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Share2Uplift, Master Your Mind-platform,Coaching Platform Curaçao and this week personal coaching tips

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (16th – 22nd of October) we will expand on where we stand as the Share2Uplift movement and what we still have ahead of us one year from now. We will answer the why, what, how and with whom, question. We will invite you to our upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session on the 19th of October; invite those whom are coaches to come to our 2nd Coaching Platform Curaçao on the 24th of October to discuss deeper collaborations, we will recommend you to the next webinar of SIGE on the 19th of October and we will end with some personal coaching tips from Mark Waldman.


One year to go, where do we stand as the Share2Uplift movement?

The number of disruptive changes will increase not decrease (The WHY). We are in the 4th Industrial Revolution and the coming years we will as humanity experience more change then ever before in such a short time span. For example Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Engineering are some examples on how science and technology is changing the world landscape. But locally we also have a never-ending number of challenges like: Major pending investments in Curacao in transshipment sector, refinery, airport, Damen/Drydock, Hospitality sector investments and numerous challenges in our educational systems and on the workplace, high youth unemployment rate (40 %), excessive and violent crimes, poverty is still pervasive, insufficient integrity in our institutions.


We belief that It is not the sun, sea, wind, geographical position but our human resources and especially the way (The WHAT) we use the abilities of our minds! These abilities are almost limitless especially now that neuro science and positive psychology have also grown rapidly mostly because of the fMRI-technology (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imagery). We are advocates of preparations to adapt to this new world order and to do this, we need a mental upgrade. We need to upgrade our habits and belief systems to a 2.0 version to prevent us from becoming too overwhelmed and dysfunctional. As we continue reading new books, watching you tubes and gaining more experience as a coaches and facilitators of 21st century workshops among clients in Curaçao, we have noticed three vital behaviors (or key habits), that need to be addressed with priority. First what are vital behaviors (keystone habits)? Vital behaviors are the smallest set of actions/habits that lead to the results you want. They are the few high-leverage actions/habits that if you keep doing them, produce the outcomes you're after.

We need to work on:
1) letting people accept 100 % responsibility;

2) developing our Emotional Intelligence and mastery over EQ strategies and

3) mastering the ability to have Crucial Conversations.


100 % responsibility: Having a pro-active mindset and accepting 100 % responsibility over all our decisions made in our lives, will make us far more solution oriented and focused on taking our faith in our own hand, instead of waiting for others to take care of things we ourselves can take care off. It also implies, no blaming, no complaining and having “no excuses” for not doing what you can do yourself.

Developing Emotional Intelligence and master EQ strategies: We, as human beings, are wired to react within fractions of seconds when our instinctual brain perceives danger or treats. Our logical thinking brain reacts only after 7 seconds or more, after we have received an impulse. But we as human beings also have some unique competencies that animals don’t have. We have an independent willpower. We can, after an impulse, choose how we react, before we react. Self-control is a teachable trait. We can train ourselves to react more properly, instead of reacting impulsively when our hot buttons are pushed. By applying emotional intelligence strategies, we are able to improve our Emotional Intelligence and therefore the quality of our interpersonal relations.

Mastering Crucial Conversation: When the stakes are high, emotions can run high and there are differences of opinions, it is important to know how to manage crucial conversation. it would be very beneficial to solve escalation and loose-loose outcomes of these conversations. Because in our personal and professional lives, we will always some way or another, be confronted with the need to have crucial conversations, having mastery over: “How to have crucial conversations” will significantly improve the quality of relationships within our families and at the workplace and therefore the quality of our lives.

To sum up, we firmly belief that by focusing on these 3 vital behaviors, we can improve accountability, our self-confidence and through self-awareness aim to make us more aware of our blind spots. This might even mean, becoming self-aware of how our ego might become a serious obstacle in achieving our higher levels of personal fulfillment.


But, HOW to tap into the limitless possibilities of the minds of our people in Curaçao and with WHOM?
Our goal is to reach 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life to connect dots and align efforts by the end of 2018. By doing just that, Curaçao would become a much better place to life and we would be much better able to deal with the never-ending challenges in our personal and professional life. As core group of Share2Uplift we work on a personal level One-on-One level, but we also gaining more experience in transforming organizations. This we do by starting at the top with the CEO or an Influencer (those whom have a big circle of influence) with One-on-Ones. The rest of the management team and other layers of the organization we then reach via workshops and book discussions on Emotional Intelligence and Crucial Conversations within a group, that basically is a form of group coaching and a platform to exchange experiences among peers, where concepts and real-life situations are being discussed. This adds significantly retention-value to the participants.











We also connect by working on a forming a Coaching Platform Curaçao to create more cross pollination among all local coaches that want to be part of this;

• We highly recommended events, like we used this blog to promote some recent events Living with Integrity conference; Live2Lead web cast organized by Living Leadership Foundation, we highly recommended a master Corporate Governance;

• We commended UoC and SIGE regarding a seminar and workshops on “How to motivate our Youth”. We commended SIGE on the webinars that they introduced as a new outlet to reach teachers and parents;

• We align with (social) entrepreneurs to create value for the whole of the society. We are collaborating with partners to set up a Year-long Executive Course on 21st century mindsets, so that we can be able to cater the needs of growing number of clients interested in upgrading their mental software. Via the foundation Youth Vision 5000 we align with the drivers of Hoben On and JCI’s “Manera bo Bos No tin Dos” and with Greenkidz;

• We collaborated with Biblioteka Nashonal in promoting the serial entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Jean-Pierre Doran in an event in the Auditorium of Biblioteka Nashonal;

• We collaborate to promote reading via our Master Your Mind-platform sessions every 3rd Thursday of the month discussing self-help and personal leadership books;

• We collaborate with Chit Chat Mensings Caminada in promoting audiences to read inspiring and motivational books;

• We offer one-on-one Life coaching services, workshops and My Budget My Challenge (a product aimed at teaching participants financial self-discipline).

• We are willing to connect, promote, align and collaborate with whomever we consider to be like minded and like valued. Feel free to contact us. Send an email to [email protected]

As the core group of Share2Uplift we are focusing on:
1. Value education;

2. 21st century Leadership development and

3. align efforts at least 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life and empower them with 21st century mindsets by the end of 2018.

By continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, expanding our networks and contacts, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao based on “best practices” on value education and leadership development.

Our next Master Your Mind-platform session
On Thursday the 19th of October, we will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

1. “Getting things Done, the art of stress-free productivity”, by David Allen

2. “Focus, the Hidden Driver of Excellence”, by Daniel Coleman

When: Thursday the 19th of October (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE


The second Coaching Platform Curaçao meeting on the 24th of October
On the 30th of June 2017 the core group of Share2uplift and Balance Coaching organized a first get together of all known coaches working on Curaçao. Attendees were asked to identify their needs to improve the professional knowledge; identify needs of clients and the need for improved collaboration among one another. On Tuesday the 24th of October, there will be the second session of the Coaching Platform Curaçao that we will organize.

We will present:

• the results of the brainstorming sessions of the 30th of June;

• register those interested coaches/organizations to share the expertise that they offer that will made available via a virtual platform for those participating and

• discuss how to work on improvement of the knowledge and skills levels of local coaches. If you are a coach you are cordially invited.
Please confirm by sending an E-mail to [email protected] (subject line Coaching Platform Curaçao)
Place: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 6 – 7.30 pm


The next Webinar of SIGE on the 19th of October
We would like to invite all especially teachers and parents for the upcoming next Webinar of SIGE (Sentro di Inovashon Guia Edukashonal).

These Webinars aim to inspire and expand the knowledge of teachers and parents.

On the 19-10-2017 “E bentana di diferensha den klas”, 2.00 pm by Haymond Kerindongo.

Go to www.sige.cw or telephone 7386570/7472700 for more information on the upcoming webinars.


Personal Coaching tip
This week’s personal coaching tips are from Mark Waldman.
SOME GREAT NEUROWISDOM TIPS TO USE WHILE YOU WORK: Can you actually increase work productivity with a single yawn? Or turn on 1200 stress-reducing genes with a single word? Can 60 seconds of daydreaming stimulate creative problem-solving? The answer, according to the latest neuroscience research, is yes! I've put together 21 transformational strategies in a free ebook that you can use to improve virtually every aspect of your work life:launchmoxie.com/neurotips-for-success/


Here's a couple of the "rules" you'll learn about...if you just do these two (and ignore the other 19 brain-changing NeuroTips, you see your success-ratio soar in 7-10 days, guaranteed. And they are all grounded in evidence-based research and proven strategies we teach to our MBA students at Loyola Marymount University.


RULE #1: RELAX!

If you want to remain focused and productive throughout the work day, you need to take three 10-second relaxation breaks each hour. The decision-making processes in your frontal lobe get exhausted after 10-20 minutes of concentration. What are the three fastest ways to relax and refresh your busy brain? Yawning, slow stretching, and gentle stroking of your hands and arms. Yawning slows down over-activity throughout your brain. Super-slow stretching of your neck, shoulders, and arms brings you into the present moment where better decisions are made. Very slow touching of your forearms and hands decreases negative emotions while stimulating the confidence centers in your brain. Download a mindfulness clock onto your computer and cell phone, setting it to go off three times each hour.

RULE #2: LIVE YOUR VALUES

If you want to eliminate stress throughout the entire day and improve the quality of your work, ask yourself this question every morning: “What is my deepest innermost value?” At our College of Business, where I teach, 90% of our students – who run multimillion dollar corporations – report increased work satisfaction and a substantial decrease in stress. If you reflect you your personal, business, and relationship values several times throughout the day, you’ll feel happier and more capable of dealing with difficult issues and conflicts. Repeating a positive value word (like peace, love, integrity, confidence, etc.) for 5-10 minutes will turn on as many as 1200 stress-reducing genes.

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SIGE Webinars, Empowering teachers, Soul Garden Book Club, next MYM Platform session and two coaching tips

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (9th – 16th of October), we will continue to expand on positive developments that we take notice off on Curaçao. We will commend SIGE for launching in September their newest outlet “Webinars”, to share educational concepts and ideas with teachers and parents; we will expand on the focus on the “empowerment of teachers” as was expressed on “The teachers Day on the 5th of October” as part of aiming to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals section 4. We will expand on the alignment with John Maxwell goal on changing the world based on changing countries as expressed in the Live2Lead web cast of the 6th of October again, this perfectly fits in the goals of the Share2Uplift movement to change Curaçao. We will invite you to the next upcoming Soul Garden Book Club member meeting on October the 14th; our next MYM-platform session on the 19th of October and for coaches among you, we cordially invite you to the second Coaching Platform Curaçao meeting on the 24th of October at “Biblioteka Nashonal”. We will end this blog with two personal coaching tips.


