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NY Metro Coaches Conduct Transformational Leadership Training with John Maxwell Team in Paraguay
Anna D Banks, Bola Disu, Francisco Fuertes joined John C. Maxwell and hundreds of Certified Coaches to Deliver Strategic Leadership Development Tools and Resources for Paraguayan Transformation, at the invitation of President Horacio Cartes.
By: Anna D Banks, Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker
Banks, Disu and Fuertes, certified members of the John Maxwell Team, were three of a special delegation of 250 coaches who converged in Paraguay, January 29 through February 5, to deliver the proven “Maxwell Round Table Method” to thousands of participants. The powerful Maxwell Round Table Method begins by equipping individuals in a structured process, then radiates from individual to individual for a massive, intentional, viral leadership development effect.
“We went to Paraguay to train and empower its people. To help them change themselves and thus change the direction of their country,” said Fuertes. “We left behind the seeds of transformation planted in a very fertile soil. Moreover, at the same time we came back a bit transformed ourselves.”
Over the course of five rigorous days, Banks, Disu, Fuertes, and the specially trained delegation met with top government, military, education, business, faith and community leaders with one goal in mind: hand over proven tools to the leaders of Paraguay in a structured process for their further leadership development through the power of the values-based Maxwell Round Table Method.
The Maxwell Round Table Method is straightforward - using a set of leadership values pre-selected by Paraguayans, specially trained John Maxwell Team Members will each host a series of 15 values-based round table sessions, totaling nearly 4,000 sessions in all, structured around Maxwell’s newest thinking on Intentional Living.
Collaborating with local interpreters, the 250-member team trained nearly 20,000 Spanish speaking Paraguayan citizens who have committed to facilitate value-based training to a projected 700,000 Paraguayans (10% of the population). This process is expected to create a cultural paradigm shift from the top down - and table to table, participant to participant.
“Working with a local interpreter, to facilitate training, was an exciting new experience for me”, said Anna D. Banks, Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. “One of the greatest things I’ve learned on this trip is that when you’re training in another country, knowing your audience is almost more important than the subject matter. As a result, I modified my natural communication style with more nuance to their culture.”
After discussing specific leadership values and how to personally improve upon each, table participants are asked to proactively practice the growth method for one week, then reach out to five members of their community and teach them the same process. Using the Maxwell Round Table Method, it is estimated 700,000 Paraguayans (10% of the population) will be reached. This process is expected to create a cultural paradigm shift from the top down, from table to table and participant to participant.
“One of the many invaluable lessons I learned from my trip is that transformation begins within every individual. In order to be a change agent one must be driven by values that lead people toward success,” said Bola Disu. “Intentions are good. However, specific action steps have the ability to bring greater changes that produce better results. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to answer the call. Transformation truly begins with me.”
This experience has added to Coaches Banks, Disu and Fuertes, comprehensive leadership training success through the John Maxwell Team.
About Anna D Banks
As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, Anna offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching to aid in personal and professional growth to individuals, organizations and companies worldwide. Anna has been in in the field of training and development for 20 years. Her education includes masters from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Working together with Anna, you and your team will move your organization in the desired direction to reach your goals. Find out how Anna can help you achieve your dreams of personal development, professional development and increased influence, by visiting http://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/
About Bola Disu
Ms. Bola Disu has been in the field of education for fifteen years. Her education includes masters in reading, and educational leadership. She is pursuing her doctorate degree in Teacher Leadership at Concordia University. She has worked as a second grade teacher, reading specialist K-8, and assistant principal K-5. Bola Disu is the founder of Learning Leaders International. She provides consultancy and coaching to educators, parents, and community leaders. She is also a John C Maxwell certified trainer, speaker, and coach. Bola Disu is a transformational leader who inspires personal and leadership development in schools, and the community at large. Her passion for travel and the arts have afforded her opportunities to meet and network with colleagues in the field of education locally, nationally, and internationally. Visit her website at www.Learningleadersinternational.com
About Francisco Fuertes:
Francisco Fuertes has over 40 years of experience in the corporate, technology and entertainment fields. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer, he brings this experience to enrich the interactions with his audience. He has conducted presentations throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, Colombia, Paraguay and Mexico. He is a motivator who encourages his clients along the path of self-discovery and fulfillment. Visit his website at www.JohnCMaxwellGroup.com/
Anna D. Banks