Ever since my very first days as a teacher of mathematics and science in secondary school, I felt and believed there was something missing in the education mix. There had to be a better way to teach and learn. Some students were ‘slipping through the cracks’ and missing out on opportunities simply because the teaching regimen and rationale of the education system at the time was not catering to their needs. In his book, The Element How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Sir Ken Robinson captures the simplicity of that need for an alternative “…we are born with tremendous natural capacities, and that we lose touch with many of them as we spend more time in the world. Ironically, one of the main reasons this happens is education. The result is that too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don’t know what they’re capable of achieving”. After almost a whole professional lifetime in both indoor and outdoor education and driven by a conviction that there was a better way, an educational platform, CDN21 Pty Ltd was created and the foundation of an alternative approach to succeeding in life set down in the 2017 publication of Decisions, Decisions! How to Make the Right One Every Time. Your Decisions Count is the next step in offering all a reassuring passage to a more satisfying personal life, a more collaborative community life and a more sustainable planetary life.
I have been involved in education in various ways throughout my adult life, first in New Zealand and later in Australia.
I have taught in early education and primary and secondary schools.
From the very first day in the classroom, I realised that children are not all going to benefit in the same way from the instruction. They have different abilities, attributes and come from different backgrounds. It was the beginning of a life-long journey as I searched for an area I could really make a difference and help children learn.
In working with Steve, I have finally gained access to a universal decision making framework (the E.C.R.O.M. Model) which has provided clarity and understanding about our decision making process and how we relate to others and therefore our learning. I feel this is so valuable as we are all confronted with decision making throughout our life’s journey.
Where Differences Unite and Similarities Galvanise
In any team, however big, however small, there will be differences amongst its members: There could be differences in values, differences in physicality, differences in how challenges and objectives are addressed or all in any combination.
At Your Decisions Count, we believe in the power of individual differences to align efforts and reap the benefits of even better results in our collective endeavours.
With close to a century of combined professional, educational practice and personal family experience, we are well positioned to deliver to our clients the very highest quality in practical, educational solutions.
With this in mind, Your Decisions Count has been a double-lifetime in the making … and it is not done yet because, by its very nature and reason for being, it remains not just a work in progress: It represents a dynamic approach to the needs of people, like yourselves, who have chosen to step up, take command and demand a better life for themselves, their families and their places of work
Warning: This could well be a road less travelled.
"Making decisions in life is something that we all do. Either your decisions are empowering you or disempowering you. The question is, which one are you choosing and are you ready to take your decision - making process to another level? Through Steve's unique insights you'll discover new ways of being, having and doing. There isn't anyone else who can articulate an idea and concept like Steve Coleman. Study his principles and your life will never be the same again."
John Spender - Author, Speaker and Coach
"I met Steve when participating in a coaching course back in 2011. Steve is an amazing listener with such a calming spirit and he makes you feel so relaxed that a conversation can just flow. With his wealth of knowledge, he is there to guide you through any situation. It is a pleasure to call Steve my friend and I would have no hesitation in recommending his latest book, “
Decisions, Decisions! How To Make The Right One Every Time."
"It’s a burning question that keeps us awake at night: Am I making the right decision? No one is better equipped to guide you on your decision-making journey than Steve, the Peter Pan of the twenty-first century. Steve brings his youthful optimism, intuition and wisdom to every situation and this book is no different. I know Steve both personally and professionally and I am confident that his methodical approach to decision making will guide you on your life journey and empower you to reach your potential. Steve once told me, “It will happen.” And, of course, it did."
Katrina Guazzo - B Education, B Journalism, James Cook University, Townsville. English and Film, Television and News Media Teacher, Ignatius Park College, Townsville, Australia
"I have had a lifetime of adventures with Steve in the mountains and in the bush, with no disasters. I would go anywhere with him and it is without hesitation that I say, Go with Steve in this book."
Peter Reimann - Professional Engineer (retired), Current Chairman of a Bush Restoration Group and ongoing Mountain Adventurer
"Steve Coleman always maintains a profound balance between logical and intuitive considerations when making decisions, both personally and professionally. Given Steve's balanced approach to 'mindful decision making' I would highly recommend this valuable resource of Decisions, Decisions! How To Make The Right One Every Time."