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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: The International Institute For Global Leadership is a tuition-free, internet based education program which provides a curriculum in consciousness designed to prepare students to become personally empowered, consciously aware, high-integrity and heart-centered leaders in their communities and the world. The study program is open to participants of any age and from anywhere in the world.

Results: We currently have 100 students from 23 countries. We currently average shipping over 200 books a year to our students and have shipped over 10,000 books related to personal empowerment to our students over the past 10 years, for which they are required to write an assessment as to how the information affects their day-to-day life. Each of their profiles, photos and book assessments are posted on our website.

Target demographics: Although our studies are available to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world, most of our current students are young Africans in their 20's & 30's.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: The program is divided into different levels of study. The introductory level consists of two small books which are emailed to the student. When these have been completed, the student enters Level One studies. Levels One & Two, which focus on personal empowerment - consist of seven books each. Level Three, devoted to personal assessment and goal setting, consists of written exercises. In Levels Four, Five & Six a student may choose seven books for each level from a selection of more than 400 books in 17 subject areas. The upper levels offer students many opportunities for advanced guided studies, internships, etc. according to their personal interests and life goals. More details about each level are available on the curriculum page of our website: http://www.global-leadership.com/curriculum/index.htm

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98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kathleen57

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have followed IIGL's work for over 14 years, and am continuously impressed by the organization and its students! This is a non-profit that is truly making a positive impact in the world! By offering a TUITION-FREE education in conscious, skillful, high-integrity leadership, IIGL is providing emerging leaders in under-developed (and developed) countries around the world the opportunity to learn new and powerful ways to lead their constituencies, communities, and – perhaps one day – their countries and the world into a better, more harmonious, thriving way of being – one that will create a better tomorrow for us all!

Projects that IIGL's graduates have created in their communities include:
• skill-building for at-risk youth (International Centre for Leadership Development, Nigeria),
• a farm that teaches community members to grow their own sustainable crops and offers micro-loans to help them set up their own small business to sell their crops (Springboard, Nigeria),
• a program that empowers “out of school” youth ages 16-25 in urban slums to turn their passions into sustainable careers by learning job skills (Kyusa, Uganda)
and many more.

Go to: http://global-leadership.com/index.php/student-graduate-websites/ to learn more about these and other graduate projects.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Over my lifetime, I have volunteered for many non-profits and served on the boards of several. Nothing compares to my experience with IIGL!

IIGL lives its mission by helping students all over the world increase their knowledge, their wisdom and their empowerment in ways they never imagined possible.

Watching IIGL and its students grow and blossom over the years has been inspiring and gratifying. Although economic and other challenges are an ongoing part of our journey, our students inspire us to achieve great things in spite of the challenges we face, because that is what our students do each and every day.

This year, in a collaboration that began with an idea from one of our 2017 graduates (now the president of our board of directors), the IIGL graduates and board of directors recently published a book of their own, titled "Finding Your Path Through Leadership" (available on Amazon), which is filled with inspirational stories of the life changes brought about by their implementation of what they have learned through the IIGL studies. Our hope is that it will provide others with the hope, courage and perseverance they need to strive to become great leaders in their own right.

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Donor

Rating: 5


As everyone reading these testimonials can see, there are innumerable NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) around the world working to address the endless needs of humanity and therefore covering all 17 of the United Nations "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs).

https://www.globalgiving.org/sdg/rf=ggad_19&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqszalvyD5QIVkcDACh1erwU7EAAYASAAEgLjifD_BwE.

We each choose one (or more -- depending on time and resources) and do what we can to advance these Goals. In this regard, I would like to introduce to you the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL), a U.S.-based NGO that offers a 7 Level, self-guided course in which --- at no charge --- any individual anywhere in the world can begin to develop the capacity for leadership, which can then be applied to the Sustainable Development Goals of personal interest.

I have worked with and funded IIGL since its inception in 2002 and have watched it expand in membership and in the development of close personal relationships across cultures --- a key element for peace on earth. The majority of applicants are from developing countries, a reflection of worldwide recognition of the crucial need for education which so many cannot afford, and of the determination to succeed, both at IIGL and with the many projects that have been initiated as a result of our leadership training. In addition, many of our students have been granted scholarships by larger international NGOs, to further their leadership capacity.

We invite you to visit:
- Our website: www.global-leadership.com
- "Student Websites" on the IIGL site (above)
- Our book of testimonials by students, graduates and supporters
"Creating Your Path Through Leadership" (at Amazon)

Thank you for perusing our website and testimonials, which hopefully will lead you to consider joining us in our mission to support those who cannot achieve their goals alone. It is not by accident that we're all here on the planet together and If we don't help each other --- no one will.

Lynne Murguia





Board Member

Rating: 5

IIGL is a wonderful organization that I have been a donor to for many years.I am now serving on the Board. This organization provides excellent leadership training to young people from many African countries, e.g., Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya,Ethiopia, Mozambique, SIerra Leone,etc.

My experience with the organization is this: they walk their talk. They provides training opportunities for young people who might wish to become entrepreneurs or managers in their home country.

Advisor

Rating: 5

IIGL is very unique as it is tuition free so every dollar raised goes towards the mission! I've been involved for many years and I've witnessed tremendous student/graduate growth and development! One of the most amazing outcomes is to see how being an IIGL student expands hopefulness and optimism even when obstacles are high. During the past year, the students and graduates completed "Creating Your Path Through Leadership" which shares goals, visions and results based on their IIGL experience!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I began mentoring in 2003 shortly after IIGL was formed. Over the years, it has been an enriching experience both as a volunteer and since 2013 as Director. I view IIGL as one global family; even though we are thousands of miles apart; we are connected by our mission to serve as like minded leaders. I am proud of and for our students who demonstrate that "one book can change one's life!" Check us out at: www.global-leadership.com

ayoadeanthony

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL has challenged me to make impact in my environment. As a graduate of the institute, the books I read transformed my consciousness to see the essence of living a life of service. Many thanks to Michael Lightweaver and Deb Rosen, my mentors and teachers.

Ayoade Anthony - IIGL Graduate

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

 The books I read in IIGL make me realize that the war against poverty, diseases, ignorance, backward ness, violence, and bad leadership in the world is basically mental, and freedom can only come by understanding the power of thoughts. The more I have a better understanding and new interpretation of spiritual issues which hitherto had not been so clear to me, the more I have the strenght to face my challenges and know the right things to do to become the change that I wish to see in the world.
 

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIIGL has made tremendous impact in leadership formation in Africa. I have been affiliated with IIGL for well over 4 years.

Their leadership curriculum has helped millions of African youths rediscover themselves, and also live a life of Focus and Impact.

Vybe V.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving at the Board of IIGL and being engaged with the institution for years first as a student and later as a board member. I have seen and experienced first hand the transformation that the noble institute offers to all those who take part in its programs.
IIGL is an institute that offer the students an opportunity to start a journey of transformation and servant leadership . One cannot take part in an IIGL program and remain the same. This is the reason I would recommend IIGL to anyone who might be interested to join as a student, donor, mentor or any other capacity within the institution.

