The Hawaii Chapter of the American Bamboo Society started on the Big Island more than 20 years ago and until now, most members from here. Nursery folks like Susan Ruskin and Peter Berg of Quindembo Nursery have been responsible for introducing more than 100 valuable species to our island. These now may be found in […]
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Yoga, Coffee, Music, & More At Mauli Ola Festival Founded by Malian Lahey, the Mauli Ola Festival launches its first ever edition on September 21-24 at Wood Valley Farm on Hawai’i Island! The Mauli Ola Festival brings together a global tribe to celebrate through music, dance and yoga, as well as learn and generate new conversations about mind-body […]
KEAAU, Hawaii — The trucks roll in and out of the plant at a business park nestled near papaya farms and a forest preserve on the Big Island here, an operation that transforms waste cooking oils, animal fats, fruit and seeds into biodiesel fuel, nearly 13,000 gallons a day. Owned by Pacific Biodiesel, an industry […]
VOLCANO, Hawaii — For centuries, a species of crow possessed of a large bill, a piercing stare and a raucous caw was revered by Hawaiians as a “family god” that would guide spirits of the dead into the afterlife. But modernity has been brutal to the alala, and none of them have been spotted in […]
HAWAII ISLAND — Jim Reddekopp and his wife Tracy moved to the Big Island from Oahu 18 years ago because, he says, that island got “too busy.” “My wife and I had dreams of raising our children in a rural environment,” he says. “The Big Island is raw. It’s still untouched.” Now, the Reddekopps and […]
, Hawaii (AP) — Farmers on Hawaii’s Big Island are worried after a disease affecting banana plants was found north of Hilo despite a quarantine effort. The banana bunchy top virus, which stunts the growth of banana plants and deforms their fruit, was first found on Oahu in 1989 and arrived in Kailua-Kona the next […]
HLH LLC, a Hawaii-based sustainable forestry company, planted 300,000 endemic trees on Hawaii Island — nearly a quarter of its overall goal of 1.3 million total trees to be planted for permanent reforestation across the Hawaiian Islands. HLH set aside more than 1,000 acres of land for its reforestation project, establishing the world’s first Hawaiian […]
The award-winning culinary duo of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay’s Executive Chef Matthew Naula and Sheraton Waikiki Senior Executive Sous Chef Colin Hazama is partnering with Wailea Agriculture Group in Hilo to bring the latest trend in sustainable cuisine to Hawaii Island June 5 – 6. As part of the successful dining […]
What if we all acted like our behavior impacted everyone else? That’s the message of “Planetary,” a documentary seeking to shift our perspectives and remind us that we’re all interconnected. In an era of global climate change and other unprecedented environmental challenges, the film suggests we must shift our world views in order to shift […]
The concept of a Master Class is a time-honored way for true masters of an art to pass along their wisdom, knowledge and skills. Visual artists learn more in a day with a master than they do in months of school. Singers grow enormously from a few hours spent with a renowned performer. Martial artists study with the master, spiritual seekers search for their guru.
The EFIT is the most comprehensive firewalk instructor certification course available today. This is an advanced program that focuses on the business of firewalk seminar facilitation. This empowerment intensive will provide you with all the tools needed to create a successful seminar career. The program covers all aspects of the business of firewalking. One very important topic of this course deals with how to effectively market and generate sales for your business.
In the Executive Firewalking Instructor Training (EFIT) you will learn from masters of each of the separate talents needed to plan, sell and facilitate successful firewalking events. If you want to learn how to share the experience of walking on fire and help others grow from that experience, the EFIT is for you. If you want to grow personally and professionally, the EFIT is for you. You will leave the EFIT, a Master Class in Firewalking, with new levels of understanding, a fresh appreciation of your potential and epiphanies about your future.
In this course you will learn:
Advanced Firewalking Situations
Improve your Public Speaking Skills
Room design for your Events
Marketing your Events
Audience Engagement Skills
Growing Your Business
Advanced Facilitation Skills
Team Building Skills
Charles Horton has been setting and achieving goals since he was a young boy. At age 16 Charles set his sights on becoming financially independent. His first venture started at a local flea market. After finding an item that caught his eye, he asked the person at the booth if they would take a personal check. The man responded, "No son. No one here accepts personal checks. This is a cash only business."
Somewhat dismayed, Charles continued to walk through the flea market and asked a few more vendors the same question, "Will you take a personal check?" He received the same answer from each vendor, "no". It was at this moment that Charles came up with an innovative idea. "What if I set up a booth and cashed personal checks for flea market shoppers?" He approached the manager of the market and told him his idea. "If you will build me a booth and charge me no vendor fee, I will cash personal checks for your shoppers as a convenience for people who run out of cash while they are browsing your flea market." One thing quickly led to another and it wasn't long before this 16-year-old boy was cashing over $100,000 in personal checks on a typical weekend.
