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”Tony Robbins helped me discover WHY what I was doing that was working so I could re-wire my brain to stop doing anything that wasn’t, enabling me to become the best ‘me’ I can be.”
Dr Marc Dussault
Anthony Robbins, is an internationally recognized, best-selling self-help author and motivational speaker. He is the world’s leading authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, turnaround and peak performance. Tony was born in 1960 in California, his early life was a struggle, as it is for many inspirational people.
Tony, as he is often referred to, learned Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) early in his career. NLP focuses on the thought patterns that underlie successful behavior. It is a motivational system that uses the science of the mind and specific verbal and internal cues that retrain the brain’s neural pathways. NLP literally hardwires the brain for success by redirecting brain signals to overwrite the programming of past experiences to reduce unhealthy traits and replace them with more empowering ones.
During his early studies, Tony sought out John Grinder, one of the founders of NLP, and petitioned him until he agreed to teach Tony his skills. By his late teens, Tony had developed his own NLP system to help people overcome fears and phobias. His new system brought in substantial earnings, and Tony was soon labeled a ‘Wonder Kid’, and started to receive national media attention. Tony’s early success brought a measure of self-destruction, and he soon found himself idle in his bachelor pad, concerned with eating and watching TV.
Tony was roused from his sedentary state by a friend and soon gained a reputation as a self-help miracle worker, after helping a seemingly incurable woman overcome her intense phobia of snakes almost ‘instantly’ in front of a large live audience.
Tony’s exceptional speaking and presentation skills have made him one the world’s most recognized authorities on the psychology of peak performance. He has been asked to speak to the British Parliament’s House Of Lordss, Harvard Business School, the Gorbachev Foundation’s Cold War Forum, the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, The State of the World Forum, Vice President Al Gore’s Putting Customers First Conference, and the World Economic Forum.
Tony created what is credited as the world’s number one personal and professional development system, called Personal Power. The Personal Power system relies heavily on NLP to immerse the user in education and strategy, which gives them momentum for lasting change. Tony’s bestselling books including Unlimited Power, Awaken the Giant Within and Notes From A Friend. have been published in fourteen languages.
Tony oversees five private companies, synchronous with improving the quality of life for people around the world. His business holdings vary in type, but not in purpose. Tony chairs Namale Resort & Spa, an award winning hotel, set in a tropical paradise, Twinlab Corporation, a top-rated nutraceutical company, and Rebus Publishing, a leading consumer health and science publisher.
The Anthony Robbins Foundation was created in 1991, with the belief system that regardless of stature, only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy; true fulfilment. The Foundation’s global impact is provided through an international coalition of caring donors and volunteers who are connecting, inspiring, and providing true leadership throughout the world!
What began 25 years ago as Robbins' individual effort to feed two homeless families has now grown into the Anthony Robbins Foundation's international holiday "Basket Brigade" that feeds more than 1,000,000 people in nine countries every year and has provided support or initiated programs in 2,046 schools, 758 prisons and more than 100,000 health and human service organisations and homeless shelters to assist the homeless, elderly and inner-city youth.
Starting 12 years ago, Robbins personally sponsored a class of disadvantaged 5th graders in Houston, Texas by becoming their personal mentor and sponsor of their college education. In 2003, 22 student "Champions" expect to graduate from college -- an experience that Robbins made possible. Robbins personally supervises a "Youth Leadership Academy" each year, which helps more than 600 students and teachers design and initiate programs to bring home to their local schools.
The Foundation has products and programs in more than 2,000 schools, 700 prisons, and 100,000 health and human service organizations. Specially, the Foundation is committed to make a difference in the quality of life for children, the homeless, the prison population, and the elderly through its various programs: International Basket Brigade, Youth Leadership Summit, UPW-Youth Leadership, Champions of Excellence, Youth Mentoring Program, Personal Power for Prisoners, and C.L.E.A.R. To learn more about our programs, please select a link from the left with detailed information surrounding our truly exceptional work.
