Leading with The Heart: Ignite Your Inner Purpose

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eBook - Choose to Be a Leader Others Would Want to Follow

eBook - Choose to Be a Leader Others Would Want to Follow

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You will receive your ebook in two formats - a PDF and a Kindle ebook. This book has been written for individuals who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be emotionally intelligent, resilient, agile, and lead themselves and others in an empowering way. If you are thinking about becoming a leader or if you already are, this book is for you! Through each chapter you will: uncover your biases about leadership, understand why leadership training fails, explain the difference between being a leader and manager and learn how to develop the mindset and skills to become an exceptional leader. This book would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who wants to ignite their inner leader. Check out a free preview in the updates!
You will receive your ebook in two formats - a PDF and a Kindle ebook. This book has been written for individuals who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be emotionally intelligent, resilient, agile, and lead themselves and others in an empowering way. If you are thinking about becoming a leader or if you already are, this book is for you! Through each chapter you will: uncover your biases about leadership, understand why leadership training fails, explain the difference between being a leader and manager and learn how to develop the mindset and skills to become an exceptional leader. This book would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who wants to ignite their inner leader. Check out a free preview in the updates!
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Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-19
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The Authentic Leader Online Course

The Authentic Leader Online Course

Pledge: C$49.00
Assess your readiness for entry into the leadership arena. You believe you have what it takes to lead yourself and others, but something is holding you back in following through on your leadership dreams and aspirations. The truth is many people do not have a clear understanding of what their strengths are and how to leverage them in being a leader. Through this online course you will explore your biases, beliefs, and perceptions of what leadership really is. You will complete a self-assessment survey that will help you develop more awareness in the following areas: capacity for a growth mindset, self-confidence to pursue your aspirations, and clarity on your purpose and core values. The results you will receive from your self-assessment survey will provide you with the direction you need to become a leader others would want to follow.
Assess your readiness for entry into the leadership arena. You believe you have what it takes to lead yourself and others, but something is holding you back in following through on your leadership dreams and aspirations. The truth is many people do not have a clear understanding of what their strengths are and how to leverage them in being a leader. Through this online course you will explore your biases, beliefs, and perceptions of what leadership really is. You will complete a self-assessment survey that will help you develop more awareness in the following areas: capacity for a growth mindset, self-confidence to pursue your aspirations, and clarity on your purpose and core values. The results you will receive from your self-assessment survey will provide you with the direction you need to become a leader others would want to follow.
Pledge: C$49.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-19
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The Emotionally Intelligent Leader Online Course

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader Online Course

Pledge: C$197.00
This online course will help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead yourself and others in an empowering way. But you may be thinking, “I am not a leader”. Being a leader doesn’t mean you poses a formal leadership title. I designed this online course for individuals who are in a position to motivate people to act towards achieving a common goal. Positive leaders strive to continually become aware of their areas of growth, their purpose, and how their core values guide their behaviours. The key to finding your purpose and discovering your authentic self is by developing your emotional intelligence. Authentic individuals can ignite passion and inspiration by working through their emotions. This is referred to as emotional intelligence, which are the grounding competencies of leadership. When we lead ourselves and others through emotional intelligence, we lead with our hearts. COURSE OUTCOMES • Discover and define my core purpose and values. • Explore how my core purpose influences the decisions I make and I you interact with others. • Discover areas of strength and areas of growth through a 360 assessment that I can leverage to support my leadership development throughout my career. • Discover and explore the four domains of leadership. • Develop strategies to develop my leadership competencies
This online course will help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead yourself and others in an empowering way. But you may be thinking, “I am not a leader”. Being a leader doesn’t mean you poses a formal leadership title. I designed this online course for individuals who are in a position to motivate people to act towards achieving a common goal. Positive leaders strive to continually become aware of their areas of growth, their purpose, and how their core values guide their behaviours. The key to finding your purpose and discovering your authentic self is by developing your emotional intelligence. Authentic individuals can ignite passion and inspiration by working through their emotions. This is referred to as emotional intelligence, which are the grounding competencies of leadership. When we lead ourselves and others through emotional intelligence, we lead with our hearts. COURSE OUTCOMES • Discover and define my core purpose and values. • Explore how my core purpose influences the decisions I make and I you interact with others. • Discover areas of strength and areas of growth through a 360 assessment that I can leverage to support my leadership development throughout my career. • Discover and explore the four domains of leadership. • Develop strategies to develop my leadership competencies
Pledge: C$197.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-19
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Leading with Resiliency and Agility Online Course

