Test Drive the BG5 Foundation and BG5 Certification Course This Thursday!

Test Drive the BG5 Foundation and BG5 Certification Course This Thursday!

Test Drive the BG5 Foundation and BG5 Certification Course
This Thursday – January 18th!

This is one of those rare opportunities where you can try the first class of BOTH the BG5 Foundation Course and the BG5 Certification Course for FREE!! This Thursday, January 18th at 9:30am US Pacific time (17:30 GMT) get a sneak peak of the BG5 Consultant Certification Course.  Then join us again for an exploration of BG5 from the beginning in the BG5 Foundation Course at 12:00pm US Pacific time (20:00 GMT).

If you can not attend the first class live – no problem.  As our guest you will have access to the recordings of both classes for one week – Until January 25, 2018.  This will also give you an opportunity to explore our student area and our online classroom.

We are excited to have you join us!  Sign up for one or both of the courses below and we look forward to “seeing” you on Thursday!

BG5 Foundation Course

Explore Your Personal Operating Style and begin to unlock your potential in Semester 1 of the BG5 Foundation Course. In this course we will uncover the essence of how you are uniquely designed for success both personally and professionally and discover how to fulfill your Career Design in healthy ways and how to avoid the consequences of operating in unhealthy ways.

Register Below to experience the first class FREE!

BG5 Foundation Course – Free Trial Class

Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00pm US Pacific Time
20:00 GMT

BG5 Consultant Certification

In Semester 1 you will learn how to empower and support your clients with a BG5 Career Design Overview. The BG5 Career Design Overview is designed to introduce your client to the fundamentals of their Unique Career Design. The Overview is also an essential element in a Partnership Analysis, Alpha One Leadership Analysis and Small Business Penta Analysis.

Register Below to experience the first class FREE!

BG5 Certification Course – Free Trial Class

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30am US Pacific Time
17:30 GMT

5 Simple Steps To Unlock Your Hidden Potential

5 Simple Steps To Unlock Your Hidden Potential

Webinar Replay Now Available!


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BG5 Presents an Introductory Webinar:

5 Simple Steps to Unlock You Hidden Potential

How to Unlock your Greatest Gifts with BG5, the World’s Most Advanced Career and Business Analysis Tool

Many of us feel unfulfilled with the day-to-day world of our job, career, and business. You may be working at a job just to make money, while wishing you could do what you love instead. Or, you may be doing what you love, yet struggling to pay all the bills. You may be making enough money, but feeling unsatisfied in your current line of work, or just knowing deep down that something important is missing.

The world is filled with frustrated individuals – over-worked and under utilizing their vast resource of potential gifts, talents and genius.

What if you could pull back the veil, and see how uniquely you are designed to achieve your highest potential in the working world?

What if you could do the same for others – for family, friends, coworkers, and employees?

In this one-hour webinar you will be introduced to the world’s most advanced human analysis tool and learn how it can reveal your true hidden potential.

We will explore the secrets of…

  1. How to best use your energy in a career you love.
  2. How to communicate with others effectively.
  3. How to confidently make the best decisions in any situation.
  4. How to identify your consistent strengths that you can rely on 24-7.
  5. How to quickly recognize what throws you off track and distracts you from achieving material success.

Please join us!

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How To Access The Power of Your Career Type

How To Access The Power of Your Career Type

What’s Your Career Type? Are you a Builder, an Advisor, an Innovator or an Evaluator? Want to know more?
Watch “How To Access The Power of Your Career Type” below….

Knowing the fundamentals of how to access the underlying power of your Career Type can quickly put you on the right track towards success in your career and business.

In this webinar we explore each of the four foundational career types and discover …

  • The healthiest way to utilize your personal energy for maximum results
  • How to know immediately when you are on-track or off-track
  • The underlying mechanics of your type that can lead to unexpected success, satisfaction, and peace of mind.
  • How understanding the Career Type of others can help you communicate more effectively for better results.
  • And much, much more…

We believe that “by helping people excel in their work life, an overall well-being is created that increases their quality of life. Their quality of life impacts their family and community, and ultimately helps to better our world.” ~ Lynda Bunnell – Director of the BG5 Business Institute

Join Karen Sherwood,, instructor of the BG5 Foundation & Certification Courses in this one hour transformational event to get you going in the right direction in doing the work you love and loving the work you do by unlocking the power of your career type!

