“Difficulties in your life don’t come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential.” – Anonymous
This statement holds true for Priscilla Jacy Jihen, the founder of Trailblazers Leadership Global Academy. Today, she is a certified trainer, a transformational speaker, author, mentor and creator of the Trailblazers Whole Brain Series. Her academy offers globally recognized Certified International Professional Trainer by Cambridge Global Learning, UK.
How did you start this business, what’s the story?
The turning point came in 2003 when I was suddenly left with two small children with just the clothes on our backs with no one to turn to except an uncertain future. It was after years weighing the options of staying put in a traumatic marriage or rebuilding the future of my kids and mine.
Instead of being a victim, I decided to start the gruelling journey to pursue my passion in developing and inspiring people. Many out there would do with a little push or a helping hand to get up after a bad fall. While on a mission to heal myself and my young children, I was enamoured with the desire to improve the future of the downtrodden and the weak, the voiceless and those at the pit bottom.
Thus I began the path of reaching out to the the underprivileged, youths and indigenous groups to create awareness on the power of the brain through coaching and transformational training programmes. In order to be current and relevant, we continue with research and developing transformational course syllabus.
We strive to cater to the needs of people in under-developed and developing nations. Always a step ahead, I worked with international research bodies and professional bodies to provide support in terms of psychometrics diagnostics test and course accreditation.
What is the biggest challenge in your business?
Financing activities in research and developing course syllabus to deliver online courses on a mobile application and to finance coaching activities to the low income group.
How does your day to day job look like?
How can financing help you in your business?
- As capital to finance development of online course syllabus and operational expenses prior to first payment in September 2020 from the project for Myanmar.
- Rent a space where I can work, meet and run one-on-one and small group coaching sessions.
- To finance travel and daily expenses until income comes from the online courses in September.
- Registration of trademark, copyright and licensing for our IP.
During the early stage, how was it like to self-finance every aspect of your business?
What do you see your business in 3 years’ time?
- Secured at least five partnerships to provide online platform and marketing online courses in 5 developing countries including Malaysia.
- To have trained, coached and certified 100 trainers, mentors and coaches in Malaysia with at least 60% from Sarawak.
- Established bases, centres or representative partners in at least 5 low income Asian countries.
- Accumulated gross income of at least RM5 million.
I hope to leave behind a leaving legacy for the young generation to helm future transformational programmes among the low income group. This is hoped to inspire many other people to overcome the battle with their fears and scars, and rise up above their situations to improve their future. I plan to write my 4th book concerning transformational leadership for people across all divides.
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