2016 in perspective

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Dear Monthly Guardian reader

I can hardly believe we are staring YEAR END in the face … so, for this edition, I thought I’d try and put into perspective what 2016 has meant to so many people out there.

For many it has been a ‘hamster’ wheel year – family, work, occasions, pressure, losses, celebrations, school sports, school exams, courses, birthdays, precious moments, friends and one month has rolled into another and BOOM the year is done!

For me, other than offering solutions to:

TEENS that need guidance when it comes to HOW to handle high school effectively, MENTORSHIP through the terms

  • Grade 9’s SUBJECT CHOICE
  • Grade 10’s did I make the right choice
  • Grade 11’s I should be working out my plans for TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Grade 12’s what am I studying NEXT YEAR?

I also feel, from a personal and BUSINESS perspective, it’s time to REFLECT. It’s time to sort out WHAT WORKED for me this year, and WHAT DIDN’T? What I need to CHANGE so that life starts to work for ME rather than me for it – and the same can be said for business.

Where should I be FOCUSED next year? Am I STUCK and FRUSTRATED? Is life and business just getting TOO much for me? Do I want to RUN away from it all?

I have a TOOL that will put all of this into perspective – you WILL wheedle out the good from the bad. You will gleam CLARITY and direction on the way forwards. You will start 2017 on the right foot not the back foot.

“POWER 3 HOUR” is what I offer … an INDEPTH introspection of where YOU or your BUSINESS is at … it’s 3 hours of unpacking and analysing and repacking, re-energising … it’s incredibly effective and I have had tremendous response from those that have done these sessions with me.

Then, depending on your needs, fortnightly / monthly follow up sessions are available – the plan of course is to make effective changes that allow life / business to become ‘challenging, yet manageable’…

Don’t put off, don’t procrastinate … if my favourite saying resonates with you, then you know what to do: ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’….

All that’s left for me to do is WISH you WELL for your year-end … for those celebrating Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful time, for those that don’t, but are going to take leave, ENJOY … to those travelling, travel safely and for those that want to find out more about what Synergy offers – please either WhatsApp me, email me, call me …

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Coaching for Positive Change

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As a COACH, my priority is to assist you to make POSITIVE changes to your life, be it personal, business or as a learner in school!!

We ALL go through challenges, but we have a CHOICE as to how we cope with these challenges, what we take out of these challenges by way of learning, and what we plan to do going forward.

So, WHAT can Synergy coaching do for you??

It can bring you CLARITY, direction, motivation, inspiration. It allows you to SEE life from a different perspective. It will BOOST your business. It will teach you TOOLS to use and apply within life as a whole.

Students flourish with STRUCTURE and PLANNING, so do businesses … most of us that are HAMSTER WHEELING need structure and planning too. Coaching will IMPACT on you in the most POSITIVE way.

You will start to LIVE life rather than exist.

Synergy offers:

  • Grade 9 – Clarification on Subject Choice
  • Grade 10~12 – What should I be studying after school
  • High Schoolers – Mentorship regarding schoolwork
  • GR 8 ~ University – Study Schedule for Exams (2 hours)
  • POWER 3 HOUR sessions to see personal change
  • POWER 3 HOUR sessions to see business growth
  • Workshops on: Time Management; Career Info Evenings

My passion is to SEE you SUCCEED … to walk the pathway with you, to work as a team, to discover what works, and what doesn’t, to change what needs to change and chuck out what you don’t need to hold onto.

My favourite saying: If you ALWAYS do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!!

So, if you feel that you’d like to chat over coffee and see what I can do for YOU or your loved ones, then please give me a call or email me.

Let’s UNLOCK your POTENTIAL together!!

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Dear Learner… What is important when choosing a CAREER…

FEB15-14Well let’s start with, what IS a career?  In today’s’ world, it is more a career PATHWAY that you are choosing as once you have studied within a career field, there are always doors that will open for you within that field and further studying that can be done!

