Issue Number: Volume VII No. 3 Publisher: Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue: March 2008.  © 2008—Overcoming Buffaloes in Our Lives. All Rights Reserved.

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Do you experience constant job-related stress and/illnesses?

Do you dread going to work?

Do you arrive to work late and watch the clock for the time
to leave?

Can you show what you have done in the last three months?

Do you regularly call or even think of calling in sick when you
are not sick?

Is your identity entirely tied up in your work?

Are there career related-situations damaging your confidence?

Are your family relationships being left behind as you
move ahead?

Do you enjoy your current learning and adjustments that meet new job-related challenges?

Do you understand the big picture of why you are working
where you are?

If you answered yes to six or more of the above questions, you are experiencing what may be the Red Light Signals that your vision is not aligned with what you are doing. There is limited or no growth at all, professionally and personally if you don’t enjoy what you are doing. It is common for people to be physically present but mentally and emotionally absent. They quit but don’t leave. Not good for individuals or employers.

Lee Iacocca, former chairman of Chrysler Corporation, said that most of the 242 million working people, “swing out of bed, yawn, and figure: ‘Oh… I’ve got to make it through another day of drudgery’.”

But Earl Nightingale provided a perspective to the solution when he said, “There is nothing we can do that will bring us more in the way of rewards than daily striving to become better adjusted, happier, more productive human beings. It’s a lifetime job and worth every minute we spend on it.

You have to establish your purpose—something larger than a career, based on what you consider your primary purpose or mission in life. It has to be something to reflect on in your sunset years and be glad about.

The purpose then becomes the foundation of your vision, decisions and actions that bring your goals to fruition. Align your individual purpose with the vision of your organization and the chemistry will fuel creativity, increased productivity, focus and unquestionable motivation. You have the burning desire to wake up and go have fun in what others consider work.

Many organizational decisions continue to be dictated by the winds of change, indicating an undeniable need for individuals to be self-empowered, take risks and venture into uncommon territories of growth and opportunities. What I have said in the past, “Working people have to develop self-empowering strategies that allow them to use their creative and authentic potential to achieve their purposes, as well as create an environment for their employer’s success” is true today.

Change, whether natural or man made has to be a process that perpetuates personal and organizational growth, that provides new abilities so one can thrive beyond chaotic times. Workplace change has the potential to bring new opportunities including the development of new skills, knowledge and abilities. These are the attributes that improve one’s employability.

Individuals and the community have rituals that help people bounce back after going through life’s devastating experiences. Adherence to one’s faith, reflection on what happened, staying in contact with others and physical activities are springboards for the soul, body and mind as one forges ahead in the journey of accomplishing a mission. Each of these tools that can by used by anyone to refocus on their purpose during and after change.

Flexibility that allows people to let GO of what’s not working in order to Focus on the future they want to create, has to be incorporated into our daily thinking and acting. Remember the wisdom that, “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.

Regardless of how we think or know, involvement in our community’s growth, provides opportunities to learn, socialize, and help others while strengthening our sense of belonging—something much needed for a sense of fulfillment rarely provided by our jobs. The bonus is that such volunteer activities often provide professional experiences that add to the value of a resume.

There is no solution for this situation—it’s overwhelming.
Why change from what we are already doing?
I am not the manager or CEO, why ask me?
This is not my business, I just work here.
I wish I had more time for my children.

Do you know how to set yourself apart at work and in life?

Do you consistently re-discover talents and resources you need for growth?

Do you know how to thrive by repeatedly providing exceptional services?
Are you a part of something bigger than a career?
Are you equipped with tools to bounce back after setbacks?
Have you moved forward and left your life behind?

These are key issues that Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku has worked on for the last 10 years and will be providing insights on in the next few months. Stay alert!

Please join us as we THANK and add the following New Clients to the list of organizations that have benefited from Dr. Kituku's employees and leadership development programs on change, overcoming buffaloes and moving forward without leaving life behind in chaotic times.