Webinars as new 21st century outlet to reach teachers and parents

We would like to commend SIGE (Sentro di Inovashon Guia Edukashonal) for launching webinars as a new outlet to reach teachers and parents in September. These Webinars aim to inspire and expand the knowledge of teachers and parents. They have already presented three webinars up to now and the planning for the coming months is:

On 19-10-2017 “E bentana di diferensha den klas”, 2.00 pm;

On 2-11-2017 “Omgaan met LVB”, 3.00 pm;

On 20-11-2017 “De toolbox for competentie gericht onderwijs” and finally

On the 7-12-2017 “2nd chance to educate”, 3.00 pm.

Go to www.sige.cw or telephone 7386570/7472700 for more information on the upcoming webinars. By using this innovative medium to enable mindset changes and after also in collaboration with UoC (University of Curacao) offering seminars and workshops that we consider best practice 21st century mindsets, SIGE is taking innovative steps to help improve our educational system and help support parents on Curacao. By taking both these actions SIGE is aligned with what the Centre for Curriculum Redesign calls 21st century learning.


World teachers day
On the 5th of October it was the World Teachers Day. The theme this year according to UNESCO was: “Teaching in freedom and empowering teachers”. DOS celebrated this day in Fort Amsterdam (Government Centre of Curaçao) with the minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports; the Prime Minister and the Minister of SOAW.


Minister Mrs. Alcala-Walle shared the commitment of this government to aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal - SDG number 4, which is: “Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning”. For more go to: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ENGLISH_Why_it_Matters_Goal_4_QualityEducation.pdf


Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls in the world. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals.

It was emphasized by the Minister, that teachers and employees working in the educational field in Curaçao are pivotal to achieve these SGD goals by the year 2030 and that the necessary empowerment of teachers in any type of education is considered their highest priority. We commend the government for this consideration.




John Maxwell’s effort to go for an Olympic gold
On the 6th of October the Living Leadership Foundation offered a well organized ‘web cast”- event of this year’s Live2Lead, that was transmitted simultaneously to 300 locations in different parts of the world. The casting this year was spectacular and for those attendees who took notes, there was more then enough offered, as take homes.

Attendees where requested as usual to A.C.T., meaning:
A = Apply;
C = Change and
T = Teach/Transfer.

During the event: Capture notes, and mark the ACT’s.

After the event: Crystalize ACT’S; Priorities 1,2,3 Take ACT’s.

As the coregroup of Share2Uplift we would like to share this with you. I commend Living Leadership Foundation for offering this event every year and save the date next year, it will be on the 12th of October 2018. An emotional John Maxwell at the end of the web cast shared his biggest GOAL in what he called his effort to go for an Olympic gold. Maxwell wants to change the world, by enabling changes in countries. He shared with the attendees that his team is working with people from Guatemala and Paraguay to develop leadership values curriculum, that will be taught to the youth in those two countries. This as a direct spin-off of giving leadership courses to all walks of life in Guatemala in 2013 and in 2017 in collaboration with Guatemala Transforma and in Paraguay (in 2016) aimed at transforming the whole country. We are in awe of this ambitious goal of John Maxwell with his team and it inspired us a lot to just stay our own course. As the core group of Share2Uplift, we too want to transform World teachers day on the 5th of October, by focusing also on ethical leadership development in all walks of life.


Our focus
As the core group of Share2Uplift we are focusing on:

1. Value education and

2. 21st century Leadership development.

We are on our way to identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life by the end of 2018.

We firmly believe, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve.

We therefore want to align efforts at least 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life and empower them with 21st century mindsets by the end of 2018. If these first 250 early adapters would think in possibilities, think positive, collaborate and continuously work on their personal growth, based on accepting 100 % responsibility for their own choices, Curaçao would increase exponentially its problem solving capacity. Curaçao would, within soon become a sustainable, healthy, wealthy and a more happy island.


Whom we are targeting?

So the core-group of Share2Uplift connects deliberately with

1. CEO’s;

2. Influencers being, those whom are “drivers” within their own circle of influence in their respective sector.

3. Those coaches, mentors, trainers and counselors working at enabling mindset changes among their clients for all walks of life.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we want to enable the adaptation of this new 21ste century curriculum in our local educational institutions, but also enable the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes.

How?
But we are continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, expanding our networks and contacts, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao based on “best practices” on value education and leadership development.



Soul Garden Book Club discussion on the 14th of OctoberComing Saturday the 14th of October Haydee Hermans, a core member of the share2uplift, will facilitate a book discussion of “ Make miracles in forty days”, by Meoldy Beattie.

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Place: Soul Garden

For more information go to www.facebook.com/soulgardencuracao/




Our next Master Your Mind-platform session
On Thursday the 19th of October, we will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

1. “Getting things Done, the art of stress-free productivity”, by David Allen

2. “Focus, the Hidden Driver of Excellence”, by Daniel Coleman

When: Thursday the 19th of October (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal. Time: 7 - 8.30 pm. Entrance Fee: FREE


The second Coaching Platform Curacao meeting on the 24th of October
On the 30th of June 2017 the core group of Share2uplift and Balance Coaching organized a first get together of all known coaches working on Curacao. Attendees were asked to identify their needs to improve the professional knowledge; identify needs of clients and the need for improved collaboration among one another. On Tuesday the 24h of October, there will be the second session of the Coaching Platform Curacao that we will organize.

We will present:

• the results of the brainstorming sessions of the 30th of June;

• register those interested coaches/organizations to share the expertise that they offer that will made available via a virtual platform for those participating and

• discuss how to work on improvement of the knowledge and skills levels of local coaches. If you are a coach you are cordially invited.

Place: Biblioteka Nashonal

Time: 6 – 7.30 pm


Personal Coaching tip
This week’s personal coaching tips are from Mark Waldman.

Neurotip # 1:
SAVORING POSITIVE MEMORIES INCREASES HAPPINESS AND FUTURE SUCCESS. The promise of pleasure motivates your brain to take action and pursue goals. Pleasure (mental or physical) is the reward that allows your brain to experience a brief moment of happiness, and if you spend one minute every hour savoring your tiny successes, you'll learn how to create a state of ongoing satisfication with your life.

Recalling a single positive memory and savoring it for 60 seconds will release dopamine and other neurochemicals which, in turn, will lower symptoms of anxiety or depression and will prime key areas in your frontal lobe involved with making key decisions.

Neurotip # 2:
YOU MAY BE TRAUMATIZING YOURSELF, AND ESPECIALLY YOUR CHILDREN, BY WATCHING DISASTERS ON TV. Once again, we are met with violence and tragedy, and my heart goes out to all of those who have been touched by this terrible event. Ever since the 9-11 disaster, researchers continually find that the more you keep watching videos showing death and destruction, the more anxious you’ll become, often reaching a level where you form long-term traumatic memories. The best “protection,” according to dozens of neuroscientists: read the news, don’t watch it! Here’s what the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs says:

• If you find that you feel anxious or stressed after watching a news program, if you feel you cannot turn off the television or participate in recreational activities, or if you have trouble sleeping, you may want to consider limiting the amount and type of media coverage that you are viewing.

• Some strategies that may be useful include limiting viewing just prior to bedtime, reading newspaper and journal articles rather than watching television, and talking to people about the attack as a means of gathering information.

NeuroTip: I recommend that for every minute you spend viewing, reading, or talking about anything negative, you spend a minimum of 3 minutes immersing yourself in positive thoughts, pleasant memories, and self-loving actions. Do this throughout the day whenever you find yourself ruminating on something that causes you to feel anxious, stressed, or depressed. Yes, it’s hard to do.



Positive developments onCuraçao, Chit Chat session, Master Your Mind Platform, Live2Lead and this week tip.

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will continue to expand on positive developments that we take notice off on Curaçao. Like a teambuilding session of VPCO organized on the 26th of September; we will expand on an initiative UoC and SIGE took to present a seminar & workshops from the 27th – 29th of September on: How to motivate our youth based on “Growth versus Fixed Mindset”- approach and “Learning more effective ways, how to learn”; we will invite you to the upcoming Chit Chat session on October the 5th; our next MYM-platform session on the 19th of October and for coaches among you, we cordially invite you to the second Coaching Platform Curaçaomeeting on the 24th of October at “Biblioteka Nashonal”. We will suggest you to attend a highly recommended Live Cast on the 6th of October by “Live2lead” presenting among others John Maxwell and we will present you this week’s personal coaching tip.

VPCO processing their strategic plan
On Tuesday the 26th of September, the schoolboard VPCO (Vereniging Protestants Christelijk Onderwijs) organized a kick-off session for all her teachers and supporting employees. In these sessions, the over 200 attendees were divided in sub groups and every group had a specific task to complete on a designated theme, derived from VPCO’s strategic plan for the coming years. The outcome of every group was to suggest things that VPCO shouldn’t do or never do again and suggestions for improvement. The themes were collegiality/teamwork; a healthy and clean school; ICT in the class-room; parent involvement; pedagogic climate; identity of VPCO; language policy. The groups also had to either create a work of arts or compose a poem or a song and present this as part of using their creative talents and as part of the teambuilding efforts. The Director of VPCO Mrs. Maghali Van der Bunt-George at the closing of the event invited attendees to volunteer for different commissions that would be formed, to further discuss and prepare proposals for the next steps to be taken aimed at implementation of the strategic plan. We were impressed most of all by the in-depth discussions on values in the group discussion on the identity of VPCO. We commend VPCO and their employees for the way they want to take steps to further improve the education they offer to children and youth attending their schools. The session was excellently facilitated by Smartworks (Maya Mathias).


Applaudable initiative of UoC and SIGE on teaching 21st century mindsets

The UoC (University of Curacao) and SIGE (Sentro di Inovashon I Guia Edukashonal) organized on the 27th - 29th of September a symposium and workshops focused on: How to motivate our youth based on “Growth versus Fixed Mindset”- approach and “Learning more effective ways, how to learn”. The symposium and workshops were facilitated by Mrs. Dr. Pieternel Dijkstra. As a social psychologist specialized in the wellbeing of people and the inter-connectedness. She is an author of several books, teacher, scientist and trainer. The goal as it was formulated was to present to professionals the “how to” tap into and stimulate youth to engage in a constructive way in their own wellbeing and future.

