Apex Success Grouphttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/Apex Success Group is focused on helping leaders achieve their maximum potential and lead by example. How do we show leadership that is hidden within us? Come and learn while you have a lot of fun. We believe that most people within an organization have the skills and talent to perform at a high level of competence and efficiency. We will help participants bring it out together and become a unit of precision and cohesiveness.]]>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 8:56:14 -0700en-usPublic Speaking with EASEhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/public-speaking-with-ease/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/public-speaking-with-ease/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:56:14 -0700Location: Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel 552 Ontario Stree Stratford, ON N5A 3J

This is a one day Program - Register NOW

Date and Time: Dec 6, 2017
at 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT


 

Testimonials - Public Speaking with Ease

 

Date and Time: Dec 6, 2017
at 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

 

Location

Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel
552 Ontario Stree
Stratford, ON N5A 3J3

Would you like to improve your public speaking skills significantly?
Learn to structure your presentation like a professional?

One of the best investments you can make is learning presentation skills.
 

 

 


Oral communication skills were the number one skill that university professors found useful in the business world. A good public speaker always has an engaging opening. They help their audience to think, because of their thought provoking points. They cause the audience to connect emotionally because of their vocal variation. They have a heavy hitting message or powerful points for their audience to ponder. A good speaker can take the most boring or mundane information and make it interesting.

 

 

Take the fear out of Public Speaking:

  • Make boring information come to life.
  • Get your thoughts out of your head
  • Gain a valued skill
  • Tips and tools that will give you confidence when speaking to your audience

The pause which is the power of silence, you will learn to use effectively. In this highly interactive, learn as you go workshop, participants will discover “Doing You” which is their own style of presenting. The secrets to great presentations will be revealed and how the masters engage their audience.


In this workshop participants will learn:

  • The power of a good opening
  • How to structure the body of your presentation
  • How to engage your audience
  • Control your voice to keep your listeners interested
  • How to speak to one and reach all

Gregory C. N. Smith, award winning speaker and a master of public speaking, has inspired audiences on four continents. Gregory is a Toastmasters District inspirational speaking champion where he went on to compete at the world championships of public speaking. He was also the humourous speaking champion, the only individual to win both Inspirational and Humourous competitions in the same year. He has a unique style of facilitation where he trains and coaches you through different non-traditional skills building exercises, making sure you get it in the way which works best for you. Gregory wants to teach you Public Speaking with EASE. 

You will walk away with, more confidence; tools to use right away and a far greater understanding of the inner secrets to public speaking and presentation skills.


What people are saying…


“I learned that small adjustments to a presentation can turn an ordinary boring presentation into an experience to captivate your audience. Gregory had everyone stepping out of their comfort zone and using simple tools to help us grow.” Sandra Huffman  HR Listowel Technology


“This workshop really helped me build confidence and understand the art of making an effective and engaging presentation.” Jason Adair HR Generalist


“This workshop helped me break down the structure of my presentations and re-build them in a new and better way…a great experience.” Summer Burton, Literacy Link


“A great workshop that will make your presentations stand out. I feel like I can finally make a presentation that’s all mine!” Tricia Flatley


“This workshop will make me a better speaker; the workshop teaches to better organize your speech and how to have lasting impact on your audience. Bashir Adeyemo, Analyst


“Gregory CN Smith has a wonderful, approachable demeanour and very knowledgeable. It was a great day of training.” Delia Reiche  Workforce Planning and Development Board


“I thought I knew how to deliver a presentation. Wow was I wrong. I have wasted a lot of opportunities. I look forward to planning for my next presentation.” Tamara Kaattari, Executive Director, Literacy Link

 

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Flipping the Iceberghttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg/Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:36:03 -0700

 

 

You can't be anything you want to be but you can be everything you were designed to be
 
Would you say you are more outgoing or more reserved? Are you more of an on task type of person? Are you more to be in the crowd enjoying the company of friends and colleagues? You have a certain personality style that identifies or defines you. If I understand your Personality and human behavior it allows me to build rapport quickly. It enables me to understand you on a deeper level assisting me in business and friendship.
 
People do business with people they like and the same goes for friendships. Understanding this will improve your life immensely, saving you time, money and serious effort.
 
I have found that in order to find happiness, to alleviate frustrations, attain the better career or build confidence  we need to embark on a journey. This is the only journey I know that will answer your questions to fulfilling your desires. This journey will liberate you from the fetters of conformity, feeling judged, stress and fear that has held you in bondage too long. In order to be truly free it is imperative that you flip your iceberg. 
We are asked a question from an early age, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” There are two major faults with this question. 1. It’s impossible for 99.9 percent of our population to answer. Because how can you tell me what you are going to be before first knowing who you are? 2. It forces you to become outer-directed. You become conditioned to look at what’s appealing to the eyes, the mind, in society or through the media, but not what’s appealing to the essence of who you are. I believe most of the frustrations and stress we face in life is due to us becoming outer-directed. What we need to do is Flip the Iceberg.
 
Gregory C. N. Smith, Personality and Human Behaviour Specialist and Personal Power Coach takes personal development and high achievement and transforms it into a journey. A journey that people from all walks of life have enjoyed taking. You will learn simple and powerful strategies to help you pinpoint what you really want, create a plan on how to get it and gain the confidence to persevere. All in an insightful, fun and enlightening environment.
 
What is the Iceberg?
The iceberg is you. You only show 10% of the true you to the world. You utilized about that much of your true potential as well. 90% of your real potential is hidden and untapped.
 
What is Flipping the Iceberg?
 
Flipping the Iceberg is about tapping into your potential. 
• Discover how to achieve your desired results
• Discover how to overcome limiting thoughts and behaviours
• Insightful, you will understand how to be in control of your actions
• Leave with the confidence to live your plan for your life not someone else's
• Walk away with the tools to live authentically
• While having a lot of Fun 

What are people saying …?

