a much deeper and profound connection with my purpose on this planet. I also have tools to release my pain and simply experience my experience without resistance. I expect to shoot my music video and release it in the next few weeks. I will also create a plan for a new career. Katherine Larsen, Musician, Coach and Author, NC
From this workshop I know I will take all my relationships to the next level. This includes, family, friends, clients and also acquaintances. Judy Julian, Travel, NC
Teen Leadership was very important for my family. My children both took Teen Leadership. I took WorldLegacy’s adult workshops and leadership training as well. Because of TL, I am now able to communicate with my teens as responsible young adults. I have been able to empower them to deal with/handle problems they have had with teachers and friends, rather than doing it for them. This has allowed them to experience success and confidence. My daughter Madison has applied for a special high school-college program and completed the application herself including recommendations, essays and all materials in three days. She easily made the deadline without stress. Barbara Kulp, WorldLegacy Leadership NC21, Licensed Massage Therapist, NC
After completing the program, Kim is a Leader! She understands the meaning and value of commitment. It shows in the way she interacts with her friends, coaching them with love through the minefield that is high school in the U.S. As a member of the varsity sports team, she leads by example and expects the best from her teammates. As a daughter, she is a delight–loving, confident, responsible, and connected. Rex and Jan McCallum, NC
As a result of the program, Lauren is much more connected, people and relationship oriented, softer and gentler, and tells me every day she loves me. Dr. Doug Holmes, NC
Teen Leadership helped me break out of my shell. I am much more open about things with my parents and friends. I used to battle everything inside and never let anyone in. This would leave me in a bad mood 90% of the time. The stress was unbearable and it drove me crazy. Now I make my problems known and handle them as soon as I can. I let people in. Tyler Cassiba, Teen Leadership Student, NC
TL shows up in my life every single day. It shows up in my confidence and leadership. I look around and see strengthened connections and relationships in my life and it feels very empowering. In staffing TL, I have helped other teens in discovering themselves and figuring out that they matter because they are leaders in their life. The most valuable parts of the TL training are the exercises in which the teens look at their lives objectively and then can distinguish what is working and what isn’t working. Then they can get clear on their intentions. Natalie Suchy, TL Graduate, NC
Man where to begin. TL has been a blessing for me. I realized so much about myself and I just saw myself growing into myself. During TL we talked about masks and I realized that over the years I let myself put on several masks to hide who the real me. I searched and found myself and I realized that I am a strong Christian, athletic and responsible. I accepted myself and I don’t have to worry about what others think or say about me. I am accepted and I am a leader.
Kahleel Smith, TL Graduate, NC.
TL made me see the better person I can be if I just believe in myself and the people around me. It also helped me to see that I can help other people. I will always and forever Remember and be TL! Leah Wiggins, TL Graduate, NC.
What Parents Say About Their Teens After Teen Leadership
“She is lighter and seems happier with herself. You always forget and feel stuck with no possibility of change. I see now that at any time, you can change anything and everything.“
“She is more acceptable to discussing topics – not as argumentative. She is reflecting on situations and readdressing them.“
“He has become aware of other points of view and ways of resolving disagreements.“
“Since my daughter has participated in the Teen Program she has taken her school work much more seriously. Before, I felt I had to constantly push her to do her work. Now she does it on her own and she is willing to come to me when she doesn’t understand something.“
“We had a good relationship before, but now it is even better. I think he is more open to sharing things that we would not have shared before.“
“She has grown more confident and is able to express her thoughts better.“
“He has learned to open up and be more communicative with us. She has also learned to identify emotional elements that may break down the conversation.“
“He has recognized the importance of responsibility.“
Improv was a blast! I couldn’t believe how many areas of my life this workshop applies to. I learned how to be in the flow of creativity with others and create even bigger possibilities. I learned that being connected to people creates new possibilities that lead to results. Improv allowed me to courageously embrace failure and see it in a new way. It showed me how I can better collaborate with team members. I see people as gifts not obstacles. I am clear this will lead to new openings in relationships, a committed harmonious partnership, and increased success in business.
Katherine Larsen, Author and Coach, NC.
