4 years old this month – a message to our students
The Smart School is 4 years old this month! In August 2008, I had the idea to create my own coaching school. Just an idea and I incorporated the business the next day. The Smart School concept was born.
4 years!! I can’t believe it! I have normally got bored and started a new business by around 3 years but I’m still as excited about the Smart School as the day I first created it!
Anyway, it got me thinking about what I see happening around me. Do you mind if I celebrate for a moment?
It’s really wonderful to see so many people beginning to strike out on their own and create profitable practices. From Catherine Watkin with Selling from the Heart to Sonia Gill with Heads Up. From Nick Hardy with the Secret Shepherd to Ruth Ruth Karuna Lawson and Mandy Lagan with Foundation Tree. From Holly Worton with Tribal to Esme Witbooi over in South Africa!
This is what I never saw in my old conference business – the difference we make.
And then there are the people who are a part of the beating heart of the school: Paul Kensett, Peggy Guglielmino, Catherine Watkin and Robert Stephenson. When I first started the school, I did EVERYTHING from the bookkeeping to the training, the sales to the admin! But now I have team I can be proud of and a team in the background who you guys never see: the SEO and web guys, the admin team and phone handlers, the bookeeper and social media connector. What a difference! I get to relax……a bit
But of course I don’t relax too much – I’m not a laurels rester-onner! And so we now have the development of some amazing programmes in Rapid Results Business Coaching, Person Centred NLP and Dynamic Youth Coaching. And 2013 will see some fascinating developments with larger transformational events.
And then finally, of course, there is you! Each one of you is making a difference in the world and sometimes in the heat of battle to survive in what is still a rough and tumble economy, I forget that. So I want to say thank you. Thank you for trusting us, thank you for sharing the experience and thank you for caring enough to make a difference.
Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, take a moment to appreciate what you do. Because I appreciate you. Thanks for being part of the journey so far.Filed Under From the Director's Chair
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