Good morning, readers! It has been such a long time since I have blogged about my Dale Carnegie journey. A few months ago, I took you all along what I like to call a “Dale Carnegie safari”, a deeper look into my 12 – week experience in the Dale Carnegie classroom. During this time, I gained skills that helped me build my self -confidence, improve my people skills and even reduce some stress in my life. If you recall reading my first blog, I referred to the foundation of the course as a “cake”, each with 5 mouthwatering layers of self -confidence, people skills, communication skills, relationships and a positive attitude. The skills I inhabited in the Dale Carnegie classroom I can’t imagine inhabiting anywhere else. It was super rewarding, and I am so grateful for the experience.
So, just to catch you guys up a little bit: I am a GRADUATE of the Dale Carnegie course (woot woot)!!! I graduated the Dale Carnegie Effective Communications and Human Relations course on June 26th, 2013. I had the opportunity of participating in the 12 -week course and the 3 day immersion seminar. These two courses share the same exact content, yet totally different experiences. I learned a lot from undergoing the material in the different time phases, and I found that my communication skills were impressively enhanced after going through two different experiences. It was a journey worthwhile, to say the least.
I also had the opportunity of coaching a Dale Carnegie teen course in the summer, which was AWESOME. Never have I met a group of such bright, enthusiastic, eager -to -learn adolescents. It was my first time coaching, and I found myself learning even more from my coaching experience that time around since I had to constantly teach everything that I have learned and work one on one with participants. It took me out of that “participant role” and into the role of a true coach, which was nerve wrecking at first, yet so sensational.
I am coaching for the 3rd time now in Troy! Super stoked. So for the next 12 weeks, I will be blogging weekly about my journey as a Dale Carnegie Coach, in which I will help participants develop skills that will help them be more effective in their professional life, as well as their personal life. Having such a heart for people and helping people, this is something I know I am going to benefit so greatly from. It is going to be a rewarding experience, and I am glad to be taking you all on the ride.
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