I realize it is all about making choices, risking, and then taking action. To get the results I want, I need to be free, fun, easy and enjoy the ride. I expect to live life with more joy, power and authenticity. Ainur Meldebekona, Caregiver, NYC
After years of training and attending workshops, I must admit this was one of the most challenging experiences of my life. This was an amazing opportunity to risk and take my awareness to a new level. I saw I could go splat at 100 miles an hour. I could fail over and over, shift, and then be free. I expect this will allow me to have improved contracts in business, listening in all relationships, and moving forward in my life. David Nordeen, Plumbing Contractor, SC
Improv is an outstanding box-busting workshop. I was able to practice and take new ground, and plan to take it into my relationships and work. I loved how much practice there was in the workshop. I can now create play and group connections. Carl McMillon, IT Manager, NC
This incredibly fun workshop enabled me to experience that moment-to-moment I have a vast array of options available to me that I was unable to predict based on my “normal” way of doing things. I learned to open up to expanding myself on the spot. I expect my communication with others will have deeper connection leading to permanent friendships and a valuable, respected and loving life partner. Michael Koren, Kitchen Designer, NC
Improv is so fun and powerful. I will use the skills I learned to have people feel heard. I will conduct myself openly and effectively with people. I now have so many possibilities. Danielle Taleas, Behavioral Therapist, MA
The pillars of Improv are fundamental to success in life. These tenants will forever be a part of my toolkit for deepening relationships both personally and professionally. This will allow you to tap into your full potential. Bill Spreitzer, Corporate Trainer, Business Coach, Speaker, NC
This was an amazing experience. I saw myself in all spheres of my life. I opened myself up to the importance of listening. The key to relationships is communication. Albina Arciero, Student, NYC
Improv brought to life how to communicate anywhere without first preparing a speech. It was a fun way to learn how to receive gifts others give me and in turn give gifts to others. I am excited to apply these concepts all over my life. Bob Ramsey, Software Engineer, NC
In Improv I learned to keep the conversation flowing in a way that benefits everyone. I expect to be more effective at work and in customer interactions and negotiations. Lisa Mannion, Consulting, NC
This workshop, the variety of experiential exercises, and the practices have given me the confidence to take this work home and use it in all areas of my life. I will use what I learned to listen and be willing to fail. If I can embrace failure, my students will have a safe place to learn and make mistakes. Sandy Grogan, Music Teacher, NC
This workshop gave me new choices to live in the present and understand what listening means. I really learned how to win and have everyone around me win, build new relationships, and open new possibilities for people around me.
Mohammed Abu Asaker, UNHCR, Abu Dhabi
I experienced a sense of letting go of everything, and stepping into what I truly want. For me, that means moving into my future unencumbered and free. With that freedom, comes the ability to respond in every moment to anyone at any time. That’s all that I need. I wish that for others around me. The feedback that I received was so potent, that I am experiencing shifts even after the training. These shifts are much like tremors that follow an earthquake. The landscape of my life is altered. I am noticing similar shifts in my workplace, with my clients, and in my home and personal life. I could go on and on raving about this training. Instead … just do it, and see for yourself!
Betsy Jordan, Direct Creativity, NC
This training had me see my life, and how I was living, so clearly. I saw, all over again, how wonderful life could be when I am responsible. It is incredibly freeing for me to see that all the approval I need in my life comes from within. I also saw my resistance to life and how I had to make it better, work harder, be more disciplined . . . on and on. I now see the benefit of this moment, accepting it as it is, and making a choice. I saw the pressure I put on myself and the way it paralyzes me when I feel like things really count. I see now that I am enough for any situation. When I give up the need to prove that I’m enough I have the freedom to just be.
Tonya Whitman, Administrative Assistant, MO
Being able to see how obstacles I have in life can be viewed in a way that is forwarding is extremely powerful. This workshop has allowed me to shift my focus on the obstacles I have in my life in a way that I now see the power in the choices I have in overcoming them.
Tiffany Ivey, Network Engineer, NC
I saw clear demonstrations that I matter. When I live in the present, get committed, and get intention, I have the power of being connected to my heart and I can be free.
