World Announcement – We’re spreading our wings!

From Courageous Success Growth News

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It’s time for Courageous Success to spread it’s wings.  When I founded our company I had very clear hopes and dreams – to transform the workplace by putting the real person at the heart of their success.  Now it’s time to take iAM Global – I am proud to announce that the time has come to make this dream a reality.

Liz Villani – Founder

 

 

Dreams are a creation.  With iAM we have created something new that’s not been done before – a force for good that is transforming the way we work and changing our lives.
Where do dreams come from?  With iAM – At the age of 21 I applied for my dream job.  The night before my assessment centre I rang my Dad, and he said “Liz, just be yourself”.  I then spent almost a decade in my dream job doing exactly the opposite.
Eight years on I watched as I saw people change all around me.  Change themselves to fit in, be liked and succeed.    Full of doubt, conforming and becoming the person that they thought they should be rather than who they really were.
When I then trained as a coach I was introduced to values.  But the approach was a jumble, just like a profiling tool that assesses someone’s persona, habits and perspectives.  Nothing existed that would show people who they really were at heart and so iAM was born.
I am touched and immensely proud of all of our team here at Courageous Success and I feel very privileged to know that iAM is having such a powerful and personal impact on people’s lives.  Now with iAM Global www.iamglobalhub.com businesses and individuals can deliver iAM under licence and in doing so tell the world that its time to fly.
What are your hopes and dreams?  How can you create a new reality in your world that will make an impact on others?

Courageous Success – bringing life changing ideas to life.

Praise for iAM

“So different to psychometrics, I loved it!”  Global Head of L&D
“The most powerful personalisation tool I have ever experienced.”   UK Learning & Development Manager
“…unlocking what people really find purpose and value in.”  Managing Director
“…I was so uplifted by it.”   HR Director
“…really life affirming.”   Senior HR Business Partner

 

Julie Hilton“iAM captures the uniqueness of every individual and that’s the world wide gap in Learning and Development.”
Julie Hilton, Head of iAM Global

Interested in iAM Global -using iAM under licence? 
contact: Julie Hilton Head of iAM Global
juliehilton@courageoussuccess.com

www.iamglobalhub.com

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Recognition – are we all just too needy?

Business From Courageous Success Inspiration News

According to the Forbes 2015 Recognition Survey  there is a $46 billion market for employee recognition – that’s a lot of gold watches and thank you awards!  

When we ask our clients what gives them confidence, feedback and recognition is the number one response.  Knowing that 98% of the people that we support doubt themselves, this dependence on recognition creates an external confidence strategy resulting in a sticking plaster approach to engagement that doesn’t last and creates a cycle of neediness in the workplace.

Examples of this neediness abound.  The 2014 Gallup Business Journal reported that 65% of employees wanted more feedback and 98% of employees will fail to be engaged when managers give little or no feedback.  So managers try to remember to give feedback,  and if they don’t,  their teams are more likely to be disengaged.  Global businesses launch recognition programmes spending an average of 1-2% of payroll on it.  In the US and Canada there is an official day dedicated to it –  the first Friday every March is ‘Employee Appreciation Day.’   Its not working…Dale Carnige research in the US shockingly points out that 71% of employees are not actively engaged.

So what’s the answer?

As individuals we need to develop internal confidence strategies, those things that we can control which help us feel good about ourselves.  Positive self-belief is a key internal confidence strategy which is consistent and reliable.  Most external confidence strategies are based on ‘I’ll be confident when……’.  We rely on things like; when my boss gives me good feedback, when I know all the answers, when I am with people I know and trust, to give us confidence.  These are not within our control and thus our confidence wobbles.

As businesses we should replace recognition programmes with positive belief programmes!

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An anonymous review of iAM question responses illustrates our point.  In a random selection of 50 iAM questionnaires 70% of people use words like doubting, worrier, overthinking, lacking confidence, being over sensitive and insecure when describing themselves.  No wonder we look to others to tell us that we are good enough. 