Motivation starts with self confidence that a person is able to learn and change, thus that it is worthwhile the efforts to doing this based on a so-called “growth mindset”. (the ability that you can if you work hard enough, you can learn new things and change your habits and behaviors). As we are living in an age of accelerated changes in this 21st century, it is important to adapt to the so-called “Life Learning”- concept. Against this back ground knowing: “how to learn more effectively” is crucial. Of the 14 strategies that Mrs. Dijkstra presented a scientist in a very practical, clear and humoristic way. Her book is available. Go to www.boomtestonderwijs.nl/product/100-68_Effectiever-leren-met-leerstrategieen


We commend UoC and SIGE for this initiative as we consider this to be in total alignment with the efforts of the core group of Share2Uplift, to enable 21st century mindsets among all walks of life. The interest for these seminars and workshops was overwhelming and the organizers had to turn down lots of professionals and other interested people wanting to attend, indicating according to us, a growing collective awareness, that modern effective knowledge and skills to equip our youth are available to prepare them for the 21st century. We are hopeful that we cab expect more initiatives along these lines with these subject matters.


Our focus
As the core group of Share2Uplift we are focusing on:

1. Value education and

2. 21st century Leadership development.

We are on our way to identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life by the end of 2018.

We firmly believe, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve.

We therefore want to align efforts at least 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life and empower them with 21st century mindsets by the end of 2018. If these first 250 early adapters would think in possibilities, think positive, collaborate and continuously work on their personal growth, based on accepting 100 % responsibility for their own choices, Curaçao would increase exponentially its problem solving capacity. Curaçao would, within soon become a sustainable, healthy, wealthy and a more happy island.

Whom we are targeting?
So the core-group of Share2Uplift connects deliberately with

1. CEO’s;

2. Influencers being, those whom are “drivers” within their own circle of influence in their respective sector.

3. Those coaches, mentors, trainers and counselors working at enabling mindset changes among their clients for all walks of life.

As the core group of share2uplift we want to enable the adaptation of this new 21ste century curriculum in our local educational institutions, but also enable the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes.

How?
But we are continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, expanding our networks and contacts, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao based on “best practices” on value education and leadership development.


Our next upcoming Chit Chat session
Coming Thursday the 5th of October Haydee Hermans and Sherlyne Eisden, core members of the Share2Uplift, will facilitate another “Inspirational Get Together”. They will discuss and present the book: “The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent” by Esther and Gerry Hicks.

When: Thursday the 5th of October
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Place: Mensings’s Caimnada “Chit Chat”
For more information go to www.facebook.com/events/518427108494302??ti=ia


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session
On Thursday the 19th of October, we will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

1. “Getting things Done, the art of stress-free productivity”, by David Allen

2. “Focus, the Hidden Driver of Excellence”, by Daniel Coleman

When: Thursday the 19th of October (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE



The second Coaching Platform Curacao meeting on the 24th of October

On the 30th of June 2017 the core group of Share2uplift and Balance Coaching organized a first get together of all known coaches working on Curacao. Attendees were asked to identify their needs to improve the professional knowledge; identify needs of clients and the need for improved collaboration among one another. On Tuesday the 25th of October, there will be the second session of the Coaching Platform Curacao that we will organize. We will present

• the results of the brainstorming sessions of the 30th of June;

• register those interested coaches/organizations to share the expertise that they offer that will made available via a virtual platform for those participating and

• discuss how to work on improvement of the knowledge and skills levels of local coaches. If you are a coach you are cordially invited.

Place: Biblioteka Nashonal

Time: 6 – 7.30 pm



Highly recommended

This year the “Living Leadership Foundation” again is organizing the Live2Lead event. We highly recommend this live cast to all interested in leadership development and self-help.

When: The 6th of October 2017

Where: Santa Barbara Resort

Time: 8.30 am – 12.00 pm

Entrance Fee is now: USD 85,-.

For more information go to Facebook.com/Living Leadership Curaçao or go to Tickets Carribean.


Personal Coaching tip
This week’s personal coaching tip is from Mark Waldman.

CREATE A PLEASURE BOARD AND DO ONE PLEASURABLE ACTIVITY EVERY HOUR WHEN WORKING. You’ll achieve more goals with less stress! If we don’t give our brain small rewards throughout the day, stress levels build up and motivation decreases. However, even a few seconds of pleasure will refresh the brain and increase productivity at work. Without taking regular “pleasure breaks,” we won’t have the patience or perseverance to reach our long-term goals. Here are some one-minute meditations that you can do every hour throughout the day:

1. Do something physically pleasurable. Slowly stretch. Run your fingers through your hair. Wash your face with warm or cool water. Or yawn: it’s a great way to massage your brain.

2. Recall a pleasant memory. Visualize someone you love or an event that brought you deep satisfaction. Or think about a beautiful place you’ve been. Immerse yourself in the memory and you’ll notice that your body relaxes and your mind becomes serene.

3. Think about something you’ve accomplished in the past year and savor the satisfaction it brought you.

4. Think about one thing you feel grateful about, and notice how it makes you feel.

5. Meditate on a word that captures one of your deepest personal or spiritual values. Repeating that word will turn on 1200 stress reducing genes!

6. Give yourself a compliment.

Pleasure is the main motivator for mammalian brains, but we live in a society that often devalues it. Part of this is mired in Western history where sensuality became associated with a distraction from the “higher” virtues. Recent neuroscientific evidence on pleasure shows that it's essential for brain health, so much so that if you don't do something pleasurable many times throughout the day, stress levels will increase and interfere with work productivity.

NeuroTip: Make a pleasure board by writing down every pleasure – large and small - that brought you deep joy and happiness in the past. Write down your most powerful pleasant memories. List the experiences that make you smile now and made you smile in the past. Mindfully meditate on your list and circle all of the small pleasures you still enjoy. Make a commitment to consciously add pleasure to your work day. At work, set a mindfulness clock to go off once an hour (plenty of free apps online). Stop for 10-60 seconds and do something pleasurable from your list. My promise: you’ll be blown away realizing how much you’ve neglected this brain-enhancing exercise. Pleasure releases dopamine, and dopamine makes you more conscious and willing to work harder to achieve the things you desire the most. For more great NeuroTips to become more motivated and achieve more goals, read NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness, and Success (Mark Waldman and Chris Manning).


Succesful Integrity Conference, Next Master Your Mind-platform session, Upcoming workshops and Coaching Tip

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand on The deregulation of Integrity workshop”, organized by Leading with Integrity Foundation. We will invite you to our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 19th of October; we will invite you to some interesting highly recommended workshops and we will end with a personal coaching tip.


The case for intrinsic integrity
During a packed, very well organized and lively conference at the Santa Barbara Hospitality Resort on the 22nd of October the “Leading with Integrity Foundation” organized a successful first conference on Integrity. The conference was also attended by the Governor Mrs. Lucille George-Wout, the prime-minister Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath whom opened the conference with a speech of his own, the Minister of BPD Mr. Armin Conquet, members of parliament as well as civils servants and people from different walks of life.
The theme of the conference was: “Deregulation of Integrity”.


During the conference, the speakers addressed the issue of Integrity (Integrity defined as: Being whole and undivided) from a different angle, stating that Integrity arises from a deep internal conviction and not by complying to the rules and regulations. It was even questioned rhetorically in an excellent presentation by Sidney Genoveva, if we needed any more additional laws or regulations in Curacao. We have many laws and regulations trying to guarantee integrity in our institutions and overall society, but still have experienced serious breaches of Integrity of late.

Mr. Nelson Foendoe, chairman of the Leading for Integrity Foundation, in his introductory speech quoted a Transparency International report of 2013, where it was stated that we have some strong pillars, the strongest being our Judiciary Institutions (prosecutor’s office and our courts), Ombudsman, ARC (General Auditor), SOAB (Government Internal Auditor), but on the other hand we also have weaknesses partially caused by a lack of money, human resources and lack of enough priority. Mr. Foendoe explained that we have way too many incidences and breaches of Integrity in our society, like:

• Corruption: the use of one’s position for private gain;

• Briberies;

• Hiding information and preventing a smooth transition of power;

• Retaliation against employees;

• Airing of news items without verification.

By denying these moral issues within our society, the lack of Integrity will create a situation where people will increasing distrust their leaders, distrust politics, creating a downward spiral. It is a known fact that countries with strong institutions with high levels of Integrity, prosper more to the benefit of their respective populations.


Hence, the need to teach the people to act out of conviction, the need to teach people morals & values. The Neurolgist Caroline Leaf was cited saying, that we as human beings, are wired and created for love, honesty, truth, righteousness and genuineness. The “Leading for Integrity Foundation” clearly states, that their spirituality is based on the Bible to get the answer on the question: “..Whose morals and values should you be looking for guidance..?”.

According to Mr. Nelson Foendoe, the foundation “Leading with Integrity” was founded in 2014. They felt that they needed to do something about the deterioration of the morals and values in our society. So the foundation started to act based on their mission statement: “To equip leaders of the community in order for them to inspire those around them to live of integrity as individuals impacting the community they are part of”. For this reason, they have offered companies, non-profit organizations, the university, political parties, and churches on Curacao, Bonaire and Surinam in the past three years free workshop and presentations. They also offer coaching and educational materials (for example a Book written by Nelson Foendoe: “De drievoudige snoer”, which can be ordered). It is their intention to organize similar type of conferences once a year.

As the core-group of Share2Uplift we consider “Leading with Integrity” totally aligned with what we are also aiming at on values and being ethical. As Share2uplift our goal is to: By the end of 2018, to empower, connect and align 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life with 21st century mindsets. Share2uplift also aims at enabling ethical leaders of our society and whereby by ethical we mean, leaders with Integrity.

We commend the foundation to have taken this initiative and we will support them where-ever and when-ever possible. We are happy to have discovered the work of “Leading with Integrity” and consider them one of the drivers on Curacao addressing integrity, values and morality in our society. For more information go to www.lwi-foundation.org or Facebook page: Leading with Integrity.

Our focus
As the core group of Share2Uplift we are focusing on:

1. Value education and
2. 21st century Leadership development.

We are on our way to identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life by the end of 2018.
We firmly believe, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve.

We therefore want to align efforts at least 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life and empower them with 21st century mindsets by the end of 2018. If these first 250 early adapters would think in possibilities, think positive, collaborate and continuously work on their personal growth, based on accepting 100 % responsibility for their own choices, Curaçao would increase exponentially its problem solving capacity. Curaçao would, within soon become a sustainable, healthy, wealthy and a more happy island.

Whom we are targeting?
So the core-group of Share2Uplift connects deliberately with

1. CEO’s;
2. Influencers being, those whom are “drivers” within their own circle of influence in their respective sector.
3. Those coaches, mentors, trainers and counselors working at enabling mindset changes among their clients for all walks of life.

As the core group of share2uplift we want to enable the adaptation of this new 21ste century curriculum in our local educational institutions, but also enable the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes.

