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The First Steps on the Personal Growth March are the Toughest

My story as a motivational speaker starts with the 20 years I spent in the U.S. Marine Corps. There was a lot of time spent in training and I also saw combat. As you can imagine, it was physically tough. Looking back though, I came to realize the hardest part was mental – not physical.

In my keynote speaking appearances, I often talk on the topic of Personal Growth and Development. To be honest (and I say this with understanding and compassion), I sometimes look out at my audiences and see the faces of at least a few people who are going through difficult emotional times. Personal Growth and Development is for them.

Let’s Take the First Step

Personal transformation, whether in Chicago or anywhere else, is about transformation or change. Usually people who want my help Personal Growth and Development have just gone through a tough life experience. I can’t take the trip for you, no one can. However, Sharp-Skills can give you what you need to succeed.

Despite what you may feel at this exact second, I can promise that the changes you can experience include your physical well-being, your finances, the way you approach your spiritual life, your way of feeling about things and your relationships.

We will start with the simplest of questions: Where are you right now? Then we will imagine that perfect dream or goal. How will you get there and honestly, how long will it take? In taking this trip, you will have no choice but to grow as a person. That is what transformation is all about. I will not lie. The road can sometimes be bumpy; it can sometimes be painful. However dreams are worth fighting for – and I believe you can succeed.

What if I Don’t Know?

More often than you might imagine, I encounter someone who says, I know I want to personally change and have a new dream, but I don’t know what it is that I want! You are not alone. In my motivational speaking engagements to groups or individual coaching, we try to identify your passions. The things you love to talk about, the things you like to do, those activities that make you feel alive. All of those emotions are very powerful and can cause very positive change in your life.

If you or a group of like-minded people such as yourself or an organization wants a presentation on personal growth and development, Sharp-Skills will be pleased to tailor-make a personal growth and development seminar to help start you on your important journey.


  • “We now have the tools to be more efficient and resourceful” “I am writing this letter to let you know how pleased we were with Louie. Thanks to Louie’s extremely motivational seminar, Berger Excavating is making huge strides. We now have the tools to be more efficient and resourceful. Not only was I surprised by the event, but the positive feedback from all involved has been overwhelming. Louie had the ability to bring everyone closer as a company and want to work together to make a stronger team. I would strongly recommend this training to anyone and everyone. After the way the economy has been in such a down-turn, this was what we really needed to re-group and focus on the opportunities of the future.”

    Julie Berger-Chamberlin – President Berger Excavating Contractors
  • “Staff are still talking about your presentation…”
    “Sorry it has taken me a week to get this to you. I want to thank you for coming out to the Mundelein Park District and providing us with a great training/presentation. Staff are still talking about your presentation and everyone that I have talked to, or other supervisors have talked to, really liked it and got something out of it. We had a number of staff that could not attend and I was wondering if the video that you taped on Friday is available to show those who missed last Friday. Many of the supervisors are asking about it. Thanks again for doing such a great job, it’s much appreciated.”

    Barbara Daudelin – HR/Risk Manager – Mundelein Park District