Dear Readers:

It is always uplifting to receive positive commentary from people I have worked with in my position as Director of Education for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Today I received a report from Michael Collins regarding a class that he is teaching as a final project for his Leader Certification.

Once or twice yearly, the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center conducts International Leader Certifications for those individuals who have a burning desire to share their love of Napoleon Hill’s Philosophy of Success as part of their life’s mission. In advance, they complete two courses in order to prepare for this certification class – one being a home study course, and the second being an internet course. Once completed successfully, these students then may advance to qualify for the final course – Leader Certification.

Each student enters the course because they have ALREADY decided the use that they want to put the material to in their life. Here is a response that I wrote to a person wanting to know what could be done with the certificate once earned:

Do not be mistaken. This is a self-help motivational series of courses designed to assist you in working primarily with yourself and then with others as a licensed leader with a certificate of completion from the Foundation. It is not a license or a partnership for employment through the Foundation. This is not a franchise agreement, although we do those for yearly fees for international countries. As with any diploma from a school of study, such as a BA in English or BS in Science, the school from which you graduate does not employ you or find you a job. We can point you in a direction such as local community colleges (if you have the prerequisites to teach), prisons (if prisons in your area are open to this type of instruction), religious centers, etc., but ultimately what you do with your new found learning and knowledge depends upon your own personal persuasion and initiative. Please watch the video that Ray Stendall did and read again the page on our website about what you can do with our leader certification once you complete the process. I just do not want any misunderstanding to occur. Since you asked the question, I am responding to it as truthfully as I know how. The majority of people use this training within their area of employment – they instruct their staff or offer courses for distributors or agents. Many of our instructors are in the field of insurance, sales, teaching, religious studies, real estate, etc., and apply this knowledge to their immediate area of interest within their current area of employment. I hope this helps you make an informed decision about our courses.

Thank you for the inquiry.

As you can read, I advocate full disclosure. With that being said, if you decide to measure up, take control of your life, and use personal education for the enrichment tool that it is, I hope to see you in one of our Leader Certification Courses this year. As Corrie ten Boom wisely states: “Don’t bother to give God instructions. Just report for duty.” It doesn’t matter whether you are a Marine in uniform or a Marine at heart, you should know your mission. If you can’t decide on one, I suggest that you read “A Message to Garcia” by Elbert Hubbard and learn the process!

Be Your Very Best Always,

Judy Williamson