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Our purpose is to awaken human potential by creating and facilitating learning environments wherein true nature informs and guides the awakening experience, and by sharing information, materials and insights which can help transform your life. Written materials, discussion, self inquiry, body/mind awareness, lecture, dialogue, group process, meditation, field work, observation, experiential exercises and inspirational and Spiritually challenging film, are used to facilitate this process.

Donald Gordon Carty in the News; "What a man can be, he must be," said psychologist Abraham Maslow. Yet the average person is "a full human being with dampened and inhibited powers and capacities." To become self-actualized, Maslow said, we need two things: inner exploration and action. Donald Gordon Carty, 55, spent three decades.... read more 

         In the News

The awaken Forums has several ways to assist you on your journey.

Personal Coaching

"Donald radiates love and compassion, yet he is also very realistic about the present. He is able to see things from many perspectives AND cut through the B.S. By talking with them, he gets others to see THEIR strengths and recognize the real issue(s). I often ask myself, 'What would Donald do/think/see in this situation?'" - Pauline S., Winnipeg, Canada

You actually know more about life than you may think. Just as a caterpillar instinctively knows how to become a butterfly, we humans have much knowledge about our own personal transformation process.

The difference is that we have the free will to make choices which a caterpillar never has to face. The multitude of choices which we face on a daily basis can become overwhelming.

At awaken our job as your personal coach is to help you learn to make better choices so that you can evolve toward your full potential and experience a more satisfying life. To serve as a catalyst to help you discover patterns, recognize strengths, and access the information you need to live the kind of life you want to live both personally and professionally.

You’ve heard the saying, if you don’t like the results you are getting, then change the behavior that produces those results. A key to awaken’s personal coaching program is understanding what barriers, perceptions and behaviors are holding you back. In addition, understanding your life purpose and developing a strategy to obtain the success you desire is vital.

We use the steps of a Three-Step Coaching Model;

  • First, we discover exactly "who" you are as opposed to "what" you do. This involves investigating values, needs, standards, beliefs, boundaries, integrity, talents, qualities, strengths, weaknesses, views, spirit, and other related topics.
  • Second, we clarify what you want. Clients usually have some ideas about what they want from life, but often those are not clear ideas based on who the client is. It is during this step that we set goals which are specific and personal.
  • Third, I empower you to reach the goals. This involves experimenting, making shifts, selecting strategies, putting support structures in place, giving encouragement, motivating, making distinctions, and evolving.

The coaching partnership is negotiated on a month to month basis — Some prefer to engage for one month only, while others continue on a longer-term basis.

The monthly agreement includes four sessions of approximately one hour (in-person or via telephone), with unlimited e-mail contact in between. The process includes emailed or faxed fieldwork to the level you desire.

If having your own personal coach sounds appealing, then take the tour of this site and check out specific topics.

Personal Coaching

Seminars & Speaking Programs

"Those who are touched by an inspirational idea and allow it to take charge and dominate their thoughts find new vistas open to them. The illuminating effect of Donald Gordon Carty’s awaken contains a catalyst that has motivated and guided men and women throughout the ages, and can serve as a source of inspiration as you listen, contemplate and experience. The cumulative effect represents the words and experience of poets, prophets, writers, and gurus who express one common knowing, that being that "all things are One."  K.C Atlanta GA, USA

People take many different paths to find their inner selves. Some go to workshops, others read books, and some are searching for more than a book or workshop can give them.

They are searching for an experience that will enlighten their soul and start them on their path.

Your experience at an awaken seminar, or public speaking program will revolutionize your life forever.

Some program themes...

  • Beliefs
  • Communication
  • Personal transformation
  • Change
  • Creativity
  • Inspiration
  • Substance and process addiction

We all strive to improve ourselves personally and professionally every day. We try to find ways to tap into our hidden potential, break through barriers related to old patterns of behaving and thinking and struggle to get past the challenges of relationships at work and at home.

We have the answers we are seeking already inside but at times we just need an outside influence to help us identify what we truly want.

Awaken's seminars and speaking programs will give you the tools to help you find the answers you are seeking. The majority of the content focuses on attitudes, behaviors and breaking old patterns of thoughts so we can see new and different results in our lives.

Every step of the way you have the power of choice; you have the power to change and you have the power to transform.

Some reasons and benefits;

  • You get a master keynote expert who has decades of in-depth, hands-on experience with international groups and people of all walks of life.
  • We understand what it takes to keep your people engaged.
  • You get an expert who brings a fresh perspective to age-old wisdom combined with cutting edge science.
  • You will release beliefs that do not support who you are becoming giving you a new outlook on life that will energize you to be as effective as you can be while enjoying peace of mind.

The talks can range from 15-60 minutes. Need a speaker for  your next event, meeting or conference take a tour of this site.

