“It is only when you are able to see and recognize the person behind the colleague that teamwork becomes a possibility.”
~ Marika Champion, WP Blood Services, Cape Town, South Africa
 (testimonial from a Chris Sopa International Workshop)

Empowering Yourself to Work Better and Live Better

Power is the ability to recognize what your talents are and to use them to effect change. Empowerment is motivating yourself to make that change. Many things act as obstacles to change such as F.E.A.R., limiting beliefs, lack of balance and inability to define what you want for your life. When we realize change happens from the inside out and that what we need to effect change is not “out there” but already inside of us, we become the person we need to be to see miraculous things happen. You are then empowered to live the life YOU chose!

The Power in Working as One: Team Building for the Future

In today’s times organizations as a whole are facing many challenges. Our new economy has acted as a spotlight, shining the light on areas in our organizations that need the most attention. It is becoming more and more difficult to retain and recruit employees, make necessary changes, take necessary risks and find new and creative resources to get the job done. Many organizations are finding that the challenges they are facing cannot be met with the same mind-set, processes and people as before. Our new and emerging society needs a new kind of leader, needs to take bolder risks, develop new tactics and find different ways of not only connecting with people but empowering them. A new kind of “team” is needed for the challenges we are facing. As professionals, our role is to help transform the organization by empowering the people within it.

In order for a team to function, we must see the people behind the individuals on our team, respect each other’s differences, work within our strengths, constantly check that the team is working from the same intention (goal), know the difference between bringing individual “sole” or our “soul” to the team and learning to work from a new grid of creativity to create the results for which we are looking. It is time to empower our employees for their future, not our past.

The Secret to a Stress-free and Balanced Life

Stress is one of the leading causes of all illnesses.  Having cured myself from a stress-related illness that almost took my life at 32 years old, I understand firsthand how stress can get out of control and touch every area of your life.  Everyone has experienced stress at some point in their life…bad stress and good stress.  In today’s world, stress has become so rampant that many have lost their ability to slow down, feeling as if they have misplaced their “off” switch.  Understanding what stress is uniquely to you can be one of the first steps to overcoming it. This keynote discusses the one and only thing that has caused your stress…your perceptions and how you are choosing to view the world around you. Change your perceptions and you will change your life!

How Changing Your Thoughts Will Change Your Life

Once you become aware of a thought that is limiting you in one way or another, you then have the power to change it.

Based on my book, “Choosing the Life You Were Born to Live:  How Changing Your Thoughts Will Change Your Life,” this keynote gives away the secret to believing in yourself.  The thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us create our reality.  That reality is the matrix in which we make choices that affect our life and our level of joy every day. All of us have come to a point in our lives where we know we can look back but never go back.  At this point, it is imperative to be able to see the bigger picture of your life, to understand that you deserve and have the power to create the world around you as you want it to be and that guidance is available to all of us every step of the way.   All we have to do is learn how to listen.

On this journey, you will learn to understand what barriers keep you from overcoming your deepest fears, how to use your emotions as a guide in making choices and finally understand why you make the choices you do in your life.  You will finally learn how to make choices that will honor your highest path in life and why life shows up the way it does.

Call Back Your Power

As women, we are much stronger than we realize. Our strength is our power, and our power is what sustains us. When we go through hard times in our lives, we tend to give our power away either to a situation, a person, an idea or even a thing. Learning when we have lost our power, why we lost it and how to call it back are critical in maintaining our strength as well as our self-esteem. Our self-esteem is a critical ingredient that helps us define our path and how we respond to the situations in our lives. Finding ourselves and calling back our power is our gift to our spirit.