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Gobal Skills

"There are three constants in life . . . change, choice, and principles." — Stephen Coveyy


Competing Globally

“Employers grouped leadership as one of the essential skills entry-level workers lacked. These skills included strong work ethics, problem solving, and creativity along with organizational and interpersonal skills.”
—Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman, author of The World Is Flat, writes that because of technology and the fall of the communist party, developing countries now compete for professional jobs even in the United States.

He also argues that with the quiet crisis of a flattening world, the United States workforce should keep updating its work skills. What does this mean to us today? Today a good education is a critical first step to a rewarding career and family success. But it doesn’t stop there.

Business acumen, sometimes referred to as “essential skills,” needs to be acquired along with a keen eye toward global awareness and a strong work ethic. Internships and working with others in different settings increase these skills. Global sensitivity is much easier with Facebook and the Internet today. The world has been flattened with the instant virtual connection to any part of the world with Internet and as pointed out by Mr. Friedman, we have to constantly update our skills and knowledge to be globally competitive. People access the Internet 24/7 all around the world, and knowing more about these different people and cultures is paramount in becoming an astute global citizen as well as community leader. We will endeavor to support the understanding of building on the global perspective. Today we find friends and associates in every major city across the oceans, and we will call on them to share their career and personal achievements with our groups.

Our Global Partnerships In addition to our local experience, we can mobilize these experienced professionals in many different business fields to share their experiences in the workshop sessions. It’s felt that the message these world-class leaders will impart will resonate with the Rising Star teens, encouraging them to expand their horizons. . We are also associated with Resource Associates Corporation, an extensive network of consultants who provide a source of proven strategies that have helped hundreds of business clients in virtually every industry. Since their inception in 1978, Resource Associates Corporation’s unique approach has not changed: to help people become more productive and effective by linking individual performance to business performance.



Our Global Partnerships

In addition to our local experience, we can mobilize these experienced professionals in many different business fields to share their experiences in the workshop sessions. It’s felt that the message these world-class leaders will impart will resonate with the Rising Star teens, encouraging them to expand their horizons.


We are also associated with Resource Associates Corporation, an extensive network of consultants who provide a source of proven strategies that have helped hundreds of business clients in virtually every industry. Since their inception in 1978, Resource Associates Corporation’s unique approach has not changed: to help people become more productive and effective by linking individual performance to business performance.


Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving the results you desire.


Ramez Helou, our friend in Dubai

Ramez' Story

In the last 4 weeks, I have trained sales teams from more 3 continents. Uk, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Lebanon, Jordan, Dubai, and even people from a small French Island of the coast of Madagascar in Africa called La Reunion. If someone would have told me that when I was 15 or 16 years of age, I would have told them they are crazy! I had no clue how life would turn out to be.

Well, here is how it all started. In 1987, at age 17, my family and I moved to Philadelphia due to the war taking place in my home country Lebanon. I use to study English in a French school. Let me tell you, it is one thing to study English, and it’s another thing to speak it. At first, I only spoke English when spoken to. I was shy! Especially when I spoke to girls, all the wrong words would come out! Go figure! Here I was, living in new country having to learn and adapt to the environment and feel the embarrassment of not speaking good English. Thanks to my dad and his belief and patience with me, my English skills improved steadily.

During summer of 1989, I wanted to get a job to make some cash! The funny thing is that wherever I looked for work, they wanted experience. Maybe it was an excuse to pick someone who spoke better English than me! Well, that led me down the path to find work with a direct marketing company called Vector Marketing, who distributes Cutco Cutlery! I began as a sales rep and my life changed forever for the better. (I believe!)

I quickly discovered that I wasn’t a natural born sales person. Actually, over the last 23 years, I have come to the conclusion that simply natural born sales people don’t exist! Selling is like anything else in life! It can be learned just like you can learn to how to be a doctor, a piano player, ride a bike be an astronaut or improve your public speaking skill.

I learned how to overcome my own limitations. Seeing other succeeding, I felt frustrated at first!

From my frustration came my desire to do improve.

I did and I learned my first lesson and the secret to selling… then I started teaching others. Sales doctor title,

Grew and then learned how to be a manager… Launched my first office and learned lesson 2. Same as lesson 1 applies.

Selling is helping others get what they want first and you get what you want.

My inner voice coming out. Bathroom story!

Int’l business and decided to go to PR. Double reasons! One got sacked! The other put me in a position to sink or swim.

I applied the lessons I learned! And voila! 10 years, 7 of them in the top 10 offices. 2 times came as number 2. A good competitor. Lesson 3. There can only be one number one! It’s more important to help your people achieve their goals and that make you feel like number 1.

Now living my purpose and applying the basics I learned.