Bula is a Fiji term analogous to “aloha” in Hawaiian meaning both hello and goodbye. It also means “life” and carries with it the connotation that life is good. I’m not from Fiji. I’ve never been to Fiji, but I’d love to visit it someday. Fact is, I came across this word when I was in my 20s and fell in love with it so I began to use it as the salutation on internal memos to my staff. I had to explain it the first time I used it, but once was enough. It’s a memorable word.
Network is all about people. They make a difference. YOU make the difference. The power is in the collective – some of us, many of us, all of us – working together.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Having someone do certain things for you is like getting someone to chew your food for you. It might be easier to swallow but it loses all its flavor…And you want the flavor!”
- Ze Frank
I don’t want to chew it for you, but I do want to help you figure out a better and faster way to savor the flavors.
Randy Cantrell started Bula Network, LLC to help CEOs, city government leaders, business owners, executives, and leaders grow, improve and transform.
I’m an operator, a practitioner. I’m not a pundit. As for being a thought leader, I am. I lead my own thoughts, but you’re in charge of your own. I’ve got my hands full.
The work isn’t about telling you what to do, or what you should do. It’s about helping you achieve what you most want. Mostly, it’s about helping you figure out what you most want and how to move forward toward your goals. It’s about helping clients have high impact influence because that’s where we’re all able to make a difference in serving others.
The bottom line is I don’t just talk about leadership and higher human performance, I pursue it. I’m highly motivated to learn from you because I know what I know and that’s severely limiting. The more I learn from others, the more I grow, improve, and transform. Lifelong curiosity is a blessing.
Business, organization, leadership, life – I serve individuals, companies, organizations, and teams.
For business owners and executives, it’s all about hitting the trifecta of successful business building:
a) getting new customers,
b) serving existing customers better and
c) not going crazy in the process.
For city government leaders, it’s all about building a career and culture that fosters higher human performance.
All the work is about INFLUENCE. No matter the context, it’s about learning, understanding, improvement, and growth! It’s leadership. We lead people (including ourselves). We manage the work.
Private, Confidential & Personal Coaching
This work is just you and me. One on one. It’s online via Zoom. Every engagement is tailored to fit the client’s needs. Call me at (214) 682-2467 and we’ll talk. Mostly I’ll listen and ask questions. We’ll figure out if what I do, how I do it, and who I am, fit your needs.
If you’re looking for somebody who thinks they’ve got all the answers, I’m not your guy. It’s your life and your organization. You likely already have the answers, even if they’re buried underneath all the stuff that makes up your daily grind. Questions provoke deeper insights. This is about YOU and your higher human performance. My role is to help you speed up the process so growth, improvement, and transformation can happen. Effective coaching is a judgment-free zone focused on confidentiality, respect, understanding, and helping clients figure out for themselves how to achieve more.
Bula Network is about one singular pursuit – high impact influence! Specifically, it’s about YOUR impact. But it’s also about the higher performance of your team, group, or organization. The main objective is to help you create and maintain a high-performing career for maximum influence.
This is the progression of the work. The foundation is humility, without which no progress is made. The “smartest guy in the room” can’t improve or grow because he already has all the answers. He lacks curiosity, which stymies his ability to gain more knowledge…which, in turn, restricts understanding. That’s why he enters the room without any compassion. Such folks – men or women – fail to perform at the high levels possible. The good news is people who lack humility don’t call me! 😉 The bad news is, all of us have to continue to work on the foundation of our progress, our own humility.
Connect With Me
- Connect with me on Twitter (@RandyCantrell)
- Check out the Bula Network Facebook page
- Connect with me on Linkedin
- 24/7/365 Voicemail: (214) 736-4406
NOTE: All coaching is confidential. Stories include fictionalized accounts of real-world incidents in order to maintain the security of confidential engagements.