Thursday, July 20, 2017

A glimpse into one of my coaching sessions. “4 Phases.”

Look at the baseball diamond in the middle of the photo. Think about what each box represents in your life. Start with your vision. Work around to each phase. As you can tell, this cycle is never ending. All information around the boxes are to get you through each phase. 

Here we have more keys to achieving your goals. Read through each one carefully. Try to find ways to implement those throughout your phases in executing your vision.

Call me if you are interested in coaching sessions at (281)370-6622. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Ready to Pass the PMP Exam the 1st Time? Let's get a class together for you and your team.

PMP Exam is changing in 1st Quarter 2018. Major changes such as the 6th Edition make it more difficult to pass the exam. Why Wait? Let me provide Project Management Training tailored to help your team passed the PMP Exam the first time. Discounted rates to encourage group enrollment.
I provide Project Management Training at its best based on student's PMP exam success rate. For more validation, see recommendations on Linkedin page.
  • Cost: $995.00 for 1st time students-$700.00 discount off $1,695.00 course fee
  • How: Need a minimum of 8 students to make a class (10 students needed if request is outside of Houston metroplex)
  • Where: Houston metroplex room provided (seating limited to 25 students) or can provide training onsite. My motto, "Have Students, Will Travel."
  • Timing: Prefer Five-Day class where 5th day is focused on exam questions, either five days in a row or provide Four-Day Boot camp with webex follow-up (in 4-two hour sessions)
  • Materials: All classroom materials and self-study aids provided, including PMBOK Guide-5th Edition,a study guide book, and many other study aids.
Contact information: Katherine (Kathy) Nixon, Email: Call: 281.370.6622, Text: 936.870.8256,
I appreciate your business and support. I enjoy being a part of your success. Let's get you and your team prepared for the PMP exam. Thanks, Kathy
P.S. - Thank you in advance for your consideration and passing this on to others who might value this opportunity.
#Plan for success starting now: 
  1. Complete and submit your online application at
  2. Schedule your exam time for the one to two weeks after the class (max. 45 days).
  3. Begin reading or re-reading the PMBOK Guide now.
  4. Practice your 10-minute drill daily. If new, write each day for 10 minutes what you remember of your PMBOK studies.
  5. Answer exam questions. Verify and investigate all answers from the PMBOK.
  6. Attend class with your schedule cleared and ready to focused for final review.
  7. Make travel and work arrangements so you will be ready for class time..
  8. Invite others to attend class with you. They make great study partners.

The Power is in Your Ability to See "It"​.

Each year, I like to share with my friends and family encouragements which I believe will help bring success, peace, hope, prosperity, guidance, thoughts to ponder, insights. It may be a small book or a desktop calendar of motivational quotes.
This year, I finally published a monthly perpetual calendar of encouragements I have accumulated. Today, I am sharing it with you. For the PowerPoint slide presentation, click on this link, Visualize Your Future. Enjoy!

To Play or Not To Play? Being a Part of Something Larger than Ourselves

Recently, at Deltek's annual conference, we were encouraged to help Deltek set a world's record. Four hundred and sixty-eight of us participated in creating a Guinness world record for the largest human image of a cloud.
Many times daily, we are given multiple opportunities "to play or not to play". Whatever decision is reached, it is my hope each of us will consider how to be a part of something larger than ourselves, in a good way.
One of my favorite quotes is "Trust yourself (and) create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all of your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." For me, this is what Deltek was demonstrating, ... how to go from possibility to achievement, ... when they asked us to participate in setting a Guinness world record for the largest human image of a cloud. 
Deltek proclaims, "We did it! Congrats to all the Deltek Insight attendees, Deltek employees, The Gaylord National Hotel staff and others that jumped in on the fun and helped us set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement at DeltekInsight!. We are now the title holders for the largest human image of a cloud, (all 468 of us)." #GWRDay and #DeltekInsight!
P. S. I took a minute to reflect on why I participated. It was certainly not for the certificate from Guinness or fame and fortune. ... It was just because they asked. ... I was there, physically able, the time was allotted, and I was felt I was part of something bigger than myself. ... As it turned out, it was also fun. The group was laughing and joking. There were a lot of smiles and selfies being taken. ... I am glad I chose to play and can now celebrate in the achievement.
When I looked about the conference break area where the event was happening, many were standing on the sidelines, choosing not to play or participate. It made me wonder why. I mean, after all, they would have contributed to making the record even larger and they were already present. Was it because they felt the idea was embarrassing, maybe it is hard to embrace their inner child, or plastic raincoats make them feel claustrophobic, or they were not feeling well or it was not part of their job description or maybe they thought their business standing or respect would suffer? ... Regardless, they chose not to play. For them, it stayed only a possibility.

151 Years Later - The Call is the Same - "To Do All ... Which May Achieve ... A Lasting Peace Among Ourselves ..." .

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; ... to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." - Abe Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
This trip to Washington, DC, I toured Ford's theatre. I was struck by the similarity to our country today and that of the country seven score and eleven years ago. The country divided ... instead of north and south, it is Republican and Democratic.
In coaching, there are four main questions, what would you like, how might you get it, how will you stay the course, and how will you know when you have it?
John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, “My fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” 
How might we influence the well-being of this nation and its people?
It is my hope we as a people will take a moment to consider how each of us individually might promote unity, peace, harmony with our neighbors, in our communities, among our states and throughout our nation.  And then, ... take action. Doing something each day to serve a higher good of understanding, tolerance, support. Fostering hope, love, forgiveness, safety, health, and well-being. Well-being ... a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity.

To Protect Your Credit, Place a Fraud Alert with Credit Reporting Company

Three national credit reporting companies keep records of your credit history. If someone has misused your personal or financial information, call (or write) one of the companies and ask for an initial fraud alert on your credit report. A fraud alert is free. You must provide proof of your identity. The company you call (or write) must tell the other companies about your alert.
An initial fraud alert can make it harder for an identity thief to open more accounts in your name. When you have an alert on your report, a business must verify your identity before it issues credit, so it may try to contact you. The initial alert stays on your report for at least 90 days. You can renew it after 90 days. It allows you to order one free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting companies. Be sure the credit reporting companies have your current contact information so they can get in touch with you.Fraud Alerts
If you see something on your credit report that could be identity theft, you can place a fraud alert on your report. Here's what to do:  Notify at least one of the CRC's fraud units that you are a victim of identity theft. A call or letter to one will alert the other two. Say or write you want to flag your file with a fraud alert.
1. Experian: 1-888-397-3742, 1-855-246-9409
P.O. Box 9701 Allen, TX 75013
Contact us by phone - Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your time zone.
2. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285, 1-888-766-0008
P.O. Box 105069, Atlanta GA 30348
3. TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289

Embrace the Shake by Phil Hansen

"When we change the way we look at a limitation, it changes how it affect us."  Phil Hansen.  This guy is amazing. 
"Limitation is something that has been put in our way. Self-limiting belief is something we put in our own way."
"What could you do if you embrace the limitations you have?"
For Phil, it was ...
  • Limitation. My hand shakes. 
  • Self-Limiting Belief. In order to be an artist, you need a steady hand. 
  • His limiting statement started. My hand shakes so I can't do art.'
  • Became the statement.  How can I do art with a shaky hand?
The results are WOW!