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Personal Excellence:


Personal excellence refers to the continuous process of improving oneself in all areas of life, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. It involves setting high standards for oneself and working towards achieving them to reach one’s full potential. Personal excellence also involves a commitment to lifelong learning and self-improvement, as well as a willingness to take risks and step out of one’s comfort zone.

Key Components


Understanding your strengths, weaknesses, values, and goals.

Positive Attitude

Maintaining a positive outlook and approach to life, even in the face of challenges.

Continuous Learning

Engaging in lifelong learning and development.

Goal Setting

Setting realistic and achievable goals and working towards achieving them.

Time Management

Effectively managing your time to prioritize and accomplish tasks and goals.


Practicing self-control, focus, and commitment to achieve your goals.


Being able to bounce back from setbacks, failures, or challenges.

Personal Responsibility

Taking ownership of your actions, behaviors, and decisions.

By cultivating these qualities and behaviors, you can develop personal excellence and achieve your goals, both in your personal and professional life.

What exactly is Ithaca Program®?

Our signature Ithaca Program® is a successful Personal Excellence program using a comprehensive and structured approach to personal development (The Plena® Model) that helps individuals enhance their skills, knowledge, and abilities to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

The Ithaca Program® characteristics:

Goal Setting: A clear understanding of what the individual wants to achieve and the steps needed to get there. The goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Self-Assessment: An honest evaluation of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas for improvement and growth.

Skill Development: A plan for acquiring new skills and enhancing existing ones, including training, coaching, and self-directed learning.

Time Management: Strategies for effective time management, including prioritizing tasks, setting deadlines, and avoiding distractions.

Mindset: Developing a growth mindset that emphasizes the importance of effort, perseverance, and continuous learning.

Healthy Habits: Implementing healthy habits, such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and adequate sleep, to promote physical and mental well-being.

Accountability: Establishing mechanisms for tracking progress and holding oneself accountable for meeting goals.

Support System: Seeking out support from mentors, coaches, and peers to provide feedback, guidance, and encouragement.

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Personal Excellence and Coaching are closely related, as coaching is a valuable tool for individuals seeking to achieve personal excellence. Coaching is a collaborative process in which a Coach works with an individual to identify their goals, challenges, and opportunities for growth, and develops strategies and actions to help them achieve their goals.

Coaching helps individuals enhance their skills, knowledge, and abilities, and develop the mindset and habits needed to achieve personal excellence. Some ways in which coaching can support Personal Excellence include:

  • Clarifying Goals: A Coach helps individuals identify and clarify their goals, and develop a plan to achieve them.
  • Accountability: A Coach helps individuals stay accountable for their goals, and track their progress towards achieving them.
  • Feedback: A Coach provides feedback and guidance to help individuals identify areas for improvement, and develop strategies for enhancing their performance.
  • Mindset: A Coach helps individuals develop a growth mindset, emphasizing the importance of effort, perseverance, and continuous learning.
  • Skill Development: A Coach provides training, coaching, and self-directed learning opportunities to help individuals acquire new skills and enhance existing ones.

Overall, we view coaching as a powerful tool for individuals seeking to achieve personal excellence, providing support, guidance, and accountability to help them reach their full potential.

Coaching is a valuable tool for developing Self-Leadership skills, as it provides individuals with the support, guidance, and accountability needed to take ownership of their own lives and achieve their goals. A coach helps individuals develop self-awareness, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, set meaningful goals, and take deliberate action towards achieving those goals.

Coaching also helps individuals develop the mindset and skills needed for Self-Leadership, such as resilience, self-regulation, and motivation. A coach provides tools and strategies to help individuals manage their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and to develop a growth mindset that emphasizes effort, perseverance, and learning from failure.

Coaching is particularly valuable for individuals who are struggling with Self-Leadership, such as those who are feeling stuck, unmotivated, or overwhelmed. A coach helps individuals identify the underlying causes of these challenges, and develop strategies for overcoming them.

Overall, coaching is a powerful tool for developing self-leadership skills and achieving personal and professional success. By working with a coach, individuals gain the support, guidance, and accountability needed to take ownership of their own lives, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals.


  • Enhance self-awareness: Develop a deeper understanding of oneself, including one’s strengths, weaknesses, values, and beliefs.
  • Set and achieve goals: Learn how to set achievable goals and take the necessary actions to achieve them.
  • Build resilience: Develop the ability to bounce back from setbacks and overcome obstacles.
  • Develop positive habits: Learn how to develop positive habits and behaviors that support personal and professional growth.
  • Improve time management: Develop time management skills to optimize productivity and effectiveness.
  • Enhance communication skills: Develop effective communication skills to build stronger relationships with others.
  • Build emotional intelligence: Develop emotional intelligence skills to better understand and manage one’s emotions and those of others.
  • Develop leadership skills: Learn how to lead oneself and others to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Improve decision-making skills: Develop the ability to make sound decisions based on accurate information and critical thinking.
  • Continuous learning and growth: Foster a mindset of continuous learning and personal growth to achieve ongoing success.

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There are many different ways to learn, so we choose a mix of learning methods that will appeal to our participants. Some people learn best by reading, while others prefer to learn by doing.

Our ITHACA Program® of Personal Excellence offers a variety of learning opportunities, such as self-assessments, goal setting, training, and coaching. This program consists of:

  • 24 hours of training
  • 12 hours of 1 to 1 coaching
  • Psychometric Assessments


Learning is not just about acquiring new knowledge; it is also about applying that knowledge and reflecting on how you can improve. Our ITHACA Program® of Personal Excellence will provide opportunities for participants to get feedback on their performance and to reflect on their learning. This is done through individual coaching, group discussions, assessments and feedback.


Our ITHACA Program® of Personal Excellence can benefit anyone who wants to improve their personal effectiveness, enhance their self-awareness, and achieve their personal and professional goals and reach Self-Transcendence.

It is designed for individuals who are:

  1. Motivated to learn and grow: Participants should be committed to their personal and professional growth and open to learning new skills and tools.
  2. Seeking personal development: Participants should be interested in improving their personal effectiveness, building positive habits, and developing skills to achieve their goals.
  3. Looking for career advancement: Participants who are seeking career advancement and want to enhance their leadership skills and potential can benefit from a personal excellence program.
  4. Facing challenges: Participants who are facing challenges such as stress, burnout, or lack of direction can benefit from a personal excellence program to gain new perspectives and tools to overcome obstacles.
  5. Committed to continuous learning: Participants who value learning and self-improvement and are committed to continuous learning can benefit from a personal excellence program.

Overall, it can benefit anyone who is committed to their personal and professional growth and wants to achieve their full potential.

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