How?
But we are continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, expanding our networks and contacts, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao based on “best practices” on value education and leadership development.


Next Master Your Mind-platform session
On Thursday the 19th of October we will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

1. “Getting things Done, the art of stress-free productivity”, by David Allen

2. “Focus, the Hidden Driver of Excellence”, by Daniel Coleman

When: Thursday the 19th of October (the 3rd Thursday of the month)

Where: Biblioteka Nashonal

Time: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance Fee: FREE




Highly recommended: Live2Lead event
This year the “Living Leadership Foundation” again is organizing the Live2Lead event. We highly recommend this live cast to all interested in leadership development and self-help.

When: The 6th of October 2017

Where: Santa Barbara Resort

Time: 8.30 am – 12.00 pm

Entrance Fee is now: USD 85,-.

For more information go to Facebook.com/Living Leadership Curaçao or go to Tickets Carribean.






Highly recommended: “How to stimulate Motivation among Youth”
The UoC (University of Curacao) and SIGE (Sentro di Inovashon I Guia Edukashonal) are organizing on the 27, 28 and 29 of September a symposium and workshops focused on how to stimulate motivation among Youth.

Place: Aula UoC

When : Symposium : 27 september 2017, van 14.00 – 17.30 uur

Workshop 1 : 28 september 2017, van 08.30 – 12.00 uur

Workshop 2 : 28 september 2017, van 14.00 – 17.30 uur

Workshop 2 : 29 september 2017, van 14.00 – 17.30 uur

By whom: Mrs. Dr. Pieternel Dijkstra. As a social psychologist she is specialized in the well being of people and the inter-connectiveness. She is an author of several books, teacher, scientist and trainer.

The goal is to present professionals the “how to” tap into and stimulate youth to engage in a constructive way in their own wellbeing and future. Motivation starts with self confidence that a person is able to learn and change, thus worthwhile the efforts to doing this based on a so-called “growth mindset”. (the ability that you can if you work hard enough, you can learn new things and change your habits and behaviors).

The perceived outcome is that attendees will know how to tap and stimulate a growth mindset among youth, as part of teaching them a healthy life style. As it is all about enabling growth mindsets, we applaud this initiative of UoC and SIGE.


Personal coaching tip
This week’s personal coaching tips are from Mark Waldman:

Pleasure motivates us to take action and pursue goals that will reward us with a deep sense of mental and physiological pleasure. Even recalling a positive memory will release dopamine and other neurochemicals which, in turn, will lower symptoms of anxiety or depression. In fact, the promise of a pleasurable experience will prime key areas in your frontal lobe involved with making key decisions, and there is increasing evidence that it enhances your conscious ability to take action.

NeuroTip # 1: The fastest way to stimulate the motivation-and-reward circuits in your brain is to consciously engage in any pleasurable activity….but you need to do 1-3 minutes every hour. Otherwise the stress neurochemicals that build up from focused work will undermine your ability to savor your progress and success. And if you really want to make pleasure part of your spiritual journey, follow this variation of Henry Miller’s advice: pray and meditate as you like and die happy. You don’t have to follow any guru or sacred text (nobody does anyway, even in fundamentalist communities!). Instead, practice those prayers and meditations that bring you the deepest pleasure. Our research shows that you should only engage in spiritual activities for as long as it feels good, then stop, even if it was only for 60 seconds. That’s all you brain needs to generate inner peace and serenity.

NeuroTip # 2: Make a pleasure board by writing down every pleasure – large and small - that brought you deep joy and happiness in the past. Write down your most powerful pleasant memories. List the experiences that make you smile now and made you smile in the past. Mindfully meditate on your list and circle all of the small pleasures you still enjoy. Make a commitment to consciously add pleasure to your work day. At work, set a mindfulness clock to go off once an hour (plenty of free apps online). Stop for 10-60 seconds and do something pleasurable from your list. My promise: you’ll be blown away realizing how much you’ve neglected this brain-enhancing exercise. Pleasure releases dopamine, and dopamine makes you more conscious and willing to work harder to achieve the things you desire the most.


Jean-Pierre Doran's goals, this week upcoming Master Your Mind platform session, upcoming events and this week tip

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand on the author and serial entrepreneur Jean-Pierre Doran that we have met personally last Thursday during his presentation at Biblioteka Nashonal. We will invite you for our next upcoming Master Your Mind platform session on Thursday the 21st of September where we will present two very interesting books; we will invite you to some interesting upcoming events and we will end with this week’s personal coaching tip.


“Every person has a purpose in life to contribute to a better world”

Last Thursday at the “Biblioteka Nashonal” we met “live in person” Jean-Pierre Doran during his animated and inspiring presentation. We were introduced to him via “Biblioteka Nashonal” and we googled his website before we met him in person. Jean-Pierre during his presentation shared with the attendees how he used some of his personal challenges and experiences in life, to turn these into positives. He has written two books “Ontdek jouw levensdoel, de ultieme gids naar geluk en vrijheid” and “22 wijsheden” and by the end of this year his third book will be published. Next year in 2018 his fourth book is due to be published.

His goal in life is: “To coach, motivate and inspire people so that they can improve the quality of their lives”. But at the other hand he is convinced that: “Every single person has a purpose in life to contribute to a better world”.
When doing business, people used to ask him, how he managed to achieved so much in his life in such a short period of time, while also becoming a farther and raising his children at a young age. These questions triggered him to dedicate his life to teaching, enabling, coaching and inspiring others to also become successful in their lives. Jean-Pierre teaches people, step-by-step to change their mindset, so that they can discover what they really want to achieve in life. Furthermore he teaches them to set goals and really achieve these. He uses business instincts and experiences to teach and enable entrepreneurs how to transform their companies into a success. For example he shared with us how he enabled a company owned by 4 students, to increase their initially stagnant turn-over of 40.000,- Euro to over a turn over now of over 1 million Euro, by re-vamping their structure.

Although he is already successful as a serial entrepreneur, he still has lots of big goals. One of these BIG GOALS is that he wants to address, as a motivational and inspirational speaker, a crowd of 40.000 people in the Amsterdam arena.
Jean-Pierre is focusing now on the Dutch market and writes in Dutch, but as he was born and raised in Curaçao, of late he is seriously considering to start living in two worlds, meaning living in the Netherlands but coming frequently (every two months) to Curaçao to contribute to the development of the people of Curaçao. Jean-Pierre in spite of his youth is owner of ForWorth (publishing company); Barbershops; an ICT-company (Dotcompass); a Hair Extension Salon; an Administration Company and also Forworth Academy (where he offers personal, business advisory and investment coaching and speakers assignments).

We asked him how he assesses the potential of Curaçao? He is convinced that there are lots of opportunities on Curaçao including opportunities for export purposes. Jean-Pierre has been very busy giving different workshops on the island in August/September on business development and we are convinced that we have not heard the last of him. As the core group of Share2Uplift we were impressed to have met an awakening giant and will explore ways and means to deepen our mutual connections and align efforts aimed at changing Mindsets of all walks of life on Curaçao. For more information on Jean Pierre coaching and speaking services, go to forworthacademy.nl/

Our focus
As the core group of Share2Uplift we are focusing on:
1. Value education and
2. 21st century Leadership development.

We are on our way to identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life by the end of 2018.
We firmly believe, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve.
We therefore want to align efforts at least 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life and empower them with 21st century mindsets by the end of 2018. If these first 250 early adapters would think in possibilities, think positive, collaborate and continuously work on their personal growth, based on accepting 100 % responsibility for their own choices, Curaçao would increase exponentially its problem solving capacity. Curaçao would, within soon become a sustainable, healthy, wealthy and a more happy island.

Whom we are targeting?
So the core-group of Share2Uplift connects deliberately with
1. CEO’s;
2. Influencers being, those whom are “drivers” within their own circle of influence in their respective sector.
3. Those coaches, mentors, trainers and counselors working at enabling mindset changes among their clients for all walks of life.

As the core group of share2uplift we want to enable the adaptation of this new 21ste century curriculum in our local educational institutions, but also enable the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes.

How?
But we are continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, expanding our networks and contacts, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao based on “best practices” on value education and leadership development.

Our next Master Your Mind-platform session coming Thursday the 21st of September

We will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

“Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Willpower”, by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
“An immensely rewarding book, filled with ingenious research, wise advice, and insightful reflections on the human condition” New York Times book review.

And we will also present:“The five levels of Leadership, prove steps to Maximize your potential”, by New York Times best selling author John Maxwell.

When: Thursday the 21st of September (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE



Highly recommended
We would highly recommend to attend “The deregulation of Integrity workshop”, organized by Leading with Integrity Foundation.

When: Friday the 22nd of September
Where: Santa Barbara Beach Resort
Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Entrance Fee: USD 95,- including lunch
For more information go to www.lwi-foundation.org/ or watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQtVXrosp1E



Highly recommended
This year Living Leadership Foundation again is organizing the Live2Lead event. We highly recommend this live cast to all interested in leadership development and self-help.

When: The 6th of October 2017

Where: Santa Barbara Resort

Time: 8.30 am – 12.00 pm

Entrance Fee: USD 97,-.

For more information go to Facebook.com/Living Leadership Curaçao or
go to Tickets Carribean.







Highly recommended
“How to stimulate Motivation among Youth”

The UoC (University of Curacao) and SIGE (Sentro di Inovashon I Guia Edukashonal) are organizing on the 27, 28 and 29 of September a symposium and workshops focused on how to stimulate motivation among Youth.

Place: Aula UoC

When : Symposium : 27 september 2017.
14.00 – 17.30 PM

Workshop 1 : 28 september 2017.
08.30 – 12.00 AM

Workshop 2 : 28 september 2017.
14.00 – 17.30 PM

Workshop 2 : 29 september 2017.
14.00 – 17.30 PM

By whom: Mrs. Dr. Pieternel Dijkstra

The goal is to present professionals the “how to” tap into and stimulate youth to engage in a constructive way in their own wellbeing and future. Motivation starts with self confidence that a person is able to learn and change, thus worthwhile the efforts to doing this based on a so-called “growth mindset”. (the ability that you can if you work hard enough, you can learn new things and change your habits and behaviors).

The perceived outcome is that attendees will know how to tap and stimulate a growth mindset among youth, as part of teaching them a healthy life style. You can subscribe via this link: www.uoc.cw/symposium
Naf. 65,00 before the 15th September 2017. As it is all about enabling growth mindsets, we applaud this initiative of UoC and SIGE.


Personal coaching tip
This week’s personal coaching tips are from Mark Waldman.