That event was to serve as a stepping-stone to a very lucrative career in the business of personal finance for Charles. It was during this time, that Charles set a goal to become a millionaire by his 30th birthday. And yes, he achieved that goal he set for himself many years before.
Now at age 40 Charles is a self-made multi-millionaire and oversees his more than 50 retail financial outlets across the country. His company has been bestowed (twice) by INC. 500 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. He now runs his finance empire from his own 12000 sq. ft. villa surrounded by pools, creeks, waterfalls and a private coy stocked lake. He has come a long way since he took that first stroll through the flea market.
In addition to his primary endeavor, Charles has also become an excellent public speaker and teacher of goal setting and finance. He conducts seminars around the country and shares his philosophy with seminar attendees. "It's what makes me the happiest. I love helping others," says Horton. He regularly conducts firewalk seminars to people from all over the globe. "It's about breaking through limitations and getting to the next level in life. That has been the cornerstone of my personal philosophy for many years. Identify what's holding you back and move through it. It almost always boils down to fear on some level."
Krish Dhanam joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in the sales department in October of 1991. Through speaking and teaching the timeless principles of its legendary founder Zig Ziglar, Krish soon embarked on a career that has seen him facilitate workshops and conduct seminars all over the world. His current assignments include functioning as Vice President of Consulting and Business Development for Ziglar True Performance and Co-founder of Krish Dhanam Training International.
As a writer he has authored articles on a range of topics spanning from personal relationships to corporate change. Recognized by his peers as a dynamic personality, Krish says that sharing a stage with a President pales in comparison to watching a movie with his son.
Krish will teach two days of hands on speaking, training and coaching. No matter what your current level of public speaking proficiency is, you will leave a better speaker.
Tom Niesen is founder and CEO of Acuity Training Systems, Inc. Acuity has schools for salespeople, sales managers, and entrepreneurs in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. Tom can frequently be found on the road conducting in-house workshops for major corporations. He is regularly asked to assist in training and development of sales trainers nationwide. Tom teaches non-traditional client development, negotiating, and business development to thousands of professionals in over 260 industries. In fact, in a recent Magazine article "Sales Superstars" 4 of the 8 listed were clients of Acuity Training systems. Tom has conducted seminars for such companies as Quaker Oats, Minolta, Lucent, Fuji Film and McDonalds. Tom is presently working on his Ph.D. at Dallas Baptist University. Tom has been featured in radio and print. Tom Niesen was also 1999 Dallas Man of the Year.
Building a business is a separate task from facilitating an event. In Tom's section you will consider your future and how firewalking events fit into your business plan.
EXAMPLES OF TOPICS COVERED
Sales and marketing are necessary elements of having successful events. How do you reach the people interested in your event? How do you generate interest in those who have never heard of firewalking?
When the details of an event are properly planned, the attendees will think you are hardly working. When there are problems, they will think you didn't work hard enough. All the details for facilitating a flawless experience are examined, from transportation; room set up and drinks, to lighting, sound and minimizing distractions.
Public speaking has a reputation as something that frightens many people. You will grow as a speaker from the exercises and critiques in this section. More importantly you will learn that speaking is only part of facilitating. Keeping the group focused and energized is another skill you will consider. Done well this rises to the level of an art form; performance art.
And of course, walking on a bed of coals is a more complex event to co-ordinate than most seminars. All the specific issues of having the fire, safety, setting and group dynamics come together just when you want them to, require a team of trusted individuals. In this section you will consider these factors.
The course is 5 intense days, followed by a 4 day FIT, where the student will teach various portions of the course. Successful completion of this course moves you one step closer to being a Master Instructor with F.I.R.E.
04/12/2015 - 04/19/2015
Big Island, Hawaii
Standard Price: $9,995.00
If Purchased at a FIT:$7,995.00
PAYMENT TERMS: $2000 minimum due on signing. $4000 due by 02/12/2015. Full balance due by: 03/12/2015.
If paid in full at FIT: $6,995.00
100% Money Back Guarantee on Intensives and Firewalk Instructor Certification
We are so confident that our programs will benefit you, we are willing to take all of the risk out of your decision to attend. If you are not completely satisfied by the lunch break on the third day of the event, we will issue a full and complete refund, no questions asked. If you are dissatisfied, simply let one of our representatives know no later than the end of the lunch break on the third day. All course materials must be returned.
Executive Firewalk Instructors are able to list intensives on the firewalking.com website.
Executive Firewalk Instructors may use Institute developed seminar materials to conduct intensives in their markets. These materials include workbooks, production books, training materials and advertising materials.
Executive Instructors also get priority over Certified Instructors in receiving sales leads from F.I.R.E.
Currently all Executive Instructors may attend all F.I.R.E. events free of charge.
Currently there is no further tuition required to become a Master Instructor.