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About A SMART Approach to Reaching Goals and Objectives

Module 1: The SMART Foundation (Sessions 1 – 4)


This module will create your foundation for SMART goals and help you identify where and how to improve your goal-setting skills. You'll learn the fundamentals of integrating your natural behaviors and priorities into your goals and dreams. By the end of this module, you will understand how this self-awareness will help you prepare yourself to set goals while defining and focusing your direction within each objective.

Session 1: Introduction

In this session, we introduce a proven process that allows you to be up to 40 more effective and efficient in achieving your goals and objectives with a simple, step-by-step plan. You will want to be familiar with your DISC/Mindsets scores to ensure easy application.

Session 2: Purpose

Purpose, based on your motivations, is the foundation for achieving any objective. We will provide ideas and examples to help you discover your inspiration for finding and achieving what is most important to you and/or your team.

Session 3: The Purpose of Self-Awareness

We will focus on the critical nature of self-awareness and how it can help you both develop and maintain a growth mindset, no matter where your life or work finds you.

Session 4: Using Data to Maximize Success

There's always an easy and challenging way to obtain your objectives. This session will illustrate how using data can accelerate the process and get you to where you want to go quickly and efficiently.

Module 2: Building a SMART Framework for your Personal or Professional Objectives (Sessions 5 – 8)


In this module, we'll help you take what you already know about yourself and apply it to your personal and professional life. We'll then teach you how to build your objectives so that you do not get lost between planning and completing your goal.

Session 5: Using SMART Framework

By applying your strengths and weaknesses illustrated in your data, you will immediately see what can aid or keep you from personal and professional success. Then we will define the framework and help you apply it with simple proven steps.

Session 6: The SMART Framework Explained

Each of the five steps is broken down, wholly reviewed, and explained so you can apply them with ease. Key insights are presented to ensure you grasp each principle and how it affects your outcomes.

Session 7: Setting Personal Goals

In this session, we provide a simple, straightforward example of a personal goal, how to integrate it into SMART, and walk through each step of the process to ensure success.

Session 8: Setting Professional Goals

This session will provide you with an example of approaching a professional goal, integrating it into SMART, and walking through each step of the process to ensure you achieve your objective.

Module 3: A SMART Framework for Team Goals and Hiring New Team Members (Sessions 9 – 11)


This module will provide insight into building team-based goals by using LifeThrive team examples. We'll show you how to identify a team's personality, strengths, and weaknesses. We'll equip you to determine which aspects of The Six Overall Team Tendencies will be impacted most by considering each team member's personality.

Session 9: Choosing a New Team Member

Choosing a new team member can be difficult. In this session, we remove the mystique of identifying precisely what your team needs. Then we take you through the steps of filling the team's needs with just the right person and personality traits.

Session 10: Team Personality Exercise

You’ll watch a proven process unfold as the LifeThrive team shows you how to identify your team’s strengths and weaknesses. We also illustrate how this can help determine which team members can add value during specific situations.

Session 11: Developing Team-Based Goals

Once you have established your team’s strengths and weaknesses, you are poised to create your objectives. We use the LifeThrive team as an example of how to identify and adjust to the team’s needs and goals as you deal with the everyday challenges of life and business.

Module 4: Other Team Personality Examples Impacting SMART Success (Sessions 12 – 14)


This module will focus on three more Team Personality Types to help you grasp the strengths and challenges that each team personality style might present in every aspect of day-to-day life. Finally, we end each session with case-by-case solutions for interactional success.

Session 12: A High D Leadership Team

In this session, we take what you have learned in the previous two lessons to understand high Dominant team members' strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. We’ll make sure you see how to work with this personality and the characteristics that accompany this style.

Session 13: A High S Leadership Team

In this session, we take what you have learned in lessons 10 and 11 to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges with high Steady team members. We’ll make sure you see how to work with this personality and the characteristics that accompany this style.

Session 14: A High C Leadership Team

In this session, we take what you have learned in lessons 10 and 11 to understand high Compliant team members' strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. We’ll make sure you see how to work with this personality and the characteristics that accompany this style.

Module 5: Exercises for Success with Team-Based SMART Goals (Sessions 15 – 17)


In these three sessions of module 5, we identify three steps to applying SMART to team success. To help you better understand the three stages, we'll provide you with unique real-life case studies that illustrate each step individually.

Session 15: Exercise for Team-Based Goals - Step One

We use the LifeThrive team to identify which three of the six “Essentials of Teamwork” are strongest and how that impacts a team. We then walk you through a process to help you determine how to deal with the three weakest essentials, so you know how to deal with various team challenges.

Session 16: Exercise for Team-Based Goals - Step Two

We take the next step, using this process, to identify where and how the team can improve. Then we find a specific example of how to frame and develop each of the five steps to improve your lowest Essential Teamwork skill.

Session 17: Exercise for Team-Based Goals - Step Three

Once the team’s goals are established, you will be shown how each of the five steps can be addressed. We will illustrate how this process can benefit both individuals and the team with reminders from past lessons that will help you improve the efficiency of the process.

Module 6: Applying the SMART Process with case studies and conclusions (Sessions 18 – 20)


Our final module delivers the applications to help you apply SMART within an employee's review to increase team productivity. We'll show you a case study depicting the practical application scaled to even larger groups of over 1000+ people. In addition, we'll provide you with access to more information and tools that are available free to our course participants.

Session 18: SMART Goals for Employee Reviews

In this session, we illustrate how to turn your employee appraisal from 49% to 72% favorable employee approval. You will also increase your employee engagement by 23%, following our guidelines.

Session 19: Case Study in Cambridge, England

Our UK Affiliate from Cambridge illustrates how she used the SMART process to lead and manage an operation involving 527 projects, 89,000 beneficiaries, and 4627 participants producing an 8.4 million Pound (13.2 million Dollar) value provided to the community.

Session 20: Conclusion

As we close out this program, we hope you will use the objective process we outlined to accelerate your growth and development, personally and professionally.

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