How to Take Personal Initiative to Ignite Change

We're all In Transition

What is the impact you would like to see happen through your own initiative, ideas, and passion? If you feel like your life is in flux, you’re not alone. We’re all in the midst of transition in change. The key is to identify and understand our pressing issue –  the problem of self-understanding. 

Circle of Impact

Taking Personal Initiative to Ignite Change

Leadership starts with the individual’s personal initiative to make a difference. Personal initiative is defined by the impact you create that inspires change. Are you ready to be a leader in a world in transition? Would you like to 

Transformation has everything to do with how we give of ourselves to one another and the difference that makes. It is about how we live together, work together, change together, and lead together. 

Impact DAy

Where do I start implementing a Circle of Impact Leadership Approach? It begins with Impact Day:

  • How are you impacting the people around you?
  • How are you navigating transition?
  • Are you part of a company or organization in transition?
  • What are your core values?
  • If you are already going the right direction, who are you taking with you?

Each Impact Day is customized to the individual. It is a conversation as we work together to identify where you are, where you’re going, and whom you can and will impact along the way. Let’s get started. Click below set up the initial phone call. 


Are you ready to be a leader in a world in transition? Explore the books and begin your journey of self-understanding.


You are not alone. There are countless people who, like you, are navigating transition. Let’s walk through it together.

Impact Day

Learning to lead through transition begins with scheduling your Impact Day. Connect with Ed today to get started.


Speaker. Author. Coach.

Dr. Ed Brenegar is a global thought leader, trainer, speaker, and networker. His purpose is to inspire and equip people world-wide to take personal initiative to create impact for their local communities.

He is the author of Circle of Impact: Taking Personal Initiative To Ignite Change. He is the Founder and Facilitator of the Global Impact Network and the Circle of Impact.


How do leaders create the impact that matters?
I explore the answers.

Leaders at Play

Leaders at Play

I’m doodling. This picture is of my first thoughts about the drawings that will accompany each chapter of my Circle of Impact Africa book.

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The Meltdown of Friendships

The Meltdown of Friendships

Over the last year, I have had a number of disturbing conversations that have effectively ended a number of friendships. It has been a painful experience because I care about these people. I am finding that I am not the only one who has experienced the emotional melt-downs that lead to broken relationships. The problem is that I am not the one having the psychotic break. These meltdowns are an emotional break from reality. 

If you were to talk to these friends of mine, I suspect they would tell you that I am responsible. I have been told that I am insane, that I believe in conspiracy theories, which I don’t, and that I am a danger to society, which I am not. I have had phone calls abruptly end in mid-sentence and people tell me that they don’t want to see me. In almost every case, a reasonable explanation of my views is not permitted. If you read this blog or read the books that I have written, you’ll understand my perspective. I want to make sense of the world. In doing so, it means we know how to act in it. 

My point here is not to argue my perspective. Instead, I am more concerned with helping people discover their own minds. You don’t have to see things as I do. Hardly anyone does. It is important that you have clear reasons why you make the decisions that you do and take the actions that follow those decisions. You do need this for your own peace of mind. If in the process you find out that you made some decision based on faulty reasoning or inadequate information, you can say to yourself, “Okay. Glad to know that. Let’s fix this.” 

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Leadership Conversations

Leadership Conversations

Let’s Talk

There is a phenomenon that is occurring that is worth noticing. And you can be a part of it. 

People don’t learn well without conversation. When they talk about an idea, it is how they grow in self-awareness for the purpose of gaining greater situational awareness. The integration of knowledge into practice is now a goal. This is how we learn to be better decisions, solve the most difficult programs, and build teams of people who genuinely respect and trust each other. 

We grow as persons and as leaders of impact when we talk with each other. We get better at the practice of living our lives, doing the work that we do, and actually achieving the goals that we set. 

It is for this reason that I believe we need to carve out more time to talk, to converse, to interact, to learn from each other. Every conversation that I have never fails to give me something to think about that I find valuable and practical. This is why leaders need to be talking with each other. A few of us have a plan, and we’d like you to join us.

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“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”

―Peter F. Drucker