You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” But what if you’re like most people and don’t know what you love and are good at? The Born to Be Workshop helps you identify your key abilities and gives you a clear roadmap for how to turn your strengths and passions into a successful occupation or business.
The Born to Be Workshop was designed by Stephen Bastien, author of the book Born to Be. The premise of both the book and workshop is simple: We are all born with abilities and talents unique to each of us, but we often lose sight of these strengths at a very young age due to parental and societal pressure to “do” or “be” something else. The Born to Be Workshop is an interactive experience that allows each attendee to reconnect with their true self so they can rediscover their life passions—to uncover what they really were born to be!
Who Should Attend?
The Born to Be Workshop is intended for a wide range of audiences, including:
College students who are trying to decide which major fits them to perfection. On average, college students change their major at least three times over the course of their college career—many even more.
Employees who want to improve their job performance and create a work environment they enjoy.
Unemployed individuals who want to find the perfect occupation and workplace that suits their unique talents.
Anyone who has ever wanted to start their own business. Most entrepreneurially-minded people are hesitant to start their own business because they don’t know which business is best for them to pursue and how to move forward with a successful plan.
By participating in the Born to Be Workshop, attendees will walk away with not only an understanding of how to use the talents unique to them, but also a roadmap on how to transfer those abilities into an occupation or business they are passionate about.
What You Can Expect from the Born to Be Mini-Workshop
The goal of a mini-workshop is to help attendees understand the process of:
1. Discovering and acknowledging their unique talents that can best contribute to an organization.
2. Putting their newly discovered abilities to practical use for the company they work for (or deciding to start-up a new business with a true passion for what they do each day).
3. Understanding how various self-propelled techniques can assist in the continued development of these abilities and the goals they set for themselves.
(Based on 12 attendees)
This first hour goes far beyond just introductions. Each participant will discuss what they like about their current job and other positions they’ve held, and what they would change if they could (relative to knowing what they are good at and where they believe their talents lie).
The workshop leader is trained to engage the participants to think beyond what they have been doing for a job and how their talents will enhance their productivity and passion for whatever position they hold within a company.
The workshop leader also uses his/her training to create a safe environment that allows all attendees to feel comfortable in commenting and making suggestions for each other during the process.
This “family-style” participation technique is developed quickly within the introduction process and becomes increasingly more effective as the session progresses.
Each attendee will write about their abilities and explore how and when they were developed. This process involves going back to what each person was good at and loved doing as a child, since that is when all of our abilities first became visible.
By using this approach, participants begin to develop a strong connection with the abilities unique to them, and they start to understand how those abilities are best used in the work environment.
For those who may be in the process of being laid off, they can begin to see how their talents can translate into their next job. Or, if they are starting their own business, they can identify the best business for them based on their strengths.
Attendees will learn about self-propelled techniques (what they are and how and when to use them), and how these techniques, which range from meditation to hypnosis, can enhance their understanding of how, when, and where their talents are best utilized. They will also learn how to stay “on target” with the goals they have set for themselves.
What You Can Expect from a Full Two-Day Born to Be Workshop
Call or email for a brochure that breaks down this workshop in two-hour increments.
Materials Attendees Receive
Attendees to the Born to Be mini-workshop will leave with materials that explain the process of utilizing the abilities they have—that they either may not be utilizing to the fullest or even at all.
Attendees to the full-two day Born to Be Workshop are provided with a personalized five-step plan they have written for themselves with the guidance of a workshop leader. They also receive process material that will aid them in staying on target to achieve the goals they established for themselves at the workshop.
To book a private session or workshop call 847-858-1175 or the click 'Contact Stephen' Page Link.
How the Born to Be Workshop Started
Stephen Bastien began teaching the Born to Be Workshop in 1994 when he designed a course entitled “Becoming an Entrepreneur” for Northwestern University’s adult education program. As he was writing the syllabus for the class, he realized there are plenty of books and classes that teach people how to become an entrepreneur; however, there were few classes or books that taught people what is the best business or occupation for them to start or to be in. With this insight, he changed the syllabus and discovered how correct he was. Through that class his students discovered not only what they were good at and meant to do with their lives, but also nearly every student ended up creating a business model on how they could become successful using their own abilities.
The course led him to write his book, Born to Be, and to continue putting on the Born to Be Workshop after leaving Northwestern University.
To book a private session or workshop call 847-858-1175 or click the 'Contact Stephen' Page Link.
Next Online Workshop: April, 20th. 7-8p
Email Bastien.firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space