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Grand Dynamics Commercial Summer 2010

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Check out the Grand Dynamics commercial with out takes from the Seeking True North Action Seminar Series!
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Our Deepest Fear

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

This is one of my all time favorite quotes. Remember: Don’t let anyone cover the light you bring to the world!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
By Maryanne Williamson, and used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech

Ubuntu Referenced by S. Africa’s President in Leadership and the Nobel Peace Price

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Many of you know that Ubuntu is a “calling card” Grand Dynamics opening greeting and ice-breaker. And this is why!

The ‘awesomeness’ of Barack ObamaU.S. president

U.S. president’s winning of Nobel Peace Prize elicits Russian leader’s praise, Republican rivals’ ridicule…  more here…

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, cited a Zulu term – “Ubuntu,” which refers to the importance of community – in saying Obama’s “leadership reflects the true spirit of Ubuntu because your approach celebrates our common humanity.”

Success Strategies Interview with Arno Ilgner and The Warrior’s Way

Monday, September 14th, 2009

ROCK CLIMBING!!! What about it?  There are many lessons we can glean from the rock climbing metaphor of life.  I have many heros and mentors in the climbing world and Arno Ilgner ranks up there in the highest peaks. WHY is that? Because of many of his bold first ascents? While the first ascent and bold climbing feats are impressive, that is not why I choose to focus on the strategies that Arno emodies. What Arno has done is created a way for us to understand the power of the psychology behind climbing. In his book, The Rock Warriors Way: Mental Training for Climbers – he enlightens us to many aspects about awareness and action.

My personal Connection

I can say that I have been in a variety of life-threatening situations and many of which I can directly attribute a particular factor that saved my life. One of these situations was during the crux of a first ascent in the remote jungles of Cambodia. And I can also say that the words of Arno Ilgner were deeply ingrained into my subconscious mind – and that the action that came forth was my unconscious reaction to the situation at hand. Before I go on too long, I’d like to suggest that you check out this webinar interview. This piece of work focuses on the exporation of Arno’s latest mental strategies for climbers, particularly in the areas of Process Goals, Stress and Learning. These important concepts can be applied to our lives in many ways.

Take a look by clicking the link below and then come back and post a comment!

Webinar Interview with Arno Ilgner.

PHIL TOWN is IN! – Investment Master to Speak at Seeking True North!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Yep – It’s true. I spoke with my good friend Phil Town and he is joining us in Jackson Hole to share insights that will blow you away. Multi-Million Dollar Secrets coming your way!

Free Gift – Webinar Interview THIS Thursday, AUGUST 20th, with Dr. Rich Handley on Leadership, Emotions and Executive Presence

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Hi Everyone!
I have an incredible gift I want to give to you. It’s about understanding, buy managing and leveraging our emotions to maximize our personal and professional impact. And it’s about that word we always here about, but often find difficult to explain: Leadership. Leadership on the new frontier of human and organizational potential is about optimizing people for success.

This Thursday evening, AUGUST 20th, as part of my Success Strategies Interview Series, I will have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Rich Handley, Dean of EQ University, about Leadership, Emotions and Executive Presence. I first met Rich about five years ago during my EQ Certification and have been utilizing the model of Emotional Intelligence for training, coaching and experiential leadership applications ever since. Dr. Handley is one of my personal mentors and I am excited to share his wisdom and insight with you! When it comes to understanding, managing and leveraging our emotions, Dr. Handley is THE MAN! I have included a little more information about Dr. Rich Handley below the registration for the Webinar.

Please forward this information to anyone you think could benefit!

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Success Strategies with Dr. Rich Handley: Leadership, Emotions and Executive Presence

Thursday, August 20th, 2009    

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Join us for a Webinar on August 20th

Tim Walther, President of Grand Dynamics International and co-author of Seeking True North: The Pathway to Freedom, Beauty and Success, will hold a Success Strategies Interview with Dr. Rich Handley, a leading expert in the field of leadership development and Emotional Intelligence. The feature topic of this interview will be Executive Presence, which Dr. Handley refers to as the Leadership “X” Factor. Attendees will learn how to maximize their impact through understanding emotions and applying the four primary components of Presence: Vision, Projection, Control and Connection. This Webinar will include action steps for how to manage and “put your emotions to work” as well as the “silver bullet” of self-actualization. As a part of the Seeking True North Action Seminar, September 24-27 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, participants will receive a Leadership Executive Presence report and personal feedback with Dr. Rich Handley. This is a free webinar brought to you by Grand Dynamics International in collaboration with EQ University.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

As a reminder, each Seeking True North Action Seminar Participant that registers by September 7th will receive their own Executive Presence report with your personal analysis of your leadership vision, projection, control and connection. You’ll also receive the BarOn EQ-I developmental report, which provides insight into fifteen major competencies for optimizing your performance. We’ll also be integrating the components of Leadership Presence with the Seeking True North model through an experiential framework throughout the weekend so you can fully assimilate these concepts into your personal and professional life.

If you are ready to join us for the Seeking True North Action Seminar, click on the personal invitation to the left of this post!

Here’s a little information about Rich Handley:
Dr. Rich Handley is the foremost expert on optimizing people for success by understanding and applying concepts of Emotional Intelligence. He is a leading business strategist in leveraged, high-performance human capital solutions and has worked extensively with Fortune 500 firms world-wide in areas such as employee selection, organizational and leadership development, employee development, and sales training. He also conducts the EQ-i® and the EQ360® certifications for EQ University, having certified more individuals world-wide than anyone.

Rich is the co-author of the book, Optimizing People, the EQ360 Assessment, the EQ Interview, the Behavioral Health Survey, and the Benchmark for Organizational Emotional Intelligence. His work has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Harvard Business Update, Training Magazine, H.R. Magazine, Controller Magazine, Selling Power, the Dallas Morning News, MSN, ABC and Fox News.
The Leaders job on the high performance frontier is about Influencing, training and developing people. In Rich’s new book, Leadership Presence, he explains the Leadership X Factor and how Emotionally Intelligent leaders have higher impact through stronger Vision, Projection, Control and Connection.

Have an incredible day, stay positive and powerful, and LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE!