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What a Year It Has Been!

As the year draws to a close, we at Source Point Training are celebrating our 7th Anniversary. Many said it wasn’t possible; but because of all of you, our passion for the work that we do, and our on-going commitment to make a difference in the world, we have been able to empower, educate and engage people and organizations these last 7 years.

The world continues to provide challenges for us all and with that comes the opportunity to learn, grow and adapt.  This year, SPT continued to support organizations that are committed to developing top leadership teams and learning to coach their teams to become self-generative and more fulfilled in the work they do. 

Lou, always passionate about traveling ANYWHERE in the world on a moments notice, continues to challenge people to break through their self limiting beliefs and embrace the unique and authentic human being they are and the contribution they make.  Barbara continues to work in Taipei, Hong Kong and now in Shanghai and Shenzhen developing professional coaches who are recognized by both the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching.  Barbara also became an Accredited Master Coach with the Association for Coaching!  Ginny continues to be the glue that hold Source Point Training together.  Anyone who has contact with us gets the opportunity to work with Ginny.  Through her commitment to being in service and her beyond belief operations skills, she keeps all the parts of Source Point Training moving forward.

And to all of the coaches who are a part of our professional coaching team around the world, we thank you so much for your partnership and your commitment to coaching and training the world over throughout these last 7 years.

Kelly Mobeck, who many of you have had the opportunity to work with as a coach sent her oldest son, Bradley, off to college this year. Brad has been a Source Point Training kid through the years and because of his mom’s great coaching, he could lead an outstanding team anywhere.  We know he will take these skills with him and wish him much success.

Helene Lynch, who has been one of our top Leadership Coaches, always throws a great Christmas party and this year most of the SPT team was there to celebrate with her. The stories were long and the laughter was belly aching!  We all love you, Helene!

This year we moved our Mastery of Performance Coaching training to Healdsburg so that the more mature coaching students could enjoy Barbara’s home town and some sightseeing and wine tasting – another great incentive to do your coach certification training with Source Point Training!

It is great when Barbara and Lou can find time to meet together – this year it was fortunate that they were both in Shanghai together and had the opportunity to have “fine dining” and time to catch up.

As we come to the end of 2016, we look back and reflect on how grateful we are to have the professional and personal relationships that we have shared with many of you. We wish you all the best in the year ahead – good health, peace and joy that make your heart sing!!!

Enjoy our video of highlights from 2016!

CLICK HERE – TURN YOUR SOUND ON!!

With warmest gratitude,

Happy New Year!!

Barbara, Lou and everyone at Source Point Training

 

Earthquake in VA – Are You Ready to Shake Up YOUR Life?

Barbara Fagan and I returned from spending 8 days with FIRST 5 Santa Clara County presenting a pilot program called “Family Connections.”  This was possible due to Jolene Smith’s vision as a Certified Professional Performance Coach and their Learning Together Initiative’s commitment to training and development.  We had the privilege of being with Supervisors and Community Workers in charge of Family Resource Centers in Santa Clara County, CA.  They are committed to insuring the developmental needs of children through age 5 by providing the families with skills and resources to create a strong framework supporting the development and well-being of the children while contributing to the community.  The majority of their clients are immigrants and the purpose of those participating in our training is to empower their families.

Our purpose was to assist this group with focusing, not only on the survival needs of these families, but on babythe possibilities that are available when they are coached to purpose, values, accountability, etc.  At first, they looked at us as if we had two heads.  By the end of the training they were excited to coach these principles in action.  Our strongest message was that people will show up the way that we hold them.  While facing challenges, they can realize they are capable and have resources.

From a personal perspective, being a naturalized citizen myself (we immigrated to the United States in Dec 1953, when I was 5 years old), it was such an extraordinary experience to BE with this group of people who are instrumental in creating the ripple effect.  As a result, they will assist their clients in rising above survival to actually experiencing their potential.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

That’s what coaches do! It is so easy in this economy to see only the negative, be in survival mode ourselves, and wait for something to change.  I think we can all agree that people can prosper in spite of circumstances and perhaps this is YOUR year.  What if you weren’t operating from fear and lack, but could look at this as the time to really take your life on powerfully and create additional income or even a career transition for yourself?  Would YOU BE a great coach?

– Do you love challenging people?
– Does your heart surge when you see someone accomplish something they didn’t think was possible?
– Do you enjoy in-depth communication?
– Can you see possibilities in others that they don’t see in themselves?
– Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Create a better world, one person or group at a time?