This workshop gave me insight that I need to change to move forward with my given skills.
Ken, Small Business Owner


I was better able to understand my needs because of my personality style. Showing me where I will be more successful and where I will find the most joy.
Tabby, Entrepreneur


The Flipping the Iceberg presentation was a lesson in life skills for our students. We value collaboration in our classrooms and this session helped our students better understand themselves and their peers. By knowing their personality strengths and characteristics, as well as those of their peers, they are enabled to approach others with sensitivity and purpose.”
Jennifer, Elementary School Principal


I liked seeing my students engaged. Understanding yourself is a key to finding your sweet spot.
Terry, Secondary School Teacher


It was a very easy and comfortable environment. Understanding other people’s personality styles at work will be very useful for me in the future.
Cindy, Manager in Manufacturing

 

I have a better understanding of myself and I am so much clearer about my talents.
Christine, Beauty and Wellness Consultant

 
Excellent, this workshop will explain that everybody is not alike and you should plan your life based on your unique traits and talents.
Bob, Truck Driver


I now know the secret to success, and I am confident that I can apply what I learned here to build a successful business.
Diana, Business Owner


  

What if we learned your personality style? What about your strengths? What would we create by merging the two? Now with those two areas in mind let us take a peek at your operating system. I believe we would be stepping into the realm of fascination.

To Book a speech or workshop click here

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Homehttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/home/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/home/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:24:43 -0700
Apex Success Group is focused on helping leaders achieve their maximum potential and lead by example. How do we show leadership that is hidden within us? Come and learn while you have a lot of fun. We believe that most people within an organization have the skills and talent to perform at a high level of competence and efficiency. We will help participants bring it out together and become a unit of precision and cohesiveness.

We encourage change. Our aim is to create a group of successful people who impact positively on the world through their dedication to personal achievement, which in turn makes the world a better place.

Through experiential camps and courses, our participants will be assisted in releasing the past that binds them in failure, and soar to new realities that include better relationships; a true sense of empowerment; and greater self worth.

“Come as you are but don’t stay as you are” because the saddest thing to be said of anyone is that they haven’t changed a bit."

To Book a speech , Coaching or workshop click here

 
Life's Loudest Secrets - Click here for purchasing info
Life's Loudest Secrets - Revised Edition
Life's Loudest Secrets is focused on living the balanced life. It presents twelve secrets about areas in our lives we need to pay close attention to as we grow and develop. These secrets are in fact not secrets at all, they speak loudly......Learn more
 
 
Flipping The Iceberg Journal - Click here for purchasing info
Flipping The Iceberg Journal
I see life as a place of perpetual growth. Many read books, attend seminars and training sessions and leave with the same attitude as they came. If we are going to spend time and money on learning we better finish what we started, implement what we......Learn more
 

 

The Face In The Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king or queen for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what THAT face has to say.

For it isn't your father or mother or spouse
Whose judgment upon you must pass;
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people might think you are a straight-shootin' chum
And call you a wonderful gal or guy,
But the face in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look it straight in the eye.

That's the one you must please, never mind all the rest,
For that's the one with you clear up to the end.
And you know you have passed your most dangerous test
If the face in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the face in the glass.
 
~Dale Wimbrow~
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Flipping the Iceberg Mitchell High Schoolhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-mitchell-high-school/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-mitchell-high-school/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:20:33 -0700Guest Speaker for Toastmasters in Mississaugahttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-mitchell-high-school/guest-speaker-for-toastmasters-in-mississauga/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-mitchell-high-school/guest-speaker-for-toastmasters-in-mississauga/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:19:01 -0700Flipping the Iceberg Keynotehttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-two-day-event/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-two-day-event/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:18:41 -0700 Sharing concepts on Flipping the Iceberg the art of living.

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Flipping the Iceberg Sarniahttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-sarnia/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-sarnia/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:18:17 -0700
Flipping the Iceberg at Lambton College

sponsored by:

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board & CAS 

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Flipping The Iceberg - London Ontario - November 2014http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-london-ontario-november-2014/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-london-ontario-november-2014/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:17:51 -0700I have noticed whenever I ask people what they want it usually falls into three categories. Happiness, money and health, that's the package everyone wants yet a small percentage actually attain it. I believe it’s because of one key element, Knowledge. Knowledge of what you may be wondering, it’s the knowledge of the three keys to flipping your Iceberg. The lack of knowledge of the three keys is what has people in a profession with little or no satisfaction, life heading in a direction they dislike or in a relationship that has no future. In order to find prosperity, happiness, peace and freedom, you must take the journey within. This workshop is highly interactive, a lot of fun and hands on. Be prepared to have your questions answered and to walk away with skill that will help you, tap into resources you never knew you had. Gain greater results and find that calm resilience you have within to attain what you want. You will gain clarity and a deeper understanding of life, waste less time and have far less frustrations by utilizing the tools you will gain. You will feel wonderful and exhilarated knowing how bright your future is, because you learned to flip your iceberg. Get ready for a lot of laughs, a lot of excitement while learning as Wallace D. Wattles states in his book The Science of Getting Rich, “Success comes not by doing certain things but by doing things in a certain way.” Come join me and learn how to Flip your Iceberg.]]>Flipping the Iceberg Goderich DCIhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-goderich-dci/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-goderich-dci/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:16:01 -0700Guest Speaker at Energetics Toastmasters Kitchener-Waterloohttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/guest-speaker-at-energetics-toastmasters-kitchener-waterloo/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/guest-speaker-at-energetics-toastmasters-kitchener-waterloo/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:15:36 -0700
Thursday, November 6th at the Sunlife Building on King and John Streets in Waterloo, at 4:30 pm.

Hosted by the Energetics Toastmasters club of Kitchener-Waterloo. 

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Guest Speaker Huron County Toastmastershttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/guest-speaker-huron-county-toastmasters/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/guest-speaker-huron-county-toastmasters/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:15:08 -0700
Sharing Flipping the Iceberg

Trinity Christian Reform Church
245 Mill Road, Goderich

6:30 PM

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Night of Championshttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/night-of-champions/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/night-of-champions/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:14:43 -0700Heart Strings & Funny Boneshttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/heart-strings-funny-bones/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/heart-strings-funny-bones/Wed, 31 May 2017 09:11:35 -0700Heart Strings & Funny Bones 

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March Break FTI Youth Camphttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/march-break-fti-youth-camp/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/march-break-fti-youth-camp/Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:31:05 -0700Fun, Music, Learning... tap into your 90%.

