Successful people have certain characteristics in common. These individuals are in our circles. They encourage us, inspire us...we are better for having known them. Over fifteen years ago, I made a list of my most favorite people on the planet and began to examine their influence and what made them so special. They achieved much in their personal lives as well as in their work. I found that each of them was a S.T.A.R. and I uncovered their secrets on how they became that way. We will unpack essential, practical, and life-altering information that you can put into practice today.

Course Key Concepts: Success, Inspiration, Leadership, Development, Personal, Professional, Engagement, Life IQ, Neil Ihde, Fun.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the importance of understanding self-awareness, self-regulation and self-confidence.
  • Discover and articulate what it means to be teachable and how to become a student of life.
  • Explore and integrate ambitious goals and dreams into your life.
  • Identify the difficult, but crucial element resiliency will play in your success.
Last updated/reviewed: August 16, 2023
38 Reviews (228 ratings)

Reviews

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Anonymous Author
I like the course's quotes and focus on self-awareness as I have found that I am often the source of my problems :) For some reason actually identifying people I know and admire in this context as he suggests in the beginning really drove home a lot of the content.

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Anonymous Author
This was a good, informative course. Neil uses a lot of real-life examples to help convey his message, and the format is easy to understand. He provides a lot of great quotes as he mentioned other books that one could reference for additional learning/growth.

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Member's Profile
This was a great course with a significant amount of useful and practical information. It provided a lot of information that is applicable to personal and professional life (as stated in the title)!

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Member's Profile
Neil, has a unique voice, a good heart, education, wife, children, experience, and is a professional speaker. The course flowed well and I picked up some helpful hints. Thank You, Neil.

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Anonymous Author
I especially liked all the personal stories you told that drove home a concept as well as the self deprecating humor and humorous slides. I really enjoyed your presentation.

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Anonymous Author
Disappointed in my exam result.. would like to see which ones I had right and wrong (not confident), but overall felt there was a lot to gain in listening to this course.

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Anonymous Author
The course was very good. The speaker was very good. He provided a lot of inputs and valuable insights. The material was well organized and well structured.

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Anonymous Author
I thought this course was very interesting and helpful. I thought the instructor explained the topic very well. I would recommend this course to others.

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Anonymous Author
This course was very engaging and held my interest. I feel like it will help me in dealing with others at work that have some work to reach STAR status.

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Anonymous Author
Well laid out information. Very informative. Excellent relatable examples. Presenter kept my attention. Good info to enhance my life experience.

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Anonymous Author
Really great course. I appreciated the sections on self confidence and resilience. I feel inspired to do more to learn about these topics

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Anonymous Author
This is a very informative course for characteristics of successful people and why others do not live up to what they could have been.

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Anonymous Author
Engaging instructor who draws upon personal examples from life to present the material in an interesting manner. Highly recommend.

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Anonymous Author
Great instructor and great course! Neil is funny and never boring. He brings real-life examples into each lesson he teaches.

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Anonymous Author
All good stuff and entertaining. A little long for the content so I listed at 1.5x speed. Pleasurable and worth the time.

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Anonymous Author
Interesting concept of STAR, but I found the materials to be tedious and overdone on the photos and metaphors.

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Anonymous Author
This was a very enjoyable course. The quotes and examples helped to me to understand and remember the concepts.

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Member's Profile
Excellent course to help evaluate how situations are dealt with and areas that may need work in our own lives.

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Member's Profile
Loved this, sharing with my team at work. Great food for thought and gave me great goal setting techniques!!

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Anonymous Author
Very good presentation that really kept my attention and gave me a lot of think about. Highly recommended!

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Anonymous Author
Good presenter, nice link to own experiences and life. Slides very well prepared, lots of great examples.

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Anonymous Author
this subject and course is the kind of stuff I like to geek out on. great course and very well presented.

5
Anonymous Author
The course provided a lot of really good real life examples and helped with self-reflection.

5
Member's Profile
Great stories and slides with illustrative examples, good pace. Interesting and different.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course with helpful examples and tips/techniques to help on your personal journey.

5
Member's Profile
Very interesting and appropriate. Except don't make me waste time with 50 characters.

5
Anonymous Author
The course provides a lot of really good real life examples and helps self-reflect.

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Anonymous Author
This was helpful in reminding me about pitfalls and organizational opportunities.

5
Anonymous Author
Very interesting and enlightening course. I really enjoyed this presentation.

4
Anonymous Author
Course was relevant and a good road map to live all aspects of your life.

5
Anonymous Author
Interesting and fun class that provides a lot to think about and consider.

5
Anonymous Author
The course was informative, and a nice change from the typical coursework.

5
Member's Profile
This was a fun course. I enjoyed the way the information was presented

5
Anonymous Author
Great job, wonderful, thank you so much, excellent work, good material

5
Anonymous Author
I really enjoyed this class. It was a great self-reflection course.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course and helpful reminder to strive to be your best self.

5
Anonymous Author
Informational. Able to relate and the teacher speaks very clearly

4
Anonymous Author
This was a really interesting course in personal development

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction to 4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R.2:37
  Favorite People Examples to Start With9:35
S.T.A.R.
  S.elf - Self Awareness15:31
  S.elf - Self Awareness Cont'd11:46
  S.elf - Self Regulation14:43
  S.elf - Self Confidence12:26
  T.eachable8:33
  T.eachable Cont'd10:42
  A.mbitious9:10
  R.esilient16:46
  Wrap Up1:36
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R. 1:53:25
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  Slides: 4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R.PDF
  4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R. Glossary/ IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam