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.

The Why of Giving

The Why of Giving

Simon Sinek speaks about how homeless people ask for money. He convinces a woman to change her message, and she makes more in two hours than she does in a whole day. Good move on Simon’s part. Then she leaves. She met her daily quota. 

The question that this raised for me is whether Sinek was actually successful in his advice to the woman.

Sinek wants us to focus on the giver and his or her motivation.  I am glad he does. He wants us to think about why we should give to people in need, or affirm workers in the workplace.

Now, as good as this video is, Sinek needs to look more deeply at what is required to change the social and organizational environments that we all inhabit. If you want Mark Laita’s videos, you see the effects of broken environments on people. From my perspective, the range of crises that we are experiencing globally is the product of broken environments, whether social or organizational.

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Guiding Principles for Living in Transition

Guiding Principles for Living in Transition

Have you ever prepared to cross a street, and there at the curb is a big, deep puddle? You don’t want to step in it. So, you look for a way around, or you try to decide if you can jump across it. I believe this is where many of us are right now. We are stuck trying to figure out a way around the complexity of a global coronavirus pandemic, the swings of political ideology upon our lives, and what the future holds for you, your family, your business, the organizations you contribute to, and your community as your home.

Four years ago as I was preparing to publish Circle of Impact: Taking Personal Initiative To Ignite Change, I put together a set of five guiding principles that I felt were a simple summary of the book. Over the past several months, I realized that the time for a refresh of the principles was needed. Several new things had begun, and I needed to reflect it a revised Guiding Principles of the Circle of Impact.

1.  ALL Leadership Begins with Personal Initiative to Create Impact.
2.  We are ALL in Transition. Every one of us. ALL the time.
3.  Impact is the Change that Makes a Difference that Matters.
4.  Impact Expands through Networks of Relationships.
5.  Start Small. Act Locally. Share Globally. Take the Long View.

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Making Sense of Transitions

Making Sense of Transitions

A number of people have spoken to me recently about the sense that they are in transition. They cannot articulate why. If you are having a sense of being in transition, then read on. This post should help.

We feel things before we know things. We only know things because we think them through. If we don’t think them through, we can easily become confused. We feel that our perception of the world has no logic, consistency, or means of making sense of it. As a result, we are living in a world that does not make sense.

What does making sense mean? Especially with this sense that you have is pointing you towards a transition in your life.

Making sense means that I understand the situation that I am in, that I have a clear idea of what my transition is leading me, and that I know what I must do now.

So …

Do you understand the situation that you are in?
Do you know where your transition is leading you?
Do you know what you must do?

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

―Peter F. Drucker