Issue 20 [ISSN 1712-4670]

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred Lord Tennyson
English Poet
1809 – 1892

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Patrick von Pander
Big Picture Coach

The learning promotes success in relationship building, negotiations, selling and in understanding myself and how to play to my strengths.

Joey Demers
Community Innovations Inc.

The program was worth it. It will definately change your relationship with others. A very enriching experience.

Gayzelle Meneses
Oikos Global

I had some powerful insights personally, as well as many new ideas for my business. Life changing! Thank you very much.

Elizabeth Fletcher Brown
Life Mastery International


Secrets of Sucess Journal
This 40-page PDF outlines and provides a summary of most of our 100+ resources. It also provides valuable articles that you can re-purpose or forward to others.

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Online Stress Indicator and Health Planner

Online Self-Worth Inventory

Online Leadership Skills-Self Inventory

Online Sales Style Indicator

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Online Learning Style Indicator

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Leading the Way is a free ezine published by Consulting Resource Group International, Inc, Copyright 2008.


Focus on Professional Development

Making a Real Difference in People’s Lives

Difference: Unlikeness, distinction or discrimination; differs from another

During five trips in six weeks, I had the privilege of connecting with thousands of individuals from around the world. And as I boarded the plane in the early morning hours for my recent flight home, the message from my time away was clear: Professionals from all walks of life, young and old, educated or not, and experienced or not, are ALL looking for the same thing. 

What is that? Purpose! 

In one case, a career woman with great depth of experience and character was simply finding it impossible to get out of bed to go to work. Her passion was gone; the call was empty. She felt embarrassed—even abandoned—by the condition in which she found herself. To feel some kind of resolution to her dilemma, she had decided to take early retirement. 

Sadly, I found her case to be the norm, not the exception. 

Her cry for help was intense and I wondered why the HR Professionals who were responsible to her and her organization had not assisted her in a pro-active way.

A recent survey of a national HR associations identified that 50% of Internal HR Professionals had less than three years’ experience in their jobs. How can wise career counsel be given by this group? The fact is that it cannot. With so little HR experience in the field, it’s no wonder HR functions are failing in our organizations. 

What about you? Are you doing what your purpose calls you to do? I challenge everyone in any type of personal or professional development field that you MUST be on purpose more than anyone else. You have little or no credibility in helping someone else in the journey of discovering his or her purpose and passions unless you are living your own!

The privilege of really making a difference in someone else’s life is granted to those who have their own stuff together. 

  • Are you (for the moment) doing EXACTLY what you should be doing in your life? 
  • You have no doubts, questions, or other hold-backs? 

The reality is that until you are at that passionate level yourself, you have left something of yourself behind, inaccessible to others and to you, too.

The need for personal purpose has never been greater.

  • Baby boomers now seek significance over success.
  • Members of Generation X & Y are looking for their own identity, but they require guidance and a roadmap to get there. 
  • Everyone reading this ezine has someone to help, personally or professionally.

The greatest gift to yourself, your family, and to others is for you to be completely on purpose in your personal and professional life! 

  • If that means developing yourself and getting clearer about your own calling, then do it now! 
  • If it means you must completely change career directions, do it sooner rather than later. Your move will be an inspiration to others who are stuck.

CRG’s purpose is to help others find their purpose and to help them realize their full potential. Every single person reading this ezine has been given unique gifts and talents. You have a special purpose. You are here for a reason.

If you have fully embraced your purpose, share it and help others find their purpose. If your purpose is still not clear to you, make it your first priority to truly and fully know yourself. Take the steps to discover your passions, purpose, gifts, and talents. 

To help yourself and others on this journey, use My Source Experience Journal to outline the steps needed to achieve personal and professional clarity as well as the many other CRG resources designed for this exact reason.

Living without purpose is like building your house on sand. It simply will not last. 

If you REALLY want to make a difference in other people’s lives, make sure you are first personally Living on Purpose. Then make purpose your first priority in any personal or professional development process you deploy. 

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough 
US Biographer and Historian 
Twice Winner of the Pulitzer Prize


Do you want to personally and professionally develop while being able to help others? If so, plan to attend CRG’s next 3-Day Train-The-Trainer program.