Nana-Aisha I.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hello,
Many thanks to IIGL, I have been completely transformed to a better person. I am much more happy, contented & optimistic. I delight in reaching out to as many people as possible.
With me in the picture are Senior Secondary School Students of AFLON Digital Academy, Kuje, Abuja.
We successfully marked the 2019 Safer Internet Day.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Hello Everyone, I am Aishatu Ibrahim, I started IIGL in 2013; it has been a truly rewarding experience for me. I am happy and excited to be part of this great family. IIGL has helped me improve my life and career. I started as an undergraduate and today I am a post graduate student with the National Open University of Nigeria, studying Computer and Information Technology (M.Sc. CIT). IIGL has improved my career as I am an ICT Entrepreneur. I am the MD/CEO of Naisha Smart Technologies, a Registered ICT Educational, Support Services and Consultancy Company with the Cooperate Affairs Commission as BN: 2411304. My website: www.nst.com.ng and Email: aisha@nst.com.ng . I enjoyed reading the wonderful books at each level.
Understanding the significance of my words: I realized that man cannot do without words. Even while asleep, we use words; we see, write, think and use them even in our head. I learnt from this book that some of the words we use might have different vibes at the time of usage. Our words affect our thoughts and hence our feeling. I learnt to use the best words, ascribing these beautiful to good experiences. I learnt of the words that are causing me to attract what I do not want in my life. These include the Don’t, I’m not, etc. using these words only bring the things I try to avoid. My words have changed, so have my vibes (from partial negative to fully positive). I am not giving my attention to any negative thing but to all positive things I want.
Lessons learned: I offer service as long as it is genuine and I try to be useful as possible. While most people do not value the service rendered to them, others are so ungrateful and expect you to do more. Others might not even grateful for the service rendered them. And at times, A good did can be seen as bad!. So I try to be careful in everything I do. I do what is right, convenient and ethical. I do not work under pressure neither do I please others at the expensive of myself. I got here by taking a lot of decisions in the past and present. These decisions has affected me both positively and negatively. I do not leave in regrets, I only wish I did some things better. Presently I am not doing badly: I can do better. I am improving myself and I am making remarkable progress.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

IIGL has helped me to direct my thinking towards being motivated to create new ideas, attain leadership skills, start big things from a small beginnings, appreciate the Creator, to be good at everything that comes my way, appreciate, love people them and be the best wherever i find myself.
I also learnt to be disciplined in the place of studying and learning new skills.


Jeremiah Jibro (Nigeria)

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ever since I graduated from this great institute as the first graduate, my life has never been the same. Thank you IIGL, thank you Michael the founder and all the supporters. Much love. Felix.

IIGL

Donor

Rating: 5

IIGL is a great example of the impact that a small organization with a very small budget can have on personal and planetary transformation. One book can change a life and one person can change the world.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

As a contributor and former staff member, I continue to be impressed as to how IIGL is transforming and empowering lives. The ripple effect is phenomenal!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The program is simply life changing. I'm happy to be part of this organization and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his/her life in one way or the other.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) is one of the best things that has happened in my life. The lessons that I learnt as a student /member have shaped my life and made me a better leader and achiever.

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Ethelbert U.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My IIGL Story

In July 2013, in one of my regular discussions with my dependable friend and brother, Celestine chidozie, an astute scholar, pan-African philosopher, news analyst, lecturer, and mentor to young minds, recommended me to check out International Institute for Global Leadership, Inc

He described it as one of the nonprofit organizations that trains young leaders around the world, and he was so sure I could hone my skills, if I could spare some time to attend their e-learning program. He was passionately optimistic about this recommendation.

Furthermore, Celestine told me that one of his friends, Seye Joseph is currently a student of IIGL and has earned a certificate from this institute, and the knowledge he has acquired in making impact in his career. He even told me that he will join them soon, I was at this point left in totally awe, no longer lonely and poor, lacking in accurate, and reliable direction.

After the discussion, I quickly checked out the institution, read some student testimonials and projects, and became really inspired to join this wonderful global family.
I quickly filled the enrolment form, and was accepted as a student in same July 2013, and earned my level 1 certificate in November same year. That spurred me on.

I got so inspired with the program, met great people who motivated me to continue, conquered my fears, raised the bar of excellence, defeated and danced on the grave of procrastination all through the e-learning program, and on September 14, 2016 successfully became the 18th graduate of this great institution, and was honored as the fastest graduate ever in the history of this institution.

Shortly before my graduation in 2016, I was nominated and approved as a board member during our annual teleconferencing board meeting. Elected Vice President in 2017 and Elected Board President in 2018, and re-elected in 2019 for another term. At my election, I became the 3rd African and 3rd Graduate of the Institution to be elected Board President.

Today, IIGL has produced 27 graduates in 11 countries, recently published our testimonial book ‘Creating Your Path through Leadership’ available in Amazon, and has over 200 active students and members from 24 countries which spans 5 continents.

Our members are engaged in various community projects, addressing various global challenges of unemployment, girl child, poverty, agriculture, lack of leadership deficiency and lots more.

Personally and professionally, joining IIGL has been the biggest thing that has happened to my life and career in recent years, especially with regards to my work as a leadership coach, speaker, consultant, ghostwriter and blogger.
IIGL is truly the best!

Ethelbert Umeh

Board President, IIGL

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Board Member

Rating: 5



International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) is a world to discover; a world to experience. Your life will never remain the same after encountering this transformational institute. The leadership traits I learnt during my studies transformed my business mindset, creativity and volunteering initiative; today I am happy serving organizations such as Rotary International, Next Leaders Initiative for Sustainability, International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria as a volunteer.
I enrolled in IIGL in 2013 and graduated in 2016, becoming the fastest graduate since the history of this great institute. In 2017, I was elected to serve as a Vice President. In May 2018, I was elected to serve as Board President.
I feel greatly honored recommending International Institute for Global Leadership; this is a tuition-free institute where people of vision are mentored with the pre-requisite skills that will enable them achieve their personal and professional goals faster than they can ever imagined.
Today, IIGL has produced 26 graduates from 10 countries, and we have active students, many of whom are happily making impacts in their professions and communities in 35 countries which cut across 6 continents.
IIGL programme is available to anyone anywhere in the world that wants to boost their leadership capacity, grow professionally, emotionally, socially, intellectually, psychologically and financially.
I have benefitted immensely from this institute and that is why I have no doubt recommending it to those that wants to become transformational change agents in the hearts and sands of human historicity. IIGL resources are offered free of charge- there is no tuition, and IIGL is able to do good in the world through donations received from Good-spirited individuals.
Long Live IIGL.
By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh


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flelixi

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to come across this great Institution. I am where I am today because of IIGL.
Thanks IIGL
One book can change a mind one mind can change the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

IIGL is one of the institution that I can recommend anyone to join at any given time. Having gone through the leadership program it shaped me in-terms of my perspective towards life. It gave me tools that got me to be where I am and to be able to find my path in life.
For me my life journey towards self discovery and pursuit of purpose started the moment I joined IIGL as a student. The transformation is evident on my day to day life, and the impact of the program for me was in the ability to contribute to humanity. For through the program I am able to help my community and circle of influence to pursue a meaningful life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IIGL a great fit, i think i knew them when i needed help for my life. Though i just started, the books i have read is already shaping my thought and telling me who i trully am. I'm beggining to recognise my personality. It's good to know IIGL. The impact has started in my thought, you will definately hear about it. I now know am a great leader.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My journey thus far has been with pleasant memories. I owe a lot to IIGL for the guide and support through life with the number of books I have read and the mentorship. Having little opportunities in life due to the society we live in, IIGL has and still gives the opportunities to own up to the through meaning and purpose of life. My journey with IIGL started in 2006 but I never understood the essence due to the youthfulness but in 2012 I was able to gather myself together, this time, with the hope to correct many mistakes I made. For example, I volunteered with an organisation in 2009 because I was obligated by the scholarship committee and immediately I completed the one month community service I stopped. But after my re-activation as an IIGL student, I understood the essence of giving which is an opportunity. Today, I am a professional in the field of humanitarian and development...thanks to IIGL for giving me the solid foundation with the hope to do even more.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A company without people would be a building and so is a church without people a hall. The international Institute for Global Leadership have, over the years, carve a niche in the area of developing positive minded leaders all around the world depending on funds from generous donors and I strongly believe that we as Africans will develop Africa for Africans all thanks to IIGL and our donors.

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Donor

Rating: 5


Dear GNP ---

Based on 15 years of Board membership and funding of the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL), it is an honor to report that this organization, with a minimal budget of barely U.S, $50,000, has succeeded in stimulating the leadership qualities of hundreds of students around the world, and their frequent development of local projects to impulse the transformation of society --- accomplished at no charge to all interested applicants throughout the globe. As a result, members from students to mentors, to Board members, to funders create many long-term personal connections, creating the cultural exchanges which are the foundation for world synthesis, as well as the opportunities for rising above the many challenges --- economic and/or spiritual --- so prevalent around the world.