Register by March 8, 2017

Location: Jubilee Hall

111 Jackson Street, S, Walkerton, ON

Contact: Gregory 519 881 9476 or email gregory@apexsuccessgroup.com

Registration: https://flippingtheicebergyouthcamp17.eventbrite.ca

 Good News... Walkerton and District Optimist Club will be supplying lunch!!!

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Contact Ushttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/contact-us/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/contact-us/Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:24:25 -0700To  book Gregory for a Speech or get more information about Apex Success Group please contact:

Apex Success Group Inc.
RR2, Teeswater,
ON. N0G 2S0.

T: 519-881-9476 
info@apexsuccessgroup.com

To book Gregory click here.


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Youthhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:21:51 -0700Powered by emaze

FTI Leadership Conference - 

To Register Now Click Here!

 
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Career Path Academyhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/career-path-academy/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/career-path-academy/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:48:07 -0700Join us at Career Path Academy for this most important workshop:

"3 Massive Mistakes Parents of High School Students Make That Ruin Their Kids' Chance Of A Successful Future!"

(...and how to keep your kids on the right track after high school.)

WHEN:  Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


In this 45 minute discovery workshop, you will learn the 3 most dramatic points that most parents do not know about that can Ruin their kids chance to a Successful Future.

You will quickly discover:

3.  Top Money Wasters of Education

  • What is that?
  • Why is this so important?
  • What are the ramifications/costs?
  • How can you implement this immediately?

2   In-House Advice and What to Avoid

  • What is that?
  • What to avoid and why you should
  • What are the outcomes?

1.  No Career Path Training/Self Discovery

  • What does this mean?
  • Why is this the most important area?
  • What are the ramifications?
  • What you can do immediately

Cost:  $15 at the door,

Free when you pre-register

Call Steve @ (519) 542-8750 to register or email: steve@apexsuccessgroup.com

HERE:  Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce
556 North Christina Street 
Sarnia, ON N7T 5W6

WHEN:  Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

3 Times Available:

  • 11am
  • 1230 pm
  • 2:00 pm

Call Steve @ (519) 542-8750 to register or email: steve@apexsuccessgroup.com

 

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Flipping The Iceberg 5 Days Youth Camp http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-3-days-youth-leadership-conference-regina-saskatchewan/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/flipping-the-iceberg-3-days-youth-leadership-conference-regina-saskatchewan/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:31:47 -0700Date: November 13th - 15th, 2015

To Register Now Click Here!

 

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Career Path Academyhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/career-path-academy/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/career-path-academy/Fri, 20 May 2016 13:05:53 -0700Tap Into Your Potential!

Gain the knowledge and insight you need in order to choose a suitable career and design your future!


Are you a student or recent graduate looking for direction in your career?  Career Path Academy will give you the advantage needed to make decisions to gain on true success, happiness and fulfillment in your life.

This workshop will take you through a series of personal development areas:

Personality & Human Behaviour

Understand your personality needs so you can recognize what you were designed to be doing as a career.

Talents & Abilities

Identify your talents that give you an advantage in life and help you to realize what skills you should develop to be successful.

Operating System

Become aware of the operating system that will paralyze you or allow you to soar to your peak potential.

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Camphttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg/camp/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg/camp/Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:53:42 -0700Flipping the Iceberg 3 or 5 Days Camphttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg-two-day-intensive/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg-two-day-intensive/Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:33:52 -0700Frustrated? Dissatisfied within? Lack direction or purpose?

What do you want in life? What do you really want? The usual answers are more money, a better career, happiness or peace of mind. I myself had been looking for the same things for many years. What I found was that I was looking in all the wrong places. I had been looking out in the world rather than looking within, into my world.

I have found that in order to find happiness, to alleviate frustrations, attain the better career or build confidence  we need to embark on a journey. This is the only journey I know that will answer your questions to fulfilling your desires. This journey will liberate you from the fetters of conformity, feeling judged, stress and fear that has held you in bondage too long. In order to be truly free it is imperative that you flip your iceberg. 

We are asked a question from an early age, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” There are two major faults with this question. 1. It’s impossible for 99.9 percent of our population to answer. Because how can you tell me what you are going to be before first knowing who you are? 2. It forces you to become outer-directed. You become conditioned to look at what’s appealing to the eyes, the mind, in society or through the media, but not what’s appealing to the essence of who you are. I believe most of the frustrations and stress we face in life is due to us becoming outer-directed. What we need to do is Flip the Iceberg.

Gregory C. N. Smith, Personality and Human Behaviour Specialist and Personal Power Coach takes personal development and high achievement and transforms it into a journey. A journey that people from all walks of life have enjoyed taking. You will learn simple and powerful strategies to help you pinpoint what you really want, create a plan on how to get it and gain the confidence to persevere. All in an insightful, fun and enlightening environment.

What is the Iceberg?

The iceberg is you. You only show 10% -15% of the true you to the world. You utilized about that much of your true potential as well. 85% -90% of your real potential is hidden and untapped.

What is Flipping the Iceberg?

Flipping the Iceberg is about tapping into your potential.
• Discover how to achieve your desired results
• Discover how to overcome limiting thoughts and behaviours
• Insightful, you will understand how to be in control of your actions
• Leave with the confidence to live your plan for your life not someone else's
• Walk away with the tools to live authentically
• While having a lot of Fun

What are people saying …?