Gone are the days where you left school, became a bookkeeper, worked your entire life as a bookkeeper and eventually retired with the same company, where you drew a pension from for the rest of your days!

Now a career is far more ‘flexible,’ things are changing at such a rapid rate, that unless you move with the times and update yourself with knowledge, you will be left behind … that is why it is so very important to look very carefully at what FIELD of study you wish to go into and empower yourself with knowledge on the advancement opportunities within that field.

There is one particular bit of advice I’d like to impart, and that is MAKE SURE you choose the right subjects at school that will support your chosen career through Tertiary Education! It is not completely too late to wake up in matric and realise that you don’t have the right subjects, as one can always do a post matric year and study the necessary subjects … but

WHY would you want to do this when you have the opportunity to get it right when choosing your subjects in Grade 9? Afterall, it’s not ideal to have to put in a further year or two of studying before you get to apply to University or College!

Most University / College Degrees require Math & Physics… there are a number of careers that don’t require these subjects, but by far the majority do, and IF you want to study

Engineering, Medicine or Science, then you need a HIGH pass in these two subjects.

So over and above choosing the right subjects and getting good marks for them, you also need to write entrance tests to get into some institutions – there is a tremendous amount of competition to get it, and unfortunately, at times, even with excellent marks, you don’t qualify for your chosen course.

It is therefore imperative to have a second and third choice…you also don’t want to be in the position where you go into a course because your peers are going into it, nor do you necessarily want to follow what Mom & Dad do/suggest. It is best to EMPOWER YOURSELF with as much knowledge about the various fields of study and the careers within those fields so that you can make an informed choice about your future!

If you do not do this, the chance that you may drop out of University / College in year one are very real.

So, for SUPPORT in making these important choices, visit my website www.synergycoaching.co.za and see the Tertiary Education Program I offer learners … it is intensive and thorough, but well well worth it if you want ‘peace of mind!’

Take the GUESS work out of the decision making process…I support the Education process through empowerment – hop onto the website and contact me if you like what you see…

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SYNERGY (based in Edgemead) offers ‘learner support’ through:

FEB15-14A MENTORSHIP program designed to EMPOWER the learner to better themselves regarding: Attitude towards school / How to approach homework / Identifying learner type & how best to study therefore / Planning for exams, projects, tests & orals / S.M.A.R.T. goal setting for each subject … all done through one on one sessions and teaching how to measure, reflect and be accountable for ones actions.

SUBJECT Choice for Grade 9’s – a program to make sure the subjects chosen support the field(s) of study the learner is likely to follow after school … an important tool to EMPOWER the decision making process.

A TERTIARY Education Program that EMPOWERS the learner to identify his/her TOP 3 possibilities of careers to study post matric, relieving parents and learners of the possibility of ‘dropping out’ in year one due to having chosen the wrong course … this program inspires, informs and brings clarity, and it involves one on one session and each journey is personalised.

What can SYNERGY do for BUSINESS owners?

Are you your own boss / an entrepreneur, trying to cover all aspects of your business?

Do you feel overwhelmed at times, directionless, frustrated?

I understand all of the above, having ‘walked the talk’ myself… Synergy therefore brings you the FAST TRACK program… designed to move you from 1st gear to 5th gear without hitting reverse!

If you don’t change anything, nothing will change, but I urge you to make these changes with support and coaching mythologies… walking the unknown pathway on your own can be most daunting, so:

Let Synergy analyse your business with you, identifying potential ‘grey’ areas.

Let’s reflect on where you are at within all aspects of your business, so that changes can be made for betterment and with purpose .

Let’s PLAN the way forward with structure and purpose.

Let’s get the wheels in motion, auctioning the plan.

Let’s follow this process through over 6 months, and then reflect, re-analyse and make the changes necessary for further success.

For MORE information on any of the above, please feel free to contact me.  I am there to support you in business / your teen in mentorship.

SYNERGY: Working with integrity to fulfil our clients’ needs with purposeful steps building confidence to their decision making process.

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Business coaching: What is your current reality?

FEB15-14How IMPORTANT is it to you to ANALYSE your business regularly?