In addition, this year (2018) the organization has produced a book of testimonials by graduates and other key members of IIGL, intended to expand the student body to areas of the world where it is yet to establish a foothold, to increase visibility on social media platforms, and to stimulate fundraising.
https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Your-Path-Through-Leadership/dp/1984131842

Insight into our work can be accessed at: www.global-leadership.com .

In mutual planetary commitment -----

Lynne Murguia

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Board Member

Rating: 5

While establishing Micro-Credit projects in developing countries, I came to realize that societal transformation depended on transforming leadership around the world. Thus when I was introduced to the International Institute for Global Leadership -- a free online training for heart-centered leaders -- it seemed like a personal invitation to support our mutual mission. I began working with IIGL from its inception in 2002 and through the years have become acquainted with many of its students and their envisioned projects, several of which I have funded, including farm training for the unemployed in Nigeria, high school training in leadership also in Nigeria, entrepreneurial training for the poor in Uganda, with others in the preparatory stages. The initiators of these projects are all graduates of IIGL , who have succeeded by applying its principles of heart-in-the-head responsibility, veracity, and self-reliance.

IIGL is a very small and minimally funded organization which relies on the mutual commitment of its family of students, mentors and Board members for its longevity. I cannot recommend it highly enough as a role model for societal progress, both locally and, by extension, globally.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

For me, the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) has been a star in the sky that enlightened my path to self-confidence and independence. These qualities acquired through studies with this institute helped me to become self-employer and to stimulate my colleagues for creating an association of lawyers. This association is planning to get its own house in Muhanga, a town located in the Center of Rwanda.

Ola O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL is a superb institution that brings the best out of her students. I recommend it for everyone tired of an average life, and who importantly want to influence the world for a sane course.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Since the beginning of leadership studies provided by the International Institute for Global Leadership, the orientation of my life changed a lot. I could achieve many goals by reprogramming my mind in the positive way. Hereafter I give two examples, but there are many other achievements arising out of the positive mind gotten from leadership studies.

Before, I was blind-minded by the employment offered by others. After finishing the only two first levels, I was already aware of a possibility of becoming my self-employer, as an attorney.

After I learned the benefits of the mastermind alliance, I tried to convince my colleagues for founding an association of attorneys. Today, with the collaboration of three other lawyers, we have a law firm operating in Rwanda, and we have an ambition to open branches in other areas of the country (Rwanda) and the East African Community.

Moreover, with the collaboration of 11 other lawyers and their spouses, we have founded an association "Tumenyane Solidarity" with an objective of social cohesion between members, saving and credit. Each family contributes 20,000 Rwandan Francs (around 25 US $) per month. In the near future, I hope all lawyers members of Tumenyane Solidarity will join the law firm.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Joining the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) is one the best things that has ever happened to me. I can confidently say that my world is better because of the skills and knowledge that I acquired through the studies.
My dreams and aspirations in life are clearer and I work towards achieving my set goals daily with less distractions.

Lynda

1 HTRoger

Client Served

Rating: 4

My name is Roger from Rwanda and i am an active student of IIGL level III, When I think about IIGL, I go back in days, that time I was worried about my future, that time at any moment when I would like to paint something, as I would close my eyes to see the picture I should paint, I would only see myself in a tunnel and I couldn’t see a way out, the color would be dark nothing else. That was the only picture of myself I would see and that used to scare me, I was lost I had to live but I had no idea how, but a friend, a mentor, a guide reached to me in that tunnel and took my hand and pulled me out of that tunnel and within few minutes I started to see the light ahead of me and I knew then that I was being saved, the heart that was filled by fear was then filled by hope. I am glad that I found that person, that guide, that friend, that mentor, and his name is IIGL (International Institute for Global leadership).
IIGL changed my ways of thinking, IIGL helped me to understand what really I want in life, and It is by knowing what I want that I will reach the success that I wish to, IIGL taught me to set goals and pursuit them till the last day, IIGL taught me that the last day of a goal is the time you will achieve it, in brief to never ever give up, because most of people give up when they were almost there, and as an IIGL member that should never happen to me, Because IIGL opened my eyes.

Roger HT

Board Member

Rating: 5

For me, IIGL is an Institution that makes me who I am today. The lessons I got, completely free of any charge were unexplainable. I am really indebted to IIGL. It has changed my life in a tremendous way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Ziyad Rube, Ethiopian, joined the International Institute for Global Leadership in 2009 when I was at the age of 21. IIGL is an Institution that gave me an opportunity to grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually, and financially while contributing in some positive way to others. A year after I have joined the Institute, the positive energy and winning mentality created within me through the lessons I get from the Institute led me to start my Second Degree in 2011. In 2013, I have graduated as one of the few academically top ranking Students in my University. In 2014, I am elected as the President of Ethiopian Leadership Graduates Alumni Association

http://www.ilg.edu.et/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=213:ilg-s-former graduates-establish-alumni-association&catid=103&Itemid=603

Interestingly Indeed right now, at the age of 27, I have obtained a PhD Scholarship in Europe this year * 2014. To be honest, I have attributed all my successes to everlasting lessons I draw from the smart books I received from IIGL for free. To this end, I urge the encouragement and support of dynamic nonprofit driven institutions like this.

Long Live to IIGL
Long Live to all who are Positively Influencing our world!

Nariwoh O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

International Institute of Global Leadership is first of its kind, highly inspirational leadership school that has imparted so much in my life. The influence on me is so invaluable and has been the catalyst spurring me to forge ahead even in the midst of life challenges through the recommended unquantifiable books that I have been opportuned to read at no cost.In fact, I am greatful and highly favoured to be part of the beneficiaries across the globe. Consistently, the giant in me is awaken and ready to be of positive influence to my generation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Interestingly superb!
I have known IIGL close to 3 years, its without an inch of regret.

2 Kristopha T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL has really changed my life from a goalless individual to someone who is making waves. When I enrolled for IIGL which was introduced to me by a friend of mine. IIGL made me rediscover my purpose and has help me develop personally and professionally. From the first two introductory books. Its has been an exciting experience because I have been practicalizing the principles of the books I have read so far and the results has been tremendous. God Bless IIGL and her sponsors.
Yours Faithfully,
Lawal Christopher
IIGL Level 2 Student

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Client Served

Rating: 5

my name is Juliette Alyce Engole. i am Ugandan.
I am currently a level 4 student under the IIGL program. Before i joined this institute, i was desperately searching for a leadership institute to harness my leadership ability. a friend who was a student in IIGL told me about it. i applied and was taken in. my life has been totally transformed as a result of the books that i have read under this program. i learned about the importance of living a purposeful life and now my life has so much meaning. thanks to IIGL, i have been able to achieve so much in this short period of time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I stumbled on a quote that I never understood the implication until I had gone far in the IIGL program. It is; “You are the same person today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things; the people you associate with and the books you read.” The people I met here and the books I was exposed to changed my orientation about life and the world. IIGL is a program that if I had not under taken would have been my greatest regret in life. The program taught me how to handle personal and group conflicts, how to educate others and above all how to be a good leader. Through IIGL my reading habits have improved significantly and my writing skills were thoroughly sharpened. IIGL has made me a focused person, changed my dreams and also serves as a guide to achieving these dreams in life. It is truly a worthwhile experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a donor, board member and student mentor for many years. This has allowed me to witness many transformations in the students who have participated. They become positive, motivated adults who strive to improve the lives of people in their communities. I continue to be inspired by the changes I observe and the projects that the students undertake.

1 Rwanda-chapter L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

What I feel I have learnt since becoming a student of the Leadership Institute cannot be expressed and summarized in this short assay. However, I will try to summarize it in the paragraphs that follow.

