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What is Your Relationship With Money? Teleclass Coming May 17

Janine Elias

Janine Elias, Relationship Expert, Change Master and Motivational Speaker

Teleclass coming May 17 at 1:00 PM Eastern:  You and Money!  How to Talk About Money and Plan for a Successful Financial Future.   Led by Janine Elias, relationship expert, change master, and motivational speaker.

When I ask people the question What is Your Relationship with Money?, I am usually met with blank stares, a furrowed brow or just a plain look of confusion.  I then go on and ask “Do you have a love relationship, a hate relationship or a love/hate relationship with money?”  I get a lot of mixed answers, but most people say that they have a love/hate relationship with money…they love it one day when they have it and when they found out their credit cards cash back is useful and when the bills start coming in, they wish that money did not exist.  I also hear a lot of people say they don’t talk about money and really don’t have a firm grip on their financial situation…they really don’t know what they have and don’t have.

So, on May 17 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, I am inviting Janine Elias, relationship expert, change master, and motivational speaker to speak to you about your relationship with money. During this call, Janine will teach you:

  • How to get in touch with your relationship with money
  • Her 4 Step Process to show you how you can have more money today and create a solid plan for the future
  • Tips on how to  take control of your personal finances and create the long term stability through changing your relationship with money
  • Strategies  to uncover what you want which will increase your motivation
  • How to talk about money openly with your spouse/partner and the other close people in your life so that you get the support you need
  • A  simple process to know how to get what you want in your financial life by breaking down your goals into simple easy to hit targets
  • Strategies of UK loan companies uncovering the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from surmounting true wealth and creating Financial Freedom for you and your family

Sign Up Today for this class. It is going to be a great one!

5 Ways to Identify Your Next Generation Leaders and How to Train Them Up

Gen Y PictureAs many of you are aware, our world is at a critical point in history. Many studies are estimating that in the next 10-12 years, approximately 45-50% of the workforce in the United States alone will be gone, and most of the workers are from the Baby Boomer generation. They will be leaving in droves in leadership roles in business, education, government, the medical field and the world of non profits.

Many people argue that Generation X will fill these leadership roles and that all will be fine. Well…if you do the math, you will find our three main demographics in our world today include these numbers:

Baby Boomers: Approximately 70 million
Generation X: Approximately 45 million
Generation Y: Approximately 80 million

If you look at these figures, it is obvious that once the Baby  Boomer Generation is out of the workforce, we are most definitely going to have a shortage of leadership talent.

I speak with young men and women under the age of 30 every day, and many tell me that they have been thrust into early leadership positions without any training, coaching or shadowing. They show up for work and hear “Hey…Margaret…Bob’s last day is tomorrow, so you are stepping into his role.” While the names in this statement are fictional, the scenario is not. Because of their knowledge, talent and confidence, members of the Gen Y demographic are being pulled into leadership roles at ages 24-29, and they are saying they are not ready…that they need training, shadowing and coaching. So, my question is this “If you are not acting now to get your Gen Y careerists trained for top leadership positions today, then when are you going to do it?” My opinion is this: If you are planning on waiting and just letting the cards fall where they may, your company will either suffer or your doors will unfortunately close.

So, today, I want to share with you five characteristics that I believe will be critical for your next gen leaders to have ingrained in their DNA and five steps you can take, starting today, to get your young careerists ready for the highest level positions in your company. And, no, I am not foolish on this one topic…I am talking about getting your young workers ready for positions like CEO, COO, Senators, Hospital Administrators and Superintendents of Schools.

The 5 traits of your next generation leaders:

1.  An eagerness to both coach and be coached. Businesses are now moving into a coaching mode as opposed to an advice-giving or consulting mode.  If you notice a young careerist who is open to being coached and then willing to coach other co-workers, peers and even bosses in the direction of success, you have a potential leader in your midst.

2. An innovative spirit and creative experimenter who inspires others to act. I truly believe that the leaders and companies who can innovate like mad will using new media and the technology we have at our fingertips will be the ones who survive in the future.  If you spot a creative thinker who can also map out the strategy from start to finish of how to get a new product or service to the market, I recommend looking closely at this potential future leader.

3.  A global collaborator who engages creative talent to produce positive results for your company. Because of new media and of course the internet, we can now collaborate on a global level.  A true next generation leader will surround herself with talented people who can gather together for quick collaboration sessions.  (Note:  Be cautious of someone who wants to collaborate for hours and hours…red flag!)  The best collaborators are those who can guide collaboration, take command, make quick decisions while mitigating risk and who is agile and flexible enough to move and bend with the collaborative process without dragging it out.

