Identity Development

Identity Development

Part of what makes us human is our ability to be aware of our own existence, to both live and to reflect on our own lives.

It is this capacity for self-awareness that allows us to see our authentic selves and build our own identity, rather than letting others dictate who we are and what we do with our lives.

Inevitably, however, the stresses and routine of daily life can get in the way of this self-reflection. We become caught up in the task of getting through the day—in surviving—to take time to cultivate that awareness.

But with the development of a strong sense of who we are and what we want to do in life, we naturally begin to take agency in our lives, and become successful no matter what challenges life presents.

Stedman Graham has made it his mission to bring Identity Development programs to people and organizations worldwide helping them strengthen who they are based on their interests, natural abilities, talents and passions. Through seminars, lectures, and workshops, Graham provides the tools for all people to determine their own identity and to open the door to a life of success.

Stedman Graham has taught Identity Development around the world and coached everyone from world leaders to small business owners to gain a better understanding of who they are, build a well-developed personal identity and become more focused as they work toward their goals. A strong identity gives you the freedom to realize your full potential and allows you to gain the personal wisdom to achieve success in life.

Identity Leadership

For more than 15 years, S. Graham and Associates has provided the ultimate in success training through the 9-Step Success Process developed by Stedman Graham. Now Graham introduces a process built on the 9 Steps to realize your leadership potential through Identity Development. The Identity Leadership Seminar challenges fundamental assumptions about leadership in the 21st century. Leadership is everything, and to lead others, you must first be able to lead your self: to reach your goals and realize your potential.

The Identity Leadership seminar uniquely focuses on helping participants develop their identity as a foundation for building a plan. Over the course of the seminar interactive exercises form the steps toward developing yourself as a leader. Designed to provide participants with an enhanced personal awareness and skills for leadership, the seminar will leave you with a strategy for success to develop as you navigate the future.

How Will Your Team Members Benefit?

Now more than any other time, leaders must be:

  • Self-aware
  • Self-starters
  • Independent learners
  • Ready for change
  • Internally motivated
  • Driven to perform

Gain these skills and more. The Identity Leadership seminar teaches methods to:

  • Accurately assess one’s feelings, interests, values and strengths.
  • Maintain a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.
  • Regulate one’s emotions to handle stress, control impulses and persevere in overcoming obstacles.
  • Set and monitor progress toward personal and professional goals.

You will come away with the tools to build a plan for achieving your leadership goals and your personal goals for success.

What Will You Cover?

Identity Development focuses on the need for self-awareness and the skills of self-management, with Stedman Graham’s 9-Step Success Process as a basis.

Seminar topics include:

  • Choosing a vision
  • Goal setting
  • Step-by-step planning
  • Mastering adversity
  • Exploring risk
  • Managing challenges
  • Forming personal networks
  • Commitment to a personal mission
Attendees Will Receive

Identity: Passport to Freedom

All participants in SGA programs receive the pocket-sized synopsis of the 9 Step Success Process in a concise and easy-to-read format. This booklet works as a quick-reference guide for participants to have a portable reminder of their goals and be able to show peers what they are working on.

You Can Make It Happen: A 9 Step Plan For Success

Stedman Graham’s professional development has been guided by the philosophy he outlines in this New York Times bestseller.

Identity: Your Passport to Success

Graham provides a working definition of a strong identity and shares powerful insights about why happiness and success flow directly from it. The book provides a process and structure for identity development by sharing others’ process of discovery and creation, bringing them to life through the stories of individuals who’ve resolved their questions of identity.

Build Your Own Life Brand

From traditional corporations to the Internet, from top executives to people trying to make a difference in their communities, branding has become one of the most important concepts in professional and personal marketing. In this groundbreaking work, author Stedman Graham shows readers how to use branding — the technique employed by major advertisers to distinguish their products — for their own benefit.