IIGL has totally transformed me and I have reshaped myself for success. I have developed self confidence and I feel I am here for success. I have built a new, positive and realistic self and I am a person I want to be. I now focus on desired changes instead of dwelling on past mistakes. I have changed my mental attitude from negative to positive. I have made my life meaningful to both myself and to the society in which I am living. I have achieved positive self-image:- one that empowers me to set and achieve goals of personal happiness and professional success. How could I have been so blind for so many years? Gone are the days that were wasted! I have left behind negative habits and going back is just as impossible as returning to crawling when one knows how to walk. IIGL has provided me with all the tools and ideas that will lead to personal development and success. Now the only requirement on my side for lifelong success is the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights.

I have started to overcome procrastination which was my major handicap. For instance, I used to fail achieving my goals because of not acting immediately. I have disciplined myself to concentrate on a given task without diversion or distraction. When I find myself getting distracted, or I feel tempted to take a break or procrastinate, I motivate myself by continually repeating, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!” I then renew my efforts to push the task through to completion. Whenever I find myself slowing down, I repeat these words to myself: “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” I have got rid of procrastination by getting rid of “tomorrow” from my vocabulary. My “future” is “now”. I now do things when they need to be done or sooner and this has created harmony in my home and at work.

I am now getting along with others in my family and in social and occupational relations. I have the capacity to communicate ideas, build positive attitudes, increase enthusiasm, reduce tension and anxiety and increase enjoyment of life. I have learnt not to criticize, condemn or complain, but to give honest and sincere appreciation, to arouse in the other person an eager want, to become genuinely interested in other people, to smile always, to be good a listener, to encourage others to talk about themselves, to talk in terms of the other person’s interests and to make the other person feel important-and do it sincerely. I listen empathically and also communicate my authentic feelings and needs. Those who were once ‘enemies’ of mine, we are able to hear each other’s needs, and we are able to connect compassionately and find new solutions to the previously ‘impossible’ impasses. I now ‘talk about my own mistakes before criticizing the other person.’ Instead of condemning people, I try to understand them. I am now dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than being self centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, and having prejudiced suspicious and aggressive attitudes that originally dominated my thinking. I now live in harmony with those who have done harm to me and this gives me a peace of mind as opposed to the past where I thought of applying “a tooth for a tooth, and “eye for an eye” principle.

I have learnt to program my own thoughts and behaviors. I have learnt how I must think, plan, execute, manage and eventually celebrate my way to success. I now take care and direct my thoughts because I have learnt that bad thoughts can ruin my life and character. I have learnt to “think big” rather than remaining in the darkness of confusion. I have engaged myself in constructive thinking and developed a positive mental attitude. I have learnt that to live a life without well defined goals is like moving in darkness and it can lead hitting the wall or falling in a pit and failure in life.

I no longer fear failure because I know that Every Failure or defeat brings with it a seed of success. In order to achieve the success, I need not to be discouraged by temporary defeats. I now take defeat merely as a test which permits me to discover the nature of my thought and their relation to my definite major purpose. I closed the door of fear behind me, and I now see the door of success open before me. I have learnt that there is no bad experience that no matter what I go through in life— whether it’s a challenging experience or a pleasurable one — every experience provides me something of value if I look for it. I now see obstacles as opportunities to move towards my goals. I have gone back in my past experience and found that each experience in life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten me to the next place, and the next, up until this moment.

I have decided that it’s high time to use the tool of transformational vocabulary to replace my habitually disempowering words with more inspiring ones. I have eliminated negative beliefs like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I am not creative’ ‘it is too difficult’, ‘I can never get a well paid job because I don’t have a Masters Degree, Opportunity nocks only once,….I now know that the reality is that opportunity is a steady hammer on my windows and doors, a constant noise that I spend most of my time attempting to block out by stuffing cotton in my ears. This course has helped me to monitor my inner dialogue and match my thoughts to what I want and intend and want to create. For example, instead of thinking that ‘I’ve been always poor; I was raised on shortage and scarcity; I will remain poor’- I have rather directed my thoughts and think that ‘I intend to attract wealth and prosperity in unlimited abundance’. I have learnt that disempoering words are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt’. I now select the words I use on a daily basis because I have learnt that words have the capacity to attract either positive or negative vibrations that can have either positive or negative impact on my life depending on my choice. I now avoid the use of the words and expressions that attract what I do not want. I have eliminated words like don’t, not and no in my vocabulary (e.g. don’t panic, don’t forget etc) Now, instead of saying don’t panic, I use ‘stay calm.’

I have improved the way I communicate to myself whenever I encounter problems in my life. Whenever I meet any challenging problem, I consistently communicate to myself that this experience has occurred for a purpose and that this experience will someday provide me with even greater advantages in my goal to make a difference in the world. I now believe that every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. I now take deliberate, conscious action to steer myself in a direction I have predetermined. I am no longer just a leaf in the wind. I have developed the capacity to consciously direct my life. I now create circumstances rather than merely responding to them. I am now being proactive as opposed to being reactive as I used to be. I now take a failure as an opportunity to learn from and keep trying until I achieve my success instead of lamenting on the past failures. I now know that failure in life is sometimes bound to happen along the road to success but I don’t take it as complete defeat. I take failure as an inspiration to try again with renewed confidence and determination and learn from the mistakes that had led me to that failure. I have turned my stumbling blocks into stepping stones. I have discovered that temporary failure is just with some seeds of success. I can now benefit from everything that happens to me, positive or negative, I move upward and onward toward achieving my major definite purpose. Now, whenever I meet any obstacles that happen to make me seem ‘failing’ to achieve my goals, instead of worrying about these obstacles, I take them to be there for a purpose. I take them as an opportunity to serve as a lesson on how I can adjust and move forward to achieve my goal in a better way. I no longer treat defeat as complete failure. I instead treat it as a lesson to correct a mistake that has been made in pursuit of my purpose.

Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations was the biggest obstacle standing between me and the realization of my full potential. I have cast off all the self-limiting beliefs and accepted that I am an extraordinarily capable and talented person. I have developed a perfect system of self analysis and this assisted me to know what has been standing between me and the success during my past years. I now spend more time analyzing my weaknesses and less time building alibis to cover them. I have realized that all the riches and all the material goods that I acquire through my efforts begin with me having a clear, concise picture of what I seek. I have stopped blaming others as the causes of my failure but analyze my weaknesses to eradicate them. I now feel happier and at peace with myself when I'm actually doing something or have some sort of goal that I need to achieve at the end of a certain period, this is the time that I feel that my life is actually good for something. I have started creating a better world by first analyzing my weaknesses. I no longer blame others for my failure. I am now able to define my direction in life. I no longer believe that success in life is mere luck.

I now live in an attitude of positive expectancy, knowing that everything that happens in my life benefits me in some way. I know really what winning means. I take the talent and the potential that I was born with, develop it and use it fully towards success and winning. I now view happiness as the natural experience of winning my own self-respect, as well as the respect of others.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What I feel I have learnt since becoming a student of the Leadership Institute cannot be expressed and summarized here. I need to tell my story in a whole book. However, I will try to summarize it in the paragraphs that follow.

IIGL has totally transformed me and I have reshaped myself for success. I have developed self confidence and I feel I am here for success. I have built a new, positive and realistic self and I am a person I want to be. I now focus on desired changes instead of dwelling on past mistakes. I have changed my mental attitude from negative to positive. I have made my life meaningful to both myself and to the society in which I am living. I have achieved positive self-image:- one that empowers me to set and achieve goals of personal happiness and professional success. How could I have been so blind for so many years? Gone are the days that were wasted! I have left behind negative habits and going back is just as impossible as returning to crawling when one knows how to walk. IIGL has provided me with all the tools and ideas that will lead to personal development and success. Now the only requirement on my side for lifelong success is the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights.