Mass media is one of the vehicles that drives Tony’s success. His five informercials are continuously aired on average every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day somewhere in North America. His media coverage has extended to major outlets such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Life, GQ, Vanity Fair, Business Week, Tycoon, the CBS Evening News, NBC News, ABC’s Prime Time Live, Fox News, CNN and A&E. Tony was even cast as himself in a cameo role for the movie “Shallow Hal”.
Tony’s background in business and NLP gives him a unique set of skills that has helped him to identify patterns of success for some of the most influential people in the world. He has met with many power players such as Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Margaret Thatcher. He has also had chats with notable figures like Princess Diana and Mother Teresa. He has consulted for two royal families, Bill Clinton, and members of U.S. congress, army, and marine corps.
Tony’s skill with peacekeeping and negotiation has led him to be selected as Vice Chairman of Health, Education, and Science for the United Nations Research Center for the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC). In this post, Tony has collaborated with politicians and business leaders from diverse countries such as South Africa, England, Cuba, Panama, Venezuela, and the United States
Tony has achieved many prestigious honors that includes Accenture’s “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”, Harvard Business Press’s “Top 200 Business Gurus”, and Forbes’ “Top 100 Celebrity” lists. He was also recognized by Justice Byron White as one of the world’s “Outstanding Humanitarians”.
Dr Marc Dussault has been an advocate of Tony Robbin’s strategies and philosophies since the late 1980s when he was introduced to Tony’s late night infomercials and bestselling book Unlimited Power. Launching his first business venture at age 25, Marc required that all his staff attend Tony’s Unleash The Power Within (UPW) Firewalk seminars. It was not an option since he knew first-hand that ‘Firewalkers’ out-performed and out-produced non-firewalkers by a factor of 2:1.
Marc’s empowered staff fueled growth 3 times faster than their competitors with a fraction of the budget and resources whilst expanding their own skills, abilities and aptitudes. Creating a fun, dynamic and challenging work atmosphere, employee attrition was a fraction of the industry average, in an industry renowned for transient staffing problems.
Marc’s ability to deploy Tony’s strategies includes mandating that delivery boys and girls wear ties – a practice unseen at the time – to build their self-confidence and improve morale. This simple strategy translated into a waiting list of willing prospective employees wanting to work for him.
Over the past 20 years, Marc has walked on fire 11 times, attending Tony’s 3-day event 5 times as a paying participant and graduate of Tony’s Mastery University where he spent 9 days with Tony at one of the last Life Mastery events ever staged in Hawaii. Marc eventually became Executive Chairman of Empowernet International, an ASX listed company that promoted Tony’s events across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. I guess you can say it all came full circle… Imagine that… Coincidence or destiny? Hmmmm… Something to think about!
Many people attend ‘motivational seminars and events’ only to get demotivated and return to their old bad habits within days or weeks of their ‘so-called transformation’. Marc is uniquely qualified to channel that enthusiasm and excitement into what he calls his 1 Percent Improvement Doctrine™ that shows his clients how to take their Next Best Step™ on their Pathways To Profits™.
Marc has taken Tony’s concept of transformational vocabulary to the next level by inventing new words (Antimimeticisomorphism, Marc-Ka-Ching) and creating original phrases (Rivers Of Revenue™ because streams are too small) to ensure his mission and purpose in life is fulfilled – “to continue to live and expand his dream while empowering others to discover and live theirs.”
Marc’s clients recognize the importance of life-work balance as they respect and admire that he personified the livestyle most people want. He has travelled to more than 36 countries with his wife of 25 years, has been the proud owner of 6 BMWs and counting, has not had a sick day in the last 20 years and has become a top 50 world-ranked Masters Squash Player within 7 years of learning to play the sport.
Marc’s infectious enthusiasm, passion and drive reflect his ethos, philosophy and mantras that a life is to be lived by design rather than evolve by default to avoid extinction by stagnation since today’s dreams are the foundation for tomorrow’s reality and that we are responsible to keep raising our own bar as others (unfortunately) are only too willing to lower it for us.