Seminars & Speaking Programs

Workshops, Customized Courses

It was unanimous – the course had changed the lives of everyone who took part, for the better”, Brunswick News June 2009

"I know this letter is long over due but I was determined to let you know how much we at Broward Community College, appreciated your expertise in facilitating your workshop. Your excellent skills in group facilitation created an atmosphere where the students and faculty felt comfortable in expressing their personal experiences. As a result of the success of the initial workshop, we are planning more sessions. Until then, I would like to again say "THANK YOU" and keep up the good work!!" - Donald Cleveland, Hollywood, Florida

The awaken Cinema circle workshops and courses are not  lectures, motivational technique, or therapy. They are a transformative learning experiences that gives participants an awareness of the basic structures in which they know, think, and act in the world.

From that awareness comes a fundamental shift that leaves them more fully in accord with their own possibilities and those of others. This shift is the single most powerful attribute of the awaken Cinema circle and Awaken’s other programs.

Participants find themselves able to think and act beyond existing views and limits in their personal and professional lives, relationships, and wider communities of interest.

The course can be taken as a customized series or as a single workshop event;

  • Awaken your sense of joy and wonder!
  • Inspire love and compassion!
  • Evoke a deeper sense of connection with the universe around you!
  • Learn to question negative beliefs about yourself and rediscover your strengths.
  • Generate ideas within the group about how information gained may help us to think, feel, or behave differently.
  • Develop inner strength as you recall forgotten and discounted inner resources and become aware of the right opportunity for those resources to be applied.
  • Gain awareness of your deeper layers of consciousness to help you move toward new perspectives or behavior as well as healing and integration of the total self.
  • Explore individual responsibility; that we are responsible for our lives and our actions and for everything that goes on around us.

The awaken Cinema circle is conducted in a casual environment with 4-12 people and will provide a unique educational experience for adults, combining uplifting and sometimes spiritually challenging films with theory, personal experience, self-reflection, experiential learning activities, field work, exercises, and group discussion.

If you are interested in hosting an awaken event, take a tour of this site.

Workshops and Courses

Resources and Podcasts

"We are a non-profit status serving as outreach mission and Spiritual consultation. We believe this Institute can inspire our interest in furthering our helping others by adding on the tools of Spiritual Coaching"  Ministers L. & P. Morgan - USA

"I am thrilled every time I visit the Personal development Institute website and I am excited learn more" Mohmood Ajmal - Pakistan

"The Personal Development Institute is an asset for people development - it gives encouragement and words of wisdom" Sultan - UAE

"The Personal Development Institute website is an amazing website that I should continually be checking up on!" Stephen Nyaku – Japan

"I thank God greatly for the great work He is doing through you, and I thank you also for your sharing of this knowledge through the Personal Development Institute." Ejiroghene Sienakediohwo - Lagos, Nigeria

These FREE resources will provide invaluable feedback about you and where you are starting your personal development journey.

Some of the free resources....

  • Free Personality Profile is often our starting point for Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Free Personal Potential Assessment will help you identify your natural motivations, interests and talents for work.
  • Build Your Free Mission Statement and start building your path to personal development.
  • Learn to set Your Goals with the Free "Achieve Your Goals" eWorkbook and  put the purpose and practice of setting goals into perspective.

Take the tour!

Search and Discover

Podcasts /Lectures

Henry David Thoreau once wrote, "it is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women."

Through the words of this collection of lectures you are about to enter an "uncommon school," one designed to provide you with valuable information that will fill a large gap in your life and your instructors are, without question, the greatest faculty ever assembled to teach the subject of success and how to achieve it.

Napoleon Hill, Dorothea Brande, Charles F. Haanel, Wallace D. Wattles, Genevieve Behrend, Thomas Troward, James Allen, Russell H. Conwell, William W. Atkinson, Theron Q. Dumont, Ernest Holmes, Mildred Mann, Kahlil Gibran, Marcus Aurelius, -these are only some of the brilliant minds who have been gathered together to counsel and teach and guide you. 

At "Success Live",  you will be presented with a myriad of success ideas, suggestions and concepts.

Give it a Listen!

Free Podcast/Lectures

"With the realization of ones own potential and self-confidence in ones ability, one can build a better world. According to my own experience, self-confidence is very important. That sort of confidence is not a blind one; it is an awareness of ones own potential. On that basis, human beings can transform themselves by increasing the good qualities and reducing the negative qualities."-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from 'The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom'

You will have heard many times that "you can change your life by changing your thoughts and your mental habits," but have you ever stopped to consider what this means? The awaken Human Potential and Transformation Forums will help to  identify some of the most useful ideas specifically devoted to personal transformation and personal potential.

At the awaken Forums we see a growing global community manifesting true nature. We believe humanity is awakening to its greatest potentials and that our dreams and aspirations for peaceful co-existence will become our reality. We are committed to this awakening and its manifestation in the physical world. This vision also includes responsible stewardship of the planets resources and the peaceful co-habitation of all life forms.

At awaken Forums we  value being truthful, model authenticity, create relationships and environments that are safe and support the unfolding of our essential nature. We also value the interrelated-ness of all life on the planet and willingly contribute to its vitality and preservation.

 Donald Gordon Carty, Personal Developement Institute, awaken - dare to envision, believe and create, awaken Forums, awaken Cinema circle 

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