I have started to overcome procrastination which was my major handicap. For instance, I used to fail achieving my goals because of not acting immediately. I have disciplined myself to concentrate on a given task without diversion or distraction. When I find myself getting distracted, or I feel tempted to take a break or procrastinate, I motivate myself by continually repeating, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!” I then renew my efforts to push the task through to completion. Whenever I find myself slowing down, I repeat these words to myself: “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” I have got rid of procrastination by getting rid of “tomorrow” from my vocabulary. My “future” is “now”. I now do things when they need to be done or sooner and this has created harmony in my home and at work.

I am now getting along with others in my family and in social and occupational relations. I have the capacity to communicate ideas, build positive attitudes, increase enthusiasm, reduce tension and anxiety and increase enjoyment of life. I have learnt not to criticize, condemn or complain, but to give honest and sincere appreciation, to arouse in the other person an eager want, to become genuinely interested in other people, to smile always, to be good a listener, to encourage others to talk about themselves, to talk in terms of the other person’s interests and to make the other person feel important-and do it sincerely. I listen empathically and also communicate my authentic feelings and needs. Those who were once ‘enemies’ of mine, we are able to hear each other’s needs, and we are able to connect compassionately and find new solutions to the previously ‘impossible’ impasses. I now ‘talk about my own mistakes before criticizing the other person.’ Instead of condemning people, I try to understand them. I am now dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than being self centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, and having prejudiced suspicious and aggressive attitudes that originally dominated my thinking. I now live in harmony with those who have done harm to me and this gives me a peace of mind as opposed to the past where I thought of applying “a tooth for a tooth, and “eye for an eye” principle.

I have learnt to program my own thoughts and behaviors. I have learnt how I must think, plan, execute, manage and eventually celebrate my way to success. I now take care and direct my thoughts because I have learnt that bad thoughts can ruin my life and character. I have learnt to “think big” rather than remaining in the darkness of confusion. I have engaged myself in constructive thinking and developed a positive mental attitude. I have learnt that to live a life without well defined goals is like moving in darkness and it can lead hitting the wall or falling in a pit and failure in life.

I no longer fear failure because I know that Every Failure or defeat brings with it a seed of success. In order to achieve the success, I need not to be discouraged by temporary defeats. I now take defeat merely as a test which permits me to discover the nature of my thought and their relation to my definite major purpose. I closed the door of fear behind me, and I now see the door of success open before me. I have learnt that there is no bad experience that no matter what I go through in life— whether it’s a challenging experience or a pleasurable one — every experience provides me something of value if I look for it. I now see obstacles as opportunities to move towards my goals. I have gone back in my past experience and found that each experience in life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten me to the next place, and the next, up until this moment.

I have decided that it’s high time to use the tool of transformational vocabulary to replace my habitually disempowering words with more inspiring ones. I have eliminated negative beliefs like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I am not creative’ ‘it is too difficult’, ‘I can never get a well paid job because I don’t have a Masters Degree, Opportunity nocks only once,….I now know that the reality is that opportunity is a steady hammer on my windows and doors, a constant noise that I spend most of my time attempting to block out by stuffing cotton in my ears. This course has helped me to monitor my inner dialogue and match my thoughts to what I want and intend and want to create. For example, instead of thinking that ‘I’ve been always poor; I was raised on shortage and scarcity; I will remain poor’- I have rather directed my thoughts and think that ‘I intend to attract wealth and prosperity in unlimited abundance’. I have learnt that disempoering words are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt’. I now select the words I use on a daily basis because I have learnt that words have the capacity to attract either positive or negative vibrations that can have either positive or negative impact on my life depending on my choice. I now avoid the use of the words and expressions that attract what I do not want. I have eliminated words like don’t, not and no in my vocabulary (e.g. don’t panic, don’t forget etc) Now, instead of saying don’t panic, I use ‘stay calm.’

I have improved the way I communicate to myself whenever I encounter problems in my life. Whenever I meet any challenging problem, I consistently communicate to myself that this experience has occurred for a purpose and that this experience will someday provide me with even greater advantages in my goal to make a difference in the world. I now believe that every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. I now take deliberate, conscious action to steer myself in a direction I have predetermined. I am no longer just a leaf in the wind. I have developed the capacity to consciously direct my life. I now create circumstances rather than merely responding to them. I am now being proactive as opposed to being reactive as I used to be. I now take a failure as an opportunity to learn from and keep trying until I achieve my success instead of lamenting on the past failures. I now know that failure in life is sometimes bound to happen along the road to success but I don’t take it as complete defeat. I take failure as an inspiration to try again with renewed confidence and determination and learn from the mistakes that had led me to that failure. I have turned my stumbling blocks into stepping stones. I have discovered that temporary failure is just with some seeds of success. I can now benefit from everything that happens to me, positive or negative, I move upward and onward toward achieving my major definite purpose. Now, whenever I meet any obstacles that happen to make me seem ‘failing’ to achieve my goals, instead of worrying about these obstacles, I take them to be there for a purpose. I take them as an opportunity to serve as a lesson on how I can adjust and move forward to achieve my goal in a better way. I no longer treat defeat as complete failure. I instead treat it as a lesson to correct a mistake that has been made in pursuit of my purpose.

Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations was the biggest obstacle standing between me and the realization of my full potential. I have cast off all the self-limiting beliefs and accepted that I am an extraordinarily capable and talented person. I have developed a perfect system of self analysis and this assisted me to know what has been standing between me and the success during my past years. I now spend more time analyzing my weaknesses and less time building alibis to cover them. I have realized that all the riches and all the material goods that I acquire through my efforts begin with me having a clear, concise picture of what I seek. I have stopped blaming others as the causes of my failure but analyze my weaknesses to eradicate them. I now feel happier and at peace with myself when I'm actually doing something or have some sort of goal that I need to achieve at the end of a certain period, this is the time that I feel that my life is actually good for something. I have started creating a better world by first analyzing my weaknesses. I no longer blame others for my failure. I am now able to define my direction in life. I no longer believe that success in life is mere luck.

I now live in an attitude of positive expectancy, knowing that everything that happens in my life benefits me in some way. I know really what winning means. I take the talent and the potential that I was born with, develop it and use it fully towards success and winning. I now view happiness as the natural experience of winning my own self-respect, as well as the respect of others. I now understand that winning begins with feeling good about myself, referring to myself in positive terms, and seeing myself as a winner.

I now see my life as a miracle unfolding everyday and I am living on purpose. I now trust in my own unique ability to create in my mind anything that I choose. I have now aligned my life with love, harmony, giving, sharing, peace and forgiveness. I have a strong will that won’t permit anything to interfere with achieving my inner desire. I have developed a never-give-up attitude combined with an internal picture that will propel me toward fulfilling my dreams. I have become someone with intention. I am now proud of my ability to recognize and take the advantage of opportunities that arise, which opportunities have been passing unnoticed. I can now examine any and all self-imposed obstacles that need to be challenged and eradicated as I work a new at living and breathing this power of intention that was placed in my heart before my heart was even formed. I have eradicated all self imposed roadblocks that have been hindering me to achieve my goals. I have improved my communication techniques. I have also transformed the thinking, language and moralistic judgments that have been keeping me from enriching relationships that I dream of

I am now capable of accomplishing any goals I set for myself. The regular and systematic practicing of goal setting will take me from poverty to prosperity, from frustration to fulfillment, from underachievement to success and satisfaction. I have discovered that living without clear goals is like driving in a thick fog. No matter how powerful or well engineered my car, I drive slowly, hesitantly, making little progress on even the smoothest road. When I was living without goals before taking this course, I was like a person moving in darkness and my life was at risk of failure but now I am risk free because I know where I am heading. I have decided to act upon my goals and to clear the fog immediately.

