Randy Siegel builds the people who build organizations.
Organizations hire Randy to transform high-potential employees into a new generation of leaders. Randy gives them the leadership and communications skills they need to rise through the organization.
CEOs hire Randy to help them become more charismatic leaders, spokespeople, and ambassadors for the organizations they serve.
Individuals retain Randy when they find themselves at a crossroads in their career or life. By connecting them with their power, passion, and purpose, Randy helps them rediscover their internal navigation system so that they know which path to take.
His work is based upon a proprietary process that facilitates self-discovery to clarify personal perspective, true purpose, and professional image.
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Postcard from Asheville, NC
A lot of us are thinking about priorities these days. The current political, social, and economic uncertainties have even the most Zen of us unsettled.
Recently, I've had an influx of calls from men and women seeking career and life coaching . Many are reevaluating their careers, and some their entire lives. Most are seeking to gain some sense of control. "I've been on auto pilot too long," one client shared.
When times are tough, it becomes even more imperative to tap into your internal navigation system and act with power, passion, and purpose.
Perhaps Elphaba says it best in the song "Defying Gravity" from the hit show Wicked when she declares to Glinda:
Something has changed within me.
This month, we’ll examine the power of expectation.
Last Wishes of a Dying Woman
I heard a great story at a conference the other day that I would like to share with you. Its author is unknown.
The story goes like this:
A young woman had been diagnosed with a terminal illness; doctors said she had three months to live. As she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her priest and asked him to come to her house to discuss her final wishes.
She told him which songs she wanted sung at the funeral service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.
Everything was in order and the priest was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.
"There's one more thing," she said excitedly.
"What's that?" came the priest's reply.
"This is very important," the young woman continued. "I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand."
The priest stood looking at her, not knowing quite what to say.
"That surprises you, doesn't it?" the woman asked.
"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the priest.
The young woman explained. "In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming... like velvety chocolate cake or deep dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!
"So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork. The best is yet to come.'"
After hearing this story, every time I reach down for my fork, I remember that the best is yet to come.
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