Dr. Vincent Kituku's Monthly Newsletter - Mid-February 2012
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Dr. Kituku's Commentary:
Challenges, Setbacks and Triumphs- Looking Back Fifteen Years

Learn To Be Inspired and Equipped to Reach New Heights of Professional and Personal Endeavors
Featuring: Kellen Moore (Keynote Speaker) and Dr. Vincent Kituku

No More Waiting:
The Book Is Here!

"RUN: Whether You Are A Lion
Or A Gazelle"

Fifteen Years of
Results-Based Service


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Overcoming Buffaloes, hosted by Dr. Vincent Muli Kituku is now a weekly radio program on KBXL94.1 FM, in the northwest United States on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

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112 pages

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ISBN: 978-1-60585-961-3
Hardcover with glossy dust jacket 5.5 by 8.5
128 pages

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Issue Number:
Volume XI No. 3
Kituku & Associates
Date of Issue:
February 2012

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"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with great success unexpected in common hours." Henry David Thoreau

Your future, your ability to make your dreams a reality depends on how soon you can let go of what is holding you back, stay focused on your long-term goal, adjust to prevail in changing circumstances and turn setbacks into steppingstones for a new beginning.

On March 1, 2012, I will host two seminar sessions on Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle — How to Stay Positive, Thrive in Chaos, Become a Person of Value and Balance Work and Life for our 15th business anniversary. Kellen Moore, the most successful quarterback of college football in America, will be the keynote speaker.

To say I was not terrified of the future as I left Idaho Power is not only a lie but also an understatement. No more paychecks every other week or 401K or health and life insurance. There was no guarantee I would be called to give a speech.

Other underlining factors made the decision to leave a predictable paycheck for uncertain expectations even more disturbing. The needs of my family of six were increasing significantly, as we had just built and moved into our home in Eagle, Idaho, and bought a new family van. My aging parents' financial support could not be left to chance. We had committed to help a brother with his college tuition.

The public speaking skills I learned in Toastmasters were a great asset. I only wish there had been a component on how to market with zero budget. I would read Jeremiah 29: 11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end" for divine comfort and assurance. God did and continues to do His part.

Among the many "angels" along this journey was Shelley Peterson who had heard me give a speech at a Toastmasters meeting and had her boss invite me to speak to their Hewlett-Packard (HP) business unit. That was the beginning of many business opportunities at HP. The friendship with Shelley continues as we both serve on the board of directors for Caring Hearts & Hands of Hope that raises funds for high school orphans in Kenya.

Heather and Scott Crosby were the editors of a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 1000 in Eagle, Idaho. These "angels" casually mentioned that they were planning to add an inspirational column. I had written African folktales and could only think of two topics that would be considered inspirational. But a seed was planted and shortly the first article was published in late 1997.

Today, more than 1000 articles have been published and read in more than 90 English-speaking countries. For the first six or so years, another “angel,” Renee Hawkley, the former librarian of Lowell Scott Middle School, edited all articles pro bono.

Unexpected inspirations, from all over the world, have come from people who heard my presentations, read my work or listened to my radio and TV programs. Here is what Regina Smith, a retired nurse, wrote, "…although I have never met you, you are a dear friend of mine by listening to you on the radio. I always look forward to Saturdays to hear you and learn life lessons from you…it is such an honor to have you residing in Idaho. Thank you for all you do for us and keep up the good work."

"…I cannot say enough good about you...thank you for being yourself. Don’t let the littleness of others break your spirit. You were put here by God to help us look beyond our barriers…I can not imagine our world without you and your teachings now…" JoAnn Judd

In the process of building a professional speaking business and a child care and pre-school operation, Born to Succeed Early Care and Education Center, in Boise with my wife, I realized that all I needed to know I learned in Kangundo, Kenya — When you need milk, you don’t wait for cows to back up. You get up and go milk them.

As the CEO of your life you are in charge of your decisions and actions. Don’t focus on the obstacles that blur the opportunities of your dream. Take heart and get moving. Faith is following a path that may not be a path to anyone besides you. Faith is what will help you look up as opposed to sorrow that focuses on the past and worry that is concerned with the present.

Learn the basic law of an abundant life: "What we do for ourselves can get us by. What we do for others is what gets us ahead; whether in our profession, spiritual pursuits or relationships." Again, do what you do for something more valuable than money.


RUN: Whether You Are a Lion or A Gazelle


Succeeding in today's ever-changing workplace and in your personal life means you must be passionate, highly motivated, and focused in every aspect of your organization to become a man or woman of value. You know that the competitiveness of our world requires constant professional and personal growth. Further, yesterday's success is not guarantee of tomorrow's success. Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku (author of Overcoming Buffaloes at Work & in Life) says that is the same as a gazelle that outruns a lion today thinking that there is no more running tomorrow. Or a lion that easily caught a gazelle yesterday assuming that it will do the same today and tomorrow. It rarely happens!