Leading with Resiliency and Agility Online Course

Pledge: C$197.00
This online course will help you develop the skills and mindset to manage your stressors, bounce back from adversity, and modify your approach to shifting demands. Being resilient and having the ability to shift to unpredictable circumstances, are key leadership skills in today's world. Resilience is the capacity to not only endure great challenges but get stronger in the midst of them. The purpose of this course is to help you discover your path for continuous growth along with the energy and enthusiasm necessary to sustain you during the most challenging times of your life. Most other online courses consist of a series of videos, accompanied by PDFs and quizzes. These types of course formats are great in acquiring new knowledge but do very little to influence and improve your performance. This online course is designed in a format that will allow you to engage in deep self-reflection and an opportunity to receive feedback on your areas of strength, improvement, and active experimentation of your newly acquired skills. COURSE OUTCOMES • Develop self-awareness in regard to your resiliency and agility. • Explore the behaviours you engage in that contribute to your current level of resiliency and agility. • Explore strategies you can develop and implement that will contribute to a cycle of renewal.
This online course will help you develop the skills and mindset to manage your stressors, bounce back from adversity, and modify your approach to shifting demands. Being resilient and having the ability to shift to unpredictable circumstances, are key leadership skills in today's world. Resilience is the capacity to not only endure great challenges but get stronger in the midst of them. The purpose of this course is to help you discover your path for continuous growth along with the energy and enthusiasm necessary to sustain you during the most challenging times of your life. Most other online courses consist of a series of videos, accompanied by PDFs and quizzes. These types of course formats are great in acquiring new knowledge but do very little to influence and improve your performance. This online course is designed in a format that will allow you to engage in deep self-reflection and an opportunity to receive feedback on your areas of strength, improvement, and active experimentation of your newly acquired skills. COURSE OUTCOMES • Develop self-awareness in regard to your resiliency and agility. • Explore the behaviours you engage in that contribute to your current level of resiliency and agility. • Explore strategies you can develop and implement that will contribute to a cycle of renewal.
Pledge: C$197.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-19
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Emerging Leader's Bundle

Emerging Leader's Bundle

Pledge: C$344.00
Being a leader is tough! In today's workplace it is not uncommon to be faced with competing priorities and therefore, have a difficult time delegating tasks, causing you to be overburdened with responsibilities. That is why we have bundled two of our most popular courses: The Emotionally Intelligent Leader & Leading with Resiliency and Agility. The Emerging Leader's Bundle will help you develop a strong foundation for a long and successful leadership career. By purchasing both online courses at the same time, you save $50!
Being a leader is tough! In today's workplace it is not uncommon to be faced with competing priorities and therefore, have a difficult time delegating tasks, causing you to be overburdened with responsibilities. That is why we have bundled two of our most popular courses: The Emotionally Intelligent Leader & Leading with Resiliency and Agility. The Emerging Leader's Bundle will help you develop a strong foundation for a long and successful leadership career. By purchasing both online courses at the same time, you save $50!
Pledge: C$344.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-19
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My mission through the campaign is to help others develop a clear vision of their authentic self, to discover their passion, and how it aligns with their purpose. Once you have a clear understanding of your purpose and vision for your future, you will be able to discover your path for continuous growth along with the energy and enthusiasm necessary to sustain you during the most challenging moments in your life. Ask yourself...what is the legacy I want to live now rather than the legacy I want to leave behind?

MY STORY - LIVING MY PURPOSE

Although many people say they want to be happy and live a meaningful life, the evidence shows us that this is not the reality for many of us. We should no longer accept the status quo, especially if we want to thrive throughout our lives!

