Teaching Teens Three Important Life Skills
THE GOAT PROGRAM™ was created after many years of working in Corporate America. We discovered that many adults did not have the skills necessary to become successful. We wanted to reach the next generation, through their imagination, before entering the working world. In other words, bringing what we learned in the Boardroom to the Schoolroom with powerful imagery that proves our imagination is our most effective asset. By combining right brain and left brain thinking we believe we can prepare our next generation for the next era: The Conceptual Age. See “A Whole New Mind” Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future. Daniel H. Pink 2005
Using brain friendly teaching methods it links the left brain to the right brain creating more effective results.
THE GOAT PROGRAM™ also teaches the participants how to identify the two forces that bring failure and how to overcome them
THE GOAT PROGRAM™. teaches young adults how to identify limiting beliefs, excuses, and obstacles while developing a written plan to overcome them. The program uses effective images to convey powerful concepts.
The “GOAT” image embodies the acronym for a systematic approach to achievement (Goals, Objectives, Actions, Timelines) as it defines the characteristics necessary for success (persistence, toughness, and the ability to butt obstacles out of the way.)
The “skeleton” image represents the negative influences our teens face each day distracting them from achieving their goals. Once young adults identify these, they can develop a written plan to overcome or work around them..
The Alligator "Yeah But" (Excuses and Limiting Beliefs)
The “alligator” image represents the obstacles and excuses that commonly prevent young adults from achieving their goals. It’s name “Yeah But” brings home the concept because many times when reminded they were supposed to do something a young adult’s response starts with “Yea But!” By identifying potential obstacles and excuses, young adults learn how to systematically develop a written plan to overcome them, which is the essence of problem solving disguised as goal setting.
The Treasure Chest
The “treasure chest” image represents the goal or that which young adults consider success. By bringing everyday goals into a program that teaches the fundamentals of goal setting, problem solving, and time management, each participant gains the valuable skills necessary to plan. The GOAT acronym also stands for a phrase of encouragement (Go On And Try), an affirmation that conditions the participants for success. The results are astounding! By simply putting a plan in writing the subconscious mind goes to work for the young adult and good things begin to happen. By assigning specific times for the actions, objectives, and goals a better use of time emerges. By checking off each task THE GOAT PROGRAM™.participants develop a strong sense of self-esteem and high confidence that in turn strengthens our schools, our community, and society.