Anders Johnson, Father, NC
I experienced the power of the intention of a tribe. I experienced my own power and through intention, commitment and determination, I can accomplish miracles. I intend on taking big projects with confidence. I will enjoy preparing for and participating in battles instead of focusing on my flaws and limiting conversations.
Josie Kranz, Farmer, NE
What I gained from the Sexuality workshop is that I can now see, accept, and embrace who I am as a complete, sexual woman. Every aspect of my life has been powerfully enhanced and I am open to experience all my relationships for exactly what they are. Even better, the depth of intimacy that I am now able to create in my personal relationships is truly freeing. Nan Wilson, Nurse Practitioner, FL
The sexuality workshop changed my life and my relationships as much as Breakthough I and the Breakthrough II did. Intimacy in my relationships with women has completely changed 100% for the positive. I met a new woman earlier this month, and we are now in a committed, potentially long term relationship. I would not trade the experience of the Sexuality Workshop for anything. Wayne Ford, CLU, CHFC, NC
What’s possible for me in my life through the breakthroughs I had in Sexuality is a freedom and openness towards my own sexuality that I previously had surrounded by what I should and shouldn’t do. It is so freeing to now realize that when I feel lots of energy attached to stuff, I first can back up and remind myself that it is a neutral event and then I am empowered to chose to see it in a way that serves my vision. I can get connected to what I want when I clear away the shoulds I put on myself and the shoulds I imagine others put on me. Karen Shuart, Firefighter, NC
What is possible in my life since this experience is an appreciation and celebration for the one person I’ve neglected and downplayed for so long … me. It is clearer than ever that it’s impossible to love others deeply, with all of my heart when I don’t love, accept, and appreciate myself. Now that I accept that I matter and that I am valuable, I am able to have relationships and friendships that go beneath the surface, ones that are meaningful and giving. Finally, recognizing and owning my value allowed me to release everyone else from the responsibility of convincing me that I am loved and appreciated. B. Robinson, Birhanie Travel, NC
Sexuality was a homecoming for me. I came home to myself. Living became easy and joyful, because being MYSELF became a joy. Every moment became a free and joyful expression of myself. Moments for me are now full of my presence, and I am happy to present myself freely and powerfully to the world. Nothing has given me more comfort and self-confidence than the self-acceptance I achieved in Sexuality. I am indestructible in who I am, and I have learned the true meaning of “Nothing can take away who you are.” Taylor Hayes, Attorney, NC
The sexuality workshop gave me the opportunity to connect to a side of myself that I had buried. Since the workshop I have become a free, fearless, sensual woman. Jeannine Tock, Reiki Master, FL
What I got out of the Sexuality workshop was a whole new appreciation and acceptance of both myself and all the people in my life. I got to peel off all of the societal roles that I had been living, and return to the essence of who I am. I dare say that there is something greater than the human mind, and that something is what is left when the mind lets go. The Sexuality workshop was a powerful environment to just let my mind quiet down, and get back to why I want to be here on this Earth. For me, that is contribution, love, and freedom.
Sean Garvey, Scientist, NC
The sexuality workshop opened up a new level of intimacy and connection in my relationships, especially with my husband. We have a new openness and trust that has deepened our love for each other as equal, whole, perfect human beings. In addition, through the workshop I realized life does not have to be lived in categories: this is my work life, this is my private life, this is my school life… here I am a mother, there a professional, there a student… Instead I get to be a whole person, with a whole, integrated, amazing life in which my sexual, spiritual, physical being is celebrated every day in every connection with others. Whether I am in conversation with Judges or children, professors or therapists, I am still me, in all my beauty, power, and freedom. This workshop is a gift! Take it!
Patti Long, Entrepreneur, NC
The Inner game of Money was very eye opening. I have felt my relationship with money was affected by my emotions but I didn’t realize how far back in life it began. Also I did not realize how my scarcity could cause scarcity for my husband. I can now have open communication with my husband about our finances and my spending habits. Then we can have more abundance and security for retirement. Susan Cahoon, Rad Tech, NC
I really had fun playing in the inner Game of Money workshop. This workshop allowed me to powerfully see how my relationship with money impacts my relationship with others. I am so glad I did this workshop. I no longer tie my self worth to the amount of money I have. I can be free and abundant.