This workshop gave me insight that I need to change to move forward with my given skills.
~Ken, Small Business Owner~

I was better able to understand my needs because of my personality style. Showing me where I will be more successful and where I will find the most joy.
~Tabby, Entrepreneur~

The Flipping the Iceberg presentation was a lesson in life skills for our students. We value collaboration in our classrooms and this session helped our students better understand themselves and their peers. By knowing their personality strengths and characteristics, as well as those of their peers, they are enabled to approach others with sensitivity and purpose.”
~Jennifer, Elementary School Principal~

Register now and take the first step in your journey to freedom

 

Nathaniel Branden author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem puts it this way, “I have met many people who are proud of their knowledge of the universe, from physics to political philosophy to aesthetics to most recent information about Saturn to the teachings of Zen Buddhism-and yet who are blind to the operations of the private universe within. The wreckage of their personal life is a monument to the magnitude of their unconsciousness concerning the internal world of the self. They deny and disown their needs rationalize their emotions, intellectualize (or”spiritualize”) their behaviour-while moving from one unsatisfactory relationship to another or remaining for a lifetime in the same one without doing anything practical to improve it. I am not living consciously if my consciousness is used for everything but self-understanding.”

James Allen author of From Poverty to Power said, “You cannot be fit to command and control unless you have succeeded in commanding and controlling yourself.” He also says, “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. We become calm in the measure that we understand ourselves as thought-evolved beings, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as we develop a right understanding and see more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, we cease to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remain poised, steadfast, serene.”

We are all creatures of habits; we run certain patterns in our lives. You will notice you have a particular routine each day; you wake up and go through certain activities to get your day started whether it is turning on the radio to get the news, reading, meditating, eating breakfast, having your coffee or working out. Finding prosperity, happiness, peace and freedom you must take the journey within for in this journey you will learn as Wallace D. Wattles states in his book The Science of Getting Rich, “Success comes not by doing certain things but by doing things in a certain way.”

In this enlightened, intensive workshop, you will learn:

  • How your beliefs and values affect your outcomes
  • What are the limits placed upon you
  • Why you second guess yourself
  • How to use your talents and abilities to get real results
  • Getting better at what you do
  • How to change to get your desired results
  • Make sense of your life
  • The meaning of being in full control of your life; and lots, lots more….

Why are we these creatures of habit? What are we trying to accomplish in our routines? Are these routines for convenience or efficiency and purpose? Hence the question what do you want.

Register now and take the first step in your journey to freedom.

 

What are people saying …?

I liked seeing my students engaged. Understanding yourself is a key to finding your sweet spot.
~Terry, Secondary School Teacher~

It was a very easy and comfortable environment. Understanding other people’s personality styles at work will be very useful for me in the future.
~Cindy, Manager in Manufacturing~

I have a better understanding of myself and I am so much clearer about my talents.
~Christine, Beauty and Wellness Consultant~


Flipping The Iceberg Events

June 5-7  2015

TBA London, Ontario

November 6-8  2015

TBALondon, Ontario


 Register now and take the first step in your journey to freedom.

 

 

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Flipping the Iceberg Youth Leadership Program http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/flipping-the-iceberg-youth-leadership-program-6358.htmlhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/flipping-the-iceberg-youth-leadership-program-6358.htmlMon, 25 May 2015 07:09:39 -0700 Flipping the Iceberg 3 Day Youth Leadership Program
Develop, Discover & Define your way to a Success
!

One of the most asked and unanswered question in life is “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The reason for the hesitation when this question is asked is that most people do not know themselves and their talents so defining themselves in the future is HARD.

I have asked myself this question over and over again and through that asking “Flipping the Iceberg” was formed. A systematic approach where participants will discover their leadership qualities and who they were designed to be. Icebergs, like people, are beautiful, unique and amazing. We know that on average only 10% of their mass is visible above the water.

That's a lot like our own potential isn't it? Most of the time it feels like 90% of what we are capable of is dormant under the water. Why do we feel like that? What can we do about it?

The programs concept is to FLIP THAT ICEBERG! Tap into that 90%.
This program is about teaching young people to understand who they are, where their strengths lay and pull it together with direction and purpose to become strong leaders.
Most young people are not able to connect their talents and abilities to what they want to do in the future.
Flipping the Iceberg helps them to clarify who they are, what they can do and what they need in order to be successful. With the tools they gain, participants can be more purposeful and well equipped in becoming strong leaders in their own lives. This in turn will allow them to make decisions producing a more fulfilling future. When participants leave this workshop they will be equipped to design their blueprint based on their aspirations and passions.
Flipping the Iceberg is a 3 day informative and highly interactive leadership workshop, teaching participants the importance of developing clarity and purpose in life. Participants learn best when they are engaged at the core of their learning processes. This workshop highlights what they NEED in order to be successful and shows how they can use this knowledge in their everyday activities. Resulting in better decision making, participants are happier with a more positive attitude.

I say, “You cannot be anything you want to be but you can be everything you were designed to be.” Design your future for success by gaining tools to enhance your leadership style.


Discovering Personality Style


Participants work in groups in guided and creative discussions, with assessment modules. Many of the challenges we encounter deals with personality clashes. As leaders it is vitally important we understand people. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do for the rest of your life you must deal with people. As leaders learning people skills will bring you success. We are driven by our needs and understanding the needs of different personalities is paramount. Each group chooses an individual to write their findings on the flip chart/ board. Through different modalities we gain knowledge of personality styles then identify and discuss the differences. Participants learning about themselves and different personalities naturally build strong relationships which enhances their leadership abilities.


Exploring Talents


We all have 8-10 talents where fundamentals come easy and challenges can feel more like fun. Leaders learn their most valuable talents and how to utilize them. Most find it difficult to articulate their talents and some feel overwhelmed just thinking of their 8 talents. We assess highly successful leaders and what they do differently to attain success. Through their personality styles and talents a picture is painted, a pattern is illustrated, giving insights as to why they are successful.


Operating System


A successful leader understands how their own beliefs, values and preferences affect them. We discuss why it is necessary to actively manage our Operating System in order to mould it and achieve true success. We discover what each participant is like through a series of questions. What beliefs/ values hold them back or help them to prosper.
We discuss these questions and what best practices are employed by the highly successful. We learn what is possible for you, and explore avenues to attain the success you want. We learn to flip the iceberg.
Awareness brings change, Change breathes success and success liberates you!


What are people saying about this…?