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What do Karen Sherwood & Fig Newtons have in common?

What do Karen Sherwood & Fig Newtons have in common?

Staff Spotlight: Karen Sherwood

by Ruth Brennan

Meet Karen Sherwood.
A Certified BG5™ Consultant since 2013, she is an Assistant Instructor in the BG5™ Certification Course. Karen is enrolled in Professional Analyst training with IHDS and currently resides in Centennial, Colorado.

Karen Sherwood – Career Design Overview
Career Type: Classic Builder
Personal Interaction:  Responding then Engaging
Decision Making Strategy: Wait for Clarity
Assimilation: Collaborative
Life Theme: Satisfaction or Frustration 


I spoke with Karen last week about her experience using business terminology in her work as a BG5 Consultant, and how she feels it enhances communication with students in the BG5 Consultant Certification Course she teaches with Lynda Bunnell this year.

“I have worked with and taught many communication, business and self-development programs, the BG5™ Success Code is by far the most powerful system I have worked with both personally and professionally. I have experienced first-hand how this information can help break down barriers of communication; build confidence; have individuals own and fully utilize their unique gifts and talents; develop leadership potential; help businesses hire the right people with the right skill set; allow people to work in environments that support their creativity; and provide a way to create more productive, happy and healthy work places and teams.” ~ Karen Sherwood

We talked about using BG5™ business terminology with her clients. “It’s become easier to communicate with my clients, it’s [the new business terminology] more powerful and has more impact in the business world,” she said. Karen told me that her clients readily accept and understand the information. It makes sense to them right off the bat. Clients are more open and understand the BG5 concepts quickly and easily. Karen said, “Now BG5 can be accessible to a wider audience.”

Karen comes to BG5™ from the business world. She has over 25 years of management experience including owning her own training, coaching and consulting business. Karen brings her knowledge and real-world field experience to the BG5™ Business Institute.

After completing the IHDS Foundation Courses with Carol Zimmerman, she took her BG5 Consultant Certification training in 2013 with Lynda Bunnell and Michael Brown. She then took her passion for BG5 to the classroom, as an Assistant Instructor with Michael Brown in 2014 and this year she assists Lynda Bunnell teaching the New BG5 Consultant Certification Course given at the BG5 Business Institute.

When asked what Business Skill or Attribute she most resonates with personally, Karen said “Implementation and Public Relations – getting the detailed fundamentals of whatever I am teaching directly to the client.” This is also the design of the creative role model.  Although unconscious in her design, it’s something that friends and clients often mention. After shedding a substantial amount of physical (and emotional) weight, Karen entered the Mrs. Colorado America Beauty Pageant. It was her way of learning to love herself and was inspirational to those around to her.

A fun fact about her ancestors … Karen’s great-grandfather was Artemis Kennedy who started the Kennedy Biscuit Company (forerunner to Nabisco) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1805. Though the name is not commonly known today, many of the products made at this location until its closing in the early 1900’s, including Fig Newtons and Lorna Doones, are still enjoyed today. Her ancestors were no strangers to innovation. Looks like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as Karen helps bring BG5 knowledge out into the business world today.

When asked what most excites her about BG5™ she said, “BG5 offers more than Meyer-Briggs, DISC and other popular personality systems because of its depth and focus on uniqueness.”

Thank you, Karen, for helping the BG5™ Business Institute make the world a better place.

Our Core Value: By helping people excel in their work life, an overall well-being is created that increases their quality of life. Their quality of life impacts their family and community, and ultimately helps to better our world. ~ Lynda Bunnell

Success Myths That Keep Us Struggling: Myth 2

Success Myths That Keep Us Struggling: Myth 2

Our mind is the best place to make decisions that lead to success.”

How do you make decisions?

In the mind – of course!  At least that is what most of us have been taught.