Do you have an external confidence strategy?

  • Do you get frustrated and doubtful when you don’t receive feedback?
  • Do you depend on things going well to have a good day?
  • Do you need to have all of the answers?
  • Does your day start to go downhill when other people don’t respond to you the way you think they should?
  • Do you need to be liked? 

How to build strength from within and ditch the need for recognition:

  • Don’t rely on knowledge and data totally to do your job – trust yourself too.
  • Write down what makes you good at your job and keep it front of mind, using the positive energy to fuel your confidence.
  • At the end of each day list three things that went really well because of you.
  • See the best in others – and yourself.
  • Manage your emotional response if you are triggered so that your energy stays positive and you don’t slump and need others to lift you.

To be the best and most confident you, you have to understand who you are.

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Is it time to break free from traditional profiling tools?

From Courageous Success News

9 times out of 10 we have to undo the damage done by profiling tools when working with new clients!

As humans we are more complicated than specific labels can fully represent.  Traditional profiling in L&D today fits us too neatly into ready made personalities that can limit our vision of ourselves and others and our true potential.   Who we are at heart and our individuality gets lost. 
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Time to break free from ready made labels and traditional profiling.

At Courageous Success we have developed iAM® – a revolutionary application and the most powerful and effective personal insight tool in development today. 

  • The iAM® Values Profile reveals the very best of each individual,  their natural gifts, and potential.   It is a visual representation of an individual at heart.
  • Unlike other tools the iAM® approach splits out our transient beliefs, habits and strategies to reveal natural authenticity and improve performance. 

The personalisation provided by the iAM® profile adds a new level of depth to individual development.

Our clients say:

”You can do MBTI and other profiles but this gives you a much greater sense of who you are.”

”3 x more effective than traditional profiling tools.”

”This could well be the tool I never forget.”

  *Call us for a free trial –  01476 500 794

e:potential@courageoussuccess.com
* An exclusive offer for HR & L&D professionals within all business sectors, t&c’s apply.

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Calling all HR & L&D professionals – here’s the Best Invitation You’ll Get In 2016

From Courageous Success Inspiration News

Join us for a powerful and unique day of development and experience Life Changing Learning (and it’s free!)

Due to the fantastic response we’ve received for our free one day experience days for L&D and HR professionals held last year, we now have the following dates available for 2016:

12th Feb, 19th May, 7th July and 13th Oct.  Call us on 01476 562418 to book your place.

72% of our clients say Courageous Success development has changed their lives.

  • Designed to be a powerful and unique experience for HR & L&D professionals representing companies – introducing doing business a new way and maximising realness in business culture.
  • A day for perspective, allowing you to explore your own personal development to unlock your real people and performance potential.
  • Discover Life Changing Learning – our philosophy of using an inside out approach building depth into people development to maximise engagement, impact and longevity.
  • Joined by peers from a range of organisations it’s also a great opportunity to learn and network.
  • Held at our beautiful and easily accessible Discovery Centre in Lincolnshire.

The Best Invitation You’ll Get All Year

Inspiration News

Join us for a powerful and unique day of development and experience Life Changing Learning (and it’s free!)

Due to the fantastic response we’ve received for our free one day experience days we now have the following dates available for 2016:

11th Feb, 12th Feb, 19th May, 7th July and 13th Oct.  Call us on 01476 562418 to book your place.

72% of our clients say Courageous Success development has changed their lives.
  • Designed to be a powerful and unique experience to introduce doing business a new way and maximising realness in business culture.
  • A day for perspective, allowing you to explore your own personal development to unlock your real people and performance potential.
  • Discover Life Changing Learning – our philosophy of using an inside out approach building depth into people development to maximise engagement, impact and longevity.
  • Joined by peers from a range of organisations, it’s also a great opportunity to learn and network.
  • Held at our beautiful and easily accessible Discovery Centre in Lincolnshire.