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How to Live a Life of Freedom and Grow a Business – Interview with Eric Plantenberg
by On July 22, 2009

Freedom Personal Development Freedom Personal Development’s president and CEO, Eric Plantenberg, was interviewed last week by Joe Abraham on Blog Talk Radio

Jay wanted to know how you can run a successful business and not let it run you.

As a business owner, Eric is a prime example of an entrepreneur that has walked the talk of not letting your business run your life. He has had the freedom to take months away from his business to travel the world while still maintaining an impressive record of sales growth. He shares a system for dismantling stress and living a life of freedom.

Eric walks you through the 4 questions that are essential for every business owner to ask and answer to cultivate joy and freedom while dealing with stressful day-to-day business challenges.

Many business leads have said that they quality of questions you ask yourself determine the quality of answers you will find for your business. Participating in the exercise and questions Eric shared during the interview will change they way you see your world.

Eric applies these 4 questions to an everyday business challenge – not being able to motivate your sales people. If you are having the same challenge in your business, Eric’s unique method will alter the way you approach solving this common problem.

Enjoy this interview and Be Free!

PS – Feel free to post any questions or comments for Eric.

Eric Plantenberg Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio
by On July 15, 2009

On Thursday, July 16 at 11 am central time, Eric Plantenberg will be interviewed by Joe Abraham on Blog Talk Radio.  Joe is a Business Catalyst and Advisor who interviews the world’s brightest minds in entrepreneurship.

Eric will be sharing the story of Freedom Personal Development and how he and his business partner, Roger Seip, started the company with no capital or family support, but had the drive and passion to create a multi-million dollar company.

We would love for you to listen to the interview as Eric shares his secrets for cultivating passion for work, living a happy and free life while making a difference in the world. 

Be inspired as Eric shares his success story of starting the business in an apartment closet and growing it to a 3 million dollar organization with an amazing growth record in under a decade.

For more information, visit:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/JoeAbraham/2009/07/16/Deliver-Freedom-with-CEO-Eric-Plantenberg

Call-in number: (718) 664-9143  

Be Free!

Freedom Personal Development is Hiring Sales Superstars Nationwide
by On June 30, 2009

Freedom Personal Development is hiring speakers and sales superstars in all major cities across the country.  If you are looking for a career where you are your own boss, have access to the best coaches in the country and live a life of freedom all while helping people better their lives, this is the job for you.

Here is more information about the position and how to apply:

Responsibilities:
• You will be selling and teaching the most sought after business skills in America.
• You will give high impact presentations to groups of 5 to 150 people.
• You will develop and maintain relationships with our training clients.

Requirements:
• Be Goal Oriented
• Have an Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Live with Passion
• Possess a Positive Attitude
• Jaw dropping Presentation Skills
• Excellence in Sales: inside and outside

These requirements are not fluff, they are simply the way we live and the way we work.

We receive over 300 applicants for every speaker we hire, so please don’t call unless you exude these requirements and can prove it.

We are interested in smart, hardworking, superstars that are used to getting exceptional results and are excited to learn our proven sales system.

Compensation:
Top sales professionals in our business earn over $15,000 per month and take 3 to 8 weeks of vacation each year.

If you are interested in knowing what ‘average’ people make in our business this isn’t the right fit for you.

About Freedom Personal Development:
Freedom Personal Development provides training and personal development to organizations across North America. Our clients range from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We are in our 13th year of business, and are expanding throughout the country.

Philosophically, we believe in delivering freedom to ourselves and to our clients. We operate around five Core Values: Integrity, Joy, Freedom, Excellence, and Profitability.

Go to www.deliverfreedom.com to learn more about our programs. We not only teach these skills, we live them everyday, professionally and personally.

Contacting Us:
We receive thousands of résumés each year. Before submitting yours, look at the bios of our existing speaking team at www.deliverfreedom.com/freedom_team.html. These are the kind of people that we hire.

If you think you are our next superstar, pick up the phone and send a personal email to be considered.

To Apply, Contact:
Leah Simpson
Director of Sales
888-233-0407 x 209
Leah.Simpson@deliverfreedom.com

Freedom Personal Development – Freedom Fest 2009
by On May 4, 2009

The Freedom Personal Development Family gathered in Madison, WI this past weekend to take time to work on our business, learn from each other, grow and celebrate the victories of the last year.

This bi-annual gathering is known as Freedom Fest and it was wonderful to have this amazing group of individuals in one room.

Thanks everyone – can’t wait to see you again!!

Be Free!

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Happy Spring!
by On March 20, 2009

Wishing you growth and wonderful new beginnings!

Be Free!

Wishing You Peace, Joy and Love this Holiday Season
by On December 24, 2008

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Freedom Personal Development is Hiring Speakers – Salt Lake City, UT and Hampton Roads, VA
by On December 15, 2008

Position: Speaker/Sales
Location: Salt Lake City, UT and Hampton Roads, VA

Job Description:
* You will be selling and teaching the most sought after business skills in America.
* You will give high impact presentations to groups of 5 to 150 people.
* You will develop and maintain relationships with our training clients.

