The Napoleon Hill Foundation Caribbean cruise for Leader Certification training was held on the Celebrity Summit from November 14-21, 2015. I had the pleasure of addressing the class and spending a week with old and new friends of the Foundation.
There were several Napoleon Hill Foundation royalty as I call them on the trip including Dr JB Hill, grandson of Napoleon Hill and James Oleson, President of the Foundation.
Along with them were Judy Williamson, Education Director of the Foundation and Uriel (Chino) Martinez and Alan Chen, Judy's assistants at The Napoleon Hill Foundation World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumet campus.. All of them are amazing friends of mine and I was blessed to spend lots of time with them.
Judy Williamson asked me to address the class on one of the training days and promoted my book Adversity To Advantage. I brought 12 copies with me on the trip and sold them all, with requests for more copies to be signed and shipped when I got home.
Above: My wife, Kim Cunningham and I with the Foundation President James Oleson
The ship Captain, Kate McCue, is the first American Captain of a cruise ship and the 5th ship Captain in the world. She spoke to the group one day and I got to ask her what her favorite book was. She said it was The Secret. That got everyone in the class excited because we all knew that the book is based almost entirely on Think and Grow Rich, one of the top 10 bestselling non-fiction books of all time. Judy Williamson gave her a copy of the book and Captain McCue said she would read it.
We were blessed to have a group picture taken with her (above).
Above is another group picture that was taken on one of the formal dinner days. My beautiful wife, Kim Cunningham is standing to my left in the picture. One of the advantages of being short is that we always get to stand in front in group pictures.
In the front of the above picture is one of the most accomplished students I have ever met, David Ibarra. David is the President and Founder of eLeaderTech, IBG Inc and David Ibarra Enterprises. He paid for 9 of his employees to attend the Leader Certification and all his employees are required to complete the Foundation's online learning course within a year of being hired.
Loretta Levin, pictured above, is one of my favorite Certified Instructors. She exemplifies a Positive Mental Attitude in everything she does. Her and her husband, Dr Stephen Levin, operate Levin Eye Care Center in Whiting, Indiana.
I had the pleasure of meeting their son Dan on the trip. He was there studying to become a Certified Instructor.
Pictured above with me is Satish Verma, the Foundation licensee for Canada. His business operates under the name of Think and Grow Rich Institute.
There are many more pictures taken of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Caribbean cruise by Alan Chen and students of the class. They will be posted shortly and I will update this page with the new ones.