Living under a name that translates to “fierce warrior” in Hungarian can send many messages to a young girl transitioning from a host of divergent cultures throughout her life. For Ildi, it meant that success best happens when it is not built alone. Through a fierce and colorful past that began in South Africa, followed by part of her life in Hungary and then tiny Socorro, New Mexico, Ildi’s greatest philosophies were to listen to your gut, build a culture you believe in, and maintain a posture that promotes further enrichment. She now translates those life lessons into her Tribal Abundance™ program, where the concept of collaboration and connection is taught as a framework for ensuring success through interpersonal networks. She designed the program herself, basing the concepts on the anthropological research of Colin Turnbull, who studied two very different tribes and how their approaches to abundance and scarcity resulted in two very different mindsets, usage of resources, and consequences. Not only does Ildi live by the tenets of paying it forward, but she has proven it to be a legitimate principle through a community network that has repaid her with rewarding civic and volunteer connections. Ildi is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) as well as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). She is the recipient of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Award of Excellence for instructional design, and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies from the University of New Mexico. Ildi’s gift back to the community is realized through several volunteer activities, including board positions and committee involvement on the New Mexico chapter of the International Coach Federation, and Polka Dot Powerhouse. When not coaching or consulting, she balances her life by spending time with her matched little sister, Kathleen, from Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also enjoys digging in her garden and enjoying life from her backyard patio, or going for walks with her husband, tending to two rescue dogs that watch her every move, and a wayward cat that lives on her front porch.
Genre: Self Development / Successful Living
Have you ever felt powerless and alone? It happens throughout life but when those moments happen at work it’s really difficult to know how to act or what to think. Sometimes it feels like betrayal or as though a great injustice has been done to us.
It’s how we respond to those moments that determines the path of our life journey. They help shape us into the person we are today.
My journey led me to Tribal Abundance® and it’s a journey I’d like to share with you. The experiences I had shaped and molded me and out of this came the Tribal Abundance philosophy. It led me to a place where the philosophy of Tribal Abundance has been my North Star, my compass. Coming from a place of Tribal Abundance has helped me to navigate the uncertain waters of life with optimism and a sense of joy.
The heart of Tribal Abundance® is about finding your tribe and working as a tribe and having an abundance mindset rather than a scarcity mindset.
Finding your tribe is powerful; so many people feel disconnected from others, they feel like outsiders, like they don’t belong. And I’ve also experienced many women who are competitive, who move towards shutting others out, who want to be on top, who feel as though they have to trample on a lot of other women to get ahead.
The true heart of Tribal Abundance is connecting, supporting, collaborating and not competing. The tribal piece and the abundance piece are closely intertwined and almost inseparable. Being able to be a supportive and collaborative member of a tribe comes from having an abundance mindset and not from a fear-based place of scarcity.
And having that abundance mindset, the perspective that there IS enough for everyone and there is no need to greedily grasp at things, afraid there isn’t enough, but rather you can have an open heart and mind trusting that there is no lack. Living in this mindset draws you to your tribe and attracts like-minded people to you…
In this book, I want to give you the tools and perspective to shift towards living a life of Tribal Abundance. Whether you’re dissatisfied with your current employment or not living your life to its full potential, embracing Tribal Abundance will help you surround yourself with like-minded people, your tribe. And your tribe can provide you with the support and collaboration that you need to live life to its fullest and achieve your goals.