CRG’s 3-Day Train-The-Trainer Intensive is designed for all professionals who want to make a difference in other people’s lives. Register now for our February 23 to 25, 2006, event in Vancouver, BC.

What started out as a simple 2-day assessment-orientation program 15 years ago has grown into a 3-day Intensive Personal and Professional Development Experience.

Over the past three years, we have retooled and rebranded the CRG organization and revisited the entire Train-The-Trainer program. This TTT session is designed for all professionals—whether you are new to CRG or you have been using our resources for years.

Our goal is to ground and serve YOU, so you can better assist your customers. Recently when one of our long-term clients attended the program, he thought he was coming to learn about CRG. What he did not anticipate is that he was about to learn about himself. 

In the program debriefing, he found himself raw with emotions because of his new levels of self-understanding. Not only is he living his life more On Purpose, this new-found passion has helped him triple his CRG business in less than 12 months.

Honoring the learner on his or her journey to more fully living on purpose is what CRG is all about—and professionals acknowledge that in their unqualified recommendations. It’s no accident that 80% of professionals switch to CRG resources from other choices. 

In fact, the more experience you have in the HR field, the more important it is for you to attend a CRG session—to understand the uniqueness of CRG’s resources and unlearn some popular false assumptions in the marketplace.

That’s why CRG introduced the TTT Alumni program. Those who have already attended the CRG Train-The-Trainer program can re-attend—at a significantly reduced fee—to stay current, learn what’s new, and network with Associates from around the globe. 

Many of our Associates attend TTT on an annual basis, to keep up with the progress and exciting developments at CRG.

Register now for CRG’s Train-The-Trainer program.

Space is Limited.

CRG’s Train-The-Trainer Events in Vancouver, BC

If you have questions about our TTT, please contact Neal Diamond.
Toll-free in North America: 1-866-852-4347
International clients: 604 852-0566

Download the TTT PDF now!


Consider becoming a CRG's Licensed Associate or refer others to do it!

Become part of CRG’s Global Family of Licensed Associates. 

We have recently outlined the CRG Licensed Associate Advantage in a PDF file. Download it now to find out more. 

Remember: We reward Associates and Affiliates for referrals, so please pass this link and file along to your peers for review.


The Secrets of Success Journal PDF is available to download. This 48-page PDF outlines and provides a summary of most of our 100+ resources. It also provides valuable articles that you can re-purpose or forward to others. 

If you have not already done so, download the SOS PDF and pass on your SOS link so that others can benefit.


Ken Keis Speaks at National Speakers Association Northwest Chapter Session with Thom Winniger
Title: Speaking On Purpose
Where: Embassy Suites, Bellevue, WA
When: Saturday, January 21, 2006
Time: 8:30 AM to Noon
Ken’s Time on Program: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Ken Keis Conducts In-home Evening Workshop for National Speakers Association Northwest Chapter
Title: Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business
Where: Seattle, WA
When: Monday, February 6, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

CRG Train-the-Trainer
Where: Vancouver, BC
When: February 23 to 25, 2006
Train-the-Trainer February 23 to 25, 2006

CRG at Career Association Conference
Where: Vancouver, BC
When: March 1 to 3, 2006

CRG at BC Human Resource Management Association Conference
Where: Victoria, BC
When: April 19 to 21, 2006

CRG Train-the-Trainer
Where: Vancouver, BC
When: June 8 to 10, 2006
Train-the-Trainer June 8 to 10, 2006


Online Co-Branding and Print-Based Private-Labeling Brochure 
Learn how you can add your logo and contact information to the CRG assessments or have your logo or images appear on the CRG site. Download the PDF File now!

CRG’s Print Shop: New Capabilities 
CRG has purchased a new perfect-bound booklet finisher. We can now produce workbooks with a flat-edge professional-finish binding with our saddle-stitch binding. Download our CRG Print Shop price list or call the CRG office to discuss how we can meet your full-color printing needs.
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Dutch Translation: Available Now!
Personal Style Indicator and PSI In-Depth Interpretations (print-based versions) are now available in Dutch!

Vietnamese and Spanish Translations: On the Way!
The Personal Style Indicator and PSI In-Depth Interpretations (print-based versions) will be available in Vietnamese and Spanish in January 2006. Place your pre-orders now!