CISCO Systems
US Forest Services
Fish and Wildlife
Williams Northwest Pipeline
Genworth Financial
Tamarack Resort
Alzheimer's Association
Arco Development Council
Smoke Jumpers
Kent School District
Washington Future Business Leaders Association
Washington Health Systems
National Association of Professional Mortgage Women-NW Region
Oregon Rehabilitation Association
Race for the Cure
Leaders of Idaho Division of Veterans Services
Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program
Montana Traffic Conference
Dentists Community Conference

Each keynote or training program is tailored to address identified needs/challenges and provide insights/solutions based on expected outcome. After Dr. Kituku's presentation, you DON'T hear people say things like:

I just work here.
Why ask me?
It is my lunch break.
I won't change. This is how we have always done it.
We don't have the resources we need to succeed.
I am afraid of change.
We don't need a team to do this.

The first 119 attendees to register for only $69 per participant—save $99!

 Whole Day Speakers:
 Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku,
One of the less than 7% speakers to earn the coveted Certified Speaking
(CSP) recognition, the highest designation presented by the National
 Speakers Association
 Troy McClain,
Idaho’s own Apprentice from the first season of the hit TV show, Donald Trump’s
  The Apprentice as well as a nationally recognized motivational speaker

 (Two Top Idaho motivational/inspirational speakers
bringing you tools to reach new heights.)

 Invited Keynote speaker:
 Jared Zabransky, the Winner of 2007 Fiesta Bowl MVP
 April 8, 2008 8:30am- 3:00pm

 Doubletree Hotel
 2900 Chinden Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83714
(208) 343-1871

 Your investment:
  $69 Early Bird Registration  - SAVE $99 UNTIL March 23rd Midnight
  $159/Participant AFTER March 23rd

  For group discounts and scholarships for non-profit employees please call our
  office at (208) 376-8724.*
  * Active Toastmasters members, non-profit organization and military personnel (active or retired),
    please call our office at (208) 376-8724 for special rates.
    There is also a discounted investment for a family of four.

To succeed in today's workplace and in your personal life, you need more than goals, smarts or top technological tools. You must be passionate, highly motivated, and focused in every aspect of your organization. The competitive nature of the business world dictates that people must produce results in a fast changing marketplace for them and/or their organization to remain relevant. Individuals and their organization must be proactive in order to focus on measurable performance and eradicate frustration, stress and crisis. Dr. Kituku's and Mr. McClain's work-life strategies help people bring balance back to their lives. They learn how to develop and leverage a personal vision that not only takes their work performance to new heights but also discover important strategies of creating an extraordinary quality of life.

Here is a sample of some of the key tools that you will learn in this seminar and use immediately in major aspects of your work and life:

The top 5 success factors that most Americans can take
advantage of.

11 secrets/actions that will make failing a non-option.

Beyond Chaos: Keeping home and career under control.

23 lessons from Impala, gazelle and lions on how to thrive in
your “jungle”.

The 7must have ‘Spears to Overcome Buffaloes’ at work and
in life.

The top assets that will make your skills needed and sought after.

How to turn ordinary actions into extraordinary results at work and in life.

9 proven ways on how to turn setbacks into opportunities for a better future.

How to grow professionally and personally from involvement in your community—with practical tips on how to be involved.

All attendees will receive a free workbook ($39 value), 9 Must Know Lessons for Being the CEO of All You Do Book and CD, with strategies for success beyond what is covered in the seminar, a poster of the Top 45 Must Know Life Lessons for Top Achievers (priceless), and refreshments. All attendees will also receive a special Kituku & Associates 10th Anniversary gift at the seminar.

The $69 registration investment is extended until March 23rd Midnight— Save $99!

After March 23rd registration is $159. For group discounts and scholarships for non-profit employees please call our office at (208) 376-8724. *

* Active Toastmasters members, non-profit organization and military personnel (active or retired), please call our office at (208) 376-8724 for special rates. There is also a discounted investment for a family of four.

Call Toll free 1-888-685-1621 or (208) 376-8724


Mail a check or money order to:

P.O. Box 7152
Boise, Idaho 83707

You can also use your credit card to register when you call our office.


Please register ONLY if you value your speeches
at $1500/hr per keynote (or aspire to).

 May 21, 2008    8:30am- 3:00pm (Wednesday)
 May 22, 2008    9:00am- 3:00pm (Thursday)
 Waterfront Catering
3250 N Lake Harbor Lane, Boise, ID 83703

“If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.