Margaret, Marketing, NC
The Inner Game of Money allowed me to examine by beliefs and concepts around money and my relationship with money. It also provided me with the tools to create abundance in every aspect of my life. I can now have a business that prospers. Nan Wilson, ARNP, Florida
The Inner Game of Money is a definite do! Spend the money to learn about money so you can make the “money” work for you. I know see how my relationships with people relate to my patterns with money. It is now OK for me to have abundance in money! Teresa Pittman, Public Relations Manager, NC
10,000 hours before you master anything in life! This series has definitely been time well spent. On a wonderful journey toward mastery of living an extraordinary life. Bill Spreitzer, Coach and Entrepreneur, NC
Wow. The tools from the workshops are very powerful for me to maintain a clear space. And, Pow, the completion evening will live with me forever! Judy Ordway, Entrepreneur, NC
The Practical Mastery series has allowed me to be aware of my thoughts ans to not necessarily be in reaction. Basically, I am able to choose instead of react. Gerald Parker, Desktop Support, NC
The Practical Mastery series was an incredible opportunity for me to uncover new layers of beliefs that create mischief in my life and just don’t work. I loved that I used the practices during my time away from the Center and I loved the diversity of the exercises. Katie Baird, Student and Wellness Consultant, NC
This really put me in touch with my purpose and how to address my fears. Judy Julian, Social Worker, NC
I engaged Rob and Wes to facilitate a management change at Anatech LTD. I have let go of an authoritarian, top down model of operating and I am creating a company based on teamwork. I see that building these businesses takes people committed to the effort who are working together as a team, and who are responsible for their results. WorldLegacy is all about people and creating team. People at Anatech are now communicating as never before. We are taking ourselves on in creating responsibility, full engagement in the process with intention to create spectacular results. The team is identifying and owning our individual responsibilities and how we relate as a team. As such, we have developed and committed to Anatech’s vision, our goals, our strategies, and our actions to have them happen. People are responsible for our customers, our relationships with them, how we are perceived by them, our profitability, and our determination to move forward as a company to create value for our stakeholders. Rob and Wes’s contribution of the process itself and facilitation of the process makes all this possible. Specifically, after a little over a month working with them, October revenues are up 61% year over year; profits are 22.2% instead of negative; and we’re looking forward to creating the highest revenues and profits we’ve achieved in 26 years. George A. Barr, President Anatech LTD, NC
Saturday morning’s session was led by Dr. Lori Todd. A professor at UNC and the founding partner of WorldLegacy, Dr. Todd prompted students to learn about their own leadership styles and taught the students in attendance how to communicate effectively with different types of leaders. Through role playing and brainstorming, students learned how others “hear” their messages and how they could, in turn, be more responsive to different types of messaging. John Spencer, director of student activities, said, “Prior to the weekend, several students relayed their skepticism about listening to professional speakers. However, at the close of the retreat on Saturday, most of those same students came up to me to express their appreciation for the opportunity to learn about their own leadership styles and how they can carry that message to their clubs’ constituents.” Reprinted From Duke Law News and Events, Second-Annual Leadership Retreat Inspires Leadership
What was most significant for me was the experience of being called forth by a team, staff, trainer, buddy, and mentor who were all committed to seeing me win. I thought there wasn’t too much more I could grow after staffing and senioring WorldLegacy’s workshops, but I found out that was only the tip of the iceberg of who I could be and what I could accomplish. I can choose in any moment to make a difference. I am causing a legislative change in North Carolina State Law that will ultimately lead to a decrease in HIV transmission and save lives. I am very clear about what matters to me. Natalie Wilson, RN, NC
I totally recommend WorldLegacy’s Advanced Leadership Program LP PhD. I would say it is not just for anyone. This is a huge commitment and responsibility. It is also not for the faint of heart. If you are ready to go on a journey and adventure beyond what you think you know, willing to let go of old ideas that are not working (or even ones that are), to find what you have not a clue about yet, then this is the game to play. If you are willing to be in a hurricane and want to live in a transformed world, if you want to stand where we stand every day, free from circumstances, then this is the game for you. The most valuable parts of LP PhD were my team, and the ability to expand myself when needed. David Nordeen, Plumbing Contractor, NC
