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IMBAR: The Pathway of Transformation

Design Your Destiny

by Mark Thienes and Brian Brockhoff

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2016
Pages: 304
ISBN-10: 1627340734
ISBN-13: 9781627340731
Categories: Business Management & AdministrationBusiness & EconomicsPsychology


Mark Thienes and Brian Brockhoff discovered the pathway of transformation called IMBAR. Whether in your professional career, organization, personal life or any specific situation, leveraging your IDENTITY gives you the tremendous power to intentionally produce whatever RESULTS you desire.

Our IDENTITY creates our MINDSET, BEHAVIOR, and ACTIONS culminating in our RESULTS...thus IMBAR!

Here is an excerpt from a lecture given by Mark, where he describes IMBAR:

"We are all wired for greatness. We are wired to achieve extraordinary things. The hardware is already installed in each of us. More than 90 percent of humans just let their lives play out. What happens just happens, and what will be will be. Somehow, the other 10 percent got a different user's manual, and it says that we are totally in control of who we are. We choose our Identity. We design our destiny. It is simply our choice, not a birthmark or a birthright. Those of us who fi nd out later in life that who we have been up until now is not who we have to be going forward, are energized and empowered. We can be more than our past. We can literally change who we are today. Our future is ours, every moment of it. We control our Identity, and we control our Mindset. Combined, our Identity and Mindset create our performance. We control the amount of success in our lives. Knowing this, believing this, leveraging this, we can literally design our future and, therefore, design our destiny. This is the power of IMBAR."

About the Author

Mark Thienes' identity as a "results driven, developer of people who lives every day as a servant leader" drives his passion for helping leaders achieve their greatest potential. His experiential journey encompasses over thirty-five years of success as an industry-leading executive and has resulted in two books, Gapology: How Winning Leaders Close Performance Gaps and IMBAR: The Pathway of Transformation.

In his first book, Gapology, Mark proudly refers to himself as “the original Gapologist.” Through his research for the book and subsequent coaching sessions, he has transformed the leadership of literally thousands of winning leaders. Mark has gained incredible insight into their secrets of winning. Gapology—the formula of closing the Knowledge Gap, then the Importance Gap, and then the Action Gap—resulted from listening to and observing winning leaders in action.

This curiosity about winning leaders and the chronicling of their wins and losses led him to the discovery of the IMBAR pathway and the connection between personal and professional Identity and Results.

Brian Brockhoff has led and mentored teams of diverse business leaders for over thirty years and is responsible for the creation and design of numerous skill-development programs. He also designed and coauthored Gapology: How Winning Leaders Close Performance Gaps and IMBAR: The Pathway of Transformation with Mark Thienes, as well as a book of weekly inspirations based on the principles described in Gapology entitled, Gapology Inspirations.

Listen to Mark and Brian discuss the power of Gapology and IMBAR on their weekly podcast series, “Gapology Radio”, found on your favorite podcast platform. (iTunes/Spotify/Google Play). Also follow them on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).