SAVORING - A KEY INGREDIENT IN POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, AND A NEW STRATEGY FOR PRACTICING MINDFULNESS. Most forms of therapy, coaching, and teaching focus on one of three areas: reducing the effects of distress, solving a particular problem, and/or building new skills to achieve specific goals. When a problem lingers, two other strategies are often employed: coping and acceptance.

The practice of mindfulness introduced a new strategy that has become one of the most effective ways to deal with negative feelings and thoughts: observing them without judgment. You dispassionately watch them as if they are scenes on a giant movie screen, with you sitting in the audience, just taking notes. This neurologically “dampens” the experience of any emotional state. Neuroimaging studies show that this changes the functioning of your brain, allowing you to experience greater serenity, confidence, and optimism.

Positive psychology introduced the concept of savoring the positive experiences and memories in your life. You give your full conscious attention to the pleasant aspects of your life. This too enhances the functioning of your brain. In 2005 social psychologist Fred Bryant introduced the first studies on savoring , which occurs when you deliberately try to enhance and prolong the positive feeling or memory. Technically speaking, this is not mindfulness, where you simply observe the constant flow of any thought, feeling, or sensation – positive or negative – as it flows through your conscious mind. Savoring is designed to create stronger, more intense memories that can be recalled at a later time. In Bryant’s new book, Savoring, he writes:

“By the term savoring, we mean something different from mere pleasure, although savoring and pleasure are intimately connected concepts. When one savors, one is aware of pleasure and appreciates the positive feelings one is experiencing. But by experiencing pleasure, one does not necessarily savor. Attentive and appreciative awareness of the pleasure must also occur….[and] some degree of mindfulness and meta-awareness has to be attached.”

The research shows that you need to create the habit of regularly savoring different aspects of your life to increase your sense of well-being, happiness and satisfaction, and it is especially important to master as you grow older. In fact, adding savoring strategies to your daily routine will reduce symptoms of depression. Brain scan studies support these psychological findings showing increased activity in the neural circuits involved with emotional resilience.

In NeuroCoaching, the client remains in a mindful state of awareness throughout the session, learning how to dampen the reaction to negative thoughts, feelings, and memories and to then savor the positive ones that emerge during the conversation with the NeuroCoach. It is the combination of dampening and savoring that contributes to the disruption of painful and traumatic memories, and in my experience the practice of mindfully savoring every positive moment that arises during a coaching or therapy session makes the NeuroCoaching protocol more effective than other documented savoring interventions.

For an academic overview of research on savoring, see:
www.mentorcoach.com/bryant/1.%20%20BryantJWellBeing%20(1).pdf

NeuroTip: Try savoring right now. Pick any positive memory and relive it as if it were happening for the first time. Now inscrease the positive feelings (as though you had a volume dial on your pleasure center in your brain). Loose yourself in the pleasure. You can even stroke your arms and hands in the most pleasurable way possible and this will deepen the positive elements of that memory. Normally we ignore pleasant experiences, and this why a person ends up feeling chronically anxious, worried, pessimistic, or depressed.

SAVOR YOUR TINY POSITIVE MOMENTS AND YOU'LL ENHANCE THE NEURAL FUNCTIONING OF YOUR ENTIRE BRAIN!


Positive developments, Focus of Share2Uplift, MYM-platform session, Meet Jean-Pierre Doran, Live2Lead and more...

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog we will expand a little on certain positive developments that we have taking notice of these past weeks; we will explain how the core group of Share2Uplift is adapting its focus on Influencers in the “bario’s” as part of our focus to reach all walks of life; we will invite you in collaboration with “Biblioteka Nashonal” to an interesting “Meet Jean-Pierre Doran” on the 14th of September in the “Biblioteka Nashonal”; we will invite you attend our next MYM-platform session on the 21st of September; we will invite you to attend: “The Deregulation of Integrity”-conference, by Leading with Integrity Foundation on the 22nd of September; we will invite you to attend this year’s Live2Lead on the 6th of October organized by Living Leadership Foundation and we will end this week’s blog with two personal coaching tips.


Increasing number of dilemma’s because of developments in science & technology

We are living in a world where the number of dilemmas for all walks of life will increase more than exponentially. The combinatorial changes in science and technology are making it mandatory to prepare ourselves to adapt. (Download our powerpoint presentation “Prepare to SSdapt” for more by going to www.share2uplift.org and then to About share2uplift). Curacao will have to incorporate this 21st century curriculum in the educational systems and also in the curriculum of our workplaces, the sooner the better. Go to Charles Fadel Centre of Curriculum Redesign link for more curriculumredesign.org/ on the so-called Four-Dimensional Education.


Local challenges

On top of these challenges we also have local challenges like lack of values, norms and integrity in our political institutions, the increasingly violent crimes taking place, a high rate of youth unemployment, challenges with our educational system and pervasive poverty.
At the other hand, we see that there are lots of known opportunities underway because of pending investments in our transshipment sector in Bullenbaai; upgrade of our refinery or the construction of a new one; investments in the Ship-repair sector and Harbor sector; new investments in the airport area; new investments in the hospitality sector and all this requires close attention to the mindsets of the workers involved in these sectors.


Our focus

As the core group of Share2Uplift we are focusing on:

1. Value education and

2. 21st century Leadership development.

We are on our way to identify 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life by the end of 2018.

We firmly believe, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve.

We therefore want to align efforts at least 250 ethical leaders from all walks of life and empower them with 21st century mindsets by the end of 2018. If these first 250 early adapters would think in possibilities, think positive, collaborate and continuously work on their personal growth, based on accepting 100 % responsibility for their own choices, Curaçao would increase exponentially its problem solving capacity. Curaçao would, within soon become a sustainable, healthy, wealthy and a more happy island.



Whom we are targetting

So the core-group of Share2Uplift connects deliberately with

1. CEO’s;

2. Influencers being, those whom are “drivers” within their own circle of influence in their respective sector.

3. Those coaches, mentors, trainers and counselors working at enabling mindset changes among their clients for all walks of life.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we want to enable the adaptation of this new 21ste century curriculum in our local educational institutions, but also enbale the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes.

How?
But we are continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, expanding our networks and contacts, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao based on “best practices” on value education and leadership development.
Contacts from all walks of life:
Of late we have started to build contacts with “Unidat di Bario” and we are looking to collaborate with more Influencers involved in “Building up more cohesive Bario’s” to create value, where possible, based on shared goals and shared values. We will come back to this later.

Recent commendable initiatives
University of Governance 3.0

We would like to commend Miguel Goede for his Corporate Governance Masterclass held on the 7th & 8th of September. The conceptual content, personal stories presented by the presenters, were excellent. It is recommendable to continue to offer these masterclasses either as open workshops or closed “in house” masterclasses for organizations aiming to strengthen their governance in an increasing complex environment. For more go to WWW.UNIVERSITYOFGOVERNANCE.COM or www.miguelgoede.com / E. [email protected] / M. (5999) 5616853 / SkypeID: miguelgoede


Un Focus Diferente
We would like to commend Eldrion Regina and his Un Focus Diferente team on his latest activity, a movie presente

d as we understood to over 10.000 youth in the Movies. Over 55 schools have send their youth to this movie, where Eldrion presented a cast of role models from the world of sports Jemyma Betrian and arts & culture (Francis Sling, painter, brothers Navarro, Dongo) and interviewed a group of miss Teenage participants on thepersonal insecurities. All aimed at inspiring our youth to live up to their dreams and overcome their fears and anxieties. For more go to www.facebook.com/fundashon1focusdiferente/







Manera mi Bos no tin Dos
We would also like to commend JCI UC Curaçao, Nashantara Romer and Janice La Baste for their initiative to organize for the 3rd edition of this speakers assignment event. In this speakers assignment youth between 16 till 23 years will be prepared to address an audience (speakers skills); will have to express themselves in Papiamento (upgrade their Papiamento); will learn to express themselves on Milennial Development Goals (content) and ultimately will learn to look at and present and points of view on subject matters even if that is not their opinion. This project will start of the 18th of September till the end of November.







Meet Jean-Pierre Doran
In collaboration with Biblioteka Nashonal we are jointly organizing “Meet Jean-Pierre Doran” this coming Thursday the 14th of September. Jean-Pierre as the writer of “Ontdek jouw levensdoel, de ultieme gids naar geluk en vrijheid” and “22 wijsheden”. He is also an inspirational speaker, coach, owner of ForWorth Academy. For more information go to www.forworthacademy.nl/ and www.de22wijsheden.nl/#

Save the date.
Day: Thursday the 14th of September
Time: 7 – 8.30 pm|
Place: Biblioteka Nashonal
Entrance: Free.


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 21st of September
We will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

“Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Willpower”, by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

“An immensely rewarding book, filled with ingenious research, wise advice, and insightful reflections on the human condition” New York Times book review.

And we will also present:

“The five levels of Leadership, prove steps to Maximize your potential”, by New York Times best selling author John Maxwell.

When: Thursday the 21st of September (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE


Highly recommended
We would highly recommend to attend “The deregulation of Integrity workshop”, organized by Leading with Integrity Foundation.

When: Friday the 22nd of September
Where: Santa Barbara Beach Resort



Time: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Entrance Fee: USD 95,- including lunch
For more information go to www.lwi-foundation.org/ or watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQtVXrosp1E

This year Living Leadership Foundation again is organizing the Live2Lead event. We highly recommend this live cast to all interested in leadership development and self-help.

When: The 6th of October 2017
Where: Santa Barbara Resort
Time: 8.30 am – 12.00 pm
Entrance Fee: USD 97,-.
For more information go to Facebook.com/Living Leadership Curaçao or go to Tickets Carribean .



Personal coaching tip

This week’s personal coaching tips are from Mark Waldman:

Coaching tip # 1:

HUG YOUR WORRISOME BRAIN! There's always a part of your brain (your right prefrontal cortex) that is specifically programmed to worry. This "skeptic" is there to make sure you don't impulsively act before making sure that you are making a wise decision. But it chatters endlessly and if you aren't diligent you can get caught up in in and begin to think that those negative thoughts are real. THEY ARE NOT! Instead, watch those thoughts without judgment and see if any of them are useful. If not, continue to observe the worry some thoughts and you'll see that they fade away in 10-30 seconds, only to be replaced by new ones!

NeuroTip: Write down, on a piece of paper, and below, one of your more common worrisome thoughts. Now yawn, stretch and relax and "invite" your mind to play with the negativity. Watch how it changes and fades away. Congratulations! You've just enhanced your brain's ability to be more emotionally balanced!