Because of WorldLegacy’s LP PhD, I have finally woken up to seeing that I am a contribution. I can overcome anything. The world will be joyous because I say so. All of this and more is possible because of the PhD program. It is about creating leaders. It is about creating trainers. It is about creating transformation. The most valuable part of LP PhD is being in service to others transformation, and in turn serving my own. Joseph Long, Software Developer, NC
Through being WorldLegacy’s LP PhD Program, I have expanded my capacity to give to others exponentially. I can access my authentic self and what is most in my heart -For Others. It’s been a refreshing possibility to set an intention and simply create that in others without all the stressors of How am I going to do this? I have created solid financial stability. I am working with leaders in my Shaklee franchise and have added 2 additional Shaklee leaders and created my business with less effort and greater joy. I am excited about what’s next from this deep understanding of mattering and the difference I can make. I really appreciated the flow of the training modules. In fact, the entire program flowed together beautifully each built upon the other. Amber White, Wellness Educator, NC
LP PhD has been transformational in ways I never imagined, and I am sure I will continue to have realizations about the past 7 months as I also know it will continue to shape my future. PhD has transformed who I am, how I see myself, and has made a difference in my making a difference in all arenas of my life: family, work, career, a widening circle of friends. PhD opened the door for me to jump off the cliff and create a whole new life, the life I want. The most valuable part(s) of LP PhD were: The weekends, and the structure of 1st weekend with the individual & buddy work, and 2nd weekend experienced as team and the emphasis on stretches that are really focused on service to others or that aspect of stretches; Doing public speaking as a team (there are no accidents); The exercises during each module bringing alive ways of being and distinctions and getting feedback on how we show up; Reviewing the module tapes.
Ellen Coates, Public Health Professional, MA
WorldLegacy’s LP PhD Program is the difference between living my life and creating an extraordinary life. I cannot help but take the lessons of LP PhD into every piece of my life. As an LP PhD graduate, I see the world from a different perspective and it is all a huge opportunity to make a difference. The weekends were a great opportunity to look at how I show up when the pressure is on. The feedback and lessons were invaluable. I always came out of the weekends with a new perspective and so much possibility for my life. Kaaren Johanson, Operations Manager, NC
PhD has opened up possibilities in areas of my life beyond what I envisioned. In my doctorate program, I am creating a dissertation project that will look at feedback and what the importance of being a stand for colleagues in the workplace. My career has grown significantly because of my LP PhD experience. I have created leaders in my team. My project has expanded into eight additional counties and has been invited into the Eastern Band of Cherokee to work with the Native American Juvenile Justice System. I am comfortable and confident in my dealings with senators, judges, CEO’s, communities, state and national leaders because I come from vision and transformation in everything I do. My family has been transformed- and continues to be- as my husband (also in PhD) and I create and support our loved ones to become the leaders in their lives. We live in the context of possibility and service, and are a stand for others to do the same- because of WorldLegacy’s LP PhD Program. The most valuable part(s) of LP PhD included: Team- creating team and being part of it. The staff- LP PhD graduates who exemplify being a stand. The Coaches- Rob and Lori consistently holding us to the standard of LP PhD. Personal stretches, 3rd weekend, and breakthrough 2nd weekend. Patti Long, Program Manager, NC
This workshop hit me like a “POW”! Power, ownership, and wisdom. I am the author of my life in a new way that has allowed me to go beyond my past, accept my present, and declare my future with confidence. I will create a strong producing team of agents who will be abundant and create results. I am planning on buying houses to create transformational/transitional homes for people. Tiffany Peterson, Financial Services Coordinator, NC
My intimate relationships and my relationship with myself will all be deeper and cleaner. I will use specific “workshop” tools for life . This was a beautifully deep workshop. Danielle Taleas, Behavioral Therapist, MA
If the quality and depth of your relationships matter to you and you want to experience power and ownership of how you show up, I strongly recommend you attend this workshop. Frank Cole, Business Owner, NC
Because of Emotional Freedom I have finally given the parts of myself that I don’t like, permission to be expressed, without judgment and guilt. The world gets all of me.
Woody Wood, Shop Owner, NC
In Emotional Freedom I discovered all the aspects of my life that I had lost, forgotten, or banished, and I discovered that I love all of me. I now have a new relationship with myself and everyone else in my life. I am free to love! I am free to be healthy!
Ellen Coates, Public Health, MA
Emotional Freedom helped me understand why I react to people in certain specific ways based upon my history. I expect to have greater control of my emotional reactions because I am clearer about my responsibility for creating my reactions.
Andrew Donadio, Businessman, NC
Wild! Healing! True Freedom! Each module in Emotional Freedom built upon the previous exercises. I’ve deepened my spirituality. The results I saw in the workshop were truly astonishing. There is no illusion in life that we are all energetically connected and that we are all healers. I can now have deeper and more authentic relationships with my personal family, and business relationships. This can lead to prosperity and health in my physical body.
Judy Ordway, Entrepreneur, NC
After this workshop I truly feel whole like I have never experienced before! I am Free! I am able to love all of me. There is no need to hide anything. This frees me up to wholly and completely love everyone else.
Karen Johanson, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, NC
I experienced the freedom to express myself truthfully through sound, movement, rhythm, human interaction and communication. I had fun, laughed a lot, cried and realized insights to help me feel more centered.
Rebecca Grossfield, Student, NC
Emotional Freedom is like having been trapped in a smoky room for years and finally going outside for your first breath of fresh air. I learned I was the one who kept myself in the room and I also had the ability to let myself out. From here healing in my personal relationships is possible. I can love and accept myself instead of beating myself up.
Sara Taylor, Statistician, NC
Out of this workshop I created myself as whole. I truly embraced aspects of myself I had shut out and had made wrong. Now I have the freedom to be and let others be. I am now a full expression of myself.
Jordan Deva, Artist, NC
Through this workshop I go tot see how powerful my interpretations are and how I can change them simply by being willing. I can be myself freely and completely. From this new place I have the power to heal relationships and love authentically.
Katie Baird, Small Business Owner, WA
I never thought it was possible to see and embrace all the parts of myself that I had previously chosen to dislike, hide and reject throughout my life. I now feel whole and can accept every part of myself. I have a new sense of freedom and connection to others.
Laura Riley, Art Conservator, NC
Since I completed the Journey in 2005 I have written three books; two with Simon & Schuster and the last one with John Wiley & Sons. “The Rice Diet Renewal” was sold and completed within two months of completing the Journey and became a NY Times bestseller within four months of its’ release! Thank you for helping me heal my previously held scarcity belief system, and too often quoted mantra, that “I knew I am suppose to write this book …. but I just don’t have time!” I never say this anymore. Kitty Rosati, Nutrition Director Rice Diet Program, Durham, NC
“Don’t waste your time! They’ll never fund a small project like yours.” Every time I mentioned going after a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant I heard that! If I hadn’t done these trainings, I would have listened to the advice and given up. Instead, I used the courage and skills I learned, to win a first-time $990,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for a global polio eradication project I directed. Now the project staff and associates see that anything is possible! Ellen Coates, MPH, Public Health Consultant, Falmouth, MA
WorldLegacy Public Speaking had me learn to inspire. “After you spoke, I wanted to be one of your medical students and take your course.” I was able to create that feeling in one of my co-participants after a four-minute speech in which I rehearsed no lines and memorized no ending. I just was being the powerful change-agent I desired. I was blown away by the power of the workshop to shift my public-speaking focus from me to my audience. I learned how to move my audience. Barb Sheline, MD, MPH, Duke Health System, Durham, NC
I am still married, and much, much happier about it than before Leadership! (25 years last week – Whoo hoo!) My business is going gangbusters. Last month was the highest net revenue generated since I started my business (up 70%). Sid Plait, Business Owner, Roswell, GA
After the Journey, I increased my salary by forty percent. I am now a harpist and have played in ensembles and for a wedding. I lived my life long dream by traveling to Australia and diving on the Great Barrier Reef with my children and husband. All this was possible, because of the connections I created with the beautiful people who surround and coached me and because with the training I was able to see and act on my full potential. Lisa Greer Forrest, Physician, Lusby, MD