“It got me thinking about specific details and skills in my life and how I need to take advantage and utilize them.”
Justin, Co-op Student

“Be honest and pay attention this is the path to a great life. This program is worth it.”
Hudson, Grade 11 student

“Flipping the Iceberg really made me think about myself and how I interact with others. I want to start off every school year with this workshop!”
Lori McCabe, Teacher Stratford Central Public School

“It completely changes your way of thinking about your future.”
Andrew, Grade 11 Student

“Really opens your mind to think of things and try new experiences rather than doing the same routine over and over again. This has helped me think outside the box.”
Bailey, Secondary School Student

“It changed my life to think and believe more in my abilities.”
Victoria, Grade 10 Student

“It helped me understand so much about myself and others. It helped me understand that I have skills no one else has and that’s amazing.”
Dawson, Grade 8 Student

“I liked how it helped us explore ourselves and others more than we usually would. The iceberg should be flipped by every individual.”
Serena, Grade 7 Student

“Insightful and thought provoking, Gregory helps you delve into the farthest recesses of your mind in order to help understand yourself. This is a great seminar.”
Austin, Co-op Student

“It is imperative that we teach kids to value themselves, their talents and abilities. They can’t do that unless we give them the tools to allow them to be reflective” Ms. Abby Armstrong, Teacher, Hullett Central Public School

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Flipping the Iceberg 3 Day Youth Leadershiphttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/flipping-the-iceberg-3-day-youth-leadership/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/youth/flipping-the-iceberg-3-day-youth-leadership/Mon, 25 May 2015 07:09:05 -0700Flipping the Iceberg 3 Day Youth Leadership Program
Develop, Discover & Define your way to a Success!

One of the most asked and unanswered question in life is “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The reason for the hesitation when this question is asked is that most people do not know themselves and their talents so defining themselves in the future is HARD.

I have asked myself this question over and over again and through that asking “Flipping the Iceberg” was formed. A systematic approach where participants will discover their leadership qualities and who they were designed to be. Icebergs, like people, are beautiful, unique and amazing. We know that on average only 10% of their mass is visible above the water.

That's a lot like our own potential isn't it? Most of the time it feels like 90% of what we are capable of is dormant under the water. Why do we feel like that? What can we do about it?

The programs concept is to FLIP THAT ICEBERG! Tap into that 90%.
This program is about teaching young people to understand who they are, where their strengths lay and pull it together with direction and purpose to become strong leaders.
Most young people are not able to connect their talents and abilities to what they want to do in the future.
Flipping the Iceberg helps them to clarify who they are, what they can do and what they need in order to be successful. With the tools they gain, participants can be more purposeful and well equipped in becoming strong leaders in their own lives. This in turn will allow them to make decisions producing a more fulfilling future. When participants leave this workshop they will be equipped to design their blueprint based on their aspirations and passions.
Flipping the Iceberg is a 3 day informative and highly interactive leadership workshop, teaching participants the importance of developing clarity and purpose in life. Participants learn best when they are engaged at the core of their learning processes. This workshop highlights what they NEED in order to be successful and shows how they can use this knowledge in their everyday activities. Resulting in better decision making, participants are happier with a more positive attitude.

I say, “You cannot be anything you want to be but you can be everything you were designed to be.” Design your future for success by gaining tools to enhance your leadership style.


Discovering Personality Style


Participants work in groups in guided and creative discussions, with assessment modules. Many of the challenges we encounter deals with personality clashes. As leaders it is vitally important we understand people. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do for the rest of your life you must deal with people. As leaders learning people skills will bring you success. We are driven by our needs and understanding the needs of different personalities is paramount. Each group chooses an individual to write their findings on the flip chart/ board. Through different modalities we gain knowledge of personality styles then identify and discuss the differences. Participants learning about themselves and different personalities naturally build strong relationships which enhances their leadership abilities.


Exploring Talents


We all have 8-10 talents where fundamentals come easy and challenges can feel more like fun. Leaders learn their most valuable talents and how to utilize them. Most find it difficult to articulate their talents and some feel overwhelmed just thinking of their 8 talents. We assess highly successful leaders and what they do differently to attain success. Through their personality styles and talents a picture is painted, a pattern is illustrated, giving insights as to why they are successful.


Operating System


A successful leader understands how their own beliefs, values and preferences affect them. We discuss why it is necessary to actively manage our Operating System in order to mould it and achieve true success. We discover what each participant is like through a series of questions. What beliefs/ values hold them back or help them to prosper.
We discuss these questions and what best practices are employed by the highly successful. We learn what is possible for you, and explore avenues to attain the success you want. We learn to flip the iceberg.
Awareness brings change, Change breathes success and success liberates you!
What are people saying about this…?

“It got me thinking about specific details and skills in my life and how I need to take advantage and utilize them.”
Justin, Co-op Student

“Be honest and pay attention this is the path to a great life. This program is worth it.”
Hudson, Grade 11 student

“Flipping the Iceberg really made me think about myself and how I interact with others. I want to start off every school year with this workshop!”
Lori McCabe, Teacher Stratford Central Public School

“It completely changes your way of thinking about your future.”
Andrew, Grade 11 Student

“Really opens your mind to think of things and try new experiences rather than doing the same routine over and over again. This has helped me think outside the box.”
Bailey, Secondary School Student

“It changed my life to think and believe more in my abilities.”
Victoria, Grade 10 Student

“It helped me understand so much about myself and others. It helped me understand that I have skills no one else has and that’s amazing.”
Dawson, Grade 8 Student

“I liked how it helped us explore ourselves and others more than we usually would. The iceberg should be flipped by every individual.”
Serena, Grade 7 Student

“Insightful and thought provoking, Gregory helps you delve into the farthest recesses of your mind in order to help understand yourself. This is a great seminar.”
Austin, Co-op Student

“It is imperative that we teach kids to value themselves, their talents and abilities. They can’t do that unless we give them the tools to allow them to be reflective” Ms. Abby Armstrong, Teacher, Hullett Central Public School

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Flipping the Iceberg - Schoolshttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg-schools/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg-schools/Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:52:35 -0700
   

 

What is Flipping the Iceberg? 