What you will learn and use immediately at work and in life:

  • 7 easy-to-do things to increase your personal value
  • Proven steps to become a valuable asset for your organization
  • 3 chains you must free yourself of to experience a good life
  • How to manage change and achieve more with less
  • Ways to know yourself, your purpose and how to live it
  • Creating a legacy that will outlive you

How To Register:

1. Online HERE

2. Toll free 1-888-685-1621 or (208) 376-8724 to register with a credit card

3. Fax THIS FORM to (208) 323-7612

4. Mail a check or money order to: KITUKU & ASSOCIATES P.O. Box 7152, Boise, Idaho 83707

Bonus: All attendees will receive a free book, "RUN: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle" (a $19.99 value) with strategies on how to stay positive, thrive in chaos, achieve more, become a man or a woman of value and balance work and life.

Cancellation terms: You can transfer your registration to future courses. Administrative fees of $40.00 will be taken from your registration if cancellation occurs within 14 business days after registration. There is no refund if cancellation occurs 14 days after registration. If seminar is postponed due to adverse circumstances, your registration is automatically transferred to a future dates of the same seminar.

no more waiting

Stay Positive, Achieve More, Become a Person
of Value and Balance Work and Life

Have you ever asked yourself the following questions:
  • What if a fast running gazelle ran faster than a slow gazelle each day?
  • What would happen to the gazelle if there were no lions?
  • What if the lion didn't have to run for a meal because gazelles are slow runners?
  • What does the lion do when the only available meal is an African buffalo, an animal that has the ability to fight back, and probably win?

In other words, what happens to you if:
  • You only compete with underachievers?
  • You lack skills of managing perpetual workplace changes?
  • You have zero external forces that inspire and challenge you to utilize your full potential for personal and professional growth?
  • You have challenges that require more than your current abilities can handle?
  • You have all the resources you need for all of your endeavors?

Dr. Kituku's new book is guaranteed to inspire, challenge and provide you with the tools you need to use immediately to thrive, not just survive, in our unpredictable workplaces, balance work and life and overcome setbacks. Complacency has relegated millions of talented people to being mediocre performers in their professional and personal lives. They continue to compare themselves with underachievers or assume yesterday's successes guarantee them today's or tomorrow's success. Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku (author of Overcoming Buffaloes at Work & in Life) says that is the same as a gazelle that outruns a lion today thinking that there is no more running tomorrow. Or a lion that easily caught a gazelle yesterday assuming that it will do the same today and tomorrow. It rarely happens!

gazelle book

"Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle" is the book to help you achieve more than expectations, become a person of value, thrive in chaos and balance work and life. You will be inspired to:

  • Never let your dreams suffer due to lack of resources
  • Discover and use your personal strengths
  • Develop marketable skills for an unpredictable world
  • Never "walk" after you learn to "fly"
  • Find meaning in your life's dark moments
  • Experience a life of no regrets

In "Run: Whether You Are a Lion or a Gazelle", Dr. Kituku equips you to become a man or woman of value and experience a life of no regrets. You'll learn how to discover and utilize your own strengths, develop marketable skills for our unpredictable world and never "walk" after you learn to "fly." He will help you find meaning in your life's dark moments and achieve your dreams despite a lack of resources.

Prepublication savings—40% OFF (you pay only $11.99) if ordered by February 25th midnight (Pacific Time). Shipping and handling is $4.99—your total investment is $16.98. Please include the name you want autographed for each copy.

Order at www.kitukubooks.com or call (208) 376-8724 or 1-800-685-1621
(24/7 fax line number: (208) 323-7612)

Book specifications:
ISBN: 978-1-60585-961-3

Hardcover with glossy dust jacket, 5.5 by 8.5
128 pages

Retail price: $19.99 US, $25.99 Canada



Millions of people have either heard Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku’s life-changing speeches or read or listened to his widely distributed books and CDs . His works have been featured by national and international media and publications including National Public Radio (NPR), TV affiliates of NBC, Fox News, Toastmasters International, Horizon/Alaska Airline magazines, Skywest Magazine, National Speakers Association magazine and Bits and Pieces among others.

But this man’s involvement in making this world a better place dwarfs all what he is known for. Here is a sample of highlights from15 years of providing leadership and employee development programs, giving hope, inspiring, challenging and equipping millions to live up to their potential.

Vision, Goals, Action and Results

1. Establishment of Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope, Inc. (CHHH) (www.caringheartsandhandsofhope.org) that provides high school tuition and fees for orphans, children of widows and those from poverty-stricken families in Kenya. More than 150 students have and are benefiting from this program. CHHH has also provided famine relief food for hundreds of people in Kyumbi and Baraka Technical School, hundreds of books to Tala Boys High School, Katangi Primiry School, Kilalani Primary School and computers (as well as books) for students at Kangundo primary school and financial support for widows suffering from AIDS.