Many of us have learned NOT to trust our gut, or our intuition, or our own inner knowing. We may get those flashes of insight or that gut feeling, but more often than not we ignore it or allow our minds to second guess what we know in our heart or in our gut.

As a BG5™ Business Consultant one of the most powerful things my clients learn is how to trust their own unique Decision Making Strategy.  If you think about it, success is all about making the right decisions at the right time.  When you know how you are designed to make decisions with impeccable timing and you follow that decision making strategy – satisfaction, success and peace naturally and easily follow.

In my opinion, this is the MOST IMPORTANT element to success!

Now believe it or not – NONE of the ways we are best designed to make decisions are in the mind.  None of them!  It is all about “getting out of your head” and trusting your body’s infinite wisdom.

There are essentially six different decision making strategies.  I’m only going to briefly cover one, but it is essential for you to discover and understand your own unique Decision Making Strategy. When you receive a BG5™  Career Profile Analysis you will gain a much deeper insight into the specifics of how you are uniquely designed to make the best decisions for you.

My Decision Making Strategy is to “Wait for Clarity.”  50% of the population is designed to “Wait for Clarity” before making a decision.  If this is your Decision Making Strategy, like me, you should never make spontaneous decisions – especially on emotional highs or emotional lows.

If I make decisions on an emotional high, everything is a “yes!”  I can’t tell you how much money I’ve wasted in business seminars that pump up your emotions to a high and then sell you all these “amazing” products that will solve all your problems.  I used to buy everything immediately and then the next day (after I’ve come down from the emotional high) I am left wondering “What did I just do?”

The same is true about making decisions on emotional lows.  Never decide to leave a relationship, move out, or quit your job from a place of being emotionally low.  These types of decisions will most likely lead to a lot unnecessary chaos and confusion.  Instead, “Wait for Clarity!”

One of the best ways to insure that you are waiting for clarity is to “sleep on it” before making a decision, especially any big decisions.  When I am presented with an opportunity I always say, “Let me sleep on it and get back to you.”  This gives me an opportunity to “feel” through the emotional ups and downs of what that decision may bring.

When the timing is right an emotional clarity seems to just “click” into place.  There is a moment when I feel in my body a clear “Yes” or a clear “No.”  This clarity gives me a sense of inner peace or inner knowing.  The best way to describe it is that it just “feels” right and the decision is clear.

However, the second my mind gets in the way, I start to feel an uncomfortable pressure and begin second guessing myself with all the “what ifs” and “buts”.  When I try to make a decision from my head I often get lost in doubt and confusion. This can often paralyze me or keep me spinning in my head so I never make a decision or I make a justified bad decision.

It is amazing how often I can feel a very clear “NO!” – And then my mind jumps in, wanting to justify why I should say “yes” instead.  “Oh, but you need the money.”  “It won’t take you very long, just say yes.” “You don’t want to disappoint anyone.”  “You don’t want to look bad.” Blaahhh, blahhh, blahhh.  How easy it is for my mind to completely throw me off track.

However, when I trust my Decision Making Strategy and “Wait for Clarity,” it gives me an unbelievable sense of inner strength and confidence.   It has given me the permission to wait.  To not rush decisions and to trust myself at whole different level.

I have learned that even when the experts encourage me to follow their advice, although it might be right for someone else, it is not always right for me.  I have to follow my own inner truth, my own inner knowing and my own inner clarity.  When I feel that inner clarity, it is both the right time and the right decision for me.  These are the decision that have paved the way to my success – including financial success.

Imagine knowing how to make decisions, and having the upmost confidence it is the right decision for you at the right time. Through understanding your unique Decision Making Strategy you can learn to clearly identify what is correct for you or not.  When to clearly say “Yes” and when to clearly say “No.” Think of the stress and pressure it would eliminate from your life.  That stress and pressure is the direct result of trying to make decisions in the mind.

So, “get out of your head” and learn to trust your true Decision Making Strategy!

Don’t know what your true Decision Making Strategy is? Sign-up for a BG5™ Career Profile Analysis to gain amazing insight and wisdom on how to operate successfully as yourself in work and in life.