In conclusion, I am now an appreciator rather than a depreciator of everything that shows up in my life. I now know why I am here, I know that I am more than an encapsulated collection of bones, blood and organs in a black skin and hair covered body. I now live with a purpose and choose to avoid being detracted by demands of the ego, I now have great reverence for the world of Spirit, and commune with the Source, and I stay inspired.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Quality leadership values that transformed my life were learnt while studying at the International Institute for Global Leadership, I graduated in 2009, presently I am given the opportunity to practically lead the organization as the board president and also leading an organisation in Nigeria.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It all started when i gained admission into the university, i was firstly surprised with the free books, which prizes are less than a token. writing assessment has greatly increased my speed in typing and my vocabulary of expression. through the IIGL regular news latter, i have been able to read and learn through the experience of other people, creating friends around the world is another benefit i cannot forget.
i still cannot fathom the generosity behind this free education.
GOD BLESS IIGL

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
9/14/2016 at 5:39pm ·

Token of Gratitude to IIGL Family:

Feeling truly refreshed and proud that an intellectual cum leadership training program that started four years ago at International Institute for Global Leadership, IIGL, USA has happily come to an amazing end in the early hours of today.

To God be the glory as I bag a certificate on 'Global Leadership Studies' from this prestigious institute. It couldn’t have been possible without God and my personal efforts. I am sharing this because it has pleased God to make it possible.

My Program director, Deborah Rosen after examining my project and my research skills pointed out while congratulating me on my graduation today that she is indeed proud of me. Dear Deb, I pray you will have multiple reasons to be proud of me in the near future.

You were and still are a dependable counsellor, inspiration, gentle, kind in words and deeds and an inspiring intellectual program director. You have the heart of a great teacher, whose main duty is to inspire. I am so proud that I met a great personality like you. Great figures like you come once in a millennium.

You guided me all through the leadership training like an egg on iron; I didn't and couldn't slip from thy hands. At no point did I ever get stressed, or attempted to give up. It may interest my readers to know that I read directly about 32 awesome leadership books, an eye-opening writing exercise, research project / business plan during this program and about 100 indirect books from other sources that helped in shaping me.

I promise to dedicate the remaining part of my life in community development through writing and speaking on leadership development opportunities like goal setting/ mapping, entrepreneurial pursuits, business & sales coaching, foresight, stewardship, servant leadership, etc.

To the founder of this great institute Michael Lightweaver, thanks a million times for founding, pioneering and superheading this awesome IIGL initiative and for shaping the lives of many young leaders not just in Africa, but around the world. The future is so bright for IIGL family. Words are truly insufficient for me to deeply express my deep sentiments of gratitude to you Michael.

I am so happy to identify with Felix Iziomoh, who was the first graduate of this institute, and who is currently by the special divine design the president of this institute, and who has earlier on sent me a message of congratulations plus welcoming me into the alumni community. I look forward in joyful hope and in blending with the alumni community in doing amazing work in Africa and around the world through my start-up organization.

2 Noeline Kirabo

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was simply a school dropout looking for online learning opportunities when I stumbled on this website. Not only was it free, it offered me a great learning experience. The books boosted my esteem and confidence to face my challenges at the time. I later had the opportunity to serve as a board president, an experience that totally changed my life and opened many more door for me. I made valuable connections through the program that continue to support the work that I do. Today I run my own organisation from a vision that was birthed during my IIGL studies. This organisation gave me the opportunity to thrive and continues to do the same for hundreds of young people especially in developing countries of the world that would otherwise not have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

"What do you want out of life?" If someone had asked me this same question two decades ago, my response would have been vague and varied. But that is before I enrolled as a student of the Leadership Institute. Like most people, I had no particular goal to achieve in life. I merely drifted along, trying this and the other, sort of like playing a game of hide and seek with life. The first two books from the Institute Jonathan Seagull and As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, wet my appetite to seek answers to the three fundamental basic life questions.

"Who am I?" This question deals with identity. "Why am I here?" This question examines purpose, and "Where am I gong?" This question probes issues on destiny. But it wasn't until I read "Psycho Cybernetics 2000, A Complete Update of Maxwell Maltz Classic" by Bobbe Sommer and Brian Tracy's excellent book on Goals, that inner transitional transformation began to take effect in my life.

I was dying to grow up and be my own man; only, I did not know or plan what that my own grown up person would do to make a difference in society. Then, I turned 21, had my freedom and I thought,

"Ah now this is life," but freedom too has its limitations. Later on I contemplated getting married and gaining societal status quo to raise a family. But never in my wildest of dreams did I stop or pause to think that every step of the way, although ushering in the desires of my heart, also pushed me closer to the edge and end of he road in life.

Earlier in life, I made many poor decisions, took uncalculated risks and lived on the margin. Opportunities were there in plenty to make good my life, but I did not reach out and grab them deluding myself better ones are yet to come my way in future.

Back in the innocent days, everything seemed so pure, so perfect and so purposeful. But that is before life experiences came charging, changing the course and direction of my entire life. In the prime of youth, I had no known role models to emulate like today's youth boast of. Caught in a tangle web of illiteracy on the one hand and tradition on the other of parent's lifestyle, at least the parents were closer to the old school of thought where culture reigned supreme. The two illiteracy and tradition along with other life's pressures greatly influenced and shaped the course of my life. Although a lot of interesting developments have since taken place, many of the mistakes could have been avoided had I the right guidance and counseling from the beginning. I consider belonging to a 'lost generation' whose appetite for the good things in life turned into a burden instead of a blessing.

Four years of high school were behind a future of new and exciting life awaited a head, so I thought. There were days the body literally floated on the wings of the wind, anticipating freedom that would finally become part of my adult life. From here on, life would be pure pleasure, I contemplated. Whatever the heart wanted it would have; party from dusk to dawn, disturbing the bones on the dance floor until there is no strength left in the body to move a muscle. Go after girls with gusto selecting ones for friendship fun and future relationship. But none of these things really satisfied the longing and emptiness in my heat. There were also set backs to contend with such as lack of finances to have the good times roll. All I wanted was to live to the fullest for the moment. Literally unchecked personal freedom was coming through my ears, my eyes bulging with desire for the good things, the heart running away with all kinds and manner of excitement.

I lived on the fast lane to nowhere, but a life of dissolution, disappointment and despair. Parent's precautions sounded hollow, boring and sounded like music to the ears during my teenage tough.

I thought I had it all
Till I lost it all
And I had to begin again all over.

If only someone had whispered behind my wet ears and warned me of the looming danger of trying to take all of life into my teeth or someone placed one self improvement book before me; perhaps the records of my life would have been set straight then.

Every last one is endowed with great potential for success, the difference comes in what one does with whatever one perceives as a heart desire. In my case, it was the discovery of the potential of creative writing. Once I knew the importance of setting and sticking to goals, improving on the knowledge and skills, creative writing became my number one goal in life.

Reading books from the Leadership Institute, I realized, there are no rehearsals in life, it is the real thing and I am the main character in the storyline of the drama that is my life. It is bad not to know when one makes exit from this world; equally worse when that time finds you unprepared as is usually the case with many. But, it is worst that you can't come back to right the wrongs or put final touches to unfinished businesses. In either case of entrance or exit, in or out of this world, one has little choice or control over. However, one has a wide range and variety of choices to make while still alive upon this planet earth. The sad thing is like most people, I made many wrong choices and was going through life enraged instead of enjoying all that life has to offer.

First, I had to come to terms with and accept the reality of the new challenges in my life. Second, I had take stock and look at my life a fresh. Third, I had to make appropriate adjustments. Walking that road has been tough, trying and torturous. There are those who successfully make necessary changes and cope beautifully with whatever difficulties life throws at them. I am not one of them. Fourth, I had to set new goals.

Once I became aware of the importance of setting and sticking to my goals until they are achieved, life has had a different ring to it. Not all my goals have been fulfilled but I am confident they will be in time judging from the experience of the ones that have been achieved.

Fifth, I had to deliberately take attention off myself, off my frustrations and off my disappointments and purposely concentrate on available opportunities still waiting in life. None of these adjustments come easy and cheap. It took some doing to come to these realizations and time has been the greatest healer.