2. Created the Margaret Kasiva Kituku scholarship fund, in honor of his mother, for the purpose of assisting women from Idaho and in Kenya, especially those experiencing financial distress but want to be speakers, trainers or coaches, achieve their dream and help other women. (Dr. Kituku speaking to parents in Kengundo, Kenya about the importance of education).

3. Wrote the Boise Rescue Mission book, detailing the start of the Mission, challenges and life-changing experiences of homeless people who found love, support and training and served as the 2009-2011 chairman of the board of directors for the Mission.

4. Established and provided seed money for a youth leadership scholarship with the Boise Chamber of Commerce to encourage Idaho high school students going to college after participating in Boise Youth Leadership, to be involved in service-oriented leadership.

5. Co-founded, with Craig Harrison, Storytellers PEG (Professional Emphasis Group) within the National Speakers Association to provide platform and opportunities for speakers, trainers, coaches and others to learn and share ideas on how to make communication more effectively through the use of stories.

6. Featured as one of the opening speakers of the first conference of Kenyans in the Diaspora, focusing his speech on individual contribution for nation building with unity, creativity, and focus on educational opportunities for youth.

7. Establishment of Northwest Speakers Forum to provide practical training and platform opportunities for aspiring and established speakers to acquire the necessary skills to influence people and change their world. Participants have not only been trained by professional speakers, but have also been given the opportunity to showcase their skills to meeting planners.

8. Appointed by Idaho’s governor to serve on the Governor’s Coordinating Council for Children and Families and also as a member of the Idaho Abraham Lincoln Centennial Committee.

9. Selected by the Idaho Lincoln Centennial Committee to speak to both the Idaho State Senate and House of Representatives on matters of families, human rights and the future of the state.

10. Co-founded, with Anne Muchiri, Platinum Speakers Bureau (www.platinumspeakersbureau.net) that focuses on training, coaching and providing speaking and training resources and opportunities for aspiring Kenyan speakers.

11. Sponsors teams, Kituku Buffalo Fighters and Kituku Warriors and Born to Succeed, all with Boise Noon Optimist Football to provide opportunities for young boys to learn, develop and have fun as they become young adults. (About seven members of this team are now outstanding players in Meridian high schools).

12. Development with Theresia Wanza Muli, of Born to Succeed Early Care and Education Center (www.brntosucceed.com), formerly The Growing Place, to help children of all abilities and different cultural backgrounds learn, develop and grow, knowing that each child was born to succeed.

13. Volunteers as the motivational (and sometimes chapel) speaker for the successful Boise State Football team since 1998 and was selected the 2003 Homecoming Grand Marshal by the team.

14. Has had more than 1000 articles and 17 books published and numerous CDs recorded. He is a columnist for daily and weekly newspapers, has a weekly radio program, Overcoming Buffaloes on KBXL 94.1 FM that airs in the Northwest and provides expert input on Business for KTVB, Idaho-based affiliate of NBC.


vincentNative of Kenya, Africa, and resident of Idaho since 1992, Vincent has been a featured speaker and trainer at numerous Real Estate conferences and training programs. An award winning speaker and writer, he is one of the less than 7% of all professional speakers to earn a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest award for professional speakers.

Dr. Kituku has worked with championship sports teams and trained leaders on how to inspire productivity all the time. What sets Vincent apart is his ability to weave life experiences in Africa with corporate America and culture in providing solutions for personal and professional growth.

Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku is known as a research-based motivational speaker. He presents motivational keynotes and training programs on leadership, employee motivation, overcoming buffaloes at work (change), customer service and living and working with cultural differences. Vincent is the founder and president of Kituku & Associates, LLC, a business that is dedicated to developing leaders and employees in business and in life.

What has set Dr. Kituku apart is the ability to use his experience in research to evaluate/assess client needs and then tailor his keynotes/training presentation to meet their objectives. Harold G. Delamarter, President/CEO, Prestige Care Inc. said, "Before the Retreat, Dr. Kituku gained as much information as possible about our company and the industry we are involved in. He made telephone calls to management team members to tailor his seminar very closely to the needs of our employees and the circumstances they face each day in the present economy. Dr. Kituku was so widely received in July, the decision was made to ask him to return to again present to our company in October."

Vincent's clients list includes Cisco Systems, Micron, Hewlett Packard, Genworth Financial, US Fish and Wildlife, US Air Force, Women Council of Realtors and National Association of Mental Health. He has been the motivational speaker for the successful Boise State Football Team since 1998. Dr. Kituku works have been featured by numerous publications including the Presentations Magazine, SkyWest Magazine, National Speakers Association Magazine and many newspapers which publish his weekly columns. Vincent holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation that is earned by fewer than 7% of all speakers worldwide.


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