Leaving a Legacy of Prosperity
One of the most prosperous leaders I have had the honor of knowing in my life, Judith E. Glaser, lost her struggle with cancer Sunday, November 17, 2018. She came into this world and did exactly what God designed her to do. How many of us are living that prosperously? Judith is the author of the bestselling business book, Conversational Intelligence® -How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. I share one of her brilliant quotes with you, “To get to the next level of greatness depends on the quality of the culture, which depends on the quality of the relationships, which depends on the quality of the conversations. Everything happens through conversations.”
In 2016, I enrolled in the inaugural Conversational Intelligence® Coach Certification Program (C-IQ)® through Ben Croft’s World Business Executive Coach Summit (WBECS). It was an amazing experience that constantly challenged me to reach for my next level of greatness. During this training, participating coaches were asked to write out 100 aspirations. Developing this Platform called Create a Thriving Life Story™ was borne from that list of aspirations, things I wanted for many years that God had placed on my heart. Once expressed, these dreams started manifesting themselves.
Judith was brilliant as an author, an academic, a business executive, a coach, a teacher, and an organizational anthropologist. What moved me to begin embodying C-IQ® was how Judith engaged with each of us. She used the recent discoveries in neuroscience brilliantly so even I could understand. She introduced the 6-Brains in a way that made so much sense, as revolutionary as it sounded; my gut communicating with my brain. Everything she shared from her 40+ years of work in this arena was groundbreaking. She once told us that there’s a pathway in our brain for every human we come into contact with. Doesn’t knowing that create a deeper feeling of responsibility in developing and sustaining healthy relationships?
Her work provides a framework for knowing which kinds of conversations trigger the lower, more primitive brain; and which activates higher-level intelligences such as trust, integrity, empathy, and good judgment. We can positively influence our neurochemistry, and others, even in the moment. I invite you to go to our detail page for more information on Conversational Intelligence®.
On this Platform, we define prosperity as embracing a healthy, flourishing, influential, and successful life. This was Judith E. Glaser in action. She imparted wisdom and shared her soul about her struggle with cancer. She told us how teaching us her work with C-IQ® in 2016 was keeping her alive, and she lived her life fully for three years after that diagnosis.
One of my peers, from the C-IQ® Certification and I are developing a workshop called A Conversational Blueprint on this Platform, to honor Judith’s work and continue her legacy. Many of the hundreds of other C-IQ® Certified Coaches will also carry on her body of work through various programs in the coming years. I am in deep gratitude for having known and loved her. Thank you, Ben, for supporting Judith’s work in the world in such a remarkable way.
Gloria Manchester, ICF-ACC, officially certified in Conversational Intelligence® – www.createathrivinglifestory.com
All content is derived from Conversational Intelligence® and the work of Judith E. Glaser. Conversational Intelligence® is a registered mark of Benchmark Communications, Inc. and The CreatingWE® Institute