Why would you do this?

  • to keep abreast of all aspects in your business
  • to know exactly where you are at within your business
  • to decide what has been working well
  • to decide what needs to change
  • to decide what needs to be dropped
  • to be able to plan your way forward

Thoughts:

How can you begin to plan going forward, when you do not know exactly where you are?When do you see yourself doing this?

  • What are your energy levels like at the moment?
  • How overwhelmed are you feeling?
  • Are you targeting your ideal market?
  • What does your time management look like?
  • How do you prioritise your work load?
  • How motivated are you right now?
  • How on purpose are you?
  • How in control are you?
  • How important is this to you?

We are often so caught up trying to make things happen, chasing the rands and cents, that we lose track of exactly where our business is at, and everything becomes a blur or you tend to get ‘STUCK’ where you are. Then you begin to wonder why you are not making the money you envisaged. You wonder why you are so stressed out. You start wondering if it is worth being in business?

You start thinking: Wouldn’t it be easier if I was just working for someone?

You feel that you are working for your business, not it for you!

PROBLEM!

Be careful what you think, your thoughts will become your reality … What you tell YOURSELF every day will either lift you UP or tear you DOWN!

It’s up to YOU … Synergy can put this all into perspective for you! The amazing thing about life is that you choose what you allow into it, you choose how things affect you, you choose how you react. Happiness is a choice. Make it!

Call Synergy and BOOK an appointment now – DON’T PROCRASTINATE!

Set aside the time to RE-ENERGISE your business, to RE-MOTIVATE yourself, to gain DIRECTION, to take CONTROL of your destiny…

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GRADE 9 SUBJECT CHOICE – still CONCERNED?

FEB15-14GRADE 9  SUBJECT CHOICE – still CONCERNED?

Have I chosen right? Do I need to CHANGE while I have the chance?

TWO SESSIONS with SYNERGY and you will gain PEACE OF MIND!

If you don’t get it right in grade 9, then you face the possibility of NOT being able to study for your career choice after school, and WHO wants to CHANGE subjects in Grade 12?

Let’s MAKE SURE you get it right from the outset, let’s eliminate the STRESS for Grade 10, 11 and 12!
SYNERGY
looks at:

  • YOU as a whole
  • Your INTERESTS
  • Your PERSONALITY
  • Your VALUES

JUN16-19and offers you POTENTIAL skills to identify the direction you are MOST LIKELY to be going in…

THIS in turn will give YOU clarity on what subjects you should be taking to support your chosen career field.

There is plenty of INTERACTION in the process, it is very clear and it brings you PEACE OF MIND / CONFIDENCE when handing in that CHOICE form.

SESSION 1: Assessment – 90 mins – a REPORT is drawn up and sent.

SESSION 2: Mediation – 45 mins – discuss the report at length and allay any concerns AND then 45 mins with PARENTS to give feedback and discuss ALL in order to finalise decisions…

Synergy works with Grade 9 (subject choice), Grade 10 / 11 and 12 (career choice) learners.

POSITIVE outcomes proven for those that have made the RIGHT decisions and gone into their STUDIES with confidence.

Many CONFIDENT learners are heading into Grade 10/11/12 and I’m please to say Synergy has many HAPPY tertiary students who are now following their dreams!

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COACHING puts everything that one does into perspective

FEB15-14COACHING puts everything that one does into perspective and SYNERGY is there to work with the Gr 8 to Gr 12 learners of Edgemead and the surrounding areas …. HOW:

GR8-11 – EXAM STUDY TIMETABLE PLANNING

LEARN HOW TO PLAN EFFECTIVELY  R750.00 (150 minutes)

Questions we ask:

  • Do I know EXACTLY what I need to study?
  • How many chapters / pages do I need to study?
  • Can I break those pages up into STUDYSIZE chunks?
  • How much of my work per chapter do I know?
  • How much of the work do I actually understand?
  • What does my study plan look like?
  • HOW am I going to ensure I stick to the plan?

