Being the Change We Want to See
Remember Mr. Miyagi from movie The Karate Kid? Have you ever secretly wished someone would learn from Mr. Miyagi’s teaching methods and create a practical and effective system for creating change and achieving possibilities in our personal lives, workplaces, and even schools? A system as practical as sanding the floor or waxing the car. Maybe even a system with fundamentals we already know and can use anywhere. Then we could practice and create habits of continual growth like looking for opportunities and possibilities when faced with problems, being solid in knowing who we are and what we stand for, and respecting ourselves and having confidence in our abilities. We would then also have empathy and respect for others, trust in their abilities, and have confidence in knowing we have the skills we need to create the change we want to see in ourselves, our families, the places we work, our communities, and all the places we spend our time.
Change affects all of our lives, whether it is creating the change we want, overcoming the change we didn’t want and got any way, or coping with the changes that happen over time without us being aware of them. It doesn’t matter whether we are young, old, rich, poor, tall, or short, change affects every one of us, and most of us never get an opportunity to understand change or learn the tools and techniques to be successful at implementing it.
Imagine a world where we didn’t fear change, but instead felt confident about creating what comes next. I have spent the last twenty years working in the healthcare industry as an RN. The first part of my career was focused on healing patients, supervising the nurses taking care of the patients, and eventually managing and leading departments. Then, after I earned my MBA and got my Lean Six Sigma certification, I began focusing on improving processes and systems to enhance performance and productivity. Now I do both at the same time, and by that I mean I created a method for change that combines Emotional Intelligence development (the single most important determinant for true life success, of which empathy is a key skill) and Lean Six Sigma (the most widely used process improvement method among the most successful organizations). Then I channeled Mr. Miyagi and made my method easy enough that we can begin to learn it at a young age (Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 Education), practice it in all areas of our lives (physical health, finances, relationships, career, etc.), and master it over a lifetime. I believe people who are thriving, together create a thriving culture. Think of the possibilities!
I would be thrilled to offer you a no-obligation, complimentary 30-60 minute coaching consultation by phone, video chat, or in person if geographically possible. The best way to schedule this is to visit my website at ToieMartin.com or text me at 806-881-6331.
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