Orange County, CAPersonal development for your spiritual well-being can be accomplished in many ways, with coaching, seminars and personal improvement courses. Each format has a particular use and benefit and I want to clarify the difference in what coaching and courses can offer in the field of personal development.

Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develops talents and potential, builds human capital and facilitate employability, enhances quality of life and contributes to the realization of dreams and aspirations. As we aspire to reach higher levels of spiritual well-being and happiness, we begin to ask ourselves the most important and time-honored questions about life and our role in in it. While there is no need to list these basic questions, it is important that we connect with people and insights to quell our thirst for our internal search for compelling answers.

The most important roll that answers play is giving us the know-how in solving our own problems versus being dependent upon having someone solve it for us when our lives are in crisis. The old adage of teaching a man how to fish, versus making him dependent on the industry of a fisherman, is very true in the field of personal development. No one can really walk your spiritual path and fulfill your purpose. And this is why it is so crucial to empower the person himself/herself with pragmatic know-how and powerful insight.

The personal development coaching and courses that we offer at Athena Personal Development & Coaching are about empowering people with critical knowledge that will give them the ability to overcome life’s challenges without the need of someone else to solve their problems for them. People have power when they have real knowledge about the key factors of life, and can apply that knowledge to their own life with certainty and results.

Our personal development courses cover a wide range of topics such as, how to communicate effectively, motivation, building self-confidence, knowing who you can trust, improving marriage, personal efficiency, organizational and time management skills, and many others more. Our coaching is highly personable and based on producing significant results and the accomplishment of known objectives which will lead to a fulfilling life, prosperity and overall happiness and well-being.

 Call us for a free consultation on how we can help you and your business with the most effective personal development courses and coaching in all of Orange County.

Personal Development Programs For Women

On August 26, 2012, in women, by carlie

Personal development programs that are for women are becoming more and more prevalent and popular, as women are a unique opportunity for self-improvement and education in today’s workplace.

Women-owned businesses represent $3 trillion in purchasing power and are the world’s fastest growing market. With this type of expansion comes the need for business strategies and personal development programs that enable and enrich women to succeed in a male predominant work place.

Here are some interesting facts from the United States Census Bureau about women owned businesses: Women owned 7.8 million nonfarm U.S. businesses operating in the fifty states and the District of Columbia in 2007, an increase of 20.1 percent from 2002. These women-owned firms accounted for 28.7 percent of all nonfarm businesses in the United States. Women-owned firms employed 7.6 million persons (6.4 percent of total employment) and generated $1.2 trillion in receipts (3.9 percent of all receipts).

In 2005, there were 7 CEO’s in Fortune 500. As of May 2011, there were 12 CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, an estimated $546 billion is spent annually on salaries and benefits by women-owned businesses.

As women owned businesses are a growing trend in today’s post 9/11 economy, it is important that this new force of entrepreneurs embrace new technology, methodologies and in particular, personal development programs, training and courses that will elevate their abilities to succeed and thrive.

Traditionally, personal development includes the following activities:

  • Improving self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Bringing about a higher level self-knowledge
  • Building or renewing self-esteem
  • Developing strengths, talents and sill-sets
  • Improving wealth
  • Spiritual development
  • Identifying or improving potential abilities
  • Building employability or human capital
  • Encouraging new levels of know-how
  • Enhancing lifestyle or the quality of life
  • Improving health
  • Fulfilling aspirations and goals in life
  • Initiating a life enterprise or a new business
  • Defining and executing personal development plans
  • Improving social and communication abilities
  • Addressing key family issues

These types of benefits and now being more attainable with comprehensive personal development programs tailored for women, as well as crucial personal development courses and training models.