You will never guess where I am now. I am in Charlotte Amalie at the University of the Virgin Islands on St Thomas. This morning I presented PULSE to the President and his cabinet. The decision was made only ten days ago and yet here I am having given a three hour version of the five day PULSE course.

I am going to stay until Sunday and make the trek back through Miami and Toronto. Coming here I was routed through Las Vegas and Newark, New Jersey. Of course the threat of the Blizzard of 2015 created quite a stir as we made contingency plans to make sure I actually made it here. Six cities in four days and lots of air time. I had forgotten how tiring it can be to travel for business and how exciting it can be. Anticipating what the client wants and needs to hear can drive you crazy if you let it.

Many of you will know that I have worked with UVI before. I have trained about 75 people between here and Tortola and another 25 or so at St Croix in their Department of Labour. It has been almost 7 years since I was in ST Thomas for work. I was here at the start and finish of a cruise in 2012 and met with my friends and colleagues from the Islands then but I haven’t done any training for a long time … not just here but anywhere.

I enjoyed this mornings session. Right now I am only remembering what I forgot to say and not what I was able to get across. They are nice people and I wanted to give them the tools they need to deal with conflict in their lives. We went through GHOST and POWER and PULSE very quickly. We didn’t do BEACH or SHIFT, both of which I had planned to do. At least those things are in their handouts and everyone did have one thing to take away and work on.

Leave them looking for more.

So from “Aloha” to “Good Afternoon” and back home in one short week. Seems like a dream … Life is like a dream …. Isn’t that a song?

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