Ginny Carter, New Business Development Administrative Director

Source Point Training offers programs in personal and professional development including leadership skills, fundamental and mastery-level coach training, and facilitation, as well as personal development weekend workshops.

Kelly Mobeck, Director of Leadership Source

Source Point Training offers programs in personal and professional development including leadership skills, fundamental and mastery-level coach training, and facilitation, as well as personal development weekend workshops.

It’s All In the Word

by Kelly Mobeck

In January, the country celebrated Martin Luther King Jr., a man whose legacy of leadership continues to manifest. This man stood for diversity, embracing human beings far beyond the color of their skin. He believed in unity for all. I imagine this man’s legacy will continue to be realized because he was willing to stand for his dream. Each of us are leaders and yet we seldom stop to acknowledge our leadership. When I stopped to ask my 12-year-old son what leadership was, he said “It is in the word itself, the ability to navigate through life and influence.” I think he’s on it! Where do you influence others in positive ways? What is the impact you make? Leadership is not about grand gestures. It is about individual attitudes and actions that make the difference.

Today, our world has witnessed a catastrophic event in Haiti. This has everyone’s attention, and has called forth action. Many have stepped-up from a place of compassion and contributed what they could from, prayers, financial aid, adoption and medical assistance to military expertise.

One of the stories that inspired me was of a small village where amidst all the chaos, they came together looking for possibility and focused on supporting each other. They spent time together in song and prayer. What I saw was their smiles, connectedness, collaboration and a shared purpose to get through the devastation and loss. Each moment is a choice to see what is possible, and their attitude was one of possibility and rising above being in effect of devastation. In witnessing this, I am reminded that we all have choices and can create something extraordinary even in the toughest of situations –our attitude makes all the difference.

In our Leadership Source training, individuals see all that they have to contribute and are coached rigorously over ten weeks to achieve goals and influence others. They will begin to embrace their opportunity to create revolutionary change which will leave a legacy of their leadership.

My Source Point Community Launches

by Tommy Ruff and Ginny Carter

Talk about revolutionary, consider what has come from social media. Just two years ago it was Facebook, mostly used by teenagers. Now everyone is writing on digital walls. There are so many choices, and we all know that choice is better than no choice.

At Source Point Training, we are committed to facilitating revolutionary change, not only in the lives of those participating in our trainings – but in the lives of everyone in our circle of influence. We intend to be a source of information and expanding shared knowledge for all those involved. That’s why we created My Source Point Community, our very own social network, for those who have attended our trainings, both now and previous to Source Point Training.

Why be a part of My Source Point Community when there are already so many other communities and online networks available? Let’s consider why we would choose to a part of any community:
•    We all have something in common
•    The relationship we share
•    The contributions we can make
•    What you can learn from the diversity of others
•    It is a place to share success and ask for support
•    We have fun with a group of people who really know who we are – not just another name
•    It is easy!
•    We are all in partnership at Source Point Training working toward changing this world.

You will have an opportunity to participate in discussion groups, as well as monitor our blogs where you will hear from our founders and facilitators on a variety of topics to impact your life and community. You will also be able to ask questions and get responses from master coaches and facilitators who are committed to your success. You will have an opportunity to share resources (such as documents, practices, etc.) and brainstorm ideas and opportunities with each other. We will have multiple groups to support a wide variety of interests.

There are no membership fees. To become a member of My Source Point Community, go to www.SourcePointTraining.com and click on the “Community” link. We look forward to seeing you there!

Discover Your Brand

by Brad Stauffer

Oprah has one, and so can you. Branding is not just for talk show hosts and the Fortune 500 anymore. Coaches, authors, speakers, trainers and other solo-entrepreneurs need a brand. Discovering, creating and leveraging your personal brand is key to the success of your business. When you are grounded in an authentic and consistent brand, the rest of your business-building and marketing activities move from being overwhelming and challenging, to flow and ease.

There are many definitions of a personal brand, and here is my own version:
Your personal brand is an innate and designed representation of you, born from your DNA and pulled from your passion; that authentically honors and represents your true essence, which influences and attracts your most perfect client.