Coaching tip # 2:

Pleasure Increases Productivity

Herb Banson at Harvard states: It is important to notice stress. This happens usually after a 25 or 30 minutes intense work or concentration. Take a sixty seconds pleasure break to power your stressed out brain. Pleasure is the name of this game because it stimulates the motivation center of your brain. All you have to do is something entirely different for a minute or two. Something you really enjoy. For example run in place for 30 seconds/ Raise your hands as you emerge yourself in the sensations of the water/massage your scalp/ go play with your dog/ savoring a drink and enjoy every drop / then throw yourself again in focused work your productivity will increase and you will eliminate your potential for burn out.

Write down 10 pleasurable things that you enjoy doing that can be performed in 60 seconds or less:

1. Eat a healthy bite;

2. take some breathes

3. meditate one minute

4. do some exercises/ squads

5. read one page of my book I am reading at that moment

6. go play and the head of the dogs

7. surf the net

8. clean the house

9. enjoy our garden and see how it is doing

10. select some pictures with quotes to be uploaded/look at the imges I uploaded this day

Ask your inner voice/intuitive mind one more thing that you can to the list

1. For example: Think about Loved One

Neurotip: Look at this list after every 25 minutes break and your stress levels will go down, your irritability will disappear, productivity will go up and when you are at work everyone around you will neurologically will resonate the pleasure and peacefulness you feel in that present moment


Value education, Master Your Mind-platform session, meet the writer Jean-Pierre Doran, workshop Corporate Governance and this week tips

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (4th of September – 10th of September) we will expand on the “Why” and the “Need for value education” as part of our Internal Hygiene. We will invite you for our next upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session on the 21st of September; but we will also invite you for an activity we are organizing in collaboration with Biblioteka Nashonal to introduce you to Jean-Pierre Doran, a locally born writer, living in Holland for the 14th of September before he leaves back to Holland; we will invite you in our last call for the coming highly recommended workshop on Corporate Governance on Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of September and we will end with a personal coaching tip.


Why value education?

The need for value education and ethics is on a rise. We are living in a world where the tempo of changes because of technological changes and developments in science, will accelerate. These changes will develop faster than exponential and there will be, what is called “a combinatorial explosion” of changes in this “fourth Industrial revolution”. We will have to deal with the rise of Robotics, increased used of Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Re-engineering.
We are also seeing increasing numbers of political leaders and high ranked executives in the private and public sector all over the world, including Curaçao, being condemned or prosecuted because of their involvement in corruptive acts.
We are being shaken at times by violent acts that are more and more catching our attention, either because of terrorist acts in certain European cities or increasingly violent crimes on Curaçao, triggering us to ask ourselves “How could it have come so far”? After each terrorist or violent attack, the standard operational procedure seems to be to increase security - and at the same time hope for more peace and less crime. One may wonder if contra-violence really effectively prevents new violence on itself.

The need for value education
Because of all these rapid changes in science and technology, the number of dilemmas either privately or at the workplace are also increasing. Life is becoming more complex. But how to deal with these dilemmas in a more thoughtful way?

What better way to deal with these dilemmas than to have developed and maintained a solid “moral compass” to consult, before deciding what to do.
What better way to work on prevention than to develop integrity procedures so the enable appropriate behaviors in our institutions among the rank and file employees and executives. But at the same time also work on the education of the executives and employees of these institutions (in that order), on values and norms.
We are living in a world where we educate ourselves and our children to take care of our external hygiene, we teach them to take care of their teeth, their body, their hair, but we pay insufficient attention to internal hygiene and inner peace. We hardly educate our children and ourselves in internal hygiene and inner peace. But as our ability as human beings to learn new behaviors are substantial, once we understand the benefits to be gained from learning a new behavior/habits, it is possible to teach how to discover everybody’s unique values and teach strategies to strengthen our internal hygiene. These are all learnable skills and extremely important for all leaders, teachers, journalists, other Influencers and our children, youth and others from all walks of life. More value education must become a subject matter at schools and on work floors starting at the top. It increases our mental hygiene, both on a personal level and in the society overall.

How?

We are noticing an increasing number of initiative being undertaken on Curaçao.

For example:
we have and will continue to collaborate as with Greenkidz  initiated, developed and driven by Maya Matthias, Ivonne Zegveld and Ella Rosa supported by over 35 professionals supporting this movement as volunteers, as a movement aiming value education for youth from 9 – 12 years old offering lessons to an increasing number of schools and children focusing on making Curaçao greener, cleaner, healthier and safer;

• we have taken notice of the fact that on the 22nd of September by “Leading with Integrity Foundation”  president is mr. Nelson Fundador is offering a workshop “The deregulation of Integrity” with Abdu Murray as keynote speaker and Sidney Genoveva also as speaker/facilitator. Their focus is to address integrity not as a result of rules and control mechanisms, but rather originating from a more intrinsically motivated conviction;

• we have taken notice that Government & Integrity is offering different Integrity courses onCuraçao improve the Integrity of an organization give those in the organizations the tools to make the right decisions;

• the intention of the new government to start with an Integrity Office.

As the core group of Share2Uplift we will continue to connect dots and align efforts to create an increasing powerful momentum for value based education and 21st mindsets. We commend all the mentioned initiatives and will explore how we could help create more synergy via collaboration.

Role of Share2Uplift
The core group of Share2Uplift believes, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve. As the core group of Share2Uplift we want to enable the adaptation of the curriculum of the local educational institutions the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes. We do this via: book presentations and book discussions, coaching, workshops “21st century mindsets & skills sets”, My Budget My Challenge workshops & coaching. We are also continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao. As the core group of Share2Uplift we are now, offering coaching services and 21st mindsets courses and skills sets, to prepare and be able to render the highest quality services for the demand that unmistakenly will increase exponentially, within soon on Curaçao.

Meet Jean-Pierre Doran
In collaboration with Biblioteka Nashonal we are jointly organizing “Meet Jean-Pierre Doran” on the 14th of September. Jean-Pierre as the writer of “Ontdek jouw levensdoel, de ultieme gids naar geluk en vrijheid” and “22 wijsheden”. He is also an inspirational speaker, coach, owner of ForWorth Academy. For more information go to www.forworthacademy.nl/ and www.de22wijsheden.nl/#
Save the date.
Day: Thursday the 14th of September
Time: 7 – 8.30 pm
Place: Biblioteka Nashonal
Entrance: Free.




Our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 21st of September

We will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

“Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Willpower”, by Roy F. Baumeister

“An immensely rewarding book, filled with ingenious research, wise advice, and insightful reflections on the human condition” New York Times book review.

And we will also present:
“The five levels of Leadership, prove steps to Maximize your potential”, by New York Times best selling author John Maxwell.

When: Thursday the 21st of September (the 3rd Thursday of the month)

Where: Biblioteka Nashonal

Time: 7 - 8.30 pm

Entrance Fee: FREE

Highly recommended Masterclass corporate governance and last call


You will receive a certificate.
For registration or more information
W. www.miguelgoede.com / E. [email protected] / M. (5999) 5616853 / SkypeID: miguelgoede


Personal coaching tip

This week’s personal coaching tip is from Eric Barker. It is about “New Neuroscience Reveals 3 Secrets That Will Make You Emotionally Intelligent”.
Check this link for more information on this article.

How to be more emotionally intelligent?

• Emotions are concepts: They're not hardwired or universal. They're learned.

• Emotional intelligence starts with emotional granularity: If your doctor came back with a diagnosis of "you're sick", you'd sue the quack for malpractice. Doctors need to be able to distinguish between "chancre" and "cancer." And you need to know the difference between "sad" and "lonely."

• Emotional intelligence is in the dictionary: You can't feel Fremdschämen if you don't know what it is. So learn new emotion words so you can feel new emotions and increase your emotional granularity.

• Create new emotions: We could all use a little more "passion-o-rama" in our lives. Name those unnamed feelings you have and share them with others to make them real.




POP-UP Your Life, next Master Your Mind-platform session, Corporate Governance masterclass and this week personal coaching tips.

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (28th of August till 4th of September) we will expand on Stichting MaDi and Dr. Jurenne Hooi, director of this foundation seated in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost presentation on the 25th of August and their remarkable results in improving the lives of participants in POP-UP Your Life. We will invite you for our next Master Your Mind-platform session. We will invite you to a highly recommended Corporate Governance masterclass on the 7th & 8th of September and we will end with two personal coaching tips.


MaDi a success story on mindset changes from Amsterdam Zuid-Oost
MaDi is a foundation seated in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost (check www.madizo.nl/).
MaDi helps those living in Amsterdam Zuidoost and Diemen to solve social, personal and financial problems. Their approach is totally client based. MaDiZo stimulates self-leadership of their clients and stimulates their participation in the society and strengthens their problem-solving abilities. MaDiZo is all about innovation, prevention and information aimed at enhancing the social resilience of those living in Amsterdam Zuidoost and Diemen. Check this link Budget awareness Alles is mogelijk - YouTube.

On the 25th of August we attended a presentation by the director of MaDi, Dr. Jurenne Hooi organized by the Ministry of SOAW to a meeting room full of NGO-leaders. Jurenne managed to inspire and give hope to a lot of the attendees attending this session. Our biggest take-away of this morning was, that there is a best practice method for people in poverty and with debt that can be used to solve some of the challenges we have on the island. The success formula used in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost could be “customized” and used to change mindsets on Curacao and improve the lives of many living now in poverty on the island.





Here are some high-lights of her presentation, that:
• "Money without a moral compass is the devil”;

• They use an approach that is Integral, Customized and Multi-disciplinary;

• MaDi has developed a proven method that makes the change successful because of the total alignment between Vision; Sense of Urgency; A plan; The resources; Competencies of those involved in the offering the interventions, they have everybody aligned including the police (call them neighborhood directors) that are also involved so to maximize the support;

• They accept, that “poverty stress” exists among those with debt problems, meaning that because of this stress, they react impulsive and at times totally contrary to their long term interest. So through the help they offer their clients (Participants, “Deelnemers” some breathing space is created, so that they can work on their skills levels through a “POP-UP Your Life.”-program.














She defined poverty as follows:

• When a person has chronic lack of enough money;
• Leading to social exclusion;
• Loss of self-confidence;
• Loss of social contacts;
• When you don’t have a lot of money, you also are left behind with fewer friends.

Whom are the more likely to fall into the poverty trap:

• One parent families;
• Single mothers;
• People living on social welfare;
• People whom are handicapped and living on welfare;
• People living on a small pension;
• Working poor's (doing at times multiple jobs to make ends meet).