A systematic approach where students can discover who they were designed to be.
Icebergs, like people, are beautiful, unique and amazing. We know that on average only 10% of their mass is visible above the water.
That's a lot like our own potential isn't it? Most of the time it feels like 90% of what we are capable of is dormant under the water. Why do we feel like that? What can we do about it? The programs concept is to FLIP THAT ICEBERG! Tap into that 90%.

Our program is about teaching young people to understand who they are and continue to be aware of themselves, as they grow into each transition in their education and life path.
One major challenge we face is - With the current curriculum and all the youth programs already available, what could they possibly gain from another program?

A fair question... recently Gregory went with his son on a tour of a University in Ontario. He heard from the Finance Representative that the cost of attending was between $17,000- $21,000 per year. Later on, the Administration Representative asked the prospective students: "How many of you know what your major will be?" Approximately 5% raised their hands. She went on to inform the group that over 70% of their students change their major, or continue to attend classes with an 'undeclared major' after their first year, so don't worry "you'll figure it out." Now would any parent be comfortable with this guidance? We designed Flipping the Iceberg to address issues like these. When you know yourself you will make prudent decisions and design your future. 

Originally the program was designed for entrepreneurs and adults that were considering (or forced into) new education or a career change.  Due to unforeseen circumstances an opportunity presented itself as a pilot project in the Avon Maitland District School Board.  Flipping the Iceberg was a hit with Students, Teachers and Principals. Since 2011 this program has been positively impacting students in different provinces and school boards. We offer a systematic approach to self-knowledge, which we believe is the true foundation for a life which leads to happiness and lasting success.


Would you say you are more outgoing or more reserved? Are you more of an on task type of person? Are you more likely to be in the crowd enjoying the company of friends and colleagues? You have a certain personality style that identifies or defines you. If I understand your Personality it allows me to build rapport quickly. It enables me to understand you on a deeper level assisting me in friendship.

Gregory CN Smith: Flipping the Iceberg in the News - The Ottawa CitizenWhat are you good at? What are your strengths? You have certain talents and strengths, you use at will. What if you got a better understanding of your talent and what to do with these talents to bring more success in your life? Do you embrace change? Are you afraid of confrontation or thrive on confrontation? Are you a morning person, afternoon or evening person? Are you naturally good with numbers? Are you good at sports? Or do you have two left feet?

What are your beliefs? What values assist you in making decisions? Who do you emulate in your life? You have a certain way of doing things. How is it benefitting you? How can you improve on your operating system to get your desired results?

 

These qualities and talents define you and the better you can define yourself the more successful and at peace you will be.  You can't be anything you want to be but you can be everything you were designed to be. This is how we Flip the Iceberg. 

What are people saying …?

 “It got me thinking about specific details and skills in my life and how I need to take advantage and utilize them.”
Justin, Co-op Student

 “I liked seeing my students engaged. Understanding yourself is a key to finding your sweet spot.”
Terry Walker, Career Teacher F.E. Madill Secondary School

“Flipping the Iceberg really made me think about myself and how I interact with others. I want to start off every school year with this workshop!”
Lori McCabe, Teacher Stratford Central Public School

“This workshop taught me to work on the things I’m good at not focus on what I’m not.”
Chris, Grade 7 Student

“Really opens your mind to think of things and try new experiences rather than doing the same routine over and over again. This has helped me think outside the box.”
Bailey, Secondary School Student

“The Flipping the Iceberg presentation was a lesson in life skills for our students. We value collaboration in our classrooms and this session helped our students better understand themselves and their peers. By knowing their personality strengths and characteristics, as well as those of their peers, they are enabled to approach others with sensitivity and purpose.”
Jennifer Skelding, Principal, Goderich District Elementary School

“It helped me understand so much about myself and others. It helped me understand that I have skills no one else has and that’s amazing.”
Dawson, Grade 8 Student

“I liked how it helped us explore ourselves and others more than we usually would. The iceberg should be flipped by every individual.”
Serena, Elementary School Student

“Insightful and thought provoking, Gregory helps you delve into the farthest recesses of your mind in order to help understand yourself. This is a great seminar.”
Austin, Co-op Student

“It is imperative that we teach kids to value themselves, their talents and abilities. They can’t do that unless we give them the tools to allow them to be reflective”
Ms. Abby Armstrong, Teacher, Hullett Central Public School

Mr. Smith was a surprising and refreshing change from other speakers I have experienced. He is one of the most informative and all around best speakers that I have heard and glad to say that I will take much from his presentation.
Murray, Careers Student

 What if we learned your personality style? What about your strengths? What would we create by merging the two? Now with those two areas in mind let us take a peek at your operating system. I believe we would be stepping into the realm of fascination.

To Book a speech or workshop click here

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Flipping the Iceberg Tourhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg-tour-8377.htmlhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/flipping-the-iceberg-tour-8377.htmlFri, 16 Aug 2013 06:48:26 -0700 

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Flipping The Iceberg Journal - Click here for purchasing infohttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/gregory-cn-smith/flipping-the-iceberg-journal-click-here-for-purchasing-info/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/gregory-cn-smith/flipping-the-iceberg-journal-click-here-for-purchasing-info/Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:34:08 -0700 

I see life as a place of perpetual growth. Many read books, attend seminars and training sessions and leave with the same attitude as they came. If we are going to spend time and money on learning we better finish what we started, implement what we learned and enhance our lives.
Welcome to the “Flipping the Iceberg Journal” a 52-Week Success Mind Conditioning Program. You can succeed, but only if you stay focused on your priorities. I am excited for you as you embark on your journey of discovery. Just keep in mind that your success on this journey is life long and continuous.

Benefits of Journaling

• Heals your past,
• Increases your focus,
• Finds your meaning in life,
• Eases your decision making,
• Cultivates breakthroughs,
• Creates better results in your life.

Here’s WHY…….