My name is Dr. Johanna Pagonis, and I am the owner of Sinogap Solutions, a leadership consulting firm. I work closely with individuals in organizations to help them discover their purpose and surpass their potential. I achieve this by partnering with individuals and organizational leaders to create workplaces where people can go to work and feel engaged, empowered, and supported to thrive not just survive, especially during challenges times.

We spend most of our lives at work, so why can't we actually enjoy and find fulfillment in what we do. It still surprises me how many people tell me..."it's just a job"..."it is a means to an end"..."it’s a paycheque".

"If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life".

Confucius

We live between two tensions - our ego and our soul. Our ego is preoccupied about living to the expectations of others and it functions within a scarcity mindset. Our soul is about our inner being. It is focused on being compassionate and demonstrating empathy towards self and others. Our soul feels alive when it is fulfilling our purpose and when we connect and collaborate with others, which lies at the heart of leadership.

The first step in being a leader others would want to follow is to ignite our passion through our purpose. A strong and positive leader contributes to the well-being of others. Happiness is not a material state; it is an internal state of well-being, which starts with living our life in an authentic way. But what does it mean to be authentic? Being authentic is about identifying what you are passionate about and how that aligns with your purpose.

"I inherently believe what drives people to excellence is igniting their passion through their purpose".

Dr. Johanna Pagonis

That is why my mission for the campaign is to help others develop a clear vision of their authentic self through the discovery of their purpose and how it aligns with the things they love to do in life.

Authentic individuals can ignite passion and inspiration by working through their emotions. This is referred to as emotional intelligence, which are the grounding competencies of leadership. When we lead ourselves and others through emotional intelligence, we lead with our hearts.

HOW COVID-19 HAS IMPACTED MY BUSINESS

In February 2020, I took my 13-year part-time consulting business to full-time, one month before Covid-19 was declared a pandemic and the world as we knew it changed forever. Women entrepreneurs have been hit the hardest through the pandemic. While women are majority owners of small and medium sized businesses, many of our businesses were not eligible for Covid-19 government relief funding. Successful women’s ventures, particularly in the services sector, such as my business, often rely on contractors instead of employees and therefore do not meet the criteria of eligible non-deferrable expenses. And this is what happened to my business.

Within one week, my company lost almost every single booked contract we had. Few companies wanted to invest in their employees’ growth and development during the early months of the pandemic. Unfortunately, this trend has persisted and resulted in companies eliminating their entire training budgets in an effort to save money. This has placed more pressure on employees to perform without the necessary support for them to thrive and excel in the new working conditions the pandemic has placed on them.  

Fast forward nearly a year later, and we are beginning to see the effects that Covid-19 has had on the workforce. Employees are feeling overwhelmed and burned out. Individuals are beginning to question how much their organization really supports them and cares for their well-being. Employees are feeling unsupported and are beginning to seek a more meaningful life and career. This is where I can help!

YOUR REWARDS

Each reward has been designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be emotionally intelligent, resilient, agile, and lead yourself and others in an empowering way. The key to unlocking your potential and helping you find your purpose is by developing your emotional intelligence. Once you have a clear understanding of your purpose, you will be able to discover your path for continuous growth along with the energy and enthusiasm necessary to sustain you during the most challenging times of your life.

HOW ATB BOOSTR WILL HELP ME ACHIEVE MY MISSION

Through this campaign my goal is to create more awareness of my company’s mission and purpose and to promote my online course to a wide audience. I am also launching two new courses through this campaign, The Authentic Leader and Woman Up! Ignite the Leader in You.

In addition, the funds raised through BoostR will help me acquire the resources to design, deliver, and continually improve the services and programs I offer in helping others develop their emotional intelligence and fulfill their purpose.

Meet the Team

Johanna Pagonis

Johanna Pagonis

Founder

I am an international speaker, author, and host of the Tackle Tuesday podcast, which explore topics related to organizational culture such as leading with emotion, diversity and inclusion, and how to create resilient and agile work cultures. 

My academic research focuses on how to create workplace cultures that encourage employees to share their ideas, input, and recommendations in an open, objective, and critical way that challenges the status quo.

