Are You Connected?

This past year has proven remarkable for Cooksey Connects. Following a Headquarters relocation to Houston, TX, business has exploded (in a good way)! In fact, my first engagements OUTSIDE THE FIFTY STATES have just been booked! To find out where they are, CLICK HERE.

As I continue to lead training workshops around the country, a growing number of people have been inquiring as to how they can Connect with me.  To make it easy, here are a few links:

Watch for even more updates coming over the next few weeks, including a NEW SECTION on Recommended Reads to keep your Success Library growing!

Remember, you cannot FORCE someone to follow you…but you can give them a REASON to call you a LEADER!

Unconscious Competence – A Lesson from Sesame Street

One of the topics I often lead for organizations is Teambuilding. During this class, we discuss the Four Stages of Learning, annotated here with my own descriptions (more detail here):

  1. Unconscious Incompetence (You don’t know what you don’t know)
  2. Conscious Incompetence (You KNOW what you don’t know)
  3. Conscious Competence (You know what you know)
  4. Unconscious Competence (You don’t even have to think about what you know…it’s automatic)

It’s funny to me how as a youngster, I was able to teach myself to read by watching Sesame Street. This morning, a friend of mine (@gggena) said she had this song stuck in her head, which I recognized from my past. When she sent the link and I again watched this classic tale unfold, I was reminded at just how deep the lessons can be learned from something disguised as “children’s programming”. Hmmm…Maybe everything I needed to know I really DID learn (before) Kindergarten!

Watch “Dear Henry’s” learning style evolve. Who is the “Liza” and “Henry” in your OWN organization?

Which one sounds more like you?

Connecting in Riverside, CA

This past week, I continued to CONNECT with people, leading classes of a Job Skills Boot Camp in Riverside, CA.  We covered stress management tips, resume tricks, and interviewing techniques for interviewees to help them stand out in this employers market.

How ready are YOU for unexpected change in your own career?  Will you land on your feet?  Stay connected by signing up on our website!  (It’s that fancy box on the left….and, it’s FREE!)

Cooksey Connects with SkillPath Seminars

Tulsa, OK- D. Scott Cooksey, Senior Consultant and Trainer at Cooksey Connects, has recently been certified as a Faculty Trainer with SkillPath Seminars, based in Mission, KS.

“Delivering services around the world, SkillPath Seminars is truly a global leader among corporate training firms. To be able to work with the people of SkillPath and work as a member of such a great team of professionals is truly an honor!”, said Cooksey. “The proven quality of exclusive resources, topics and track record of success is a perfect match for the level of quality training for which Cooksey Connects is known. I’m very excited to be part of this team, and look forward to working with their clients for a long time to come.”

Learn more about D. Scott Cooksey and Cooksey Connects at

Learn more about SkillPath Seminars at

Ultimate IT Guy selects Cooksey Connects as Training & Education Services Provider

Ultimate IT Guy, LLC has selected Cooksey Connects as its preferred, affiliate provider of training and education services to its rapidly expanding client base.

“With the confirmation from the Fair Trade Commission that municipalities are subject to the Red Flag Rules as outlined in the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003, it seemed natural for our firm to connect with an I.T. provider already involved in the compliance effort. The training deadline is rapidly approaching and many municipalities have found themselves behind the curve. That’s where we can help.” says Scott Cooksey, Owner of Cooksey Connects. “We are excited to have been chosen by Ultimate IT Guy as the provider for delivery of training and education services to their customers.”

FACT’s Red Flag Rules require municipalities to have in place policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new guidelines no later than November 1, 2008. This requirement is to help address important issues related to fraud and identity theft for services provided by Oklahoma municipalities.

“Properly designed and implemented information technology systems can be very effective in the effort to curb fraud and identity theft,” says Cleatus Davis, President of Ultimate IT Guy, LLC. “Proper training of the people who represent our municipal customers, however, is also a powerful front-line deterrent. Our company’s focus is on servicing Oklahoma’s municipalities. We felt the addition of a training affiliate to assist in this effort made perfect sense.”

Cooksey Connects is a leading provider of corporate training, messaging, and custom educational solutions for its clients. Learn more about the company at

Ultimate IT Guy, LLC provides leading information technology consulting, monitoring, and system solutions for businesses and rural municipalities in Oklahoma. Learn more at