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About Growing Personnel

The mission of Growing Personnel is to help businesses foster foundational personal growth within employees.


The skill set of an employee determines the work that they are capable of. The character of an employee determines what the quality of their work will be. The only thing that improves the character of a person is personal growth.

Many of our parents kept a record of our age and height on a door jamb inside of the house where we lived.  It was a fun way to mark our physical progress as we were growing up.  Most of us, though, would be hard-pressed to produce a personal growth chart if we were asked to.


Physical growth and personal growth, while having similarities, also differ significantly.  Physical growth happens automatically for the most part.  As long as we get the proper nourishment, plenty of rest and exercise, our bodies will grow.


Maybe that's why so many people never experience much personal growth in their lives.  They assume it happens automatically.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It takes a great deal of intentionality and deliberate exercise of our will to experience personal growth.

Why is personal growth so important?  Personal growth changes who we are.  Who we are is the foundation for what we do.


Unless you have a plan in place to help your employees increase their level of personal growth, we can safely assume that most of them will not pursue personal growth on their own.

About Justin T. Peterson

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

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Justin was born in French Equatorial Africa (now the Central African Republic), the youngest of six children born to missionary parents.  Justin recalls his mother placing inspirational messages around the house while he was growing up.  One that stood out to him was a quote from Richard S. Taylor’s book, The Disciplined Life, “The world is full of naturally brilliant people who never rise above mediocrity because they are not willing to make the sacrifice which superiority requires.”  That served to inspire Justin to begin a lifelong quest to see how far he could grow. 


Justin's career has consisted mainly of management positions in the hospitality and financial services industries.  His passion is helping people grow so they can realize their potential and knows that before you can “accomplish,” you have to “become.”  Justin believes that what we do is based on the foundation of who we are.  His observation that personal growth has been neglected in the workplace led him to write Thinking at the Speed of Life, a course to help employees understand and develop foundational personal growth.  He founded Growing Personnel to help businesses foster personal growth within their employees.  


Justin is a certified John C. Maxwell Coach/ Trainer/ Teacher and Speaker. 

"There are significant problems that need solving at all levels of society, from the basic family unit up to international corporations and the governments of nations.  The world is crying out for people who are experiencing personal growth in their lives.  The world needs people who can provide solutions but you cannot give what you do not possess. I'm challenging all of us to see how far we can grow." -Justin T. Peterson


Get in touch today to see how your business can benefit from his help. 

About Our Products

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Workbook Based Course for Businesses

Thinking at the Speed of Life is an eight-week course to help employees understand and develop foundational personal growth.  The course is offered in a workbook format.


 Week One


     Thoughts and Actions

     The Process of Personal Growth

     Making the Unconscious, Conscious

     Exercise: The Personal Growth Self-Assessment

Week Two

     Key Concepts of Personal Growth

     Exercise 1: Weakness/Strength Progress check

     Exercise 2: Weakness Identification

Week Three

     Personal Accountability

     Exercise 1: Stimulus/Response Gap Recognition

     Exercise 2: Weakness Challenge

Week Four


     Exercise: Learning Model Timeline

Week Five

     Conscious / Subconscious Mind

     Exercise: Examining Your Paradigms

Week Six

     Thoughts and Health

     Exercise: Personal Health Assessment

Week Seven

     The Right Frame of Mind

     Exercise 1: Abundance or Scarcity Mindset?

     Exercise 2: Learner Path or Judger Path?

Week Eight

     Reflect and Plan

     Exercise 1: Retake Personal Growth Self-Assessment

     Exercise 2: Rechart Current Strength/Weakness Position



     Please contact Growing Personnel for current pricing.

     Cell: (760) 495-2167



"Until you make the unconscious, conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." -Carl Jung
"Success in life doesn't happen by chance, it happens by change." -Jim Rohn
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TEL (760) 495-2167

Thought-Based Approach

Who we are is the foundation for what we do.

Are you giving all you can?

Are you working up to your potential?

Do you have a daily plan to strengthen any weaknesses in character that you have?

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