Let SYNERGY empower you to put your exam study PLAN together, alleviate the STRESS factor! “he who fails to plan is planning to fail” Sir Winston Churchill

GRADE 9 – SUBJECT CHOICE

“LET’S GET IT RIGHT”! R 950.00 for peace of mind…

Why is it SO important to have a GOOD idea of the direction you are going in for Tertiary Education in Grade 9? Because – SUBJECT CHOICE is staring you in the face and it can be OVERWHELMING!!!

If you don’t get it right, then you face the possibility of NOT being able to study for your career choice after school, and WHO wants to CHANGE subjects in Grade 12?

Let’s MAKE SURE you get it right from the outset, let’s eliminate the STRESS for Grade 10, 11 and 12!

Assessment session, report, discussion session and feedback session for parents is all you

need to assure you of choosing the subjects that best support your potential fields of study!

GR 9-12 – TERTIARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

KNOW WHAT TO STUDY AFTER YOU’VE MATRICULATED

Synergy offers you an EMPOWERMENT program that will get you to within your TOP 3 possibilities of what to study after school!

It is a process, not a quick fix … it takes time, but fed with all the information you will need

regarding possible careers, and you will be able to make decisions whether a career would

inspire you, whether it would be a passion rather than a career, whether you would rather

not follow it, or whether certain aspects appeal, yet some don’t.

Synergy GUIDES you throughout the process, narrowing down over 800 possible careers to PERSONALISE your choice and working all you choose until the TOP 3 are reached!

So, don’t feel LOST … we will get you ON TRACK!

VISIT my WEBSITE or CALL me for more info on any of the above…

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GRADE 9 – SUBJECT CHOICE

“GET IT RIGHT”!!

FEB15-14Why is it SO important to have a GOOD idea of the direction you are going in for Tertiary Education in Grade 9???
Because – SUBJECT CHOICE is staring you in the face and it can be OVERWHELMING!!!

If you don’t get it right, then you face the possibility of NOT being able to study for your career of choice after school, and WHO wants to CHANGE subjects in Grade 12???

Let’s MAKE SURE you get it right from the outset, let’s eliminate the STRESS for Grade 10, 11 and 12!!

SYNERGY looks at: YOU as a whole, your INTERESTS, your PERSONALITY, your VALUES and offers you POTENTIAL skills to identify the direction you are going in…THIS in turn will give YOU clarity on what subjects you should be taking to support your chosen field.

Plenty INTERACTION in the process, it is very clear and it brings you PEACE OF MIND / CONFIDENCE when handing in that CHOICE form.

SESSION 1: Assessment – 90 mins – REPORT drawn up and sent.

SESSION 2: Mediation – 45 mins – discuss report at length and allay any concerns AND then 45 mins with PARENTS to give feedback and discuss ALL to finalise decisions.

Synergy works with Grade 9 (subject choice), Grade 10 / 11 and 12 (career choice) learners.

POSITIVE outcomes proven for those that have made the RIGHT decisions and gone into their STUDIES with confidence. Many HAPPY tertiary students are following their dreams – here’s a comment just in from one of them:

Starting the Synergy Tertiary Edu programme during my gap year, I felt hopeless as to the degree I would do beyond high school after being rejected from entry into Medical School – the only sure path I wanted as a career. But, in a comfortable yet professional setting, Trudie constructed Plan B for me, and throughout the course of the programme I grew ever more confident and hopeful for my future. The programme shed a lot of light into the career paths I would be suited to pursue based on my aptitude – I was given information on what would be expected of me in each career, the remuneration involved, the length of study and the corresponding universities at which I can accomplish these degrees. At the end I had more information than I had expected and it catapulted me into a successful acceptance into a BSc Genetics and Biochemistry where I am now in my 3rd year and fully expect to pursue a Doctorate in the field. I have enjoyed my degree so much that I no longer need to pursue Medicine as I have found my new passion in life. I credit my new-found confidence to Trudie and will recommend the course to anyone who finds themselves in the same situation I was in.

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