Each week we ask some leading questions to an entrepreneur or business owner.
Here’s some of our favourite replies to … What skill have you developed since leaving formal education that has been most useful in your career?
“The skill from my training at NLP Marin has been by far the most useful in not only my career but my life. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) started as a set of clinical tools derived empirically from some of the most successful therapeutic innovators. Despite its contentious history, NLP Marin provides a human framework from neuroscience models from the original assorted tools. This framework has made a difference not only in my personal life but how my clients have been able to move from a context of conflict to one of rapport with themselves and their world.”
Richard Friesen, Founder and CEO of Mind Muscles Academy
“The art of making a conversation is something that I find to be very important in the working world. While I was in university, talking to others was easy; many people I met shared my interests. Once I entered the workplace, I started meeting people of all ages from all walks of life. I had to learn how to hold a conversation with people vastly different from myself. It was surprisingly tough at first, but I got better with practice! This skill has helped me build a network of friends who have supported me in both my business and personal life.”
Christantio Giovanni, Co-Founder of Oneshot
“Hands-on, adaptability. The gift of releveraging a core existing asset that empowers me to pivot at will within any systemic constraints I am interfaced with. The ability to re-marshal resources & operationalize advancement beyond a gap, deploying lean action-driven strategies for measurable impact. I have learned that the “how” is the most fluid moving piece of any operational assembly – & insofar as I allow myself to be ongoingly self-disrupted, fluid, & adaptive, I will be my most powerful, paradigm-shifting, & innovational. Nurturing a mindframe that is pivot-ready is how I outclass the crippling involutive state of the status quo.”
Chesline Pierre-Paul, Queer-E-O of Chesline Inc.
“I don’t know if I even draw a distinction between formal and informal education, but over the last few years I’ve worked really hard to develop my skills around the process of proper pricing. That has included my own work, research, and conversations. But has been supplemented by things that might fall into the heading of formal.
Dave Wakeman, Principal at Wakeman Consulting Group