I am recently married and started to settle into what I thought was married life – run of the mill-married life – go to work, come home, have disagreements, frustrations, and then hearing and laughing at the same old jokes. Then came the Couples workshop and I remembered we are not in a fixed relationship and are always at choice in how we relate to each other. We now relate to one another from a much larger purpose and for a reason that includes our commitment to the world. Karen Cole, Paralegal, Chapel Hill, NC
After the Core trainings, I led a “school reinvention” initiative that in two years, improved the percentage of students performing on grade level from 46% to 89%. This was the school’s highest overall performance in its 27-year history. As a result, our school was one of five to receive the statewide “Promising School Award.” I truly believe that what I’ve learned and used from this training is adding years to my life. Dawnelle Hyland, Trainer, Durham, NC
Family Wellness. Wow! I had literally forgotten who I was and what was important to me by the time I went to the trainings in North Carolina. I walked in a mother of eight with a job I felt stuck working 70 hours a week. After the trainings I started taking my home-based Wellness business seriously. I cherish precious moments with my children, knowing the world has more than enough for all of us to thrive. I have a full life, with friends outside of my profession. My children are so much happier with life, now that they see me living abundantly! I see my vision of Family Wellness in the world more clearly everyday! Tiffany Peterson, Wellness Coach, Raleigh, NC
I was a personal trainer and fitness instructor at that time I did the trainings. Being in the health and fitness industry I have been to many professional conventions and other training opportunities before. What I found was an amazing group of individuals committed to creating positive change and powerfully supporting others to find their voice. After the trainings I formed my own corporation and started providing unique corporate wellness and health promotion programs. Personally, I rode three Century (100 mile plus) bike rides for charity, was elected president of the CUMC chapter of the United Methodists Men’s national association, and for five years I helped lead a mission team to Mississippi to complete Katrina disaster relief. Ultimately, what I created was a crystal clear vision of what I wanted and an understanding that the only thing keeping me from it was me. Jim G., Business Owner, Charlotte, NC
I created my loving, committed relationship that goes beyond anything I ever imagined. I thought the emotional distance that defined my family was just a fact of life; then “I love you” came flying out of us every time we spoke — and not a moment too soon, because four years later my sister died. I returned to a career in publishing after a decade; then I became senior managing editor at a top-tier academic press. I knew I could write but thought I didn’t have anything to say; then my memoir came pouring out. Laurel Ferejohn, Managing Editor, Raleigh, NC
I created the possibility of forgiving myself for the little things and letting them only fuel me in manifesting my vision and dreams. I also created the possibility of life being outrageous, inspiring and easy. I have begun to come into my sexuality and truly acknowledge myself as a man. I expect to have a much closer, loving, inspiring and playful relationship with my brother, sister, friends, and other family members. Jordan Deva, Multimedia Designer, Raleigh, NC
I cannot easily articulate the profound impact these trainings have had on my life, both personally and professionally. I gained a sense of self-esteem that gave me the courage to believe in myself and my capacity to make a difference in the world. I started my private practice a year later at the age of 27. I noticed an enhanced ability to connect and create relationships with others. This made a noticeable difference in my personal life with family and friends as well as a much more meaningful connection with the many people I would treat as a psychotherapist. Over ten years later, I am still practicing and grateful for the context of leadership in my life and the many possibilities it creates. Ellen Pizer, Clinical Social Worker, Raleigh, NC
From the day that I started the Journey, my life has absolutely transformed. The only thing that ever held me back from manifesting my vision was in fact me. I now have authentic business partners who are committed to a vision of 100 Assisted Living Facilities around the U.S. We will acquire the first two in the next month and I have been pre-approved for $300,000,000 dollars to purchase the other 98 buildings. Reema Owens, Business Owner, Charlotte, NC
I was just expecting to get some helpful hints on being even more effective in my life. After leaving the corporate world after 25 years, the last years being on the executive team in a very large software company, I thought I had most of the answers. What I discovered was what was working and more importantly, what was not working for me as I had embarked upon several new business ventures, as well as raising a blended family of five teenagers. I gained clarity for my vision of family, business and community. I have grown as a leader, being more effective in every aspect of my life. Marianna Clampett, President Impact Zone Golf, Naples, FL