1. Record your life lessons. When you write things down it leads to deeper understanding and wisdom. Life sends the same lessons in different packages. Learn the first time so you don’t have to re-learn it later.
2. Process previous events. The only importance to events is what you place on them. Going through the event to determine your interpretation and response will help you get past the feelings.
3. Notice my feelings. Nothing matters as much as how you feel about a situation or event in your life. Paying attention to them early will help you detect early if something is brewing.
4. Ask important questions. A journal is not merely a place for the lessons I am learning but also to ask and answer questions about my feelings and responses. The quality of the questions you ask will lead to your most important discoveries.
5. Clarify my thinking. Writing in general helps you capture your thoughts. Journaling takes it to the next level. After you’ve answered the questions about your feelings and responses you can reflect on why.
6. Understand the context. Placing context around your thinking through journaling allows you to see the lesson or event in a less emotional place and helps determine where you fit into the big picture or where you want to fit.

This journal will help you stay focused on your success priorities and assist you to establish ownership of your goals and always keep the vision alive. I recommend you get involved 100% in this workbook. Do all the exercises and before long you will realize your potential. Give yourself the chance to discover your true potential and all that this world has to offer you. Chart your course of success. Let’s examine for a moment the meaning of course. It is a place where people go to run a race. It is the path carved out by fast-flowing water. It is a channel for powerful, directed movement. So when you chart your ‘course,’ strength, power and might are inevitable.
You will be working on your journal every day. I recommend you start your “Flipping the Iceberg Journal” program every Sunday. What I want you to do when you read the “Power Thought” is to get to know what you can accomplish by acknowledging your strengths. The last page of this journal is for you to record your accomplishments throughout the year.

 

 

I wish you much success and discovery!

 

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Direction to Successhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/direction-to-success/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/direction-to-success/Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:34:55 -0700What would you do if……..

  • Money wasn’t a problem?
  • You had the time to do whatever you wanted?
  • Everything you put your mind to worked out?
  • You could get along with anyone and everyone?

Apex Success Group Inc. (the Pattern breakers), a peak performance, potential-tapping training organization; teaches the three areas in life you must master in order to be a success. No matter who you are or where you live, these three areas should be your focus:

  • People skills
  • Leadership skills and
  • Financial skills

You will need these skills until you exit this spinning globe. The fact is, the better you are with people, the quicker you will achieve your end goal. Now, when we say Leadership, we are not speaking of leading a major corporation or running for leadership of some political partly. We mean being a leader each day in your life, learning which skills are needed and growing in them. Money can be a great tool to bring you much joy, security and satisfaction, or it can lead you to disaster and frustration. For example, if envelope A states: Manage your money wisely and create a bright future; and envelope B states: Mismanage your money and depend on others to support you in your not-so-bright future; most of us would choose envelope A.

In this program you will learn how to identify what holds you back from being successful with the knowledge that everyone is different. You will learn and understand the subconscious beliefs and values that keep you from building wonderful relationships, or that help you to nurture great relationships. Or the ones that sabotage your success when it comes to dealing with money, or that give you the touch of class that brings prosperity. Direction to Success is a life-changing event because here we deal with reality, what’s actually happening in our world, the things we never acknowledged or were afraid to confront. Until you become aware of your fears, anxieties and whatever is holding you back from being happy, you will never have true success. You will have little glimpses or a taste, but never really grab onto it and be free. Direction to Success will help you to be free.

There is a direction, a roadmap; a path you should take that will bring you to success and happiness. Unfortunately, too many of us take someone else’s directions, someone else’s road instead of our own.
You can want more money, more time, more happiness - the list is endless, but unless you choose the correct path, money, time and happiness will elude you forever.

In his book, “Life’s Loudest Secrets” Gregory CN Smith states, “There is a limit to your success… ". Come learn what that limit is and how to make success stay. Are you a success attractor or repellent?

You will learn:

  • How do I create great relationships
  • Your Direction to Success
  • Limits to you succeeding
  • Success mentality vs. Failure mentality
  • How to get along with anyone
  • Secrets of living to your true potential; and lots more

Where are you going on your road of life? Is it leading you to success? If not then you need to change something, do a little fine-tuning, and that’s what you will do in this seminar. This is one life-changing event you do not want to miss. Life is about challenges and results. With Gregory it’s about how you can Make a Significant Difference.

To Book a speech or workshop click here

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Life's Loudest Secrets - Click here for purchasing infohttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/gregory-cn-smith/lifes-loudest-secrets-click-here-for-purchasing-info/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/gregory-cn-smith/lifes-loudest-secrets-click-here-for-purchasing-info/Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:09:19 -0700Life's Loudest Secrets is focused on living the balanced life. It presents twelve secrets about areas in our lives we need to pay close attention to as we grow and develop.

These secrets are in fact not secrets at all, they speak loudly to us. These secrets awaken us, usually at the most inappropriate times hence the title Life's Loudest Secrets. If we can gain insights through our journey on this spinning planet then our life's loudest secrets will speak up and become clear to us, allowing us to enjoy a well balanced life on our way to success.

Enjoy your journey through Life's Loudest Secrets.

Life's Loudest Secrets - $15.95
5.25 x 8 - 80 Pages
Shipping and Handling - $4.00

 

 


"Gregory's enthusiastic but practical perspective shines through in this publication. He's effective at getting the reader to take inventory and focus on self-improvement with real-life examples."
Joe Dietrich
General Manager & C.E.O.
Trillium Mutual Insurance Co

"Brimming with insights about successful living and people skills Gregory offers prudent and useful suggestions."
Patricia Fripp
CSP CPAE
Author, Award-winning speaker

"Life's Loudest Secrets is a wake up call to all of us. Simple yet profoundÖit shows us how we can live out our dreams and fulfill our maximum potential."
Earl Ellis C.A.
Kraft Foods Inc.

"Brilliantly and thoughtfully written. A significant achievement; a motivational and easy read."
Jacqueline Mason
Mortgage Banker
Atlanta Georgia USA


Author Bio:
Gregory C.N. Smith is a motivational speaker, seminar trainer and behavioral consultant. Gregory is living proof that these ideas and principles he shares will work in your life if you truly want them to.

In his early adult years it seemed unlikely that he would do anything significant in life. From factory worker to sales person to entrepreneur, Gregory tried to achieve his dreams but to no avail. He was blessed to meet someone who took him in his counsel, a man named Gunner Couce, who birthed a passion for success in Gregory and taught him the principles of Life's Loudest Secrets.