More on the MaDiZo’s program POP-UP Your Life
MaDiZo’s program is called POP-UP YOUR LIFE and is aimed at improving participants their lives. They work in a group and are being supported by “dedicated medewerkers” of MaDiZo. Participants go through a step-by-step approach in this program, creating a better future for themselves. They attend a number of group sessions, get personal coaching, then there is a groups App to support one another, the participants own their actions and initiatives and the dedicated involvement of Stedman Graham (partner of Oprah Winfrey) as a motivational life coach, has a tremendous impact of all involved. (They consciously use role models and testimonials by their ambassadors (ex-clients that worked themselves up)).

The most important principle in the approach is that it is participant-centered, meaning that the perspective of the participant is always the guiding principle and this enables the participant to discover and determine their own life goals and solutions. Every participant should formulate their one dream goal that they want to achieve, the dream creates the pull-factor. Participants go through planned and unplanned changes. The planned changes are used to formulate and work on their own personal goals and to develop their own changed plans. And there are inevitable also unplanned changes, but both these changes (planned & unplanned) are closely connected to guarantee continuous growth of the participant in the POP-UP Your Life approach. The “dedicated medewerkers” are professionals with a background in social work or debt relief that possess the following competencies, they offer:

• participant centered help;
• participant centered coaching;
• participant centered consulting.


They help to create the conditions where the participant wants to learn, take actions and solve their own problems, considering that they themselves have formulated their personal goals, aiming to ultimately become empowered, independent and autonomous. They assume (based on a growth mindset) that participants are convinced that they can improve their circumstances within their circle of influence and this triggers their motivation and self-leadership. Stedman Graham says” “You are not your circumstances, you are your own possibility”.


What’s are the benefits to be gained by the participants?
Increased self-esteem; discovery of untapped potentials that they can make better use of to improve their lives; greater mastery over their lives; step-by-step success-experiences on their path of self-formulated realistic goals.

As the core group of Share2uplift we will actively support the next steps by the Ministry of SOAW or whomever, on how to make this best practice method for people in poverty, probably slightly “customized”, workable on Curacao and by doing that changing their mindsets and the quality of their lives. In any case it needs to be an Integral, Customized and Multi-disciplinary approach.




Role of Share2Uplift
The core group of Share2Uplift believes, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve. As the core group of share2uplift we want to enable the adaptation of the curriculum of the local educational institutions the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes. We do this via: book presentations and book discussions, coaching, workshops “21st century mindsets & skills sets”, My Budget My Challenge workshops & coaching. We are also continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes possible on Curaçao. As the core group of Share2Uplift we are now, offering coaching services and 21st mindsets courses and skills sets, to prepare and be able to render the highest quality services for the demand that unmistakenly will increase exponentially, within soon on Curaçao.


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 21st of September
We will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

“Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Willpower”, by Roy F. Baumeister

“An immensely rewarding book, filled with ingenious research, wise advice, and insightful reflections on the human condition” New York Times book review.

And we will also present:

“The five levels of Leadership, prove steps to Maximize your potential”, by New York Times best selling author John Maxwell.

When: Thursday the 21st of September (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE


Highly recommended Masterclass corporate governance


W. www.miguelgoede.com / E. [email protected] / M. (5999) 5616853 / SkypeID: miguelgoede



Personal coaching tips
This week’s tips are from our favorite Neuro Coach Mark Waldman.

Neuro tip # 1
Gratitude Boosts Self-Esteem

Here is one of the most important discoveries ever made in psychology. It involves keeping a gratitude journal just for one week.

Even if you stop after 7 days in children and adults, your self esteem will grow for the ext three months. So imagine doing this exercise 60 to 90 days your confidence will sour and your worries will decline. All you need to do is take out your journal write down three of four things big or small that you feel grateful for right now or for today.

Now gaze at you list as your breath deeply and relax..and reflect on all the memories and images that are associated with the things you wrote down on your gratitude list.


Neuro tip # 2:
Record Your Daily Successes

At the end of each day write down three things you did well and briefly explain why!

Like a gratitude list, this technique helps to validate the positive field of positive psychology, because it has been proven to rapidly help you to build self confidence.

It works with kids and it works particularly well for people experiencing anxiety and stress at work. Neurologically it stimulates the brain to be more productive because it is a general reminder that days are filled with accomplishments and success. You see the brain doesn’t care if the accomplishment is big or small and every time you remind yourself of the tiny successes you have achieved dopamine is released and you feel better and you feel more motivated and it even expands the consciousness in your frontal lobe. So open your journal right now and write down one tiny thing you accomplish today.

The brain has the propensity to focus on all the things that didn’t do well, avoid this at all costs. That is the purpose of this exercise. It is best to do this at the end of the day and you keep your list handy because whenever you feel like a failure seeing the list of the dozen of things you actually accomplished interrupts the negativity generated by your right pre-frontal lobe.


The most important subject matters and mindset issues and more...

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (21st – 27th of August) we will expand on the “What are the most important subject matters and mindset issues”, we believe we need to address on Curaçao via coaching, workshops and other interventions; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind-platform session for the 21st of September; we will highly recommend you to a workshop on Corporate Governance on the 7th and 8th of September; we will end with our two personal coaching tips.

3 vital behaviors we need to address
In our blogs in the past we discussed “coaching” from a variety of different angles. We explained the “why”; we explained “whom” we are targeting and focusing on; we explained the “different types of coaching” that exist and we discussed the 7 pillars of Influence in our society. This week we will discuss “what are the most important subject matters and mindset issues” we believe we need to address on Curacao via coaching, workshops and other interventions. This is based on the concept of finding “vital behaviors”, that is if these vital behaviors are changed, it will change many of other behaviors to tap into our limitless potential of our people. It about just 3 high-leverage behaviors, that need to be changed to achieve the results we wanted. This “Vital behavior-concept” is described by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler in their books The Influencer & Change Anything.








This concept is also described by Charles Duhigg in his book “The power of Habit” but he calls it the “the key stone habit”.

We belief that on Curacao these 3 behaviors needs to be addressed as a priority in our society:

• acceptance of 100 % responsibility and related to that, accepting accountability;

• effective communication skills, so that when emotions can run high, the stakes are high and there are differences of opinion, these can be dealt with constructively;

• emotional intelligence, is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously (prudently) and empathetically. It would be fine, if we could understand our emotions and the emotions of others, understanding how our emotions influence our relationships with other people.


Accepting 100 % responsibility and accountability
If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. Everything you think, say, and do needs to become intentional and aligned with your highest purpose, your values, and your goals. We can all relate to this if we just would reflect on how often we either complain, make excuses and blame, when we are not getting the results that we want. We as the core group of share2uplift believe, that having a pro-active mindset and accepting 100 % responsibility of where we are in life at this moment, would make us much more successful over time to achieve whatever we set our minds to achieve, because of the limitless potential our minds have.

Go to this link where Jack Canfield explains this.







Effective communication skills

There is a lot of room for improvement to communicate effective. Basically, we tend to handle potential difficult conversations or crucial conversations poorly. What are crucial conversations? It is when opinions vary, the stakes are high, emotions run strong. How do we typically handle them: We usually avoid them or when we face them we handle them poorly. But these types of conversations can be faced and handle well, creating win-wins. We don’t usually handle them well because emotions tend to rule, we are under pressure, we are stumped or we act in self defeating ways. But if we would master the crucial conversation skills, this could benefit us in kick starting careers; improve organizations; improve relationships; revitalize our community and even improve our personal health.

By creating safety and respect when communicating, this can increase the effectiveness of having crucial conversations enormously. For more information check this link containing a summary of the book Crucial Conversation by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler youtu.be/EFaXx3pgaxM a summary.




Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Not education, not experience, not knowledge or intellectual horsepower are adequate predictors of why a person succeeds and another doesn’t. It is EQ, more difficult to measure than IQ, its power can’t be denied. There is a gap in it’s popularity because: people don’t understand it; they don’t see it as something that can be improved. By understanding what EQ really is and how we can manage it in our lives, we can begin to leverage all of intelligence, education and experience, and can drastically change the way to become more success. A global deficit in understanding and managing emotions remains. Only 36 % of people tested (Travis Bradberry has tested 500.000 over the last decade) are able to accurately identify their emotions. 2/3 of us are typically controlled by our emotions or not skilled in spotting them and using them to our benefit. It not taught in school. EQ is so critical to success that it accounts for 58 % percent of performance in all types of jobs. In order to be successful and fulfilled nowadays, you must learn to maximize your EQ skills. Why EQ is more important than IQ checked this link with Travis Bradberry the author of the book EQ 2.0 youtu.be/vEjpiSUUQqg

Considering are growing understanding of the needs of ourclients on Curacao, we as core group of share2uplift firmly believe that these three vital behaviors are the one’s we need to focus on to help the leadership of the different sectors on the island to live up to their potential. Author Napoleon Hill observed: “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth.” When we take the time to learn how to change our thinking and mindsets, we will unleash our true potentials. As the core group of Share2uplift we are relentlessly working on enabling mindsets changes. We offer coaching services and workshops enabling all above mindsets changes.

Role of Share2Uplift
The core group of Share2Uplift believes, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve. As the core group of share2uplift we want to enable the adaptation of the curriculum of the local educational institutions the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes. We do this via: book presentations and book discussions, coaching, workshops “21st century mindsets & skills sets”, My Budget My Challenge workshops & coaching. We are also continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes posible on Curaçao. As the core group of Share2Uplift we are now, offering coaching services and 21st mindsets courses and skills sets, to prepare and be able to render the highest quality services for the demand that unmistakenly will increase exponentially, within soon on Curaçao.


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 21st of September
We will present to you 2 new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:

“Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Willpower”, by Roy F. Baumeister

“An immensely rewarding book, filled with ingenious research, wise advice, and insightful reflections on the human condition” New York Times book review.

And we will also present:

“The five levels of Leadership, prove steps to Maximize your potential”, by New York Times best selling author John Maxwell.

When: Thursday the 21st of September (the 3rd Thursday of the month)

Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE



Highly recommended Masterclass corporate governance








Only Cost: NAG. 2.400.
Only 20 participants. You will receive a certificate. For registration or more information
W. www.miguelgoede.com / E. [email protected] / M. (5999) 5616853 / SkypeID: miguelgoede


Personal coaching tips
This week’s tips are from our favorite Neuro Coach Mark Waldman.
Tip # 1: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF LEARNING. All mammals and birds have brains similar to ours, and dolphins, porpoises, and some whales have greater empathy and compassion circuits in their brains, compared to humans! And when it comes to learning, every living creature operates under similar neurological principles. If you want to change a behavior or develop a new skill, it doesn’t matter if you are a person or a snail. As Erick Kandel discovered (and won the Nobel Prize for) you need “repeated training interspersed with periods of rest.” When you practice a behavior (optimism, concentration, etc.) or want to train yourself in a new skill, just a few days of repeated exposure to that activity will form neurological habits that will last for weeks, even if you’re a snail! But don’t forget to take frequent relaxation breaks during the learning curve. While you rest, mindfully reflect on your goal, desire, and progress.