I have 20 years' experience in leadership roles and organizational design that I have gained throughout my professional and academic career. My organizational development expertise has culminated from years of operational experience, which enabled me to successfully lead and oversee the design of organizational improvement strategies. My mission is to give leaders the tools they need to create workplace cultures where people feel safe, supported, and able to engage in activity that promotes trust building and innovation.

Due to the credibility I have gained throughout my career and client focused approach, organizational leaders have sought me out to work closely with their teams to advise, recommend, and develop strategies that increase their organization’s success. I am also the author of Choose to Be a Leader Others Would Want to Follow: How to Lead with Heart and Purpose, which grew out of my desire to support managers in learning how to become emotionally intelligent leaders that can achieve organizational success while inspiring and motivating others.

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Feb 10, 2021

I am so close to reaching my goal!

I am thrilled to share that since I launched my campaign, three companies have contracted me to provide a blended learning solution for their employees. Online courses will be paired with individual coaching and customized workshops to maximize individual and team learning. This method of learning provides the highest return on investment because it actually improves performance.

So far, I have raised $9,272 - a mix of contracts and purchase of rewards through my campaign.

Thank you so much to all my contributors!

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Jan 19, 2021

Book Preview

Check out a free preview of my book, Choose To Be a Leader Others Would Want to Follow: How to Lead with Heart and Purpose. Through each chapter you will:

- uncover your biases about leadership;

- understand why leadership training fails;

- explain the difference between being a leader and manager;

- learn how to develop the mindset and skills to become an exceptional leader.

This book would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who wants to ignite their inner leader.

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Dec 30, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

How long do I have to complete an online course?

Developing your leadership skills takes intentional effort and practice, which occurs over a period of time. That is why you will have full year access to your online courses. That means, you can revisit the course as many times as you need within a one year period. We have been told from our previous learners that after completing the course they felt more confident in seeking a promotion. As a result, they went back into the course to reassess and establish new leadership developmental goals based on their new position.

How are your online courses different than other leadership online courses?

As mentioned above, developing leadership skills takes intentional effort and practice, which occurs over a period of time. Other company's online, self-paced courses focus on only on attaining knowledge. These type of course formats are great in acquiring new knowledge, but do very little to influence and improve performance. Our courses are designed in a format that will allow you to engage in deep self-reflection and an opportunity to receive feedback on your areas of strength and improvement, and active experimentation of your newly acquired skills.

What if I need extra support to transfer the knowledge and skills I gained from the online course back to my workplace?

As part of The Emotinally Intelligent Leader and Leading with Resiliency and Agility online courses, you will have access to a learning accompaniment called a GAP Plan, which stands for Goal/Action/Proof. Throughout both courses you will engage in self-reflection activities that will contribute to insights, knowledge, and areas of personal growth you would like to develop. The areas of personal growth you will identify can be used to create your GAP action plan, which will support the integration of your knowledge into your real life in the coming weeks and months ahead. 

As part of The Authentic Leader online course, you will also have an opportunity to develop an action plan that will support your leadership development, in addtion to completing an emerging leader survey to assess your leadership readiness. 

 

When will I be enrolled into my online course?

All rewards will be fulfilled (e.g., being enrolled into your course) after the campaign ends. This is because ATB will only charge your credit card at the end of the campaign - after March 8, 2021.

As soon as reward payments are processesed (approximately 5-10 business days after the campaign ends) you will be enrolled into your course. You will receive notification from Sinogap Solutions letting you know that you have been enrolled, along with instructions of how to access your course.

If you need to be enrolled into your online couse immediately and cannot wait till March 19th, please contact us at jpagonis@sinogapsolutions.com prior to your purchase. 

What is covered in The Emotionally Intelligent Leader online course?

To learn more about the curriculum, you can visit our website by clicking here.

What is covered in Leading with Resiliency and Agility online course?

To learn more about the curriculum, you can visit our website by clicking here.

I would love to purchase your rewards, but I would need financial assistance? Can a portion of the costs be subsidized?

You can see if your employer is eligible to receive government funding through Canada-Alberta Job Grant to help employees access training opportunities. Click the site for more information or to download the application: https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx

If you live outside of Alberta, please refer to your provincial government website to see if they offer a similar program.

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