Visionary Leadership Program
I’ve Uncovered the True Leader Who Has Always Been Here
I would like to talk about one of the greatest gifts that I received from attending the Visionary Leadership programs. That is the gift of being able to speak to others from that “place of truth”. Because of the first Module of Visionary Leadership, I find that not only can I access my truth and speak from my Heart — I find now, that I am also LIVING from that place. It has affected all of my relationships positively!!! A friend who attended a recent Journey intro talk commented on how she had never seen me speak so “authentically” before. And she is right! I AM communicating differently. And MORE importantly I’m finding that I’m communicating more effectively with my children too.
It has been my experience that leaders/leadership is not only needed in the corporate world, it is also needed in our homes and our communities. I took the Visionary Leadership program thinking it would help me with our families trucking business…. Ultimately I have been blessed with an even better gift. The gift of speaking and living from truth and love in every moment — with all those I come in contact with — especially my family. My life has forever been changed because I’ve uncovered the true leader who has always been here.
If any of you are thinking about going to the next Visionary Leadership Program — DO IT!!! Because uncovering the leader that’s inside you, is priceless and you take the gifts you gain with you into all aspects of your life. How do you put a price tag on freedom? On discovering who you really are?
I Was Given the Extraordinary Gift of Fully Empowering Myself in the Corporate Milieu
I was drawn to the Visionary Leadership program because I longed to be able to share the Journey work I had done on myself into my daily working life. I knew that I needed another vocabulary, and more tools in my tool box. What happened at VL was totally unexpected. I was given the extraordinary gift of fully empowering myself in the corporate milieu.
I am responsible for the research development of about 250 full-time researchers in the Faculty of Arts of my university. The main objective of my position is to raise as much external funding for the university as possible. The university’s success as a research institution depends upon this.
Reduced stress: What has happened over the last year is that, while I am busier than ever, I experience life as free of stress. I have let go of the unspoken rules that haunted my daily life. I have learned to empower my researchers by no longer identifying myself with their success. My success rate has dropped slightly, and yet we have raised more funds. The researchers who were ready have shone brilliantly, and those who were not ready are prepared to try again next year.
Woman in a Man’s world: As a woman working in a male-dominated environment, I have acquired tools that allow me to let go of the need to defend myself or play victim. In fact, the freedom I experience in accepting myself has created a sense of respect and appreciation from my male colleagues not present before. I am also less hard on my female colleagues.
Values Based Work: And, finally, I have a sense of living from a place of my highest values – compassion, authenticity, creativity, and empowerment. These values permeate my relations with my colleagues. When faced with difficult situations I am able to draw on many more tools to resolve conflict, or to step back and let wisdom enter into the dialogue. I know now that I never have to compromise my values in order to do my work, and by living from this place, I notice the people around me becoming more self-aware also.
It Opened Me to the Courage, Creativity and Fortitude to Make It Happen
All my life I have had a burning desire to have a vision. To live it. To be it. And now I have one that is blossoming in reality and reaching out to the whole world. Visionary Leadership, with it’s profound leader Kevin Billet, gave me the insight and tools to make my dreams come true. It opened me to the courage, creativity and fortitude to make it happen, to make my life happen. I am grateful beyond words.