Today, I am committed to being a participant not a spectator in the game of life. I no longer stand by and watch as others scale the ladder of success, wishing I could be the one. I also no longer sit back and simply expect a better life awaits out there somewhere for me. Wishful thinking I discovered doesn't cut it for success in life. Once life tossed me out of the warm nest of my comfort zone through painful past experiences, I now know better.

In a short essay such as this one, it would be difficult if not impossible to include all of life's practical lessons I have learnt in the first two levels of study from this institute. However, the two books mentioned above along with others, laid the foundation of the impact of the course on my personal and professional life, increased my demand for goal oriented results and made me conscious of the involvement of others my pursuit for a successful life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Since i started my journey with IIGL, i have greatly improved in my job and i tend to look at life differently. I have developed my self esteem and i am more confident of myself when addressing people.

In fact the role IIGL has played in my life cannot be over emphasized. I recommend all in my community to enroll each time i have the opportunity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

IIGL IS RAISING ROLE MODELS,BUILDING CAPACITY AND RAISING DEPENDABLE CITIZENS.ENRICHING MINDS AND RAISING GENERATIONAL CHANGE MAKERS.I HAVE BENEFITED SO MUCH THROUGH THE BOOKS I HAVE READ DURING THE COURSE OF MY STUDIES WITH IIGL.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to know this organization. I get much joy in watching the students grow and express their gifts and talents for the betterment of humankind. I see that their eyes open to the greater vision for humanity and this wonderful planet we are so blessed to be nurtured by. The graduated studies of IIGL supports these students to become the greater of themselves. It deserves more and more accolades.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL is a transformative platform for Global leaders. It shaped men around the world and this men are shaping nations.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

IIGL have been very good and beneficial to me by assisting with raising global awareness through raising the standards of literacy among its students members.

Board Member

Rating: 5

There is a time in your life that you will never forget for various reasons. For me, a special and phase changing moment was the first time I have discovered the International Institute for Global Leadership. Thats a point at which I understand the power of thought and positive mentality. My life has changed dramatically, for I have reached from a small and marginalized district to a world of many opportunities. I am on a ladder of growth and progress to the extent friends and families are amazed. IIGL Sent me a life changing books for 100% Free, review my assessments for free and encourage me towards the good for free. I can witness anywhere and anytime that IIGLs influence in my life is magnificent, and I hope its the same for many more youths across the world!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am Ghanaian and reside in Aburi in the Eastern part of Ghana. Sometime ago I enrolled as a student of the Institute for Global Leadership. I am yet to complete the course, but the two books read from the institute has deeply transform my life, to be self-confident and can meet any challenges in leadership without obstacles to outweighs me. Thanks to this great institute. I have learn to be more positive in all situation. I now know I can turn stone to riches with a positive mind..

Client Served

Rating: 5


NWAKUMA PAUL
IIGL STUDENT (LEVEL Four)

In 2011, I got enrolled into IIGL study scheme after deep hunger for deeper
purpose and direction in life. This moment, it was obvious to me that there
is about to commence a great revolution in my life, (when the student is
ready the teacher will appear), so it is said.
The great view of who I am and why I do what I do was made known to me, I
discovered my potential (unlimited) knowing I can do anything I set my mind
to, and that I can be anything I want to be.
Over the period of my study, I have read various books and have acquired
recommendable knowledge and a change of believed toward the betterment of my
life. I have grown in many areas of my life, confidence, courage, faith, and
even in my presentation.
IIGL is a life builder, a hope giver, and an eye opener. If there is a study
I would recommend for my friends its IIGL, I have introduced not less than 9
persons into IIGL, of which 7 of them have registered and I severely dream
of going through to till I graduate from the institution.
IIGL and Life study are very similar in nature; they both require self
discipline, hard work and personal determination to succeed.

Igwe O M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In life just as there is every defining moment in every phase, International institute for global leadership have rigorously reformed and refined me through the teachings and philosophy of the institute. I have not only become a better and a transformed being but as well a source of transformation and inspiration to any one that I come in contact with in recent time.
The institute has not only shaped my value/ faulty and distorted belief systems but as well developed me to become more of community development strategist. Through the institute's teachings I have remarkably developed the following skills:
• Critical thinking skills
• Great communication skills
• Problem identification and solving skills
• Excellent leadership skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Human development skills
• Negotiation skills
• Building great habit
• Decision making and technical skills
• Cognitive and adaptive skills
Aside self confidence, overcoming inferiority complex and also improvement in the physical quality of my life .
From the first introductory books up till level two, the streams of lessons that I have acquired is having a positive impact in my life and the community that I Live.
I want to use this medium to call the attention of those who may have the opportunity to read this to give a gift of destiny to the future generation by supporting this noble course it really exceeds far expectations.
From : Igwe O Matthew (Level two )

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Quality leadership values that transformed my life were learnt while studying at the International Institute for Global Leadership, presently I am given the opportunity to practically lead an organisation and my community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined international institute of global leadership at a time when I was searching for my role as a leader in my community. I was amazed to discover that such as institution exists and that it provides the education free of charge.immediately I signed up and applied and from the very first short books that I was given I learned a lot and it build up my confidence as an individual and as a leader to whom others look up to. Although I am still in the first level and am yet to graduate to the the next level I already see potential in the person I'm becoming through the leadership institute. It also connected me with other individuals pursuing the same purpose and I have made friends.

Kofi Fafali D.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am DOGBO KOFI FAFALI a Togolese living in GHANA. I officially joined IIGL on the 14th MAy 2011 after a friend has revealed to me the intellectual benefits of the American-based Institute. Even though English is a second language for Francophone students like me, I didn't give chance to the linguistic barrier to stop my ambition. Unfortunately I didn't get any university degree before becoming a university-dropout but IIGL has opened my eyes and is giving me hope as I keep on reading its books. I was so delighted as I read Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, I call this book ''my Bible". Today because of IIGL I am equipped with knowledge to live a successful business and marital life. Before, I thought wealth possession is the gift of destiny but IIGL lets me believe that it is possible with anybody who carries stubborn vision backed by determination. THANKS IIGL, LONG LIVE THE SPONSORS.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was four or five years before I happened to get know the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) through my friend. It was immediately I realized that this Institute has something different and worth compared to the usual-kind of non-profit entities. I like very much and I believe strongly on its approach to address the complex problems of human-beings. The approach being used by the Institute, which focus on changing the very essence our outlook towards the world, is very significant in addressing the root causes of our problem. I think it is the approach every one of us should follow. Because the secret lies there: "change your mind, you can change the world around you". We need more and more non-profit entities like IIGL that work on the very fabric of human being-Mind!!!

Thanks

Solomon T

Client Served

Rating: 4

International Institute for Global Leadership is one of the few things I thank God for. Because without them I wouldn't even dream of being where I am today. Their self-paced study materials empowered me to be a leader, mentor, businessman, and a great role model. I now think big, see life differently, and behave in a matured way... all thanks to the carefully curriculum of IIGL. I used to tell people that I'd have been a street bum without IIGL. I don't know how to thank them enough. IIGL is a God-sent! - Edwin Joel

Client Served

Rating: 5

This Bereket Alemayehu from Ethiopia. Since 2006 I am one of the IIGL students who is growing every time, year by year in mind, thinking, character and fell a world citizen wherever I go and becoming very keen to serve to communities.

I don't have enough words to tell about IIGL and the goodness which it's thriving to make the world a better place by the impact of informal education and providing a platform to the students to share any valuable ideas and proven experiences.

long live IIGL.
Bereket Alemayehu
Ethiopia

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Board Member

Rating: 5

IIGL is the most influential institute in my life to be who i am now in many directions. I met many great people and opportunities to develop my personality, carrier and understanding of the world in large.

Go IIGL go!

