Reflective Empowerment

Empower Yourself

Non-Fiction - Self Help
264 Pages
Reviewed on 09/25/2011
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Author Biography

Author and Life Coach – Philip Guy Rochford
Philip Guy Rochford has enjoyed three careers:
1. Public servant
2. Commercial banker
3. Author & Life coach

In the public service he rose to the post of assistant secretary, and staff assistant to the Minister of Finance, going on to become the corporate secretary of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. He was a commercial banker for 23 years and retired as Chairman and chief executive. For the past 18 years he has been a formal life coach and authored 8 motivational books.

He has a great understanding of life through success in his own life’s journey. As a father of 6, grandfather of 7 he has been successful as:
• a business economist • chartered banker
• chartered accountant • certified mediator
• chartered secretarys
• holds the M.Sc degree in Accounting

In 1975 National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago, he was awarded The Humming Bird Medal (HBM) Gold in the field of economics. He is a Reiki Master, TM Siddha, and an ATM Bronze of Toastmasters International.

?He is the author of six motivational books:
1. Live a life of ‘Virtual’ success
2. The Executive Speaks
3. Infinite Possibilities
4. Glimpses of Greatness [autobiography]
5. Reflective Empowerment
6. From Humble Beginnings

Co authored ‘Discover Your Inner Strength’ with Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Brian Tracy and others; ‘A Search for Purpose’ with Dr. Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, Bill Harris and others

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

Reflective Empowerment: Empower Yourself by Philip Rochford is a self-help book for those who seek to develop a more meaningful and rewarding life for themselves. It deals with each individual's inner structure, the potential for achievement which is inherent in every person at birth. The program is designed to encompass the period of one year, with a reflective exercise to be addressed and practiced for one week before moving on to the next lesson. The book is interactive with written exercises offered to allow the reader to see his or her progress in thinking.

Although each concept is different, there are repetitions in which the concept is addressed from a different angle, so that each reader can have multiple opportunities to learn empowerment from many different perspectives. Realizing that repetition brings learning, the reader can run a check on whether earlier learning has been retained and incorporated into the general thought process. Throughout the book, the message is clear: the way one thinks about a given situation determines success or failure, and failure is never without learning which can bring about future success. Increasing one's knowledge base, getting in touch with core values and emphasizing the right things in life are core values to be incorporated in thinking.

Although many self-help books exist, many simply help the self who wrote the book. Reflective Empowerment is different in that it speaks to any individual's needs and values, and it offers a constructive and success-oriented manner of urging an individual towards inner feelings of value and achievement.