NeuroTip: Pick a new behavior you’d like to develop right now (eliminating procrastination, eating healthier, etc.). Write it down. Commit to four days of conscientious practice, 20 minutes per day. After each round of practice, close your eyes, yawn a few times, and slowly stretch. In his book, In Search of Memory, Kandel explained that the learning circuits in your brain need those periods of rest “to establish long-term memory.” But be forwarned: once you’ve learned a new skill, it will fade away after a few weeks if you don’t continue to practice it.

 Tip # 2:

THE FORMULA
EMBRACING POSITIVE THINKING + OBSERVING NEGATIVE THINKING + CREATING REALISTIC PLANS + TEAMWORK ACTION = REAL SUCCESS. This “formula” is more powerful than the Law of Attraction and much healthier than cynicism. You need a balance between pure optimism and pessimism. Sadly too many people continue to believe that ALL you need for success is to visualize what you want and somehow the universe will manifest for you. Optimism motivates the brain, but realistically assessing your worries, fears, and doubts stops you from making hasty irrational decisions.

Visualizing your desire is the first step of many, and visualizing your obstacles is one of the most important steps in achieving any goal (the research of Oettingen, Norcross, and many others confirms this). You have to learn how to manage your emotions and orchestrate your dreams with clear step-by-step strategies that have been shown to work for every successful business. You must plan and take action. You must measure your degree of success and study why some strategies fail and others succeed. You must engage other experts to help you, and hire people more skilled than you to carry out specific tasks. You must learn the art of delegation and the management of your team. You must train yourself to turn down your emotions when you stumble and have the willingness, courage, and optimism to pick yourself and start again. You have to persist and persevere – not for days or weeks, but for months and often years

The bigger your dream, the harder you’ll have to work, but – and the brain-scan research I conduct – concur that you must never, EVER, abandon your hope and optimism and irrational belief that you will one day succeed. You must never, EVER, isolate yourself from friends and colleagues and online support networks like this one. Positive thinking, combined with a careful assessment of the natural negative thinking that your brain is designed to do is essential for maintaining neurological health and building a successful work platform. LOA inspires, but I recommend that you buy a new or used copy of a textbook on entrepreneurism. It will be one of the best $100 investments you ever made. And if you want to start your own business and grow it, go onto Youtube and watch as many programs of Shark Tank (and Beyond the Tank) as you can.





Overview posts on Coaching, pillars of influence, MYM Platform this week and personal coaching tips

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In this week’s blog (14th of August - 20th of August) we will give an overview of the 7 blog posts we wrote on “Coaching” as subject matter up until last week; we will elaborate on the 7 pillars of Influence in our society that represent all walks of life where we are trying to enable the leadership with 21st century mindsets and skills sets; we will invite you for our upcoming Master Your Mind-platform session on the 17th of August and we will invite you to a highly recommended Corporate Governance workshop on the 6th & 7th of September. We will end with two excellent personal coaching tips.


An overview of 7 blog posts we dedicated to “Coaching” in the past 7 weeks
In the past 7 weeks we dedicated special attention to “Coaching” from different angles. We elaborated on how local coaches are joining forces; the difference between coaching and mentoring; why to hire a coach; the different types of coaches that are available now or what criteria to use to select a coach. For your convenience, we created an overview for those of you wanting to (re)visit these blogs again.

1.  Choosing a coach, the role of Share2Uplift core group in coaching, MYM-platforms session, workshop on Corporate Governance and this week tips > Posted on August 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM
2. Different types of coaching, role coregroup Share2Uplift, MYM Platform and tips to be stress free > Posted on July 31, 2017 at 1:10 PM
3. More on coaching benefits, MYM Platform and this week tip > Posted on July 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM
4. CEOs and coaches, this week MYM-platform session and how to avoid a burnout > Posted on July 18, 2017 at 12:40 AM
5. About stress, local coaches join forces, Master Your Mind Platform and this week tip > Posted on July 10, 2017 at 11:50 AM
6. Coaching and mentoring, upcoming events and this week tip > Posted on July 3, 2017 at 11:50 AM
7. The importance of coaching, Bos di Hubentut and more...>Posted on June 26, 2017 at 2:05 PM


All walks of life are the 7 pillars of influence in Curaçao

By all walks of life we mean, the position within society that someone holds or the part of society to which they belong as a result of their job or social status. And everybody has a role to play. As share2uplift coregroup we focus on:

1. CEO’s
2. Influencers (those with large circles of Influence but don’t necessary have formal authority) and
3. those whom offer mindsets changes of the 21st century (coaches, trainers, mentors ..etc).

We belief that if we want to tap deeper in the pool of limitless possibilities of the people living on Curacao, we will have to focus on the leadership of the seven spheres or pillars of influence governing Curacao. This leadership requires competent leaders with character as change agents in those respective areas. Each of these seven spheres of influence requires peculiar roles and responsibilities for efficient functioning of Curacao as a whole.

Check this link woyome.com/2016/02/26/politics-governance-otabil-and-citizenship/m/2016/02/26/politics-governance-otabil-and-citizenship/

A deficiency in any of these areas will affect the whole system of governance of Curaçao with its never ending challenges. In other words, each of these areas has their peculiar role to play for Curaçao to advance.

1. For instance, those in education sphere (which includes labor unions) are required to equip the citizens with the right knowledge, skills and attitude or mindset to be able to live and work to solve problems as change agents in all other spheres of influence. If this sphere of influence fails to produce people with character and competence for leadership, corruption and mediocrity reign.

2. Those in the government sphere of influence area (which includes the labor unions) responsible to enact and implement policies to regulate and ensure order in the country. No country can develop in an environment of disorder. If this is not properly done, Curaçao will become lawless and disorganized.

3. Parents in the Family sphere of influence have the primary role of teaching their children ethical values while providing for their basic needs until they transition into adulthood.

4. Those in the business sphere of influence (which includes the labor unions) have to do ethical and profitable business, whilst truthfully paying their taxes as a revenue source for the socio-economic development of the country.

5. Those in media sphere of influence have to accurately and ethically inform and educate the public through the various media platforms under their jurisdiction.

6. The Religion & Culture sphere of influence are responsible for teaching and equipping people with values and why we came here, what we are to do whilst here and where we will be going after death, in order to ensure peaceful living and co-existence.

7. A nation without arts and entertainment will be a boring nation. 


Those in the Arts & Entertainment are responsible for informing, entertaining and inspiring change positively through music, poetry, paintings and dance among others to ensure aesthetic appreciation of life and culture.

But our focus on the leaders of these spheres of influence doesn’t exclude that we actively are also promoting and enabling that, the rest of the society also becomes Change Agents and influencers in their field of work. We firmly belief that everybody should be enabled to develop self-governance and be taught to accept 100 % responsibility of their own choices and their own destiny and faith.

 





Role of Share2Uplift
The core group of Share2Uplift believes, that it is not the sun, the sea, the wind, our geographical position and neither per se our people on Curaçao, but how our people use their mind and limitless potential, that is our most important asset. We belief that by offering “Executive Coaching”, that is “One to one performance coaching” and group coaching to other management team members, we can improve the performance of organizations and individuals based on 21st century mindsets and skills sets. We are convinced that by improving the performance of the most influential people within the organizations from all walks of life, their performance will improve and ultimately all sectors on the whole island from all walks of life, will improve. As the core group of share2uplift we want to enable the adaptation of the curriculum of the local educational institutions the content of what is being offered and learned on the work floors. We organize different activities contributing to the awareness of the need for change, sharing lots of tips and tops for these changes. We do this via: book presentations and book discussions, coaching, workshops “ 21st century mindsets & skills sets”, My Budget My Challenge workshops & coaching. We are also continuously “connecting dots and aligning efforts”, exploring new ways and means for collaboration to leverage and enable the biggest changes posible on Curaçao. As the core group of Share2Uplift we are now, offering coaching services and 21st mindsets courses and skills sets, to prepare and be able to render the highest quality services for the demand that unmistakenly will increase exponentially, within soon on Curaçao. More on: Share2Uplift webiste


Our next Master Your Mind-platform session on the 17th of August
We will present to you new books focused on enabling changed mindsets, self-help and personal leadership. We will present to you the books:
“The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It”, by Kelly McGonigal.


Willpower is called the Queen of all virtues. After discussing habit changing techniques in our last seesion, we will add more tools and tips to your toolkit by presenting this book.
“Good leaders ask great questions, your foundation for successful leadership”, by John Maxwell. In this book John shares question’s he asks to himself everyday, questions he asks his team and he answers questions asked to him by followers on Facebook and Twitter. So save the day and be there. Very interesting stuff will be presented!

When: Thursday the 17th of August (the 3rd Thursday of the month)
Where: Biblioteka Nashonal
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm
Entrance Fee: FREE



WWW.UNIVERSITYOFGOVERNANCE.COM;

Dates: 7 & 8 September 2017 | time: 8:00 - 17:00
Location: Lions Dive
Languages: Dutch, English and Papiamento
Cost: NAG. 2.400 Only 20 participants. You will receive a certificate. For regristration or more information
W. www.miguelgoede.com / E. [email protected] / M. (5999) 5616853 / SkypeID: miguelgoede


Personal coaching tip
Tip # 1: The first personal coahing tip of this week is from Mark Waldman our Neuro coach:
“CHANGE YOUR BRAIN WITH GRATITUDE...RIGHT NOW! People who practice gratitude are healthier, happier, more effective, and more resilient. They report better physical and psychological health, they engage in more healthy activities, and they are more willing to seek help for health concerns than individuals who do not consciously practice gratitude. When children and adolescents practice gratitude, their grades go up, their stress goes down, family relationships

Take out a sheet of paper right now and write down one negative feeling, thought or emotion you've been struggling with. Then write down at least 3 things you feel grateful for. The more you write, the more you’ll feel your negativity melt away. Finally, write down one kind thing you will do for someone in the next few hours. Visualize yourself doing this activity and then visualize how you imagine the other person might respond. Now close your eyes and sink into a deeply relaxed state of meditation, paying attention to how you feel. Voila! You’ve just strengthened the empathy and empathy and self-love circuits in your brain”!



Tip # 2: The second personal coaching tip of this week is from John Assaraf, our virtual coach for over 2 years now.
“Fear of change keeps so many people stuck in their current situations. Here's a tip: if you fear change, don’t focus on what you might have to give up. Focus on what you will GAIN. Create an environment around you to help support any new changes you seriously want to make and keep”.









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