Sylvie Bouvier-Szczepanik

Vice President of International Strategic Planning

Chicago , Illinois 60608
United States

Areas of Interest
CNVC Certification
Distance Learning
Emotional Intelligence
Restorative Justice
Social Change
Spiritual Growth
Violence Prevention
Youth Programs
Spoken Languages
Training Countries
United States
Public Message

What CNVC Did For Me: 


Be brave. Even if youre not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Dont allow the phone to interrupt important moments. Its there for your convenience, not the callers. Dont be afraid to go out on a limb. Thats where the fruit is. Dont burn bridges. Youll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Dont forget, a persons greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Dont major in minor things. Dont say you dont have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Dont spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Dont use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Dont waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, Gee, if Id only spent more time at the office. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that youre enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers dont want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying whos right, more time deciding whats right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though its impossible to fail.


Thank you kindly,