Now as he experiences successful changes in his life, Gregory shares these principles and ideas with you so you too can experience the liberating life of living your dreams!

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Gregory CN Smithhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/gregory-cn-smith/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/gregory-cn-smith/Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:24:11 -0700Gregory C N Smith won the title of Toastmasters District 86 2010 International Speech Champion in April with his motivational speech titled "Genius of a Different Kind". In the same year he also won the title of Toastmasters District 86 2010 Humourous Speech Champion in November, with his very hilarious speech titled "Corporal Punishment". Gregory is humourously motivational.

Through his storytelling skills he recreates real life experiences that coaches people to “Ignite Your Personal Power”. These experiences are presented as either a keynote, workshop or in an individual setting. Gregory believes everyone has the ability to do the things they dream deep inside they want to do. This belief drives his commitment to personal excellence in himself and others. He continually develops his understanding of human behaviour to ensure he can serve individuals to be their best. 

He shares his ideas on personal growth in his book “Life’s Loudest Secrets”. In this book he highlights 12 principles that when implemented creates great success. Gregory believes mentorship is a major key to success and that is certainly true for him. His mentor taught him many things in his young life that has set him on his path to achieving his dreams. He teaches these success principles and many others he has gathered along his course. Leading through personal experience Gregory invites you to come on a journey with him and “Ignite Your Personal Power” through a riveting and life changing workshop.

He cites his greatest accomplishments to date as competing at the World Championships of Public speaking in Palm Desert California August 2010.  This is no small feat. Many hours are spent in the apple orchard or on an empty stage practicing to get to the championships. Hard work makes anything possible.

Gregory has ignited the passion of people to chase their dreams. He continues to work extensively with First Nation Communities in Saskatchewan, Quebec and Ontario, Canada teaching and coaching on the three pillars of his "Direction to Success Program". These pillars include Leadership Skills, People Skills and Financial Skills. Gregory’s latest program ‘Financial Management 101’ offers easily implemented techniques that can lead to financial stability. Financial Management 101 has received rave reviews from attendees who now see and understand that money is a tool and when used appropriately will lead to a better quality of life. Gregory continues to chase his dreams with passion, excitement and vigour. Gregory’s motto is, “Come as you are but don’t stay as you are, because the saddest thing to be said of anyone is that they haven’t changed a bit.”

Keep changing into a better you and one day you will be the “YOU” you have always imagined.

To Book a speech, Coaching or workshop click here

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Power Thought of the Week http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/power-thought-of-the-week/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/power-thought-of-the-week/Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:31:33 -0700
I’m enjoying my read of ‘HITMAN’ the memoir of legendary music producer David Foster. In reading this book I realized that so many times I was pressured, bullied or conned into doing work I was not satisfied or pleased with. It bothered me for days sometimes weeks but I would often find myself back in the same position. Yet still doing absolutely nothing about it but gripe and complain. Now many years later I know I have learned my lesson and thought I would share this with you.
In his early years after finishing producing an album for the’ Average White Band,’ David Foster met another legendary music impresario Quincy Jones. To show he was moving up in the world of music and seeking Quincy’s approval. He approached Quincy, “Skip over track two,” I said, handing him the album. “It’s not good. Forget about four and five-the vocals are out of tune. Track six, well- they wanted that one, not me.”
Quincy took the album from me and asked, “What does it say right here?”
“Says ‘Average White Band’.” “No, jackass, here.” He was pointing at my name.
“It says, ‘Produced by David Foster’.” “Right. And listen to the excuses you’re making. Either it’s exactly the way you think it should be, or don’t put your name on it.”
At that moment, the light bulb went on, and I realized that- right or wrong-I needed to be in control of my destiny. I was never going to compromise again. And I learned that important lesson from Quincy Jones: Compromise breeds Mediocrity.
 

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Power Thought of the Weekhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/power-thought-of-the-week-332.htmlhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/power-thought-of-the-week-332.htmlTue, 21 Dec 2010 17:31:40 -0700Power Thought of the Weekhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/power-thought-of-the-week-331.htmlhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/power-thought-of-the-week-331.htmlTue, 21 Dec 2010 17:26:54 -0700 Bill Cosby said, “I don’t know the key to success but I do know the key to failure. It’s trying to please everybody.”

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Gregory claims 2010 Humourous Speech Championship titlehttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/gregory-claims-2010-humourous-speech-championship-title-304.htmlhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/gregory-claims-2010-humourous-speech-championship-title-304.htmlFri, 03 Dec 2010 09:27:20 -0700It was a tough task for the judges of the 2010 District 86 Humourous Speech Contest in Niagara Falls on November 20, 2010. Seven of the funniest speakers in Toastmasters District 86  competed for the title of Humourous Speech Champion. Gregory C N Smith, member of Toastmasters of Hanover and representing Division W emerged the winner. Toastmasters from across District 86 landed at the Sheraton-on-the-Falls, Niagara Falls November 19-21, 2010 to learn grow and laugh at the 2010 Fall Conference. 

Not only did we listen to very funny speeches but there were excellent workshops to help each one enhance their speaking and leadership skills.

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News and Eventshttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/news-and-events/Fri, 03 Dec 2010 08:30:09 -0700It was an evening of laughs, fun and sometimes tears...the ones that come from laughing too much...for Toastmasters who attended the Division W event on October 29, 2010 at the University of Waterloo, Arts Lecture Hall.

Among a tough line-up of six speakers representing six areas at Toastmasters Division W Humourous Speech Contest we heard the best of the best. Only one could emerge the winner and Gregory C.N. Smith was crowned 2010 Division Champion. Gregory will represent the Division at the District 86 contest to be held on Saturday 20 November, 2010 in Niagara Falls.

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Book Gregory C.N. Smithhttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/contact-us/book-gregory-cn-smith/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/contact-us/book-gregory-cn-smith/Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:03:21 -0700Seminarshttp://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/http://www.apexsuccessgroup.com/seminars/Wed, 31 Dec 1969 17:00:00 -0700