Begin with Vision
Having and knowing your vision or dream is fundamental work that is necessary for an effective brand. Knowing your vision will not only ground you in your mission, but will ensure you are in alignment with who you are and what you do. It’s a great way of getting to know your heart’s desire.

So if you haven’t done so yet, take the time to write your vision. It can be as simple as a few sentences or even a few pages, but write it down. It is important to write it in the present tense, as if you already have it…as if you’re smack dab in the middle of your dream business. (It’s easy to skip this step since many of us coach around values, mission and vision a lot, but it’s important to do this regularly.)

Authenticity and Consistency Work
Authenticity plays a major role in your brand. When people get that you are authentic, they’re guaranteed to instantly connect with you. How many people have you met or became acquainted with that just felt a little phony? It’s natural to see and feel the lack of authenticity of some individuals. You’ll probably notice that you don’t connect. You may be intrigued for other reasons, but you probably don’t connect from your heart and would be skeptical about doing business with them. It’s the lack of authenticity.

On the other hand, when you meet someone that is genuine and real, you know it. You probably naturally want to get to know them better, learn more about them; and probably have an easy trust of them also. That’s authenticity and that needs to be the major player in your branding and marketing. People connect with (and do business with) authentic individuals and honest businesses.

The first cousin to authenticity is consistency. If you are consistently authentic across the board from your “beingness” to your branding and marketing, you’ve captured your core essence that will attract your perfect target audience. And the good news here is that coming from this truly authentic place, greatly helps keep your branding and marketing efforts easy. There’s no hype to conjure up and no spin to create. You just get to be you, speaking and marketing from your heart in a very natural way. What could be easier?

The great news about discovering and creating your personal brand is that it’s all about the real you. What really works is you get to be yourself 100% with all your talents and skills, and even your quirks. Once you tap into that very real place of authenticity, and step out as the real you, you’ll find, see and experience your brand.

Know your vision and come from a place of true authenticity on a consistent basis, and you’ve got the core pieces of your very own brand.


Living Life Intentionally

by Lou Dozier

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning,
By dreams that need completion, by pure love that

needs expressing, then we truly live life.” — Greg Anderson

Getting from where you are to where you want to be

I am so excited to connect with all of you and intend to provide valuable and thought provoking information that will assist you in purposefully creating “living the life you love.” We have now entered a new decade and I invite you to stop, openly look, intentionally choose and most importantly, take action now to do it and create a life you will love! In order to create this vision, I assert that you need to spend some time evaluating what’s working and what’s not working. This will give you a much greater possibility of creating a “life by design” rather than default, as The Design Coach, Ruth Hensley would say.

My friend, Mary Golly, shared some of the following questions and it occurred to me that given the leap that I took for 2010, it might be useful for you to ponder and/or answer them for yourself and your future. Reflect on these questions as you Life Life Intentionally.

Completing and Remembering 2009

Choices
What was the smartest decision you made?
What choices did you make that you will not repeat?
What is your biggest piece of unfinished business?

Health
What was your single most positive achievement in sustaining a healthy life?
What practice or attitude supported you in this achievement?

Finances
What word would you use to describe your finances?
Where did you waste money?

Relationship
Who made an important impact on you?
What did you learn most about yourself?
What affirmation will guide you the New Year?
Who do you want to thank or express gratitude/ appreciation to?

Fun and Recreation
What did you do to have fun?
What are three very fun things you did that you will always remember?
What brought you the most excitement?
What brought you to a low point?

Looking forward in 2010 what do you want to create in the following areas of your life?

  • Health
  • Finances
  • Career
  • Family
  • Fun

If you are in relationship with a partner — I highly recommend that you set aside time to be with one another and share your responses — openly revealing and declaring what 2010 will be for you.

For those of you who are coaches, I am pleased to announce the Certified Relationship Coach training scheduled in Tempe, Arizona, May 20-23, 2010. Please go to www.SourcePointTraining.com to register, if you haven’t already. Also, invite people in your circle of influence to register and join you.