Client Served

Rating: 4

In 2011, when I was introduced to this non-profit by another friend in my university in Ghana, my initial excitement was because I liked being involved with non-profits. But when I got enrolled, the first list of books that I had to read were somewhat interesting because of the theoretical principles of self-development that I encountered in my reading. At level one of my studies, I did not realise that these principles were practical enough to influence my actions. At best, I felt they could only influence my perception and thoughts. Now I am almost completing level four of my reading and I realise the books at this level were a practical link to what I referred to as "theory" in the beginning books. I am now reading books that affect my interactions, help my academic career and in the next set of books I will receive, I expect to take a peep into the life of people I admire and the a career I aim at. As someone living in a low-income country, I realise that most of these books would have been out of my reach until I was financially sound enough to afford; and probably then it will be too late to acquire. Last week, I spoke to a friend and colleague who I was not getting along with in the past, but now cannot remember the last time we picked a quarrel over a course of action. This is what IIGL can do to human relationships. I work with youth and many of them seek to learn from me. The first recommendation I usually make to them is get enrolled IIGL , and we will be in tune to develop together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL was one of the major organisation that had a big influence in my life.I remember as a pioneer student in 2002 who was looking for a meaning and purpose in life.In IIGL the answer came so quietly and powerfully and as they say the rest is history.

For me it was a journey and I am happy about that experience and would encourage donors to support the good work and students to take up this opportunity IIGL offers.

Donor

Rating: 5


The International INstitute for Global Leadership is a U..S.-based NGO which provides training in heart-centered leadership at no charge to those around the world interested in such an endeavor. This is done through supplying books by mail or online, and is supported by the guided student reports and related mentoring by qualified volunteers connected with the organization.

www.global-leadership.com

As a former micro-creditor practitioner in Asia, and NGO representative to the United Nations in New York, I began funding IIGL at its inception on the recommendation of a friend who was a donor to social advancement projects around the world. This was in 2002, and my funding has continued in line with the expanded progress of IIGL in producing students who have proceeded to form their own local projects dedicated to transforming their societies from the bottom - up.

I cannot recommend highly enough the value of IIGL both to its students, to its donors -- many of whom have become Board members as well as donors to student projects, and to the world, as the value of heart-centered leadership begins to take hold in -- and transform -- societies around the world.

Lynne Murguia
- Donor
- Board Member
- Micro-Credit Practitioner
- Fomer NGO Representative to the United Nations

Donor

Rating: 5

I am happy to financially support IIGL as a positive and life changing force on our planet. Over the years I have worked with IIGL, (I served on the board for a number of years) I have seen hope spring up where things seemed hopeless. I continue to see internal spiritual shifts in incredible degrees as students and graduates practice the principles they learn through the established curriculum and resources. It bring my heart joy and delight to know that I can share my abundance in small but significant ways that help shape the future of humanity.
Wanda Gail Campbell, Huntsville, Al

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IIGL is a great NGO which has helped me gain new knowledge through books I never would have easily accessed. Most importantly, the books are sent to me through e-mail (soft copy) at no cost to me. This is an NGO with a wonderful mission. I am thrilled to be a part of IIGL.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

IIGL is a unique organization to which I have found none yet like it. In my study with IIGL, my vision has broadened especially following being given access to books I ordinarily may never have been able to come across myself.
Most importantly, these books are made available to me in soft copy at no cost to me.
I am grateful to the dedicated board members and advisor's who have continued to push this great organization forward.

Client Served

Rating: 3

IIGL is real NGO with view of making one realize how potential can be to generate what could earlier not realize. The books actually open valves from normal functioning to turbo charger.
We realize why rich and poor never meet, thinking differently
It make one whole completed, confidence boost, I am proud to get the chance to know this NGO.

Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL has totally transformed me and I have reshaped myself for success. I have developed self confidence and I feel I am here for success. I have built a new, positive and realistic self and I am a person I want to be. I now focus on desired changes instead of dwelling on past mistakes. I have changed my mental attitude from negative to positive. I have made my life meaningful to both myself and to the society in which I am living. I have achieved positive self-image:- one that empowers me to set and achieve goals of personal happiness and professional success. How could I have been so blind for so many years? Gone are the days that were wasted! I have left behind negative habits and going back is just as impossible as returning to crawling when one knows how to walk. IIGL has provided me with all the tools and ideas that will lead to personal development and success. Now the only requirement on my side for lifelong success is the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights.

I am now an appreciator rather than a depreciator of everything that shows up in my life. I now know why I am here, I know that I am more than an encapsulated collection of bones, blood and organs in a black skin and hair covered body. I now live with a purpose and choose to avoid being detracted by demands of the ego, I now have great reverence for the world of Spirit, and commune with the Source, and I stay inspired.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without IIGL, I may not be alive and well today. I had a serious acid problem with my stomach a while back. Through guidance of my IIGL mentor and other affiliates of IIGL, I transformed my eating habits and have not had the same problem ever since, switching from a more acidic diet to an alkaline one. Also, without IIGL, I would not have had the know how and motivation to start my own organization, Gods_i_international, to advocate for peace, equality, and social justice in Northern Ireland. I have grown so much personally and professionally with IIGL. My experience with this organization has been invaluable both as a student and board member. The leadership and students are wonderful people to work with!

Debra51

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Institute for Global leadership from its beginning stages and am constantly blown away by the level of the language and the valuable insights learned and expressed with so much clarity and eloquence with each year's student reviews. I have had some more personal correspondence with a number of students over the years and am greatly impressed by their enthusiasm and career choices and the actual manifestation of projects that benefit their local community. The effects of the students involvement with IIGL ripples out in ways we cannot even imagine and they are definitely making an impact wherever they might reside... I will continue to support them in the future...

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ever since I became a student, my life have been transformed tremendously. I have changed from being reactive to pro-active. I have become the master of my thoughts, words and actions. I can say that as a result of the books and exercises I have carried out since becoming a member, I become a change agent and a more responsible, understanding, appreciative, forgiving, relaxed, determined, focused and above all, a better christian. I was attracted to IIGL in late 2009 when I was searching for meaning to my life. It was through a book on how to write attractive CV's, written by one of the students that I got to know of IIGL.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When I first heard about IIGL I was impressed with the sincere dedication, hard work and commitment of the program coordinator. As I reviewed the website,I felt complete alignment with the philosophy, mission, and purpose. A financial contribution was only the beginning. I began to read student essays and learn how lives around the world were being changed through IIGL's impact. Stories of personal and community hardship were being overcome through practical application of the principles learned through these resources. Letting go of the mentality of victim hood was discernible as students worked diligently through the program. Releasing patterns of victim hood indicates a major step forward in becoming a contributory world citizen. Following student essays reveals a courageous journey into self and fosters a desire to help others. Mentoring my first student was totally joyful as I was able to detect a shift in consciousness by the way he responded to specific challenges in his life. His efforts and people like me supporting him with life visioning resulted in him completing the program and establishing his own life coaching business. His own experiences now serve as tools to serve others in similar circumstances. Through this program, countless students have found life more purposeful and meaningful. Many have learned not only how to change their personal circumstances by seeing differently but also desire to give back by reaching out to enrich the lives of others in their communities and countries.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

i got to find out about the IIGl program from a friend of mine who has always challenged me to become a better person in life. he told me reading books could help me get to that person that i wanted to be and i sort of didn't believe him at first but decided to join the program anyway. i can now say that reading books does help a lot. the program has helped me to realize the importance of many things that i always took for granted for example defining one's goals in life and writing them down, having a positive attitude among others. the program has helped me to develop and improve on the relationships that i have with people around me especially with my family who i have had problems with in the past. i have great confidence, hope and self esteem in myself and my abilities. i am deeply grateful to the people that have made this possible for me in this program and i would encourage anyone and everyone to become enrolled in this program.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ive been a donor for the IIGL for a few years and I have greatly enjoyed reading and hearing about the positive growth the program has had on many students participating in IIGL. For such a small cost, IIGL is the best intentional investment I make each and every month. Supporting a program that gives people the tools who are thristy to consciously evolve into positive leaders is beautiful. Personal growth is priceless- The return on this global investment is limitless, and the value so great it cannot be measured by any international monetary system. I look forward to the program growing and reaching to many around the world.