LDheadshotThen you belong with us in Source Point Training’s Fundamentals and Mastery of Performance Coaching.  If any one of the above questions creates a stir for you, don’t hesitate, don’t wait, call me (435-640-5372) and let’s talk about possibilities for you!  I LOVE being with people regarding their gift of standing for the possibilities and greatness of others.  If not you, then who?  If not now, when?  Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a Certified Professional Performance Coach, how does it feel?  What might be possible for YOU?

by Lou Dozier

 

 

Trust in Transition

LDheadshotDuring challenging times of transition, know that you don’t have to do it alone!  Enjoy this heart-warming story that I received from Martha Borst, renowned speaker, author, organizational consultant and coach.

The Best Proof of Love is Trust

by Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.

brown-horse-grazingFrom a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.  But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.”

So, whatever transition you might be experiencing in your life right now, you are not alone and there are resource available to you.

By Lou Dozier, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

 

What are You Committed To?

What Are You Committed To? – How to Turn Your Wish List into Reality

Commitment is such a serious word. Do you ever notice yourself getting a little on edge when someone uses “that word?” Does it make you a little nervous? Does it give you a feeling of dread?

The third leg of the Three-Legged Stool to Building Solid Relationships, taught in Certified Relationship Coach Training, is “commitment.” We have all probably experienced some level of commitment, from marriage vows, to work-related contracts, to “promises” we’ve made. So what does “commitment” really mean and how does it truly show-up in our lives and relationships?

A first question to explore is “What am I committed to?” which is different than saying “What do I want?” For many people, it’s pretty easy to make a wish list of “our wants.” That list may serve as a nice and gentle reminder, but that’s all it is: a list.

Here’s an example: If you are an Amazon.com user, you may have an online “Wish List” noting your “wants.” Obviously, they remain on that “wish list” until you or someone actually purchases the product, and makes it a reality for you and it arrives at your doorstep. That commitment is making a purchase, which results in you receiving what you want.

Only when we move from wants and wishes to a commitment (in the Amazon example, a purchase), do we begin to see and experience real results. We may desire or want many things but only from commitment will we create what we say we want.

Commitment is getting clear about intention and is a promise to honor our word, to ourselves and to others. It also requires seeing and understanding what is underneath our beliefs, attitudes and assumptions that may get in the way when we’re reluctant to commit, or when we do commit and break our word. The good news is (we believe) that all humans are born whole and complete; with qualities and “ways of being” that allows us to be our authentic selves. Unfortunately, we’ve learned ways to unconsciously begin to create beliefs about who we are and who we are not. Those beliefs create patterns that impact how we see and experience commitment. Understanding these patterns can help us begin to do things differently, especially around commitment.

Broken promises or commitments in relationships are well-known as a path to breaking trust, which impacts communication (the two other legs of the stool). Breaking the same promises or commitments with ourselves is even more critical. If we are not willing to keep commitments with ourselves, (eating healthy, arriving on time, adjusting an attitude, exercising on schedule, etc.), then how difficult will it be to keep our word with others, no matter the relationship?

In Certified Relationship Coach Training, you will learn to experience “commitment” in a new way that leaves you on the edge of excitement, not dread. You will explore more about the Three-Legged Stool and learn tools and skills that will help you coach relationships, as well as grow in your relationship with yourself. Like Lou said last week, knowing more about commitment, trust and communication will keep your stool stable, and not wobbly.

Respectfully,
Lou Dozier, Co-Founder, Source Point Training

Taking a Stand for Living the Life You Love!

When someone suggested that I write a personal story for this issue of Source Points, I said, “Moi?” I realized that I don’t do a lot of personal sharing and it gave me a chance to reflect.

Why am I so passionate and committed to people living the life they love? What is it that has me be unrelenting in standing for people to take their lives on to the next level?

What came to me was the stand that my parents took for me.

My parents escaped from Russia during World War II and managed to immigrate, against all odds, to the United States when I was five-years-old. They were in their early 40’s, and more than anything, they wanted their children to experience “the land of milk and honey.” The commitment that they demonstrated was beyond belief, even considering that their level of trust (although understandable) was minimal and communication was challenging. Their Russian-to-English translations left a lot to be desired! So I experienced a very wobbly relationship with them for many years until I truly came to realize the extraordinary stand they took. They were willing to do whatever it took, so that I could have a better life. So, how can I not be a powerful stand for others?

There were many lessons I learned and events I experienced as a result of my parent’s relentless commitment to live in America. As years have gone by, my “wobbly-ness” has turned into great gratitude.

In Certified Relationship Coach Training, we study the three-legged stool concept — commitment, trust and communication — which relationships need in order to be balanced, and not wobbly. We also take on being in ownership as well as embracing all events that have occurred in our lives. These are all critical ingredients to live the life you love. And when you have that, you’re in your very own “land of milk and honey.”

Respectfully,
Lou Dozier, Co-Founder, Source Point Training