4.  A young leader who has demonstrated shared leadership and self directed leadership. The old school hierarchical style of leadership is quickly fading away.  Our next generation leaders are turned off by climbing the ladder, being excluded from decision making and having to wait until a question slowly crawls up the ladder to the top so that it can be answered.  Generation Y is craving shared leadership, and they naturally lead with a self directed form of leadership. If you spot a young careerist who is willing to step aside and bring forward another leader who has a better grasp, ideas and input on a project, then you have yourself a great candidate for more training.  While the buck will ultimately stop with this leader, a form of shared, self directed leadership gives other young careerists a voice, respect, credibility and a host of other skills which will build confidence and a create a bigger pool of potential leaders.

5.  Strong networking and strategic alliance building skills. Companies of today and tomorrow cannot survive without alliances with other companies.  I have watched and watched this for the last ten years.  The companies who “hide” what they are doing, who don’t want to share with others and who see building alliances as a threat are either now closed or in jeopardy of falling off a cliff.  Your strong future leaders should be networking maniacs and constantly scanning the global environment for companies who can make your business stronger, more visible and more credible.

How to train your next generation leaders so that they can step up and step into high level leadership roles

1.  Study your under 30 employees closely for at least three months so that you can spot the above five characteristics. Remember…some people just have a bad day now and then, so look at the overall picture and don’t dwell on the few bad days…we all have them!

2.  Once you have spotted the employees you believe are potential candidates for leadership roles, perform a full 360 degree feedback review on your potential candidates. Make sure to include questions which address the above five traits.  You will want to gather feedback from co-workers, bosses, friends, former co-workers and family members to see how they view your potential candidates.

3.  Choose your potential leadership candidates and hire an experienced executive coach to work with your high potentials for at least six months. Ask your potential candidates if they will agree to a final debrief with the executive coach to determine coachability.

4. Assign a tough project to your potential candidate to observe how she handles leadership under pressure.  Once again, you are looking for the above traits as well as the obvious skills such as staying cool under pressure, time management, delegation and command.

5.  Design a structured shadowing program for your potential leadership candidates. You will want your candidates to shadow your strongest senior leaders and then flip the situation.  Ask your strongest older leaders to shadow the potential candidate for at least one month to get feedback about how they really act on the job.  If you have a strong future leader, she will be able to stay cool and calm when being followed around all day by a higher management leader on your team.

Are You Slipping Back Into Old Habits? Fear May Be Your Issue

Collage of fearsToday, Mandy Schumaker and I added two posts to TOUGH COACHING related to a leader falling back on old habits or regressing as opposed to moving forward. When you want to move from your house to another location, hire long distance movers chicago il.

Have Your Leadership Skills Regressed by Mandy Schumaker

5 Strategies to Pull Your Butt Out of a Fear Slump by Bea Fields

Please remember:  We will be offering our TOUGH COACHING program starting March 6 with a client who is both a CEO and an attorney (George Collins P.A.) on the topic of someone who has been coached and has now slipped back into old habits.  This is going to be a fabulous call!

And…if fear is holding you back from something big, OR if you feel you are regressing in life or business,  please take the time to read these articles.  They do bring light into the dark shadows. Buy buy glass pipes online for your room to decorate your workplace.

Quote for the day: It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein

Reminder: TOUGH COACHING Introductory Call on Wednesday, March 23

Do you think the teams that are headed to the Sweet 16 are getting there through mamby-pamby “nice chats” from their coaches?  I don’t think so.   As a matter of fact, I saw Coach K take off his blazer (very unlikely) during the Michigan game yesterday and watched as he wiped his vein-bulging brow while he yelled out to the court some of the toughest coaching of the NCAA tournament.  He had to…with about 2-3 minutes to go, Duke lost a 16 point lead, and it looked like Michigan was going to snatch the win right from under Duke’s nose.  (Of course, not one hair on Coach K’s head was out of place…really incredible how his hair stays perfectly in place under duress).  Yep…Michigan almost took it away from the blue devils, so it was time to shed the navy blue blazer and get down to business, and I don’t believe he was having a “nice chat” on the sidelines with his team.  I would dare you to View here and say that Coach K (while he cares deeply about his players) does not sit down and say “Well…what do you think you should do?”  or “If you knew what to do, what would you do?”  in a soft, passive tone.  Nope…he gets in his players’ faces and is sharp, quick and direct!

This is why we are offering the TOUGH COACHING program.  Mandy Schumaker and I want to demonstrate to you how to coach your clients using that “tough edge” approach you keep hearing about.

So…don’t forget our our TOUGH COACHING introductory call will be held on Wednesday, March 23.

Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, March 23 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
Facilitators: Bea Fields and Mandy Schumaker
Coach: Executive Coach, Bea Fields
The Client: Roger DeWitt, President of Coaching NYC
The Coaching Scenario: LISTENING:  Is Your Listening Style Hurting or Helping Your Business?
The Debrief: Executive Coach, Mandy Schumaker will debrief the audience on the coaching and allow you the opportunity to share your ideas, resources and critique of the coaching

Following the call, you will be given access to a handout which will include:

  • Causes of Poor Listening
  • How do you know when a client is truly listening?
  • How do you know when a client is not listening?
  • The Four Levels of Listening
  • The  Five Main Listening Styles
  • Coaching Questions to Ask (when you spot a poor listener):
  • Field work to enhance listening
  • Recommended assessments for evaluating listening
  • Recommended resources for further reading
  • Frequently asked questions
  • An audio download of the recorded call

Bonus:  As a way to thank you for attending, our registrants will receive a discount fee into the Tough Coaching 6 Week Intensive!

Sign Up Today for the Introduction to TOUGH COACHING

How to Overcome Your Fear of Sales and Get More Clients NOW!

Please join me on January 26, 2011 as I have the honor of interviewing Mandy Schumaker on the topic of:

How to Overcome Your Fear of Sales and Get More Clients NOW!

Date: January 26, 2011 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Call will be audio recorded

Sign up here to get your call-in information.

Here’s a bit about what we will be discussing:

Do you have these questions or thoughts?

  • Are you nervous about being seen as salesy and pushy when you are talking to a customer or investor?
  • Do you find yourself sitting and staring at the phone…waiting for it to ring?
  • Have you been trying all the latest and greatest ideas to attract more customers, but it’s just not working?
  • Do you start squirming or even stuttering when you move into talking about your pricing or details about your services?
  • Do you ever wish sales could be natural, fun and enjoyable?
  • Do you feel like you are working too hard for the results you are seeing?

Many business professionals and entrepreneurs who have great ideas or products often struggle with how to market or sell their products or services. This FREE Teleclass will provide a powerful mindset shift that will completely change the way you look at the often “dreaded” sales activity. By sharing a powerful, yet simple step-by-step process, at the end of the session,  you will have the tools to begin expanding your client base immediately…without feeling like a pushy “sales-type”!

Sign up today for How to Overcome Your Fear of Sales and Get More Clients NOW!

Upcoming Teleclass: Brain Power: 2011

On January 19 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, I am pleased to be interviewing Suzanne Homan and Cynthia Isaac on the brain, brain health and how to make it more powerful and effective.  Both women are experts in different areas of how to stimulate the brain and keep it healthy and vibrant.  During this class, we will be discussing:

1. Learn what food, supplements, and exercise can do for your cognitive functioning.
2. Discover ways to stimulate your brain AND to calm and focus your brain.
3. Realize you DO have the power to make a difference in your brain, regardless of your genes.
4. What is Ganoderma Lucindum aka Reishi Mushroom … and why is it so needed for healthy brain functioning?

5. Learn how to declutter your brain so that true focus becomes a way of living.

For those of you who wish to learn more about building a business model using an absolutely delicious coffee and hot chocolate products containing Ganoderma Lucindum, please plan to hear more about this from 1:55-2:10.

Meet Our Guest Experts:

Suzanne Holman

Suzanne Holman has worked as an educator in psychology and nutrition, a women’s weight trainer, and an aerobics instructor

She is a consultant, writer, and speaker sharing information on optimizing your brain.

Suzanne has the personal experience of walking the Alzheimer’s journey with her Mother who recently passed away.

Read full biography here

Cynthia Isaac

Cynthia is a rapid results coach. Her unique specialty is to quickly get straight to the heart of the matter to promote rapid transformation especially in the area of health and wealth. Learn to confront challenges, commit to change, celebrate success and live from your authentic position of strength and power. Get ‘clear’ about who you are, who you are called to serve and where you are called to serve.

Getting this understanding is priceless. It eliminates the need to participate in unproductive activities, accept dissatisfaction in life, work or play, or to simply go through the motions in life … feeling stuck, overwhelmed, confused or fearful.

Throughout her life Cynthia has always been a curious, adventurous, lifelong student, teacher of life, and a beacon of light for friends, family members and co-workers facing challenging situations. Her expertise comes from over 20 years experience as a professional in the Information Technology industry; skilled in personal development, change management, and interpersonal development training. In addition, she has ten years experience as a consultant, trainer, coach, mentor facilitator, in various self improvement and leadership development workshops and seminars.

Cynthia desires to see her clients reach their maximum potential and live powerful, authentic lives. Her coaching / consulting style is results oriented, from the heart, up beat and to the point; sprinkled with curiosity, humor, and compassion. Her greatest joy is to witness her client’s transformation as they shed limiting beliefs, discover their true purpose and go on to live fulfilling lives that make lasting impacts for generations to come.


