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.

Four Reference Points

Four Reference Points

I have been fascinated with people who start things. It is embedded in my definition of leadership.

“All leadership begins with personal initiative …’

However, to start something is to recognize that there is a reason for doing so. Some things we start are experimental projects to see what works. Others are business ideas that we think will gather loyal customers. Then there are those people who love to solve problems.

To solve a problem is to respond to a creative drive that resides in each of us. Starting something new is the same impetus. We make a decision to resolve a question that we have in our mind.

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Three Observations for 2022

Three Observations for 2022

Entering a new year only means that we have a reference point for change. If you want more of what you had in 2021, keep doing the same things. If you don’t, then change. You can do it at any time. You don’t have to do it in January. I have found that most of the major changes in my life happened between May and November. See? When we decided to do things differently, it doesn’t really matter. Making the change is what matters.

Here are three observations and responses that can help you make 2022 a better year than you have had a decade. Does that sound too optimistic? Then read on because you are trapped in a mindset that is holding you back from leading your organization.

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The Journey of Longing

The Journey of Longing

Behind every mask is a human being longing to be set free. We dream of returning to a normal life. We long for what we once had that now seems to be gone. Behind the most hopeful and optimistic dream is its counter-story, the one that captures the darker experience of longing.

Our dreams are usually about what we want to add to our lives. We dream of the ideal mate, that special vacation spot or new position at work. Our longings reveal instead what is missing or what we have lost. We long for peace or freedom, a return to some past state of comfort or security. These longings tell us more about ourselves than our dreams because they are the products of our experience in life. Our dreams reveal what our imagination hopes and believes is possible in the future.

My conversations with people over the past decade have been about the longings of people. I would say very few people during this time have talked about what they hope to achieve in the future. Most of these moments of engagement are about what is missing and about how to return to a time that they remember with joy and comfort.

In this post, I decided to look at the stories of longing that emerge from literature and the films that brought those stories to a wider audience. I believe these stories point towards an understanding of who we are as individuals and as shared citizens of planet Earth. Mostly I hope these stories and the various videos that I am using to illustrate what I see will provide each of you a moment of contemplation for understanding what you long for and how you might take personal initiative to bring wholeness and resolution to your own sense of longing.

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

―Peter F. Drucker