Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The power of integrating the art of storytelling and purposeful conversations

We received this post and found it to be a real motivation to what we are busy doing- without delay here follows the received email.

"I'm really inspired by STRONGMESSAGE. I find your ethos captivating and simultaneously enriching just by reading it! Intellectual curiosity and collaboration is key! WOW! This is what we need!! The combination of visual art (film) and psychology, a most powerful combination! Not to mention its extensive uses for marketing oneself. I'm eager to hear more about you guys and the development of your 'movement' / 'establishment'.
I'll be watching out for innovative trains of thought on your site! I'll be spreading word!

It's so good to see family working together!

All in Christ!!

Karen Mulder
Nitty Gritty Arts"

Phil Cooke, filmmaker and media activist, stated: " during difficult financial times, the strength of your brand is your greatest asset. It creates a powerful sense of trust. When times get tough – the smartest investment you can make is in the integrity, authenticity, and effectiveness of your brand. "

It’s about immediacy, connection, and influence when we realize that we should stop sitting around worrying about the future and start creating it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Western Cape Education Department

One of my favourite projects is to help management to develop to their full human potential by applying and developing their emotional intelligence. Combining this with training in facilitating perpetual change and having purposeful conversations on burning workplace issues are what organisations desperately need. The WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT has asked me to train about 50 of their most senior staff in these concepts. The first session was held in Kromme Rhee.

This year their purposeful conversation will be about The Hammer of Justice. Visit the Strong Message website for more details on this intervention.

Lecturing at REIMS Management School in France

Lecturing at Reims is one of the highlights for me every year. This was the 11th time I've done this and my topic was again Making Human Capital the Differentiating Factor in the Workplace. Students who attended the last session were from Italy, Spain, France, Canada, Mexico, China and Germany.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Highlights of 2008

It was truly an eventful year. Below are some of the highlights that have made a significant impact on my life.