Requirements:
* Have an Entrepreneurial Spirit
* Be Teachable
* Be Goal Oriented
* Live with Passion and a Positive Attitude

We do not feel these requirements are “fluff.” They are simply the way we live and the way we work. There are those who claim to possess these requirements, and there are those that exude them. Which are you? If these requirements are already a part of your life, we will be very excited to talk with you!

Talents and Skills:
The ideal candidate has these talents and skills or is extremely motivated to learn them.

* Jaw dropping presentation skills
* Mastery of the entire sales process: inside and outside
* Proven independence and self-discipline
* Excellent time management, goal setting, and organizational skills

Compensation:
New speakers can expect to earn $60k to $100k per year (base plus bonus). Veterans in our business earn between $100k and $250k. We encourage all staff members to take 3 to 5 weeks of vacation each year.

Company:
Freedom Personal Development provides training and personal development to organizations across North America.

Our clients range from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We are in our 12th year of business, and are rapidly growing. Philosophically, we believe in delivering freedom to ourselves as well as to our clients.

We operate around five Core Values: Integrity, Joy, Freedom, Excellence, and Profitability.

Our focus is delivering: Memory Training, Goal Setting, Time Management, Attitude Management, Speed Reading, Effective Communication, and every level of Sales Training. We not only teach these skills, we live them everyday, professionally and personally.

For additional info, check us out at: http://www.deliverfreedom.com/  

To Apply:
We receive thousands of resumes each year. A personal cover letter and a phone call will help us get to know you better, and will benefit us both as we begin the interview process.

utah@deliverfreedom.com
Virginia@deliverfreedom.com

Be Free!

Attitude of Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving
by On November 26, 2008

We are thankful and grateful for our clients, friends and families that make up Freedom Personal Development. 

“We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”
~ Author Unknown

Have a joyous Thanksgiving Holiday.

Be Free!

Happy 12th Anniversary Freedom Personal Development
by On November 20, 2008

Today marks the 12th anniversary of Freedom Personal Development. It seems fitting that today’s post takes a look at where we have been and where we are going.

The Freedom Personal Development Story

In November of 1996, Eric Plantenberg and Roger Seip had a vision to take their passion for helping people succeed and turn that into a company. At first, Eric and Roger weren’t sure how they would improve their client’s professional and personal lives or what service they would offer. What they did have was a tremendous conviction and a burning desire to help people achieve more at work and in life. Thus, Freedom Personal Development was born in a small two bedroom apartment.

With solid backgrounds in sales, sales management and training, Eric and Roger began a two person training company working, with The Memory Training Institute, to deliver Memory Training Workshops in Wisconsin. In conjunction to the memory program, Freedom Personal Development opened a speaker’s bureau and Eric and Roger started presenting their own training programs to companies across the country. Increasing in size and staff, the operations moved into an office building.

After experiencing a few years of success with this business model, the two decided to teach their memory selling system to other speakers around the area. At the same time, Freedom Personal Development took over the operations at The Memory Training Institute, the company that they, only a few short years before, had worked for. Seeing there was more potential in selling these programs exclusively, the speaking bureau component of the company was closed.

After working out some of the early bugs in their selling model, the system had been perfected and Freedom Personal Development has continued to hired and train speakers nationwide, offering classes in 20 cities nationwide..

The Freedom Team continues to grow each year as new markets are launched and new programs are developed. Most recently, The Fundamentals of Freedom Series was introduced nationally and has been receiving rave reviews from participants.  A four part workshop series, the Fundamentals of Freedom program has casses that include goal setting, time managment, attitude management and cultivating passion and significance. Our newest program, Speed Reading, is being launced in 2009 with workshop in Chicago, IL and Nashua, NH.

What the Future Holds for Freedom Personal Development

Our purpose has always been clear: we exist to serve by Delivering Freedom. By our definition, this means delivering, “the capacity to exercise choice,” to ourselves, to our clients and to our partners.

As history has shown, growth is an important part of the Freedom Personal Development culture. In fact, in all aspects of the business, whether it’s adding speakers and trainers in new cities or expanding the variety of course offerings, growth is a number one priority, for the company, for the team members and for their clients.

Today, we are continuing to help thousands of companies and individuals achieve their own levels of personal success. When we look ahead, we see ourselves offering programs in 50 markets throughout North America and expanding our business internationally. Firmly rooted in our core values of Integrity, Joy, Freedom, Excellence and Profitability, the future looks bright indeed.

BE FREE!

PS – Wishing a very happy birthday to our president, Eric Plantenberg, today too!

Carve Your Own Digital Pumpkin
by On October 31, 2008

Check out this cool site where you can carve a Halloween jack-o-lantern pumpkin on your screen! 

Click “done” and a candle will be lit inside it

http://www.toilette-humor.com/slash/carve_pumpkin.swf

Happy Halloween 🙂