Published: March, 2022
The biggest obstacle faced by today’s employees can be summed up in two words: unprecedented uncertainty. Failure to acknowledge this new reality is to live in denial and risk, not just personal success but a company’s success and survival. Thinking differently and being willing to challenge self-doubt during times of uncertainty requires courage.
We all know that uncertainty is an inevitable condition throughout life. Accepting the impossibility of knowing the future, of predicting an outcome, requires enormous courage. While we would like to get up each day to face this perpetual unknown with courage, all too often, we feel discouraged. Maybe that’s why the Roman philosopher Seneca wrote, “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
Courage is the most vital virtue in today’s climate of uncertainty. By recognizing, developing and wielding the power of personal courage, you can draw on courage-centeredness.
MY-CPE LLC, 1600 Highway 6 south, suite 250, sugar land, TX, 77478
MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.
Owner, Sandra Ford Walston
Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert is a human potential consultant who studies courage. Known as The Courage Expert, she is an international speaker and author, corporate trainer and behavioral coach. Sandra’s expertise allows her to focus on the tricks and traps of the human condition through recognizing and interpreting courage behaviors and courageous leadership styles. Featured on the speaker circuit as witty, provocative, concrete and insightful, she has sparked positive change in the lives of thousands of leaders each year. Sandra also provides skills-based programs for some of the most respected public and private blue-chip businesses and organizations in the world, such as IBM, Caterpillar, Inc., Institute of Internal Auditors, Hensel Phelps, Wide Open West, Agrium, Inc., Virginia Commonwealth University, Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, Procter and Gamble, Hitachi Consulting, US Bank, Healthcare Association of New York State, Institute of Management Accountants, and Delta Kappa Gamma International Society. The internationally published author of bestseller COURAGE The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman and an honored author selected for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Sandra facilitates individuals and groups to discover the power and inspiration of their everyday courage. The COURAGE Difference at Work: A Unique Success Guide for Women, Sandra’s follow-up book to COURAGE, is directed at any woman, regardless of title or credentials, who wishes to grow professionally by introducing courage actions at work. Her third book, FACE IT! 12 Courageous Actions that Bring Success at Work and Beyond confirms that what holds you back on the job is the same as what hinders achievement—the reluctance to face and live a courageous life. Sandra is published in magazines such as Chief Learning Officer, Training & Development, Accelerate, Malaysia, Real Simple, and Strategic Finance. Sandra is a certified Newfield coach and certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Enneagram. She also instructs at the University of Denver.
She can be reached at www.sandrawalston.com to sign up for her free monthly courage e-zine and where she posts a courage blog.
Sandra Ford Walston is known as The Courage Expert. As an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, leadership consultant and certified coach she has presented courage programs in a variety of formats to topnotch organizations from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Sandra has also taught for twenty-three years at the University of Denver “Real Leadership is Courageous: How to Discover Your Courage!” and continues to teach it off campus under Dr. Mark Vogel, President CPE4U. With over 25 years of original courage research that yielded three books on the subject, one attendee wrote,
“Thanks for opening my eyes to the world of courage! It’s exciting to work with you!"