Are you happy with who and where you are but want something different for your future? Or are you stuck and need direction and practical steps to get moving? Either way, Forward is for you.
Dr. Neal Nybo focuses on the best aspects of your life. We ask, “What is going right?" not “What is going wrong?" We use several thought exercises to connect with positive elements of your life throughout the day.
Through times of directed reflection, we pay attention to the turning points in your life that have made a powerful, positive impact on who you are. You can expect insight, clarity, direction, motivation and a vision for who you can become.
Genuine change happens when we move from, “I wish" to “I will." With Forward, you gain a clear picture of what you need to do. By the end you will have a printed pathway toward your future. As you begin to follow the pay you designed, it will move you from vision to implementation.
Take the first step, then the next. Soon, you will be going the best way from here to there.
This lesson introduces all of the elements of Forward. You will learn about each exercise and how everything you learn comes together to discover who you want to be in five years and how you will create your own pathway forward.
You will be introduced to the workbook. You should download it now.
At the end of the lesson you will know the steps you will take in the rest of the course.
This lesson describes the two foundation principles that under gird Forward. At the end of the course you will be able to describe both principles and how they apply to Forward.
This is the beginning of the first exercise. In it the teacher gives his own example of an uplifting expereince. You are given time to decide on one of your own and write it in your workbook.
Now, you begin to reflect on key elements of the uplifting experience you described in the last lesson. By the end, you will have a clear understanding of the people and circumstances involved. You will also be able to describe how you think God or an outside force was involved in your experience.
This lesson wraps up your work on your uplifting experience. It introduces the idea of surrender - you can't control your heart environment or your experiences. It looks at where God or an outside source might be investing in you. It also explores what empowers you to live into the lessons you have learned and what holds you back.
By the end of this lesson, you will have a strong sense of how your present day attitudes, interests, and character traits were instilled and inhanced through your uplifting moments.
This quiz tests your learning about your uplifting expereince.
This lesson begins the second major exercise and introduces the idea of who you are at your core. Dr. Nybo gives his example. You will have time to think of your own core element and write it in your workbook.
By the end of the lesson, yoy will be able to descirbe the best part of who you are and what makes you tick on your best day.
Now, you continue your work on your core. You will look at people and circumstances that highlight your core, as well as how God might be involved.
This lesson looks at the things that help you live into your core and what holds you back from being that best version of yourself.
Before moving on, confirm you have a clear sense of what makes you tick.
This lesson challenges you to own what you have been learning. You have been studying your path. Are you ready to walk it? By the end, you will have a simple set of before and after phrases that help you commit yourself to your own future.
This is a rest break and summary. Before moving on, you are given a chance to capture any additional insights.
Now comes the fun part. Why are you five years from now? Not just "pie in the sky" who do you want to be if you had all the money, resources etc. Based on what you have been learning, what is a realistic and desirable picture of you in the future? Where will you be living? What will you be doing? What about you is different?
This is the lesson that brings all the rest together. This is the reason you are taking this course. You will finish this lesson with a printed pathway that has your five year future self as its destination and the next steps you need to take to get there.
Congratulations! You have finished. You should have a clear sense of direction and next steps on how to get there. You should have a heart environment perfectly prepared for growth in insight and clarity.
This quiz tests how well you have gathered your thoughts and applied them to your future thinking. It prepares you for the final lesson on creating your personal pathway forward.
The places where the author shot the lessons are beautiful. This bonus lesson gives some information about the four places he went on location.
This bonus lesson is for small group facilitators who want to use Forward for their group. It describes the structure you may want to use and how to work through each lesson with your group.
In this bonus lesson you hear more in depth explainations of the two foundational principles. Small group leaders may want to use this as a Bible study tool. It is helpful background for anyone who is intersted in the Scriptual support for Forward..
In this Bonus lesson, Dr. Nybo describes key steps in any change process and how Forward accomplishes them. This is a great video to show someone who wonders how and why this process works.
Neal’s first priority is to his wife, Carolyn, now married thirty three years, and to their two children, Annie and Emily. Neal comes with a strong business career. He has a Bachelor of Science, Business Management and 25 years experience in leadership and management. He has supervised and trained a twenty seven person national sales department generating $21 million annually. His skills include the ability to lead, to think conceptually as well as in specifics, to interface with public entities, to write and speak clearly, to organize well and to make good things happen.
All of his experience and education has led Neal to focus on helping people and organizations find clarity and direction. Much of the time, this includes coaching people on improving their communication skills. He also helps them recognize and respond to challenges and conflicts in themselves, their families and their organizations.
He attended Fuller Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2012. His emphasis was on discovering and addressing challenges before they become public conflicts.
In 2007, Neal accepted a call as executive pastor at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. He oversees the staff of 120 and manages the daily activities of this thriving church. It has 2000 members, 1300 in worship at five services with one on Saturday night and four on Sunday including a video café. Neal is the second preacher and continues to teach and lead in ways that lead people to active discipleship with Jesus Christ.