Why Self Development is a Cornerstone of Holistic Development

At The LLC Academy, we focus on the development and growth of people. We are in the business of skills development and we are dedicated to educating, nurturing and inspiring our candidates to believe in themselves and become suitable for employment opportunities that were previously out of their reach. Why then is self-development and growth so important? 

“Self-development is the cornerstone of holistic development,” says Eileen Thornhill, Director of The LLC Academy a 73.57% Black Owned, Level 2, Designated Group Supplier that is Services Seta, QCTO and COMENSA accredited. “While we pride ourselves in supporting our candidates on their growth journeys, without their buy-in, there can be no growth.” 

“There’s a wonderful joke about psychologists,” says Thornhill. “How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? The answer is, of course, “only one – but the lightbulb has to want to change”. Recognising the need for personal growth and change is the very first step in the lifelong journey of becoming the person that you want to be, the best version of yourself.” 

The LLC Academy offers a host of programmes geared towards holistic self-development, or intrapersonal development. “Under our ‘Leader of Self’ bouquet of programmes, we focus on developing skills such as emotional intelligence, resilience, coping with change, and many more,” says Thornhill. “While the intrapersonal skills are delivered in the context of  the world of work, candidates quickly discover that what they learn is relevant to all the contexts in their lives.” 

“One of the key aspects of beginning a journey of self-development lies in recognising the need for growth and change,” says Thornhill. “This self-awareness, and move towards taking responsibility for your own well-being, enables candidates  to open their minds to their holistic development journey. Whole person development is the holistic development of personal, emotional and interpersonal skills, as well as business and professional skills. The intersection of the Self, Others and Business learning streams offered by The LLC Academy enables candidates to find their sweet spots.” 

“From our extensive experience in people development, we at The LLC Academy know that happy, fulfilled employees are productive employees,” says Thornhill. “Equipping your people with a toolbox of intrapersonal skills can only lead to an effective, engaged workforce that will take your business to the next level.” 

Are you interested in the holistic development of your employees? Do you see the value in a workforce that is resilient, self-aware, and focused on the best possible outcomes for your business? Speak to The LLC Academy about our skills development programmes, all of which cater for many of the sub-objectives of the skills development element of the B-BBEE scorecard.  

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