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Dr Don Hooper

Certified Thought Leader (CTL)

Professional CTL Certification Program

Get certified as a Thought Leader – not just a description, but a skilled and proven professional who has demonstrated the ability to examine the past, recognize and analyze the present, while imagining and illuminating the future.

What is CTL and why is it important?

Being perceived as a thought leader will be positive for your career. Your opinions and thoughts matter, and they can help move others to change points of view or to act, as a result of your thought leadership.

It is tough to commit to never-ending improvement, but that’s what the exceptional ones do.

A thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization, resulting in being the go-to individual or organization for that expertise.

Thought Leadership status is achieved by expertise, insight, and a valuable perspective that is formed over time. Thought Leadership requires dedication and hard work. Thought leaders assist the organization as it navigates necessary change.


Who is a thought leader?

A person who has the curiosity to learn with a commitment to add to and hone their knowledge in a particular field—and then be willing to share that knowledge freely. Thought Leaders focus on the why before they focus on the how. They ask questions such as “Why are we doing this in the first place?” “Why does it matter?” Thought Leaders are perceived as knowledgeable sources of insight in a chosen field or subject matter area— they are experts.

Simply put, a thought leader is someone other people listen to about a certain subject. They are humble learners and relentless thinkers who think deeply about items of importance that can change the world.

What does it take to be a Thought Leader?

It is a truism that thought leaders tend to be the most successful individuals. Expertise in a particular niche sets you apart from the ordinary. Your ongoing involvement in (or awareness of) that niche with a clearly identified point of view helps you build credibility over time as one who captures the power of their mind and employs thinking skills and tools to both lead and manage. This gives you a supportive following. Thought Leadership status is achieved by expertise, insight, and a valuable perspective that is formed over time.

Be a trailblazer. You do not invest in your current self – you invest in your future self – make your investment decisions now for the self you want to grow into. Grow to, not go to. Achievement is what you grow into, plant the seeds, reap the law of the harvest. For things to change (improve or get better), you must change. You are worth it and will have a better future. Thought Leadership requires dedication and hard work.

How do I become a Certified Thought Leader (CTL)?


Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to develop, over the next 7 months, the thinking skills proven to raise your performance and professional standing to levels beyond what you currently imagine so you can become a Certified Thought Leader (CTL).

Not just an accomplishment, but a transformation to elite thinking and accomplishment of anything you desire if you conceive it, believe it, achieve it.

Mind Power is essential and not everyone is dedicated to the hard work of deep thought so thought leaders are vital to creating a better future.

Enhance your professional development!

Professional CTL Certification Program

What is a Professional CTL Certification?

Authentic verification that through training and experience one establishes their ability and commitment to create ideas and experiences that give people reasons to care and to belong, not just reasons to choose. Certified Thought Leaders are skilled in recognizing, reviewing, and analyzing any situation or problem and using a mindful approach with thinking skills to imagine and create a solution that improves, advances, or even changes the direction of important decisions. A CTL looks to discover truth, match it with opportunity, and take appropriate action.

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  1. Foundational Course – Power Thinking
  2. Thought Leadership, Mental Modes, Mindfulness, Mindset, Mindshift, Mind Meld
  3. Thinking Tools
  4. Problem Identification, Prioritization, and Solutions
  5. First Principles Thinking
  6. Imagination (Creative and Synthetic), Ideas, Verification, Master Mind
  7. Decision Making, Organized Thought, Organized Action, Concentration
  8. Leadership for Change

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