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Journey Into Excellence 2022 (Episode 2)

by Dr. Brian Higley

December 27th, 2022

We recently completed the next episode of Journey Into Excellence (JIE), a radio podcast series focused on identifying and implementing evidence-based life, liberty, and happiness pursuit practices in our family, education, and leadership/management systems.  The show features a panel of experts in leadership, management, sales, psychology, political science, personal effectiveness, and life satisfaction. See below for a brief overview of the episode.

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Brief Overview of This Episode

In this episode, we continue our exploration of “H2O-centered excellence,” or, excellence as “Help 2 Ourselves and Others,” by exploring the following 6 Phases of Mission Activation (including the Essential Question that must be answered in each phase):

  • Phase 1: Mission Exploration (How Much Can We Do Together?)
  • Phase 2: Mission Clarity (How Do We Want to Do It?)
  • Phase 3: Mission Persistence (What’s in the Way?)
  • Phase 4: Mission Synergy (Are We All Doing It Together?)
  • Phase 5: Mission Pay-off (Why Are We Doing It?)
  • Phase 6: Mission Expertise (Are We Doing It Well?)

As usual, our panelists provide listeners with specific evidence-based methods of promoting (a) happy and healthy families, (b) satisfying and meaningful educational experiences, and (c) profitable and helpful organizations.

Our JIE 2022 Panelists (in Alphabetical Order)

Dr. Katherine Fuerth Coule has been teaching in CACREP-accredited graduate and doctoral counseling programs since 2006. She is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida and a national certified counselor. Dr. Coule has experience working with children and families in both the private and public sectors and has specialized in treating survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. She has also provided supervision to counselors in training for the past 14 years. Dr. Coule has published in professional journals, and has presented at community, state, national, and international conferences and workshops. Her research interests include diversity, social justice, and advocacy issues related to the counseling profession. She is also an advocate in her community, sharing stories through a photography project, Faces of FAY. She has previously completed a veteran suicide awareness photography series, a military spouse series, and is currently working on a diversity series through this effort.

Dr. Martin Heesacker is a Professor (and Former Chair) of Psychology at the University of Florida. He has served as chair of UF’s Department of Psychology, as well as numerous other boards and committees, and is a highly published author in many scientific journals. For more on Marty, visit: https://people.clas.ufl.edu/heesack/home/biography/

Dr. Brian P. Higley is President and CEO of The Building Blocks to Excellence, LLC, a company that focuses on promoting team excellence, personal effectiveness, and work/life satisfaction in individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Higley has worked with a wide range of organizations, has served as an executive coach to individuals across a variety of industries, and has taught psychology at colleges and universities across the nation. For more on Brian, visit: http://www.thebuildingblockstoexcellence.com/history.php#higley

Mal Hyman has taught Sociology and Political Science at Coker University since 1986.  He has researched policy and political matters, from local high-school dropout rates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and worked on human rights issues in eight countries. He was recognized as a Coker Master Professor three times, and received the Governor’s Distinguished Professor and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award.  He monitored the elections in Nicaragua in 1990 and in Mexico in 1994, and has served on numerous boards including his local homeless shelter, the Disabilities Board, and Christmas in April (for low-income housing).  For 12 years, he also taught government and economics at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, helping students understand the importance of civic engagement and economic policy.  For more on Mal, visit: https://alumni.ucla.edu/stories/mal-hyman-72/

Jack Malcolm is President of the Falcon Performance Group, an organization dedicated to improving the professionalism, preparation, and productivity of sales professionals in the complex-sale environments. For more on Jack, visit: http://jackmalcolm.com/about-jack/

John Spence is one of the top business thought leaders and leadership development experts in the world who has done extensive work on business and personal excellence, has written several books on the topic, blogs regularly on these topics, has been a TedX speaker, and regularly produces seminars on business leadership skills. For more on John, visit: https://johnspence.com/johns-bio/

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