Gerald R. Ford
U.S. President


Develop the platform image that captivates audiences all the time

Know what makes each of your presentations memorable

Learn to make any audience listen, learn and call you back

Getting from unknown to a celebrated and well paid
speaker/trainer or consultant

How to charge morally acceptable fees and not feel guilty about it

9 proven ways to market your business with minimum budget
for maximum returns


Please note:
This is not for people who just want to give presentations. This is for individuals who want to inspire, challenge and equip people with tools to reach new heights in their professional, personal and spiritual journeys.

Only a small group of participants is allowed in this life changing (professional, personal and financial) commitment. AFTER THIS SEMINAR WE WILL RECRUIT SOME PARTICIPANTS TO PARTNER IN OUR SPEAKING/TRAINING PROGRAMS—
This means those recruited will be compensated at least $2,500/engagement!

Vincent,…it was truly an experience that will enhance not only my career, but also my life in general , even my marriage. The marketing information you shared with us alone was worth many, many, times the financial investment I made to attend…you are truly an “Angel Along the Path” who is making a tremendous positive difference in my life.

Jennifer Christiano

 Discount Rate Information:
  registration will then start at $2,999.
  $299/person BEFORE May 1st 2008
  $349/person AFTER May 1st 2008

  Meals—lunch, refreshments, and workbooks are included.
  If you need discounted hotel rooms call us at (208) 376-8724.


Call Toll free 1-888-685-1621 or (208) 376-8724


Mail a check or money order to:

P.O. Box 7152
Boise, Idaho 83707

You can also use your credit card to register when you call our office.

Cancellation terms:
You can transfer your registration to future workshops. You are guaranteed a 100% refund if you cancel your registration 45 days before the day of the seminar. A $39 administrative fee will be subtracted from your registration amount if cancellation occurs between 44 days and two weeks before the seminar. There is no refund if cancellation occurs within 14 days before the seminar.

Guarantee: You will not be disappointed!


It seems like the corporate world has discovered or re-discovered that a story has an impact on the bottom line. We killed the workplace soul that fuels creativity, ownership, and dedication with the removal of our stories as part of how we work. Just try to find out how many people know the story of their organization or the life stories of their colleagues.

Who, when, why and how was the organization started are story elements that are largely relegated to oblivion in the rush to have someone doing something for the pay they are receiving. Ask how many companies still have time set aside for employee orientation. Lack of that critical initial connection can be attributed to why many employees don't feel like they belong. Stories are the only ticket we need to belong.

We often don't know the stories of the people we work with or the stories of our customers. Where did they come from? What are their life experiences? What are their family structures, hobbies and ups and downs? How does their personal vision align with the organizational mission? Stories are the only ticket we need to connect with others.

Statistics and PowerPoint slides, as good as some may argue they are, can never achieve the integrated value of a good story. Statistics and slides if used beyond a point determined by listeners, become the reason why they either text messages, read their email or watch videos on their cell phone-because to them, that is not as rude as dozing. A story, once started with appropriate connecting power, makes people want to hear the conflict and solution parts as well as the ending.

A story helps people own what they synthesized from it. They want to act it. They want to team up with others who were touched by the story in the same way. People want to do business with organizations or individuals whose story they know. People heal, find hope and get inspiration to bounce back after setbacks when they hear the story of someone who has overcome similar setbacks.

Cinderella tales, Jack and the Beanstalk and why the Monkey and the Shark are not good friends (as told by this writer) have audiences that hold their breath so they don’t miss a word of the plot. But can you extrapolate the message that relates to the bottom line without your audience thinking they are re-doing kindergarten? You have to know how to select and tell stories that Make People Listen, Think and Act

What is the point of your story?
Is it an inspirational piece or a manipulation tool?
How does it improve the bottom line?
Does the story have the interest of the customer?
Does it challenge people to own their decisions and actions?
Do listeners feel and know they belong after listening to the story?

Does the story create an environment for diverse ideas from different backgrounds?

Does the story reveal how a customer’s life will be improved by your products/services?
Does it inspire people to take risks and bounce back after setbacks?

Anybody can tell a story. The question is, however, can your listeners make it their own vision, be inspired by it and create the future you want them to achieve?

If results are important to you, then
Dr Vincent Muli Kituku is the speaker/trainer for your group.
Call (208) 376-8724, or email Vincent directly at

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