It is Troy’s belief that prison does not necessarily mean steel bars and razor wire. That we all have “prisons within ourselves”, prisons that are just as confining as the one that held him for 7.5 years. Prisoners to fears, addictions, depression, overeating, overworking, bad relationships- the list could go on and on. What does this have to do with HR? Only when we ourselves, as well as those we bring into our companies are “whole” personally can we all become better professionally.
It is also Troy’s belief that these internal prisons are the number one cause in lost productivity within our workforce. If people are worried about their relationships, their addictions, their fears, are they going to give you the best eight hours they possibly can? No, they’re going to be on the phone mending relationships, feeding addictions and being preoccupied with their fears.
His program encourages HR managers to be proactive in their work, not reactive. Reactive people let the environment dictate and protect them. He shows HR professionals how they can become better people, and what is truly important in their lives. Only then can they become the most they can be on the job. He also touches on diversity in the workforce- relating the importance of employing ex-convicts.
No flip charts and
statistics. Just a real life explanation on how they and those they employee
can escape their internal prisons using the same tools and methods he
used to escape his prison.