Date:  January 19, 2011

Time:  1:00-2:10 p.m. Eastern

To Register:  Go to this link to register for the webinar:

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

(We will be using telephone only for this meeting)

This video and telephone call WILL be recorded.

Travel and Give Back to a Great Cause

In business, tying your company to a charitable cause is a great way to give back and to attract a younger demographic.  Generation Y is known for doing business with companies who “give back” to charitable causes.

A travel company out of Austrailia: Travel Insurance Direct and its customers have helped to raise $287,000 (AUD) by donating some proceeds to the Footprints Network as a way to expand projects related to poverty around the world.  This is a wonderful example of servant leadership and “giving back”.

For more information on the company, visit Travel Insurance Direct or Footprints Network .

Become a Blogging Maniac Courses Coming Again in April

As a reminder, our next round of blogging courses will begin April 9, 2012

DATES: 6 Consecutive Mondays from April 9, 2012-May 14, 2012.

Conscious Business Telesummit Coming Next Week…And It’s FREE!

Having Trouble Promoting Your Business Profitably and Authentically?

Don’t miss the FREE Conscious Business Telesummit, a global network of Conscious Business Experts to Power up your business in just 12 Days:

  • Getting Top Name Sponsorship for Your Online and Offline Events
  • Stop Selling and Start Sharing: How Your Marketing Changes the World
  • Why Won’t They Buy? 3 Simple Secrets To Selling Your Expertise Online
  • How to Attract More Clients and Money with Social Media than Email
  • How to Use a Book as a Business Card
  • How to Become the Top Expert in Your Field by Becoming a Media Personality
  • Finding Your True Voice: How to Choose the Best Platform to Get Your Message Out, Attract Your Ideal Clients and Make More Money!
  • How to Authentically Connect with Your Readers AND Make Money with an Ezine
  • and so much more!

I am delighted to be speaking on Tuesday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. on the topic of Next Generation Branding

Sign Up Today for the FREE Conscious Business Telesummit

Join Us Today for Teleseminar: Secrets To Leading Gen-Y with Millennials in the Workplace

I am honored to be co-leading a presentation with Tom Heck tomorrow, founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators. Here is the description of the call:

Secrets To Leading Gen-Y with Millennials in the Workplace Expert Bea Fields — Free IATF TeleSeminar

Are you having difficulty leading your Gen-Y team members?

You already know Gen-Y is unlike any other generation you’ve had the opportunity to lead.

They are the children of the Baby Boomers and are now the largest generation in the history of the world. This is the generation you must learn to lead if you are to be successful!

Employers thought Gen-Y would simply be an extension of Gen-X or Boomers but that hasn’t been the case at all.

About Gen-Y

  • Enjoy working together and are highly connected (always on computers, cell phones, text messaging, instant messaging, social networking, blogs, multi-player gaming, etc.)
  • Seek work-life balance
  • Expect to be highly successful and are upbeat
  • Reward and recognition driven
  • Short term focused
  • Supremely tech savvy
  • Want managers they can admire

If you try to manage Gen-Y using an old, outdated, command-and-control style of leadership, this generation will walk out your door before lunch. And before the end of the day, they’ll blog, IM, and text about their experience with you (warning their friends to stay away).

Times have changed and leaders must change with the times or be left behind.

If you’re a leader looking for answers to your Gen-Y in the workplace issues then you need to know about Bea Fields.

Bea Fields is a coauthor of Millennial Leaders and is a Gen-Y in the workplace expert. Bea travels around the country and works with cutting edge organizations (large and small) who recognize the writing on the wall and want to change the way they’re doing business and become supremely attractive to Gen-Y employees.

If you hire, train, or lead Gen-Y you need to know what Bea Fields is teaching.

Bea is an IATF Visiting Faculty Member and will be our special guest on this FREE leadership skills TeleSeminar. In addition to sharing her unique and specialized knowledge of Gen-Y during the call, Bea will alos offer a Q&A session so you have a chance to talk with Bea one-on-one to get your Gen-Y questions answered.



Secrets To Leading Gen-Y in the Workplace


Bea Fields, President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc.

Tom Heck, IATF President & Founder


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes


Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!


This call will be recorded and made available at the IATF Members Only Area.


This call is free for all who subscribe to the free IATF e-newsletter.


CLICK HERE to register (it’s free). After you register, we’ll send you the phone number and PIN.


During this TeleSeminar we’ll be using the newest telephone conferencing technology that provides a remarkably engaging experience. CLICK HERE to learn more about this technology.