On a personal and professional level we are increasingly challenged by what life throws at us. Sometimes lacking identity in what we do, unable to express ourselves, unsure of when to act, low on passion, doing things that don't feel right, searching for direction and making little impact.
What would it be like if you could better identify with your values? What would it be like if you could know and express yourself skilfully? What would it be like if you could assert yourself more often?
Imagine a world where you are an inspiration to yourself and others, a world where you appreciate the importance of your action and a world where you can overcome barriers and achieve impact time and time again.
These are the results of working with The Seven Secrets of Authenticity.
The old world permits jobs for life, scandal (from Watergate to Enron etc) and a sense of over protection. The new world of authenticity however, promotes transparency, supports vulnerability, is values led and ensures openness and risk.
Beware the common pitfalls and the results will soon come your way, don’t…
1) Focus too much emphasis on things around you.
2) Forget to place an emphasis on skilfully expressing your values.
3) Remain in the background.
4) Chase outcomes without passion or passion without outcomes.
5) Set goals that only outline what you want.
6) Search for answers when questions are more important.
7) Understand the theory without creating habits.
In order to archive these outcomes this short course is structured around the seven secrets of authenticity (identity, inner, insight, inspiration, importance, imagine & impact) - utilising video content, such as: Prezi, websites, video exercises, video presentations, an interview and white board activity. I reference my book (It’s Not About The Coach) and the first chapter titled authenticity.
Short introduction outlining who I am, who you are, the 7 secrets in more detail and the resources available to map authenticity for increased personal effectiveness.
Here we explore the power of identity, making sure we don't focus too much on the things around us (the environment)
Here I take a short passage from my book that highlights the importance of staying true to our word.
Knowing your inner identity is one thing, but skilfully expressing this on the outer is where true impact can be made.
This exercise poses 3 questions - what value/s are important to you? When did you first recognise these value/s? When did you first take a stand for these value/s?
This short reading from my book highlights the importance of two behaviours that sit either side of authenticity - compliance and defiance.
An exercise that ensures that passions and outcomes are skilfully mapped, keeping an eye out for one of the most common mistakes in authenticity.
Here we highlight authentic behaviour and how someone has skilfully mapped their passions and outcomes to create an online presence.
We rehash this well known quote to make sure we know what is important in our lives.
This provocative video will encourage you to know what do, and what not to do in your life.
This is one of two questions we explore here to make sure you are on track (direction) and can overcome barriers (resistance).
Resources for authenticity are all around us - here I reveal an Oscar winning film that has authenticity at the heart of the story. As well as a great book, website and podcast that can keep your authentic inspiration topped up.
Choose from a range of options to ensure that you create authentic rituals, habits or systems.
This very practical session highlight how you can complete authentic tasks every day. Valuing the importance of increased personal energy we look at the 5 different energy sources - soul, body, heart, mind and spirit.
Are there two more secrets? Maybe, you'll have to wait and see!
In lecture two we challenged ourselves to leave the old world behind. Now you can safely say you've also entered the new world of authenticity. Now you have a better understanding of the challenges people face in relation to being authentic, your authentic story is clear to you and the results of mapping authenticity are apparent. Importantly you are well aware of the most common mistakes people make when trying to be authentic. Now that you have increased your authentic contribution maybe you can support others to do the same?
All 7 secrets in writing for you to print and use at your leisure!
Stuart is a facilitator, coach, consultant, author and speaker specializing in Authentic Leadership and founder of Storm Beach.
Working across industry sectors his work focuses on increasing leadership effectiveness, developing a coaching way of being, harnessing personal energy and transforming individual, team and organisational culture.
He works with clients to ensure that ‘inner’ values are skilfully exhibited in the ‘outer’ environment. Supporting and challenging where necessary so that individuals become attuned with these core values and develop fundamental individuality. The results of his work allow participants to achieve harmony between compliant and defiant behaviours to embody authenticity.
Thus enabling individuals, teams and organisations to have PURPOSE and be PRESENT so that they can PRODUCE outstanding results.
Two 'projects' further support Stuart's work. Harnessing energy by tapping into our energy sources and increasing vitality. Putting fuel in your tank and considering possibilities. Transforming culture by creating habitats and habits that support and challenge our intent. Taking other people with you and changing performance.